Are you looking to extend the existing range of the Verizon Fios router in your home? Consider getting a Netgear WiFi range extender. Do you doubt if the Netgear WiFi range extender can be used with the Verizon Fios router? Well, the answer is a Yes! Both devices are compatible with each other. In this post, you will learn how to connect Netgear WiFi extender to Verizon Fios router. Let’s get started without any further delay!
Let’s Connect Netgear WiFi Extender to Verizon Fios Router
There are two scenarios here.
Case 1: One is that you are trying to connect a new Verizon Fios router to the WiFi extender that was connected to another router previously.
Case 2: The second one is that you want to connect a new Netgear WiFi extender with the existing Verizon router to extend its signals.
If it is the first case, then you should first reset your WiFi extender. Why because it still has the previous router’s settings configured on it. Now that you are going to connect it to the new Verizon Fios router, you should erase the previous settings from it. The extender must be running on the factory settings if you wish to set it up.
Hence, reset the Netgear extender and have the default factory settings restored on it. Once done, the rest steps are the same for case 1 and case 2.
Netgear WiFi Extender Setup with Verizon Router [Manual Method]
- Commence the process by placing the devices i.e. the WiFi range extender and the host router closer to each other.
- If any of the devices is on, consider turning it off first. This process help avoid any setup issues.
- With the help of an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN port of the Verizon router to the Internet port of the Netgear extender.
- Plug in the power cord of the router and power it up
- Next, plug in the extender and power it on. Ensure using the same sequence i.e. turning on the router first and then the extender.
- Connect your computer to the extender’s network now.
- Run a browser and you will be navigated directly to the Netgear extender setup page.
- If it does not open on its own, then type mywifiext.net or IP 192.168.1.250 in the URL bar of the browser to go to the setup page.
- Further, you will need to execute the instructions that you see on the screen.
This is all about how to connect Netgear WiFi extender to Verizon Fios router using the manual method. You can now shift the extender to a new location where you wish to extend the router’s WiFi. Connect the devices in your home to the extender’s WiFi using Netgear_ext SSID.
There’s an alternative way that you can use to make the connection between the devices.
Netgear Extender Setup with Verizon Fios [WPS Method]
- Netgear WiFi extender and the Verizon router should to be placed close to each other.
- Power on the devices now.
- Now, locate the WPS button on the Netgear extender. Push it gently upon locating it.
- In the same manner, push the WPS button on your Verizon router.
- Bear in mind that you need to press the WPS button on the second device within two minutes of doing it on the first device.
- Repeat the process if you want to extend both wireless bands of the router.
This way you can connect Netgear WiFi extender with the Verizon Fios router via the WPS buttons.
Do This Now!
After you have completed the connection between the devices, you can relocate the extender to a new location. Move it somewhere you are getting poor or no internet connection from your WiFi router. However, ensure that the extender sits within the range of the router so that it receives input signals properly. Try different locations and then decide the best one where you are getting the best possible signals from your WiFi extender.
Summing Things Up
This blog post helped you learn how to connect Netgear WiFi extender to Verizon Fios router. We provided you with the information about Netgear WiFi extender setup with router in two different ways, the manual method and the WPS button method.
The Netgear WiFi extender will now extend the Verizon router’s WiFi and eliminate WiFi dead spots in your home.