How to Setup Your Netgear WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 Wi-Fi Range Extender


Netgear extenders offer unmatched performance for internet access on various WiFi devices. But to get started with enjoying streaming, surfing, and gaming, all you need to do is to first set up your WiFi range extender. Below you will find step-by-step information on how to setup Netgear WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 extender.

Quick Tip: Though here we’re going to explain the steps for WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 configuration, you can however use the guide for any extender model you have like for Netgear EX2700 setup or EX6100 Setup.

Steps to Setup Netgear WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 Range Extender

  • Power up your extender and let the power LED on your device turn green.
  • Make sure your extender is placed in the same room as your home WiFi router.
  • Now connect the extender to the router, either wirelessly by Netgear_ext SSID or with the help of an Ethernet cable.
  • Start your computer or laptop and open an internet browser.
  • As soon as you launch the web browser, you will be directed to the Netgear Genie Setup guide.
  • If not, you can type in the URL bar of your internet browser to access the WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 extender setup page.
  • If you are using a MAC or an iOS device to get the setup job done, you are advised to use mywifiext.local as the default web address.
  • Then, Genie will look for existing WiFi networks. When you see a list of available WiFi networks, choose your existing WiFi network from the list appeared and click Continue.
  • If your wireless network is password-protected, you will be asked to enter the password.
  • So, enter the password of your WiFi network and proceed further by clicking Next.


If you can’t see the name of your WiFi network in the list appeared, consider moving your extender close to your home WiFi router.

  • Once done, you will be asked to select the band supported by your router. So, if your WiFi router supports 5 GHz, you are suggested to select it and hit Continue.
  • If only 2.4 GHz band is supported by your router, select the option saying “My router does not support 5 GHz band”.
  • Once your WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 extender finds the connection with your home router, you will be prompted to change your extender’s WiFi settings.
  • Just in case you don’t want to make any changes to the settings of your extender, click Continue to complete the WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 WiFi extender setup process.
  • A notification will appear to confirm that your extender is now successfully configured.
  • Hitting the Finish option will end the process.

This way you can complete the setup of your WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 Netgear WiFi range extender.

Though setting up an extender is easy, some users get stuck with it. If you are also facing issues while setting up your Netgear WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 WiFi range extender, here are some tips you can use to make your WiFi device up and running.

Tips to Consider While Doing WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 Extender Setup

  • Make sure you have connected the extender to your home router in an accurate manner.
  • Use an updated web browser to get Netgear extender setup success. Use of outdated web browser can create issues.
  • Keep both the extender and router closer to each other, however far from devices that could cause WiFi interference like Bluetooth speakers, baby monitors, refrigerators, microwaves, aluminum studs, etc.

If still you can’t complete the setup process for your WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 extender, then perhaps you need to do some troubleshooting for making things happen. Read on.

Troubleshoot Netgear Extender Setup WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 Issues

  1. Power cycle your extender and router. Perhaps, there is some glitch with their connectivity and power supply.
  2. Make sure you have not made any typos while typing the default web address
  3. Try the Netgear default IP to get the setup process done.
  4. Temporarily disable ad-blocking software or firewall applications. Probably the working of such applications would be stopping you from completing the extender setup.

This is how you can get success with Netgear WN3500RP/WN2500RPv2 WiFi range extender setup. In case of any further assistance, consider contacting our technical experts for instant help.