Netgear is one of the best brands that manufacture top-notch quality networking devices with cutting-edge technology. Netgear EX6110 WiFi range extender is one such product by Netgear.
Facing issues with Netgear WiFi range extenders is not new. Every technical device is prone to issues and so is the case with Netgear wireless range extenders. A user reported about connection issue between the extender and host router. The extender connects to the router for not more than 1 second when connecting using WPS. This blog post will help you provide a workaround on this specific issue so that you can connect the devices and complete the setup of the extender.
Netgear EX6110 Won’t Connect to Router: Fixed
WiFi range extenders effectively widen the network coverage of the WiFi routers. Once you connect the WiFi extender to the main router, it takes in the signals and retransmits it further thereby expanding the network coverage of the router.
If you are connecting the devices but the connection is not stable then use these fixes:
1. Use Web Interface for Connection
You can connect the Netgear EX6110 extender to the main router using the WPS method and manual method. If you are using the WPS method to make the connection but the connection is unstable then you should use the web interface method now.
In this method, place the devices closer to each other and then power them up. After that, connect the computer to the extender’s network and use mywifiext.net or IP 192.168.1.250 to go to the Netgear EX6110 setup page. Thereafter, follow the instructions and complete the setup. The Netgear wireless range extender and host router will connect to each other while you are executing the instructions and using the router’s details.
2. Prefer a LAN Connection
As per the user, the connection is not stable for more than one second. That means the devices connect and then disconnect. It is suggested to go for a wired connection rather than using a wireless mode to connect Netgear EX6110 to the router.
This is because the wired connections are always reliable. Hence, make use of a LAN cable now and join the LAN port of the main router to the Internet port of the extender. Be vigilant while using the ports. Make sure that you are using the right ports as mentioned.
Ensure to use CAT6 cable and see to it that the connection is firm and nowhere near loose. If you take care of all the tips given here, the connection between the extender and router won’t be unstable.
3. Update the Router
Your router may be in need of firmware updates. If you haven’t upgraded the router’s firmware and the router is running on an outdated firmware version, then its performance degrades. This could be the reason why the connection between it and the extender is not good.
Go ahead and check for updates for your router now. If there are updates pending to be done, then don’t wait for even a second and get the router updated immediately.
Connect the Netgear WiFi extender to the main router once the router updates.
4. Ensure Minimum Interference
Are there other networking devices close to the Netgear extender? Or maybe you have placed it near any home appliance like a Microwave oven. If this is the case, then it is time, you move the extender away from such devices in your home. In case you are connecting the extender and router wirelessly, then such devices can interfere with the WiFi signals.
Relocate the extender to a place that is in an open area but within the range of the main router and then see if the issue persists.
5. Power Cycle the Network
You should power cycle your network if the connection between the Netgear EX6110 extender and the main router is not getting established for more time. To power cycle the network, power off the extender and the main router and disconnect their power cables. After some time, plug in the devices and power them on again.
Try connecting the devices now and execute the Netgear EX6110 setup without WPS.
If you cannot connect your Netgear EX6110 extender to the main router and the connection is unstable then using the fixes in this blog post will help you remove the obstacle. In case the issue still exists then resetting the extender is suggested. After resetting, you should connect the devices and complete the setup of your Netgear wireless range extender. Once you have configured your extender, you can easily connect the devices to its WiFi and enjoy the extended network.