Why My Phone Failed to Connect to Netgear WiFi Extender?

My Phone Failed to Connect to Netgear WiFi Extender

If your phone is reluctant to connect to your WiFi extender then giving this blog post a thorough read is going to help you out. The post comprises top solutions to resolve the WiFi connectivity between a phone and the Netgear WiFi range extender. Go on and read further.

What to Do When Phone Can’t Connect to Netgear WiFi Extender?

First things first, we suggest you confirm if other devices can connect to the WiFi extender or not. Let’s say you have a Netgear WiFi extender setup done. Try to connect your computer or laptop to its WiFi network. If other devices can connect but not the phone then you should make use of the remedies provided below.

1. Reboot the Phone

Fix any temporary glitch by rebooting the phone.


  • Push the side button and hold it.
  • You will see the slider appear on the screen.
  • Drag the slider to reboot the iPhone.
  • The phone boots back automatically after about 30 seconds.


  • Press the Home button.
  • Hold the button until the power off menu shows.
  • Select the option reboot.
  • The phone will turn off and on.

Try joining the WiFi extender’s network by selecting the right SSID and inserting the correct WiFi password.

2. Turn Airplane Mode Off & On

Turn Airplane Mode Off & On


  • Open Settings.
  • Tap Network & internet.
  • Turn Airplane mode on.
  • Turn it off after 10 seconds.

Alternatively, drag the screen from the top, tap the Airplane icon to turn on the mode and tap again to turn it off.


  • Open the Control Center by dragging the screen from the top.
  • Tap on the Airplane icon. This turns on the mode.
  • Tap it again after 10 to 15 seconds.

You should be able to connect your phone to the desired WiFi network now.

3. Check Access Control on Netgear Extender

This feature on your Netgear extender restricts certain devices from connecting to the network. Maybe your phone is added to the list of devices that cannot access the internet from the extender. Go ahead and verify the same and remove the phone from the list. To check the access control, do this:

  • Log in to your Netgear extender using mywifiext.net.
  • Select Settings > Connected Devices.
  • In the table under the Enable Access Control option, check if your phone is listed.
  • Uncheck the box next to your phone by clicking on it.
  • Save the settings.

4. Set Static IP on the Phone

Perhaps your phone has trouble getting an IP address from the WiFi extender. It is suggested to set static IP on your phone within the extender’s subnet. Use these steps now:

  • Tap the Settings icon on your phone.
  • Select Connections > WiFi.
  • Tap on the gear icon.
  • Choose IP Settings > Static.
  • Type the static IP from the extender.
  • Tap Save.

In the End

This is all about what you should do if your phone can’t connect to WiFi extender. We expect that at least one solution from the above mentioned list helps you in resolving the problem. You should now be able to connect your phone to the desired WiFi network and enjoy seamless internet browsing.