Netgear ex7000 Setup ex7000

Extenders are meant to increase the range and speed of the existing network. So, same is the case for EX7000. It provides dual band Wifi at speeds up to 1900 Mbps. It is best use for gaming and HD video streaming. You can connect any router either it is Netgear, Tplink or Linksys with the EX700. It works well with every router. There are two modes in which an extender can be used; one is by creating a Wifi hotspot by using a wired Ethernet connection and second is access point mode as a Wifi access point. You can connect your laptops, smart phones or any device with the extender from any corner of your home because it is able to remove the dead spots.

Firstly, you need to purchase an Extender from the market. When you purchase the one, the next step is to unpack your extender box. It contains the following things:

To find the best location for your extender, use the LEDs lights of the extender. The performance of the extender can also be determined by the LED lights. LED lights turn yellow for about a minute when extender is plugged and switched on. And the Device to Extender LED and the Link rate LEDs blink for about two minutes when WPS button is pressed.

How to attach the stand of the extender?

The stand needs to be attached if you want to place the extender in the vertical position. To attach the stand, follow the steps given:

How to attach the rubber feet?

You can attach the rubber feet by following the steps mentioned below if you want to place the extender in horizontal position:

How to properly attach antennas?

Antennas are required if you want to increase the performance. For this, the proper alignment of the antennas should be needed.

Description of the product label and what it contains:

The product label is important as it contains the serial number of the extender, MAC addresses of the radios, security PIN, login URL and other useful information.

To read what is on the product label:

When to use the Extender?

There are some dead zones in your home. Dead zone means the area where the connection of your existing network is so poor or there is no network at all. To remove these dead zones, extenders are used. It is advised by the Netgear Company to use the extenders when there is low or no connection of the existing network because the speed that comes from the original network is more than the network of the extender.

Working of the Extender:

It acts as a bridge or gateway between the Wifi device and Wifi router. The Wifi device is outside from the range of the router. The two main function of the extender is:

It acts as a Wifi device when connected to the main router or existing network of your home or small office. It is client for the router and act as a server for the other Wifi devices.

For Wifi devices, it acts as an access point.

The extender transmits its own Wifi network and other Wifi devices then connect with that network rather than the host router network. It broadcasts its SSID also called as network name. Basically, in all it expands the range and coverage area of the host router that helps in removing the dead spots from the area.

Before the setup of the extender, you need to setup the hardware of the Extender.

To setup the hardware:

Firstly, If you want to place the extender vertically then attach a stand and if you want to place it horizontally then attach a rubber feet. Secondly attach the antennas and later on adjust the position of these antennas.

Turn on your Netgear Extender.

The position of the Netgear extender should be close to the Wifi router. Plug it into the power outlet and press the power button to turn it on. The Netgear Links rate LEDs and the Device to Extender LED light turn amber and then turn off.

Setting up the extender using WPS

If you are lazy to type the network name that is SSID and password of your existing Wifi then this method is meant for you.

Steps to follow to setup the extender using WPS:

Steps to follow to connect through a web browser:

Connect an Ethernet-Enabled Device

If you connect a wired device to the extender using an Ethernet cable after the establishment of the connection between extender and Wifi network then that device is able to access the existing network through the Wifi connection of the extender. After installing the extender, you are able to change the settings of the extender by log in to the extender. There are proper steps on how to login after installation.