How to Enable One WiFi Name on Netgear Range Extender?

Like many other features of Netgear, the One WiFi Name feature is taking over the world one step at a time. By enabling this feature, you can enable your wireless range extender to use the same WiFi network settings as your home router. Continue reading this post to learn about how to enable One WiFi Name on your extender by accessing the mywifiext setup wizard and get the most out of it.

Steps to Enable One WiFi Name on Netgear Extender

Turn on Your Extender

  • Plug your Netgear wireless range extender into an electrical outlet.
  • Press the Power button.
  • Wait for some time and let the LED light become solid green.

Connect Extender to Router

  • Get hold of an Ethernet cable.
  • Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Netgear range extender and another to your home router.
  • You also have the option of connecting your devices using a wireless source.

Open an Internet Browser

  • Switch on your laptop.
  • Open an internet browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.


  • In the address field of the internet browser, type You can also use the default IP address to log in to your Netgear wireless extender.
  • Press the Enter key.

Perform Netgear Extender Login

  • You will find yourself on the login page of your Netgear WiFi extender.
  • Input the default admin password and username.
  • Click the Log In button.
  • The new extender setup wizard will welcome you.

Enable One WiFi Name

  • Head over to the Settings menu.
  • Click the Wireless option.
  • The Wireless Settings page will come into view.
  • Select the Yes radio button in order to enable the One WiFi Name feature.
  • Click the Save button.

In some time, the One WiFi Name feature will successfully get enabled on your Netgear range extender. In case you face issues during the process, it is recommended that you follow the troubleshooting hacks mentioned below.

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Avoid WiFi Interference

If you have placed your Netgear wireless range extender near cordless phones, washing machines, baby monitors, Bluetooth speakers, mirrors, fish tanks, treadmills, televisions, refrigerators, microwave ovens, aluminum studs, corners, concrete walls, relocate it without giving a second thought.

Check the Power Supply

Make sure that your extender as well as your home router is getting a fluctuation-free power supply from their respective wall sockets.

Verify the Ethernet Connection

The Ethernet cable connecting your Netgear WiFi extender and router should not be worn out. In case it is, consider getting the cable replaced with a new one. Additionally, make sure that the connection between your devices is not loose.

Avoid Typing Errors

Avoid typing errors while entering the default web address in the address bar of your web browser. Also, cross check the entered web address before pressing the Enter key.

Enter Correct Admin Details

Do not enter the incorrect username and password to access the Netgear WiFi extender setup wizard. If you are unsure about the default login credentials, it is recommended that you refer to the user manual.

Enable Smart Setup

If it is your first time enabling One WiFi Name, you must run the Smart Setup. To do so, go to the Status page and click on the Smart Setup button.

Once you are done walking through these troubleshooting hacks, try to enable the One WiFi Name feature on your Netgear range extender again. Any luck?

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