Resetting Netgear Extender

The Complete Guide to Resetting Netgear Extender

Whether you invest in a Netgear N300 or AC1200 WiFi range extender, both are worth the investment. Netgear has established itself as a champion when it comes to providing high-quality networking devices. Unfortunately, even the best networking devices suffer from a bit of downside. In the case of Netgear, you might face internet connectivity issues. This guide to resetting Netgear extender will help you sort it out.

There are two methods that will help you reset the extender with ease. However, both methods follow a different approach when it comes to resetting Netgear extender. These will also take care of the WiFi extender red light issue (in case you are facing it).

Let us first check out how you can perform the soft reset process.

Soft Reset

The soft reset process requires you to go to the web user interface of the WiFi extender. Here, you need to log in and follow all the steps to revert the device to its factory default settings. Let us check out how you can perform soft reset.

Soft Reset Steps

  • Open a web browser.
  • In the address bar, type the default WiFi extender web address and press Enter.
  • This opens up the Login web page.
  • Key in the username and password.
  • Click on Log In.
  • Now comes the Netgear Genie page.
  • Choose Settings then Other Settings.
  • Click on Reset, then Yes to proceed.

This will help you in resetting Netgear extender and send it back to factory default settings. However, in case the soft reset process did not work, it is time to try the second method – Hard Reset.

Hard Reset

The hard reset process comes in handy when the soft reset is unable to get the work done. You perform this by looking for a small button located on the Netgear WiFi extender.

Hard Reset Steps

  • Plug in the WiFi extender into a functional power source.
  • Did the Power LED light not come up? Press the Power button.
  • Find the WiFi extender's Reset or Factory Reset button.
  • Press the button for a few seconds.
  • Let the extender reset.

These are the two methods you can use for resetting Netgear extender device.

Now, it is time for you to set up the Netgear WiFi range extender from start. Keep in mind, there are two ways to set up the device.

Steps to Set Up Netgear WiFi Extender

  • Connect the Netgear WiFi extender to a functional power outlet.
  • Open a web browser.
  • Access the default WiFi extender web address.
  • The New Extender Setup page will come up.
  • Choose the New Extender Setup option.
  • Select the WiFi extender's admin credentials.
  • Answer the security questions.
  • Click on the Next option.
  • Does the WiFi extender asks whether you want to use Netgear Genie setup? Choose Yes.
  • Select the Next option.
  • Now you have to choose an SSID and password for the Netgear WiFi extender.
  • Click on the Next option.

Note: The Netgear WiFi extender applies the chosen settings. It will take a few minutes.

  • Go back to the web browser and select the checkbox at the bottom of the web page.
  • Click on Continue.

Follow the steps mentioned above to successfully complete resetting Netgear Extender back to its original settings.

Now, there is another method you can use to set up the device. Let us see what that is.

Netgear Extender WPS Setup

WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) is an easier method for you to complete resetting Netgear Extender device.

  • Plug in the WiFi extender in a power outlet.
  • Wait for the LEDs to become stable.
  • Now, press the WPS button on the extender.
  • Within a few minutes, press the WPS button on the internet router.

Following either of the two methods described above would help you in resetting Netgear extender without much hassle.


This guide to resetting Netgear extender would help you take care of any internet connectivity issues without any hassle. Just use either of the methods described above to resolve the problem. If you are still not able to access the internet then connect with our technical experts.