Netgear N300 range extender is a dual band series that works with Almost any kind of router and it boosts the Wi-Fi signal extensively. These range extenders are the easiest and fastest way to extend the range of your existing Wi-Fi network. In case, you have a dead spot in your home and you require to have an additional router and an extension of Wi-Fi network range, the Netgear N300 range extender is the best equipment to have at your home.
Most People May buy New Netgear extender because their Netgear router not working or has range issues so let’s be clear on how to install the extender.
There are five LAN ports in which you can plug the Ethernet cable into any one of them. It comes with a power cord, it has a power button, a reset button on the back of the extender. Wherever you have a dead spot this extender will boost the signal so you get full Wi-Fi coverage in your house in every corner.
The Netgear N300 range extender supports 2 bands. One is 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. If your existing router supports 2.4 GHz network band you can setup the extender in 2.4 GHz mode during installation and it will extend your router’s Wi-Fi network. On the other hand, if your router supports GHz band which most modern routers supports, you can setup your range extender in 5 GHz mode.
You basically don’t need any CD to install the extender, you just need to turn it on and connect your computer to the extender using an Ethernet cable. Go ahead and open one of your favorite browser on your computer, it could be any browser like Internet explorer, Firefox, Google chrome or Safari (if you are using a MAC computer).
Install Netgear N300 range With WPS-
1- First, unbox your network range extender
2- Plug the extender into any electrical outlet where you are getting the network range of your router’s Wi-Fi.
3- For seamless installation of your extender, it is recommended to complete the basic setup in the same room as your current router is.
4- In order to determine if your router supports WPS setup, take a look for a WPS button on the front or back of your router.
5- In case, if your router does not support WPS setup method, you need to perform the range extender setup using Netgear installation assistant.
6- If your router supports WPS, first press the WPS button on the extender then press the WPS button on the Wi-Fi router.
7- The WPS LED lamp will turn solid green after you have setup the good connection between your Wi-Fi router and the Netgear N300 range extender.
8- If your Wi-Fi router supports the 5 Gigahertz band and you want to extend this, press and hold the WP button on your router for 5-7 seconds and unplug the extender.
9- Move your Netgear range extender to a new location that is about halfway between your router and the area with the poor Wi-Fi signal strength.
Place the range Extender with in 30 meters from Main Router.
10- Plug the range extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the power LED to light green.
11- Once powered on, use the router length LED to assist you to choose a location where the extender to router connection is optimal.
12- In case, if the router LED lamp is amber or green you found a goof location for the extender.
13- If the LED lights are red, plug the extender into an outlet closer to the router.
14- Try again moving the extender closer to the router will improve the connection but it will reduce your extender’s coverage.
15- Once you have found an ideal location for your extender, connect your wireless device like your smartphone, laptop, printer or a tablet using the new network name and password.
Check & Verify the Extender Connection-
16- The Netgear extender uses the same existing Wi-Fi network name and it adds 2G_ext if it is a 2.4 GHz band and 5G_ext if it is a 5GHz band at the end.
17- When you are connecting to it make sure to use the same Wi-Fi network password as your router.
18- If you are using a mobile device, connect the extender in the same room as the router and then move to the area where with a poor router Wi-Fi signal connection.
19- Once your devices are connected and placed in the dead spot, return to the extender and check the client link LED light.
20- If the link LED lamp is solid amber or green, your Wi-Fi network has been properly extended to the area with the poor router Wi-Fi signal and your network setup is complete.
21- If you are unable to connect to your new Wi-Fi network from the dead spot or the client link LED is red, the range extender is not reaching the area with a poor Wi-Fi signal of your router Wi-Fi network signal.
22- If it is possible, move your network Wi-Fi capable client device closer to the extender until the client link LED light turns solid green or orange depending upon the distance from your router to the dead zone.
23- Your extender may not be able to provide you all the ranges that you require. In this situation, we recommend you to consider other alternative solutions such as a power line.
24- Now, your Netgear N300 AC Wi-Fi range extender is now completely setup and ready to go
the same way you can setup Belkin range n300 range extender without any trouble.
Hope this all will help you setup Netgear N300 Range extender.