Have you recently changed the Netegar extender settings? Not content with the new settings? Well, in that case, you can simply restore configuration settings of your Netgear extender. No matter which Netgear extender model you have, the method works for every model. So, even if you have an old model or just done changes with the Netgear EX3700 setup, each step works the same.
The most important point is that you should have backed up the configuration settings. If you have done that, restoring the older settings is possible. Otherwise, you might have to manually change the settings back to the older one. With that said, let’s move further.
Steps to Restore Configuration Settings of Netgear Extender
Power on PC
Connect your computer or laptop to an electric source. Turn on the power and press the power button on your system. Wait for it to get started. Further, check the power cable for any cuts or chances of short circuit.
If there are any, you should replace the power cable. Just ensure that the computer stays awake during the whole process.
Open Web Browser
Open a web browser on your computer by double clicking on its icon. You can choose any web browser. For instance, there is Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera Mini, Mozilla Firefox, and many others. Compatibility should be the first concern.
Apart from that, it must be up to date so that you don’t face any issues while accessing the Netgear extender login page or Genie setup wizard.
Access Mywifiext Web Address
Click on the address bar of the web browser and enter mywifiext.net. Keep the Caps Lock key off while typing in the web address. In case you are accessing the web address from an Apple device, use mywifiext.local web address.
Make sure there are no typing mistakes while typing in the data. Otherwise, you can’t access the Netgear extender login page.
Do Extender Login
To log in to your Netgear extender, you need login details. You can get them from the Netgear extender user manual. In case you personalized the login information, you should type in the updated details. Enter the username and password into their designated spaces.
Click the Log In button. You get access to the Netgear extender dashboard if everything goes right.
Go to Maintenance
After that, you should choose the Maintenance option and move to Backup Settings on the extender dashboard. A list of options appears on your computer screen. Choosing the right option is extremely crucial. Otherwise, you won’t be able to restore the configuration settings of your Netgear extender.
You get Backup, Restore, and Erase options. Each button has a designated function.
Click Browse Option
Click on the Browse option from the list available at your disposal. It will open a window on your computer that displays your local folders. You need to locate the backed up file of the configuration settings of your Netgear extender.
Usually, the file has .cfg extension. So, you can run a search option or remember where you saved the backup. Choose the file you want to restore.
Choose Restore Option
After choosing the file, you should let the extender and the computer stay where they are. Don’t go online or turn off your extender. That is going to completely fail the restoring process. Rather, you have to wait for the file to get uploaded.
After the file uploading process completes, a pop up window emerges. You should go through the instructions mentioned there.
After that, confirm your decision. That is going to restart your extender. Congratulations! The configuration settings on your extender are restored to the older version.
You can connect to the Netgear_ext SSID to check whether there are any changes in the network availability, name, or password. Make sure you know the older configuration settings so that you don’t face any issues during WiFi connectivity.