In order to complete NETGEAR Router Setup correctly, it is essential for you to join NETGEAR as a wireless router. However, some routers have an obscure SSID, which can cause issues when connecting the extender to the router. This is why the extender can’t recognize the router in the initial setup procedure. To resolve this issue, take a quick look through our guide for connecting a NETGEAR extender to Router which is hidden by its SSID. Make sure you buckle your seat belts, and prepare to complete the setup process easily.
Before you take these steps, we’ll talk about some of the basics that will help you become proficient in the area.
An introduction to SSID
SSID refers to the word “service set,” which means “identifier.” It is basically the technical term used to describe the identification of a network. When you have set up the wireless network in your office or at home and you decide to name it, you can give the network a name that distinguishes its location from that of another network. After connecting to an internet connection, you’ll find the name. This SSID can be changed based on your needs.
We’ll return to the main idea, i.e., connecting the NETGEAR extender to the router, which is hidden by the SSID.
The performance of the extender is entirely dependent on the setting process. Some users configure their WiFi range Extender with the same SSID (network address) as their router. However, certain users choose to hide the NETGEAR Router SSID.
In such instances, it is possible that issues occur during NETGEAR router setup. In addition, when users configure an extender device, it can’t detect the router if the network name is obscured. This makes it difficult to connect the NETGEAR Extender with wireless routers or to the primary access point. Follow these steps to finish the job:
- Connect the extender to an electrical outlet.
- Connect a device from the client to the extender network.
- It will open automatically to the New Extender Setup page. If your extender is not
- Create a valid account using your email address.
- Then, a basic welcome screen from NetGear Setup will show up.
- All you need to do is click on the Next button.
- Enter the extender’s SSID and click Next.
Reconnect the client devices to their new network, and then click Continue to finish the configuration.
It’s that simple. So, you can connect your extender to routers that have an obscure SSID as well as a network’s name. Before you do so, make sure you register your NETGEAR extender carefully because doing so will provide owner confirmation as well as new firmware updates. Keep your extender and router up-to-date with the latest firmware versions. If you are still having issues or something impedes the whole process, it’s recommended to use the Netgear Router reset process. The only thing you have to do is press the button to reset. This will erase the settings that you’ve customized, including SSID and security settings, passwords, and firewall settings, for example. Thus, try the reset procedure as a last resort.
To change your WiFi password, or the name of your network (SSID) using the Smart Wizard:
Install an Internet browser and type www.routerlogin.support into the address bar.
If you’re having trouble getting access to routerlogin.support.
Use the default router username of “admin.” Enter the router’s default username as the password when asked.
Click on Wireless Settings in the Setup section.
4. Modify the username (SSID) along with the password.
5. Apply the changes to save them.
If your device stops connecting to its wireless networks, check the wireless network available and enter the new WiFi network key and password.