Netgear Genie Setup: Step-By-Step Instructions To Configure Your Wireless Extender

Netgear Genie Setup: Step-By-Step Instructions To Configure Your Wireless Extender

March 1, 2019 ROUTER 0

Many router users experience lots of problems while initiating the setup using the Netgear Genie or Smart Wizard. One of the reasons is due to lack of proper knowledge regarding the installation and the configuration Netgear wireless network using correct steps. So, if you are looking for some simple but, effective method to carry out Netgear Genie setup, go through this article. By following the topics discussed here, you will be able to understand how to configure Netgear Smart Wizard or Genie in a secure manner. In this article, you can check out some advanced settings for setting the proper IP address for Netgear’s wireless network. Also, you will get to know the steps to configure wireless extender with the help of Netgear Genie.

Some Useful Information regarding Netgear Genie Setup

The steps that you will come across in this article for doing the Netgear Genie setup, it’s not mandatory to apply them only on the desktop PC. You can even follow the instructions after connecting the Netgear routing device to any smartphone, tablet, or laptop with WiFi-enabling feature. It simply requires the users to connect their wireless gadgets to Netgear router’s preset wireless settings. After that, you only have to configure those devices for connecting to the internet by following specific technical instruction.

Tips for installing Netgear wireless router with wireless device

Your first task is to locate the internet port on the Netgear router and connect it with DSL or cable modem using an Ethernet cable. Then switch on these devices and let the LEDs become stable and turn solid.

In the next step, you have to connect your Netgear router to the power supply and turn it on. Wait until the lights turn solid and stable as you did in case of your cable modem or DSL device.

On your Netgear router’s back panel or bottom portion, you will find the preset wireless settings instruction. So, you need to keep the information handy while doing the Netgear Genie Smart Setup.

Next, access the WiFi connection manager on your wireless gadget and look for details like name of Netgear router WiFi or SSID. Click on SSID tab and write the correct security key for connecting to wireless network. After entering the passphrase click on the ‘OK’ button and open a reliable internet browser on your device.

Steps to Configure wireless device using NETGEAR Genie Setup

You can apply the following steps in case your display doesn’t show Netgear Genie even after trying the tips shared above. So, let’s discuss the steps one by one.

In order to configure Netgear setup Genie, you need to type the official website for router configuration on the address bar. Hence, write “” as the URL and press the ‘Enter’ key. In case, it doesn’t work, then type in the address box and hit ‘Enter’.

You will now get to see the Netgear Genie screen on the display along with some on-screen instructions. So, you will have to follow the steps in order to activate your Netgear router and connect to the internet.

Note: For users who can’t access the Netgear Genie screen using the above steps, they can type or in the address box.

Now, in order to log in to your Netgear router page, you have to type ‘admin’ in the space provided for entering the user name. Also, write ‘password’ for the default password on the router setup page.

Steps for enabling wireless extender using  the Netgear Genie Smart Setup

After you log into your Netgear online setup using the proper credentials, you need to choose the ‘Wireless’ tab. You will need to confirm whether the base unit matches perfectly with the wireless settings. Also, in order to proceed with the setup for Wireless Repeater, make sure that you have set your Netgear security options as ‘None’.

Next, click on the ‘ADVANCED’ tab and then choose the option of ‘Wireless Repeating’ under the ‘Advanced Setup’. After this, tick the checkbox for ‘Enable Wireless Repeating Function’ on the Wireless Repeating Function window. Also, make sure to select the option for ‘Wireless Repeater’ below this section for carrying out Netgear Genie setup smoothly.

In the fields below the section of ‘Wireless Repeater’, you will have to enter repeater router’s IP address. It may require you to consult your ISP for providing the IP address, which must use the same subnet as that of the base station. Also, make sure that it still differs from the base station’s LAN IP. If you aren’t sure of what to enter in these fields, you can get in touch with technicians who can set the Repeater IP address for Netgear router.

For enabling the Smart Wizard on Netgear Genie setup, access your online router page using the username and password. Also, click on the ‘Setup Wizard’ under the ‘ADVANCED’ tab and then hit the ‘Yes’ button. For finishing the final setup process, you need to press the ‘Next’ button and reboot your system. Hopefully, now you can launch the Netgear router successfully. So, now you can connect the wireless devices to the internet and the Genie configuration settings will assist you with that.

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