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PDF Content Summary: AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Model EAX20 NETGEAR, Inc. 350 E. Plumeria Drive March 2020 San Jose, CA 95134, USA 202-12035-01 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Support and Community Visit netgear.com/support to get your questions answered and access the latest downloads. You can also check out our NETGEAR Community for helpful advice at community.netgear.com. Regulatory and Legal Si ce produit est vendu au Canada, vous pouvez accéder à ce document en français canadien à https://www.netgear.com/support/download/. (If this product is sold in Canada, you can access this document in Canadian French at https://www.netgear.com/support/download/.) ForregulatorycomplianceinformationincludingtheEUDeclarationofConformity, visit https://www.netgear.com/about/regulatory/. See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply. For NETGEAR’s Privacy Policy, visit https://www.netgear.com/about/privacy-policy. By using this device, you are agreeing to NETGEAR’s Terms and Conditions at https://www.netgear.com/about/terms-and-conditions. If you do not agree, return the device to your place of purchase within your return period. Trademarks ©NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Any non-NETGEAR trademarks are used for reference purposes only. 2 Contents Chapter 1 Overview Unpack Your Extender.........................................................................6 LEDs........................................................................................................7 Back Panel..............................................................................................9 System Requirements........................................................................10 How the Extender Works...................................................................10 Chapter 2 Get started Install the WiFi extender....................................................................12 Place the extender and apply power...............................................12 Connect to an existing WiFi network...............................................12 Connect with the Nighthawk app................................................13 Connect with WPS..........................................................................14 Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant......................17 Use the extender in access point mode..........................................18 Connect a device to the extender network.....................................19 Connect a device to the extender network using WiFi.............19 Connect a device to the extender network using WPS.............19 Log in to the extender after installation...........................................19 Run the Smart Setup installation.......................................................20 Chapter 3 Extender Network Settings Enable or disable the One WiFi Name feature...............................23 Enable or disable Smart Connect.....................................................24 View connected devices....................................................................25 View WiFi settings...............................................................................26 Change the WiFi network name.......................................................27 Turn off the SSID broadcast to create a hidden network..............28 Disable or enable the WiFi radios....................................................29 Change the WiFi speed.....................................................................30 Use WPS to add a computer to the extender’s WiFi network.......31 Use WPS with the push button method......................................32 Use WPS with the PIN method.....................................................33 Deny access to a computer or WiFi device.....................................34 Set up an access schedule.................................................................35 Change the extender’s device name...............................................36 3 AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Set up the extender to use a static IP address................................37 Adjust the WiFi coverage..................................................................38 Enable FastLane technology.............................................................39 Configure a router with advanced MAC settings to work with your extender...............................................................................................40 Chapter 4 Maintain and monitor the extender Change the extender login user name and password..................43 Turn password protection off and on..............................................44 Recover a forgotten user name or password..................................45 Automatically adjust for daylight saving time.................................46 Manually set the extender clock.......................................................46 Back up and manage the extender configuration..........................47 Back up the configuration settings...................................................48 Restore the configuration settings...................................................49 Return the extender to its factory default settings.........................50 Use the Reset button.....................................................................50 Log in and reset the extender to factory settings......................50 Update the extender firmware..........................................................52 Check for new firmware and update the extender....................52 Manually upload firmware to the extender................................53 Restart the extender from the extender web interface..................54 Turn the LEDs On or Off....................................................................55 Chapter 5 FAQs and troubleshooting FAQs.....................................................................................................58 Find the Extender’s IP address..........................................................59 Cannot Connect to the Extender......................................................60 Cannot Join a WiFi Network and Receive an Error Message.......60 Cannot access mywifiext.net.............................................................61 Cannot connect to extender using the Nighthawk app................62 Chapter 6 Supplemental Information Factory Default Settings.....................................................................64 Technical and Environmental Specifications..................................65 4 1Overview The WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network range and speed, delivering tri-band WiFi. This chapter covers the following topics: • Unpack Your Extender • LEDs • Back Panel • System Requirements • How the Extender Works Note: For more information about the topics covered in this manual, visit the support website at support.netgear.com. 5 Unpack Your Extender Your package contains an extender and power adapter. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Figure 1. Extender package contents User Manual 6 Overview LEDs The following table describes the LEDs. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Figure 2. Front panel User Manual 7 Overview Table 1. LED descriptions LED Description Ethernet LED • Solid white. An Ethernet device is connected to an Ethernet port. • Off. An Ethernet device is not connected to the extender. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender User Manual 8 Overview 5 GHz LED 2.4 GHz LED Connection Link LED WPS LED Power LED • Solid white. The extender’s 5 GHz WiFi radio is operating. • Off. The extender’s 5 GHz WiFi radio is off. • Solid white. The extender’s 2.4 GHz WiFi radio is operating. • Off. The extender’s 2.4 GHz WiFi radio is off. This LED indicates the WiFi connection between the extender and the router. • Solid white. Best connection. • Solid amber. Good connection. • Solid red. Poor connection. • Off. No connection. • Blinking white. A WPS connection is being established. • Solid white. The extender network is enabled with WiFi security (either WPA, WPA2, or WPA3 WiFi security). • Off. The extender network is enabled without WiFi security. • Solid amber. The extender is booting. • Solid white. The extender is powered on. • Blinking amber. The extender is resetting to its factory default settings. • Blinking white. The firmware is corrupted. • Off. The extender is powered off. Back Panel Thebackpaneloftheextenderprovides aResetbutton,Ethernetports,andaDCpower connector. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 132 Figure 3. Back panel The back panel contains the following components: 1. Resetbutton.Pressingthisbuttonresets theextender.IftheResetbuttonis pressed for at least seven seconds, the Power LED blinks amber, and the extender returns to its factory settings. 2. Ethernet ports. Use the four Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN ports to connect the extender to LAN devices. 3. DCpowerconnector.Connectthepoweradapterthatcameintheproductpackage to the DC power connector. User Manual 9 Overview AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender System Requirements You need the following to install your extender: • 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wireless router or gateway • Compatible web browser: - Microsoft Internet Explorer® 8.0 or higher - Firefox 2.0 or higher - Safari 5.1 or higher - Google Chrome 25.0 or higher How the Extender Works The extender works like a bridge between a WiFi router (or a WiFi access point) and a WiFi deviceoutside therangeofthe WiFirouter. The extender performs two main jobs: • The extender connects to a working WiFi network. When the extender connects over WiFi to an existing network, it functions as a network client, similar to how a WiFi device connects to a network. • The extender acts as an access point for WiFi devices. The extender broadcasts its own WiFi network that WiFi devices can join. In its role as an access point, the extender performs tasks that WiFi routers do, such as broadcasting its network name (SSID). The extender must do each of these jobs so that both ends of the bridge are in place. User Manual 10 Overview 2Get started This chapter covers the following topics: • Install the WiFi extender • Place the extender and apply power • Connect to an existing WiFi network • Use the extender in access point mode • Connect a device to the extender network • Log in to the extender after installation • Run the Smart Setup installation 11 AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Install the WiFi extender Placetheextender,applypower,andconnecttheextendertoyourexistingWiFinetwork. Place the extender and apply power To place the extender and apply power: 1. Place your extender in the same room as your WiFi router. Proximity to the WiFi router is required only during the initial setup process. 2. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet. 3. Wait for the Power LED to light solid white. Connect to an existing WiFi network To extend the range of your WiFi network, you must connect the extender to your existing router's WiFi network. Note: If your router’s WiFi security is set to WPA enterprise, WPA2 enterprise, or WEP, your extendercan’t connect toyour router. You must changeyour router’s WiFisecurity setting. Youcanconnectyourextendertoyourrouter'sWiFinetowrkusingoneofthesemethods: • Connect with the Nighthawk app. The Nighthawk app guides you through the connection process. For more information, see Connect with the Nighthawk app on page 13. • Connect with WPS. If your router supportsWi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), use WPS to connect your extender to your router's WiFi network. For more information, see Connect with WPS on page 14. • Connect with the web browser setup. You can use the extender's web browser setup, called the NETGEAR installation assistant. and For more information, see Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant on page 17. User Manual 12 Get started Connect with the Nighthawk app You can connect your extender to your router using the NETGEAR Nighthawk app. To connect with the Nighthawk app: 1. Download the Nighthawk app on your mobile device. For more information about the Nighthawk app, visit Nighthawk-app.com. 2. Onyourmobiledevice,opentheWiFiconnectionmanager,thenlocateandconnect to the extender network called NETGEAR_EXT. 3. Launch the Nighthawk app. 4. Follow the prompts to connect your extender to your existing router WiFi network. 5. Unplug your extender and move it to a new location. We recommend that the new location be about halfway between your router and the area with a poor WiFi signal. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 6. Power on your extender. 7. UsetheConnectionLinkLEDtohelpyouchooseaspotwheretheextender-to-router connection is optimal. 8. IftheConnectionLinkLEDdoesn’t lightwhite,plugtheextenderintoan outlet closer to the router and try again. Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Connection Link LED lights white. 9. Reconnect your computer or mobile device to the new extended WiFi network. User Manual 13 Get started AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender The following tables show an example of what your 2.4 and 5 GHz extender WiFi names might look like if your extender connects to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi networks from a dual-band router: Table 2. Existing dual-band router WiFi names example Dual-band router WiFi networks Example router WiFi names 2.4 GHz router WiFi network MyWiFiexample 5 GHz router WiFi network MyWiFiExample-5G Table 3. New extender WiFi names example

Extender WiFi networks Example extender WiFi names (if the extender connects to both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz router WiFi networks)

2.4 GHz extender WiFi network MyWiFiExample 5 GHz extender WiFi network MyWiFiExample-5G Connect with WPS Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) lets you join a secure WiFi network without typing the network name and password. For help with the WPS button on your WPS-enabled device, check the instructions or online help that came with that device. Some older equipment cannot use WPS. Note: WPS does not support WEP network security or a hidden SSID network. If your existing WiFi network uses WEP security or its SSID is hidden, follow the instructions in Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant on page 17. To use WPS to connect the extender to your WiFi router: 1. Press the WPS button on the extender until the WPS LED blinks. 2. Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your router. When the extender connects to your existing WiFi network, the WPS LED on the extender lights. If the Connection Link LED lights white, the connection between the router and extenderisgood.IftheConnectionLinkLEDlightsamberorred,movetheextender closer to the router and try again.

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If the Connection Link LED lights white, the connection between your router and extenderisgood.IftheConnectionLinkLEDlightsamberorred,movetheextender closer to the router and try again. Note: If your router supports the 5 GHz band and your extender didn’t connect to that band, repeat the WPS process. 3. Unplug your extender and move it to a new location. We recommend that the new location be about halfway between your router and the area with a poor WiFi signal. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender The extender must be within the range of your router WiFi network. 4. Power on your extender. 5. UsetheConnectionLinkLEDtohelpyouchooseaspotwheretheextender-to-router connection is optimal. Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Connection Link LED lights white. 6. IftheConnectionLinkLEDdoesn’t lightwhite,plugtheextenderintoan outlet closer to the router and try again. Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Connection Link LED lights white. 7. Reconnect your computer or mobile device to the new extender WiFi network. After the setup, the One WiFi Name feature is enabled, which allows your extender to use the same WiFi network settings as your router. 8. Connect your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the extended network. Your extender uses the same WiFi network settings as your router for its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz extended networks. User Manual 15 Get started AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender For example, if your extender connects to the router’s 2.4 GHz WiFi band only, your extenderusesyour router’s 2.4GHzWiFisettings forbothitsnetworks.Thefollowing tables show an example of what your extender WiFi network names might look like: Table 4. Existing dual-band router WiFi names example Dual-band router WiFi networks Example router WiFi names 2.4 GHz router WiFi network MyWiFiexample 5 GHz router WiFi network MyWiFiExample-5G Table 5. New extender WiFi names example Extender WiFi networks Example extender WiFi names (if the extender connects to the 2.4 GHz router WiFi network only) 2.4 GHz extender WiFi network MyWiFiExample 5 GHz extender WiFi network MyWiFiExample If your extender connects to the router’s 5 GHz WiFi band, your extender uses your router’s 5 GHz WiFi settings for both its networks. The following tables show an example of what your extender WiFi network names might look like: Table 6. Existing dual-band router WiFi names example Dual-band router WiFi networks Example router WiFi names 2.4 GHz router WiFi network MyWiFiexample 5 GHz router WiFi network MyWiFiExample-5G Table 7. New extender WiFi names example Extender WiFi networks Example extender WiFi names (if the extender connects to the 5 GHz router WiFi network only) 2.4 GHz extender WiFi network MyWiFiExample-5G 5 GHz extender WiFi network MyWiFiExample-5G Get started 16 User Manual Note: Since yourrouter andextender networks sharethesame WiFinetwork name, only one WiFi network name is broadcast. Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant YoucanusetheNETGEARinstallationassistanttoconnectyourextendertoyourexisting WiFi router network. To use the NETGEAR installation assistant, you must launch a web browser on your computer or mobile device. To use the NETGEAR installation assistant to connect the extender to your WiFi router: 1. On your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device, open the WiFi connection manager and locate and connect to the extender network called NETGEAR_EXT. 2. Launch web browser. 3. Enter http://www.mywifiext.net/. The NETGEAR installation assistant displays. 4. Follow the prompts to connect your extender to your existing router WiFi network. 5. Unplug your extender and move it to a new location. We recommend that the new location be about halfway between your router and the area with a poor WiFi signal. AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 6. Power on your extender. 7. UsetheConnectionLinkLEDtohelpyouchooseaspotwheretheextender-to-router connection is optimal. 8. IftheConnectionLinkLEDdoesn’t lightwhite,plugtheextenderintoan outlet closer to the router and try again. Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Connection Link LED lights white. 9. Reconnect your computer or mobile device to the new extended WiFi network. User Manual 17 Get started AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Use the extender in access point mode You can use the extender as a WiFi access point, which creates a new WiFi hotspot by using a wired Ethernet connection. Figure 4. Extender in access point mode To use the extender in access point mode: 1. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet. 2. Wait for the Power LED to light amber and then turn white. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power On/Off button on the side of the extender. 3. Connect a computer or mobile device to the extender using a WiFi or Ethernet connection: • WiFi.OnyourWiFi-enabledcomputerormobiledevice,opentheWiFiconnection manager and connect to the extender network called NETGEAR_EXT. • Ethernet.ConnecttheEthernetcabletotheEthernetportonyourcomputerand extender. Note: If you want to use an Ethernet connection, you must do this before you connect your extender to your modem router or router. 4. Launch a web browser and visit http://www.mywifiext.net/. The NETGEAR installation assistant displays. 5. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your router to an Ethernet port on the extender. Note: Do not connect your extender directly to your DSL or cable modem. The extender does not function as a router. If your network includes a DHCP server, you can connect the extender to a switch or hub that is connected to the DHCP server. User Manual 18 Get started AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 6. Return to theNETGEAR installation assistantand follow the prompts tofinish setting up your extender as an access point. Connect a device to the extender network After you complete the setup process, you can connect all your devices to the new extender network using a WiFi or WPS connection. Connect a device to the extender network using WiFi IfyouenabledtheOneWiFiNamefeature,yourextenderusesthethesameWiFinetwork name and password as your router. To connect to the extender WiFi network: 1. On your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device, open the WiFi connection manager that manages your WiFi connections. The WiFi connection manager scans for WiFi networks in your area. 2. Findandselectyour extender’s WiFinetworkname(SSID)andenter yourextender’s WiFi password. This is the SSID and password that you set up during the installation process. If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, use your router’s SSID and password. Connect a device to the extender network using WPS For help with the WPS button on your WPS-enabled device, check the instructions or online help that came with that device. Some older equipment cannot use WPS. To connect to the extender using a WPS connection: 1. Press the WPS button on the extender until the WPS LED blinks white. 2. Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your WPS-enabled device. When the extender connects to your WPS-enabled device, the WPS LED lights solid white. Log in to the extender after installation Afterinstallation,youcanlogintotheextendertovieworchangetheextender’ssettings. User Manual 19 Get started AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender To log in to the extender: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext.local/ or http://mywifiext/ - Mac computers and iOS devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address> (for example, http://192.168.1.3) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. Run the Smart Setup installation You can use the Smart Setup to change the extender settings. This is an easy way to connecttheextendertoadifferentrouterortochangetheextenderWiFinetworkname (SSID) or WiFi password. To run the Smart Setup: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext.local/ or http://mywifiext/ - Mac computers and iOS devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address> (for example, http://192.168.1.3) - For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. User Manual 20 Get started AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. Click the SMART SETUP button. 5. Follow the prompts. User Manual 21 Get started 3Extender Network Settings This chapter covers the following topics: • Enable or disable the One WiFi Name feature • Enable or disable Smart Connect • View connected devices • View WiFi settings • Change the WiFi network name • Turn off the SSID broadcast to create a hidden network • Disable or enable the WiFi radios • Change the WiFi speed • Use WPS to add a computer to the extender’s WiFi network • Deny access to a computer or WiFi device • Set up an access schedule • Change the extender’s device name • Set up the extender to use a static IP address • Adjust the WiFi coverage • Enable FastLane technology • Configure a router with advanced MAC settings to work with your extender 22 AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Enable or disable the One WiFi Name feature TheOneWiFiNamefeatureenablesyourextendertousethesameWiFinetworksettings as your router. If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, your extender uses the same WiFi network name and password as your router. The following is an example of what your WiFi network names might look like if One WiFi Name is enabled: • Router 2.4 GHz WiFi network name. MyWiFiExample • Router 5 GHz WiFi network name. MyWiFiExample-5G • Extender 2.4 GHz WiFi network name. MyWiFiExample • Extender 5 GHz WiFi network name. MyWiFiExample-5G Note: If you enable the One WiFi Name feature and your router's 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks use different network names, you cannot enable the Smart Connect feature. To enable or disable the One WiFi Name feature: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. User Manual 23 Extender Network Settings AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. Enable or disable the One WiFi Name feature: • Enable the One WiFi Name feature. To enable the One WiFi name feature, select the Yes radio button. If this is the first time you’re enabling the One WiFi Name feature, you must run the Smart Setup. Go to the Status page and click the SMART SETUP button to run the Smart Setup. • Disable the One WiFi Name feature. To disable the One WiFi Name feature, select the No radio button. Ifyoudisablethis feature,youcan setanew SSIDand passwordfortheextender’s 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks in the Network Name (SSID) and WiFi Password fields on this page. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Enable or disable Smart Connect TheSmartConnectfeatureselectsthefastestWiFibandforyourWiFidevices toconnect to. To enable the Smart Connect feature, your extender's 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz networks must use the same network name and password. Note: If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature and your router's 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks usedifferent networknames, youcannotenableSmart Connect. You canonly enableSmartConnectifyourextender's2.4GHzand5GHzWiFinetworksusethesame network name. To enable or disable the Smart Connect feature: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. Extender Network Settings 24 User Manual • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. Enable or Disable the Smart Connect feature: • EnabletheSmartConnectfeature.ToenabletheSmartConnectfeature,select the Yes radio button. Note: To use this feature, the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks must use the same SSID and password. • DisabletheSmartConnectfeature.TodisabletheSmartConnectfeature,select the No radio button. Ifyoudisablethis feature,youcan setanew SSIDand passwordfortheextender’s 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks in the Network Name (SSID) and WiFi Password fields on this page. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. View connected devices You can view a list of devices that are connected to the extender network. Extender Network Settings 25 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender To view connected devices: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Connected Devices. The Connected Devices page displays. The devices connected to the extender displays on the page. View WiFi settings To view the WiFi settings: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. Extender Network Settings 26 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays the WiFi settings. Change the WiFi network name To change the WiFi network name: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. Extender Network Settings 27 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. In the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Network Name (SSID) field, type a new network name. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Turn off the SSID broadcast to create a hidden network Bydefault, theextender broadcasts itsWiFisignalsothatitsWiFinetworknames (SSIDs) are easy for you to find and connect to from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You canturn offtheSSIDbroadcasttocreateahidden WiFinetwork.Toconnecttoahidden network you must know its SSID and password and manually enter them. To turn off the SSID broadcast to create a hidden network: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button.Extender Network Settings 28 User Manual The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. In the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Network section, clear the Broadcast the Network Name (SSID) check box. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Disable or enable the WiFi radios Bydefault, theextender’sWiFiradios broadcastsignalsinthe2.4 GHz and5 GHzbands. If you disable the WiFi radios, then no one can connect with WiFi to the extender. To enable or disable the WiFi radios: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. Extender Network Settings 29 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. Select or clear the Enable 2.4 GHz WiFi check box. 7. Select or clear the Enable 5 GHz WiFi check box. 8. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Change the WiFi speed When the extender's 2.4 GHz WiFi backhaul is connected to the root access point (root AP), the extender's 2.4 GHz fronthaul WiFi speed is the same as the root AP's 2.4 GHz WiFi speed. The extender cannot change its 2.4 GHz WiFi speed. This also applies to the extender's 5 GHz WiFi speed. When the extender's 5 GHz WiFi backhaul is connected to the root AP, the extender's 5 GHz fronthaul WiFi speed is the same as the root AP's 5 GHz WiFi speed. The extender cannot change its 5 GHz WiFi speed. The following table further explains whether if the extender's 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz WiFi speed is changeable based on which extender backhaul connection is used to connect to the root AP. Table 8. Extender backhaul and fronthaul WiFi connection Which extender WiFi Is the extender's 2.4 Is the extender's 5 GHz backhaul is connected GHz fronthaul WiFi fronthaul WiFi speed to the root AP? speed changeable? changeable? Both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz No No 2.4 GHz only No Yes 5 GHz only Yes No No connection Yes Yes To change the extender's WiFi speed: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. Extender Network Settings 30 User Manual • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. From the 2.4 GHz Network or 5 GHz Network WiFi Speed menu, select a speed. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Use WPS to add a computer to the extender’s WiFi network WPS(WiFiProtectedSetup)letsyouconnectacomputerorWiFidevicetotheextender’s network without entering the WiFi network passphrase or key. Instead, you use a WPS button or enter a PIN to connect. If you use the push button method, the WiFi device that you are trying to connect must include a physical button or a software button. If you use the PIN method, you must know the PIN of the WiFi device that you are trying to connect. WPS supports WPA and WPA2 WiFi security. If your extender network is open (no WiFi security is set), connecting with WPS automatically sets WPA + WPA2 WiFi security on theextendernetworkandgeneratesarandompassphrase.Youcanviewthispassphrase on the WiFi Settings page (for more information, see View WiFi settings on page 26). Extender Network Settings 31 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Use WPS with the push button method For you to use the push button method to connect a WiFi device to the extender’s WiFi network, the WiFi device that you are trying to connect must include a physical WPS button or an onscreen WPS button that you can click. To use WPS to add a WPS-enabled device to the extender’s WiFi network: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Do More > Connect Devices (WPS). The Connected Devices (WPS) page displays. 6. Leave the Push Button (recommended) radio button selected. 7. Click the WPS button. For two minutes, the extender attempts to add the computer or WiFi device to its WiFi network. 8. Within two minutes, go to the computer WiFi device and press or click its WPS button. 9. To verify that the WiFi device is connected to the extender’s WiFi network, select Settings > Connected Devices. The WiFi device displays onscreen. Extender Network Settings 32 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Use WPS with the PIN method To use the PIN method to connect a WiFi device to the extender’s WiFi network, you must know the PIN of the WiFi device that you are trying to connect. To add a computer or WiFi device to the extender’s WiFi network: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Do More > Connect Devices (WPS). The Connect Devices (WPS) page displays. 6. Select the PIN Number radio button. The page adjusts. 7. Type the PIN of the WiFi device in the field. 8. Click the NEXT button. For four minutes, the extender attempts to find the computer or WiFi device. 9. Within four minutes, go to the WiFi device and use its WPS software to join the WiFi network. Extender Network Settings 33 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 10. To verify that the WiFi device is connected to the extender’s WiFi network, select Settings > Connected Devices. The WiFi device displays onscreen. Deny access to a computer or WiFi device By default,access controlisdisabledsothatitiseasy foryoutoconnecttotheextender’s WiFi networks. You can deny network access to specific computers and WiFi devices based on their MAC addresses. Each network device is assigned a MAC address, which is a unique 12-character physical address, containing the hexadecimal characters 0–9, a–f, or A–F only, and separated by colons (for example, 00:09:AB:CD:EF:01). Typically, the MAC address is onthelabelof theWiFidevice.Ifyou cannotaccess thelabel,you candisplay the MAC address using the network configuration utilities of the computer. You might also find the MAC addresses on the Connected Devices page (see View connected devices on page 25). To use WiFi access control to deny access: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. Extender Network Settings 34 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 5. Select Settings > Connected Devices. The Connected Devices page displays. 6. In the WiFi Devices section, select the Enable Access Control check box. The WiFi devices table displays the names and MAC addresses of WiFi devices that are connected to the extender. 7. Select the Deny check box for the device. 8. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved and that device cannot connect to the extender’s WiFi network. Set up an access schedule You can control access by all users during specific periods of the day. You can set up an access schedule that prevents the extender’s wireless or wired connection to the router based on the times that you set. To set up an access schedule: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. Extender Network Settings 35 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 5. Select Do More > Access Schedule. The Access Schedule page displays. 6. Select the Access Schedule On radio button. The page adjusts. 7. In the Days menu and the Time menu, select the day and time when you want to disable the extender’s wireless or wired connection to the router. 8. ClicktheAddTimebuttontoaddthetimethatyouspecifiedtotheScheduledTimes table. 9. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Change the extender’s device name The default device name is the extender's model number. To change the extender’s device name: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. Extender Network Settings 36 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. 6. Scroll down and click the IP Address heading. The page expands. 7. In the Device Name field, type a name. 8. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Set uptheextendertouseastaticIPaddress The extender comes set up to use a dynamic IP address, which is the correct setting for most home networks. To set up the extender to use a static IP address: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Wireless. The WiFi Settings page displays. Extender Network Settings 37 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 6. Scroll down and click the IP Address heading. The page expands. By default, the Dynamically get IP Address from Router radio button is selected. 7. Select the Use Static IP Address radio button. 8. Complete the fields to specify the IP network IP addresses. 9. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Adjust the WiFi coverage YoucanadjusttheextenderoutputpowerpercentageandrangeofyourextendedWiFi network. If you select a low output power percentage, the extender's WiFi range will be shorter, and the extender uses less power. If you select a high output power percentage, the extender's WiFi range will be longer, and the extender uses more power. For a smaller coverage area, choose a lower output power percentage. For a larger coverage area, select a higher output power percentage. To adjust the WiFi coverage: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. User Manual 38 Extender Network Settings AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Do More > WiFi Coverage. The WiFi Coverage page displays. 6. Select a WiFi Output Power radio button 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Enable FastLane technology Get the most out of your HD entertainment with FastLane technology. With FastLane technology, the extender connects to your router usingone band and connects to your devicesusinganotherband.Becauseabandisdedicatedtoeachfunction,performance is enhanced. Ifallyourdevices andyourWiFiroutersupportonlythe2.4GHzband,orallyourdevices andyourWiFiroutersupportonly the5GHzband,donotenableFastLaneTechnology. To activate FastLane mode: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. Extender Network Settings 39 User Manual 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Do More > FastLane. The FastLane Technology page displays. 6. Select the FastLane Technology radio button. The page adjusts and displays two more radio buttons. 7. Select a radio button: • Router-to-Extender in 2.4 GHz only and Extender-to-Device in 5 GHz only. The 5 GHz band is used to connect the extender to the WiFi devices, and the 2.4 GHz band is used to connect the extender to the WiFi router. Use this mode if the devices that you want to use for gaming and streaming support the 5 GHz band, but your WiFi router supports the 2.4 GHz band. • Router to Extender in 5 GHz only and Extender-to-Device in 2.4 GHz only. The 2.4 GHz band is used to connect the extender to the WiFi devices, and the 5 GHz band is used to connect the extender to the WiFi router. Use this mode if your WiFi router supports the 5 GHz band, but the devices that you want to use for gaming and streaming support the 2.4 GHz band. 8. Click the SAVE button. Your changes are saved. Configure a router with advanced MAC settings to work with your extender Ifyou enabled aWiFiMACfilter, WiFiaccesscontrol, or access controllist (ACL) on your router, when a WiFi device connects through the extender to your router, the MAC address of the WiFi device shown on the router is translated to another MAC address. If your router’s MAC filter, WiFi access control, or ACL is enabled, the WiFi device connects to the extender but cannot get an IP address from the extender and cannot access the Internet. To allow the WiFi device to receive an IP address from the extender and access the Internet, you must provide translated MAC address to the router. Extender Network Settings 40 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender To add a translated MAC address to your router and reserve an IP address for your extender 1. Log in to your router and disable the MAC filter, WiFi access control, or ACL. For more information about how to disable your router’s MAC filter, WiFi access control, or ACL, see your router’s documentation. 2. Power on the extender and connect all of your WiFi devices to the extender. 3. Make sure that the Connection Link LED remains lit. 4. Log in to your extender: a. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. b. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOSdevices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) A login page displays. c. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 5. Select Settings > Connected Devices. TheConnectedDevicespagedisplaystheMACaddressesandvirtualMACaddresses for computers and WiFi devices that are connected to the extender network. 6. On the router, add the extender’s virtual MAC address and all the virtual MAC addresses connected to the extender network to your router’s MAC filter table. Note: To reserve a specific IP address for the extender, you must specify the first virtual MAC address that displays for your extender’s 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz network in yourrouter’sIPreservationtable.(ThefirstvirtualMAC addressthatdisplays foryour extender’s 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks is the same.) 7. Enable the router’s MAC filter, wireless access control, or ACL. User Manual 41 Extender Network Settings 4Maintain and monitor the extender This chapter covers the following topics: • Change the extender login user name and password • Turn password protection off and on • Recover a forgotten user name or password • Automatically adjust for daylight saving time • Manually set the extender clock • Back up and manage the extender configuration • Back up the configuration settings • Restore the configuration settings • Return the extender to its factory default settings • Update the extender firmware • Restart the extender from the extender web interface • Turn the LEDs On or Off 42 Change the extender login user name and password You can change the admin user name and password that you use to log in to the extender. To change the extender's login user name and password: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Password. The Password Settings page displays. 6. To change the admin user name, enter a new user name in the New User Name field. Your admin user name can be a name or email address. 7. To change the admin password, enter a new password in the New Password field and the Verify Password field. 8. Select questions and enter the answers. Maintain and monitor the 43 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 9. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Turn password protection off and on We recommend that you leave password protection on to help keep your network secure. You can turn password protection off and on. To turn password protection off or on: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Password. The Password Settings page displays. 6. Select the Password Off or Password On radio button. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Maintain and monitor the 44 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Recover a forgotten user name or password If you changed the password that you use to access the extender and you set up password recovery, you can recover your password if you lose it. To recover your password that you use to access the extender: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Click the Username & Password Help link. A page displays requesting the answers to your security questions. If you forgot the answers to your security questions, restore the extender’s factory settings andsetupyourlogincredentialsagain.SeeReturn theextendertoitsfactory default settings on page 50. 4. Enter the saved answers to your security questions. 5. Click the NEXT button. Your admin user name address and password are displayed. 6. Click the BACK button. A login page displays. 7. Log in to the extender. User Manual 45 Maintain and monitor the extender Automaticallyadjustfordaylightsavingtime To set up the extender to automatically adjust for daylight saving time: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Do More > Access Schedule. The Access Schedule page displays. 6. Select the Automatically adjust for daylight savings time check box. 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Manually set the extender clock Ifyouturnedontheaccessschedule,youcansettheextenderclock.Theextenderclock makes sure that the WiFi access schedules are accurate. Maintain and monitor the 46 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender To manually set the extender clock: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Do More > Access Schedule. The Access Schedule page displays. 6. In the Extender Clock section, select the Manual radio button. 7. Tospecify thetime,completethefields orclicktheSync Clockbuttontosynchronize the extender time to the time on the computer or mobile device that you are using. 8. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. Back up and manage the extender configuration When the extender works correctly after initial setup, we recommend that you back up the extender configuration settings. After you back up the settings, if you change the Maintain and monitor the 47 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender extenderconfigurationsettingsbutarenotcontentwiththenewsettings,youcanrestore the extender configuration to the backed-up settings. Back up the configuration settings You can back up the configuration file of the extender. To back up the extender configuration settings: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Other. The Other Settings page displays. 6. Click the BACKUP button. Your browser extracts the configuration file from the extender. The backup file uses a .cfg extenstion. 7. If your browser is not set up to save downloaded files automatically, locate where you want to save the file. 8. Click the OK button. The extender configuration settings are backed up. Maintain and monitor the 48 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Restore the configuration settings You can restore the configuration settings of the extender to a previously saved configuration file. To restore the extender configuration settings: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Other. The Other Settings page displays. 6. Click the BROWSE button. 7. Locate and select the previously saved backup file. The backup file uses a .cfg extension. CAUTION: After you click the RESTORE button, do not try to go online, turn off the extender,shutdownthecomputer,ordoanythingelsetotheextenderuntilitfinishes restarting. Maintain and monitor the 49 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 8. Click the RESTORE button. A confirmation pop-up window opens. 9. Confirm your decision. The extender configuration is restored and the extender restarts. This process takes about one minute. Return the extender to its factory default settings Under some circumstances (for example, if you lose track ofthe changes that you made to the extender settings), you might want to erase the configuration and reset the extender to factory default settings. To reset the extender to factory default settings, you can either use the Reset button on the back panel or log in to the extender and reset it. Use the Reset button CAUTION: This process erases any settings that you configured in the extender. To use the Reset button to return the extender to its factory default settings: 1. Insert a straightened paper clip into the hole of the Reset button and hold it for about seven seconds. 2. Release the button. CAUTION: Do not try to go online, turn off the extender, shut down the computer, or do anything else to the extender until it finishes restarting! The extender resets and restarts. This process takes about one minute. Log in and reset the extender to factory settings CAUTION: This process erases any settings that you configured in the extender. User Manual 50 Maintain and monitor the extender To log in to the extender and reset the extender’s factory settings: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Settings > Other. The Other Settings page displays. CAUTION: After you click the RESET button, do not try to go online, turn off the extender,shutdownthecomputer,ordoanythingelsetotheextenderuntilitfinishes restarting. 6. Click the RESET button. A confirmation pop-up window opens. 7. Confirm your decision. The extender returns to its factory settings and restarts. This process takes about one minute. Maintain and monitor the 51 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Update the extender firmware You can log in to the extender and check to see if new firmware is available, or you can manually load a specific firmware version to your extender. Check for new firmware and update the extender Unless you changed the settings in the Firmware Update page previously, theextender is set up to check for new firmware automatically at login. To check manually for new firmware and, if available, update the firmware: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Firmware Update. The Firmware Update page displays. 6. Click the CHECK ONLINE button. 7. If new firmware is available, follow the onscreen prompts to update the firmware. Maintain and monitor the 52 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Note: Youmightneedtounzipthefirmwarefile.Thefirmwareupdateprocesstakes about two minutes. Manually upload firmware to the extender If you want to upload a specific firmware version, follow these instructions. To manually upload a firmware file to your extender: 1. Downloadthe firmware file for your extender from the NETGEARDownload Center, save it to your desktop, and unzip the file if needed. Note: The correct firmware file uses an .img or .chk extension. 2. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 3. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 4. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 5. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 6. Select Firmware Update. The Firmware Update page displays. 7. Click the BROWSE button. 8. Locate and select the new firmware file. Maintain and monitor the 53 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender The firmware file name ends with a .img or .chk extension. 9. Click the UPLOAD button. CAUTION: After you click the UPLOAD button, do not try to go online, turn off the extender,shutdownthecomputer,ordoanythingelsetotheextenderuntilitfinishes restarting. The firmware update starts and the extender restarts. The firmware update process takes about two minutes. Restart the extender from the extender web interface You can log in to the extender and restart it. When the extender restarts, all computers and WiFidevicesthatareconnected toits WiFinetworkareautomaticallydisconnected. To restart the extender from the extender web interface: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. Maintain and monitor the 54 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 5. Select Settings > Other. The Other Settings page displays. 6. Click the RESTART button and click the Yes button to confirm. The extender restarts, which takes about two minutes. Turn the LEDs On or Off If you turn the LEDs off, the Power LED remains on. To turn the LEDs on or off: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your extender network. 2. Log in to your extender: • If you did not enable the One WiFi Name feature, enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field of the browser. • If you enabled the One WiFi Name feature, enter one of the following URLs: - Windows-based computers. http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ - Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/ - Android devices. http://<extender’s IP address>/ (for example, http://192.168.1.3/) For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. A login page displays. 3. Enter your admin user name and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 4. If your browser displays the Menu icon , click it. The extender menu displays. 5. Select Do More > LED On/Off. The LED On/Off page displays. 6. Select the ON or OFF radio button. • To turn the LEDs on, select the ON radio button. • To turn the LED off, select the OFF radio button. Maintain and monitor the 55 User Manual extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender 7. Click the SAVE button. Your settings are saved. User Manual 56 Maintain and monitor the extender 5FAQs and troubleshooting This chapter contains the following topics: • FAQs • Find the Extender’s IP address • Cannot Connect to the Extender • Cannot Join a WiFi Network and Receive an Error Message • Cannot access mywifiext.net • Cannot connect to extender using the Nighthawk app 57 AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender FAQs This section provides answers for difficulties you might experience with the extender. The web browser setup keeps asking me for my network password (passphrase) or security key, and I am sure that I entered the correct password. What can I do? The extender is probably placed at the borderline of the range covered by the router or access point. To improve your signal strength, move your extender closer to your router and make sure that the Connection Link LED lights solid white or amber. The LED lights as follows: • Solid white. Best connection • Solid amber. Good connection • Solid red. Poor connection • Off. No connection Can I set up the extender in extender mode if I connect it to the router or access point with an Ethernet cable? No. The extender is designed to connect wirelessly to the router or access point if it is in extender mode. If the extender is in access point mode, you can connect it to the router or access point with an Ethernet connection. For more information about access point mode, see Use the extender in access point mode on page 18. I am connected to NETGEAR_EXT and launched a browser but I don't see the NETGEAR installation assistant. What should I do? Try these troubleshooting steps: • Relaunch the web browser and enter http://www.mywifiext.net/ in the address field. • Clear your web browser cache and history, and then try vising http://www.mywifiext.net again. • Ifyouareinstallingtheextenderasanaccesspoint,makesurethatyouareconnecting your computer or WiFi device to the extender through a WiFi connection instead of an Ethernet connection. • Make sure that your computer is set up to use DHCP (most are). I forgot my admin user name address and password. What can I do? On the login window, click the Username & Password Help link to answer the security questions that you set up during the initial setup. For more information, see Recover a forgotten user name or password on page 45. User Manual 58 FAQs and troubleshooting AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender To restore factory settings: 1. Use a sharp object such as a pen or paper clip to press and hold the Reset button on the extender for seven seconds until the Power LED blinks amber. 2. Release the Reset button and wait for the extender to reboot. The extender resets and returns to the factory default settings. Find the Extender’s IP address If your extender and router use the same WiFi network name (SSID) and you want to logintoyourextenderusingan Androiddevice,you must usetheextender’s IP address. You can log in to your router to find your extender’s IP address. If you own a NETGEAR router, use the following procedure to find the extender’s IP address. If you do not own a NETGEAR router, see your router's documentation. Note: The following instructions might not apply to your NETGEAR router. For more information, see your NETGEAR router’s user manual. To log in to your extender and find your extender’s IP address: 1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the router network. 2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net/. A login window opens. 3. Enter the router admin user name and password. The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time that you logged in. The user name and password are case-sensitive. The BASIC Home page displays. 4. Select Attached Devices. A list of devices connected to your router displays. 5. Find your extender in the list and note your extender’s IP address. User Manual 59 FAQs and troubleshooting AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Cannot Connect to the Extender If you cannot connect to the extender, determine what prevents you from connecting: • If you cannot access the extender settings using the Nighthawk app, you can access the extender using the extender web interface at http://www.mywifiext.net/, see Cannot access mywifiext.net on page 61 for more information. • If you forgot your user name or password, click the Username & Password Help link. For more information, see FAQs on page 58. • If your browser displays an error page, include http:// in the address field of your browser by typing http://www.mywifiext.net/. • IfyoucannotgetaWiFiconnectionworking,youcanuseanEthernetcabletoconnect your computer to the extender. Then log in to the extender web interface (http://www.mywifiext.net) and see if your extender has any connection issues. Cannot Join a WiFi Network and Receive an Error Message To join a WiFi network, you must know its WiFi network name (also called the SSID) so that you can select it. If the network is secure, you must know the WiFi password (also called the passphrase or key). If the extender does not connect to the network that you select, the cause might be one of the following: • It is possible that you typed the WiFi network name or WiFi passowrd incorrectly. Use Smart Setup (see Run the Smart Setup installation on page 20) to select a WiFi network and retype the WiFi password. The WiFi password is case-sensitive. For example, PASSWORD25 is not the same as Password25 or password25. • If the extender cannot detect your WiFi network, check to see if your WiFi network is still working. Make sure that the WiFi router is turned on. If possible, move the extender closer to the WiFi router. • If the extender Connection Link LED is red, the WiFi connection between the WiFi router and the extender is poor. You can establish the best connection with a clear line of sight between the extender and the WiFi router. Make sure that no physical obstacles exist between the extender and the WiFi router, and try to move the extender closer to the WiFi router. If you use Smart Setup, and the extender does not connect to the WiFi router, does not connect to the Internet, or cannot get an IP address from the WiFi router, Smart Setup displays a message to notify you that the extender is not configured. User Manual 60 FAQs and troubleshooting AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender To run Smart Setup again, click the YES button. To manually configure the extender, click the NO, CONFIGURE MANUALLY button. Cannot access mywifiext.net When you try to access http://www.mywifiext.net/ to set up your extender, you might receiveanerrormessagethatsaysyouarenotconnectedtotheextender'sWiFinetwork. This website is not a regular Internet website. It is a local web address used to log in to the extender web interface and view the extender settings. Yourcomputerormobiledevicemustbeconnectedtoyourextendernetworktoaccess http://www.mywifiext.net/. Try these troubleshooting tips to connect to http://www.mywifiext.net/: • If you’re trying to access http://www.mywifiext.net/ for the first time to set up your extender,seeConnectwiththeNETGEARinstallationassistantonpage17andfollow the instructions. • Launch a web browser and enter the extender’s default IP address, which is 192.168.1.250. If this IP address does not work, it is possible that your extender’s IP address might have changed. You can log in to your router to view your extender’s IP address. For more information, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. • If your extender and router use the same WiFi network name (SSID), enter http://<extender’s IP address> (for example, http://192.168.1.3). For more information about how to find your extender’s IP address, see Find the Extender’s IP address on page 59. • Clear your web browser’s cache and browsing history and try again. For more information, see the help content for your web browser. • Try using another web browser. • Assign a static IP address to your computer. Beforeyouchangeanynetworksettings,noteyourcurrentDefaultgateway(Windows) or Router (Mac) address. Use the IP address 192.168.1.249 and the subnet mask 255.255.255.0. For more information, see your computer’s documentation. User Manual 61 FAQs and troubleshooting AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Cannot connect to extender using the Nighthawk app You can use the Nighthawk app to set up your extender and access your extender settings. If the Nighthawk app is unable to connect to your extender, try these troubleshooting tips: • If you're setting up your extender for the first time, make sure your mobile device is connected to the extender WiFi network called NETGEAR_EXT. • If you already set up your extender, make sure your mobile device is connected to the new extender WiFi network that was set. Yourextender'sWiFinetworkandpasswordis thesameasyourrouter'sWiFinetwork and password. • If you already set up your extender and your extender is connected to a Nighthawk router, you can access your extender settings through your router's Network Map in the Nighthawk app. Launch the Nighthawk app, tap the Network Map on the router dashboard, and then tap the extender icon. User Manual 62 FAQs and troubleshooting 6Supplemental Information This appendix covers the following topics: • Factory Default Settings • Technical and Environmental Specifications 63 AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Factory Default Settings To reset the extender to factory default settings, you can use the Reset button on the sidepaneloryoucanloginandclicktheonscreenRESETbutton.Formoreinformation, see Return the extender to its factory default settings on page 50. The following table shows the factory default settings. Table 9. Factory default settings Feature Default Settings Smart Setup Enabled WiFi communication Enabled WiFi network name (SSID) NETGEAR_EXT Security Disabled Transmission speed Auto1 Country/region Varies by region Operating mode 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Data rate in the 2.4 GHz band Max 600 Mbps Data rate in the 5 GHz band Disabled by default (When enabled the max data rate is 1200 Mbps) DHCP Server and client are enabled 1Maximum WiFi signal rate (IEEE Standard 802.11). Actual throughput can vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead lower actual data throughput rate. Supplemental Information 64 User Manual AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender Technical and Environmental Specifications The following table shows the technical and environmental specifications. Table 10. Technical specifications Technical Specifications Network protocol and Data and routing protocols: TCP/IP, DHCP server and client, DNS relay standards compatibility

Physical specifications • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.7 x 2.5 in (241.7 x 169.5 x 63.4 mm) • Weight: 1.1 lb (504.4 g) Environmental • Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) • Operating humidity: 90% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing Interface • Local: Two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports • 802.11ac/n/a/g/b and 802.11k Supplemental Information 65 User Manual


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