If you want your Netgear WiFi range extender to function properly, then you need to keep its firmware updated to the latest version. But, what if you fail to do so, then what? Ever given a thought to it? If not, then it’s high time that you do now!
There can be a number of reasons why you aren’t able to update the firmware of your Netgear extender. To know in detail what I’m talking about, scroll down, and continue reading this post.
Why Are You Unable to Update the Firmware of Your Device?
Mentioned below are the topmost reasons why you aren’t able to update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi extender along with the solutions to resolve the issue:
- Is there enough storage space on your laptop?
One of the major reasons why you aren’t able to update your device is because your laptop is running out of storage space. To troubleshoot this issue, it is recommended that you free some space off your laptop and then try downloading the latest version of firmware by accessing the mywifiext.net administrative page.
- Perhaps you’ve selected the wrong firmware
Another major reason why you’re facing the Netgear extender firmware update issue is because you’ve selected the wrong version of the firmware. Therefore, make sure that you choose the right firmware. Remember, one wrong click is enough to push you off the edge and make you face issues much difficult for you resolve.
- Why don’t you check your internet connection?
If the internet connection at your home or office isn’t fast enough, then also you’re likely to mess up the Netgear firmware update process. Thus, make sure that the connection between your extender and WiFi router is secure. If you have been connecting your WiFi devices wirelessly so far, it is recommended that you connect them using an Ethernet cable now.
Once a stable connection between your devices has been established, visit http://192.168.1.250 and see whether you’re able to update the firmware of your device without any issue or not. If not, scroll down, and keep reading.
- Have you been constantly interrupting the process?
Another thing that might be stopping you from updating the firmware of your extender is the constant interruption. What I mean to say is that you might be performing background activities while the firmware update would be in process. Don’t do that! Try to perform fewer and fewer activities on your device until and unless the firmware update process doesn’t get completed.
After following these troubleshooting tips, follow the guidelines below and carefully update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender:
- Power on your Netgear WiFi extender.
- Connect the extender to the WiFi router using a cable.
- Access the official website of your Netgear WiFi extender.
- Go to the Settings option, look for the Firmware Update option.
- If there are any firmware updates available, click on the Download button.
- Once the file gets downloaded, save it in a safe place on your PC.
- Now, access mywifiext.net and follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender.
Note: If you want to update the firmware of your extender by using your mobile device, then it is recommended that you access mywifiext.local. You can access mywifiext.net via mobile phone.
I hope the troubleshooting tips mentioned in this article were able to help you in fixing the issue of Netgear extender firmware update failure. On the off chance, if the issue persists, feel free to get in touch with me through the comments section below. I’ll revert to you in no time.