Why is WPS Button on Netgear Extender Not Working?

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Want to set up your Netgear extender? Let’s tell you that you can use the WPS method that’s said to be the easiest among all other methods. Another ways for Netgear Nighthawk extender setup are the web interface or the mobile app methods. You can use the URL mywifiext.net on a browser or put to use the Nighthawk app. But if you want to use the WPS method then use the fixes from this post.

WPS Button on Netgear WiFi Extender Not Working [Fixed]

WPS is a process to link the devices without having to use the password. Use the WPS button on your Netgear Nighthawk extender and set it up in the blink of an eye. However, if you’re unable to make the WPS button on our device work, then you’ll not be able to complete the setup. Use the solutions listed ahead.

1.Check the Power Supply

Chances are that you’ve pressed the WPS button on the WiFi extender properly; however, you are assuming that it is not working because your networking device is not getting an adequate power supply from its wall socket. It might be because your wall socket is damaged. Therefore, it is recommended that you get some repairing done to the wall outlet. In case, this doesn’t help you, consider plugging your wireless range extender into an alternative electrical outlet. As soon as you’re done making the changes, check whether the issue that you’re stuck with has been fixed or not. On the off chance that you’re still experiencing it; you need to proceed to the next troubleshooting hack.

2.Press the WPS Button Properly

In order to set up your Nighthawk extender successfully, the WPS button needs to be pressed on the extender as well as the existing router. However, if you’ve just pressed the WPS button on one device and not the other, then it is quite obvious why you’re assuming that the WPS button on extender isn’t working. Thus, consider pressing the WPS button on both networking devices. Wait for some time after doing so.

By the way, in order to use the WiFi Protected Setup methods for the process, it is advised that you only use the router which is WPS-enabled. Otherwise, no matter how much you try, you’ll not be able to set up the device or for that matter, resolve the issue at hand.

3.Use the Correct Button

Looks like you’ve pressed the wrong button on your extender and hence it did not work to set it up. It could be the Reset button instead of the WPS button. To take care of the problem, it is recommended that you press the correct button. This time, be careful while doing so. We’ve our fingers crossed that this troubleshooting hack will surely be able to help you out. Try accessing the Netgear Nighthawk router login page to check if the setup is done or not.

4.Press the Button Without Delay

Let’s tell you that you can press the WPS buttons on the Netgear extender and the root router in any sequence. However, do not delay in pressing the button on the second device. The time gap in between should not exceed 2 minutes. If you still can’t set up your Netgear WiFi extender then you are suggested to use the Nighthawk app or the web interface method. Log in using the IP or the URL mentioned above in this post.

5.Reboot and Retry

Minor temporary technical glitches can also affect the functioning of the devices.  If you can’t use the WPS button on your devices, then try to reboot the devices once. Power off and unplug your root router and the Netgear WiFi extender. After making them stay unplugged for about 2 minutes plug them back and supply power. Now try to use the WPS buttons to set the extender up.

Wrap Up

This is all about how you can fix the WPS button that couldn’t help you carry out the setup of your Netgear WiFi range extender.  After the setup is dne you can use the web UI or Nighthawk app to customize its settings. You can use the Application Store on phone or Nighthawk-app.com for app download.