Netgear WiFi Extender Not Working with New Spectrum

Netgear WiFi Extender Not Working with New Spectrum Router?

February 10, 2024 | Jones Tremblay

“I am trying to install my old Netgear extender with a new Spectrum router. However, there seems to be a hindrance that’s not letting the devices connect to each other.”

Do you have a similar concern? As you’ve landed on this post, half of your trouble is already resolved. This post covers the reasons along with the solutions that’ll help you connect your WiFi extender with the new router. Let’s begin without any further delay.

Why Won’t WiFi Extender Connect to New Spectrum Router?

There are several reasons that are stopping the connection from happening. If you know the reasons, it is easy for you to get rid of the obstacle. Here’s a list of some common reasons. Go through them and try to identify the cause of your case.

  • The distance between the two devices is more than necessary.
  • You’ve put to use a damaged LAN cable if making a wired connection between them.
  • Fluctuations in the power supply to any of the devices can prevent the devices from getting connected.
  • The setup process followed by you is incorrect.
  • The still has the previous router’s configuration settings saved on it.
  • Firmware versions on the devices are not compatible.

Now that you have a clear idea about the reasons, you will find the troubleshooting process a piece of cake. The next section will help you walk through the troubleshooting process.

How to Fix Extender and Spectrum Router Connection Issues?

The primary step that you need to take is to verify the power supply to both devices. Have a good look at the power adapters of Netgear WiFi extender and the new Spectrum router. See to it that you’re using the same adapters that came in the package. Also, the power adapters shouldn’t be damaged. Try using different wall outlets to plug in the devices for a damaged outlet won’t let you make the connection. In simple words, make very certain that both devices are receiving a consistent power supply. You can utilize a UPS if needed.

If the power supply is good and still you have problem connecting the devices, then try the solutions that we have listed ahead.

1. Pull the Devices Closer

A WiFi range extender connects to the host router wirelessly or using a wired connection. In the event you are making a wireless connection, you need to ensure that the extender is placed in the range of the Spectrum router. Shift the extender a little closer so that it sits within the boundary line of the router and then see if they get connected or not.

2. Replace the LAN Cable

A Netgear extender can be connected with the new router using a LAN cable as well. We suggest you make a LAN connection as the chances of signal dropping reduce this way. The cable that you have used might be damaged. Replace it with a new cable that’s in good condition. You ought to make sure that the connection is well intact and the ports are well working. Try connecting the devices and perform the Netgear extender setup now.


3. Update the New Spectrum Router

An older version of the firmware installed on the new Spectrum router can stop the connection. Log in to your Spectrum router using its IP address and check for firmware updates. If you find an update pending then update the router right away and then join the devices.

4. Reset Netgear WiFi Extender

The WiFi extender must be running on the default values if you’re trying to connect it with the new router. If you can’t connect the Netgear WiFi extender with a new Spectrum router, there are high chance that the previous settings are stopping the connection. You need to erase them first. Reset your WiFi extender and have the factory settings restored. To reset your extender, you need to first remove all the cables from it except the power cable. Push and hold the power button for about 10 seconds and then release it.The extender will be reset and all the previous customized settings will be wiped off.

The Final Note

As soon as you’ve your extender reset, you’ll have no issue connecting it to the new Spectrum router. Place them closer and join them using a LAN cable. Supply power to both devices. Join the extender’s network on your computer and access the setup page on abrowser. Keep on executing the setup steps the way they appear on the screen. You will have your Netgear WiFi extender setup with the new router in a jiffy.

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