[Solved] Error During EAX20 Netgear Extender Firmware Update
“My Netgear EAX20 indicated that there is a firmware version 126.96.36.199 update available. I tried to get the same EAX20 Netgear extender firmware update installed. However, the firmware update takes an eternity and error occurs out of nowhere. The issue is with the Nighthawk app. My extender is currently utilizing firmware version 188.8.131.52. What’s happening? Can you please explain?”
The aforesaid query was raised by a Netgear extender user who tried to replace the 184.108.40.206 firmware version with the 220.127.116.11 firmware version on his Netgear EAX20 extender. And, it’s not a secret that every Netgear user, to keep the extender’s performance at peak updates its firmware. But, coming across problems during the process seems irritating. If you are somehow seeing any error code on your computer’s screen amidst the EAX20 firmware update process, then read the workarounds highlighted below. They’ll help you update the firmware without any problem. Let’s get started.
Fixed: EAX20 Netgear Extender Firmware Update Error
Tip 1 – Give Rest to Your EAX20
The firmware update process is all about replacing the older firmware version with a new one. It means that the time when the EAX20 is installing the new firmware, it becomes vulnerable to technical glitches. However, excessive usage of the extender can also invite technical glitches. Thus, the time has come that you give some rest to your range extender. For this, power it down for a few minutes. Once you feel that enough rest has been given to your EAX20, you can power it up. After that, try installing the firmware version 18.104.22.168. Are you able to install it? No? Well, it is a sign that you need to invest your time in implementing more troubleshooting techniques.
Tip 2 – Check the EAX20 and Router Distance
Netgear extender firmware update is considered a complex process and demands precise attention. It means every factor involved in the process needs to be up to the mark. The extender-router distance is one such important factor. If the value of this distance is more than that of the distance up to which the host router propagates its signals, then no matter what you do, the newer firmware version 22.214.171.124 won’t get installed on your EAX20 extender. How can you expect the firmware update process to get completed if the extender is not receiving enough signals from the router? Thus, bring both devices a little closer. But, do not bring them too close.
Tip 3 – Check the Browser Version
You’re installing the latest firmware version 126.96.36.199 on your Netgear EAX20 extender to improve its performance. But, it looks like you ignored your web browser’s performance criteria in the hassle of updating your Netgear extender. Like your EAX20, your web browser also needs an update to work well. Therefore, jump into the Settings section of the web browser used by you and see if it is demanding a new software version. If it is, then waste no more time getting the same installed on your web browser. Once done, re-launch the browser and see if you’re able to upgrade the Netgear extender firmware.
Tip 4 – Flush Out Infected Files from PC
We’ve mentioned earlier that every factor involved in the firmware update process needs to be perfect. So, how can you forget the PC chosen for installing firmware version 188.8.131.52? Is it virus-free? Well, we’re suspicious of that. Why don’t consider running a virus scan on your PC? It will let you know if your PC is all well to get the firmware update process completed or not. In case you discover an infected file after running a virus scan, get it deleted as soon as possible. If you’re still coming across error messages while switching from the firmware version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, it is time you give a shot to the next hack.
Tip 5 – Update the Firmware Manually
Has nothing worked in your favor? If you’re still facing failures, we recommend you download the firmware file manually and upload it on your EAX20 extender. The process of updating the firmware via the manual method is quite simple. Just access the mywifiext.net URL, log in using the necessary information, and upload the newer firmware file under the Firmware Update section. After some time, you’ll notice that your device is running on the latest Netgear firmware version.
Performing Netgear extender firmware update is an iconic method of improving the device’s efficiency. We’re hopeful that you’ll be able to install the firmware version 18.104.22.168 on your EAX20 range extender using the aforementioned steps. Just in case you’re still coming across hurdles amidst the process of installing the latest firmware version, do not hesitate to contact our experts. If you’re thinking about the time of contacting them, then know that they are working round the clock to help users struggling with myriad Netgear extender-related issues. The firmware upgrade failure problem is just one.