Logging in to a Netgear range extender is a crucial step if you are looking forward to manage the home network settings. But, what if the Netgear extender won’t accept password when you enter it on the mywifiext login window? That can be a pain in the head. To prevent you from this pain, we have pen down this write-up. Here, we have mentioned some techniques that you should follow to make your extender accept the administration password.
Before All Else, Check the Password Entrée
Did you change the extender’s admin password at the time of the installation process? If yes, then there are chances that you’re still trying to complete the login process with the help of the default password entrée. Know that it doesn’t matter how hard you attempt, the default password will not work in this case. So, you are advised to recall the time when you installed your extender. Use the password that you have assigned to the extender. Keep in mind that you have to use the password in the same way you set it up.
Hundred to one shots, if you are sure that no changes were made to the extender’s admin password during the setup process i.e. if the extender is still flaunting the default admin details, you should immediately shift your focus to the techniques that you should give a shot at in order to fix the issue you are facing with the extender login process. For your information, the default password of your Netgear extender is admin (in lowercase).
Fixes: Netgear Extender Won’t Accept Password
- Use the Correct Field
Users often tend to enter details into wrong fields. Perhaps, you got your name written on the list of such users. Therefore, check if you’ve entered the password into the Password field or the one with the label Username. If you find that the entry has been made into the incorrect field, you should immediately correct your mistake. Now, check if your extender accepts the password or not.
- Update the Web Browser
Sometimes, it is an outdated browser due to which a Netgear extender denies accepting the administrative password. This must be known to you that web browsers like Chrome or Edge face problems taking you to the web based management portal of the networking devices if they are running on outdated software version. Thus, you have to move to the Settings section of a web browser and update it as soon as possible.
Note: You also have to clear the cache and cookies of the web browser you are making use of. This is because when the browser loads a cached version of the extender’s admin page, it will keep using the previously loaded detail which is a bad thing for you.
- Restart the Extender
Just like you cannot access the 10.0.0.1 Xfinity IP address due to a technical glitch in the case of an Xfinity router, you are unable to log in to the Netgear extender via the admin password. To turn the table into your favor, you should restart the range extender. It will not only resolve technical glitches and give a fresh start to your extender, but will also boost the performance of your range extender. So, without wasting a second, power down the extender by pushing the Power button and wait for 15 minutes. Once done, you need to power up the extender again by pressing the Power button. If possible, you should restart the main WiFi router too.
- Temporarily Disable Antivirus Program
You might be well aware of the benefits offered by an antivirus program. But, do you know that it can also create problems with respect to the extender’s management process? Well, now you know. Thus, if you want your Netgear range extender to accept the administration password, kindly disable the antivirus software active on your computer temporarily. All you have to do is access the Control Panel of your computer/laptop.
The Final Words
That is all about what to do if the Netgear extender won’t accept the password. We hope that after you try your hands on the techniques mentioned above, the login process will become an easy task for you. But, there’s one last resort that you should opt for if the problem is still adamant to leave your side. Perform the factory default reset of your extender and set it up once again with the help of the Nighthawk app, login URL, or the WPS approach.