How Do I Extend My WiFi Range?

Is your WiFi router providing you the desired internet range to your preferred areas? Are you able to browse internet without interruption in your bedroom? The latest TV series of Amazon or Netflix are not yet played on your home theater because of slow internet? If so, this post teaches you how to extend your WiFi range to the fullest. Keep reading!

Know Your WiFi Router Range

WiFi routers can extend their range from 100-150 feet. If you find that your WiFi devices aren’t receiving the continuous internet signals from the existing router, follow the steps outlined underneath.

Remove the obstructions from your router’s path

Physical obstructions such as kitchen appliances, furniture, cabinet doors, thick walls, baby monitors, cordless phones, etc. can all dampen your router’s WiFi signal. If you want to get the router’s WiFi signals, position it away from interference-creating obstructions so that the signals aren’t impeded by such objects.

Position your WiFi router for optimal performance

  • Place your WiFi router as high as possible in a central location of your house.

  • Keep your router away from the modem or gateway (if the two are separate).

  • Aim for a direct line of sight between your router and the devices on which you want to stream internet.

Upgrade your WiFi Router

If you have a 3-4-year-old router, its performance will invariably decrease. Buying a new, up-to-date router would be the best solution to increase the WiFi range.

Use a Netgear Extender

Netgear WiFi range extender helps you enjoy the seamless internet connectivity all over the house without an interruption. This tiny smart device provides you internet range in those areas that are known as dead zones. There are a few models that we are discussing here in this post. Consider them as a suggestion. You can choose any one among them or apart from them as per your needs and budget.

  • Nighthawk AX8 WiFi Mesh Extender, 6Gbps

  • Dual-band WiFi 6 Mesh Extender, 1.8Gbps, Wall-plug, Internal Antenna

  • Nighthawk X6S Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender, 3Gbps

  • Nighthawk X4S Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender, 2.2Gbps, Wall-plug, Internal Antenna

  • Dual-band WiFi Mesh Extender, 1.7Gbps, Wall-plug, Internal Antenna

  • Netgear Dual-band WiFi 6 Mesh Extender, 1.8Gbps

  • Nighthawk X4S Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender, 2.2Gbps

  • Netgear Nighthawk X4 Dual-band WiFi Mesh Extender, 2.2Gbps, Wall-plug, Internal Antenna

  • Nighthawk Dual-band WiFi Mesh Extender, 1.9Gbps

  • Dual-band WiFi Mesh Extenders – Essentials Edition, 1.9Gbps, Wall-plug, Internal Antenna

  • Dual-band WiFi Range Extender – Essentials Edition, 1.2Gbps, Wall-plug, External Antenna

The search doesn’t ends here. There are a lot more Netgear range extenders that you can choose from. Once you bought the Netgear extender model, configure it via and enjoy the extended range of the internet like never before.

Check the Extender Placement

Netgear WiFi extender must be placed near to your main router and away from obstructions that we have already mentioned above. Besides, choose a higher and open place for your Netgear extender as well.

Update Your Extender

Once you have set up your Netgear extender, update its firmware. If the new firmware is available, you will get a notification. What you have to do is to click on the notification link (if available) and follow the on-screen instructions to update Netgear extender firmware.


  • You have bought a new Netgear extender.

  • Configured it.

  • Updated its firmware.

But are you sure about them? Are you sure that you have configured your Netgear extender properly? Is yes, the final step you need to do is to change the extender’s settings using mywifiext portal. Doing so will secure your device from potential threats and unauthorized access. As a result, increase in internet connectivity.

So, these were the points you can consider to extend your WiFi range. Still have queries? Contact our technical department via comments section.