Last Updated on November 10, 2022 by Hammad Hassan
Are you thinking to hide the SSID of your Netgear WiFi range extender? If so, then let us tell you that – this is one of the best decisions you have ever made. By hiding the SSID of your Netgear extender, no unknown person can have access to it. In short, by hiding the WiFi network name of your Netgear extender, you are keeping intruders at bay.
Now, the question arises – how to hide the SSID of a Netgear WiFi range extender? 90% of the Netgear extender users have the same question. If you also have the same query, then this post is for you. Through this article, we will guide you with the step-by-step instructions through which you can easily hide the SSID of your Netgear WiFi range extender. Let’s get started!
Steps to Hide Netgear Extender’s SSID
Power On Your Extender
First things first, power on your Netgear WiFi range extender.
Make sure that you plug in the Netgear extender’s power adapter into a working wall outlet.
Don’t forget to push the power button on your Netgear extender.
Wait till the power LED on your WiFi extender to become stable.
Connect Your Router
Once the power LED on your WiFi extender becomes stable, grab an Ethernet cable and connect your Netgear device and your router with each other. Ensure that the cable you are using isn’t damaged.
You can also connect your extender and router using a wireless source. However, ensure that you are connected to your own WiFi only.
Access the Web or IP Address
Once a strong and secure connection between your Netgear extender and router gets established successfully, turn on a computer or laptop.
Then, launch an internet browser of your choice.
In the browser’s address bar, type mywifiext or 192.168.1.250 IP.
Netgear extender login window will appear.
Fill in the default extender’s username and password into the given fields.
Click Log In once you are done.
Note: If you have changed the default Netgear device login credentials at the time of extender configuration, we insist you use them instead.
Navigate to Settings Menu
As soon as you click on Log In, Netgear Genie Setup page will appear.
Head over to the extender’s settings menu.
Locate the “Broadcast this Network Name” option (without quotes).
Once found, uncheck it.
Congrats! The SSID of your Netgear WiFi range extender is successfully hidden.
Can’t Hide the Extender’s SSID?
If you are unable to hide the SSID of your Netgear WiFi range extender, then below are some important points that you need to consider. Scroll down a little!
The power being supplied to your Netgear extender and router must be steady.
Make sure that the web address, mywifiext or the IP address, 192.168.1.250 isn’t entered in the browser’s search bar. Apart from this, make sure that the extender’s default IP and the web address is entered without any typing errors.
The extender’s power adapter must not be damaged or short-circuited.
Clear cache, junk files, and browsing history as well from your internet browser prior to accessing the extender’s settings page using 192.168.1.250 IP or mywifiext web address.
Make sure that you are using an updated version of the internet browser.
Update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender. Yes, you read it right! An outdated firmware version on your range extender may stop you from hiding the SSID of your Netgear device.
Ensure that you have the correct Netgear extender login credentials. Not sure about the same? Need not to worry! Refer to the Netgear extender manual regarding the same.
That’s all! Anticipating that the above-mentioned troubleshooting tips helped you out in fixing “can’t change Netgear extender SSID” issue? Do share your feedback with us.
In a Nutshell
Our article on how to hide the WiFi network name of Netgear range extender ends here. However, if you still need assistance regarding the same, feel free to let us know via comments.