What to Do If Netgear EX6150V2 Cannot Connect to Router?
A WiFi rangeextender connects to the host router and then extends the router’s signals. The extender will do its job only when it is connected to the router and receives signals properly. What if the Netgear WiFi extender can’t connect to the host router? Facing a similar issue? Read this blog that is meant to help understand why aNetgearEX6150V2 cannot connect to router and also learn how to fix the issue.
Why Netgear EX6150V2 Cannot Connect to Router?
We commence by telling you about the reasons that are responsible for non connectivity of the extender and router. Knowing the causes helps you avoid the reoccurrence of the same problem in the future. Plus if you understand the causes, you can get to the root cause and eliminate the problem easily.
So, here is a list of common reasons that may be responsible for why the NetgearEX6150V2 extender cannot connect to router:
- The NetgearWiFi extender is placed far away from the router and thus the devices can not communicate with each other.
- The host router or the WiFi extender is not receiving a stable power supply and is not booted up completely.
- If you have used a LAN cable to make a connection between them then a damaged cable can be a reason for the issue.
- You may be using the incorrect SSID or password of the router to connect to it.
- The router is not connected to the internet properly.
- Technical glitches are stopping the connection.
Now that you know about the causes, you must have narrowed down to the cause for your case. Let us now straight away get to fixing the issue.
How to Fix WiFi Extender and Router Connectivity Issue?
Use the solutions that have been given ahead to eliminate the problem and then get your Netgear extender connected to the host router:
Give a Shot at Power Cycle Process
We suggest you address the technical glitches first.To fix the glitches, perform the power cycle process. This helps fix the glitches by giving your devices some rest.Power off the NetgearEX6150V2WiFi extender and also the host router. You should also take out the power cables from the wall outlets.
If you have connected the LAN cable to the devices, take it out as well. Wait for some timenow. Begin by inserting the LAN cable into the devices now. Next, plug in the devices and turn on the router first and then the WiFi extender.
See if the devices can connect now.
Bring the WiFiExtender Near the Router
You have the option of connecting the NetgearWiFi extender to the host router using a wireless medium as well.If you opt for a wireless connection mode, then you must place the devices closer toeach other. Only when the extender receives signals from the router, the devices can connect easily.
Now, check the distance separating the two devices. Bring the extender near the router and ensure that it sits within the boundary line of the router’s range.
Plug the Devices to Alternative Outlets
Ensure that the extender and the router both are fully booted up and that the power supply to them is non fluctuating. You can use alternative wall outlets to plug the devices if the one that you are using right now is damaged.
The power cable has to be plugged in properly. Make sure it is now loose.
Replace the LAN Cable
Examine the entire length of the LAN cable used to connect the Netgear EX6150V2 to the router in case you are making a wired connection. We recommend you usea CAT6 cable to make the connection. Replace the cable if necessary. Plus use the correct ports on both devices.
Use the Correct WiFi Details
After you make a wired or wireless connection, you access the Netgear extender setup page on a browser or the Nighthawk app and follow the setup instructions. In one of the instructions, you need to enter the router’s SSID and password so that the extender can begin extending its network. Be very certain that you are using the correct WiFi details here.
In the End
After you apply the fixes given in this post we are sure you won’t face the Netgear EX6150V2 cannot connect to routerissue anymore. After you have connected the devices, you can place the extender near the WiFi dead spot and connect to its network.