How to setup netgear ex2700 – Step By Step Guide

Posted by WifiExtSetup on 02th November 2020

In this article, we are going to discuss that how can we setup your Netgear EX2700 Range extender using this simple step-by-step guide, and also we had discussed how you can reset your extender device.

How to Setup Netgear EX2700 Extender Using Manual Method – Guide

  • Place your EX2700 Netgear Wifi range extender and router in the same room away from metallic surfaces, electrical devices, and reflective surfaces like mirrors, microwave, Bluetooth, fish tanks, etc.
  • Turn on the extender by plugging in the extender using an electrical socket, making sure that the LED lights of the extender are lit.
  • Connect the extender to the Wifi network
  • Turn on the device which you want to connect to the WiFi using Extender
  • Using any internet browser, open the login page.
  • Enter the Login Credentials, you will be able to access the New Extender Setup Page.
  • Register yourself by creating a new account and setting up a new password. 
  • Select your WiFi network that you want to extend and enter the password of the WiFi
  • Finally, click on the finish button

This is how your extender is setup and enables you to connect your desired devices to the WiFi at any corner of your home or working place.

Netgear EX2700 Login

EX2700 Range Extender Login mywifiextOpen a browser using URL or 192.168. 1.250. The login window will display where you can enter your User Name and Password. Use admin as the username and password as the Password.

Netgear EX2700 Extender Setup Using WPS
The EX2700 has a WPS feature that easily connects to devices that also have WPS capability. 

To install the EX2700 via WPS:

  1. Place the extender and the Wi-Fi router in the same room where an internet connection is available making sure that the router is WPS capable.
  2. Turn on your extender by plugging it into an electrical outlet and waiting until the Power LED is lit and stable making sure that the ON/OFF switch on the side panel of the extender is ON
  3. Now turn on the WPS by pressing the WPS button until the WPS LED blinks.
  4. Press the WPS button immediately on the main router as well
  5. If the link status WPS LED on the Extender turns white your extender and router are very well connected. 
  6. Now you can move your extender to a preferred location making sure it is in between the router and your devices.
  7. Bring your devices to the area with a poor WiFi signal and connect them to the extended network.

Netgear EX2700 Extender Setup Using Netgear Genie

EX2700 Setup mywiifext.netYou can also set up your Netgear range extender using the Netgear genie application provided by the Netgear and it’s relatively easy to do this all you need is to follow these easy steps given below.

  1. Download the Netgear genie application
  2. Login into the application
  3. Choose the preferred Wifi Range Extender Network You wish to connect
  4. Choose the band you want to extender
  5. Click finish
  6. Follow all instructions that appear in front of you

Congrats you have successfully Configured your device.

Netgear EX2700 Setup for Fastlane Technology

After setting up the Netgear EX2700 extender in your network, you can enable Netgear Fastlane technology to achieve maximum WiFi performance but limits connection to one band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) by following the simple steps:

  • Make sure that your device is properly connected to the desired network.
  • Launch a web browser and enter the URL
  • You will be directed to the login page, enter login credentials
  • Select Advanced and click on FastLane technology
  • There will be 2 options for Fastlane technology. Choose your preference and click on the apply button

The above steps will work irrespective of the model of the Netgear extender. If you still face any problems, feel free to call us on +1-888-346-4070


Problems Faced During Setup of Netgear EX2700 Range Extender

  • Router and extender didn’t connect- Make sure the LEDs are lit
  • Login issue- Username and Password are cases sensitive
  • Unable to launch the login page- Check the URL, switch the browser


Troubleshoot Steps for Netgear Extender 

Troubleshoot tips EX2700Extender setup issues- follow the above steps properly Internet Connection Issue- 

  1. Let your extender generate a list of surrounding WiFi Networks
  2. Select your network and enter the passkey in the respective box
  3. Give a name to the extender and click continue
  4. Wait until the smart wizard establishes a connection between your extender and router
  5. On the following screen check the button corresponding to the statement “I have connected to the extender network”
  6. Now you should be able to go online.

If the problem persists, feel free to call us on +1-888-346-4070 

If the Netgear extender has been set up but not working properly, you need a troubleshoot by any one or more of the following steps:

  1. Power supply to the extender
  2. The tight and precise connection between the router and the extender
  3. High-speed internet
  4. Switch the ‘encryption type’ of the router from high security like WPA-TKIP to WPA-AES, WPA, WEP or no security, keeping router and extender at same security type 
  5. Make sure that none of the cables are damaged by checking all the wired connections
  6. Use only the latest version of the web browser during login.
  7. Update the latest Netgear firmware version on your extender.
  8. Reset the router and try again
  9. Reset the extender to its factory default settings.

In case, none of the above troubleshooting tips resolve your issues, don’t panic. Just give us a call and fix your Netgear N300 EX2700 extender setup issues.

Netgear EX2700 Firmware update

If your WiFi extender suddenly stopped providing the required speed even after you have done a successful Netgear WiFi extender EX2700 set up already, it seems that you need to update firmware on the Netgear extender now. Netgear Extender Firmware is a set of instructions integrated into the hardware device. Talking in a layman’s language, Netgear extender firmware is basically a set of instructions or operating system which is purposely working on a specific make and model number of the extender. Hence, we need to have the latest firmware version on the extender. Here’s how to upgrade Netgear EX2700 firmware:

  • First of all, power supply to turn on the Netgear N300 EX2700 WiFi extender.
  • Establish a tight and precise connection between the router and the extender.
  • Launch and open any web browser and open the login page of the extender by entering the URL
  • Log in to your extender by entering your credentials.
  • In the settings menu open the Firmware Upgrade option.
  • Thereafter, click on the Check button to know if any new firmware version is available, if yes, select the yes option to upgrade the firmware.
  • Wait until the Netgear EX2700 firmware updates properly.

Congratulations! Your extender’s firmware has been updated. In case of any difficulty, feel free to contact our experts.


Netgear EX2700 Extender Light Meanings

Netgear range extender EX2700 has four status lights named as:

  1. Power light
    • Green indicates Power on
    • Amber indicates booting
    • Off indicates Power off
  2. WPS
    • Green indicates enabled Wi-Fi security
    • Blinking Green indicates establishing a WPS connection
    • Off indicates disabled Wi-Fi Security
  3. Router Link
    • Green indicates an optimal connection between the extender and the router
    • Amber indicates a good connection between the extender and the router
    • Red indicates a weak connection between the extender and the router. In this case, the extender should be moved closer to the router
    • Off indicates no connection between the router and the extender
  4. Device link
    • Green indicates an optimal connection with the device
    • Amber indicates a good connection with the device
    • Red indicates a weak connection and the device should be moved into the extender’s range
    • Off indicates extender not connected to any of the devices 


How to Reset Netgear Range extender Model EX2700 N300

Before undergoing a factory reset keep in mind that all device settings will restore to the defaults and the devices connected to the extender will lose connectivity these will require reconfiguration and reconnection. There are 2 ways to undergo a factory reset:

Using Range Extender- Identify and long-press the reset button at the bottom of the extender until the power LED blinks amber. 

Using Web Browser- Follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Connect your device to your extender’s Wi-Fi network
  2. Launch a web browser of your choice
  3. Open Netgear login page using URL: 
  4. Enter the required credentials
  5. Click on Menu, followed by settings, other settings, reset, and OK

That’s it, your extender will undergo a factory reset.

Netgear EX2700 technical Specification
  • Product Number. EX2700.
  • WiFi Technology. 802.11n.
  • WiFi Tech and Range N300 Range
  • WiFi Performance. N300 (300 Mbps)
  • WiFi Band. 2.4GHz.
  • A number of Ethernet Ports. One (1) fast Ethernet port.
  • A number of USB ports. Not applicable.
  • Key Features
    • Extend Internet access for wireless devices throughout your home
    • Fast Ethernet port to connect home A/V devices to the network
  • Ease of Use
    • CD-less setup—great for mobile devices
    • Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup® (WPS)1
  • Security
    • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2-PSK) and WEP
  • Package Contents
    • WiFi Range Extender (EX2700)
    • Installation guide
  • Physical Specifications
    • Dimensions: 2.64 x 2.17 x 1.34 in (67 x 55 x 34 mm)
    • Weight: 0.22 lb (0.098 kg)
  • Standards
    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
    • Fast Ethernet port
  • System Requirements
    • 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz wireless router or gateway
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0 or Safari® 1.4 or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher



To Conclude we can say that It’s easy to set up your Netgear range extender, but if still, you face any problem do not forget to get in touch with our experts.