After you have successfully set up a Netgear WiFi extender for your home, the next step is to connect all your WiFi-enabled devices to the new extended network and enjoy fast internet speed. However, various users face issues while connecting their WiFi devices to the Netgear extender's network. If your WiFi device is also unable to detect the extender's network name or SSID, this post deserves a worth read by you. Let's take the plunge.
Solution 1: Check if the Extender is Broadcasting the SSID
The main reason behind the 'Network name or SSID not detected by wireless devices' issue is that your extender is not able to broadcast the network SSID. In order to check if your Netgear WiFi extender is broadcasting the SSID, follow the steps below:
Note: If you have set up a Nighthawk extender in your home such as Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2200 setup, then you need to make sure that the 'Broadcast this Network SSID' option is checked.
Thereafter, note down the SSID of your Netgear extender and make sure that you are connecting to the correct network name.
Solution 2: Check if the Extender Shows Blinking Power LED
If your Netgear WiFi range extender setup is showing a blinking power LED, it means either your extender is not receiving sufficient power supply or the extender's firmware is corrupted. As a result, your WiFi devices can't detect the extender's network name (SSID). Here are the steps to get rid of this issue:
Once the power LED on your Netgear extender becomes stable, your WiFi-enabled devices will be able to detect and connect your extender's SSID.
If you are still facing the same issue, then it is recommended to get in touch with specialized experts for a quick resolution.
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