Netgear wireless range extender users know the importance of doing extender reset. You may need to reset your Netgear range extender to troubleshoot any issue with the device, or maybe you forgot the login password and you had not enabled the password recovery feature. After you are done with the Netgear extender setup  at any point in time you may need to reset your device. After resetting, all the customized data gets deleted from the device. This is what is not so good about it. We have a solution for you. What can be done here is, take a backup of the date and once you reset the extender, restore the same settings on it. Isn’t it a good idea? It indeed is. Let us tell you more about taking the Netgear range extender backup and restoring it to the device.

Why to Take Backup?

  • Imagine you are in the process of updating the firmware in your Netgear WiFi range extender and the power gets interrupted in between and the extender turns off. The possibility is that the firmware gets corrupted in the device. There are chances that your extender stops working and you just can’t get it up and running. In such a situation, you will need to reset it to the factory settings.

  • Another case is that you changed the Netgear extender login password, and now you forgot it. The Password Recovery feature helps you recover the password, but you had not enabled this feature. What will you do? Yes, you are right. Reset the Netgear WiFi range extender.

  • One more situation is that you are trying to troubleshoot some issues with the Netgear extender but nothing seems to work. Here too there is a need of doing the extender reset.

  • You may also need to reset your device in case you have done incorrect or impartial setup process.

Along with these examples, there can be some other reasons due to which you might have to reset your Netgear wireless range extender. Let us get to the instructions using which you can back up and restore the Netgear range extender.

How to Backup Netgear Range Extender Settings?

To take the backup of the Netgear range extender, you will need to access the settings page, which can be done by doing mywifiext net login. Here is how you can do this:

  1. Power up your Netgear wireless range extender by plugging it into a working wall socket.

  2. Open an internet browser on the laptop.

  3. Navigate to the Netgear extender login page by entering in the URL bar and pressing the Enter key.

  4. You will be prompted to enter the username and password. Type the credentials in their respective boxes and click on the Log In button.

  5. This navigates you to the Netgear Genie setup wizard.

  6. Click on the Settings option which you will find on the left side.

  7. Now, choose the Other option to open the Other Settings page.

  8. On this page, click on the Backup button and save the current settings of your Netgear extender at a safe location on your laptop.

Using this method you can take the backup of your Netgear extender current settings. If you are using a MACbook, then use mywifiext local , instead of mywifiext net, while logging in to yout Netgear extender.

How to Restore Netgear Range Extender Settings?

To restore the settings once you have reset the Netgear extender, here is what you got to do:

  1. Power up the Netgear extender.

  2. Launch a web browser on the laptop.

  3. Type in the address bar.

  4. Hit Enter.

  5. Enter the login username and password in their respective fields.

  6. Click on the Log In button.

  7. Once you are on the Netgear Genie page, navigate to settings and click on the Other Settings option.

  8. On the Other Settings page, click on Browse under the Restore option.

  9. Navigate to the location where you saved the backup file on your laptop.

  10. Select the file.

  11. Click on the Restore button.

This will restore the settings on the Netgear range extender.


So, you are now aware of why to reset the Netgear wireless range extender. You have learned about how you can take a backup of the current settings of your Netgear extender by accessing the extender settings page using  You also now know how to store the settings back to the Netgear extender.