Netgear Extender

I recently bought a Netgear EX3700 extender. Whenever, the LEDs on it start flashing red, I really loose hope, especially its router Link LED. I think I am in big trouble, am I? And, most important, I have competed Netgear EX3700 setup properly, then why am I getting this issue? Can you please help me to deal with it”?

The straightforward answer to this question is yes! We can help you deal with “Netgear extender router Link red light” issue. Just walk through this post and apply the fixes provided here and know how to get rid of the issue at hand. Keep reading!

Note: If Google has redirected you to this post, then don’t scroll away because you don’t have Netgear EX3700 extender. The fixes provided here can be applied on any Netgear extender model to fix the issue. So, continue reading!

There can be several reasons causing the issue. Be it, improper Netgear extender setup, your extender is away from your host router, your internet connection is not good, and so on. Thus, by implementing the hacks provided here, you will find yourself rid of it.

Fixed: EX3700 Router Link Red LED

Fix 1: Relocate Your Netgear Extender

Perhaps, you have located your Netgear WiFi range extender far away from your host router due to which it (the extender) is getting difficulty to communicate with router’s WiFi signals. To troubleshoot the issue, you need to relocate your Netgear WiFi range extender from its current location. For this, you need to:

  • Unplug your Netgear extender from its wall socket.

  • Plug it in your home where your host router is located. If you don’t have a wall socket for your extender to plug in near the router, make use of extension cord.

After applying this fix, here’s to hope that you are able to troubleshoot “Netgear extender router Link red light” issue. If not, then don’t delay much to try the next hack highlighted below.

Fix 2: Check the Connection Source

Many users don’t pay attention to the connection source used for connecting their Netgear extender and host router, resulting in the issue. We have assumed that you have also committed the same mistake, don’t you? Hence, to rectify it, you just have to take care of the source through which your devices are connected. For instance, if you have used an Ethernet source, then you must establish a proper connection between them. Moreover, we also suggest you use a working cable that must not have deep cuts, dust, or any sort of damages.

And, if you have used a wireless source, then ensure that you are accessing Netgear_ext SSID.

Fix 3: Check Your Internet Connection

Perhaps, your internet connection is weak due to which you are getting “Netgear extender router Link red light” issue. To troubleshoot the issue, you need to contact your ISP. After contacting the service provider of your internet connection, simply ask him to improve it and upgrade the router (if needed) provided by him. Also, you can upgrade your existing data plan to keep yourself away from experiencing further internet-related issues.

Note: This fix is highly relatable to the issue. Why? Well, you are going to connect your router and extender. And, if you are getting internet-related issues, then facing many issues is obvious, including the one you are currently experiencing.

Is the issue, see if “Netgear extender router Link red light” issue is resolved for you or not. In case it continues to persist, then we suggest you Netgear extender. Consider this as a bonus tip from our side.

Fix 4: Power Cycle Your Devices

Restarting or power cycling Netgear WiFi range extender is not difficult. Still, in this post, we will provide you instructions to initiate and complete the process with ease.

  • First of all, disconnect your Netgear extender and router.

  • Now, unplug your Netgear extender. Wait for some time.

  • Turn on your host router. Let the power LED on it become stable.

  • Plug in your Netgear extender. Let its power LED lights up.

  • Reconnect your devices again using any (Ethernet or wireless) source.

Once you are done applying this fix, see whether you are able to troubleshoot “Netgear extender router Link red light” issue or not. If your answer is a big no, then you are no other option left with than to reset your Netgear WiFi range extender. Simply press and hold the reset hole present on your extender, wait, and release it. Now, after resetting the extender, perform its configuration process again from scratch.

The Final Words

And, with this last fix, we are going to wrap up this post with the hope that the hacks we have provided here helped you resolve “Netgear extender router Link red light” issue.