3 Ways To Fix Netgear Extender Red Light

netgear extender red light
netgear extender red light

The NETGEAR extender is a great device that increases the range of a WiFi network. It boosts the signals of an existing WiFi connection and enhances the overall signal strength over long distances. This extender features four different LED lights. The first is the router link LED. This LED light indicates the connection between the router and the extender.

A great connection between the two will be indicated by a solid green light. A reasonably good connection between the two will be indicated by solid amber light. And the poor connection between the two will be indicated by a solid red light. If this light is off, it indicates that there is no connection at all.

The second is the device link LED. This LED light indicates the connection between your extender and a computer or a mobile device.  A great connection between the two will be indicated by a solid green light. A reasonably good connection between the two will be indicated by solid amber light. And the poor connection between the two will be indicated by a solid red light. If this light is off, it indicates that there is no connection at all. The other two lights are those of Power and WPS.

How To Fix Netgear Extender Red Light?

One of the common issues that are often faced by the Netgear Extender users is seeing a solid red light on the Router Link LED. This may happen the first time that you use the extender. Or it may suddenly happen after having a solid green or solid amber light at the same place. If you are having this solid red light appearing on the router link LED, here are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue and improve the connection.

  • Reduce the Distance Between the Router and the Extender

There is a possibility that the extender is placed far away from the router and it is unable to fetch the router’s WiFi signals. This may be caused by significant distance or various obstacles such as walls and partitions in the way. Try moving the extender closer to the router. Move closer gradually and set the router at the spot where it gets a solid green signal.

  • Check if Any Other Devices Are Causing Interference

There is a possibility that signals from another device or another WiFi may be interfering with the signals being received by the extender. If you do not have any such devices or WiFi in your home, there is a possibility that your neighbor’s WiFi or some other device may be causing this disruption. One way of finding out such a device is by downloading a wireless scanner and checking which channels are free. You can try having your extender set for the less used channels.

  • Factory Reset the Extender and the WiFi Router

Sometimes, the signal strength of a router or an extender drops due to some unexpected errors within the devices. So try factory resetting your router and extender. Then reconnect the two and check if the problem is resolved.

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