What is the Role of Various Lights on Netgear Extenders?

March 1, 2021

At the time of purchasing a new extender, you must be told that a Netgear extender is a plug-and-play device that can easily be installed using mywifiext when all the lights on it are flashing green. But, the real problem occurs when you try to configure the device and find that some of the lights of your extender are not turning green. Well, various lights on Netgear extenders indicate the status of various things like power, connection, etc. By knowing the role of each and every light, a user can easily make the device working without any fuss.

What do various lights on Netgear extenders mean?

Power Light

The power light usually located at the front panel of a Netgear extender, however the location may vary from model to model. Here’s how you can check the status of the Power light on your Netgear extender.

  • Solid Green: Your extender is powered up and receiving sufficient supply.
  • Solid Amber: You need to wait as your extender is booting.
  • Blinking Amber: You might have set your extender to default settings and it is going through the process.
  • Blinking Green: Your extender is running a corrupted firmware version.
  • No Light: You might have forgotten to turn your extender on.

Arrow Light

  • If no arrow light on your extender is lit, it means your extender is located correctly.
  • If the left arrow light is blinking, there is a need to bring the device closer to your router; else, you would not be able to access the login page of the device via mywifiext.net.
  • Just in case you find the right arrow light of your device is blinking, you need to bring your client device (computer/smartphone) closer to the extender.

WPS Light

If you are using the WPS method to connect your extender to the router for accessing the Netgear Genie setup wizard without any hassle, then checking the status of it can be of great help.

  • Blinking White: The WPS connection between your devices has been successfully established.
  • Solid White: You have used the ‘WiFi security enabled’ feature for your extended network.
  • No Light: The extended network of your Netgear WiFi range extender is enabled but without WiFi security.

Router Link Light

This LED light on your Netgear extender shows the status of the WiFi connection between your router and extender.

  • Solid White: The connection between both your devices is great, so no need to worry.
  • Solid Amber: It shows good connectivity.
  • Solid Red: You need to work because there is a poor connection between both your devices.
  • No Light: Both your WiFi devices are not connected to each other.

Ethernet LED

This needs to be checked if you have used an Ethernet cable to connect your WiFi devices. You may see either,

  • Solid Light: This means an Ethernet cable is connected to your Ethernet port.
  • Or, No Light: There are no Ethernet devices connected to your devices’ Ethernet ports.

Final Note

So this was all about the role of various lights on Netgear extenders. We hope that now after knowing that what each LED on your extender indicates, you would be able to make your extender up and running in no time. In case of any further assistance on the Netgear extenders, you are welcome to approach our technical experts anytime.