How to reset Netgear Extender


  • In case you changed your ISP (Internet Sevice Provider) or your Router and need to reconfigure the extender again.
  • Someone gifted you the netgear extender and you need configure it on your network.
  • You bought a refurbished Extender and now you want to Reset Netgear Extender.
  • You dont see Netgear’s default name i.e. Netgear_Ext, while setting up brand new extender.
  • When you change your location.
  • Changing settings on router like updating the new password on the router.
  • If you ant to change the SSID of the Extender.
  • Setting up Netgear extender from access point to WiFi range extender or vice-versa.
  • Extender stops working automatically.
Reset Netgear Extender
Reset hole in Netgear Extender


  • First of all make sure that Netgear Extender have stable power light.
  • Now grab a paper clip and put it inside the factory reset hole for around 5 seconds while the extender is still plugged in to the wall.
  • As you stick the clip inside you will see some changes in the lights of the extender, solid green will turn to amber depending upon the model number you have.
  • Now the extender will reboot itself which takes around 60 seconds.
  • Once the power light turns stable or solid again that will mean the extender is resetted properly.
  • You can open WiFi list on your cell phone or laptop and look for Netgear_Ext, if it is there then it means Netgear extender is resetted properly.
  • Lastly, You can re-configure your extender either through Wps or through web browser by typing or in the address bar.