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WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 1
Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender WN2500RP Installation Guide CONNECT WIRED DEVICES WIRELESSLY 2.4 AND 5 GHz WIRELESS EXTENSION EXISTING ROUTER Extended Wireless Range Existing Router Range 5 GHz Wireless 2.4 GHz Wireless
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 2
... inches of air space. Technical Support Thank you for choosing NETGEAR. To register your product, get the latest product updates, or get support online, visit us at http://support.netgear.com. Phone (US & Canada only): 1-888-NETGEAR Phone (Other Countries): See http://support.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/984. Trademarks NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 3
... connection between the Extender and a router. The appropriate LED lights to indicate the type of connection: • Green is best. • Amber is good. • Red is poor. • Off. Not connected to router. Wireless Device to Extender. This LED is lit when the Extender is connected to a wireless device. WPS. This LED indicates a WPS wireless ...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 4
...hold it until the Power LED flashes. WPS button. Use this button to connect the Extender to your ...Fi network. For more information, see Connecting the Extender to an Existing Wi-Fi Network on page 6. Ethernet ports. Use the Ethernet ports on the Extender to connect up to four Ethernet-enabled ... wirelessly to your network. Power jack. Connect the Extender to an electrical outlet by plugging the power...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 5
Getting Started The WiFi Range Extender extends the wireless network to include the area outside the range ...network. Follow these steps to correctly set up the Extender. Placing the Extender and Applying Power 1. ... the device, but still within the wireless range of the router. 2. Plug the Extender into an electrical outlet, and wait 1 minute until the Extender starts. The Power LED turns green. 5
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 6
...on the Wi-Fi router, gateway, or access point. If your router supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), we recommend that you use Option 1; otherwise, go to Option...are using WEP security, use Option 2 to connect. Option 2: Connecting without WPS, using the web browser setup guide The web browser setup guide walks you through the necessary steps to connect your Extender to an existing Wi-Fi network. 6
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 7
Option 1: Connecting with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) 1. Press the WPS button on back panel of the Extender. The WPS LED on the front should blink. 2. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS ... New Extender network name: MyNetworkName_2GEXT To connect additional Wi-Fi devices to your Extender network, use the same network security key (password) as is set on your existing wireless network/wireless router. 7
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 8
Option 2: Connecting with web browser setup guide 1. Once the Extender is powered on and the Power LED is green, use a wireless network manager on a computer to find and connect to NETGEAR_EXT (SSID) wireless network. Tip: You can use any wireless network manager utility on a computer or tablet to find and connect to the Extender wireless network. After the connection with the computer is ...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 9
2. Open a web browser window from the same PC, and the browser should take you directly to the onscreen setup guide. Tip: You can always access the Extender settings again by typing www.mywifiext.net in your browser URL bar. 9
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 10
3. The web browser setup guide walks you through the following steps: • Selecting the Wi-Fi network you would like to extend. • Entering the security password for the existing network. • Choosing the name for your new Extender network. • ... in your device's browser address. When prompted to log in, use the following information: User name: admin Password: password 10
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 11
...Performance The Link Rate LED indicates the performance of the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless connection from the Extender to a router The best performance is delivered when the Link Rate LED is green. A ...when the Link Rate LED is amber. A red Link Rate LED indicates a poor connection or no connection. If the Link Rate LED is off, there is no connection between the Extender and the router. Tip:...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 12
To improve Extender performance: 1. Move the Extender closer to the router or to a different location with a better line of sight. 2. As you move the Extender, check the Link Rate and the Wireless Device to Extender connection LEDs on the front panel until you find a good location. 12
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 13
.... 3. Select FastLane Technology. 4. Review the two FastLane Technology options, and select the one that suits your setup. 5. Click Apply. Tip: To maximize performance, FastLane limits device connection to the band you select. NETGEAR recommends that you choose the band that most of your devices support. 13
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 14
Four-Port Wi-Fi Adapter Once the Extender is connected to your existing wireless Wi-Fi network, you can use the Ethernet ports on the Extender to connect up to four devices wirelessly to your network. ...-ray player, gaming console) to the Ethernet port of the Extender, and enjoy wireless connectivity for up to four devices simultaneously. Blu-ray player TV Extender Gaming console Wireless ...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 15
When to Use the Extender Wireless Network NETGEAR recommends that you connect to the Extender wireless network only when a PC or wireless device is in a "dead zone" where the network ... location halfway between the device and the router. If, after you try several locations, the device cannot connect to the Extender, move the Extender closer to the device. 15
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 16
Wireless SSIDs and Passwords Use the space below to record your new Extender network name (SSID) and Extender security settings, in case you need to add additional wireless devices to your Extender in the future. Enter your wireless information here: Router network name (SSID) _____ Router security password _____ Extender network name (SSID) _____ Extender security password _____ 16
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 17
... find more information about your product in the User Manual available at http://support.netgear.com. 1. NETGEAR Genie keeps asking me for my wireless password, and I am sure ... are). Second, make sure the PC to Extender status LED is green and you have a valid IP address. Finally, re-launch the browser, and enter www.mywifiext.net. Will the Extender work if I connect it...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 19
Compliance Declarations of Conformity For complete DoC please visit the NETGEAR EU Declarations of Conformity website at: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11621/ For GNU General Public License (GPL) related information, please visit http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/open_src.asp This symbol is placed in accordance with the European Union Directive 2002/96 on ...
WN2500RP Installation Guide (PDF) - Page 20
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