Positioning your range extender – NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT User Manual
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT
The range extender LEDs can help you tell if the extender is correctly set up and working as
The best performance is delivered when both the Link Rate LED
and the PC to
Extender Connection LED
A workable performance is delivered when the Link Rate LED is amber
and the PC
to Extender Connection LED
Positioning Your Range Extender
The ideal location to place the range extender is half-way between your wireless router and
Figure 3. Range extender location
The best connection is established when there is a clear line of sight between the range
extender and the wireless router and also a clear line of sight between the range extender
and the computer you are using. If this straight path is blocked by a thick wall or other
materials, move the range extender to a different location half-way between the computer
and the router.
If there is no power outlet nearby, or you prefer to place the range extender elsewhere, move
the range extender closer to the computer. If the Link Rate LED is green or amber and the PC
to Extender Connection LED is green, the range extender is working as expected.
To improve the Link Rate LED from red or amber to green:
Once you successfully connect to the range extender from a computer that is outside the
range of your router and log in to www.mywifiext.net, the Smart Wizard guides you
through the process to connect the range extender to a router.
If the Link Rate LED is red or the Smart Wizard cannot connect the range extender to a
router, move the range extender closer to the router or to a different spot where it
provides a better line of sight. As you move the range extender, continue to check the
Link Rate and the PC to Extender Connection LEDs on the front panel until you find a
location where the Link Rate LED is green or amber, and the PC to Extender Connection
LED is green. Note that you might have to unplug the range extender as you move it to a
different location. If you do, from the new location, power up the range extender and
continue to check the LEDs.
Once the LEDs show that the range extender is in a good location, open a browser and
to continue the setup process.