How to Link Router to Modem and Netgear Extender with Router?

Netgear extender can easily be a new member of your home network. This device can increase the WIFi signal reach of your home router.

Here you will get to know about how to link your new router to the modem and its configuration steps. Then, you will learn to connect the router with the Netgear extender.

We will also give you a short instructions section that helps you to reach the interface and complete the setup.

After the setup, you can easily enable various features from the interface, and manage it from your mobile phone via Netgear Nighthawk app.

Connect Netgear Router to Modem

There are way easy steps to link your new router to the home modem. At first, you have to place the router close to the modem.

Use Ethernet Cable to Connect

  1. Connect the WAN port of the router to the LAN port of the modem with the help of cable.
  2. Then, turn on the router and modem by plugging their power cord to the wall socket.

Now, you have to access the interface with the help of your computer, the whole process steps are given down here.

Configure Your WiFi Router

  1. Link your compute to the router network and open an updated web browser.
  2. Now, you have to search the assigned IP address or login URL
  3. The login window will open up, where you have to enter the username and password (find credentials in user manual)
  4. Press the Enter button and reach to the interface page, here you can easily configure the WiFi router.

Now, let’s see how you can expand your router network by connecting a extender to the router via different methods.

Connect Extender to Router

To establish a strong connection and experience fast internet speed, you just have to follow simple steps given down here.

By WPS Method

To establish the connection between the router and extender, you can use WPS button on the Netgear router.

  1. Turn on the router and extender by plugging it into wall socket.
  2. Press the WPS button on the WiFi router first.
  3. Then, hit the WPS button on the extender.
  4. Both the devices will connect to each other automatically.

After establishing strong connection between routers to extender, now you have to start the configuration of extender.

Complete Link by Configuring

You have to link the computer with the extender with the help of LAN cable. Then, go to an updated web browser.

  1. In the web browser, you have to type the extender assigned IP address, which is also given on the label.
  2. You have to hit the Enter button on the keyboard or click on the Log In option on the computer screen.
  3. By hitting the button, you will reach to the interface login page, where you have to enter the login credentials.
  4. You can use the WiFi extender user manual to find username and password credentials.
  5. Just enter the login credentials, and log in to the interface, where you can easily adjust the settings.

Now, you can explore various features of the extender like enable 20/40 MHz coexistence, initiate firmware updates and much more.

The Ending Words

Here, in this informative article, you have seen and learned how to connect the router to the modem with the help of simple instructions. We have also given steps to configure the router with the help of your computer. Near the ending of the article, you have got to know about how to link the extender to the router by WPS method and how to configure it.


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