November 15, 2023 / Sophie Jones
Wondering if a Netgear Nighthawk AX6000 WiFi range extender can be connected along with another WiFi range extender? Keep reading ahead to know the answer.
WiFi dead spots in the home are very troublesome. However, you can easily get rid of them by installing a Netgear WiFi range extender and extending the existing network range of the WiFi router. But what if there are multiple areas in your home wherein you are getting no or poor internet signals from your WiFi router? If you are considering investing in another WiFi extender to extend the router’s signals, then you should read this blog post first.
If you doubt about connecting two WiFi extenders together, then let us help you clear your confusion. Yes! It is very much possible to connect two WiFi extenders simultaneously with the host router in your home. But before you make the connection, there are a few important points that you need to consider. We shall talk about those factors in this blog while telling you about the setup process.
Read the blog entirely and learn how to connect Netgear Nighthawk AX6000 and another WiFi extender together with the main router.
While you are connecting the extenders to the router, make sure that you are connecting them one by one. That means set up one WiFi extender first and then go for the second one.
You need to place the extenders in a way that they are within the range of the main router. During the setup process, you can place them near the router. However, after the setup is completed, you need to change the location of the WiFi extenders.
Now, with the help of an Ethernet cable, make the connection between the main router and the Netgear WiFi extender AX6000. Join the Ethernet port of the main router to the Internet port on the extender. Make sure the connection is firm and secure.
It is now time you switch on the main router. The sequence is important. That means turn on the router first and then the WiFi extender. Let the devices boot up completely and observe the Power lights on them. Blinking or off Power LED can be an indication of no or poor power supply. See to it that the power supply is optimum.
Get your PC connected to the WiFi extender’s network now. Open a browser and use mywifiext.net to reach the Netgear Extender Setup page. You can also use the IP address to go to the setup page of AX6000.
On the setup page of the Netgear Nighthawk WiFi extender, you need to execute the setup instructions that you see on the screen and carry out the setup process.
Now, repeat the same process with the second WiFi range extender.
Make sure that you are connecting both WiFi extenders to the main router only. Avoid connecting the extender to another extender. That means avoid daisy chaining the network. The connection has to be in a way that both wireless extenders connect to the main router instead of connecting to each other. Otherwise the second extender will give out very poor internet signals.
This completes connecting two WiFi range extenders with the main router. Now you should relocate the WiFi extenders in your home.
The placement of the devices is a crucial step that you need to be careful of. Here are key points to consider while relocating the extenders:
After the placement is done, you can connect to the extenders’ WiFi and enjoy internet connection. You should also change the SSID and WiFi password of the extender from the default values by doing the Nighthawk login. Although you can do this during the setup process, if you haven’t done it, then do it right now.
Do not assign same SSID for main router and WiFi extenders. Make sure you have separate SSIDs and passwords for three devices on network. This is so that you do not get confused while connecting to them. Also, the extender may get connected to each other thereby making daisy chain network which is to be avoided.
Here we wrap up our informative blog post on how to connect Netgear Nighthawk AX6000 WiFi extender along with another WiFi range extender. We hope that we have cleared out the confusion that you had.
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