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Netgear EAX20 Setup: Tips to setup AX1800 Extender setup

The Netgear EAX20 extender is the most useful and excellent extender, with a powerful wireless range. If you want to configure your Netgear EAX20 (AX1800) for better internet connectivity and speed, you have three options, which we will go over one by one.

Netgear EAX20 manual setup

  • Hook up the Wireless range extender to an electrical outlet.
  • Place the wireless extender near the router.
  • Within a few moments, the power light should turn green.
  • Press the power button if the light does not come on.
  • Open a web browser on your computer or laptop and navigate to mywifiext page.
  • Your screen now shows the Netgear login page.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your extender to your existing Wifi.

Netgear nighthawk AX1800 setup through the WPS method

Netgear EAX20 setup

Do you know that the Netgear extender setup via the WPS method is the most simple and quick effective method? If you don’t understand the WPS method of setup. So don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the process.

Step-by-step instructions for performing Netgear EAX20 setup via the WPS method.

  • Power on your Wifi mesh extender and wait for the power led light to become solid green.
  • Now connect the extender to the wifi router.
  • Find the WPS button on the Netgear EAX20 extender and press it.
  • And also press the WPS button on the wifi router.
  • After a few minutes the wifi router light blinks solid green.
  • It means you have successfully done the setup.

Setup AX1800 with Nighthawk App

The Netgear Nighthawk app is straightforward to set up the Netgear EAX20 compared to manual setup. And its download is on both android and apple devices. So read the following steps will guide you.

  • First, download the nighthawk app on your smartphone.
  • Then verify that the Netgear Wifi extender is properly connected to the router
  • Now open the app and create an account on the app.

Note – If you created an account on the app ensure that the mobile you are using is connected to the network.

  • Enter the required Netgear extender login credentials.
  • Now you have successfully easily set up the Netgear extender EAX20 with the app.

Netgear nighthawk EAX20 Setup issues

  • The Netgear mesh extender is flashing red light.
  • net is not working in the web browser.
  • Forget the admin username and password.
  • The extender is working properly but no internet connection.
  • Incorrect the default IP address of the Netgear extender login.
  • The WPS button is not working on the extender.

Troubleshooting: Netgear EAX20 setup issues

Here are a few quick troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the Ax1800 extender setup issues. So, continue reading.

  • Check that the router and extender distance because the router and extender will not be connected properly to affect the issue of the flashing red light.
  • If or mywifiext.local is not working on the google browser. So try the different web browsers.
  • Make sure that extender EAX20 is properly connected to a power outlet
  • The incorrect default login credentials are the primary cause of setup issues. So type carefully and correct the login credentials of the extender
  • Keep your Wifi range extender moving away during the setup like fish tanks metal objects, washing machines, microwave ovens, etc.

How to reset Netgear EAX20(AX1800) in easy way

There are always two ways to reset the extender. One method is manual, while the other is web browser-based. Let’s talk about it.

Manual method
  • Grab a paper clip or a pin.
  • Locate your extender’s reset button.
  • You can now use a paper clip to press the reset button on your extender.
  • And then press and hold the reset button until the power led blinks.
  • The reset procedure is now complete.
Web browser method
  • Switch on your Netgear EAX20 extender.
  • Now, on your computer or device, open a web browser.
  • In the address bar, enter
  • The Netgear genie page should now appear on your screen.
  • Navigate to settings and select the reset option.


I think in this post you learn how to setup AX1800 and after setup your extender is running smoothly. If you are facing any issue during the setup or after the setup then you can speak with one of our specialists, who will walk you through the process step by step.