WN2500RP Wireless Range Extender Setup

The Netgear WN2500RP Range Extender can repeat your existing network to extend its reach. Plug in an ethernet receipt or ticket printer if you can’t run a cable directly to the router.

Check out our full WN2500RP setup video:

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In the Box

The WN2500RP Range Extender ships with a power adapter, manual, and two plastic feet which can be attached to display it vertically.


Connect to Power

Unbox your WN2500RP, connect it to power, and turn it on.

Range extenders and repeaters are NOT recommended for use with Serverless Sync™.

1 Connect the power cable. Plug the other end into an outlet.


2 Press the power button.


3 Wait for the power light to turn solid green.


Connect to WiFi

Connect the extender to your network so it has internet access. Pick Automatic WPS Setup if your router supports it (look for a button labeled “WPS” or check the user guide). Otherwise, scroll down to Manual Setup.

Automatic WPS Setup

1 Press the WPS button on the side.


2 Wait for the light on the front to blink.


3 Press the router’s WPS button. Wait for the extender’s 2.4G light to turn green/amber/red.

Repeat steps 1 & 2 to also extend your router’s 5 GHZ band.


4 (optional) Unplug the extender from power, place it where you want, and plug it back in.

For best results, put the extender halfway between the router and iPad.

The extender’s new WiFi network(s) begin with your router’s WiFi name + “_2GEXT” or “_5GEXT”. They use the same password as your router.

Manual Setup

1 Connect to the NETGEAR_EXT WiFi network.


2 Wait while the NETGEAR genie loads.

If nothing happens, visit www.mywifiext.net. Enter admin as the user name and password for the password.


3 Choose your network and press Continue.


4 Enter the WiFi password and Continue.


5 Repeat steps 3 & 4 to extend your router’s 5Ghz band or press Skip.

6 (optional) Change the name of the extender networks and/or the security type and passwords. Press Continue.

In most instances, it’s best to leave these options set to their defaults.


7 Connect to one of the new networks, check the box, and Continue.


8 (optional) Unplug the extender from power, place it where you want, and plug it back in.

For best results, put the extender halfway between the router and iPad.

Connect a Printer

After pairing the WN2500RP with your network, connect an ethernet receipt or ticket printer to use it with ShopKeep.

1 Connect your printer to one of the ports on the back


2 Open the iPad’s Settings app, tap Wi-Fi, and connect to the extender’s network.

3 Open ShopKeep and set up your receipt or ticket printer.

Restore to Factory Settings

Restore your WN2500RP to factory settings and repeat the network setup steps if you want to change which network it extends.

1 Press and hold the Restore Factory Settings button.

2 Release it when the power light blinks amber.

3 Wait for the power light to turn solid green.