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:

WN2500RP Extender Setup

Table of Contents

In the Box

  • Power adapter
  • Manual
  • Two plastic feet (for vertical setup)
  • 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.
    4. Connect the extender to a network.

    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. On your iPad, connect to the NETGEAR_EXT WiFi network.

      Visit our Introduction to the iPad article for help connecting to a WiFi network.

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    2. Open the Safari app and visit www.mywifiext.net.
    3. Enter your login credentials and tap 'Log In'.

      The default username is admin and the default password is password.

    4. Tap 'New Extender Setup'.
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    5. Enter your information on the 'Create Account' page and tap 'Next'.
    6. Tap 'WiFi Range Extender'.
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    7. Select your existing WiFi network from the list and tap 'Next'.

      If your router does not have a 5GHZ band, uncheck the 5GHZ option before tapping ‘Next’.

    8. Enter your existing WiFi password(s) and click 'Next'.
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    9. (optional) Change the name and password of the extender's network(s) and press 'Next'.

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

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    10. Connect the iPad to one of the new extended WiFi networks and tap 'Continue' in the Netgear wizard.

      Unless you made changes in the previous step, the extender’s new network(s) begin with your router’s WiFi name + “_2GEXT” or “_5GEXT” and use the same password as your router.

    11. Tap 'Next'.
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    12. (optional) Fill out the product registration form and tap 'Finish'.

      Or tap ‘Skip Registration’ to skip this part.

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    13. (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 linking the WN2500RP to your network, connect a receipt or ticket printer to use 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.

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