Nighthawk EX7700 Extender

Three Easy Ways for Nighthawk EX7700 Extender Setup

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On this page, you will find the best and easy ways to install your Nighthawk EX7700 extender. Most users only know about Netgear Genie setup wizard for extender installation. However, there are some other methods also which make the extender setup process easy.
The three ways to setup Nighthawk EX7700 extender are:

  1. WPS Method
  2. Manual Method
  3. Ethernet Method

Nighthawk X6 Setup: WPS Method

WPS or WiFi protected setup allows you to get connected to a secure wireless network without typing the WiFi login credentials or visiting Netgear Genie setup wizard. To use WPS to connect the Netgear Nighthawk X6 extender to your home WiFi router, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Turn On your Nighthawk EX7700 extender and WiFi router.
  2. Press the WPS button present on either back or side of your range extender.
  3. Wait for a few minutes until the extender syncs with your home WiFi router.
  4. After that, unplug the Netgear EX7700 extender and place it to a new location. Try to place your extender about halfway between your WiFi router and the area with weak or no router WiFi signal.
  5. Use the router link LED to find the best spot for extender-to-router connection. If the router link LED doesn’t emit amber or white, move your extender closer to the router.
  6. Now, try to connect your computer to the extended network.

Netgear EX7700 Setup: Manual Method

You can also use the Netgear extender manual or installation assistant method to connect your Netgear EX7700 extender to your existing WiFi router network. To use the Netgear extender setup manual method, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Connect your home router to your computer via an Ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your WiFi range extender and router.
  3. Turn on your computer.
  4. Launch any of your preferred web browsers.
  5. Visit
  6. You will land on the Netgear extender login page.
  7. Enter the Netgear extender default login credentials, if not changed.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and set up your Netgear EX7700 extender.
  9. After the completion of the steps, click on the Save button.
  10. Now, unplug your range extender and plug it back to a new location.
  11. Try to connect your computer with the extended WiFi network to test the Internet connection.

Nighthawk X6 EX7700 Extender Setup: Ethernet Method

Last but not the least, you can set up your Nighthawk X6 extender with the help hard wire (Ethernet cable). Simply, follow the below-given steps:

  1. Connect your Nighthawk X6 extender to youre router via an Ethernet cable.
  2. Now, connect your computer to router with another Ethernet cable.
  3. Turn On your computer, router, and Nighthawk X6 extender.
  4. Launch any of your preferred web browsers.
  5. Now enter the Netgear extender login credentials and hit on the ‘Login’ button.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and setup your Nighthawk X6 extender.
  7. Now, click on the ‘Save’ button.
  8. After the completion of the steps, check either your Netgear extender is working on IP address or not.

To check the IP configuration, go through the following steps:

  1. Press Windows + R key.
  2. Type the ‘CMD’ and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  3. Command Prompt Window will pop-up on the desktop.
  4. Now, type ‘IPCONFIG’ and again hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  5. In ‘Ethernet Adapter Ethernet’ column, check the IPv4 address. If it’s same, then congrats – you have successfully setup the Netgear extender.

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