The Ultimate Guide to Fix Not Working Issue

212 not working issue has somehow managed to ruin the internet experience of many Netgear extender users. Have you also got your knickers in a twist because of the refused to connect issue? Well, that could be because of one of the following reasons:

  • Technical glitches
  • WiFi interference
  • Weak internet connection
  • Outdated web browser
  • Incorrect web address

Whatever the reason might be behind the issue that you are currently witnessing, we have got you covered. Below, you will find some troubleshooting steps following which fixing the issue at hand will be a piece of cake for you. Thus, read on.

How to Fix Not Working Issue?

  1. Give Your Extender a Restart

This troubleshooting hack will help you eliminate the topmost reason that might be causing the not working issue, i.e. technical glitches.

  • Set the Power button on your Netgear extender to OFF mode.
  • Wait for a couple of seconds.
  • Then, set the Power button on your device to ON mode.

Done rebooting your Netgear wireless range extender? Good deed. Now, try to access the Netgear Genie setup wizard via Got any luck?

  1. Use the Correct Web Address

Have a look at the web address that you have inserted in the address bar of your web browser. Do you find any typing errors? Is the web address typed in the search bar?

If any of these situations is true, we recommend that you re-type the default web address of your Netgear range extender. If you want to try the copy-paste technique in order to avoid typos, then consider taking some help from the user manual.

  1. Get Rid of WiFi Interference

How can we even forget this hack? You can also try to relocate your Netgear range extender in order to bid adieu to the not working issue.

Just make sure that while relocating, your extender is not getting kept near any of the following devices, appliances, and surfaces:

  • Cordless phones
  • Washing machines
  • Baby monitors
  • Mirrors
  • Fish tanks
  • Treadmills
  • Televisions
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwave ovens
  • Bluetooth speakers

To be on the safer side, avoid placing your Netgear wireless range extender in corners or near thick concrete walls.

  1. Update Your Web Browser

Are you still having a hard time with the refused to connect issue? Wow. We did not expect that. But, why worry when we are here? We still have a couple of more hacks that might be able to assist you. One of which is, updating your browser.

If you are not sure about the process, then here’s what you need to do: open your web browser, go to its Settings section, and click the Browser Update button. And you are done! The process was simple to implement, isn’t it?

  1. Contact Your ISP

As clearly mentioned in the list of reasons, a weak internet connection can also cause the refused to connect issue.

So, what to do to get the internet up and running again? Well, you need to contact your Internet Service Provider. If he isn’t able to resolve the problem for you, follow the next troubleshooting hack given in this post.

  1. Reset Your Range Extender

Restoring your Netgear wireless range extender is not that difficult. However, if you are new to the process, then take the help of the below-mentioned steps:

  • Find the Reset button located at the corner of your Netgear extender.
  • Found? Good job! Now, carefully press it.
  • Hold on for as long as you want.

Are you done restoring your wireless device to the factory default mode? Cool. Now, reconfigure it via Netgear_ext. If you want, you also refer to guidelines covered in the user manual to go about the process.

Wrapping Up

With the last hack, our guide on troubleshooting the refused to connect issue is coming to an end here. We are sure that after following these hacks, resolving the issue at hand would have been really easy for you.

If you are also facing the mywifiext.local not working issue (considering you are the owner of a MAC device), then trust us, you can apply the same hacks mentioned above.


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