Can’t access Netgear WiFi extender via


I have a Netgear N300/WN2000RPT wireless Extender and I am having trouble getting to its initial configuration page.

The instructions to configure the device are:

  1. Power on the device.
  2. Connect a computer to the device with cat5 cable.
  3. In a browser go to and follow the onscreen directions.

The problem is, Visiting in any browser results in a page not found and or page timeout.

Best Answer

Get the netgear wireless extender WN2000RPT working to configure:

First make sure the computer is connected to the netgear router via a cat-5 cable and cat-5 lights are blinking.

  1. Restart the computer and the Netgear wireless extender.
  2. Factory reset using paperclip to hold down 15 seconds until you see an orange flashing icon.
  3. Navigate to its internal default IP address
  4. Restarting the browser and try using different browsers.
  5. Visit instead of This works sometimes.
  6. Making sure the computer has no other path to connect to the internet.
  7. Let the device be powered up for a few minutes and try restarting the computer.

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