How to Connect Cox Modem Router to Netgear WiFi Extender?

Cox Modem Router to Netgear WiFi Extender

If your Cox modem router fails to provide you with internet signals in certain parts of the home then consider investing in a wireless range extender. A wireless extender connects to the modem router to extend its network further. Through this post, we will guide you through how to connect Cox modem router to Netgear extender such that extender can widen the network coverage in your home.

Why Do You Need a WiFi Range Extender?

At times, a single router fails to supply internet connection in all the parts of the home. Despite choosing the best location for the router, you find certain areas in your home where the internet is hard to reach. This mostly happens in large homes. Homes that have multiple rooms or large backyard areas or multiple stores often have internet connection issues.

A wireless range extender can be used in such homes to extend the existing network range. The root router serves as an internet source for the extenders. That means, extenders receive signals from the main routers and then extend them further and broaden the coverage area.

The extenders are made to sit at a place that’s in between the router and the area with no WiFi. This helps the devices that are outside the router’s range connect to the internet. These devices connect to extender’s network.

Now that you know what an extender is and how it works, let us help you know how to connect Cox modem router with Netgear extender.

How to Set Up Netgear Extender with Cox Modem Router?

An easy way to connect Cox modem router to the Netgear extender is by using the WPS buttons. However, not all Cox modems have the WPS buttons on them. So, you can go for the other ways for setup. Use the Netgear Nighthawk app or web UI to complete the connection and setup.

Netgear Extender Setup Using Nighthawk App

1st Step: Install the App

You need the Netgear Nighthawk app on your smartphone to carry out the setup process. Thus firstly, install the app on the phone. The app can be installed on both iOS and Android phones. You can go to the respective Application Store i.e. the App Store or the Play Store for download and installation. Just search for the app in the store and tap Install.

2nd Step: Join the Devices

Meanwhile, make the connections. By placing your Netgear WiFi extender closer to the Cox modem router, initiate the process. Upon placing them next to each other, use a LAN cable and join the WAN port on the router to the Internet port on the extender. The connection that you’ve made should be finger-tight such that you do not end up getting stuck during the extender setup process.

3rd Step: Supply Electricity

Supplying power to the devices is the next step that you should follow. Plug in your Cox modem router first and then the Netgear extender. See to it that the sequence is the same while you switch on the devices.

4th Step: Connect Phone to Extender’s WiFi

As soon as your Netgear extender boots up, you can connect to its network. Thus, connect your phone to extender’s WiFi by selecting its default SSID. This is an essential step as the Netgear app won’t work if you’re not on the extender’s network. Your phone should be in the network range to receive stable internet signals.

5th Step: Carry Out Setup

Running the Netgear app is the next step that you need to take. Tap on the app that’s installed on your phone to launch it.The app will help you to get through the setup process by providing you with further instructions.

How to Set Up Extender via Web UI?

Netgear Nighthawk extender setup can also be carried out using the web interface on a web browser. All that you need to do is connect your computer or laptop to the extender’s network. You are recommended to make an Ethernet connection to prevent the signal from dropping. After connecting to the extender network, visit on a web browser to get to the New Extender Setup page. Further you need to follow the prompts to accomplish the setup process.

To Briefly Conclude

It is expected that you’ve used one of the two approaches listed in this post to set up your Netgear WiFi extender in your home. After setting up the extender, you need to move it to a place that’s within the range of the router but also close to a WiFi dead spot in the home. The Netgear extender is all prepared to provide the devices with internet signals. With this hope, we are concluding this informative post on how to connect Cox modem router to Netgear WiFi extender.

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