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Why Netgear_ext is not showing up in the Network List?

There could be several reasons for your ‘Netgear_ext is not showing up in the network list’ issue. Here are some such examples:

  • Your internet connection is moving at the snail’s pace.
  • You did not configure correctly.
  • The firmware on your Netgear range extender has not been updated.
  • The distance between your extension and router is prohibitively long.
  • You haven’t activated the network connection.

Now that you understand why your extender’s Netgear_ext SSID isn’t appearing in the network list, go with the procedures listed below to resolve the issue. Contact one of our experts if you want to skip the reading and get a fast solution to your device’s problem.

How to fix: Netgear_Ext is not showing up in the network list.

Close the wireless device gap (router and extender). First, determine the distance between your Netgear wifi range extender and your home router. Is it too much? If you answered yes, you now know where you went wrong.

But don’t be concerned! To resolve the Netgear_ext is not showing up in the network list issue, move your wifi devices closer together. Make sure your wifi extender is within range of your router. Aside from that, ensure that your devices have a strong connection.

Update the Netgear Firmware

As previously mentioned, an outdated firmware could be the reason your extender’s Netgear_ext is not showing up in the network list. So, without further ado, change the firmware of your extender as soon as possible!

The steps to upgrading the firmware on your wifi device are as follows:

  • Open your computer.
  • Start a web browser on it.
  • Visit
  • Hit the Enter key.
  • Fill out the default administrator information.
  • Log in by clicking the Login button.
  • After you’ve logged in, go to Settings.
  • From the administration menu, navigate to Firmware Update.

Check to find out if Netgear_ext is included in the network list once you’ve done changing the firmware on your Netgear wifi extender. Still no chance?

Activate the Network Connection

Enabling the network connection may also help you resolve the issue you’re now experiencing with your Netgear wifi range extender. To enable the network connection, take these steps:

  • Go to the Network Adapter Settings menu.
  • Select Properties from the context menu when you right-click on the SSID (network name) you want to use.
  • After that, choose Enable.

In this way, you’ll be able to rule out at least one reason why your extender’s network name isn’t showing up on the list.

Setup Your extender accurately

If nothing has worked thus far, you most likely committed a mistake when going through the Netgear extender setup process using As a result, carefully install your WiFi equipment while keeping the following points in mind:

  • Cable connections must be finger tight at all times.
  • Before signing in to your Netgear extender, make sure your web browser is up-to-date.
  • Avoid incorrectly entering the default login credentials. If you are unsure of your device’s default username and password, please contact us!

We hope the troubleshooting techniques in this post assisted you in resolving the ‘Netgear_ext is not showing up in the network list’ problem. If you are experiencing the same issue, our professionals are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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