Netgear N600 Setup

The Netgear N600 is the series for your wifi range extender, and you will find two wifi extenders under this series: the Netgear WN2500RP and the Netgear WN3500RP. Both of the extenders can deliver up to 600 mbps of speed. In this article, we will discuss the methods for the Netgear N600 setup.

There are two methods to install your N600 wifi extender:

  • Web browser based setup.
  • Wireless protected setup.

To finalize the Netgear N600 setup using a web browser:

  • Unwrap your N600 and apply power.
  • Position your booster and your router near each other.
  • Wait for the power LED to turn stable green.
  • Get on any wifi enabled mobile device.
  • Launch any web browser and visit
  • Go through all the on screen instructions.
  • Once done, the LEDs on the N600 become stable green.
  • Place the extender at your desired location with weak signal strength.
Netgear N600 setup

From here, you are ready to use your Netgear N600 wifi extender. In case you don’t have any devices like a phone, computer, or tablet, you can install your repeater using the wifi-protected setup. This process generally takes two to three minutes to be completed.

Netgear N600 Setup: WPS Method

Web browser based setup is not the only way to configure your N600. You can also setup the Netgear N600 by using the WPS (wireless protected setup) method. In this process, you can install your extender easier and faster without entering any username, password, SSID, etc. within two minutes. In order to perform the Netgear N600 setup, you will have to press a tiny button.  Let’s see how.

For Netgear N600 setup using the WPS method:

  • Apply power to your N600.
  • Place the repeater and your router in the same room.
  • Press the WPS button available on the side panel of the N600.
  • Within a minute, press the WPS button on the router as well.
  • Wait for the LEDs on the repeater and router to give a solid green light.
  • Once done,it means you have successfully configured your extender.
  • Place the booster at a new location with poor signal strength.
  • Get connected to the network that you have extended now.

In this way, you can complete your Netgear N600 setup within a couple of minutes.

How to update the firmware on the Netgear N600?

Firmware updates are given from time to time by the manufacturers to fix bugs and other common issues that you might face while using your extender. After you update the firmware on your Netgear N600, you will be able to increase the performance of your N600. You can download the firmware update file from the official website of Netgear only.

For a Netgear N600 firmware update, follow the steps given below:

  • First, apply power to your N600.
  • Connect your extender to the home router.
  • On a web browser, go to
  • After entering your personalized details, login to your extender.
  • Click on settings, and then hit the firmware upgrade.
  • Now hit the check button.
  • If the latest version of firmware is available, then click on firmware upgrade option.
Netgear wifi extender firmware update

This process will take some time. During the update process, do not unplug your N600.  In this way, you can update the firmware on your Netgear N600.

How do I reset the Netgear N600?

In most cases, the reset operation is performed when there is a need to retrieve the admin password or username. By performing the factory reset operation, it will prepare your extender for a new login option by deleting all the personalized details, such as username, password, SSID, etc. This procedure is not hard to perform. To reset the Netgear N600, you must have a hard pointed pin like a paperclip or a pen.

Netgear extender reset
  • Plug your N600 into a proper source of power.
  • On the side panel, you can see the reset button behind a small hole.
  • With the help of a hard-pointed pin, press the reset button for 7–10 seconds.
  • Eject the pin after a few seconds.
  • once the LEDs on the N600 become stable.
  • Which means that you have successfully performed the reset operation

By doing so, you are able to perform the factory reset operation and retrieve the admin password and username. In case you need any help regarding the Netgear wifi range extender setup, update, or reset operations, you can contact us by dialing our tollfree numbers or via live chat. Our technical team will assist you in fixing your issue.