If you are getting 404 error at the end of Netgear extender setup process, then you don’t have to worry. Because, this is the issue that every third Netgear extender user come up with. Some users also report that when they go through Netgear WiFi extender setup process, a couple of times they get a message saying there is a firmware update available. Therefore, they update Netgear extender’s firmware but at the last setup step, they see 404 or directory not found error.
On the other hand, a number of users report that as soon as they click on the continue button at the end of Netgear WiFi extender setup, they are welcomed by 404 error. Alas! In the event that you are also getting the same error with your Netgear WiFi range extender, then you have landed at the right post. Here, we will ring up the curtains from various fixes to troubleshoot Netgear 404 error. Let’s get started!
What is 404 Error? How we can Identify it?
A 404 error represents that the URL www.mywifiext.net or mywifiext you are trying to access extender login page couldn’t find the server. However, the 404 error message or popup may differ on the basis of the web browser you are using. Let’s have a quick glance at the error codes listed below you may see on your device’s home screen:
- 404 page not found
- Error 404 directory not found
- The mentioned URL is not found
- 404 file or directory not found
- 404 resource not found
- 404 error WiFi sign in
- HTTP 404 error
- 404 – could not reach the URL
Fixes to Troubleshoot 404 Error
Hard Refresh the Web Page
Sometimes, a simple refresh can troubleshoot the 404 error issue. So, try to hard refresh the web page. Simply press the Ctrl + R keys on your keyboard together.
Change the DNS Server
The next thing that you need to do is to access the Netgear Genie setup wizard using mywifiext.net or www.mywifiext.net web address, and see whether it works for you or not.
Make sure that the Netgear Genie app is installed on your device. For help on Netgear Genie download, drop us a line into the comments section.
Wrong Web Address
One of the most common yet major mistakes made by users is that they generally enter wrong web address. At times, 4 out of 5 users make typing errors while entering the extender login web address due to which they get 404 error. Therefore, keep in mind to type the web address correctly in the browser’s URL bar.
Note: Do not use the browser’s search bar. Besides, while connecting your extender and router, it is important for you to be aware of the fact that routerlogin.net is the web address that is used for routers and mywifiext.net or www.mywifiext.net is the URL that is used for extenders. So, be very careful!
Delete Junk Files and Browsing History
Clearing cache, junk files, and browsing history from the internet browser you are using may also help you fix 404 error. Also, keep in mind to use the latest and up-to-date version of the internet browser. In the event that you are still facing the same issue even after wiping out junk files and browsing history, restart your device and try again later from different web browser.
Check the Internet Connection
Just in case your WiFi range extender is not connected to your router or the LED on your Netgear device is blinking amber, you will get 404 or directory not found error. So, make sure that:
- Your extender and router are placed in close proximity
- The router is up-to-date by the latest firmware version
- You are on an active and upgraded internet plan
- Your Netgear extender and router are properly connected
- The router you are using is compatible with the Netgear extender
Hopefully, the 404 error is fixed now after following the fixes provided in this post. Do share your feedback with us.