We all know very well that in most electronic devices, the technical problem gets resolved with restarting or rebooting of the device. However, it must be noted that if restarting takes place more than once, then you need to pay attention as there might be some serious issue with it.
In order to run the extender smoothly, you must remove all the bugs and turmoil of restarting again and again. You must follow the tips and tricks which we are going to discuss now.
- Is your extender exhausted? All the extenders that you use at home need a periodic restart in order to free up the memory and cache memory. The extender works like a routing machine that sends data to different devices so that it can access the internet. If your extender is not working properly, then this might be due to over-exhaustion. The internet service provider changes the IP address of your device after a regular interval of time. This sometimes slows down the router processing. The only thing you can do to sort out the things is ‘Restarting the extender’. To restart the router, power it off first, then turn it on again after a gap of 20 seconds.
- Start update: Check the firmware version of your Netgear extender. If a new update is available, then you must update it. Updating an extender will help in getting better results in the future. Besides this, if you want to change the password for your extender, then you can do so by updating the OS version of it.
- Check power connection: Do check your router power supply by providing the wiggle test. Disconnect the router from the power supply by unplugging the adapter from the socket. If you find the router lights are still on, then there is some problem with the power supply. You need to get it checked by the electrician.
- Check whether the extender is hot or not: If the temperature of the extender is below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, then it is normal but if it is more than 115, then you must check the extender. It is overheating. You can check the specifications of your extender from the extender box itself or from the website.
If you are having trouble again, then it is wiser to use the USB fan for cooling. The USB fan is an economical device that is easily available in the market. You can plug this device into the USB port of the extender. It will throw the hot air out from the device.