• Wed. Apr 21st, 2021

The Complete Guide to Update Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Firmware

Is your Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 EX7000 extender not performing well? Seeing WiFi connected but no internet error? Unable to connect to your extender’s network even after successful Netgear AC1900 setup? If yes, then it is time to update your Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 extender’s firmware.

This post will walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to update Netgear Nighthawk extender firmware to the latest version. Read on.

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Firmware Update

There are two methods of Netgear AC1900 extender firmware update. They are: using the web-based setup page and via the Nighthawk mobile app. Let’s discuss both the methods one by one:

  1. Using the Web-User Interface

Here’s how to update firmware on your Nighthawk wireless range extender:

  • Plug in your Netgear AC1900 EX7000 to a power outlet to turn it on.

  • Now, connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your Nighthawk extender while another end to the existing router.

  • Power on your home wireless router or the main access point.

  • Now, turn on a laptop, PC, or a wireless computer.

  • Load up an internet browser of your choice.

  • Head over to mywifiext web-based page.

  • Once the Netgear Nighthawk login window appears, enter the username and password into the given fields.

  • Click on the Log In button.

  • After logging in, navigate to the Firmware Update section.

  • Click on the Check Online button.

  • In the event that a new firmware is available, walk through the on-screen instructions and complete the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 firmware update process.

This way, you can install the latest version of your Netgear Nighthawk extender’s firmware via the web user interface.

Quick Tip: Before updating the firmware, make sure that you have completed your Netgear extender setup properly.

  1. Using the Nighthawk App

If you find the aforementioned method a bit tricky for you, worry not! We have another method for you. Let’s have a look at the step-by-step guide for Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 firmware update:

  • First of all, connect your smartphone to a high-speed internet connection.

  • Launch the Nighthawk app.

Note: If you have not downloaded the Nighthawk app yet, open the Google Play or App Store and download and install the app on your device.

  • When prompted, enter the admin user ID and passphrase to log into your Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 EX7000 WiFi range extender.

  • If you forgot the admin login details, reset your extender to the default factory settings and use the default username and password.

  • On the off chance if you don’t know the default admin login credentials, check out the manual which came with the purchase.

  • After entering the login details, tap on the Sign In button.

  • The dashboard of your extender will appear.

  • Tap on the Check for Updates button.

  • In the event that a new firmware is available, tap on the Update button.

  • Wait until your Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 AC1900 extender updates its firmware.

Once you tap on the Update button, do not power off your extender or router, go online, or do anything else until the firmware update process completes.

Done! Thus, you can update your Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 extender’s firmware to the most recent version.

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