How To Fix Netgear Wifi Extender Red Router Light?
The Problematic Scenario:
You have been using your Netgear WiFi extender Red Router Light for some months now. You have plugged in the extender close to the room where your TV or some other wireless device is located. A couple of days back, the router light on your Wi-Fi extender changed from green to red. So far, your extender has been functioning properly. But now, it is not. You are right now in a situation were:
You have performed a factory reset, but that did not resolve the issue for you.
You do not have any problems with your Netgear router. The issue is with the extender only.
You are not using any new devices that might cause interference.
You find that if you move the extender closer to your router, the light changes to green. But the problem is that you DO NOT wish to place the extender in a new location. You just want to use it in the SAME PLACE, where you have kept it for the past few months.
You are looking for some help that would help fix the issue.
The Solution to the Problematic Scenario:
There might be several reasons contributing to the issue, or there could be a single cause that has resulted in the problem. One reason could be some recent change made to your wireless network or the devices connected to it. Whatever the reason, you can try the following fixes:
You can begin solving the issue by downloading a wireless scanner. Then, check which of the channels are free.
Look for a free channel on the 5 GHz band. Or else, look for the 1/6/11 channels on the 2.4 GHz band. In the 2.4 GHz band, 1, 6, and 11 are the only non-overlapping channels.
The next step is to set up your Netgear wifi extender red router light for any of the less used channels.
In case you are using a single device, there is yet another option you can try. You can utilize Netgear’s FastLane setup.
Some users have reported that switching over to the FastLane setup has resolved the problem for them.
NOTE: The FastLane technology provides the user with maximum Wi-Fi performance. It offers high-speed Wi-Fi and has a dedicated band. This dedicated band will connect the Netgear extender and the Wi-Fi device. In the FastLane technology, there is a second band that connects your extender and the Wi-Fi router.
The above troubleshooting methods should aid in getting rid of the red light and getting back the green one.