Owning a Netgear range extender is one thing and taking advantage of its stupefying features is other. After performing Netgear extender setup, one is free to roam around the house without worrying about the internet connection loss. But, what if we tell you can improve that internet experience too? Sounds exciting? Well, it can be done by configuring the FastLane Technology on your Netgear range extender.
FYI, most Netgear extenders are dual-band WiFi devices. By configuring the FastLane Technology feature, you allow your Netgear extender to connect to the host router using the first frequency band and to client devices with the help of the second band. The performance increases because the job of each band is segregated. Above all, you will be able to get the most out of your HD entertainment with the FastLane Technology configured on your extender. Now, you might be wondering about the steps to configure the feature on your Netgear range extender. Well, you need not worry as we have summed up the entire process of setting up the feature in a few simple steps. But, before that let’s tell you how the FastLane Technology feature works.
How Does FastLane Technology Work?
When you configure the FastLane Technology, you will get facilitated with two options:
Connect your 2.4GHz supported router to the extender using the 2.4GHz band and 5GHz supported WiFi-enabled devices using the 5GHz band.
Connect your 2.4GHz supported router to the extender using the 5GHz band and 2.4GHz supported WiFi-enabled devices using the 5GHz band.
You can choose any option at your convenience. However, it is advised not to enable the FastLane Technology feature if your host router supports the 2.4GHz frequency and WiFi-enabled devices support the 5GHz frequency.
Now, let’s discuss the steps to configure the FastLane Technology feature on your Netgear range extender.
Steps to Configure FastLane Technology on Extender
Open a Web Browser
First of all, open a web browser on your WiFi-enabled device. Ensure that you are having access to a blazing-fast internet connection. Keep in mind that the web browser you have chosen to enable the FastLane Technology on your Netgear extender is running on its updated version. Otherwise, it might create trouble while accessing the mywifiext.net login page.
Also, ensure that the web browser currently in use is not having junk cache, cookies, and browsing history. If yes, clean it first.
Access the Netgear Extender Login Page
After updating the web browser and clearing its cache, the next step is to access the Netgear extender login page. Therefore, go to the address bar of the web browser and type the Netgear extender’s default web address. Be careful while typing the web address as a typo might make you land on the website you dont want to.
Press the Enter key after typing the web address and wait for the Netgear extender login page to appear on the screen.
Log in to Your Extender
As soon as the Netgear extender page appears, type in the default username and password of your device in their respective fields. Remember that the default admin details of your Netgear extender are case-sensitive. Thus, keep your eyes open during the Netgear extender login process.
Once you are done filling in the login credentials, hit the Log In button. You will be taken to the Genie dashboard.
Note: You are suggested to use the new username and password of your Netgear extender in case you’ve ever customized them. Else, you won’t be able to configure the FastLane Technology on your extender.
Find the Do More Option
On the Netgear Genie setup wizard, click the Settings tab and find the Do More option. Clicking the Do More option will reveal a window displaying several settings of your Netgear range extender. Now, select the FastLane option to get redirected to the FastLane Technology window.
By default, the Internet Surfing radio button is checked. So, you need to select the FastLane Technology radio button. As soon as you select the button, you will see two options before your eyes.
Device-to-Netgear extender in the 5GHz frequency band only and Netgear extender-to-router in the 2.4GHz frequency band only.
Device-to-Netgear extender in the 2.4GHz frequency band only and Netgear extender-to-router in the 5GHz frequency band only.
Select the most appropriate option as per your requirement and click the Save button. The FastLane Technology will get configured on your device. Now, you will be able to enjoy a speedy internet connection as the Netgear extender will operate on the dedicated frequency bands. However, you need to reconnect your client devices to the extender’s WiFi network after configuring the FastLane Technology.
This was all about how to configure the FastLane Technology on your Netgear range extender. Whether you have performed Netgear EX3700 setup or Netgear EX6100 setup, the guidelines discussed in this post will remain the same. If you got success in enabling the FastLane Technology on your Netgear device with the help of this write-up, let us know in the comment section.