Whenever one attempts to access the Netgear_ext SSID, both WiFi bands of the range extender i.e. the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands come into action. As a result, incoming traffic to these frequency bands increases simultaneously hence reducing the output power of the extender. If you want to prevent this, then enabling the Netgear FastLane technology on the range extender is a good idea. But, do you know how this feature will prevent unwanted speed lags? Keep reading.
How Netgear FastLane Technology Works?
Enabling the Netgear FastLane technology on your extender is all about customizing the internet experience. You might be well aware of the fact that every networking device including your Netgear extender has frequency bands namely 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. However, some devices support the 2.4GHz band whereas some support the 5GHz band. Enabling this feature lets you specify which frequency band of your extender will be the contact factor for the host router and devices accessing your extender’s network.
Simply putting, one of your extender’s frequency bands will be dedicated to the host router while other devices will gain access to the extender’s network via the second band. Now, it is time to shed light on the steps explaining the process of enabling the Netgear extender FastLane technology.
How to Enable Netgear FastLane Technology?
- Access Netgear Extender Login Page
Begin by accessing the Netgear extender login window. The default web address of your Netgear extender will help you do that. FYI, mywifiext.net is the default web address of your extender. So, enter it carefully into the address box of the web browser you like to use. The address box is located at the top of the web browser. After cross-checking the web address entree, press the Enter key. The Netgear extender login will show up.
- Input the Admin Details
The next thing in the line is the insertion of the extender’s admin details. The default username and password of the range extender will be helpful unless you’ve modified them during the installation process. However, take care of the fact that the extender’s admin details are of case-sensitive nature. Thus, you need to be extra cautious while entering them. Keep the Caps Lock key off to avoid unnecessary capitalization of characters. After the admin details insertion, select Log In.
- Tweak the Advanced Settings
Selecting Log In will open up the Netgear Genie dashboard for you. Here, on the extender’s menu, select Advanced, and thereafter, click Operating Mode from the drop-down menu. A new window will appear where the Internet Surfing mode is selected as the Operating mode of your Netgear range extender. Locate the FastLane Technology radio button and click it.
- Assign Frequency Bands
The moment you select the FastLane Technology radio button, you will see two options out of which you’ve to select one. The first option allows the devices to access the extender’s 5GHz band whereas the 2.4GHz frequency band will be utilized by your router. You can go with this option if your router operates on 2.4GHz. The second option is completely opposite of the first one and can be utilized if every device, except your router (which uses the 5GHz band) in the home, makes use of the 2.4GHz frequency band. After you’re done making your preferred choice, click the Apply button. The FastLane Technology will get activated on your Netgear device.
Netgear range extenders are known for their astonishing features. One can access and harness them by accessing the Netgear extender setup wizard. We are anticipating that the steps discussed in this post will be able to help you enable the Netgear FastLane technology on your WiFi device. Now, gear up for the ultimate internet experience.