Refused to Connect: Resolved

Are you receiving an error message while trying to access Or simply refused to connect? If you are nodding your head in a yes, then this is the right post you landed on. Are you wondering what could be the possible reason for this? Yes? Well, it is so because this is not a regular website. It is a local web address which is used to get to the Netgear range extender settings. You just cannot randomly access it from anywhere. Another possible reason is improper or impartial set up of Netgear WiFi extender. Let us tell you what you can do to fix the issue.

Begin by verifying some of the things that are mentioned here.

  • Have you performed Netgear WiFi range extender setup correctly? Did you follow all the steps?
  • Are you using the correct web address without any spelling errors?
  • Did you use the correct login credentials to access
  • Do you have trouble-free power supply as well as internet signal?
  • Have you verified that the extender and the router are connected securely?
  • Are you sure that each and every cable connected is damage free?

If for all the above questions, you answered yes, then go with the troubleshooting process.

Fixing Refused to Connect

Here is what you can do to get rid of this problem.

  • Restart your Netgear extender– Unplug your Netgear range extender from the power source. Plug it back after waiting for a while. Try accessing Proceed further if the issue persists.
  • Bring the extender close to router– Try bringing your Netgear extender within the range of the router. In fact, right after you are done with the Netgear WiFi extender setup process for the first time while deciding for the right location to place the extender, this should be kept in mind that extender should not be out of the router’s range.
  • Use a different device– Try to access using a different device. Make use of another computer or laptop. Alternatively, update your computer’s operating system before getting on to
  • Clear web browser cache– Get to the settings of your web browser and clear the cache and browsing history. Cache may occasionally hamper browsing of some web pages. So clearing it would do the needful.
  • Update web browser– One more thing will be helpful to resolve the issue, that is to update your web browser. An older version may be preventing you from accessing
  • Try using IP address– Another method to access your Netgear extender interface to go to its settings, is by using the default IP address. Thus, if there is some issue with the web address, replace it with the IP address.
  • Reset the Netgear extender– This would be the final resort. In case you are still experiencing thr refused to connect issue, then go for resetting the extender. This can be done by first locating the Reset button on the device and then pressing it. That’s it. Now, your Netgear extender is as good as new. By saying so we mean that all the personalized settings have been deleted from it. After you have reset your Netgear extender, it remains mandatory to do the Netgear WiFi Extender setup again, in order to start accessing its network using Netgear_ext.


All the above given tips and tricks are going to help you to do away with connection issue and also let you access Netgear_ext without any trouble.

You can also check: Quick Guide: How to Login to Linksys Router?

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