Last month I plugged in an old Netgear wi-fi extender to boost coverage in the garden. It needed a software update which I couldn’t process so I ended up unplugging it and forgetting about it.
The problem now is I have my standard wi-fi showing on my networks but also the same wi-fi with EXT at the end. I can log onto both of these using the same wi-fi password which I’ve always used. As the extender is unplugged it feels like I’ve somehow created two networks on the same router, and everything appears to be running slower. I’ve opened the hub manager but only the original Wi-Fi account shows, and not the EXT one. I’m logged on the EXT one now though.
Does anybody know how to resolve this? Hopefully I have explained it as best as I can, sorry if it sounds confusing! I’m confused myself… 🙂
Thanks for the reply.
By device, do you mean phone/tablet etc? I can click ‘forget network‘ on my iPhone but the problem is that it is still there in the background. I don’t know how to delete it fully, if that makes sense, and I have noticed Wi-Fi speed has reduced since the EXT has been around.
In my head I think I’ve created a new network on the same router - is that physically possible?
A Wi-Fi extender will reduce the speed considerably, as it works in half duplex. You need to use a Wi-Fi hotspot instead.
Yes, the phone/tablet etc, not sure what you mean by 'still there in the background'. You can't create another network on the hub. The extender is just a wifi repeater that takes the original SSID and appends EXT to it.
Just remove it from the list of stored networks on your device. As it had the same SSID and password, its being remembered. The EXT bit of the SSID is being treated as the same as the main SSID, this is most likely deliberate by design.