Fix: Getting 404 Error at the End of Netgear Extender Setup

What to do when I get Netgear error 404 on the screen at the end of the setup process? How to deal with this 404 – file or directory not found error? In case you are too having these queries in mind, read this post and find your answer.

What is Netgear 404 Error?

Netgear error 404 can be seen in different forms but having the same meaning. For instance, this error appears when you trying to access a web page that might not exist. In the same manner, after setting up your Netgear WiFi range extender, when you click on the Continue button to find out the WiFi devices, this error will come into view.

Overall, this error has the same meaning, i.e., the file or directory not found. Only the name of this error may vary.

Netgear 404 error window may pop up at any time. However, this issue is highly reported in the following scenarios:

  • When you connect Netgear WiFi extender to your home router
  • During the Netgear WiFi extender setup process
  • Trying to connect WiFi devices to the extender
  • While updating the firmware on your Netgear wireless extender
  • Logging in to your Netgear range extender

In case you come across the Netgear error 404 in one of the above-listed situations, follow the troubleshooting tips mentioned below.

Troubleshooting Netgear Error 404

Hard Refresh Your Web Page

Sometimes, a simple refresh can resolve the issue. So try to hard refresh your web page that is showing the error by pressing the Ctrl+R hotkey on your keyboard.

Change the DNS Servers

Try to log in to your Netgear WiFi range extender through www.mywifiext.net using some other device. On the off chance if it works well, then change the DNS servers used by your computer.

Wrong or Incomplete URL

It is one of the common mistakes done by users. If truth be told, more than 70% of users have reported so far that they were receiving 404 error just because of the wrong URL. So, cross-check the web URL before pressing the Enter key.

Corrupted or Crashed Web Browser

Virus attacks, partial web browser installation, some add-ons, and extensions cause web browser files to get corrupted. And if not treated on time, they may crash the browser that ends up showing 404 error.

Delete the Unnecessary Junk Files from Browser

Try to clear your browser's cache, history, and cookies to get rid of the Netgear error 404.

Slow Internet Connection

If your Netgear WiFi extender keeps losing internet connection or the internet LED on it blinks orange, you will see the Netgear error 404. Therefore, keep in mind to access a high-speed internet connection during the new extender setup.

Use the Correct DNS Servers

In the event that you have mismatched the Netgear URL, then the error stating 404 – file or directory not found will appear on the screen.

Setup Error

Improper or partial Netgear extender setup may also lead you to the 404 error. Also, inaccurate extender configuration and an incompatible firmware update will display this weird error during the setup process.

Connect to the Correct WiFi Network

In order to set up your WiFi range extender, you need to connect to its WiFi network. For example, if you are doing Netgear EX7000 setup, then connect to the Netgear_ext network.

Factory Reset Your Extender

If none of the aforementioned ways have resolved the issue for you, consider resetting your Netgear range extender. Doing so will retrieve all the default factory settings of your extender. After the Netgear extender reset process, you have to set up and configure your extender again.

So, these were some of the best ways to get rid of the Netgear error 404. Which method has fixed the issue for you? Share that with us via the comments below.