Unable to Detect Netgear EX6100 Extender Network Name

Netgear EX6100 Extender

Having an extender in home removes all the WiFi dead zones around. You enjoy high-speed and steady internet connection throughout your home. However, in spite of having the extender installed, if you face some internet-related issues, then this is some kind of alert. This article is going to be of great help to you if your wireless devices cannot detect the extender network name. This is one of the commonly occurring issues post performing mywifiext setup process of the Netgear extender. Here, we are going to discuss in detail about some general troubleshooting hacks to resolve your problem related to Netgear EX6100 extender network name.

Why Can’t I detect Extender N etwork Name?

Some of the common reasons for not having the extender name visible on the WiFi devices are as mentioned ahead.

  • If the Netgear extender EX6100 is not connected to the router properly, you won’t be able to access extender’s internet signal. If the connectivity is wired, then there might be faults in the cable. If there is a wireless connection between the devices, there may be certain other blockages hindering the signal between them. Not having an appropriate distance between the extender and the router is also one of the major causes to the issue.
  • Another probable reason is not having a stable and steady internet connection. Check with the ISP to ensure stable internet.
  • One more common reason is having fluctuating or no power supply. In case there is some problem with the main power supply or there are some damages on the power cable or wall socket, then also the problem could occur.
  • Having an out-of-date firmware on the extender could also lead to no access to internet problem.
  • Following the incorrect method to set up the extender or missing one or more steps while performing the setup may also leave you with no access to internet problem.

These were some of the prevalent reasons for not showing Netgear extender network name on the network list. Having known the reasons, now it is time to work on what needs to be done to remove the problem to connect to the extender network.

How to Resolve the Issue?

We will thoroughly guide you through how can you troubleshoot unable to detect Netgear EX6100 network name on wireless devices. You may need to adopt one or more than one hacks to get the problem fixed. Here we begin.
Reboot the Netgear Extender
The first and foremost thing that you must always follow if you face any technical issue is to reboot the device. There are certain minor technical issues that usually happen to the devices. These minute technical glitches can be easily taken care of by simply rebooting the device. So, power off the Netgear extender EX6100 by removing it from the electrical wall inlet. Wait for a certain amount of time, prior to plugging it back and turning its power on. This step resolves the major issues in most cases. However, if your issue remains unresolved, move further.

Relocate the Netgear extender

Try relocating the Netgear wifi range extender to a new place. It should neither be too close to the router nor too far from it. An ideal location for a WiFi range extender is somewhere between the router and the WiFi dead zones of the home. Also, make sure that there are no other wireless devices, baby monitors, thick walls, microwave ovens, etc, in between to hamper the signal.

Update Extender Firmware

If the above steps haven’t been of much help to get the issue fixed. Then try updating Netgear extender EX6100 firmware to the latest version. Having an updated firmware on the device enhances its performance and also adds new features to it. With an updated firmware, you are sure to get access to Netgear extender network.

Reset the Netgear Extender EX6100

If none of the above-stated hacks worked till now, then the last resort is resetting the Netgear extender. By resetting and restoring the Netgear extender EX6100 back to its original settings, all the data on it will be deleted. After having the reset done, perform the Netgear EX6100 setup once again to gain access to the router network.


We conclude our write-up here with the hope that we were of use to get you out of trouble. After performing one or more troubleshooting hacks. You should be able to detect Netgear extender EX6100 network name on your wireless devices.

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By Khizar Akhtar

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