The Verizon WiFi extender is a device that you can use to increase the range of your WiFi network. With this device, you can increase the range of your WiFi network by up to 6,000 square feet. In addition, this device is designed to help increase the overall range of your WiFi network especially if your router is in one part of your home while you happen to be in another part of the house.
Moreover, the Verizon WiFi range extender supports a wide range of networking protocols, including LAN – 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Gigabit Ethernet, and MoCA 2.5 interfaces. Also, wired networking is included, with a 2-port Ethernet switch. This Ethernet Extender provides rates of up to 1000 Mbps.
However, a Verizon extender is attached to any router to extend the WiFi range of your internet. Although, mu-mimo technology is also built-in this extender that offers high-speed network connectivity for several devices. But one of the issues this extender suffered from was the red light error. This is a common problem and can affect any device that uses WiFi. In this blog, we will look at the different problems this light error can indicate and what you can to do fix it.
What Does the Verizon WiFi Extender red indicate?
Whether you observe a solid red light on the Extender or the device LED light, the implication is the same – a bad connection. What we actually want to see is a solid green light, indicating that the connection is at its optimum right now.
However, there are a variety of reasons why the connection is weak. There might be interference from other devices, a service outage in your location, the router and extension are too far apart, and so on. Whatever is triggering the Verizon extender red light, there are some basic and uncomplicated measures you may do to resolve the issue.
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Troubleshooting Tips: Verizon WiFi Extender Red Light Error
Let’s start with the most feasible options now that we know what the red light means.
Reduce the distance between both devices
A bad connection means that the signal is very feeble. In this instance, the first thing that jumps to mind is that the wireless router device and the wireless range extender are too far apart or that something is obstructing the signal.
To resolve this issue, place the wireless extender device near to the Wifi router until a solid green light not shown. This means that the connection is now great.
Disable the 5GHz Network
Although the 5GHz network is vastly quicker, its range is considerably lower than that of the 2.4GHz network. As a result, we need to disable the 5GHz band wireless network on our wifi router device to see whether it resolves the red light blinking issue.
To resolve the error, you have to configure your Netgear router. Firstly, choose the Advanced tab, followed by the Advanced Setup menu. Now, you have to choose the Wireless Settings for the 5GHZ wireless network. Uncheck the Enable option of Wifi Router Radio. To save the settings, click Apply. If the extender light remains solid red, go to the next step.
Set the Network Name for the Verizon Range Extender (SSID)
If your Verizon wifi extender not working, then you need to set the network name. To set the network name, you have to connect your computer to the extender using an Ethernet wire. Next, navigate to the web interface and login extender with 192.168.1.100. If your extender login screen does not appear, you have to try with the official web address of this extender. To properly log in, enter the necessary Netgear extender login credentials.
After that, you have to navigate to the Wi-Fi settings and ensure that the following items are enabled: Turn on 2.4 GHz WiFi, Wifi 5.0 GHz should be enabled.
Reboot the Verizon extender
Rebooting your WiFi range extender is a very simple & quick solution to resolve the red light error.
Firstly, you have to disconnect all the devices that are connected with the Verizon extender via wireless or wired. Next, switch off the power button of your extender and unplug it into the power supply. After that, you have to wait for a jiffy.
Now, you have to plug the extender back and connect your devices.
Reset the Verizon WiFi Extender and the WiFi Router to factory settings
The signal strength of a router or extension might decline owing to unanticipated failures inside the equipment. So, reset your router and extension to factory settings. Then reconnect the two and see whether the issue has been rectified.