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How to fix 404 error often occurring on the completion of Netgear EX7000 setup? What are the primary reasons behind the 404 error? How to fix error 404 – file or root directory not found error? Does the Netgear extender reset is the only method to fix it? There are many questions related to Netgear error 404. If you have these queries in your mind, you must follow this post to find your answer.

But before that, let us try to understand why error 404 conflicts with your home network after the configuration of an extender.

What is Netgear 404 Error?

Error 404 can appear in different forms but always having the same meaning. Usually, the 404 error appears when a web page doesn’t exist but in the case of Netgear, the error 404 appears when you try to access mywifiext setup web page, which exists. Without accessing mywifiext setup web page, you can’t configure your Netgear WiFi extender.

Mywifiext is a local web page. Therefore, most of the users face this error in the following scenarios:

  • When they try to connect Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 AC1900 extender to their standard home WiFi router.
  • During the Netgear EX7000 setup process.
  • Trying to connect home wireless devices to the extender.
  • While updating the extender’s firmware.
  • Logging in to Netgear WiFi extender.

Netgear Error 404 Troubleshooting Guide

In case you find yourself stuck across the Netgear error 404 in any of the conditions mentioned above, follow the underneath mentioned troubleshooting tips:

  • Hard Refresh

Sometimes, a simple refresh can fix major issues or bugs. So, try to refresh the Netgear extender setup web page by pressing the Ctrl + R key or Ctrl + F5 on your keyboard.

  • Incomplete or Wrong Web Address/URL

It is one of the most common errors made by users. Nearly 70% of users have reported that they struggle with Netgear 404 error and the reason behind the error is the entry of Wrong web address. So, cross-check the web URL. It should be mywifiext.net (for LINUX OS) or mywifiext.local (for UNIX-based OS).

  • Corrupted or Outdated Web Browser

Partial web browser installation, virus attacks, or older web browser may crash the web browser that ends up displaying Netgear error 404.

  • Change the Domain Name System (DNS) Server

Unable to log in to the Netgear extender admin panel through mywifiext setup using your desktop or laptop? Try to change your computer’s DNS server address. Use DNS-1 8.8.8.8 and DNS-2 8.8.4.4.

  • Netgear Extender Setup Error

Improper or incomplete Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 AC1900 WiFi range extender setup may also lead you to error 404. Using the older Netgear EX7000 firmware can display this annoying error 404 during the extender setup process.

  • Last by Not the Least, Factory Reset

If none of those above-mentioned ways have not fixed the error, consider Netgear extender reset. Doing so will remove all the customized settings and bring your extender back to default factory settings. You have to reconfigure your WiFi extender.

So, these were some of the best methods to eliminate Netgear error 404. We hope these methods will help you. Please share your valuable feedback with us.


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