Getting Netgear Error 404 While Accessing Extender? Let’s Fix!

A large portion of the globe prefers to install Netgear extenders in their homes due to amazing performance. However, many of them come across the error 404 while accessing their Netgear extenders. If you are also troubled by the same issue, then this article will put an end to your misery. Here, we will reveal a number of hacks to resolve the error 404 with the Netgear extender. But before that, let’s find out what the Netgear error 404 means.

What is Netgear Error 404?

The error 404 is an HTTP response code that indicates that the URL you’re trying to access is unable to communicate with its server. This error message varies according to the device you’re using to perform Netgear extender setup. Here’s a list of error messages that will pop up on your screen indicating that the device has fallen victim to the error 404:

  • Error 404 not found
  • 404 file or directory not found
  • 404 could not find the URL
  • HTTP 404
  • The mentioned URL is not found on the server
  • 404 resource not found

Now, let us shed light on some of the scenarios during which you can witness the Netgear error 404 with the extender.

Scenarios in Which You Can See Error 404

  • While connecting your Netgear extender to the router during new extender setup.
  • When you try to connect your wireless client devices to the extender’s network.
  • During the Netgear extender firmware update process.
  • While logging in to the Netgear extender.

Now that you’ve learned about the scenarios in which you might witness the Netgear error 404, let’s head over the troubleshooting hacks to resolve the issue.

How to Fix Netgear Error 404?

  • Reboot the Extender

Sometimes, the Netgear error 404 occurs due to technical glitches. Thankfully, the easiest hack is available to get rid of them i.e. rebooting. So, without any delay, consider rebooting your Netgear extender. Here’s how to do it:

  • Unplug the extender from the electrical outlet.
  • Let the extender stay idle.
  • Plug the extender back into the electrical outlet.

Now, access the extender’s web interface and see if the Netgear error 404 is still bothering you. If it is, walk through the next hack.

  • Place Extender Close to Router

In some instances, a poor internet connection is a major culprit behind the Netgear error 404. It might happen due to an improper communication between the Netgear extender and the host router. To strengthen the communication, consider bringing the extender close to the router. But, avoid placing them too close to avoid a clash of their WiFi signals.

Note: To ensure a seamless communication between the Netgear extender and router, use a damage-free Ethernet cable to connect them.

  • Hard Refresh the Web Page

Another way to get rid of the Netgear error 404 is by hard-refreshing the web page. Doing so will force the web browser to load the most recent version of the web page. Hard refreshing the web browser will clear the cache and cookies for the specific page.

To hard refresh the web page, press Ctrl + R together on the keyboard and see if it brings you success in resolving the Netgear error 404.

  • Use the Correct Web Address

Chances are that you’re entering the incorrect web address that might have led you to the issue you’re currently facing. To get the issue fixed, use the correct web address.

Remember that the correct web address to access the Netgear extender web GUI is mywifiext. So, type it correctly in the URL bar of the web browser.

  • Clear the Browser’s Cache

Perhaps, the web browser you’re currently using is accumulated with unnecessary junk files that are causing the Netgear error 404. So, it is time to delete the unnecessary files from the web browser.

To do so, navigate to the Settings section of the web browser and clear its cache, cookies, and browsing history. 

  • Update the Web Browser

Are you using an updated web browser to access the Netgear extender’s web GUI? Probably not. To fix the Netgear error 404, consider updating the web browser to its latest version.

If updating the web browser is of no avail, then ditch the current web browser and use another one to access the extender’s web page.

In the Nutshell

That’s all about how to resolve the Netgear error 404 with your extender. Let’s hope that the aforementioned hacks will help you fix the problem. 

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