How do I connect a Netgear Nighthawk wifi range extender to the T-Mobile internet gateway

  • 20 September 2021
  • 26 replies


I have a Netgear Nighthawk EX7500 and can’t get it to recognize the new internet gateway. Neither Netgear (3hours on the phone over 2 calls) or T-Mobile(2hours on the phone). The router/modem light on the extender doesn’t light up so I can’t do anything with it. Netgear wanted $149.95 to diagnose on the 1st phone call and $75 on the 2nd call….no friggin way...highway robbery!!!

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Steps to do that. 

  • reset the wifi extender
  • once it’s done,  connect an ethernet to the extender and on a laptop.
  • login into the extender by typing the ip
  • The username is admin, look in the back of the extender for the password.
  • Once logged in, your current wifi name will appear with EXT. 
  • Enter the password 
  • Voila, you are golden