You might often feel the need to reset your Netgear range extender to the factory settings. When you do so, you erase the current configuration settings of your device. After you have deleted the settings, the default settings get restored on the device. But after this, you can’t access extender’s WiFi anymore. For using its WiFi again you need to perform the Nighthawk AC2200 setup once again from scratch. But do you know you have the option of restoring the current settings back after resetting the extender? Yes! You can. If the current settings are your favorite ones, you wouldn’t want to lose them. Do you? So, we will help you to learn how you can take a backup of the current settings of the Nighthawk X4 extender and how to restore them back on the device.
How to Take Backup of NetgearAC2200?
Step 1: Power Up Extender
Plug the power adapter of the Netgear Nighthawk AC2200 into an active wall socket available in the home. Turn the power button on to supply power to the extender. Connect the extender to the host router using either a wired or a wireless source. Whatever source you use, make sure the connection between the devices is solid.
Step 2: Access Genie Page
Power on your PC now and load any preferred internet browser on it that is running on the latest software version. In the URL bar of the browser, type mywifiext.net or the default IP address and hit the Enter key. The login page of the Netgear Nighthawk extender will be displayed. Input the login details on the given fields and click the Log In button to access the Netgear Genie setup page.
Step 3: Take the Backup
On the left side of the genie page, click on the Settings option and then click on Other to open the Other Settings page. On this page, now, click on the Backup button. Save the current configuration settings on any safe location on your PC.
This is how you can take a backup of your Netgear Nighthawk AC2200 WiFi range extender. You can now reset your extender to the factory settings without any worries.
How to Restore Netgear X4 AC2200 Settings?
The Netgear extender should be powered up while you are doing this process. So connect the extender to an active power source and turn it up. Likewise, power up the PC on which you saved the backup file previously. Now use the instructions given below:
1. Visit mywifext.net or mywifiext.com on your PC using a web browser.
2. Log in to the admin panel using the admin credentials and access the Netgear Genie page.
3. Click on Settings and then on Other Settings and open the same Other Settings page as done earlier.
4. Now, click on the Browse button that is available under the Restore option.
5. Now navigate to the current settings file saved on the PC and click on it to select it.
6. Clicking on the Restore button and then on the Yes will restore the current configuration settings on your Nighthawk wireless range extender.
7. The extender will reboot and the settings will be restored.
Wrapping Things Up
You are all set to use the previous settings of the Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi range extender. Now onward, make it a point to you always keep a backup of its configuration settings on your PC. In case your extender runs into any issues and you have to reset it, you can restore the correct settings using the backup file.