Windows 10 is the most widely used operating system in the world. The reason why Windows 10 is the leader of the operating system is simply due to the fact that a vast majority of the world’s population uses Windows-based computers.
Therefore, you will find more people using the internet on their Windows computers and laptops than any other operating system. When it comes to using the internet, there is only one company, which tops the list of providing the fastest and most reliable internet signals to the devices, i.e., Netgear.
This company manufactures the best routers, modems, and Wi-Fi extenders. Where the first two are responsible for producing wireless internet signal, the third one is used to extend that signal to places where internet signal ceases to exist.
Netgear has a number of extender models, but out of those, the most popular is Netgear Extender EX2700. Thousands of people are using this particular model in the US. While extenders work fine if they are properly installed, but whenever any issue surfaces a device like an extender, then it is very hard to restore the functionality of the extender.
If you too are using Netgear Extender EX2700, which your computer has stopped recognizing properly, then there must be some issue with the configuration and/or settings.
To fix the problem, you need to check three things in order to get a better solution. Those are;
- Which version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer?
- Are you able to access the internet?
- Is there any security software installed on the computer?
To fix the problem, you need to follow below-mentioned steps:
If you have installed any third-party antivirus software on your system, then you will have to disable it before you upgrade to the latest build.
If you have activated a firewall or any other security software, then you will have to disable that as well, if on a temporary basis.
Note: It is a fact that antivirus software can safeguard your system against viruses and other malicious elements that lurk around the web, and you shouldn’t disable your antivirus. However, in order to make Netgear Wi-Fi Extender EX2700 work properly, you need to temporarily disable the security software. You can enable it once the extender is installed properly. Being connected to the internet without having your antivirus turned on will make your computer vulnerable.
Reinstall the network driver in compatibility mode:
The problem with the extender could have risen due to the installation of incompatible drivers with Windows 10. It is suggested to install the compatible network drivers in order to minimize the chances of failure of the extender to work with Windows 10.
Here are the steps to install drivers in compatibility mode:
- Right click on the driver’s setup file followed by selecting ‘Properties’.
- Select ‘Compatibility Tab’.
- You need to tick mark the box corresponding ‘Run this program in Compatibility mode’ followed by selecting the operating system accordingly (Windows 10) from the drop-down
- Lastly, click ‘OK’ followed by running the setup.
You should try to access your Netgear Wi-Fi Extender EX2700 and see if it works or not. If it is, then that’s the end of problems for you, but if the issue persists, then you should consider taking help of Netgear EX2700 support providers.