Netgear X4S Setup

The Netgear X4S Setup is a fantastic WiFi networking extender. For this reason, a Netgear Nighthawk X4S extender setup is the ideal way for you to increase the WiFi range at home. Compared to its peers, the extender offers a 100% boost in performance thanks to its FastLane3 technology. This page will cover the Netgear WiFi extender X4S setup procedure, firmware updates, and resets.

Netgear X4S Setup

How to Set Up Netgear Nighthawk X4S Extender?

The manual instructions for configuring the extender are as follows:

  1. The router and X4S range extender should be placed in the same room.
  2. As seen in the image, use an Ethernet cable to connect your devices.
  3. Netgear Nighthawk, X4S, and Extension
  4. Now is the time to turn on your electronics.
  5. Navigate to your laptop or PC and select WiFi Settings.
  6. Locate Netgear_ext by going through the complete network list.
  7. Use the default WiFi password on the extender to get into the network.

Note: Please refer to the product label to find out the Nighthawk X4S extender’s default WiFi password. There are also the administrative login and password for the extender mentioned, in addition to the WiFi password.

  1. Go to the address bar of your web browser and type
  2. Hit the Enter key. 
  3. The user agreement for the extender will appear.
  4. Click Next after agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  5. It will show the extender’s login page.
  6. In the Username and Password fields, type admin and password, respectively.
  7. Be aware that the password and username are case-sensitive by default.
  8. Press the Log In button.
  9. On the following screen, choose the Extender mode.
  10. For New Extender Setup, click.
  11. Choose your router’s network when your extender checks the list of accessible networks, then input the WiFi password for that network.
  12. Click on the Connect button.
  13. Give the two frequency band networks on the extender a new SSID and password.
  14. Observe the guidelines that display on the screen.

Note: If you need any assistance regarding your Netgear wifi extender, get in touch with us via the chat button you see on the bottom right corner of this page.

Netgear X4S Setup—Nighthawk App

You can use your cell phone to set up the X4S extender if you don’t have a laptop or desktop computer. First, attach your router and extender using an Ethernet wire. Install the Nighthawk mobile application. After that, connect your mobile device to the Netgear_ext network and open the Netgear Nighthawk app. If you don’t already have one, build a Netgear account and follow the in-app directions.

Netgear X4S WiFi Extender Setup

Netgear X4S WiFi Extender Setup-Manually

Netgear X4S WiFi Range Extender-WPS Guide

  • Connect the extender to a power source.
  • Link the device to the network of the extender.
  • Click the setup page in your open browser.
  • After choosing the setup language, press “Next.”
  • Select the current WiFi network to expand.
  • Set the password for the network and the extender’s SSID.
  • Await the completion of setup and verify the connection.
  • If necessary, move the extender for the best coverage.


  • Connect the extender to a power source.
  • Press the extender’s WPS button.
  • Press the router’s WPS button after two minutes.
  • Await for the solid green WPS LED on the extender to turn on.
  • Link your gadget to a larger WiFi network.
  • Enter the setup URL in the open browser.
  • Observe the setup wizard’s guidelines.
  • To expand an existing WiFi network, select it.
  • Set the extender SSID and password and enter your network credentials.
  • If necessary, move the extender for the best coverage.


Netgear X4S Extender Firmware Update

Netgear X4S Extender–Troubleshooting Steps

First, download the Netgear Nighthawk firmware file to your PC by going to the Netgear download center. After that, you can use the following guidelines to install the most recent firmware on your Netgear extender:

  • First, use an Ethernet wire to connect your desktop to the X4S extender.
  • Next, go to
  • Go into your extender and log in with the default credentials.
  • Choose Firmware Update after going to the Management page.
  • It is now necessary for you to browse the extender’s firmware file.
  • The firmware upgrade will begin, and the extender will be updated in two minutes.


  • Verify the connection and source of power.
  • Make sure the signal strength is positioned correctly.
  • Check that your network credentials are accurate.
  • Reboot the router and extender.
  • If available, update the firmware.
  • If problems continue, reset the extender to its factory settings.
  • For additional support, get in touch with Netgear support.


Netgear X4S Setup—Login Steps

  • Link into the WiFi network of the extender.
  • Go to login in the address bar of an open web browser.
  • Put in your password and username.
  • In order to access the extender’s settings, click Login.
  • To set up, follow the on-screen directions.
  • To expand an existing WiFi network, select it.
  • Finalise the configuration and verify the connection.


Reset Process-Netgear X4S Setup

  • Find the extender’s reset button.
  • Press and hold the reset button for approximately ten seconds using a paperclip.
  • When the power LED begins to blink, release the reset button.
  • Await the reboot of the extender.
  • Accept the invitation to join the default WiFi network.
  • Launch a browser, then type setup
  • To reset the extender, adhere to the on-screen directions.