Why Netgear EX6250 Extender Power Light Remains Amber?
When NetgearEX6250 range extender’s power light indicates amber or orange color light, it means the extender is booting. Usually, it happens due to performing wrong reset process on Netgear range extender. You can dispel this problem by resetting the Netgear Nighthawk device again. But this time you should do the process correctly with the help of below written steps. After the reset, you should log in to the interface of the extender and check for new firmware updates.
Perform Netgear EX6250 Reset Process
You should disconnect all the connected internet devices and router before starting the reset process. Now, just follow some simple steps to reset the Netgear Nighthawk range extender.
- Step1: Just keep the WiFi range extender plugged in to the wall socket.
- Step2: Locate the Reset button at the back of the Netgear EX6250 and press it using a pin.
- Step3: Hold it for 5 seconds and release it. Your Nighthawk extender will be reset in minutes.
Now, you must configure it by accessing the interface of the Netgear device using login IP address 192.168.1.1 like you did last time when you complete the nighthawk extender setup.
Setup Your Netgear EX6250
To configure the settings and update firmware of the Nighthawk range extender, you have to link your computer or laptop to the extender by an Ethernet cable.
Laptop gives you another option to connect with the range extender wirelessly. You can connect by typing the Netgear device’s SSID network name and password into the WiFi settings of the laptop. Then follow these written paragraphs to reach the interface.
1. Open Up Web Browser
After linking your laptop or computer, you have to open up any internet browser on your desktop. Click on the address bar and search login IP address 192.168.1.1. It takes you to a login page of the interface. Here, you have to enter the user credentials like username and password.
2. Enter Login Credentials
You just reset the Netgear EX6250 range extender, your previously set credentials has been deleted after the reset process. So, you must use the user manual of the Nighthawk device to enter the details. Don’t worry, if you don’t have the user manual, you can also use admin as the username and password as the password to fill up the user details. Now, click the Next button (given on the bottom of the screen).
3. Manage Different Settings
After clicking Next, you will see the interface dashboard on the computer screen, where you can manage the settings and networks. Here, you should change the password of the interface of the Nighthawk extender and check if the latest version of the firmware is available or not.
Now, take a look on some more paragraphs that explain how to update the extender and change the password.
Updating the extender will make its services more reliable, so you should update its firmware, whenever it’s available. Go into the ADVANCED SETTINGS which you can locate on the top of the dashboard. In this tab, you will see ABOUT option, just click on it and then find and click on FIRMWARE tab in it.
Here, you will see the information of the firmware that is currently in use. To find the latest version, you have to select the SEARCH button on the bottom of the page. If the new version is available, then just click on the UPDATE and after some time it will be downloaded. Install latest firmware version in extender by restarting it.
Assign Your Password
You must change the admin details like password after accessing the interface and managing settings. To replace the admin password, go to the top of the dashboard and select the SETTINGS. Then, click on the ADMIN tab; assign a new password of your choice. Now, save the password by clicking on the SAVE button.
The Last Words
In these above written blog, you have learned how to turn the amber light off indicating on the NetgearEX6250 range extender. We have explained you that the reason of amber light indication is wrongly performed reset process. Then we provided the solution as well that included reset the networking device again in correct manner. We hope you have successfully performed the reset process and dispel the booting amber light.