How do I access the Extender's GUI to configure its settings?

The default IP is http://192.168.99.254 or http://myextender if the Extender has not yet been connected to a modem or router.

If the Extender has already been connected to a modem or router then you will need to access your modem or router to find the IP address it provided to the Extender.

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  • this does not work. I have been completely unsuccessful trying to connect to the GUI

    *. new MacBook 16". connected to WCB6200Q. via the ethernet cable that came with the unit. Gigabit to USB-C connector. the interface in System Preferences shows its live BUT only via self-assigned IP

    *. the extender is NOT connected to the MoCA

    *. 192.168.99.254. returns an "Unable to connect" error on the browser

    *. http://myextender sends me to a GoDaddy page saying the domain is free to buy

    *. tried reseting the extender a few time with a pin at the back of the unit

    nothing.

    how the hell am I supposed to talk to this stupid thing?

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  • M. Pavan,
    Did you configure the network adapter to an IP within the same IP scheme of the Extender? You must have the Extender and computer on the same IP scheme to access the GUI.

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  • thanks for the response. got through to your phone help and the person there gave me a good hint - I found the IP address by looking for the MAC address in the list of connected clients. so I was able to access the GUI

    BUT, the instructions say that I should add -EXT to the of the existing network SSID (also an actiontec wifi router). I would prefer to use a single SSID for the 3 wifi access points in my home. is that possible? will my computer shift form one to the other as needed?

    thanks. love my MoCA routers.

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  • M. Pavan,
    Adding the -EXT is only a recommendation not a requirement.
    Yes you can use the same ssid for all AP's.
    Your computer should switch to the strongest signal when moving from place to place in the building (this is known as wi-fi roaming) and should be supported by your wireless card in the computer. If you have issues with roaming you may need to upgrade the drivers or replace the wireless adapter in the computer to one that supports wi-fi roaming.

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