Is Your Netgear EX6150v2 Not Connecting to Xfinity XB8?
Gone through various communities and forums but couldn’t figure out why is your Netgear EX6150v2 not connecting to Xfinity XB8 modem/gateway? Don’t worry! We can help you out. Walk through the information given in the post and learn why you are facing connectivity issues between your Nighthawk extender and the Xfinity gateway.
Before You Start
Netgear is one of the topmost brands known for rolling out WiFi router and extender models with exceptional networking performance. Therefore, if you have decided to couple your EX6150v2 range extender with the Xfinity XB8 gateway which is another superb networking device brought in by Xfinity, you aimed the arrow correctly. But, there’s something that’s stopping you from achieving the goal of accessing the lag-free WiFi after the extender setup. You will get to know about them in the upcoming sections.
Why You Cannot Connect Netgear EX6150v2 to Xfinity XB8?
As far as we understood, it is clear that you have replaced your existing gateway with the XB8 gateway rolled out by Xfinity and the problem started showing up after that. Is it? Well, if you were looking forward to setting up the extender with an older Xfinity gateway, you only had to connect both devices and follow a few on-screen prompts after accessing the 192.168.1.250 IP address. Since you belong to the second lot, we can conclude two things:
- Your EX6150v2 is an already existing networking device in your home network
- The extender is trying to amplify the signals emitted by your previous gateway (that doesn’t exist anymore)
From the above-mentioned points, it is very clear that your Netgear EX6150v2 will try to run on the previous settings. It means it will look for the signals emitted by the previous router or modem. Therefore, the first technique you are required to follow in this case is to perform a factory default reset on the extender. In case you don’t know how to go about the process, check out the next section.
Reset Netgear EX6150v2 to Fix WiFi Issues with Xfinity
The steps given below will help you perform a factory default reset on your EX6150v2 wireless range extender. However, before implementing them, you are suggested to ensure that the extender is connected to an up-and-running power socket. In the absence of a stable power supply, the factory default reset process won’t be completed. Apart from this, keep a pointed object like a paper clip by your side. You’ll need it.
- Disconnect all devices connected to your EX6150v2 range extender.
- Find the RESET button.
- Using the pointed object press the button and let the Power light become stable.
- Reboot the extender if it doesn’t happen automatically.
Now, your range extender is running on the default factory settings. You can try connecting your Netgear EX6150v2 extender and Xfinity XB8 gateway once again. If you were successful, then resetting was the only thing that was required to be done from your end. In case you fail, you can take the help of the next section. The techniques mentioned there will also apply to the case where you are trying to connect your new extender to the existing Xfinity XB8 gateway.
Fixes: Netgear EX6150v2 Not Connecting to Xfinity XB8
Reduce Overcrowding of Gadgets
Your Netgear range extender might not be connecting to the Xfinity gateways because of the overcrowding of similar gadgets in your house. Perhaps, your network switch or WiFi router is also sitting in the same room. It looks like heavy electrical appliances are also there. FYI, it is just creating a mess of WiFi signals and nothing less. Therefore, you are required to place your gadgets optimally. Firstly, make sure that your XB8 gateway sits far from the Ex6150v2 extender. But, the distance should be optimal. Placing them too far can also result in connectivity issues between your devices. However, when it comes to home appliances, they should be nowhere near your Xfinity device and the Netgear range extender.
Sometimes, a simple reboot can also help you get rid of the connectivity issue between your networking devices. Therefore, do yourself a favor and reboot your extender as well as the Xfinity XB8 gateway.
Replace the Malfunctioned Cable
This technique is especially for users who have employed a cable to connect their WiFi devices. Yes, we are talking about the LAN cable here. There are chances that the cable you are using is not functioning well. It can happen if you have used a damaged cable or the cable is not connected tightly to your devices. To fix the problem, it is recommended that you replace the malfunctioned/damaged cable with a new one and aim to create a stable and secure connection. Also, verify that the cable is connected to the correct ports of your EX6150v2 extender and the Xfinity XB8 gateway. Using incorrect ports will not bear any positive outcome.
In a Nutshell
From the above discussion, it is very clear that the Netgear EX6150v2 not connecting to Xfinity XB8 issue shows up when the extender doesn’t run on the default settings. However, this situation applied to the users who have replaced their existing host gateway with that brought in by Xfinity. Users who have purchased a new EX6150v2 extender only need to take care of the distance between the devices and the Ethernet cable connecting them. And yes, the instructions appearing on the BASIC Home screen also matter. Be mindful of the same.