Netgear Genie App Review: Safeguard Your Home Network

Around 99.9% of users employ their home network in performing online tasks like playing games, enjoying online movies and TV shows, listening to music, and much more. A high demand for such online chores requires sellers to offer robust networking products in the market. They are also trying to make these tasks much easier. For this reason, Netgear has provided genie app to its users making handling and managing home network a painless job. Netgear genie app is available for Windows, Mac, Android, as well as iOS devices. If you want to know more about this amazing app, look no further than our hands-on review of it. Let’s get started.

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Download genie app

The app makes new extender setup as easy as pie. One can grab it for Windows and Mac from the official website. On the other hand, Android and iOS users can download and install it from Google Play Store or App Store respectively.

When your first time goes for Netgear extender setup, you have to grab the app. Once downloaded, you will see its shortcut on the desktop or laptop. Click on the shortcut to open it. The app contains six sections to configure your device: WiFi Connection, Internet, Parental Controls, Router Settings, ReadyShare, and Network Map. All of these panels are briefly described below:

WiFi Connection Panel

During extender setup, this panel shows the status of the network as ‘connected’ if your device is connected wirelessly. When you click on this section, a bar graph will display which shows all wireless networks in nearby areas and which channel you are using. In case you are getting poor signals, you can choose another channel from the displayed list. Hovering the mouse over each bar will tell you which WiFi network is making use of what channel.

Internet Panel

This section shows you the status of your Internet connection like good or poor. Also, it provides you real-time insight into your network traffic. When you click on this section, it gives you the ability to run a speed test via Netgear website. Its traffic monitor displays upload along with download speed in Mbps. Once you install new extender setup, you can use its search field to see exactly what you are looking for.

Parental Controls

This section helps parents control the Internet usage for their kids. They are able to set access time like from 4 pm to 5 pm Internet access is allowed for their children. Clicking on it will open a wizard that helps you set up OpenDNS-powered parental controls. Log in to your account and set the required filtering level – low, high, moderate, minimal or none.


The next section of the app you can use during wireless extender setup is ReadyShare. It is meant for handling the home router’s storage. Once you hit it, you will get the option to set it to basic or printing. Select the one as per your choice. You can choose the printing option if you want to use the app to take prints from your computer or laptop.

Network Map

This panel displays how many devices are connected to the home network. Using this section, users can even enable notifications and access control once new devices are connected to the network. Doing so will help you easily perform WiFi extender setup.

Router Settings

Clicking on this tab during WiFi range extender setup will show different sections to manage guest access and a traffic meter section that you can enable. The traffic meter shows the traffic information like download along with upload traffic for a specified time period. One can also choose to show data as an average instead of total.

The Good

  • Makes Netgear WiFi extender setup easy
  • Lets you monitor network traffic
  • Available for free to download and use
  • Compatible with all major platforms

The Bad

  • Sometimes, shows error messages

The Bottom Line

All in all, this app allows users to access mywifiext with great ease. It’s amazing features make it the top app to control home network.

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