Extenders can be a bit tricky. The good news is, when using a 2.4 ghz exclusive extender, the process is extremely straightforward. We’ve found that the Netgear EX2700 (N300) extender is the easiest and cheapest way to extend a solid 2.4ghz signal to your grill from an existing router. This extender generally ranges from $15-$20 throughout the year, is widely available, and compatible with all devices. The extender will come with detailed setup instructions, but the process itself is only a few steps.
1. Plug in extender, wait for lights to become active, or consistent. (Make sure it’s plugged in somewhat close to the router for the initial setup)
2. Follow instructions to connect the extender to the existing network. (Have Wi-Fi password in hand)
3. Once setup is complete and you reach the end of the setup process, you can unplug the extender and move it a bit closer to the grill. (Try and make sure the final placement of the extender is within a good signal range of the router)
Note: If the extender(s)/router are over-spaced, it may be receiving a poor-quality signal while presenting a strong strength of signal on your phone.