Netgear extenders are an industry standard. Netgear extenders are made by using the latest hardware and software strategies which makes them far superior than any other extender. The extenders that we will discuss about are EX8000, EX6700, EX6150, and EX6100. While these routers have the Fastlane technology and MU-MIMO common, they differ in availability of Ethernet ports and form factor. The choice of extender has to be made on basis of the problems that you are facing and what is a good option for your specific scenario. The installation process also differs from extender to extender. Most of the instructions and software that is required is available on the website, and video resources on YouTube. Here we will try to give you an eagle’s eye view of the installation process.
Installing the Netgear extender
The EX6100 and the EX6150 both have similar form factor. They can be mounted on the wall, thus reducing your need to create additional space. Their installation procedure is also similar. They both can be installed by the browser setup method, or the EX6150 can be installed by the WPS method. The EX6200 can also be activated by the Ethernet port of your Wi-Fi access point. The EX7000 can be set as the access point or Wi-Fi extender using the Ethernet installation method as well.
Web Browser Setup:
The browser installation method is a plug-n-play method that requires existing Internet connection to install the extender.
- We have to plug in the Netgear extender on any power nearby home wifi router and we have to wait till the power LED turns solid green.
- Using a Wi-Fi client, connect to NETGEAR_EXT wireless network.
- Confirm the connection when the device LED turns a solid green.
- Open the Internet browser to mywifiext.net.
- Click on the New Extender Setup and follow the instructions.
Wireless protected setup(WPS).:
This method is valid only for the EX6150 router and requires minimum interference from you. the steps involved are.
- Plug the extender I the power outlet and wait for the power LED to become a solid green.
- Press and hold the WPS button on side of the router for 5 seconds till the LED blinks.
- Within two minutes press the WPS button on your wireless router or access point.
- If the router is dual band repeat steps 2 and 3.
- we could make sure that the connection has been setup by checking the WPS LED’s turned on our home router and the Netgear extender.
Setup by making a hardwire connection using an Ethernet cable:
- Plug the extender in the power outlet, and press the power button if necessary to turn it on.
- Make sure that the computer is not connected to Wi-Fi network or Ethernet network.
- Connect your computer to the extender using an Ethernet cable.
- Open any web browser on the computer and it will automatically get redirects to the setup page.
If you are not able to setup your Netgear extender using any of the way discussed above, our certified technicians will always be there for you to assist you in fixing the issue. Also, their support team and customer care are helpful, and can guide you through any problems that you might face.