How do I set up my Netgear WiFi Extender ex6100?

If you are searching for the procedure for setting up your NETGEAR WiFi extender EX6100, then this article will prove to be very beneficial for you.

NETGEAR EX6100 extender can be set up as both extender and access point.

SO you can use this WiFi extender in the way you desire.

In this very article, we will discuss steps involved in setting up RE6100 extender as both extender and Access point. You can follow anyone procedure which suits your requirements.

Firstly let’s initiate our discussion with steps involved in setting up a step-by-step procedure on how to install the EX6100 as an extender.

Setting up NETGEAR WiFi extender EX6100 as an extender

Step 1:

Firstly move the switch present on your EX6100 extender toward Extender.

Step 2:

Then put the Extender on the electrical socket.

Please ensure to place your NETGEAR extender halfway between your home router and computer to get the best results.

Step 3:

In this step, you have to wait until the Power LEDs present on your Extender becomes solid green.

Once you get the same, proceed for next step.

Step 4:

Now move toward your computer.

Hereunder available wireless networks list, you will find the WiFi networks names as:

2.4GHz: EX6100_NETGEAR_2GEXT

5 GHz: EX6100_NETGEAR_5GEXT

Step 5:

You can choose among these networks as per the frequency band that you are using.

Once you get connected with EX6100 extender network, then you will notice that the Client link LED will lit up on the Extender.

It signifies that connection between your NETGEAR extender and computer has been established successfully.

Step 6:

Now open up an internet browser on your system.

Then enter http://www.mywifiext.net in the address bar of the browser.

Step 7:

Now you will be asked to select the SSID(network name) with which you want to connect, for 2.4 GHz band.

Once done with that, then click on Continue.

If your network router supports 5 GHz band and you want to install your NETGEAR extender in 5 GHz band, then you can click on Skip.

Step 8:

Then you will be asked to enter the password for the network you had selected.

Here enter the password of your home router.

Then click on Continue.

Step 9:

Now you will be asked to select SSID for 5 GHz band in the same way as you had done for 2.4 GHz band.

Then click on Continue.

Step 10:

Now enter the password for the network that you had selected.

Then click on Continue.

If you do not want to use this frequency band, then you can also skip this step.

Step 11:

Now you will be provided with the option to either select Public Network or Private Network.

The public network should be chosen for networks such as Hotel, Airport, etc. whereas Private network can be selected for a home network or office network.

Then click on Continue.

Step 12:

Now Setup wizard will ask you to enter various details associated with security settings. Enter the same as per your requirement.

Then click on Continue.

Step 13:

By this Setup, Genie will apply the settings.

Step 14:

Again connect to Extender wireless network with new credentials.

Then click on Continue on the window that appears on your screen.

Step 15:

In the end, click on Finish.

That’s it.

You had completed Setup for NETGEAR EX6100 extender in extender mode.

Now let’s proceed toward procedure to Setup it as an access point.

Setting up NETGEAR EX6100 WiFi extender as an access point

Step 1:

Firstly move switch i.e., present on  EX6100 extender, toward Access Point.

Step 2:

Then establish an Ethernet connection between your NETGEAR extender and home router.

Step 3:

After that, put your Extender on power.

Wait until Power LED turns to be solid green.

Step 4:

Connect your computer with NETGEAR EX6100 WiFi range extender network.

For this, you can connect with anyone network among following listed one.

2.4 GHz: EX6100_NETGEAR_2GEXT

5 GHz: EX6100_NETGEAR_5GEXT

By this, you will notice that the Extender Client Link LED will turn on.

Step 5:

Then launch NETGEAR’s local webpage i.e., www.mywifiext.net. For this, you will be required to launch an internet browser.

Step 6:

By this, your device will automatically detect the internet connection and will apply the required settings.

Step 7:

Now select whether this wired connection isPublic or Private.

The private network will include a home network or office network, whereas Public network will consist of network available at airports, hotels, etc.

Then click on Continue.

Step 8:

Then enter various security settings that you want to assign to your NETGEAR extender. After that, click on Continue.

Step 9:

By this Setup, Genie will apply the settings that you had made.

Thus you will be required to reconnect to EX6100 extender network by using these new settings.

Step 10:

Connect to NETGEAR extender network and then click on Continue.

Step 11:

In the end, you will receive an acknowledgment that your NETGEAR WiFi extender EX6100 set up as an access point is completed.

Here click on Finish to end up this Setup.

In this way, you can Setup your NETGEAR EX6100 WiFi range extender as either extender or access point.

I hope this article will serve its the purpose and you will be benefited from it.

1

Spread the love