As the name suggest Netgear EX6400 – AC1900 WiFi range extender is used to deal with menace of dead points in your network. For completion of this task AC1900 strengthen the signal that are coming from WiFi router due to which penetration losses are minimised to the extent that dead spots are eliminated from the network permanently.
The AC1900 WiFi Range Extender is renowned name among users because of its higher performance. It’s main characteristic include
These are the reason which enhance EX6400 – AC1900 WiFi range extender's performance over other extenders. AC1900 can be used as both extender mode and access point mode.
Note: User is highly recommended to install NETGEAR range extender only if signal strength of his/her existing network is weak.
In case you want to know about signal strength of your WiFi network then best way is to use Netgear’s WiFi Analytics App. This app can be used for multiple functionality such as
and many other functions. For this go and explore this app. IT is available free of cost on Google Play store or you can also download it from Netgear’s official website.
NETGEAR EX6400 is capable of working as both extender and access point. Functionality of EX6400 range extender varies as per its mode. Its functionality is briefly explained below:
NETGEAR WiFi EX6400 range extender while working in extender mode does amplify the incoming signal from your network router so that signal can be reachable to each end of your home. Various steps involved while going for new extender setup are as given below:
Note: User should have to place EX6400 range extender as close to network router as possible and preferably in the same room until installation process is going on.
First is by Wi-Fi Protected Setup(WPS) –
For this user have to press WPS button both on network router and NETGEAR range extender simultaneously. But this can be done only in case your network router does have WPS button. In case of absence of WPS button user can follow NETGEAR installation assistant method to establish connection between WiFi range extender and network router. Just by following this simple step your New extender setup stands to be completed. Now you can unplug the extender and place it at the position wherever you want. But must keep in mind that extender should be placed within the range of router. You can also take help of Router link LED to find the place suitable to place extender. If the Router Link LED turns green, then it shows that this spot is good enough to place your new NETGEAR range extender. Now you can easily connect your wireless devices to extender network. Name of extender network will be same as your home network; the only difference will be that it will have _EXT at end of your home network name.
Second method is by NETGEAR installation assistant-
In this method you have to connect EX6400 Netgear range extender with any device like laptop, through wired Ethernet connection or WiFi connection. Then open any web browser available on your device and go for www.mywifiext.net EX6400 setup. For this do enter www.mywifiext.net in the address bar of the web browser. By this you will be prompted to new extender setup wizard. Select NEW EXTENDER SETUP button. Enter various details asked for and hit on NEXT button. After selecting the mode that is either access point or extender, do select WiFi network. Now setup wizard will ask you for password. This password will be same as your existing network have. Now assign network name and password to your EX6400 range extender as you want and proceed further. Now to verify that whether your extender is working, do connect WiFi enabled device with it by selecting the network name pertaining to your extender and enter the password. By this message will be displayed on your screen confirming that “Extender is connected and ready to be used”. By clicking on NEXT button, registration page will open up. You can enter the details in case you want or also can skip it. By this your new extender setup stands to be completed. You can place EX6400 extender wherever you want but must keep in mind that it should be placed in range of your network router.
To setup EX6400- AC1900 WiFi range extender in access point mode all you have to do is follow the steps as given below: