NETGEAR EX6100 AC750 Dual Band Extender Setup

After Netgear ex6100 Ac750 extender setup it’s W-Fi Mesh technology will deliver fast speed and connectivity to the connected devices. It comes with the feature of allowing many devices to give access to the internet at the same time. this device uses the same Wi-Fi SSID for the residing extender and the internet gateway to create a continuous network at home.

The device boosts the network range and speed and provides dual-band Wi-Fi. By using an Ethernet connection (wired) we can use it as a Wi-Fi access point to create another Wi-Fi hotspot. The extender prevents an increase in data traffic, compared to the direct network connection via the router. It can either be used as a dual-band access point or a bridge.

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EX6100 AC750 Dual Band Extender Setup with WPS

You can join a secure Wi-Fi network with WPS. There’s no need to give any login credentials. The router or the access point has a physical WPS button. However, the Wi-Fi Protected Setup doesn’t go along with the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Following are the potential steps you need to follow for Netgear Ex6100 ac750 setup with WPS process:

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  • Switch on the extender and see if the Power LED turns green or not. If it doesn’t turn into green, then press the Power button.
  • The extender has the WPS button on its side, press it and the WPS LED would blink.
  • Press the WPS button of the router or access point following the previous step, in two minutes. Once the LED of WPS on the extender turns solid, you’ve got the extender connected to the network.
  • Likewise, you need to follow points 1 And 2 for a connection of extender to 5GHz band.
  • Now, name the extender network into something new. The name ends with _2GEXT or _5GEXT based on the band with which the extender’s connection is done to the Wi-Fi network.
  • You can now connect your devices to this extended network. The password would be the same as the parent router.
  • Move the extender to a poor signaled area after you unplug it. The residing Wi-Fi network should cover the area you opt for.

Note: If the Router Link LED fails to light up then go for the connection with Netgear genie smart setup.

NETGEAR Extender Setup with Netgear Genie Smart Setup

If the Router Link LED doesn’t respond in the setup with WPS then the connection would be incomplete. In that case, we go with the Netgear Genie smart setup. This setup is also applicable if WPS doesn’t work with WEP. Following are the potential ways to connect with Netgear ac750 extender with Netgear Genie smart setup

  • Crosscheck if the extender’s switch is set to Extender.
  • From a computer or smartphone search for an extender Wi-Fi network and connect to Netgear_Ext through a Wi-Fi network manager installed in them. Once connected, the Client Link LED turns into solid green.
  • From the connected devices open the internet. You would directly get the Netgear Genie smart setup through the browser.
  • Get to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, select it and continue.
  • Give the password and click on Continue.
  • For a 5GHz Wi-Fi network, select one and continue. If the router doesn’t have the 5ghz band then you can skip on the 5Ghz page.
  • You can customize a new extender Wi-Fi network name SSIDs, for 2.4GHz and 5GHz separately. Then, click on Continue.
  • Connect to the new Wi-Fi network created by the extender from a computer or smartphone. Enter the password and connect.
  • Relocate the extender to an area having poor signal after unplugging it.
  • Now, switch on the extender and see if the Power LED turns green or not. If it doesn’t, press the power button.
  • Choose a space for the best extender-to-router connection with the help of Router Link LED on the extender.
Genie Smart Setup

Notes: Open a browser and go for www.mywifiext.net if Netgear GenieSmart Setup doesn’t work. Type the user name and password, and proceed. The default username for Netgear Ex6100 is “Admin” and the default password is “Password”.

NETGEAR AC750 access point Setup via mywifiext setup | mywifiext.local

An Access Point connects the wireless devices to the networks by a wired network. This extender can be turned into an Access Point too. It uses an Ethernet connection, to create a Wi-Fi hotspot. Following are the potential points to follow to carry out successful setup:

  1. The switch on the side of the extender should be switched to Access Point.
  2. Connect the extender’s Ethernet port to a router’s Ethernet LAN port or Ethernet LAN jack (remote) through LAN access.
  3. Switch on the extender and see if the Power LED gets lit up.
  4. If it doesn’t, press the Power button.
  5. Connect to EX6100_NETGEAR_2GEXT or EX6100_NETGEAR_5GEXT network from the computer or smartphone. Once connected, the Client Link LED would light up
  6. Go for mywifiext setup or www.mywifiext.local on the internet and get the new extender setup page.
  7. Open the “The Create Account” page by clicking the New Extender Setup.
  8. Fill in the required fields and click on Next.
  9. Once asked how you would like to configure this repeater select “Access Point” option on the screen.
  10. After configuration, the extender can be logged in to work with settings. Go to http://mywifiext.net on the internet login into the window.

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FAQs

1. What is the default extender IP Address? And how to set up Netgear extender via default IP Address?

The Netgear extender’s default IP address is 192.168.1.250, you can also access the repeater through the URLs, http://mywifiext.net or http://mywifiext.local. Follow these steps to complete Netgear ac 750 setup via default IP address:

  • Firstly, connect the extender to a computer or a laptop and open a browser.
  • Type the default extender IP address 192.168.1.250 and hit enter to begin the configuration.
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2. WHAT IS THE DEFAULT USERNAME AND PASSWORD FOR THE NETGEAR EXTENDER?

The default username and password for Netgear extender are admin and password respectively. You should keep in mind that the username and password are case sensitive, so you have to type it in lower case.

3. How to restore the EX6100 to its factory desfault settings?

Follow the steps to restore the Netgear ac750 dual-band to its factory default settings:

  1. Press and hold the Factory Reset button of the extender with a sharp thing, like a paperclip or pen. Do it until the extender’s Power LED blinks with a different color.
  2. Leave the button and let the extender restart. Once the reboot is complete, the extender resets itself and the factory settings get into default mode.
4. Why is AC750 not connecting to the internet? How to resolve?

Following are the ways to resolve the connection issue:

  1. Switch on the extender, keeping it within the Wi-Fi range of the router. Connect it to a client device.
  2. Go to www.mywifiext.net and open the extender web GUI.
  3. Give your extender new static IP.
  4. Update the firmware if not updated. There may be a new firmware available, update it. Or, open Device Update page and check for a new firmware update.
  5. Once updated, put a sharp object into the reset hole for a few seconds and reset the extender. Wait for it to restart uniformly.
Update the firmware
5. How to update EX6100 AC750 Dual Band firmware?

Follow the steps to update Netgear EX6100 AC750 firmware:

  1. From a computer or smartphone which is connected to the extender network, open the internet.
  2. Now, log in to the extender.
  3. Open the extender menu by clicking the menu icon.
  4. Go to the firmware update page and click on——–>Settings—–> Firmware Update.
  5. Or else, click on Maintenance——–>Firmware Update, if that option doesn’t show up.
  6. Go to Check Online
  7. Simply follow the instructions given and update the firmware if it’s available on that page.
6. NETGEAR EX6100 Setup without WPS?
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Following are the steps that you have to follow for EX6100 extender setup without WPS:

  1. Switch on the Extender. Let it boost up for 60 seconds.
  2. Connect a computer or smartphone to it, wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable.
  3. Type 192.168.1.250 in the address bar.
  4. Type extender password and click Start and follow on-screen instructions for connection.
  5. Click Finish.

Review of NETGEAR EX6100V2 AC750 WiFi Mesh Extender

Netgear EX6100v2 AC750 device that has a seamless extending speed as compared to other products in the market by creating a mesh network is an improved version of ex6100. It increases the range of router while converting the already residing Wi-Fi into a mesh network. This device supports any standard router and the new 802.11ac single-band devices.

It provides a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi along with a speed of up to 750Mbps. The antennas work for its better performance and the Gigabit Ethernet Port helps in connecting devices directly to the extender. It comes with the FastLane technology that provides HD streaming and gaming by using both Wi-Fi bands into one. For example, 5Ghz from router to extender and 2Ghz from the extender to devices and vice-versa. It also has MU-MIMO to help stream to multiple devices. But the cons of this device are worth taking care of. This extender works according to the environment its placed in. It doesn’t support the routers or gateways which are associated with altered or outdated firmware. EX6100 AC750 comes with a limited validity confirmed only within the Netgear authorized seller. For more details our New Extender Setup is available for the user. They can get in touch with new extender setup and avail the benefits.