Netgear Extender EX6120: Complete User Manual

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NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX6120

With the continuous growth in internet surfing over our gadgets, it’s not wrong to say that Wireless LAN is already indispensable from our life, don’t you agree?

Various devices that we use in our everyday lives – such as tablets, iPhones, iPads, and game machines are connected to wireless LAN, including smartphones. But the main issue that appears in front of us is- it is common for wireless routers to be located in bedroom and wireless will not reach the other area of your houses such as a hall or the garden.

For this, the Netgear extender setup can be an adequate solution. In this post, we will make you familiar with Wireless Extender EX6120.

Talking about the device/gadget, we cannot hear the name ‘wireless extender’, but this plays the role of ‘repeater’ to broaden the reach of the radio waves (wireless signals) of the wireless LAN access point that you already use.

Wireless LAN is often attenuated by metal, concrete, etc. In buildings such as reinforced concrete, even if the distance is relatively close, it is often difficult for radio waves to reach depending on the room, so at the time such wireless extender is powerful.

When opening it, in addition to the main body, Netgear WiFi range extender manual and notification of user registration are included. If you do not register your user ID, you will not be able to receive user support, so be sure to register for Netgear products.

Comparison with the OLD Model

  • The new model is also small and very convenient, but the size of the main body has been reduced to about half from there.

  • In the EX6100, the operation buttons were consolidated on the right side, but the EX 6120 is only the LAN port.

  • In addition, although the EX6100 was attached slightly to the back, the EX6120 became almost a shape like a rectangular parallelepiped.

  • The EX6120 has operation buttons on the left side.

  • Both are plugged indirectly at the back and can be easily set up using Netgear Genie setup page without any much effort.

Installation and setup of Netgear WiFi range extender in extender mode

Let’s expand the reach of radio waves (wireless signals) with EX 6120.

  • First of all, insert your Netgear EX6120 range extender into an outlet. At this time, set it in the same room as the wireless base station. After setting, if you set the main body away from the room is OK.

  • When you insert your device into an electrical outlet, the power turns on automatically. The Power LED will become green after a few seconds.

  • Press the WPS button to prepare to connect to the radio wave of the existing parent machine. The WPS LED will start blinking.

  • Next, press the WPS button on the main unit side. This time, the EX6100 is the parent machine.

  • After a while, when the main unit and the WPS LED of the EX6120 change from blinking to lighting up, we will connect to the wireless with a personal computer.

  • When searching for radio waves on the PC, “*** _ 5G EXT” or “*** _ 2G EXT” radio waves are displayed at the end. This is the radio wave coming out of EX6120, so connect it to either.

  • For the wireless password/passcode, enter the WiFi password (network key) set for the parent device at the time of setup.

  • After connecting, start the browser, enter “” (without quotes) in the address bar, and press “Enter”.

  • Once the setup screen is displayed, tap on “new extender setup”.

  • Enter a valid email address, password, etc. Mail address and password are required when entering the management screen of EX6120, so make a note of it so as not to forget it.

  • This completes the setting. Later, let’s move the main body away from you and make sure that the reach of the radio is expanding.

Installation and setup of Netgear WiFi range extender in extender mode in access point mode

Originally, if the radio wave inside the house is not weak, it is possible to make EX6120 a wireless base station (access point).

Initially, insert the EX6120 into an outlet and wait until the power light turns green.

  • At this time, please do not connect the LAN cable.

  • Find the name of the radio “NETGEAR_EXT” and connect.

  • Password is unnecessary.

  • The login screen opens automatically; here you have to click on “new extenders setup” option.

  • Enter your login credentials.

  • We will set it as an access point, so click “Access point”.

  • In this screen, connect the LAN cable to the port, click on “Next”.

  • Configure wireless security settings.

  • The setup screen disappears automatically. I will reconnect the radio here, so select “NETGEAR_2G EXT” or “NETGEAR_ 5G EXT” and connect.

  • Enter the password you set earlier and connect. This completes the setting.

If you face any interruption during the setup process of your WiFi range extender, you can ask our technicians for Netgear extender support at toll-free number 1-866-504-8616.

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