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Netgear EX6200 AC1200 High Power 700Mw Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender – Desktop with 5 Ports

  • Extend existing Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home
  • 700mW high-power design
  • Dual band Wi-Fi up to 1200Mbps
  • Dual core processor
  • Get network status overview
  • Check Wi-Fi signal strength
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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. AC1200 (EX6200)

Model

Brand
NETGEAR
Model
AC1200 (EX6200)

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5.0GHz
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 1.2Gbps
Security
WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK) and WEP
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
External Antenna
Interface
USB 3.0
Ports
5 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Button
Power on/off button
Dimensions
9.92" x 6.85" x 1.22"
Weight
0.67 lbs.

Feature

Features
Dual band WiFi up to 1200Mbps

700mW high-power design for ultimate range

Dual core processor for max WiFi performance

Wirelessly share & access USB storage connected to the USB 3.0 port.

Powerful dual core ARM A9 processor enables maximum WiFi throughput at Gigabit speed.

Focuses WiFi signals directly to wireless devices for more reliable connections.

Connect up to 5 wired devices like Blu-ray players, game consoles, smart TVs or streaming players to your WiFi network.

Print documents & photos to any USB printer connected to the WiFi Range Extender

Use both WiFi bands to establish one super high-speed connection; ideal for HD streaming & gaming.

Packaging

Package Contents
AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200)
Installation guide
Do More booklet
Power adapter
Stand
Two (2) 5dBi dual band detachable external antennas

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kish R.
  • 7/8/2014 9:20:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLove me some Netgear!

Pros: Looks cool. Says, “Dual band WiFi up to 1200Mbps”…

Cons: To begin with, I should mention that I was hoping to find a single device to solve all issues at once. Perhaps such a beast doth not exist…

…Unfortunately, I’m getting a slower connection with the extender. I’ll explain my setup:

I live in a largish, single story L-shaped ranch-style house. I have a Netgear R7000 connected to a Motorola 6141 cable modem located on the innermost center of one of the wings. Close to the outermost corner where the two wings diverge, is my media room. Owing to the shallow pitch of the roof, running cable through the attic is next to impossible. So, then, wireless becomes a reasonable alternative.

Prior to installing the Netgear EX6200, my media devices were connected to my network via a Cisco/Linksys WUMC710. The WUMC710, which appeared to be the best AC1200 wireless bridge at the time of purchase, gave me a connection of 877Mbps to my components; however, since it does not also function as a wireless extender/repeater I thought I’d give the EX6200 a shot.

With the EX6200, the best I get to my wired devices is 300Mbps, and this is with “FastLane” enabled. Furthermore, with this setup, the wireless connection to my laptop is also limited to 300Mbps, and connection speed to the R7000, independantly, is also diminished.

Other Thoughts: I own multiple Netgear products and am please with the quality, reliability, and service Netgear provides. I, however, am disapointed with this offering. I think that they fell into the same trap I did in trying to solve too many problems with one device.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Busy_dad,

We are very sorry for your frustrations and want to work with you to get you happy. Please get in contact with our support team at support.netgear.com.

If for some reason the support team is unable to assist you then please email us directly. You can reach us at newegg@netgear.com with a copy and paste of your review and any case numbers that you received from support.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Donald H.
  • 6/5/2014 2:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI was in a hurry on last review

Pros: Is it a extender, bridge, or repeater? It is not like a cell booster where you would fill house with a stronger signal in or out.

So here is how I set up my 3 EX6200 yes three. In my office I have Netgear AC 1900 Nighthawk, In bedroom I have EX6200 set up on Fastlane on lower level band 2.5 that is access point One, In living room I have EX6200 set up on upper band 5 Fastlane access point Two. the lower level of my home I have EX 6200 set up `with router and that is number two AC 1900 Nighthawk. I turned off broadcasting signal on that EX6200 because I have the second router AC `1900 Nighthawk broadcasting out to my lake yes I live on a lake. They all work perfectly and I get gigabit speeds with all cat5 cables. So all gaming and stream equipment are in fact hooked up to a cat5 cable. All my laptops, phones, pads I can choose any of my access point and connect if needed. all at blazing speeds. So NO second cable modem is needed. And that saves $200 per month and all of my download testing come's in at 57.75 gigs not bad even on wireless upper band 5 test at 57.gigs... I hope this helps with all the options and maybe better understanding what this product can do...

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I hated when I leave out words. But I do. I don't know how to go back in and correct my mistakes. It seems I still miss words even after I proof read it. So sorry about that Guys.

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  • Donald H.
  • 6/4/2014 12:51:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNetgear hit this one

Pros: Easy set up if you can set up your own router. You must log in with laptop wireless use easy setup follow steps. No need to worry about the WPS if router is set up correctly. It will use same WPA2_PSK. You know this is not extender it is wireless access point with a gigabit switch. You can use it as a extender but you have to log into wireless Ext name. The way I use it, is as gigabit bridge and use cat5 cable to hook up my streaming device at gigabit speeds. Yes you can use 2 or 3. I set the first one up with fast lane on 2.5 and the other on the upper 5 and all works great. But here kicker you can use another router plug it in with cat5 port and get gigabit speeds. So you use this product several ways. It's all in the set up so please read. Note: The only to extend your current router range is with better antennas.

Cons: I have no cons with product at all.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to match it up with good router to begin with. I'm using AC 1900 x2 I have a hot set up and works just great. One other thing you have to down load the firmware and upload to the extender.

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5 out of 5 eggsVery nice wireless extender

Pros: * Great performance with great range
* Aesthetics are clean and sleek looking
* Packaging is simple and efficient
* Very competitive pricing
* Simple guide to follow and easy for begginers
* Easy to navigate through software
* Over all easy setup

Cons: No major cons maybe just the some what bulky power adapter and could take up more than one plug in on your power strip/ surge protector but definitely not a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: I put this in a part of my house where my home routers wifi had a hard time reaching. The Netgear EX6200 had no problem finding my routers signal and set up was a breeze. Like one other reviewer said, "what's the hitch?" I basically left it at the default settings and let it roll like that for a couple weeks. I got curious and starting messing with things because I wanted to transfer all my pictures from my phone to my home server. So i tried the Fastlane option and the transfer speed seemed to speed up quite a bit. I realized it no longer was using 5GHz channels which I am fine with because the performance was very acceptable. I now have very good wifi coverage through my entire house and everyone is "happy happy happy " :-)

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sleek design - interesting antenna shape – oval as opposed to circular
Dual band AC1200 speed with 'beam forming' ability to direct wireless signals at devices
Also backwards compatible with 802.11n protocol
Solid processor allows for power efficient signal processing and managing multiple devices
Acts as a 'wireless switch’ (input is from wifi) for up to 4 devices (Ethernet) and one USB device
Shares a printer over the network - must use Netgear software to access the printer from computers
Shares USB 3.0 storage drives over the network with Netgear ReadyShare – uses SMB protocol
Menu options in software are not bad to navigate through

Cons: LED status lights could be more obvious in their meaning
Price is not cheap but this technology is new – I guess you have to pay a premium for cutting edge
5ghz band theoretical has slightly smaller range than 2.4ghz band
Does not support wired connect to router – connecting directly to the router may have improved speeds, especially when my router was a D-Link AC750
I don’t use MAC filtering, but based on other reviews, this extender may have trouble with MAC filtering

Other Thoughts: Netgear made an Android app to scan the strength of the router. Compared to other free apps this one does not offer much more

The theoretical performance of 802.11ac is great, but the actual performance is less. For any home consumer trying to speed up their internet - keep in mind that the real bottleneck in your network is most likely a combination of each device's limitations and your ISP. Comcast limits me to about 24 Mbps download and about 5 Mbps upload... and it seem that most devices these days only support about 2 of the 8 possible 160Mhz channels in 802.11ac giving maybe about 200Mbps… which is faster than

But this device may help speed up streaming WITHIN your network - from one device to another

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1 out of 5 eggscouldn't set up

Pros: lightweight

auto interface

Cons: unable to work with my at&t uverse

pushed wps in software, stalled at "apply settings"

led's not distinct enough

tried non wps setup, couldn't get that to work either

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Jongy,

We are very sorry that you are unable to get the EX6200 setup. Please get in contac with our support team right away so they can guide you through the installation process.
support.netgear.com

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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5 out of 5 eggsSimplicity is key!

Pros: * Packaging: Simple, easy to open, mostly recyclable materials used
* Design is sleek and cool looking
* Space saving vertical design
* "Getting Started" guide is clearly found and directed me right out of the box. No bulky manual. Simple to follow.
* Range is impressive. Reaches all the rooms in my 2500 sq. ft. house and outside as well.
* Signal strength is very good. The signal strength is excellent, giving me the ability to stream video, and copy files at top-notch speed.
* On-board software is easy to access and use. I didn't have to change anything for my setup.

Cons: * Power supply takes up about one and a half plugs on a power strip. At least it's oriented perpendicular to the power strip, so that it doesn't take up more space or have to be on the end.
* Couldn't see any way to mount this out of the way.
* Status light is bright but hard to identify, e.g. is that 2G or 5G? Both are green.

Other Thoughts: * The ease of installation was so easy, I thought "What's the hitch?". There is no hitch. It works and works well.
* I have a Netgear WNDR4300 in my home office with 9 computers and various electronics. The Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender is located in a different room about 20 feet away, with a wall between the two rooms. It is able to pick up the main router's signal and extend it further and just as fast as my main router. The fact that the extender is in a room with little interference makes a big difference.
* Family members no longer complain about not having a signal in certain parts of my house. If you need a WiFi extender, this device is the way to go.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks good for me

Pros: +Works as advertised with my Netgear R7000 router and my Asus RT-N66U router. It works great for covering areas of your home that may have poor wireless coverage.

+The “Fastlane” feature of the router works great! I much prefer using Fastlane than using the standard extender option which cuts the speed in half.

+The menu options are simple and easy to configure. Its not cluttered with a bunch of confusing settings, but that’s just my opinion.

+The Extender is very nice looking, with the red trim on the black. It doesn’t feel cheaply made to me, although the antennas needed to be tightened if I moved them too much.

+The LED status lights on the Extender make it easy to see if you have a good connection to the router or not without having to enter the firmware. They will be green for the best connection, then yellow for a good connection, and red for a poor connection.

Cons: -Some firmware settings are a little laggy when changing/viewing settings, but this is typical with a lot of routers.

-The led icons on the extender itself are a little too small, making it hard to see.

-There is no logging, or at least none that I have found yet.

Other Thoughts: We have a 2 story L shape to our house. The router I am using with this Extender is a Netgear R7000 on the first floor. Even though that router has great range, there is still a dead spot in our house at the farthest end/corner of the house (mainly due to the L shape) on the 5ghz band. I placed this Extender on the 2nd floor about half way between the router the room with poor reception.

When you first boot up the router, the white Netgear logo flashes. When it stops flashing that means it has finished booting. You can’t do anything until that finishes.

You can access the routers firmware/setup by either connecting to its wireless signal, or by using an Ethernet cable directly connected to the Extender, and then in a browser window type “mywifiext.net”. OR if you know the Extender’s IP, you can type that into the browser of any device connected on the local network.

Maybe its personal opinion, but I thought the setup was pretty easy. Especially considering that I have never used an Extender before. I used the WPS button first to connect it to my router with no problems.

In the settings, there is one part that lets you choose (or change) how you want the Extender to operate. You can use the normal Extender option or its “Fastlane” option. There are 3 options, and It’s a graphical image display which makes it easy to choose what you want to do.

At first I tried the normal Extender option, where it sends both a 2.4ghz and 5ghz signals to both the client and the router. It worked fine but it does cut the speed down to half due to having to repeat the same to both devices.

The option I MUCH prefer is the Fastlane option. Where you can either have the Extender transmit only the 2.4ghz or only the 5ghz signal to the client. You only get one extended signal that way, but your speed doesn’t get cut in half.

Using the Fastlane method, in the room where I always get no 5 GHz signal, I was able to get a strong signal that allowed for a fast speed transfer, where I was getting 30mbps, instead of the 0 before without the Extender.

I don’t use MAC filtering, but if you do, the Extender will create a virtual MAC for each device connected to it, which it sends to your router. It will change the first 3 sets of digits to 02:0F:B5 and the remaining digits will be the actual MAC of the device. You can see both listed in its “connected devices” option. Like others have said, make sure to read the manual, its only 19 pages of large print on a small booklet.

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4 out of 5 eggsBetter Range

Pros: Instruction Booklet:

Most IT equipment comes with a Quick Start Guide or a CD/DVD for setup instructions. The EX6200 comes with a small setup manual entitled “Do More.” It is important that you read this manual before setup and keep it handy during setup for additional instructions. This is a plus because you do not have to download it or print it from an enclosed CD or DVD.

Great Range:

My range for my router was extend to cover most of my 2 acre property with great connection speed and streaming. There is no problem connecting to the extender and accessing data from the internet or connected devices. This is the connectivity need for any business or large home.

Good Compatibility:

I connected two different routers to this extender. A Buffalo Air Station W2R-600DHP and Trendnet AC1750 with minor connectivity issues. The Buffalo had a tendency to drop connection until I factory reset it and then entered my old setup values. The Trendnet had problems connecting the 5GHz band, but using the manual set up in the manual eliminated the issue.

Very Versatile:

You are able to mount this extender high or low (high preferred) and still get good performance. It would be very exceptional if you could mount this extender on the exterior of a house or building. Moisture, in my opinion would be a major issue since there is no guarantee of waterproofing even in an enclosure. It would work if within range of the router and placed into an out building. I tested it on my large deck and it connected to the router and would be a nice addition to the exterior of the house or any house. Mounting outside is not needed because it already nearly covers my 2 acre property.

Cons: Elimination the manual Mac address manipulation would be a plus. If this extender was truly plug and play it would be an outstanding item.

Other Thoughts: Good investment if you are having trouble connecting within or throughout your house. It is important that you read and adhere to the manual if you want to avoid some of the issues that are written about in some of the other reviews.

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5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Product - Works Wonderfully

Pros: -Range
-Compatibility
-Versatility

The biggest pro for me with this range extender is how well it worked in the two completely different environments I tested it in. Having no immediate accurate way to measure exact distance, I will try and be as descriptive as possible.

1. My modern apartment. This was the first place I tested the extender obviously, but I had a problem, my apartment building is very "Wi-Fi friendly".

There are only 4 units and my current router has no problems what so ever maintaining great signal throughout the entire building, even into the parking lot and basement from the second floor. So it was not really a fair test of the extenders range or capability.

To solve this, after I had the extender configured, I took it outside and sat it on a picnic table near the parking lot. This is on the opposite side of the building as my apartment, as far as I could get and still have access to an outlet for power.

There are several buildings, all the same size, with 5 car lots in between each, on my side of the street. This is in a rural area.

I still had good signal to my tablet as always, so I started walking away down the sidewalk to see where I lost connection or was no longer able to stream a video. I made it to about the middle of the next building before loosing connection. Not quite half way past the neighboring apartment building, so not that far from my lot.

So I walked back and turned the extender on and did the same test again, this time, I made it nearly to the end of the 3rd buildings lot before I could no longer maintain a reliable connection. A significant range increase.

2. House with poor Wi-Fi reception. For a more traditional test, I took the extender to a friends house that is very unfriendly to Wi-Fi and even cellular signals. The way his single story house is laid out forces him to place his router at one far end of the house, where the cable comes in, and this is fine since that room is his computer room.

However, you loose Wi-Fi signal reliability very quickly as you move through the rest of the house, and it's gone by the time you get to the other end of the house where his bedroom is located. You also loose the signal very quickly as you walk away from the house outside.

So again, we took the extender and configured it in the same room as the router, and then took it and placed it in the middle of the house where it still had good signal from the router. Instantly you had full signal everywhere in the house. It worked perfectly.

It even gave you good signal outside, much further than with the router alone, almost to the end of his long driveway. It quickly and easily solved his Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

So in both cases, this range extender did exactly what it was designed to do and it worked flawlessly. It should have no problems solving most Wi-Fi coverage problems.

These tests were performed using a few different devices, more details in "Other thoughts".

Cons: Not sure why I am placing this is the cons section, but some people may have issues during setup if they don't read the manual. So please, read the manual if you are having problems setting up and configuring your extender. Netgear also has ways to contact them via their website if you need more help.

During my testing, I did not run into any technical issues with the extender.

Other Thoughts: I tested this extender with 5 different routers, 4 at home, and 1 at a friends. In each case, it worked perfectly once it was configured. This took a while, as you can imagine, but this was to test compatibility with routers I had on hand, that were not made by Netgear.

The routers used were as follows.

- Western Digital My Net 900 HD
- D-Link Amplifi HD Media 1000 DIR-657
- TRENDnet TEW-712BR N150
- TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Dual Band N750
- Linksys EA6500 Dual Band AC1750

The methodology for the tests listed in the Pros section was simple, see how far I could get before I lost a reliable connection, to test this I tried to steam from Netflix.

I also used a few different wireless devices when testing.

- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7
- ASUS Memo Pad HD 7
- Dell Laptop
- Acer Netbook

While most of my testing focused on coverage range and connection reliability, while streaming video, we did do a bit of gaming on it as well. During the testing at my friends house, it was not possible to game on the very poor connection from his router to his bedroom. So we took his PS4 and moved it into the bedroom, and me on my laptop, we both hopped into different games just to see what would happen. He was able to play Battlefield 4 while I was playing an MMORPG, with no perceivable latency issues at all.

The bottom line here is that it works, it does what it was designed to do, and it does it well. For most consumer Wi-Fi coverage problems, this Netgear Range Extender should not have any problems solving them.

The performance of the unit was exemplary. I would easily recommend this Netgear Range Extender. Just be sure to read the manual first, and save yourself a lot of time.

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