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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
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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. AC1200 (EX6200)


AC1200 (EX6200)


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


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.


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

Quick Info


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

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  • Scott M.
  • 8/15/2014 6:08:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsFew misconceptions

Pros: Dual band, actually works in dual band as opposed to other devices that advertise dual band but can only operate in one or the other. Easy set up for basic users.

Cons: Form factor is a little big for an extender, navigating the web browser configuration settings isn't intuitive.

Other Thoughts: My LINKSYS RE2000 died recently and I wanted to replace it with something that actually extended my network in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously as opposed to one or the other. The reviews this device got online were pretty good, and the additional features, though not needed today, seemed too good to pass up for $20 extra dollars. I saw in earlier reviews and from some basic reading online that this extender set up its own network, functioning more as an access point than an extender, all due to the fact it created its own SSID. Some further reading however revealed that the SSID of this device can match your base router, but utilizing it in the manner means that basic users will rely on the device to decide which access point to connect to. I'm testing out both methods and will update my review accordingly. Full disclosure, I purchased the device at a big box store because I had "credit" there, but I always feel it necessary to review products on Newegg whether purchased here or not to share my experiences, as Newegg customer reviews are crucial when it comes to making my tech purchasing decisions.

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  • Ramon Y.
  • 8/14/2014 10:15:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood performance, not so good reliability

Pros: Fast, relatively easy to setup.

Cons: Unreliable, fairly pricey

Other Thoughts: I'm using this primarily as a wireless AC bridge, it's wifi extender properties are mostly just a bonus. My main problem with this unit is it's reliability. I need to power cycle it about once every 24 hours because for whatever reason, it will not connect to half the websites or even local resources I want to access. Steam will not connect, Origin will not connect, my outlook won't be able to connect to gmail. Several websites will fail to display, and I can't even access my home/media server. Pressing the switch off then back on will fix all these issues for about 24 hours and the cycle repeats. I routinely check for updated firmware, but have not found anything so far. The router it's linked to is a Netgear R6300 which has been a very solid performer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jabroni,

We are sorry that you are having problems with the reliablity and want to get it fixed right away. When you get a chance please contact our support team at

If you have any other questions please let us know.



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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

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



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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.



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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 “”. 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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