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NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

  • External Antenna
  • Up to 750Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Dual band WiFi up to 750Mbps
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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. EX6100-100NAS

Model

Brand
NETGEAR
Model
EX6100-100NAS

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 750Mbps
Security
WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK) and WEP
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
External Antenna
Interface
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology
Dimensions
4.8" x 2.91" x 1.5"
Weight
0.47 lbs.

Feature

Features
Dual band WiFi up to 750Mbps

Supports new 802.11ac & b/g/n WiFi devices

External antennas for better performance

Extender mode to boost existing WiFi. Access Point mode to create new AC WiFi access

Connect a wired device like Blu-ray player, game console, smart TV or streaming player to your WiFi network.

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

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Neil D.
  • 2/15/2015 9:54:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOk for casual surfing

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: easy setup. Good range. Fine for surfing the web.

Cons: Runs too hot, even when I put it somewhere cool.
Too much packet loss for gaming.
When extending both 2.4 and 5GHz I found it very unstable, in-fact after running this way for only a few minutes it would have an effect on my entire network. Unplugging it would bring the network back to normal.
Once I figured out FastLane setup (advanced setup) it worked much better, excellent throughput but too much packet loss for gaming. For surfing it is fine.

Other Thoughts: Wouldn't recommend it, the gains really weren't worth it. Go for something a little more robust like the 6200.

Manufacturer Response:

We would like to investigate and help you with your EX6100. Please email us at newegg@netgear.com with any details that you can. Be sure to mention that it is running hot and anything else that may speed things up on our end.

Our apologies for the trouble.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Alin B.
  • 1/20/2015 9:56:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Small design

Cons: Connected to the same network the Apple router I was trying to extend the range was actually going further than the extender. Not recomended in outdoor applications, looses connectivity fast if weather is less then perfect. I had to return it since it did not cover the gap I was trying to fill on my wireless set-up

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Northlin,

We apologize that you couldn't fill the gap that you were looking to with the EX6100. It sounds like it never worked properly-- please remember that whenever you have an issue- that you can contact us at newegg@netgear.com for help. Be sure to leave a detailed description of what is happening and anything else that is useful for fixing your issue faster.

We hope that you will consider us again in the future and thank you for trying NETGEAR.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • YING L.
  • 10/7/2014 12:02:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsvery disappointed

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Easy to setup. Got it running in less than 5 minutes. Extends Wifi range as intended. Looks nice.

Cons: Very slow. Drastic drop in Wifi speed compare to connecting directly to router. No configuration other than setting up 2.4GHz and 5Ghz frequency. 4G on my Galaxy S4 was faster and I'm on Sprints network.

Other Thoughts: Lets start with my modem/router configuration. I am currently using a Motorola Surfboard eXtreme Cable Modem SB6120 DOCSIS 3.0 with a Netgear N900 WNDR4500 wireless router and Comcast Preferred Blast Plus internet.

Using Netgear's Analytical app, all the Wifi that were within range were mainly using default channels and I was the only one using Channel 11 for 2.4GHz b/g/n and Channel 161 for 5Ghz a/n. So far so good. I set up both frequency in less then 5 minutes using WPS method and started testing on my desktop, my phone, both my kids tablet and what do you know? I was only getting between 2 to 6 Mbps. I thought maybe i did something wrong so went over the setup procedures again. Still the same results. Since I was using the WPS, I tired the Smart Setup, same result.

Connecting directly to my router on my desktop using a Linksys AE1000 USB adapter, I was getting 103.46Mbps Download and 12.09 Mbps Upload. Using the same adapter to connect to the extender (Note: desktop computer and router only separated by 1 wall and extender is in the same room with my desktop) I was getting fluctuating speed between 2 Mbps and 6 Mbps download and 6 Mbps to 8 Mbps upload. The USB adapter and the extender is roughly 5 feet apart.

Very disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Kenji,

We will be happy to help you with your EX6100. When you get a chance please email us at newegg@netgear.com and please provide the detailed information you provided above.

If you have any other information you would like to share don't hesitate-- we are always listening.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Michael P.
  • 10/4/2014 3:22:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: The coverage and connectivity is nice while it stays connected. My hopes were high at first.

Cons: It only ever stays connected with Internet access for about a week. After that, all connected devices loose connection to the Internet. The device seems to stay connected to the router, all computers seem to stay connected to the device, but suddenly connected computers no longer have Internet access. The only fix is to unplug the range extender, wait for a few minutes, plug it back in, restart all connected computers, and connection is restored. This has become annoying and seems to happen at the most inconvenient times. I honestly wish I never bought it.

Other Thoughts: I thought it was going to work out, so I tossed the packaging. I doubt it can be returned now.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous,

The disconnect issues you mention definitely aren't normal for the EX6100, and we'd like to help. Please email us at newegg@netgear.com and our engineers will work directly with you to see what's wrong. It will also be helpful to know the firmware version that's currently installed on the extender.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent and Reliable

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: This is an excellent little, near plug and play, range extender.The build quality is not bad at all and in the roughly six months I have had it in use it has held up just fine with out a single problem. The WPS set up button works just fine if you follow the proper sequence of pressing the button on your router, then on the extender within the required amount of time. It has lights on the front that will help you to determine the direction and quality of your connection that give you a good visible overview of what's going on. This is Dual Band, so you get your 2.4 and 5 GHz bands extended out with this single unit. I have the unit located at least a couple hundred feet from my main router located in my basement office. This extender provides the range necessary for my kids to connect through the house on the main floor without a problem. Without an extender it is impossible to receive a signal in the far bedrooms on the main floor of the house. With this Range Extender we have a 5 Bar signal everywhere! The unit has a Ethernet port on it and can be used as an access point if that's what you have a need for and is a nice added feature. The device plugs straight into the wall outlet so there is no block with cord to get lost or deal with which I think it nice.

Cons: The only real thing I can see that some may consider a con, is that because it plugs directly into the wall outlet, you may not be able to use both plugs on the outlet you use depending on it's location.

Other Thoughts: I would have no problem recommending this to anyone, it does a really excellent job, has a number of nice features, and the cost is reasonable for what you are getting.

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  • Francis B.
  • 8/5/2014 10:22:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding,

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: It is backwards compatible, it works beautifully.

Very nice speeds even far away!

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: Recommended!

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  • Clinton B.
  • 5/5/2014 6:52:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Fast & Very Simple Setup, Good Range, Low Latency.

Cons: None Yet.

Other Thoughts: I received one of these from Netgear through a promotion at no cost. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase one if something were to happen to this one.

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5 out of 5 eggsWhat a Range Extender Should Be!

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: This network range extender out-performs any other device of its kind that I've used in the past, by leaps and bounds. From $20 cheap-o models to $150 pro-sumer models, I've tried several.

Although the area I am using this device for (my garage) gets little WiFi use, over the last month I've never had issues with dropped connections or my devices bouncing between networks.

I tried WPS setup, but was unable to get it to work. That said, Smart Setup was very easy and straightforward. The provided installation guide is well-written and easy to follow.

This device can also be configured to act as a Wireless Access Point - plug it into a network cable and create a WiFi hotspot wherever you need it in your house. I did not experiment with this feature, but if I was desperate for every ounce of bandwidth, I could run a CAT5 cable to my garage and re-configure this device as a WAP.

With two walls and about 50 feet between my AC router and the Range Extender, I was consistently getting 22Mbps download and 15-17Mbps upload on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. While this falls short of my available 75Mbps download speed, it is far and away better than the lousy 400Kbps-2Mbps I've experienced with every other range extending device I've used. And as I said, the signal does not seem to be unstable or unreliable. Audio streaming and 1080p Youtube playback never paused to buffer. What more do you want from a wireless device?

Cons: Some may consider the cost of this device prohibitive, but you get what you pay for, especially in consumer-grade wireless devices. It's well worth the extra money for the peace of mind and lack of frustration.

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  • Zulma J.
  • 4/21/2014 9:18:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNo More Whining

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Easy setup
Easy to read manual

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My daughter was constantly complaining that her room could not receive WiFi. To teenagers today, this is a major problem. I checked it out and found she was correct. Our house is a long ranch style and the AirPort Extreme in the basement was not reaching her bedroom. Looks like I needed a WiFi Extender. The Netgear EX6100 was just what the tech doctor ordered.

Right out of the box the first thing that I noticed, and really appreciated, was a manual that was written in coherent English. Many times tech companies that are based overseas have manuals that are nearly incomprehensible. Not so here. The manual was clearly written and had colored illustrations that made it really easy to set up the extender.

To set it up, you place the Extender in the same room as your router. You can connect to your existing network in two ways, WPS or using the Smart Setup. I chose the Smart Setup. Make sure that the switch on the side is set to extender. Go to your WiFI settings and select your existing network. After connection is made, the LED on the front of the Extender will glow green. Open your browser and go to [...]. There you can select your network and enter your existing password. Here you will be also able to select a 5 GHz network to extend if your router supports it. You can choose to rename the Extender SSID or keep it the same as your existing network. The Setup genie recommended keeping it different and connect to it only if your existing router signal was weak. I chose to rename it the same as my existing network. After you apply all the settings, you are good to go. You can now unplug the Extender and move it to close to where your dead spot is. In my case, near my daughter’s bedroom. There is an color changing LED on the front of the router that lets you know how good the connection to your router is. Green is best, amber is good and red is poor.

I had no problem connecting this to my AirPort extreme. Setup was a breeze, speeds are great and the manual was one of the best I have ever seen. The price is also very reasonable, and the best thing of all…my daughter is actually smiling!

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4 out of 5 eggsEasy to use

This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS Wireless AC750 Dual-Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Easy to setup and use.
Physical switch between AP and Extender mode.
Ethernet port.
5GHz band.

Cons: Price
Lack of configuration options.

Other Thoughts: The setup was easy. Connected to it's WiFi out of the box and was walked through a (here's the key) FUNCTIONAL setup routine.

Next, I flipped the switch to AP mode, plugged in Ethernet and has been working for a couple weeks since.

The default settings were great, WPA2 AES security mode.

Only down side is the price, for $90 i'd like a more robust interface.

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