In order to set up your Netgear EX6200 AC1200 WiFi range extender, you require to connect it to the main router. To get the job done, you can either use the WPS push button or WiFi. On the off chance if your home router doesn’t support WPS, connect your extender over WiFi.
Netgear EX6200 extender has a default SSID or network name so that you can access it over WiFi. After the Netgear extender setup, the extender changes its default SSID to the name of your existing network and adds _5GEXT and _2GEXT to the end of the 5 GHz network and the 2.4 GHz network respectively.
Here, we will walk you through a step-by-step guide to connect your Netgear EX6200 extender to the router over WiFi. Continue reading.
Connect Netgear EX6200 to the Router Over WiFi
Step-1: Place Your Extender
First and foremost, place your Netgear EX6200 WiFi range extender close to the existing router. Keep the extender far away from WiFi-interference creating devices such as microwave ovens, treadmills, Bluetooth speakers, cordless phones, baby monitors, refrigerators, mirrors, glasses, fish tanks, and related devices.
However, after the Netgear EX6200 setup, you can place your extender anywhere in the home.
Step-2: Turn on the Netgear EX6200
Once done with the placement, plug your Netgear AC1200 EX6200 WiFi extender into a wall outlet and power it on.
Step-3: Access a Web Browser
The next step requires you to power on a PC. After that, open the WiFi network utility and connect to a WiFi network. Now, open an internet browser of your choice. Ensure to use only the latest web browser version.
Step-4: Log in to Your EX6200 Extender
In the address bar, type www.mywifiext.net and press the Enter key. Wait until the mywifiext.net setup page loads completely. Fill in the username and password and hit Log In.
Step-5: Select a WiFi Network
The browser will take you to the Netgear genie screen. The genie searches for existing WiFi networks automatically and shows a list of the available networks. Here, you need to choose a WiFi network you wish to extend using Netgear EX6200.
Step-6: Enter Security Settings
The next screen requires you to enter the security settings for your existing WiFi network.
In the event that the network utilizes WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, or a mixture of these options, you need to do the following:
- Type the network passphrase in the Password field.
- Click on the Continue button.
- If the network utilizes WEP, here’s what you need to do:
- Choose the encryption strength (64 bit or 128 bit) from the Encryption Strength menu.
- Select the key (Key 1, Key 2, Key 3, or Key 4) you desire to use.
- Enter the network WEP key.
- Hit Continue.
Step-7: You Are Done!
Now, you can use the default SSID or network name or rename it. Click on the Continue button. Wait for some time and let the extender create the WiFi network for you. After that, the Netgear genie summarizes the extender’s network.
Congrats! Your Netgear EX6200 AC1200 extender has connected to the main router over WiFi. For any queries, reach out to us via the comments section.