Netgear Ex6120 AC1200 setup

Before doing the Netgear Ex6120 AC1200 setup, please refer the image below for the better understanding of Netgear Ex6120 AC1200 ports and switches which eventually comes handy when doing the Netgear Ex6120 AC1200 setup :

NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 setup

Guide to doing the NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 setup as an extender

we can do the NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 setup with WPS or with web browser setup. Both of them are mentioned below:

NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 setup with WPS

WPS also called Wi-Fi Protected Setup, will allow you to connect the extender without entering the wifi network login credentials which means you join a secure WiFi network without typing the network name and password. You will see that the WPS button is a physical button on your router or on the access point. As WPS does not work with WEP security and if you want to connect with WEP then try using Netgear genie smart setup. Please note when you have connected the device with network and testing the network then open the browser and enter the following web address: https://my-wifiexts.net/.In order to connect with WPS please follow instructions as mentioned below:

  • On the side of the extender 6120, you will find the WPS button. Locate this button on the side panel of the extender and Press the WPS button. After doing so you will that the WPS LED blinks. Now move to the router and in the next two minutes press the WPS button on your router or access point. Now the WPS LED light on the extender will turn solid green and on your Router the Link LED light turn green, all this indicates that extender is successfully connected to your existing WiFi network.
  • Check if your router is compatible with the 5 GHz band. If yes the, please repeat the step as mentioned above; (On the side of the extender 6120, you will find the WPS button. Locate this button on the side panel of the extender and Press the WPS button. After doing so you will that the WPS LED blinks. Now move to the router and in the next two minutes press the WPS button on your router or access point. Now the WPS LED light on the extender will turn solid green and on your Router the Link LED light turn green)
  • Now locate the new extender network name. You will that the extender has changed its network name with your existing router name with a suffix like _2GEXT or _5GEXT. It all depends whether extender is connecting with your WiFi network in 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
  • Now test the extender network by connecting the devices to the new extended network. All you need to Use the same WiFi password that you use for your WiFi router. Now Open the web browser and enter the following web address: https://my-wifiexts.net/.After testing you have the choice to unplug the extender from the place and move to the next any other optimum location or an area with a poor WiFi signal.
  • Now power on the extender and after a one minute Power LED lights to turn green. If the Power LED does not turn green press the Power button. To choose the optimum location for the extender you can use the Router Link LED situated on the front panel, it will let you choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.

 

NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 setup with the Web browser

  • in the first step of doing the connection, open your computer or any wifi device. Note: this will work if you are using WEP network security type. After opening the computer or wifi device find and connect to the extender WiFi network NETGEAR_EXT. Check if the connection is being established. You can verify this when the Device Link LED lights.
  • In the second step open the web browser on your device. Now enter the web address: https://my-wifiexts.net/ You will see a screen will open with asking to select details. Follow the onscreen instructions. In last you will find the New Extender Setup screen displays. Click on the option NEW EXTENDER SETUP button. If it is the first time you are login into your extender then the screen will display name as the Create Account screen, asking you to enter the details to create the account. Now visit https://my-wifiexts.net/
  • Complete the details as required. and click on next button. When prompted, select your country or region from the Regional Settings
    menu and click the NEXT button. After doing so a pop up will open, click on wifi range extender option. After this, your extender will scans for WiFi networks in your area and displays a list. Now do the selection of the wifi network which you want to extend and after doing so, click on next button. As it is the dual-band so have the choice to extend both of the band 2.4 GHz WiFi Networks/5 GHz WiFi Networks or either of them. In case if you do not want to extend both WiFi bands, clear the 2.4 GHz WiFi Networks or the 5 GHz WiFi Networks check box.
  • In the password field (Network Key) type the existing network password which you use for your router and click on the next option. Now after this, Use a WiFi network manager on the computer or WiFi device to connect to the new extended WiFi network. You need to repeat this process for all of your computer and other wifi devices which you want to connect with the extended wifi network. After finishing this, Click the CONTINUE button.
  • After the successful completion of all these steps, a message will display confirming that the extender is connected to the new extended WiFi network. Click on next option. After completion of registration, click on FINISH to complete the setup. Now your extender is ready to be moved into a new location. Move it to other location with poor wifi signal but within the reach of your router. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet.
  • Now, wait for few seconds till Power LED to light amber and then turn green. In case Power LED does not light, press the Power On/Off. Use the Router Link LED to help you choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal. The extender connects to your existing router’s WiFi network.

NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 setup as an Access point

  • set the switch on the extender as an access point. Power on the extender and connect it to the power outlet. Make sure that the power outlet needs to be near to the Ethernet LAN port or a remote Ethernet jack that has access to your local area network (LAN).
  • You can connect the extender to the router with the help of Ethernet LAN port or the remote Ethernet LAN jack with LAN access. You extender will connect to the LAN and will create a wifi hotspot network. Now use a computer or any mobile device to connect to the wifi network. As the extender is a dual-band like 2.4 GHz network name shown as EX6120_NETGEAR_2GEXT/ 5 GHz network. EX6120_NETGEAR_5GEXT. After joining the network the Client Link LED lights to turn green to reflect that you are connected.
  • Now open the web browser and enter www.mywifiext.net in the address field. After entering the required details the Netgear Genie will detect the network connection. Follow on-screen instructions to set up further.

How to Login in NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 after installation

  • In the first step of login, you can use any wifi device such as a computer or tablet. Open the wifi network manager on wifi device. After finding, please connect to the new extender WiFi network. The client link LED light will turn solid green when the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established.
  • Open the web browser on wifi device and in the URL bar of the browser enter the web address:   www.mywifiext.net
  • After selecting the appropriate options, a login window will display, where you need to enter your email address and password and click the LOG IN button. After doing so the status screen will display.

How to change the password and modify settings of NETGEAR EX6120 AC1200 after installation

To change or modify Netgear extender password and settings, all you need to do is to run smart setup. Here are the steps to know how to use smart setup tool:

  • This is a great tool to connect the extender to a different router or to change the extender WiFi network name or WiFi password. you can use any wifi device such as a computer or tablet. Open the wifi network manager on wifi device. After finding, please connect to the new extender WiFi network.
  • Open the web browser on wifi device and in the URL bar of the browser enter the web address:   www.mywifiext.net 
  • After selecting the appropriate options, a login window will display, where you need to enter your email address and password and click the LOG IN button. After doing so the status screen will display.
  • Now click on option smart setup. A screen will pop up. Ther you need to further click on option WIFI RANGE EXTENDER. By doing so the extender will scan for the available networks and will display the list of available networks. Now select your desired wifi network and click on Next option.
  • A screen will open asking to enter the password to connect to your WiFi network and click the NEXT button. When extender will connect to the existing wifi network a confirmation message will appear on the screen. Now click on Next option.
  • In this process, you will be disconnected from your wifi network when the extender is applying the done settings to the extender’s WiFi network names and WiFi passwords.
  • When the process is complete, connect your WiFi devices to the extender WiFi network and click the CONTINUE button. After it, the registration screen will appear on the screen. Now complete the on-screen instructions to complete the registration and click the FINISH button to complete the setup.Here are some other relevant links, you might find interesting: