NETGEAR Nighthawk EX6400 AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Mesh Range extender

How can I setup my NETGEAR EX6400 AC1900 WiFi Mesh extender in extender mode?

NETGEAR EX6400 AC1900 is dual band WiFi Mesh extender i.e. capable to work in both 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band. This dual band operability enables it to utilise benefits of Fastlane technology.

Netgear ex6400 extender's Fastlane technology is special feature provided by NETGEAR under which one frequency band is dedicated for establishing link between network router and extender and one frequency band for establishing link between extender and client devices. Due to this, extender becomes able to provide super high speed connection.

Its features such as MO-MIMU, compact size, smart roaming and many other, make these extenders, a prime choice among users.

These devices are capable to work as both extender as well as access point. But in this article we will discuss about setup process of Ac1900 NETGEAR mesh extender in extender mode only.

So let’s begin with our discussion.

Installation process of NETGEAR WiFi extender includes mainly two steps. That are:

  1. Powering on your extender device
  2. Establishing link between NETGEAR extender and home router

Now Let us discuss about them in depth.

1- Powering on your extender device: - To become approachable, device has to be in up-state. So does, in case of NETGEAR extender.
But before powering on the device, do shift the Access Point/Extender button towards extender.
To power on, put the device on power outlet and wait until status of Power LED turns to be green.

2- Establishing Link between NETGEAR extender and home router: When it comes to establishing link between WiFi extender and router, NETGEAR has provided user with two options. That are:

  1. WPS method
  2. NETGEAR Installation Assistant

User can choose among these methods as per his/her convenience and network setup.

Let us get deep into these methods:

1. WPS method: - WPS is abbreviation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is named so because of the reason that Wi-Fi signal is used for protected setup of extender.
This method is also known by the name of Push N Connect.
Due to higher ease of installation then NETGEAR Installation Assistant, it is more likable among users.
But if in case your setup does not have WPS enabled network router then you are left with no other choice but to go for NETGEAR Installation Assistant.
Various steps involved in installing NETGEAR EX6400 AC1900 WiFi Mesh extender by WPS method includes:

2. NETGEAR Installation Assistant: - In this method user have to launch web browser to launch NETGEAR Installation Assistant. Various steps involved are:

These were various steps involved in both methods. By following them you will be successful in setting up your NETGEAR EX6400 AC1900 WiFi Mesh extender.