NETGEAR EX7300 AC2200 - Nighthawk X4 WiFi Mesh Range Extender

How can I use my NETGEAR EX7300 AC2200 - Nighthawk X4 WiFi Mesh Extender in extender as well as access point mode?

NETGEAR EX7300 AC2200 Nighthawk X4 WiFi Mesh Extender comes with an advantage that it can work as both extender and access point.

Extender is a device which acts as signal booster whereas Access point works as a hotspot.

User can setup AC2200 mesh extender in either access point or extender mode as per his/her network requirement.

Let us discuss installation process in both modes, one by one.

We will begin our discussion by discussing about setting up NETGEAR EX7300 WiFi extender in extender mode.

AC2200 mesh extender can be installed by following any one method among.

  1. WPS method
  2. Through Web browser setup

Let us discuss them in depth.

1-WPS method:- In this method Wi-Fi signal is used to establish link between extender device and network router. Steps involved are:

User should have to be aware of the fact that extender will use same configuration as network router has.

For instance, if extender connects with 2.4 GHz band of router then network name appeared on extender network will be:

Router 2.4 GHz WiFi network name:- mywifiext.net

Router 5 GHz WiFi network name:- mywifiext.net-5G

Extended 2.4 GHz WiFi network name:- mywifiext.net

Extended 5 GHz WiFi network name:- mywifiext.net

Similarly if extender get connected with 5 GHz band of router then extender’s network name will be:

Extended 2.4 GHz WiFi network name: mywifiext.net-5G

Extended 5 GHz WiFi network name: mywifiext.net-5G

2-NETGEAR Installation Assistant: - This method uses web browser for installing NETGEAR extender. That is why this method is also known by name of web browser setup.

Various steps involved in the process are:

By this installation of NETGEAR EX7300 AC2200 -Nighthawk X4 WiFi Mesh Extender in extender mode gets completed.

Now let’s move for setting up mesh extender in access point mode.

AC2200 mesh extender can be used as an access point by using Ethernet wired connection.

Steps involved in the process are:

Once installation process gets completed, you can login to extender to do desired changes. Procedure for the same is: