NETGEAR Wifi Range Extender EX6120 – Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster/Repeater (up to 1200 Mbps) and Compact Wall Plug Design with UK Plug

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Features

  • Brand name: NETGEAR
  • Item Weight: 132 g
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 6.7 x 3.9 cm
  • Item model number: EX6120-100UKS
  • Series: NETGEAR 11AC 1200 Mbps (300 Mbps + 900 Mbps) Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender with External Antennas (Wi-Fi Booster) (EX6120-100UKS)
  • Screen Size: 1
  • Processor Brand: AMD
  • Processor Type: A Series
  • Processor Speed: 1
  • RAM Size: 1
  • Memory Technology: SO-RIMM
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive Size: 1
  • Hard Disk Technology: Flash Memory Solid State
  • Hard Drive Interface: IEEE_1284
  • Graphics Card Description: Integrated
  • Graphics RAM Type: 72-Pin EDO SIMM Memory
  • Graphics Card Ram Size: 1
  • Graphics Card Interface: AGP
  • Wireless Type: 802.11a, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 1
  • Optical Drive Type: 1
  • ASIN: B01560JGQW
  • Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars 9,840 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) .zg_hrsr { margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style-type: none; } .zg_hrsr_item { margin: 0 0 0 10px; } .zg_hrsr_rank { display: inline-block; width: 80px; text-align: right; } #3 in Network Repeaters
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Date First Available: 17 Aug. 2015

Description

Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; EXTENDED WIRELESS COVERAGE: Adds Wi-Fi range coverage up to 1200 sq ft, and connects up to 20 devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more.; AC1200 WI-FI SPEED: Provides up to 1200Mbps performance...

User reviews

Was a bit concerned as there seems to be a few horror stories on setup. I have a WPS button on my (BT Homehub 3) router and so opted to try that method.- Note that the supplied instructions for WPS setup in the booklet are good.- Plug in the extender relatively near to your hub/router. Power button is amber at first and then turns green. Don't be tempted to plug it in where you have the reception problem!- Press the WPS button on the extender. The WPS LED on the extender will flash green- Then press the WPS button on the router. The wireless LED on the router then flashes orange (this will be router specific but valid for the BT hub in question)- First time nothing much else happened. After about 2 mins nothing had connected and everything had reverted back to the way it was).- Repeated the exercise and this time the wireless LED on the router illuminated blue (as it should be in normal use). On the extender the WPS LED was now solid green and the router LED was now illuminated (solid green).- You can now unplug the extender and move it. Placement obviously depends on your circumstances (and whether you are using multiple extenders) but for one extender then find a socket about half way between your router and the dead zone- Now this is where it is easy to think job done. I assumed the extender would simply extend the use the same SSID as the hub and authenticate automatically any device that had accessed the hub's wifi. But on each wireless device you want to connect, you have to manually select the SSID of the extender. It will be the name of your hub with _EXT appended to the name. If you forget this step then your devices will simply be trying to connect to the hub as before and so you have achieved nothing! Note this is explained in the instruction booklet. No excuses!- Enter your normal hub/router password and the device joins the new network- Remember that the extender and the hub/router wireless operate as two separate WiFi networks and so your device will not see it as one network and connect to whichever has the stronger signal as you move around. In fact for me my extender is very central and so now generally works from anywhere- If I am connected to the hub's wifi network and then move to the dead zone then I will see my device temporarily lose wifi and then connect to the extender's wifi (so for example on a mobile phone then the wifi symbol reverts to 3G/4G and then about 20 seconds later will pick up the extender- You can check signal strength (to test for optimal placement) both on your device (e.g. signal strength bars) and at the extender where there is a device LED that should glow green (or amber). If red then move the extender. I guess optimally you want it green- The extender does take about a minute to restart and reconnect if you unplug it and move it and so if you are experimenting with placement then be patient for it to complete its restart and reconnect- 5 stars? - well I have only been using it for an hour! We will see- Not sure what happens if you have multiple of these. Do they each get a new SSID? e.g _EXT, _EXT_1 etc. I presume that Netgear has thought of this!
Having read some of the reviews commenting on set up problems I was a tad apprehensive. Looked like a great bit of gear apart from that so I bit the bullet and ordered it. Took me about 5 minutes to connect it and be up and running. Really easy, just following the instructions in the quick set up guide. I'm using it, via the ethernet connection, to my desktop PC in my home office in the garage. Which is detached from the house and the signal has to go through the house wall (cavity block and brick) and the garage wall (brick and drylined and insulated) with about a fifteen foot gap between the house and garage.Works perfectly, and gives me a much better connection than the BT 610 Wi-Fi extender which I had before and had started to give me problems.I cannot fault it so far, and am more than happy with the performance. As an added bonus it is a very small and neat unit, even with the external antennae, and I can use both sockets in the double wall outlet no problem.I'm just adding to this review as it's almost six months on from purchase, and I'm pleased to report that everything is still working wonderfully. No problems at all and it's been on constantly in that time. Never had to reset or adjust settings. I can thoroughly recommend this item.
Review for an EX800 / X65.The WPS setup is very simple, so getting up and running is a nice experience. From the go, the extender seems to do a great job of greatly extending the WIFI, although it is nothing like the 'same speed due to fastlane technology'.Unfortunately, the experience goes downhill very fast. Despite the indicator lights showing 'the best connection', 2.4/5ghz connections etc, the extender frequently disconnects, to the point that the best improvement I can make to my wifi is to turn it off.I have tried all workarounds in the support articles and also called support. The usual firmware upgrade, changing channels on the router, repositioning etc. but with no noticeable difference.Ultimately, the extender makes any Wi-Fi issues far worse as half the time it will now not work route internet traffic at all, not just the previous reduced speeds without it.Lastly, my reason for a 1 star review:Not only does the extender fail due to the disconnecting issues but as an engineer, I find the lack of diagnostics inexcusable. The extender should be able to log the precise reason why it cannot route internet traffic, be it out of range, channel issues or whatever. The support approach is to keep trying random changes, in the hope that one will have a positive effect. To display all lights signalling to a user that all is perfect, when it, in fact, is not working/dropped its connection to the router, for me categorises this as an untrustworthy product.


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