WiFi Range Extender: The NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6150)
boosts your existing WiFi network by increasing its range and speed. It works
with any standard WiFi router to deliver AC1200 dual band WiFi with up to 1200
Mbps. The AC1200 WiFi Range Extender delivers fast WiFi speed and connectivity
for smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers, and more. A Gigabit Ethernet port
provides WiFi connectivity to a wired device like Blu-ray players, game
consoles, smart TVs or streaming players over your existing WiFi network.
Applications: Add this WiFi Range Extender to strengthen the WiFi
connection in a dead zone of your home or office. Or, boost a hotel's WiFi or
connect to a wired Internet connection to create your own AC1200 WiFi hotspot.
With the AC1200 WiFi Range Extender you can improve your mobile WiFi speeds by
up to 100%. Even, use the WiFi Range Extender as a network bridge for a local
802.11ac: The extender supports the 802.11ac networking
standard. This new standard offers better speed, improved reliability, and more
range than older WiFi networking standards. The extender is also backward
compatible with earlier WiFi a/b/g/n standards. However, to get the benefits of
802.11ac, your WiFi router must support the 802.11ac WiFi networking standard.
In comparison, the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard is 3x faster than the older
802.11n WiFi standard.
FastLane Technology: FastLane technology improves
performance using both WiFi bands. Get the most out of your HD entertainment
with FastLane technology. With FastLane technology, the extender connects to
your router using one band and connects to your devices using another band.
Because a band is dedicated to each function, performance is enhance. FastLane
Technology is ideal for HD streaming & online gaming. When you enable FastLane
Technology, two options are available.
- Use the 2.4 GHz band to connect the extender to the WiFi devices and use
the 5 GHz band to connect the extender to the WiFi router. Use this mode if
your WiFi router supports the 5 GHz band but the devices that you want to
use for gaming and streaming support the 2.4 GHz band.
- Use the 5 GHz band to connect the extender to the WiFi devices and use
the 2.4 GHz band to connect the extender to the WiFi router. Use this mode
if the devices that you want to use for gaming and streaming support the 5
GHz band but your WiFi router supports the 2.4 GHz band.
Note: If all your devices and your WiFi router support only
the 2.4 GHz band, or all your devices and your WiFi router support only the
5 GHz band, do not enable FastLane Technology.
Two WiFi Modes: NETGEAR's AC1200 increases the distance of a WiFi
network. The extender can connect to your network's WiFi signal and then boost
that signal or it can connect to your network with a wired connection and work
as an access point. You use the Access Point/Extender switch on the side of the
extender to select which way you want to use the extender.
- Extender Mode: In Extender mode, the extender connects to your
existing network's WiFi signal and it rebroadcasts two extender WiFi
signals, one in the 2.4 GHz band, and another in the 5 GHz band. When you
are too far away to connect to your network's WiFi signal, you can connect
to an extender WiFi signal instead.
- Access Point Mode: Access Point mode creates a WiFi hotspot using
a wired Ethernet connection. You can use the extender in access point mode
as a WiFi access point and create a new WiFi hotspot by using a wired
Dual-Band WiFi w/ External Antennas: The NETGEAR AC1200 features
dual-band WiFi with up to 300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz network and 900 Mbps for 5 GHz
network. It also features two external antennas for extended range and maximum
Gigabit Ethernet Port: There is one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with
auto-sensing technology. This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect a wired
device like a smart TV or game console to your home's WiFi network.
Flexible & Secure Setup: The WiFi range extender offers WPS
& Web Browser setup. Secure WiFi connections offer the highest level of
- WPS: You can use WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect
the extender to your WiFi router without typing your existing router's WiFi
network name (SSID) or WiFi password.
- Web Browser: You can use a web browser to log in to the
extender and set up its WiFi connection to your existing WiFi router.
WiFi Analytics App: Use the
NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app on your Android (OS 2.2+) smartphone or tablet to
get advanced analytics to optimize your existing or newly extended WiFi network.
Check your network status, WiFi signal strength, identify crowded WiFi channels
and much more.
Wall-Plug Design: The AC1200 WiFi Range Extender's convenient wall plug
design offers discreet and easy placement. It simply plugs into a AC power
Smart LED: Smart LED indicators help find the best extender placement
for optimal WiFi coverage while displaying real-time, extender network status
System Requirements: Make sure your home network meets the
following system requirements.
- Router Type: 2.4 and/or 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
router or gateway
- Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0,
Firefox 20 or Safari 5.1, or Google Chrome 25.0 browsers or higher
Firmware Updates: The extender is set up to check for new
firmware automatically at login. Click
here for the latest firmware/software updates from NETGEAR.