- WiFi performance is great in my house, when I'm in the main living area. WiFi performance gets spotty when I head out to my front or back porch. I've lived with it, until I installed a Ring Video Doorbell for another tech review. It worked ok, except that the performance was poor when answering a doorbell ring or viewing motion. That's because the Ring Video Doorbell is three floors away from my modem.
- Note: I received Netgear AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX6100 for free in return for my honest opinion. This review reflects my honest opinions, findings, beliefs and experience.
- I installed this Netgear AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) and performance improved. I've also got better Wifi connectivity on my front and back porch. Here's my review.
- AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender Features:
Wi-Fi Where you Want it
Boost your existing Wi-Fi with the AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender. Enjoy improved wireless coverage on your Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones throughout your home and even your backyard. Eliminate dead zones in hard-to-reach areas, simply plug it into any outlet and experience the difference.
- Boost Wi-Fi throughout your home and even the backyard
- Eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones in hard to reach areas
- Lower your phone bill by reducing data plan charges
- Create access points in your home and improve Wi-Fi coverage
Next Generation Wi-Fi — Create faster dual band Wi-Fi access with 802.11ac technology up to 750 Mbps
Two Wi-Fi Modes — Extender mode to boost existing Wi-Fi, and Access Point mode to create new AC Wi-Fi access
Gigabit Ethernet Port — Connect a wired device like Blu-ray player, game console, smart TV, or streaming player to your Wi-Fi network
Simultaneous Dual Band Wi-Fi — Extend 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi up to 750 Mbps & reduce interference
External Antennas — For better Wi-Fi coverage & more speed
FastLane Technology — Use both Wi-Fi bands to establish one super high-speed connection; ideal for HD streaming & gaming
- Setup was easy.
- I initially thought I'd go through the WPS install. WPS stands for WiFi protected setup. It allows novices to install things without having thengs get too complicated.
- To start the set up, you plug the extender in, near your existing modem.
- The WPS setup intails pressing the WPS button on the extender and then pressing the WPS button on the extender on your modem. I followed the steps to do this, and then connected to the new Netgear extended network, which brought me into the steps for Smart Setup. So instead of doing WPS setup, I followed the on screen Smart Setup.
- First I selected the network that I wanted to extend.
- Then I entered it's password.