NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender 2020 Detailed Review & its Benefits.
NETGEAR EX6400 (AC1900) WiFi Range Extender: Boost your existing network range, delivering dual-band WiFi up to 1.9Gbps. This Nighthawk Mesh Extender improves coverage and works with your home WiFi to create a powerful WiFi System. Includes Mesh features Smart Roaming and one WiFi name. Easily connect your smart home devices to your network, with no new WiFi names, and passwords needed.
What’s all about?
WiFi Mesh Extender improves the range of your existing WiFi network. Get the connectivity you need for iPads, smartphones, laptops, and more.
- Works with your home WiFi to create a more powerful WiFi System
- Smart Roaming automatically connects your mobile devices to the best available WiFi as you move around your house
- Extend WiFi coverage with one WiFi name and password
- Easily creates a whole-home WiFi system with your existing gateway or router
- Dual-band WiFi up to 1.9Gbps
- Supports new 802.11ac & b/g/n WiFi devices
- High-power amplifiers & internal antenna array increases range
- MU-MIMO for simultaneously streaming to multiple devices
- FastLane TM Technology uses both WiFi bands to establish one super high-speed connection
- Ethernet Port to connect a wired device like a game console or a smart TV to your WiFi network
- Secure Setup – Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup® (WPS) connects computers and/or routers to the Extender quickly and securely.
- Two WiFi Modes – Extend existing WiFi connection or create a new AC WiFi access point.
- Compact and powerful for better performance
- Works with all standard routers or gateways
Easy Setup, Operation, and Safety
Extending your WiFi range into and even slightly beyond each room in your house, with a strong and reliable connection, is a basic function that should be simple to use.
Netgear has provided a method of doing all of this, as well as access to its advanced features easy, even if you have limited technical knowledge and expertise. This is all because of the way it’s been thoroughly designed.
First, it’s a set and forgets operation with two buttons and one switch that provide everything you need to make full use of it. Second, because it’s so simple to install, setup, and make changes with, it’s doesn’t require additional hardware.
You’ll also have fewer cords to deal with, since you can plug it directly into any wall outlet, making it an effective mobile tool that you can use away from home as well.
All on one side, there’s a power button for turning it off as you choose without having to unplug or move anything. There’s also a WPS button that’s used to create a secure connection between devices with a single click of a button.
Although some devices and peripherals are not capable of WPS, it seems that virtually every new release in the last year has included WPS functionality.
There’s also a toggle switch that allows you to select either an extended range depending on your wireless router, or to create a dedicated WiFi access point by plugging in an Ethernet cable.
WiFi Analytics App
Although it’s not entirely exclusive to the EX6400, the Netgear WiFi Analytics app is a superior tool that you can likely find a great use for.
As a free app for any Android-powered smartphone or tablet that can access the Google Play store, it opens up your insight into the exact analytics of your network.
Pros and Cons
Although the Netgear EX6400 isn’t the absolute most powerful range extender on the market – the NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 (EX7300) takes the cake on that one – it’s still one of the “best of the best” when it comes in overall speed and ease of use. Even for those who want to rely on it for lag-free gaming and high definition video streaming, the EX6400 will likely provide plenty of increased coverage for most situations.
For larger homes, you may need to invest in additional units, or choose the Nighthawk X4 EX7300 instead.
One thing that we noticed is that it doesn’t have an array of multiple fancy antennas, but it does indeed increase speeds significantly with all of its top of the line features.
When compared to a basic range extender or earlier model, there’s really no comparison.
There’s no doubt that the features offered by the Netgear EX6400 (AC1900) Essentials Edition WiFi Range Extender are quality and stand on their own quite well.
It provides much higher speeds than most other range extenders, all the way up to 1.9 gigabits per second, and is more than capable of providing a strong, continuous signal over long term use.
Having a simple push-button operation is just about what you’d expect, as everything is clear-cut and obvious with a simple installation process.
This makes it an easy upgrade for anyone looking to improve their WiFi coverage and signal strength, even if they don’t have any technical knowledge.
Additionally, Netgear’s WiFi Analytics app opens up your insight into your network and gives you a clearer understanding of how to improve your connection.
Overall, we feel keen on saying that we can strongly recommend it to anyone who needs significant improvement to the WiFi signal in their home or office.
And as a bonus, it’s covered by a 12-month warranty and you’re given 24/7 access to technical support if you may need it at any time.