Installation and Configuration of Netgear EX6100 with Netgear Genie

January 24, 2019

Netgear ex6100 wireless range extenders help the users in eliminating dead zones and blind spots. Such kind of poor connectivity areas are mostly found in large spaces and huge buildings. ex6100 offers an amazing network bandwidth that leads to unlimited access to online games, entertainment and other relevant applications.

By connecting this universal range extender with your existing wired and wireless devices you can enjoy high-speed of internet range everywhere in the house or workplace.

In addition, ‘Netgear’ claims that if your room or any other space in house or office is at a particular distance where there is lack of router and signal connectivity, this WiFi booster (extender) will perk up the internet range to far corners.

Now, we will guide you with step-by-step rose petal steps on how to setup Netgear extender:


Setup Netgear WiFi Extender: Installation and Configuration

Wireless range extenders are meant for covering the poor connectivity areas.

  • First of all, you have to plug in your Netgear device into a wall socket that supposed to within the reach of your existing WiFi router.
  • Secondly, grab a computer or a laptop and connect it with the range extender properly with the help of an USB or Ethernet cable.
  • Wait for some time and let the light on your range extender illuminates to solid green.

Note: If it doesn’t then restart your range extender once.

LED Descriptions

Router Link LED

This LED lights indicate the connection between range extender and the main router.

Solid Green: Best Connection.

Solid Amber: Good Connection.

Solid Red: Poor Connection.

Off: No Connection.


Client Link LED

This LED lights indicate the connection between the WiFi booster and a computer/ laptop or mobile device.

Solid Green: Best Connection.

Solid Amber: Good Connection.

Solid Red: Poor Connection.

Off: No Connection.


Power LED

Solid Amber: The range extender is booting.

Solid Green: The range extender is powered on.

Off: The range extender is powered off.



Solid Green: WiFi security (WPA or WPA2) is enabled.

Blinking Green: WPS (WiFi-Protected Setup) connection is in progress.

Off: WiFi security is not off/ disabled.

  • Now, what you are going to do, on your computer or laptop, view the list of available wireless networks and connect to the extender signals that have two WiFi networks: 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
  • Once you are successfully connected to the wireless network, the extender client will automatically turn on.
  • Onto your computer/ laptop, load up a web browser and navigate to smart wizard.
  • Choose a network name (SSID) for 2.4GHz. Once you are done with it, click on continue.

Note: If you want to skip this step then ensure that 5GHz band is supported by your main wireless router.

  • Now, fill in the passphrase (password or security key) of your network and hit ‘continue’. For 5GHz select the network name (SSID) and hit on ‘continue’.
  • Enter the network key (passphrase) and hit ‘continue’.

Note: You can also skip this step in case you don’t wish to connect your WiFi devices with 5GHz.

  • Once done, select the private or public network and click on ‘continue’. For your wireless repeater (extender), enter the security settings. Click on continue once done successfully.
  • Netgear genie setup page will apply the settings automatically. Here, you have to connect to the extended Ex6100 network and click on the icon continue.
  • At last, hit ‘Finish’ and complete the installation process.

At any step, if you have any query to ask or clear on how to setup a Netgear WiFi extender, you are more than a welcome to reach the “service provider of Netgear” team via 1-844-726-2255 (toll-free).

Access Point Installation

  • Firstly, you have to set the switch on your range expander (extender) to the access point.
  • Secondly, plug it into an electric wall socket nearby your main router or the access point.
  • Wait for the LED lights on your device to become solid green or amber. After that, on your wireless device view the available and active WiFi networks and connect to the extender’s signals.
  • As soon as you are connected to the WiFi network, you will see that the LED light on your signal booster turns on automatically.
  • Now, go for ex6100. For this, you have to launch an up-to-date and a load-free web browser.
  • Your device will detect the internet connection apply the settings automatically.
  • Next, select the private wired connection and click on ‘continue’.
  • Enter the security settings for Netgear EX6100 range extender and again click on ‘continue’.
  • Netgear Genie will apply the settings automatically for Netgear new extender setup. Connect to the wireless network of your WiFi range extender.
  • Click on ‘continue’ and at last, hit ‘finish’ and complete the setup process like a pro.

Are you looking for something more tips on how to setup Netgear WiFi extender? If yes, then call our technical department. It will be our honor to help you.

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