Best Definitive Guide On Netgear AC1750 Wifi mesh extender setup | Mywifiext Setup

Posted by WifiExtSetup on 26th January 2021


In this blog article, we are going to set up our Netgear ac1750 wifi mesh extender setup model EX6150 using the mywifiext.net as well as the WPS Method. How you can use EX6150 as an access point, various issues faced during the installation, and ways to troubleshoot them, apart from that we are also going to learn how you can update the firmware of your EX6150 Range Extender and much more.

Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender is a device that can help you boost your existing WIFI coverage and creates a powerful Mesh to provide excellent WIFI signal quality having extended coverage in hard-to-reach areas as well. It can be hooked up with any standard WIFI router and it perfectly works during HD video streaming as well as online gaming.

Methods to Setup Netgear AC1750 WIFI Mesh Extender Setup Model EX6150

In this blog, we are going to set up our range extender using various methods beginning from the easiest one using the WPS.

Netgear AC1750 Extender setup using WIFI Protected Setup (WPS)

WPS connection lets you join a secure WIFI network without selecting the network name and entering the password.

  1.  Press and hold the WPS button on the extender until the WPS light starts blinking green.
  2. Within a couple of minutes, repeat the same process on your router as well. The WPS LED on the extender lights solid green, the Router Link LED gets lit which indicates that the extender is connected to your WIFI network.

    In case, it doesn’t light, just try it again. If it is still not working, feel free to call us on +1888-245-4797.

  3.  If you got connected through WPS, the next step is to relocate your extender to your required location. For this, you just need to unplug the extender and relocate it a new location making sure that new location lies around halfway between your router and the area where WIFI signal is poor i.e., the extender should be placed within the range of WIFI network which is to be boosted.
  4. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet at the new location, wait until the Power LED lights solid green and router link LED lights up.
  5. Now, you are free to connect any of your device to the extended WIFI network

Netgear Mesh WIFI extender AC1750 setup without WPS Through Ethernet

In case, you do not have a WPS button on your router or you are unable to connect it manually, the third and the last method to connect is through Ethernet cable:

In case, you do not have a WPS button on your router or you are unable to connect it manually, the third and the last method to connect is through Ethernet cable:

  1. Insert the Ethernet cable through the ethernet ports on the extender as well as the router and let the client link LEDs lightened up.
  2. Launch a browser to open www.mywifiext.net and undergo the on-screen instructions until the Router Link LED lights which indicates that the extender got connected with the existing WIFI network.
  3. Here you go! Now, you can relocate your extender to extend the speed of your existing WIFI network. You just need to unplug the extender and relocate it making sure that the extender and router are halfway between the area where the WIFI signal is poor and the extender-router connection is optimal.
  4. At the new location, plug in the extender and let the Power LED to light green.
  5. Use the Router Link LED to find a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.
  6. If the Router Link LED doesn’t light amber or green, plug the extender into an outlet closer to the router and try again. Keep moving the extender to outlets closer to the router until the Router Link LED lights amber or green.

    Common Issues Faced During Setup AC1750 Extender

  1. Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender not enlisted in the network name list
  2. Unstable LED lights on Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender
  3. Unable to connect some devices to the network, despite a stable good extender-router connection
  4. Forgot Netgear Extender’s password
  5. Unable to login to Netgear EX6250 extender
  6. Extender dropping connection repeatedly
  7. Problem updating Netgear Firmware
  8. Unable to connect extender to the network
  9. Unable to assess IP address
  10. Netgear genei app not working or the smart setup page continue to appear even after new extender setup

Troubleshoot tips for EX6150 Mesh Extender during setup

Following troubleshoot steps can help you resolve your issue with the Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender setup:

  1. Extender should be placed away from wireless devices, Bluetooth devices, microwaves, fish tanks, metals, ovens etc.
  2. Make sure that your extender is receiving proper power supply
  3. Make sure that the cables you are using are not damaged
  4. If you are facing issues with mywifiext.net, make sure that you entered the right URL
  5. Unplug your Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender and replug
  6. Try by attempting factory default reset your Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender
  7. Use the latest and updated Netgear Firmware version on your Netgear AC1750 WIFI mesh extender

In case if you are planning to buy a new range extender then make sure to read our extender buying guide

Setup Netgear AC1750 WIFI Mesh Extender EX6150 as an Access Point

Netgear ac1750 WIFI mesh extender can be used as a WIFI access point, creating a new WIFI hotspot with the help of a wired Ethernet connection. 

  1. Netgear AC1750 WIFI Mesh Extender EX6150 is equipped with an Access Point/Extender switch which needs to be set to Access Point for using the extender as a WIFI hotspot. 
  2. Plug in the extender into an electrical outlet and let the Power LED light turn green with the help of Power button. 
  3. Connect your WIFI enabled computer or mobile device to the extender using a WIFI or Ethernet connection as detailed above 
  4. Go to any web browser to open www.mywifiext.net and follow the instructions displayed by NETGEAR installation assistant. 

Netgear AC1750 Wifi Mesh Extender Firmware Update Process

 

  • Login into AC1750 Range Extender

In case you donot remember your Netgear range extender default password read our blog on it.

Once the installation is done, log in to the extender to view or change the extender’s settings. 

  1. Open any web browser from your device that is connected to your extender’s network. 
  2. Log in to your extender: 
    1. Visit http://mywifiext.local/ to enable the One WIFI Name feature i.e., extender and router enlisted with the same network name
    2. After enabling the One WIFI Name feature, pick any of the following URLs based upon the device you are using:

For Windows-based computer:  http://mywifiext/ or http://mywifiext.local/ 14

For Mac computers, iOS devices, and Linux devices. http://mywifiext.local/

Android devices. http:/// (for example, http://192.168.1.3/

To find your extender’s IP address, do the following: 

    1. Log in to your router page. 
    2. In the list of devices connected to your WIFI router, identify your extender to note the IP address of your extender
  • In the address bar of the web browser, enter the extender’s IP address, a login page will display.
  • Put in the required credentials and click on the login button. The Status page displays.

If you are unable to find the Extender’s IP address, we can surely help you identify and resolve the issue through our helpline number +1888-245-4797 during our working hours i.e., 10.30 AM to 6.30 PM (CST time zone) from Monday to Saturday

LED Description of Netgear AC1750 EX6250 Range Extender 

Netgear EX6250 AC1750 LED Light Description During Setuo 

Router Link LED Indicates the WIFI connection from the router to the extender. Different colours provide an indication of the connection quality:

  • Solid green indicates that there is the best connection from the router to the extender. 
  • Solid amber indicates that there is a good connection from the router to extender 
  • Solid red indicates that there is a poor connection from the router to extender
  • Off indicates that router and the extender are not connected

Client Link LED colours indicates the quality of WIFI connection from your computer or mobile device to the extender: 

  • Solid green indicates the best connection. 
  • Solid amber indicates a good connection. 
  • Solid red indicates a poor connection. 
  • Off indicates no connection. 

Power LED has 3 indications

  • The solid amber colour indicates that the extender is booting. 
  • Solid green indicates that the extender is powered on. 
  • Off means, the extender is powered off. 

WPS LED has 2 indications 

  • Solid green indicates that WIFI security is enabled (WPA or WPA2). 
  • Blinking green a WPS connection

Technical Specification for Mesh Netgear range Extender

Netgear AC1750 WIFI Mesh Extender is a dual-band WIFI Mesh Extender, 1.7Gbps, Wall-plug and Internal Antenna

  • WIFI TECHNOLOGY: 802.11ac

Speed and Range:

  • WIFI PERFORMANCE: AC1750
  • WIFI BAND: Dual Band 2.4 & 5GHz
  • PORTS: One (1) 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology
  • KEY FEATURES: 
    • Netgear AC1750 WIFI Mesh Extender is equipped with following features:
    • Once properly setup, it creates an existing WIFI mesh in the whole home keeping the WIFI name & security password same. 
    • The Smart Roaming technology, it is having, helps automatically connecting your devices to the best available WIFI.
    • It does have a Gigabit Ethernet port which offers the option to connect any wired device like game console, streaming player, Blu-ray® player, smart TV or to your WIFI network.
    • HD streaming & gaming made easy with the FastLane™ technology.
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 2.4 and/or 5GHz 802.11ac & a/b/g/n wireless router or gateway   
  • Works very well with almost all the popular browsers including Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8.0, Firefox® 20 or Safari® 5.1 or Google Chrome™ 25.0 browsers or higher

Conclusion: Netgear AC1750 WIFI Mesh Extender once set up properly, is a single device expenditure for all your network needs with a larger area coverage due to its mesh creation capability. It makes your HD streaming, gaming, surfing, trading experiences wonderful. To get support for free setup feel free to call us on +1888-245-4797 during our working hours i.e., 10.30 am to 6.30 pm (CST time zone) from Monday to Saturday.  

 


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