Posted by WifiExtSetup on 17th February 2021
In this definitive guide about EX6120 Range extender you will learn everything about the netgear wifi range extender from setting up EX6120 range extender using multiple ways from the ethernet cable, WPS Method, Netgear Installation Assistant, log in to the mywifiext genie wizard, updating firmware and factory resetting the device if anything went wrong.
You know what? You can do Netgear Wifi Range Extender ex6120 setup on your own by just following the simple steps given in the following guide. Make sure to read the whole article so you don’t miss any single step while setting up your ex6120 extender.
Netgear EX6120 or AC1200 Wifi Range Extender is one of the most popular and effective products provided by Netgear. This range extender comes with two external antennas to increase its range to a wider area. EX6120 also includes an ethernet port to connect it directly with the router by using an ethernet cable. AC1200 range extender can extend 2.4 and 5GHz upto 1200 mbps. So this was all about the netgear ex6120 range extender, Now let’s get on to our main topic.
Here is the LED light description for the netgear EX6120/AC1200 range extender device, there are mainly four LED Lights on the range extender the first one is the power LED light, Router Link, Client Link, Power and WPS.
Netgear EX6150/AC1200 is built to cover the dead spots in your house, though this range extender supports new 802.11ac protocol and is dual band supported one is 5ghz and other is 2.4 ghz.
It’s a budget Extender device and do not expect the blazing transfer speed but performed decently in our test. Incase If you are confused Which extender to buy here is a Complete Extender Buying Guide
So without wasting let’s discuss first the physical setup which is essential in order to do anything with the range extender device.
There are various ways through which you can setup your netgear range extender device such as using the Website, WPS method or using nighthawk application and also you can setup the device as an access point.
Setting up your netgear range extender Ex6120 using the netgear nighthawk application is easier than you have thought of:-
Firmware is the software program that helps the hardware to run smoothly and efficiently, sometimes the extender device might not work well because of the outdated firmware. There are two ways through which you can update your EX6120 Extender firmware.
Firmware update Of Extender EX6120 Using mywifiext website
How to setup EX6120 using the Netgear Installation Assistant?
Setting up your netgear EX6120 Range extender using the netgear Installation Assistant all you will need to do is visit the mywifiext website and click on the extender setup and follow all the steps that come in the way and you are all set to go.
Facing an error “You are not connected to Your netgear range extender” What to do?
Incase if you are facing an error stating you are not connected to your netgear range extender device, then you must try changing your web browser and make sure that the device is up and running.
Unable to access mywifiext site what to do?
In case if you are unable to access the mywifiext website then try changing the extension visit mywifiext.net or mywifiext.local on apple device or 22.214.171.124 on your android device.
Netgear EX6120 AC1200 Range extender installed still facing low coverage issues, what to do?
There are changes that even when you install the range extender stills faces an error like low coverage areas. There are various ways to solve it and the easy is try restarting your range extender.
Forget the default login credentials for EX6120 AC1200 Range extender?
Do Not know the default password for your netgear range extender device. Here is a tip for you the default username is admin and the default password is Password.
Can i Setup my EX6120/ AC1200 Range extender using ethernet Cable?
Yes, sure you can set up your netgear AC1200 range extender using the ethernet cable as the extender supports it.
Facing an error while setting up an EX6120 device?
Many times users face error while setting up, try factory resetting your range extender.
Unable to detect for the available Wifi Networks?
In case you are unable to detect the wifi network that you wish to extend, make sure that the extender and the router are in the same room during the setup process.
Unable to access the netgear Installation Assistant Website?
Facing an issue with netgear installation Assistant, unable to access the mywifiext smart wizard website, try resetting your browser or changing it.
Can I set up my EX6120/AC1200 using the nighthawk application?
Yes you can setup your netgear EX6120/AC1200 Range extender device using the nighthawk application easily as this extender model actually supports it.
What if the nighthawk application is unable to recognize my Extender device automatically?
In case the nighthawk application is unable to recognize your extender device, go to the home icon and then go to the setup option and choose your extender.
Unable to Connect to the extender network automatically?
Many times the nighthawk application is unable to connect to the network automatically as there are many permissions that need to be given and due to privacy issues, phones do not allow them to use certain features.
Unable to login into the nighthawk application?
Forget your default password or try creating an account or you can use your netgear account. The default password is password and the admin as a username, and you are ready to do it. I hope this solves the problem.
What are the list of models that support nighthawk application?
Here is the list of all the models that are compatible with the nighthawk application.
AX1800 WiFi Mesh Extender (EAX20) – Netgear
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 (EAX80)
Nighthawk EX8000 – AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender
Nighthawk EX7700 – AC2200 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender
EX7320 | Nighthawk WiFi Range Extender
AX6000 Dual-Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater
Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender (EX7300)
EX6200 | AC1200 WiFi Range Extender
EX6400v2 | AC1900 WiFi Range Extender
Netgear EX6420 WiFi Mesh Extender Essentials Edition
EX6410 | AC1900 WiFi Range Extender
EX6250 | AC1750 WiFi Range Extender
EX6100 | AC1200 WiFi Range Extender
Can i Setup my EX6120/AC1200 Range extender as an access point?
Yes, you can setup your EX6120 as an range extender easily with the help of the mywifiext website of using the nighthawk application.
What if I am not able to acces the mywifiext Website?
Try the troubleshooting tips such as changing browser or using an static IP Address.
Unable to Select the Access point option?
This can occur and to resolve it you must make sure you are using an ethernet cable for the connection.
Facing An slow speed issue after setting up as an access point?
Try resetting your AC1200 Range extender to the factory default and setting up again.
How can I check if the firmware update is available for the EX6120 Model?
You can easily check for the firmware update by logging into the mywifiext genie wizard and look for the firmware option.
How to update firmware of EX6120 range extender device?
There are two ways you can do the same, the first is using the netgear.com/support and second is using the mywifiext Genie Smart Wizard.
What to do if the firmware update is not done properly?
In case if the firmware update is not complete properly then you might face errors or in some cases extender does not even turn on, In that case you need to factory reset your device and repeat all the setup and update process again without any interruption.
Do I need to Setup My Extender again after factory Resetting?
Yes, you will need to set up your netgear range extender again after setting up your netgear range extender device.
My Extender stopped working properly After The factory reset?
In case if the extender stops working or not working properly make sure that the firmware is up to date.
Can I do factory reset multiple times?
Yes, you can factory reset your EX6120 range extender multiple times, but this practice is not recommended.
What is the default username and password for the extender setup?
The default username and password for the netgear range extender is “admin” and “password” respectively.
What to do if the mywifiext site shows error?
Try the troubleshooting tips such as changing the web browser, rebooting the Ex6120 range extender.
What are things that can be done after logging into the range extender?
There are a variety of things that can be done using the mywifiext site apart from setting up devices such as password change, firmware update and alot of other stuff.