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Netgear EX6120 Extender Review

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Description

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Netgear AC 1200 Extender
The Netgear EX6120 is a perfect example of the old adage "You get what you pay for." It's small in size and price. Unfortunately, it's also somewhat small in performance. That is if you're looking to light up one half of your home with screaming fast WiFi. If you have a small corner of the house with a few devices that need some decent WiFi this affordable, easy-to-use device is a snap to set up and may be just what you're looking for.
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8
PROS
  • Affordable
  • Compact size
  • Dual-bands
  • Easy installation
CONS
  • Mediocre performance
  • 100Mbps Ethernet port

NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design

The Netgear EX6120 Extender can extend the reach of a wired network by up to 600 feet. The extender supports up to eight devices, including two wired and six wireless client devices. It also has four 10/100/1000 ports, two SFP ports, and a single PoE port.

The EX6120 is a great way to add more bandwidth and range to your home network. It is easy to set up and can be used with any device that has an internet connection. The extender provides a boost of up to 1,000 Mbps, so you can stream HD video, load files quickly, and connect multiple devices at once.

Design

The Netgear EX6120 Extender is a tiny white and silver device that seemingly refuses to bring attention to itself except for the gaudy antennas protruding from its sides. Its small size can actually be considered a feature because unlike many other plugin extenders it doesn’t block adjacent AC outlets. It uses a simple system of LED indicator lights to aid in placement. Green means good, amber means weak and red means poor. Once the power light is on you can use the WPS button to quickly connect to any wireless router that supports WPS. From there you can use the color of the Router and Device lights to find that magical sweet spot between your router and devices. On one side you’ll find the on/off button and the WPS button on the other you’ll find a 100Mbps Ethernet port.

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Netgear EX6120 Features

You’ll only be disappointed with this extender if your expectations are too high. It was designed to be simple, cheap, and used only to fill in small gaps in a WiFi network. It puts out 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band. Nothing to write home about. It does not use Beamforming or MU-MIMO to enhance its connections as higher-end extenders do. A nice feature of the EX6120 is that it can be used as an extender or an access point with the flip of a switch on its side.

NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design

Performance

In close-range tests in the same room, the performance of the Netgear EX6120 Extender was about what you would expect from a device with these specs. In 30 feet tests through a wall and up one floor the EX6120 fell far behind its bigger brother the Netgear X6. You can count on this extender for 4K video and music as long as you don’t run outside with your device and start doing laps around the house. If you’re well behaved you can expect a decent 90-foot range from it.

Netgear EX6120 Extender Installation

If you don’t want to use WPS you can also use a browser-based routine to set it up. Netgear’s Genie software is a little behind the times but it’s very easy to use even if you’re a beginner. Simply plug the extender into a wall outlet and connect to a computer to its default “Netgear_EXT” network. Enter “mywifiext.net” into a web browser and begin setting up the extender. The goal is to connect the extender’s WiFi network to your router’s WiFi network. You’ll then use the extender’s network name and password to connect your remote devices. Sorry, no seamless roaming.

NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design

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Conclusion

The Netgear EX6120 Extender may not be the answer to all the world’s WiFi problems but its affordability and ease of use make it an ideal choice for patching up dead spots on a WiFi network that’s nearing the edge of its capabilities without spending a bundle on a higher-end extender or full-blown mesh system.

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Additional information

Specification: Netgear EX6120 Extender Review

Router Specs
Bands

Dual Band

Beamforming

No

Connectivity

Ethernet, WiFi

Coverage

Up to 1200 sq ft

Ethernet Ports

1 GB Port

WiFi Bandwidth

1200 Mbps

Max Stream

No

MU-MIMO

Yes

Number of Devices

Up to 20

USB Ports

N/A

WiFi Standard

802.11ac

Extender Specs
Setup

WPS

Antennas

Two

Mesh

No

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