Netgear wireless range extender review

In this article, we have summed up all Netgear range extenders and their Netgear wireless range extender reviews. But before we proceed further for Netgear wireless range extender review; you need to consider a few facts. When you are opting for Network booster, you need to select wisely. Always choose the extender which goes best with your router. For example, if you have a dual-band AC1900 router, get a dual-band AC1900 extender. To understand the Netgear wireless range extender review, you need to know about that Netgear has a wide range of wireless extender chain. Follow the below-mentioned descriptions for each Netgear wireless range extender review:

Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 review

Pros: Netgear wireless range extender review

  • This Nighthawk router from Netgear comes with ad levels. It has features of WiFi speed of 7.2 Gbps at the 802.11ac. You have the freedom to teach max 20 devices at the same time. Also, this Nighthawk router from Netgear has 6 Ethernet ports connecting up to Gigabit Ethernet, and 1 10 Gbps LAN port. 2 USB 3.0 ports allow for external drives or other devices to enhance the router’s storage and power.
  • You get 4 powerful antennas which make capable you to access the Internet from a good distance. You will see when you use Netgear Nighthawk router that your Internet connection has boosted up. This Netgear Nighthawk router has good core processor with a feature of 1.7 GHz quad-core processor. This make router capable of handling instructions from computers, mobile devices, IoT, game systems, and the devices you have attached to the Nighthawk.
  • The Netgear Nighthawk router also works as a PLEX media Server and syncs up with your Amazon Drive Cloud Backup for local access to your files. Also, you have the choice to control your router from the web interface or app on a computer or phone.

Cons:

The only con which we find is that this Netgear Nighthawk router gets hot almost up to 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Although the casing will protect you from getting burned. we will advise you to keep it away from children to prevent any unpleasant outcome.

Netgear EX120 AC1200 wireless extender review

Pros:

This Netgear wifi extender is tiny, cheap and easy to set up. The main feature include is that this wifi extender can extend a Wi-Fi network while staying nearly invisible. Dimensions of the extender are just 2.6 x 2.1 x 1.6 inches with two amiable antennas which can extend to 4 inches. This extender can range up to only 41.2 Mbps in our 50-foot extender test (in which the extender is placed 100 feet from the router).

Cons:

This Netgear EX120 AC1200 extender is downward on the terms of the performance. Also if we talk about warranty even manufacturer provides support for only 3 months. Although the price is cheap its performance will likely be a letdown for users.

Netgear EX8000 WiFi Mesh Extender review

pros:

This Netgear EX8000 WiFi Mesh Extender is best at its performance when in a close range. You will not find any signal loss when you want to extend the wifi network. It could also work as an access point. Also with easy to set up with WPS feature and support and compatible with all routers. This extender is automatically chosen the range like the extender also automatically used its 4×4 5GHz to connect to the router at close range. Interestingly, when I moved it further away. It switches and uses the 2×2 band for this connection. in simple words, it automatically picked whichever band that works best for the signal strength at a particular location

Cons

Coming to the cons, which we would find is that this extender is little bulky on the design part. In terms of the price paid as it is little costlier on the money side, it could have better wifi speed.

NETGEAR X6 EX7700 review

Pros:

It is the third extender from NETGEAR’s Nighthawk mesh extenders.  This extender is most suitable for the moderately large homes and few steps above smaller mesh routers. To its technical specifications, X6 supports two 802.11AC antennas, supporting 866Mbps on the 5GHz band and 400Mbps on the lower 2.4GHz band.

This extender operated as triband and its antennas solely to handling back-end networking tasks. The other antennas will work when too many people log-in to the network. Either you are having a large cafe or restaurant or simply you want to stream 4K, this extender will not disappoint you. Ease of set up is another plus point. Whether you are an experienced technical person or if it is your first time to set up a network it only takes a few minutes to complete the entire process. And it’s just as easy for integrating the X6 into an existing network.

This extender is best of a tri-band Wi-Fi connection. Having a dedicated signal extender, which ensures when multiple devices join the network should not slow down. Its a good choice for those users who are trying to extend their connection to virtually anywhere except giant places.

Cons:

The only con which we found for this extender is not compatible with the R7500v1 Nighthawk router. The 4Ghz band and is designed with a wall-plug model like Ubiquiti Amplifi mesh point. 

Netgear EX7500 review

Pros:

Netgear EX7500 extender is known as world’s first tri-band wall plug wi-fi range extender which can boost your existing network using mesh technology like that found in Netgear’s Orbi routers. Having a feature of FastLane3 technology also the second name for 100 percent improvement in network signals over regular range extenders resulted from an additional dedicated wireless link. This extender is compatible with all routers and work better with tri-band routers and will work with routers and modem/routers made by Netgear and other companies.

Installation is pretty easy as there is Netgear Installation Assistant is available which let you connect to you connect to the extender’s network and set it up using your web browser. This extender gives you the freedom to move around the home without losing the network signals and your smartphone, tablet or laptop it will remain connected to the same network. Thanks to its Smart Roaming feature which links your devices to the optimal wi-fi band for 4K video streaming and YouTube.

Cons:

The only con which we find is that you won’t find on the extender is any Ethernet ports which could have been used to plug in a TV or a gaming console.

Netgear EX6200 Review

Pros:

This Netgear EX6200 is designed in such a way that you need to place it on a shelf in horizontally. To boost the signals it comes with two external antennas, along with 700mW amplifiers. In order to extend connectivity to wired network clients, it is armed with five Ethernet ports on range extender’s back. You can locate the Power and WPS buttons are also located on the back of the EX6200 also with the Reset button and the antenna connectors. You will get the indicators of 2.4GHz and 5GHz with LED indicators which are ample in it.

An another an interesting feature you will find in Netgear EX6200 is FastLane which gives you the ability to configure one band for connectivity between the range extender and the router, and the other for client connectivity.  This extender scores well in terms of design, styling, and coloration. It could be explained as black chassis, red accents and base, triangular vent designs, and tapered shape.

This Netgear EX6200 hs the capability of Broadcom BCM4708 SoC, which includes a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU. While Broadcom’s BCM43217 controller manages 2.4GHz connectivity, also the Broadcom BCM4352 runs 5GHz networks. It is having the quality of amplifiers like it is powered by two amplifiers for improved signal strength.

Installation for Netgear EX6200 is pretty easy as it has a familiar selection of security settings and SSID options which enables you to enable each band or tweak the SSID broadcast. As installation is easy like any other Netgear nighthawk extender with WPS or manual options which will guide you to connect to the default Wi-Fi through configuring the extended network. There is no way to manage network availability on a schedule, but the EX6200 will let you configure a client whitelist by MAC address.

Having the USB 3.0 port which a user can use in many ways like basic file sharing, HTTP and/or FTP access, media server capability, TiVo support and the ability to share a USB printer. It can even be configured for security, limiting usage to allowed devices.

 

Cons:

Not many cons in this extender except that the FastLane which gives you the ability to configure one band for connectivity between the range extender and the router, and the other for client connectivity but also pose a problem as it is always utilizing the 2.4GHz radio, resulting in a bottleneck. It won’t achieve the same performance level as a network leaning on 5GHz from one end to the other. In terms of money which we paid for this extender, having a high expectations in terms of performance though mileage may vary. But if in condition if we compare it with Linksys RE6500, we found the Linksys RE6500 a better package all round so would recommend that instead.

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