Complete User Manual Netgear EX 6120 Setup

With the continuous growth in internet surfing over our gadgets, it’s not wrong to say that Wireless LAN is already indispensable from our life, don’t you agree?

Various devices that we use in our everyday lives – such as tablets and game machines are connected to wireless LAN, including smart phones. But the main issue that appears in front of us is- it is common for wireless routers to be located in bedroom and wireless will not reach the other places of your house. For example, gardens and halls.

For this, Netgear EX6120 setup can be an adequate solution. In this post, we will make you familiar with Wireless Extender EX 6120 Setup by Netgear.

Talking about the gadget, we cannot hear the name “wireless extender”, but this plays the role of “repeater” to broaden the reach of the radio waves (wireless signals) of the wireless LAN access point that you already use.

In order to successfully perform Netgear EX6120 setup, it is recommended that you keep your extender away from reflexive surfaces, metal objects, transmitting appliances, and electronic devices.

When opening it, in addition to the main body, Netgear wifi range extender manual and notification of user registration are included. If you do not register your user, you will not be able to receive user support, so be sure to register for Netgear products.

Comparing with the OLD Model

  • The new model is also small and very convenient, but the size of the main body has been reduced to about half from there.
  • In the EX6100, the operation buttons were consolidated on the right side, but the EX 6120 is only the LAN port.
  • In addition, although the EX6100 was attached slightly to the back, the EX6120 became almost a shape like a rectangular parallelepiped.
  • The EX6120 has operation buttons on the left side.
  • Both are plugged in directly at the back and can be easily set up using Netgear Genie without any much effort.

    Setting in Extender mode

Let’s expand the reach of radio waves (wireless signals) with EX 6120.

  • First, insert the EX 6120 into an outlet. At this time, set it in the same room as the wireless base station. After setting, if you set the main body away from the room is ok.
  • When you insert it in an outlet, the power turns on automatically. The Power lamp glows red.

Wait 30 seconds for this to turn green.

  • Press the WPS button to prepare to connect to the radio wave of the existing parent machine. The WPS lamp will begin flashing.
  • Next, press the WPS button on the main unit side. This time, the EX6100 is the parent machine.
  • After a while, when the main unit and the WPS lamp of the EX 6120 change from blinking to lighting up, we will connect to the wireless with a personal computer.
  • When searching for radio waves on the PC, “*** _ 5GEXT” or “*** _ 2GEXT” radio waves are displayed at the end. This is the radio wave coming out of EX 6120, so connect it to either.
  • For the wireless password, enter the Wi-Fi password set for the parent device at the time of setup.
  • After connecting, start the browser, enter “” in the address bar, and press “Enter”. If you are facing the not working issue, reply to this post and we will give a solution.
  • Once the setup screen is displayed, tap on Set up a new extender.
  • Enter any email address, password, etc. Mail address and password are required when entering the management screen of EX 6120, so make a note of it so as not to forget it.
  • This completes the setting. Later, relocate your Netgear wireless range extender and make sure that the reach of the radio is expanding. Now, Netgear Ex6120 Setup is complete at this stage.

Setting in access point mode

Originally, if the radio wave inside the house is not weak, it is possible to make EX 6120 a wireless base station (access point).

Initially, insert the EX 6120 into an outlet and wait until the power light turns green. (If it is set already, press and hold the reset switch until the power lamp blinks with the power on.)

  • At this time, please do not connect the LAN cable yet.
  • Connect your device to the Netgear_ext.
  • The Password is unnecessary.
  • The login screen opens automatically; here you have to click “Setup a new extender”. On some specific browsers, you might face issues where mywifiext is not working. For it, you may contact us for a solution.
  • Enter any email address, password, etc. Mail address and password are required when entering the management screen of EX 6120, so make a note of it so as not to forget it.
  • We will set it as an access point, so click “Access point”.
  • In this screen, connect the LAN cable to the port, Click “Next”.
  • Configure wireless security settings. Enter an arbitrary character string in the password field.
  • The setup screen automatically disappears. I will reconnect the radio here, so select “NETGEAR_2 GEXT” or “NETGEAR_ 5 GEXT” and connect.
  • Enter the password you set earlier and connect. This completes the setting. If you face any interruption during the setup, you can seek assistance from Netgear extender support at

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