Netgear EX6400 Setup | Nighthawk AC1900 Setup

Boost your existing wireless network range and deliver dual-band WiFi range up to 1.9Gbps. Handy Netgear EX6400 setup and no new WiFi names and passphrase key needed. You can connect the WiFi extender with two ways:

Connect with WPS: WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) lets you join a secure WiFi network without typing the network name and password.

Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant: To use the NETGEAR installation assistant, you must launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device.

Netgear EX6400 Setup: WPS Method

For Netgear EX6400 Setup (Nighthawk AC1900) using WPS:

  • Turn on your Netgear AC1900 EX6400 WiFi range extender.

  • Place your extender close to your WiFi router.

  • Plug your extender into an electrical outlet.

  • Wait for the Power LED on Netgear EX6400 to light green.

  • Press the WPS button on the extender.

If the EX6400 Link Status LED lights white, the connection between your router and extender is good. Netgear EX6400 Link Status LED will light blue if connection is good. If the Link Status LED lights amber or red, move the extender closer to the router and try again.

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Note: If your router supports the 5 GHz band, your extender attempts to connect to the router’s 5 GHz band the first time. If your extender did not connect to the router’s 5 GHz band the first time, contact the experts.

  • Move your extender to a new location.

  • Take your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the location with poor WiFi router coverage.

  • Connect your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the extended network.

Netgear Nighthawk EX6400 Manual Setup

For Netgear EX6400 manual setup using installation assistant:

  • Turn on your Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 EX6400 extender.

  • Place your extender close to your WiFi router.

  • Plug your extender into an electrical outlet.

  • Connect your router to the extender.

  • Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device and enter

  • The NETGEAR installation assistant displays.

  • Follow the prompts to connect your extender to your existing WiFi network.

  • Move your extender to a new location.

  • If you get no connection or a poor connection, move the extender closer to your router and try again until the Link Status LED lights white.

  • After you find the best location for your extender, connect your client devices to the extended WiFi network.

Netgear EX6400 Setup Using Nighthawk App

Not getting enough WiFi from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) equipment? Get a WiFi Range Extender and boost WiFi coverage into every corner of your house and use the same WiFi name. This Nighthawk AC1900 extender improves the WiFi you already have.

You can also use the Netgear Nighthawk app to install your Netgear AC1900 EX6400 extender and connect to the internet. The Nighthawk app is available for both major platforms i.e. Android and iOS. Follow these steps to perform Netgear AC1900 setup using the Nighthawk app:

  • First of all, ensure that your router is connected to the internet.

  • Note down the router’s SSID or network name and password.

  • Now, turn on your Netgear AC1900 extender.

  • Download Nighthawk app on your Android or iOS device.

  • After that, open the Nighthawk app on your smartphone.

  • Follow the on-screen installation steps to set up your Netgear WiFi Extender Setup and connect to the internet.

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Extender Setup Common Issues

  • not working

  • Incorrect mywifiext password

  • WiFi extender is connected but no internet

  • Can’t connect to mywifiext.local

  • WiFi extender is not connected to the network

  • Netgear genie app doesn’t open

  • Issues while accessing IP address

  • Lost configuration CD

  • WiFi connectivity issues

  • Netgear genie smart setup page continues to appear even after Netgear AC1900 extender setup

  • Forgot Netgear extender default password

  • Extender’s LED lights are not stable

  • doesn’t open

  • Can’t login to Netgear EX6400 extender

  • EX6400 drops internet connectivity

  • Unable to update Netgear firmware

  • Can’t access after update on Netgear EX6400 extender.

  • MAC address filtering errors

  • Netgear EX6400 not working failed update

  • WiFi extender not connecting to internet

  • Can’t find Netgear range extender network name

  • Netgear Extender not working

  • Netger EX6400 – no internet

  • Netgear extender red light causing issues

  • Unable to perform Netgear EX6400 reset

  • Internet connected but not working

Troubleshooting Steps to Fix Netgear AC1900 Setup Issues

Go through the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps to fix Netgear AC1900 EX6400 setup issues:

  • Make sure that the Netgear AC1900 extender is receiving proper power supply from the wall outlet.

  • Confirm that the wall plug in which the extender is plugged in is not damaged or short-circuited.

  • Access high-speed internet connection on your device.

  • Check all the wired connections. Do not use any damaged cable.

  • Keep your extender away from walls, room corners, microwave ovens, fish tanks, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, metal objects, aluminum studs, etc.

  • If you are getting issues with, be certain that you entered the correct URL in the address bar.

  • Power-cycle your Netgear AC1900 extender once and try to set it up again.

  • Use only the latest version of web browser during login.

  • Update the latest Netgear firmware version on your extender.

  • Reset the extender to its factory default settings.

None of the aforementioned troubleshooting tips resolve your issues? Don’t panic. Just get in touch with our experts and fix your Netgear EX6400 WiFi range extender setup issues.

Netgear EX6400 Firmware Update

Does your WiFi extender, all of sudden, start behaving weirdly? Is it not providing the required speed even after a successful Netgear AC1900 manual setup? If yes, then update firmware on Netgear extender right away. Netgear Extender Firmware is a set of instructions integrated into the hardware device.

Talking in a layman’s language, Netgear extender firmware is basically an operating system specifically intended to run on your particular make and model number of the extender. So make sure to have the latest firmware version on your extender. Here’s how to upgrade the Netgear EX6400 firmware:

  • First and foremost, turn on your Nighthawk AC1900 extender.

  • Connect your router to the extender.

  • Once done, open a web browser as per your choice.

  • Enter in the address bar and press enter key.

  • Log in to your extender using the username and password.

  • Go to the settings menu and click on Firmware Upgrade option.

  • Thereafter, click on Check button.

  • If there is any new firmware version available, click on yes button for firmware upgrade.

  • Now, wait for some time and let the Netgear EX6400 firmware update properly.

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