Netgear EX6420 setup

The Netgear EX6420 setup extends the range of a WiFi network by amplifying the existing WiFi signal. It improves overall signal quality at long distances. Get the connectivity you require for desktops, cellphones, laptops, and other devices. This product can be used as an extension or as an access point. It is compatible with all conventional routers and gateways.

In extension mode, your EX6420 extender transmits WiFi router signals. It establishes a new Wifi Hotspot from a wired Ethernet connection when in access point mode. This product can be utilized for a strong home WiFi system as well as in your office. EX6420 employs Fastlane TM Technology as well as MU-MIMO. Let’s have a look at the Netgear AC1900 setup.

Steps for Netgear EX6420 Wireless Extender Setup

  1. Firstly plug in your Netgear EX6420.
  2. Now turn on your extender.
  3. Your extender should be placed near the router.
  4. Get on your wifi enabled device like laptop or phone.
  5. Pull up a browser of your choice. 
  6. Now you will see the Netgear installation window.
  7. To go with this process  follow the prompts.
  8. Now you can place the extender to a new desired location.
  9. After placing the extender at the best location you can connect your client devices to the extended wifi network.
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Netgear EX6420 WPS setup

The Netgear EX6420 WPS setup process allows you to set up your WiFi range extender in less than two minutes. This is the most basic approach to set up your EX6420. In this process you will have to press the WPS button on both your extender as well as on the router also.


For Netgear EX6420 WPS setup follow the given instructions:

  1.  Plug & Turn on your Netgear EX6420.
  2.  For initial setup your AC1900 should be close to the router.
  3.  Now you will see the power LED on your EX6420 turning green.
  4.  Once the light is green, you need to push W.P.S on the extender.
  5.  After that press the W.P.S button on your existing Wi-Fi.
  6. Within two minutes you will see the client link LED turning stable green.
  7. If your router supports 5Ghz band then you will have to again push the button on your extender and your router.
  8. You can move the AC1900 at the location with poor Wi-Fi signal.

In case you are still stuck with the setup process, you may dial us anytime using our toll free number or use our live chat for help.

How to reset Netgear EX6420

It is not unusual for a person to forget his or her password or login. The factory reset method is the best approach to get it back. After you reset your Netgear Nighthawk EX6420, it will erase all of your personal information, including your password, username, and SSID, among other things, and prepare your AC1900 for the new configuration procedure. To reset your EX6420, you’ll need a paper clip or a pen.

To reset Netgear EX6420 follow the given steps below:

  • Get a pen and a paperclip.
  • Search for the factory reset button on your Netgear EX6420.
  • It could be in the backend or at the very bottom of your AC1900.
  • Hold and press the reset button for 8-10 seconds using a pen or a paperclip.
  • Reboot the repeater one more.
  • After reboot, your extender will revert to its factory preset settings.

Netgear EX6420 Wireless Extender

That’s how you can reset your Netgear EX6420. In case you need any help you can call us anytime at our toll free number and also by live chat.

Netgear EX6420 firmware update

Is your Netgear EX6420 suddenly behaving abnormally? Is it still not providing sufficient speed after a successful Netgear WiFi extender setup? Then you will have to go with the Netgear EX6420 firmware update procedure. The latest version of firmware comes with the new security features and features in order to fix the bugs and get rid of the various issues that you might face while using the extender.

For Netgear EX6420 firmware update follow the step by step instructions given below:

  • Turn on your Netgear EX6420.
  • Place your AC1900 near to your main router.
  • Open any web browser and input login into the address bar, then press the enter key.
  • On the screen, the Netgear login window will display.
  • Fill in your personal information to be logged in.
  • Click on settings, then firmware upgrade.
  • Don’t turn off your EX6420 while the upgrade is taking place.

That is how you may update to the most recent firmware version and resolve any issues with your AC1900. In the next blog, we will discuss how to execute a factory reset.