NETGEAR - AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender - White

The AC1200 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing home network by increasing WiFi range and speed, delivering 11ac dual band WiFi up to 1200Mbps. It compatible with any router and provides WiFi for HD video streaming and gaming even in remote places of your home. Get the connectivity you need for tablets, smartphones, laptops and more.
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Overview

What's Included


  • AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6150)
  • Installation guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2322 out of 2561)

Features


Next Generation WiFi

Create faster dual band WiFi access with 802.11ac technology up to 1200 Mbps.

Two WiFi Modes

Extender mode to boost existing WiFi Access Point mode to create new AC WiFi access.

Gigabit Ethernet Port

Connect a wired device like a game console, smart TV, or streaming player to your WiFi network.

Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi

Extend 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi up to 750 Mbps & reduce interference.

External Antennas

For better WiFi coverage & more speed.

FastLane Technology

Use both WiFi bands to establish one super high-speed connection ideal for HD streaming & gaming.

Works with any WiFi router

Connects to any WiFi and for extreme WiFi speed.

Convenient Design

Easy wall-plug design for simple placement.

Ease of Use

Smart LED indicators help identify the ideal location for optimized performance.

Secure Setup

Push "N" Connect using WiFi protected Setup (WPS) connects computers and/or routers to the Extender quickly and securely.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2561 reviews

91%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better range than expected

    Posted
    MD14534
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My primary router is in the basement and two bedrooms on the second floor have always had poor WiFi. This range extender not only solved the problem in those rooms it provides 5 bars of signal in just about every room on the first and second floor. Configuration and setup is simple using WPS and autoconfiguration. If for some reason WPS configuration isn't supported, the user interface is very easy to access and use. The extender adds additional WiFi networks that use the same names are noted by EXT after your original WiFi names. You use the same WiFi password. With a device like this, location is critical. It needs to have a decent signal from your router so you can't really install it in an area that didn't have WiFi coverage before. There are LEDs on the front of the device that indicate if you should move the extender closer to the router or closer to the WiFi device connected. Speed is great. Using DSLReports testing, there is no degradation in throughput. In fact, in rooms where previously the speed was less than 1/2 of the full speed of our internet connection, the speed is now the same as with a direct WiFi connection to the router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective and easily set up signal booster

    Posted
    jmi1044
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My home has only one Ethernet connection - the one at the source downstairs inside my fuse box and cable modem box cabinet. It is in a finished basement kitty-corner to the side of the house where the television sits, so it would take major tearing up and finishing work to run a Cat-5 line to the upstairs where the television is and where people want to log on to portable devices wirelessly. Portable devices work acceptably well upstairs due to a decent router (D-Link DGL-5500), but there is not enough signal strength to wirelessly stream movies on my smart blue-ray player in the family room on the main floor. I purchased this Netgear AC1200 range extender (model # EX6150) and it solved my problem - plenty enough power to stream HD movies online with no viewing issues. It was very easy to set up. Do make certain you follow the simple instructions because they show you how to walk the booster outlet by outlet further away from the wireless source in order to make the most out of its range potential. I am pretty tech literate, but on the other hand I am working full time and going to school full time - I just do not have time to tinker and troubleshoot problems. I want to set something up quickly, simply, and then forget it is there. This range booster does exactly that! I like Netgear. I have owned several of their routers and found those to be similar to this product - they work well, last a pretty long time without glitches, and are very easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    When works, it's great, but in my case is buggy

    Posted
    Cesar
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This device saved me the trouble of wiring up from my basement up to my 2nd floor, I had my modem and main router in the basement in which I get 55 MBps, however the 2nd floor was getting from 2.x to 5MBps at best, so I decided to go ahead and give this a try. The Good: Very simple setup. Really worked well, I went up to 45~49 MBps in my second floor. The Bad: For a reason beyond my comprehension, after few hours (some times 10 hours, 28 hours, 48 hours) the devices got a good signal but not connection at all !!! I tried to troubleshoot, unsuccessful, checked my channels on the WiFi and upgraded all the possible firmwares from my router (even replaced my home router by another one just in case the WPS was bad on my router, same results). At the end, the only way to fix the issue was to unplug this extender and let it 5 seconds and reconnect it back, then everything works like a charm for the next day or so. This behavior repeated for a week, so I'm returning this unit. Finally, I recommend anyone to give it a try and if you don't get that data connectivity lost (remember, signal always stays full) then you will be happy because it's really a life saver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless installation.

    Posted
    Jayxavier
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Been trying to get wifi extension into the first story of my house so I can use it in the game console (which I was only getting 890Kb/s) and also to be able to use the laptop in the patio. Have 2 Linksys WNDR3700 and have tried many times to use them both as the router and extender with the Comcast technicolor TC8305C (after bridging and wifi off) but no luck. After reading the reviews in the website I decided to try this extender. Followed the instructions which are very easy to understand, not too techie, and in less than 15 minutes I had the extender downstairs working with no problems. Now the game console is getting 9.4Mb/s which is more than enough to keep the game going. I did notice some drop on my regular wifi but I can live with that. The size is also appealing as you will not have to have a router size box laying around and you get a ethernet port as well. I was going to give it 4 stars due to the price being a little high but after researching around best buy price was pretty much compatible within 20 dollars from other places and you get to try it the same day and if it doesn't work you can return it with no hassles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    could be better

    Posted
    Lolo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this product because I had dead spots in my house and it came recommended. The setup wasn't working for me so I called technical support to walk me through it. They asked if they could connect our my computers so that they could control it from their side and I agreed. They basically said that I had some type of virus attached to my wifi and that was why I wasn't able to complete the setup and that they would be able to get rid of it for 49.99. I declined this service because I had security software installed on my computer and felt if I did have a virus they should be able to remove it for free. After I declined they quickly hurried me off the phone . So I followed up with my security software company and they had never heard of such a thing. So then I called my internet provider to verify if there was such an thing and they said they had no information on anything like that but it looked like my modem wasn't activated correctly. so they corrected the problem and walked me through the setup for the extender. Now I do have More reception in my home but every week it seems to freeze when I'm connected to the ext and I have to reset it which isn't a biggie to me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good extender

    Posted
    TechnoG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchaed this Netgear extender for my 2300 square foot one story house. I had previously bought an Asus Model RT-AC68P Wireless AC 1900 router to replace an old router that started to fail. Contrary to the great reviews for this router, the signal would not extend very well from the one corner of the house it is located in to the opposite corner where the master bedroom is. I tried various adjustments to the router, but nothing would consistently make it extend its signal any further than the middle of the house. Even though it is supposed to be a powerful router, the AC standard part does not do well at further ranges, a fact the Geek Squad employee told me was a draw back to AC. Strong, fast signal close in but not so much further away. Of course, your experience may be completely different and there are numerous other factors that can affect the signal. Anyway, I decided to try out the Netgear and am very happy with the results. My signal and speed are exceptional in the master bedroom now and I couldn't be happier. The only reason I have not given it 5 stars, is because I haven't had it long enough yet to make certain it will continue to do an excellent job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works really well for gaming

    Posted
    NetworkingMonkey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this Wifi extender for my xbox one cause I had to put the actual router in another room. I still wanted to wire my xbox one so I could play games like battlefield 4 that require a strong and fast internet connection. This product does the job I see no difference when between having it hard wired to the router, and to the NetGear extender in FPS or latency. It's a little probably by 3 MB (which isn't much) so yeah. I still get 80Mbps-100+Mbps, and I have Xfinity Internet so go figure. If I had Google Fiber it would probably be 100 times faster. But those speeds (80Mbps-100+Mbps) are basically the same when I had it plugged into the actual router. So overall it is a product well worth it's price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use for anyone

    Posted
    Melissa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm really happy these exist. I'm renting a house with a friend and we share wifi with the back house. The connection was weak when I got here so I looked for items that would enhance it. This product works really well, on occasion it might find a weak connection and pixelate the screen, but all I do is reset the wifi password on my smart tv and it's back to normal! It was easy to set up too, my roommate and her mom were able to do it, no problem! There's a button on yor router that you can press and then turn on the extender and it should connect itself that way or it you'll have to connect it manually on the computer, but it'll give you step by step instructions. Just find a happy medium between the actual router and where you'll be using it most and everything should work out great for you too! If you are doubtful just ask a Best Buy employee, they're always so knowledgable and helpful! Really happy with this belkin wifi extender, got to cut my data usage in half because of it which means I'm saving more on my phone bill each month! But I also get to watch all my cool shows and shop my heart away online!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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