NETGEAR - Nighthawk AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender - White

Extend your existing Wi-Fi with Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Mesh Extender, and get the speeds that you pay for throughout your home. This Mesh Extender improves coverage and works with your home Wi-Fi to create a powerful Wi-Fi System. Includes Mesh features like Smart Roaming and One Wi-Fi Name. Easily connect all your smart home devices to one network, no new Wi-Fi names and passwords needed. Move from room-to-room while streaming video on your mobile device without any interruptions. Other powerful features like MU-MIMO and Smart Connect ensure every device is assigned the fastest available Wi-Fi connection. Easy setup with a touch of a button. Boost your Wi-Fi to the extreme with this Nighthawk Wall-plug Wi-Fi Mesh Extender. Works with your existing Wi-Fi router, gateway, or ISP provided gateway.

NOTE: Firmware upgrade & factory reset required to unlock Mesh Wi-Fi features.
$129.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • AC1900 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender (EX6400)
  • Quick start guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (425 out of 476)

Features


Create your own Mesh Network

This Mesh Wi-Fi Extender improves coverage and works with your home Wi-Fi to create a powerful Wi-Fi System.

Smart Roaming

Freely move around your home without the fear of disconnecting. The Wi-Fi Mesh extender automatically hands off your connection between your router and extender.

One Wi-Fi Name

Creates a single network and extends coverage of your home's Wi-Fi with one Wi-Fi name and security password.

Works with your Existing Wi-Fi

Easily creates an extended mesh Wi-Fi system with your existing gateway, router, or ISP provided gateway.

Dual band Wi-Fi up to 1.9Gbps

Extends 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi signals from existing Wi-Fi routers for better range.

Smart Connect

Intelligently selects the optimal Wi-Fi band for every device.

Max Coverage

High power amplifiers and internal antenna array increase whole-home coverage.

MU-MIMO

Simultaneous streaming to multiple devices.

*Note for existing users: Update the firmware of your Mesh Extender to receive the new Mesh Wi-Fi firmware features.


Overall customer rating

4.4
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works nicely for a while then drops Internet

    Posted
    Cellarseller
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Netgear EX6400 WIFI Extender - if you have this problem don't waste your time trying to fix it; there apparently is no solution. When it is working properly this product offers outstanding performance. Unfortunately, after 10 days of trial and error, 5 calls to and hours on the phone with Netgear Tech Support (India), and returning and replacing the first device with a new one, I could not get the EX6400 to work for even one day without having to reboot it. While it was easy to set up and connect to my Netgear 6250 dual band router, and position in a location with a strong wifi signal, it would stay connected to the router, but all attached devices on the extender would show a “NO INTERNET CONNECTION” message with an ! through the wifi symbol after working for a while. The router and all devices connected directly to it would still have an internet connection. The only solution is to reboot the extender (not the router). Sometimes the problem would occur within minutes, sometimes hours. Unfortunately when the internet connection is lost, because the wifi is still connected the iPhone/iPad would automatically revert to using cellular data while attempting to connect to the internet even if standing next to the extender. The devices would not revert to the weaker router signal which still had an internet connection. Very frustrating. Netgear support at first tried to convince me there was signal interference from a microwave oven or cordless telephone. The router and extender have been updated to the latest firmware. So they had me move the extender to a position that was 25’ away from any possible source of interference. Then I changed the signal channels on the router. Neither solved the problem so they said it was a bad device that should be returned and replaced under warranty. The replacement, which I got from a different source to be sure I got one from a different batch had the same problem. SOLUTION: I returned the second EX6400 and exchanged it for a Netgear Nighthawk EX7000, which was only $8 more at Best Buy and provides slightly better performance and, so far after 2 days, appears stable not requiring rebooting to continue to operate properly. I don’t need 5 ethernet ports and would prefer not to have it taking up space on my credenza with its external antennae but so far it is doing its job well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great range extender.

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

    I went to Best Buy (under warranty/Geek Squad coverage) because my Netgear WN3000RP started dropping signals on my home network. Since I use this for work in my home office, I needed a replacement as my office gets poor coverage without a range extender. I thought about getting the same Netgear extender but found the WN3000RP to lack a strong signal and dual channels. After looking through the various options, the Best Buy store employee pointed me in this direction. This item was on sale at a considerable discount to the regularly listed price but still more than the money I received for the product I was returning. What drew me to this items was the dual bands with high speed, 5G and higher speeds. I was initially concerned about the larger size but it hasn't really mattered as I have this placed in an outlet in an inconspicuous area. Once I got the item home, it was a breeze to set up. I plugged it in next to my router, hit the WPS buttons and the extender copied my network immediately. I then plugged it in downstairs and I was off and running. Since it copied the original network, I was able to use the same password as my router. A couple things I've noticed since using this over the last month: 1. This has a much stronger signal than the previous extender. 2. The 5G channel isn't much help as the extender on my network is too far from the router to take advantage of the 5G channel on the router. 3. I haven't had this drop connection a single time since setting it up! This was a dramatic improvement over the previous extender. 4. Highly recommend the Geek Squad coverage for this item. IMHO, routers and modems tend to die. I've had so many die before a year, it's not even funny. The few dollars extra for full coverage is worth every cent. Bottom line: This is a great wifi extender and I highly recommend it. If this dies down the road, I'll probably just get another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works better than advertised

    Posted
    Gary
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this item to maintain the internet speed throughout the house. I first bought a lower priced extender, which extended the range of my connection, but the speed drastically dropped. I paid a few extra dollars for this model but it solved my problem. My internet speed greatly improved in every part of my home. I had to set up the extender manually, which was not a problem. The extender also uses the 2.4 and the 5.0 bands at the same time. My printer uses the 2.4 connection and I can use the 5.0 connection on my computer and still connect to my printer on the other network without having to switch the network on my computer first. Fast, convenient and reliable. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear Wi-Fi extender ac1900

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

    I bought 2 of these for my home it really does make a difference for the Wi-Fi Signal. They are pretty straight forward to Set up and once you get them placed in your home where you want them you have very strong Wi-Fi signal. I live in a remote location And Internet is through towers, Verizon. The AC 1900 Wi-Fi extender was the solution to my problem. Remember you can only use up to 2 total. The instructions on how to set them up are straightforward just take your time and follow the directions . Now I have Wi-Fi and a strong signal .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

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

    It works fine for day-to-day browsing, but it does drop the wifi connection every few hours. You wont notice it if only browsing, but if you are trying to keep a VPN connection going or a long FTP transfer you will notice. Netgear said it could happen if you had 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi on your main router (As have most modern routers today) and that a software fix was available in the latest release. After I upgraded the device, it made very little difference. I even switched off 5GHz and it still does the same annoying connection dropping every so often. I give it one star due to the ease of setting it up and the nice user interface.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nighthawk WiFi extender

    Posted
    DRBarb21
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I live in a house with 3 floors and I happened to be the last person to move in and into the 3rd floor. At the time my 4 roomates “settled” for mediocre internet speed over notnhaving any at all. One day I worked from home and could barely get web pages to load let alone download or stream anything. Buything this range extender made all the difference in the world. The internet speed is about as fast as I could ask for it, anywhere in the house. AMAZING!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extend your Wi Fi

    Posted
    aLTp
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    Plug it in, press the buttons on your router when you see the light, press the buttons on your extender and you now have a better signal on the other side of the house than you had before. It was so easy to set up it was working within 3 minutes out of the box. It carries the same password as your router if you do the permission link button. Otherwise just put in the password through your IP. Even if it is unplugged and plugged in elsewhere it still works right away. As a connected online devise be aware of security and privacy matters. The information is out there. Pun intended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did the Job!

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

    After years of having a super router but an out of date modem, I bought this range extender and a top line modem. Both are now paired to my Apple Extreme 5th Gen router. I have full house (3400sf) coverage now, even though my router is at an extreme end of the lower floor (worst possible placement). I placed this range extender in the middle of the upper floor and it fills up the opposite (away from my router) end of both floors. No issues. No dropped connections to router after about 6 weeks. Have already recommended to a friend who's also had success with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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