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    Do I need to set up a new wifi network for this?   (11 Answers)

    I had used a Netgear extender in the past, and it didn't seem to work right as I had to name it something other than my FiOS router. So when I entered the area of the extender, I had to pick the network on my iPhone for example. I'm looking for something that is seamless. I set it up, and no matter where I go, my wifi is extended. Specifically to stream from an xbox or ps4.

    By Anonymous November 26, 2014.

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      You have to name the "extended network" something, but is automatically keeps the name you already have and adds to it. When you get on it for the first time with your phone or other equipment, you sign in to the new network once and save it. Then it automatically recognizes it in the future.

      By DrBill December 19, 2014.

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      How far will this device extend my signal without delay?   (10 Answers)

      I have my internet service wired into one building on my property which is used for an office. My house is about 250 feet away. Is this device strong enough to boost the signal from the office to the house at a strength sufficient to stream internet content to my TV's in the house? Between the two buildings there is only open space. The only walls are the building exterior walls to each building.

      By Anonymous June 19, 2014.

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        I have 5 acres, it covers more than an acre each way, I would say Yes.

        By thetexasdeb June 27, 2015.

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        I have Comcast wireless internet it is hooked up on the first floor but my home computer is on the 2nd floor will this help my speed to the 2nd floor   (10 Answers)

        By Anonymous March 29, 2015.

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          Absolutely! I had the exact same problem and this extender remedied that issue. Once the extender was installed, my signal and speed nearly doubled. I would highly recommend this product to anyone!

          By Earls59 January 23, 2016.

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          Can i lay this on its side? Or does it have to be standing up?   (4 Answers)

          By Sideways August 6, 2017.

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            It can lay down or stand up - your choice

            By KJODwyer August 6, 2017.

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          Does an external hard drive have to be USB 3.0 in order to access files on it while attached to this router?

          By Anonymous August 24, 2014.

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            All usb 3.0 are backward compatible with usb 2.0. It should work with no issues. You won't get the fast 3.0 speed but you will still be able to access the files.

            By bsdragon69 August 27, 2014.

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            Will this extender work with a cisco router that does not have a wps button?   (2 Answers)

            By Freddie April 29, 2017.

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              It should. Setup without using the WPS button is done through a browser. The device (phone/laptop/etc) is connected to the extender and you are supposed to go to a "website" that will actually be the set up for the extender. The set up includes choosing which router you want to extend the signal of, then choosing a name and password for the new signals. There is also a username and password to keep others from changing the settings, though this can easily be gone around by resetting the device.

              By Wake April 30, 2017.

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            I have comcast cable and paying $10 a month to use thier router, can I use this netgear ac 1200 instead to avoid paying $10 a month?   (6 Answers)

            By Jean January 30, 2017.

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              No you have to have a Wireless Router. All this does is extend the signal coverage. You need a Cable Modem with built in wireless best buy should have those as well

              By option March 27, 2017.

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            can roku be plugged directly into unit?   (5 Answers)

            By dale52 August 29, 2016.

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              Yes

              By Jouqi September 6, 2016.

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              Does the Netgear AC1200 WIFI Range Extender EX6200 have to be hard wired to anything .   (10 Answers)

              By Anonymous July 26, 2016.

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                No… we are using it to pick up an existing WiFi signal and act as an extender for an area at the far end of our office building. You could connect it via a cat5 or cat6 and then it would use that signal to create a separate WiFi signal.

                By caseyatbat August 12, 2016.

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                Compatibility with WNDA3100   (8 Answers)

                Is the AC1200 Dual band wireless range extender compatible with a Netgear WNDA3100

                By Desertph October 11, 2014.

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                  Sure--should be. Any range extender should be compatible with your AC1200 because they are backwards compatible--meaning they will work with AC, N, G or B wifi signals. But aside from that, all routers and extenders, regardless of manufacturer, should be compatible--they are just sending out and receiving wireless signals, and none of the frequencies they are using are proprietary--in other words they are all working in the same frequency range, so they are fully compatible--they're specifically made to be.

                  By jeffro53 October 27, 2014.

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