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Netgear EX6400v2 Setup

Setting up a Netgear EX6400v2 extender is possible via 2 methods. You can either use the WPS method or access the mywifiext login address to make your extender up and running. Walk through the upcoming sections to learn the detailed steps.

How to Set Up Netgear EX6400v2 via WPS?

It is very easy to install the Netgear extender using the WPS method. However, if you want to use this method, you must be very certain that your main router supports WPS. Here’s how to set up the EX6400v2 extender via WPS:

  • Plug your extender (do not power it up) in the WiFi signal range of the main router.
  • If your router is already powered up, reboot it.
  • Now, switch on the extender and look for the WPS button.
  • Press the WPS button for less than 5 seconds.
  • Within 2 minutes, press the button on the main router.
  • Once you do that, the Router Link LED on your EX6400v2 will light up.
  • In case your router supports the 5GHz band and your extender does not connect to it, you should repeat the above-given steps.
  • The Netgear EX6400v2 setup is completed.

Note: As soon as the setup process completes, you are free to move your range extender to a new location. But, be sure that this location is not more than 8-10 ft from your router.

Nighthawk App for EX6400v2 Management and Setup

You can also use the Netgear Nighthawk app for managing and setting up the Netgear EX6400v2 network. The app is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and has a user-friendly interface.

Netgear EX6400v2 Setup via Mywifiext

This setup method is called the manual method of installing the extender. In this method, you need to visit mywifiext address as per the OS of the computer you are using. Here’s what to do for Netgear WiFi extender setup:

  • Switch on your Netgear EX6400v2 after placing it in the same room as the router.
  • Connect your PC to Netgear_EXT WiFi. To check the WiFi password, refer to the extender’s label.
  • Load your favorite browser now.
  • Go to mywifiext.net if you are using a Windows PC.
  • This will open up the login page for you.
  • Input the default login credentials (Username – admin and Password – password).
  • Accept the terms and conditions appearing on the next page.
  • When the extender scans for the available networks, select your WiFi router’s SSID and enter the correct WiFi password.
  • Customize settings like SSID, WiFi password (network keys for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands), admin password and update the firmware.
  • The extender setup is completed.

In this manner, you can set up the EX6400v2 extender via mywifiext.net on a Windows PC. In case you are using a Mac device, be careful about using mywifiext.local. The rest of the steps will remain the same.

How to Update Netgear EX6400v2 Firmware?

Firmware updates are rolled out on timely basis after you install the extender. The steps given below will help you install the latest firmware on your EX6400v2 extender:

  • Connect your PC to the extender using an Ethernet cable and visit Netgear Download Center.
  • Download the firmware file for your range extender and save it on your PC. You may need to unzip it.
  • Now, go to mywifiext.net or mywifiext.local.
  • In case these addresses don’t work, go to
  • Log in to the extender using the password you specified during setup.
  • On the Status page, tap Menu > Firmware Update.
  • Select Browse on the next window to locate and choose the firmware file.
  • Lastly, click Upload to begin the firmware update.

In this manner, you can initiate the Netgear EX6400v2 firmware update process. The process might take about 2 minutes to complete. Your extender will reboot once the update finishes. Avoid interrupting the process.

Netgear EX6400v2 Reset

There can be various problems due to which you might need to reset the Netgear EX6400v2 extender. For this,

  • Find the Reset button on the extender.
  • Push the button using a pointed object.
  • Hold for 7 seconds.
  • Your EX6400v2 extender will reset.

Now, you will have to perform Netgear AC1900 extender setup for EX6400v2 once again as the reset process erases every customized setting. Use the simple methods given above and you will be good to go.

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