Range extenders offer a way to provide wireless networking to those dead spots in the far
corners of your house, but they have a reputation of being tricky to set up. With the
Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender EX7000 setup is as easy as it gets, but more
importantly, this dual-band extender delivers outstanding throughput on both bands. The
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender boosts your existing network range and
speed, delivering dual-band Wi-Fi at speeds up to 1900 Mbps. The Nighthawk combines
excellent range with maximum Wi-Fi performance. It works with any standard Wi-Fi router
and is ideal for HD video streaming and gaming. You can get the whole-home connectivity
needed for tablets, smart phones, laptops and more. You can also use the EX7000 extender
as a Wi-Fi access point and create a new Wi-Fi hotspot by using a wired Ethernet
connection. The EX7000 is big and equipped with multiple connectivity ports and offers
Media Server and access-control features.
When to Use Your Extender
NETGEAR recommends that you connect through the extender network only when the Wi-Fi
device is in a “dead zone” where connection from the existing network is nonexistent. Data
traffic routed through the extender is innately slower than traffic routed directly from the
How the Extender Works
The extender works like a bridge between any Wi-Fi router and a Wi-Fi access point and a
Wi-Fi device outside the coverage of the Wi-Fi router. The extender performs two main jobs:
• The extender connects to a working Wi-Fi network. When the extender connects over Wi-
Fi to an existing network, it functions as a network client, similar to how a Wi-Fi device
connects to a network.
• The extender acts as an access point for Wi-Fi devices.
1) Extreme Dual Band Wi-Fi: With the EX7000 you can get the whole-home
connectivity you need for IPad, smart phones, laptops and more. You can boost the
range of your Wi-Fi network to every corner of your home for maximum Wi-Fi
2) High Power Connection: The EX7000 range extender is ideal for HD video streaming
and gaming, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender gives you
powerful whole-home connectivity.
3) Extend Your Existing Wi-Fi: The EX7000 range extender provides extreme range for
streaming, with speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a 1 GHz dual core processor.
Installation and Performance
Installing the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender (EX7000) is quick and easy.
After you power up the extender, select the NETGEAR_EXT SSID in your wireless device’s
Wi-Fi control panel. This launches a New Extender Setup page where you must create an
account that requires an email address, password, and two security questions. After that
select a mode (Extender or Access Point) and a Wi-Fi network to connect to, and enter your
router’s Wi-Fi password. You have an option to enter SSID names and assign unique
passwords for each band if you want or you can use the default Wi-Fi names and passwords.
After doing all this you can connect to one of the extender’s bands using your Wi-Fi control
The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender (EX7000) gives you the throughput
and range performance necessary to provide robust wireless coverage to every corner of
your home. It’s fast, reliable and has amazing features to support a small office of
computers or one very busy household. It’s a breeze to install the EX7000 Range Extender
and it offers enough wired LAN ports to connect to gaming consoles, HDTVs, and other
networked devices. It also offers access control scheduling and Fast Lane technology that let
you optimize your bandwidth by directing wireless traffic to a specific band. There is no
doubting that with the right hardware in place, the EX7000 is an exceedingly fast Wi-Fi
How to enable access control on an EX7000?
By enabling the Access Control feature, you can deny devices from connecting to your
To enable Access Control:
1) Use a computer that is connected to the EX7000 via wired or wireless connection..
2) Launch a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google
3) Enter www.mywifiext.net in the address bar of your web browser.
4) On the login page, type your Email and Password and click Log in.
5) On the NETGEAR genie page, click on settings and then click on Connected
6) Look for the Wi-Fi devices table.
7) Select enable access control and select the devices that you want to deny access.
Click on save to apply the changes.
Access Control is now set up and only allowed devices will have access to your Wi-Fi