Conclusion: The device currently retails for around £90/$130 and in terms of performance we had no issues with that aspect of the Netgear EX6200 extender. It provided a strong signal in areas where our router would start to drop off and easily provided speeds which matched our NAS drive transfer limits as well as the broadband internet connection. Essentially other aspects of our setup are likely to be the limitation and not the EX6200. Well worthy of our recommended award.
Excerpt: As our homes become filled with wireless devices the need for strong signal in all areas rises. To help us in those situations manufacturers of routers often release products which extend the main router signal to other areas of our home or office, maybe even the garden. Today we take a look at the Netgear EX6200, their latest Extender which is designed to boost our 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks for those using B, G, N and AC Wi-Fi.
Conclusion: Netgear's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) is an excellent piece of hardware despite a few software hiccups after a firmware update. Five Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port make this extender a winning proposition.
Pros: Great setup instructions. Excellent coverage. Modern, well-designed UI. Five Gigabit Ethernet ports. Dual-band. Supports .11ac. Can connect USB external drives and printers via USB 3.0 port.
Cons: Twice disconnected from the network after firmware upgrade. Not wall-mountable. Still saw alert to update firmware when firmware was at latest version.