The AC1900 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network range and speed, delivering dual-band WiFi. You can also use the extender in access point mode as a WiFi access point and create a new WiFi hotspot by using a wired Ethernet connection.
When to use your extender Model EX6420
We recommend that you connect through the extender network only when your WiFi device is in a “dead zone” where connection from the existing network is poor or non-existent. Data traffic routed through the extender is inherently slower than traffic routed directly from the network.
How to extender work
The extender works like a bridge between a WiFi router (or a WiFi access point) and a WiFi-enabled device outside the range of the WiFi router. The extender performs two main jobs:
- The extender connects to a working WiFi network.
When the extender connects over WiFi to an existing network, it functions as a network client, similar to how a WiFi-enabled device connects to a network.
- The extender acts as an access point for WiFi-enabled devices.
The extender broadcasts its own WiFi network that WiFi devices can join. In its role as an access point, the extender performs tasks that WiFi routers do, such as broadcast its network name (SSID).
The extender must do each of these jobs so that both ends of the bridge are in place.