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ActionTec WCB6200Q User Manual

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Network Extender
Model # WCB6200Q

User Guide




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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Wireless Network Extender Model # WCB6200Q User Guide 0535-0024-000...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Features Getting to Know the Extender Front Panel Back Panel Installing the Extender Syncing Wi-Fi Connecting the Extender Accessing the Extender’s GUI Status Wireless Setup MoCA Setup Advanced Setup...
  • Page 3 WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender Specifications Notices Warranty Important Safety Instructions FCC Class B Equipment Important Note on Wi-Fi Contact Information Technical Support...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction The Actiontec WCB6200Q is a wireless network extender with dual concurrent radios supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz operation in 802.11 a/b/g/n, and also 5GHz in 802.11ac. This allows the Extender to connect to everything from legacy wireless laptops, computers, and gaming platforms, up to the most current (and future) Apple and Android tablets, laptops, media platforms, and smartphones.
  • Page 5: Features

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender Features • Fast 802.11ac/n Wi-Fi wherever you need it • Upgrade to 802.11ac speeds without replacing your router • Dual band concurrent radio for wireless throughput up to 2 Gbps • 4x4 802.11ac 5 GHz solution •...
  • Page 6: Getting To Know The Extender

    Getting to Know the Extender This chapter describes the location and uses of the Extender’s LEDs, ports, and buttons. Front Panel The front panel features LEDs that illuminate green when power, available ports, and/or wireless bands are functioning and in use. Power Coax port 2.4GHz radio...
  • Page 7: Back Panel

    Back Panel • Power port: used to connect the power adapter (external, 12V DC, 2A, made by Actiontec, model #WA-24Q12FU) to the Extender. • Reset button: restores the Extender back to the original factory default settings when held down for at least 10 seconds.
  • Page 8: Installing The Extender

    Getting to Know the Extender Installing the Extender There are two parts to installing an Extender: syncing the Wi-Fi settings, and placing and connecting the Extender. Syncing Wi-Fi To sync the Extender with the gateway/modem’s Wi-Fi settings: 1. Place the Extender next to the gateway/modem. 2.
  • Page 9: Connecting The Extender

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender The Extender is now synced with the gateway/modem’s Wi-Fi settings. Unplug the Extender and its power cable and continue on to the next section of this chapter, “Connecting the Extender. ” Connecting the Extender Now that the Extender is synced with the gateway/modem’s wireless network, it can be connected to the gateway/modem’s MoCA network...
  • Page 10: Using Coaxial Splitter

    Getting to Know the Extender 6. Wait until the Coax and Wireless LEDs on the front panel of the Extender glow green. This may take a few minutes. If the Coax Light does not turn Green, make sure that your gateway/modem supports MoCA.
  • Page 11: Accessing The Extender's Gui

    Accessing the Extender’s GUI The Extender features an onboard graphical user interface (GUI) that includes user-configurable settings. Some of these settings should be accessed by experienced network technicians only. To configure the network settings of the Extender: 1. Ensure that the Extender is connected to a gateway/modem’s MoCA coaxial network, and that both devices are powered on.
  • Page 12 Accessing the Extender’s GUI 5. Enter the IP address written down in step 4 in the address box of the web browser. 6. The Extender’s Status screen appears. Enter the Extender’s Username and Password (found on the label located on the back panel of the Extender;...
  • Page 13 WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender The Extender’s GUI’s Status screen appears, as shown below.
  • Page 14: Status

    Accessing the Extender’s GUI Status The first GUI screen that appears is the Status screen, which can also be generated by clicking the Status icon in the menu bar. This screen contains basic information about the Extender’s wireless status, network stations, and product information about the Extender.
  • Page 15: Wireless Network List

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender Wireless Setup Clicking the Wireless Setup icon from the menu bar of any of the Extender’s GUI screens generates the Wireless Network List screen. Additional wireless settings can be accessed from the menu on the left side.
  • Page 16 Accessing the Extender’s GUI Basic Setup The Basic Setup wireless network screen contains various settings regarding the Extender’s wireless network. When finished adjusting the settings in this screen, click Apply. Multiple SSID This option allows the user to setup different SSIDs (wireless networks) with different parameters.
  • Page 17 WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender SSID Enable This option makes the Extender’s wireless network name visible or not. SSID Broadcast This option controls whether or not the name of the network is broadcast to other wireless devices (usually, in the device’s available wireless network list).
  • Page 18: Wireless Security

    Accessing the Extender’s GUI Wireless Security Type This option allows the user to select the type of security applied to the Extender’s wireless network. Password Phrase This option allows the user to enter a custom password phrase or value. Wireless Security The Wireless Security screen allows the user to apply wireless security to the Extender’s wireless network.
  • Page 19 WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender The WPS screen allows the Extender to accept wireless clients via Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), an automatic wireless network connection protocol. Only experienced network technicians should configure the settings in this screen. Advanced Wireless Setup The Advanced Wireless Setup screen allows the Extender to be configured...
  • Page 20: Wireless Access Control

    Accessing the Extender’s GUI Wireless Access Control The Wireless Access Control screen contains a number of advanced settings regarding the Extender’s wireless network. Only experienced network technicians should configure these settings.
  • Page 21: Moca Setup

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender MoCA Setup Clicking the MoCA Setup icon from any of the Extender’s GUI screens generates the MoCA Coax Setup screen. The settings in this screen allow the user to configure various options for the Extender’s coaxial connection.
  • Page 22: Advanced Setup

    Accessing the Extender’s GUI Advanced Setup Clicking the Advanced Setup icon from any of the Extender’s GUI screens generates the Management screen, along with other advanced settings accessed through the menu on the left side. These settings configure various administrative aspects of the Extender and its GUI. They should be adjusted by an experienced network technicians only.
  • Page 23: Factory Default

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender Factory Default The Factory Default advanced setup screen allows the Extender’s factory default settings to be reapplied, erasing all current settings. Click Restore Default Settings to restore the Extender to its factory default state. Firmware Restore The Firmware Restore screen lists the active and backup firmware versions available on the Extender.
  • Page 24: Firmware Upgrade

    Enable button to activate, enter the appropriate web address in the Check URL text box, then click Apply. Firmware Upgrade Actiontec periodically posts firmware upgrades that may include enhancements and/or bug fixes for the Extender. To upgrade the Extender’s firmware: 1.
  • Page 25: Specifications

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender Specifications Model Number WCB6200Q Protocol/Standards/Support Wireless IEEE 802.11ac
 Ethernet IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab 10/100/1000 Base-T
 MoCA 1.0/1.1/2.0 LAN Interfaces Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet One MoCA 2.0 bonded Coaxial Jack LED Indicators Power, Coax, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Wi-Fi 5 GHz, LAN Ethernet 1, 
  • Page 26 Accessing the Extender’s GUI Power Adapter Input 90-240VAC @ 0.5A
 Output 12Vdc @ 2A
 Made by Actiontec, model #WA-24Q12FU Regulatory FCC 15B, 15C
 Canada ICES
 UL, K.21
 Wi-Fi, WPS
 RoHS Environmental Operating temperature - 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) Storage temperature - 0ºC to 70ºC (32ºF to 158ºF)
  • Page 27: Notices

    To the extent that this Limited Warranty Statement is inconsistent with local law, this Statement shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such local law. Under such local law, certain disclaimers and limitations of this Warranty Statement may not apply to the customer. Go to for more information.
  • Page 28: Important Safety Instructions

    Notices Important Safety Instructions Basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, and personal injury, including the following: • Do not use this product near water – for example, near a bathtub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, or swimming pool, or in a wet basement; only clean with dry cloth.
  • Page 29: Fcc Class B Equipment

    Consult the dealer or an experience radio or television technician for help. Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Actiontec Electronics, Inc., may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 30: Important Note On Wi-Fi

    Notices Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked with the FCC logo or Industry Canada (IC)– North America Only This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1.
  • Page 31: Contact Information

    WCB6200Q Wireless Network Extender The maximum antenna gain permitted for devices in the band 5725-5825 MHz shall comp with the e.i.r.p. limits specified for point-to-point and non point-to-point operation as appropriate. The transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 32: Technical Support

    Notices Technical Support Go to for product support, updates, and more information including: • Firmware updates • Troubleshooting • Registration • FAQs Technical Support Phone Number United States: 1-888-436-0657...