Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender Model EX8000

This Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender Model EX8000 with patented FastLane3 Technology boosts your WiFi with speeds up to 3Gbps. From your garage to the backyard, eliminate WiFi dead zones and extend WiFi range to hard-to-reach areas of your home. With tri-band WiFi, you get three WiFi bands, with the third dedicated for communication between your router and satellite. That means less network congestion and device interference, and more speed and efficiency.

Enjoy the fastest WiFi on every device, whenever you are in the house. Enjoy strong wireless connectivity for your Smart TV, Thermostat to your lights and security cameras outdoors with combined WiFi speeds of 3Gbps, a quad- core processor, and advanced features like MU-MIMO. You can now enjoy extreme gaming & 4K streaming anywhere in your home. Stream music in your backyard, video chat in your kitchen, or play online games in the basement. Use the Nighthawk X6S AC3000 App to connect your mobile device to the extender’s WiFi network and the app will walk you through the rest.

When to use your Extender

We recommend that you connect through the extender network only when the WiFi device is in a “dead zone” where connection from the existing network is poor or non-existing. Data traffic routed through the extender is inherently slower than traffic routed directly from the network.

 How the Extender Model EX8000 works

The extender works like a bridge between a WiFi router (or a WiFi access point) and a WiFi 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 device connects to a network.

  • The extender acts as an access point for WiFi 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 broadcasting its network  

    name (SSID).

The extender must do each of these jobs so that both ends of the bridge are in place.

Conclusion: Easy setup and use with the Nighthawk App. Set takes just minutes, so you can start enjoying better WiFi sooner. You can also see your connected devices, run an internet speed test, manage your NETGEAR service subscriptions, and more from the palm of your hand.

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