Netgear EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 (AC3000) is one of the most advanced tri-band WiFi extenders that comes with a dedicated 5GHz band with up to 1.7Gbps for boosting internet speeds to all your devices. If you want to perform Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 setup, you must connect the device to your existing router.

Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Via Netgear Installation Assistant
For doing the Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 setup using the NETGEAR installation assistant, follow the steps below:

  • Turn on your Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 extender.
  • Place your extender in the close proximity of your WiFi router.
  • Once done, plug the extender into a power outlet.
  • Wait for the Power LED on your device to light green.
  • Connect your router to the Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 extender.
Netgear EX8000 Setup
  • Launch a web browser on a computer and enter If the web address not working on your device, contact our experts for instant help.
  • The NETGEAR installation assistant displays.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to connect your extender to the existing WiFi network.
  • Move your WiFi range extender to a new location.
  • If you get no connection or a poor connection, move it closer to your router and try again until the Link Status LED lit white.
  • Once you find the best location for your AC3000 extender, connect your devices to the extended WiFi network.

If you still can’t set up your Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 AC3000 Extender using Netgear Installation Assistant, feel free to get in touch with the experienced technicians.

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Netgear Extender EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Via Netgear Nighthawk App

Users can also use the Netgear Nighthawk app to install their WiFi range extender and enjoy the use of internet. The app is available on both major platforms: Android and iOS. Follow the steps given below to perform Netgear extender EX8000 setup using the Netgear Nighthawk app:

Netgear Nighthawk App
  • Ensure that your WiFi router is connected to the internet.
  • Note down the router’s SSID or network name and password.
  • Now, turn on your Netgear extender.
  • Download the Netgear Nighthawk app on your Android or iOS device.
  • Once done, launch the Nighthawk app on your smartphone.
  • Follow the on-screen installation steps to set up your EX8000 Netgear WiFi range extender.

Still can’t set up your Netgear WiFi extender EX8000? Worry not! Get in touch with our proficient technicians to make your extender up and running in a matter of minutes.

Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 Setup

Using WPS Button

For Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 setup using WPS:

  • Power on the Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 WiFi range extender.
  • Place the extender and WiFi router in the same room.
  • Once done, plug your extender into an electrical outlet.
  • Wait for the Power LED on AC3000 EX8000 to light green.
  • Press the WPS button on the extender.
  • If the Netgear EX8000 Link Status LED lights white, the connection between your router and extender is good.

Note: If your router supports the 5 GHz band, your extender attempts to connect to the router’s 5 GHz band the first time you press the WPS button. If your extender did not connect to the router’s 5 GHz band the first time, it may result in a lot of issues during Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 WiFi range extender setup.

  • Now move your extender to a new location.
  • Take your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the location with poor WiFi router coverage.
  • Connect your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the extended network.

That’s how you can complete your Netgear EX8000 Setup using WPS button. If you come across any type of technical issue during the Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 setup process, feel free to contact our experts.

Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Setup | EX8000

FastLane Setup

FastLane Technology provides you with maximum WiFi performance. Basically, it offers high-speed WiFi connection with a dedicated band connecting the WiFi router to your extender and a second band connecting the WiFi device and extender. Firstly, you need to check whether your Netgear Range Extender supports FastLane Technology or not. If it supports, here’s how to configure FastLane Technology on your Netgear WiFi range extender:

Fastlane Techonology
  • Connect your router to the Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 X6S AC3000 extender.
  • Once done, open any web browser.
  • Type in the address bar and press the Enter key.
  • Enter the username and password when the extender login window appears.
  • On the Netgear Genie page, click on ‘Do More’ and then on ‘FastLane’ option.
  • Now, you will get two options: ‘Device-to-extender in 2.4 GHz only and extender-to-router in 5 GHz only’ and ‘Device-to-extender in 5 GHz only and extender-to-router in 2.4 GHz’.
  • Select any option you like and click on the Save button.

In case you stuck at any step while enabling the FastLane Technology on your extender, don’t hesitate to contact our experts for an instant solution.

Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Common Setup Issues

  • Incorrect password
  • WiFi extender is connected but no internet.
  • WiFi extender is not connected to the network
  • MAC address filtering errors
  • Netgear genie app doesn’t open
  • not working
  • Netgear extender red light causing issues
  • Can’t access login page after update on EX8000
  • Nighthawk EX8000 – no internet
  • Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 not working failed update
  • Unable to update Netgear firmware
  • Netgear Extender not working
  • WiFi connectivity issues
  • WiFi extender not connecting to internet
  • Extender’s LED lights are not stable
  • Issues while accessing IP address
  • Can’t login to Netgear EX8000 extender
  • EX8000 drops internet connectivity
  • Unable to perform Netgear extender reset
  • Can’t find Netgear range extender network name
  • Netgear genie smart setup page continues to appear even after Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 setup
  • Internet connected but not working
  • Lost configuration CD
  • Forgot Netgear extender default password
  • Netgear EX8000 Firmware
  • Update Firmware After X6S AC3000 Setup

Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 Extender Setup

Troubleshoot X6S AC3000 Setup Issues

Go through the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps to fix Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 extender setup issues:

  • Make sure that the extender is receiving proper power supply from the wall outlet.
  • Confirm that the wall plug in which the extender is plugged in is not damaged or short-circuited.
  • Access high-speed internet connection on your device.
  • Check all the wired connections. Do not use any damaged cable.
  • Keep your extender away from walls, room corners, microwave ovens, fish tanks, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, metal objects, aluminum studs, etc.
  • If you are getting issues with the default web address, be certain that you entered the correct URL in the address bar.
  • Power cycle your Netgear extender once and try to set it up again.
  • Use only the latest version of web browser during extender login.
  • Update the latest Netgear firmware version on your extender.
  • Reset the extender to its factory default settings.

None of the aforementioned troubleshooting tips resolve your issues? Don’t panic. Just make a contact with us for the fix of all your Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 extender setup issues.

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