NETGEAR EX8000 Tri-band Range Extender

Range extenders are great for bringing internet connectivity to those areas of your home or office that your router cannot reach. In order to do so, they basically create a separate network that you have to manually connect to as you move from one room to another. The Nighthawk NETGEAR EX8000 tri-band range extender provides fast speeds and has the ability to handle challenging loads. If connection speed and technical capability are some of your main issues, then this is the extender you need. Without sacrificing speed, with this extender you can extend the range to cover dead spots in your house.

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Specifications

The NETGEAR EX8000 tri-band range extender uses a dedicated 5GHz radio band to communicate with your router. It also uses the same SSID as your router, which means you don’t have to connect to different networks as you roam through your house or office.

Ultimate Speed and Range: The NETGEAR EX8000 extender has Fast Lane technology which features Tri-Band Wi-Fi with speeds up to 3Gbps, a Dedicated Wi-Fi Link which avoids halving of bandwidth of extended Wi-Fi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage.

Multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO): The NETGEAR EX8000 allows you to concurrently stream data to several devices.

Smooth Coverage for Your Devices: Smart roaming on the NETGEAR EX8000 intelligently connects your mobile devices to the optimal Wi-Fi for 4K streaming, web surfing etc. You can enjoy constant video streaming even as you move around the house with the NETGEAR EX8000.

Quad-core processor: The NETGEAR EX8000 Quad-core processor increases performance for better 4k streaming and lag-free gaming.

Installation

To extend the range of your Wi-Fi network, you must connect the NETGEAR EX8000 tri-band range extender to your existing Wi-Fi network. You can do this in one of two ways:

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Connect with WPS

  1. Turn on your extender and place your extender close to your Wi-Fi router.
  2. Wait for the Power LED to light green. If the Power LED does not light green you need to press the Power button and then the WPS button on the extender. The WPS light blinks white.
  3. The connection between your router and extender is good if the Link Status LED lights white. If the Link Status LED lights amber or red, move the extender closer to the router and try again.
  4. The extender attempts to connect to the router’s 5 GHz band the first time you press the WPS button if your router supports the 5 GHz band.
  5. Move your extender to a new location that is about halfway between your router and the area with a poor router Wi-Fi signal. The location that you choose must be within the range of your existing Wi-Fi router network.
  6. The light on the extender helps you choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal. If you get a poor connection try moving the NETGEAR extender closer to your router.
  7. Connect your Wi-Fi device to the extended network. Your router uses the same Wi-Fi network settings as your router for its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz extended networks.

Connect with the NETGEAR installation assistant.  

  1. Turn on your extender and place your extender close to your Wi-Fi router.
  2. Connect any Wi-Fi device to the extender using a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.
  3. On your Wi-Fi device, open the Wi-Fi connection manager and locate and connect to the extender network called NETGEAR_EXT. You can even use an Ethernet cable to connect the Ethernet port on the extender to an Ethernet port on your computer.
  4. Launch a web browser from any Wi-Fi device and type in mywifiext.net. The NETGEAR installation assistant displays. After that, you need to follow the prompts to connect your extender to your existing Wi-Fi network.
  5. Move your extender to a new location that is about halfway between your router and the area with a poor Wi-Fi signal.

FAQ’s

How can you reset your NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range extender to factory default settings?

The process of restoring NETGEAR range extender to factory default settings is similar to that in NETGEAR routers.  As soon as you configure the NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range extender to factory default settings you can log in to mywifiext.net login page by making use of the default login credentials. In order to reset the extender you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Press the reset button on the extender. The reset button is located at the backside of the extender.
  2. Enter the default username and password to access the Mywifiext.net login page. The default username and password are case sensitive.

Where should you place your NETGEAR Wi-Fi range extender?

The best location to place the Extender is half-way between your wireless router and your computer, but the extender must be within the wireless range of the wireless router. The best connection is established when there is a clear line of vision between the Extender and the wireless router and also a clear line of vision between the Extender and the computer you are using. If the straight path is blocked by some obstruction or thick walls move the Extender to a different location half-way between the computer and the wireless router.

How to update the firmware on your NETGEAR Nighthawk Tri-Band extender?

  1. Launch an internet browser from any Wi-Fi device that is connected to your extender’s network.
  2. Log in to your extender:
  3. Enter your admin email address and password and click on the Log in button. Click on firmware update and check the latest version of firmware available.
  4. If new firmware is available you need to follow the onscreen instructions to update the firmware to your extender.