Netgear EX8000 Setup | Nighthawk X6S AC3000 WiFi Extender Setup
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Netgear EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Netgear EX8000 (AC3000) is the most advanced tri-band WiFi extender that includes a dedicated 5GHz band with up to 1.7Gbps for extending internet speeds to your devices. For Netgear EX8000 Setup, you must connect the extender to your existing router.

Netgear EX8000 Manual: When you buy a brand new AC3000 EX8000 extender, you will get a manual in the package. This Netgear EX8000 Manual contains a series of setup steps from starting to ending. All you have to do is simply walk through these Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 Setup steps and make your extender up and running within minutes. However, understanding these installation instructions is very difficult for regular users. The best way to install your Netgear WiFi extender with great ease is to contact our professionals. They will guide you each and every step for Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Extender Setup.

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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 Extender:

  • Connect your router to the Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 extender.
  • After that, open any web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.
  • Type in the address bar and press Enter key.
  • Enter the username and password when the 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 on-the-spot solutions.

Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Using Netgear Installation Assistant

For Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 Setup using the NETGEAR installation assistant:

  • Turn on your Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 extender.
  • Place your extender close to your WiFi router.
  • After that, plug the extender into an electrical outlet.
  • Wait for the Power LED to light green.
  • Connect a router to the Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 extender.
  • Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device and enter If not working on your device, contact our experts for quick help at toll-free 1-877-693-1110
  • The NETGEAR installation assistant displays.
  • Follow the prompts to connect your extender to the existing WiFi network.
  • Move your extender to a new location.
  • If you get no connection or a poor connection, move the extender closer to your router and try again until the Link Status LED lights white.
  • After you find the best location for your extender, connect your client devices to the extended WiFi network.
Still can’t set up your Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 AC3000 Extender? Get in touch with our experienced technicians.

Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 Setup

Using WPS Push 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 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.
  • 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.

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Using the Netgear Nighthawk App

Users can also use the Netgear Nighthawk app to install their WiFi range extender and connect to the internet. This app is available for both major platforms i.e. Android and iOS. Follow these steps to perform Netgear extender EX8000 Setup using the Netgear Nighthawk app:
  • First of all, ensure that your router is connected to the internet.
  • Note down the router’s SSID or network name and password.
  • Now, turn on your Netgear extender.
  • Download Nighthawk app on your Android or iOS device.
  • After that, open the Nighthawk app on your smartphone.
  • Follow the on-screen installation steps to set up your Netgear WiFi range extender and connect to the internet.
Still can’t setup your Netgear WiFi extender EX8000? Don’t worry! Call our knowledgeable and skilled technicians and set up your extender in the comfort of your home.

Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 Setup | X6S AC3000

Common Setup Issues 

  • Incorrect mywifiext password
  • WiFi extender is connected but no internet
  • Can’t connect to mywifiext.local
  • WiFi extender is not connected to the network
  • MAC address filtering errors
  • Netgear genie app doesn’t open
  • not working
  • Can’t access 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
  • Netgear extender red light causing issues
  • 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
  • doesn’t open
  • Internet connected but not working
  • Lost configuration CD
  • Forgot Netgear extender default password
Fix all such issues within minimal time by getting in touch with our experts.

Netgear EX8000 Firmware

Update Firmware After X6S AC3000 Setup

Does your WiFi extender, all of sudden, start behaving weirdly? Is it not providing the required speed even after a successful Netgear extender setup? If yes, then update Netgear EX8000 firmware right away. Netgear Extender Firmware is a set of instructions integrated into the hardware device. Talking in a layman’s language, Netgear extender firmware is basically an operating system specifically intended to run on your particular make and model number of the extender. So make sure to have the latest firmware version on your extender. Here’s how to upgrade the firmware on your Netgear range extender:

  • First and foremost, turn on your WiFi extender.
  • Connect a router to the Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 extender.
  • Once done, open a web browser as per your choice.
  • Enter in the address bar and press enter key.
  • Log in to your extender using the username and password.
  • Go to the settings menu and click on Firmware Upgrade option.
  • Thereafter, click on Check button.
  • If there is any new firmware version available, click on yes button for firmware upgrade.


  • Now, wait for some time and let the Netgear EX8000 firmware update properly.

That’s it! Your extender’s firmware has been updated. In the case of any difficulty, feel free to contact our experts.

Netgear Nighthawk EX8000 Extender Setup

Fix 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, 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 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 give us a call at 1-877-693-1110 and fix your Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC3000 EX8000 extender setup issues.

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