AC3000 Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 Tri Band Wifi Mesh Extender Setup

I am unable to setup my AC3000-Nighthawk X6S Tri-band Wi-FI Mesh extender. Can you please help me out with this?

Yes, for sure. In this article we will discuss setup procedure of AC3000 mesh extender both by WPS method and NETGEAR Installation Assistance.

But before moving toward NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S EX8000 Tri-band Wi-Fi range extender setup, let’s discuss some basic features of it.

AC3000-Nighthawk X6S Tri-band Wi-Fi Mesh extenders EX8000 are specially designed to fulfil the internet connectivity requirement of medium to larger networks.

AC3000 mesh extender comes along with one special feature, named as FastLane3 technology. Due to this, it is capable to boost up Wi-Fi signal with combined speed of up to 3GBPS.

EX8000 tri-band Wi-Fi extenders are most advanced among mesh extender.

They work in three frequency bands that is why, are named as tri band extenders.

It’s three workable frequency bands are:

Band 1: 400Mbps @2.4 GHz

Band 2: 866Mbps @5 GHz

Band3: 1733Mbps @5 GHz

AC3000 mesh extender establishes dedicated connection with network router. This enhances its performance in great way.

Best thing about Nighthawk X6S extender is that you need not to change network name while roaming around in your home.

Creation of network, named same as your network router has, is the main reason for above stated advantage.

Let’s say name of your network router is mywifiext then Mesh extender’s network name will also be mywifiext.

Whereas in case of other extenders, extender network name differs from router network name. Due to this user has to connect while moving within the range of one extender and gets disconnected while moving out toward second extender.

To use this Smart roaming feature your devices should have to support 802.11 k standards.

Nighthawk X6S also comes along with 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and one USB port. Ethernet port enables user to extend his/her wired network, wirelessly.

These are some of the basic features, which compel users to buy NETGEAR mesh extender.

Now Let’s start our discussion on NETGEAR mesh extender setup.

Here we begin.

All user has to do is to first power on mesh device and then establish connection between extender and existing WiFi network.

To power on your device:

Once device gets powered on, next step is to connect it with existing Wi-Fi network. Let’s discuss various steps for it.

To connect mesh extender with existing WiFi network, you need to establish link between extender and router.

NETGEAR provides you two options for it:

  1. Connect using WPS method
  2. Connect using Web Browser Setup

Let’s discuss them one by one.

1. Connect using WPS method:Before going for WPS method, do take care of the fact that WPS does not support WEP network security. So if you have same then do change it first before starting installation process.

Steps involved are:

Such as: If extender has connected with 2.4GHz network then:

If it has connected with 5 GHz network, then:

2.Connect using Web Browser Setup: - It is also called by name of NETGEAR Installation Assistance. In this user needs to launch web browser to establish link between mesh extender and router. Steps involved are: