Nighthawk® X6S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender

Nighthawk® X6S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender

Model: EX8000

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First Nighthawk® Tri-band Range Extender

AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Range Extender with patented FastLane3TM technology boosts your WiFi to the extreme 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. EX8000 is an advanced tri-band WiFi extender that includes a dedicated 5GHz band with up to 1.7Gbps for extending internet speeds to your devices. The Nighthawk app makes setup with your existing WiFi router easy. Use the app to get more out of your WiFi. This Nighthawk Mesh extender uses your existing WiFi to create a powerful whole home WiFi network.

See how Smart Roaming on the Nighthawk X6S WiFi Range Extender helps you connect your mobile device to optimal WiFi, wherever you are in your home.

Without changing your ISP router or gateway, you can now experience ultimate whole-home WiFi coverage.


Ultimate Speed and Range without Bandwidth Drop

Tri-band WiFi Range Extender has patented FastLane3 technology which features Tri-Band WiFi with speeds up to 3Gbps, a Dedicated WiFi Link to the router to avoid halving of bandwidth of extended WiFi signals and innovative antenna design for ultimate coverage. Now you get a congestion free path for all your devices to connect to the internet.

Works with Your WiFi Router or ISP Gateway

Not getting enough WiFi from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) equipment? Get a Tri-band WiFi Range Extender and boost WiFi coverage into every corner of your house and use the same WiFi name. This Nighthawk Mesh extender improves the WiFi you already have.


No More Switching WiFi Network Names

Nighthawk X6S creates a seamless network throughout your home by using the same WiFi network name (SSID) as your router.

Your WiFi devices like the smartphones and laptops will remain connected to the same network name as you move around your house and yard.

Other extenders create separate WiFi network name (SSID) than the router’s WiFi, causing disconnect and reconnect.


Seamless Coverage for Your Mobile Devices

Smart Roaming intelligently connects your mobile devices to the optimal WiFi for 4K streaming, surfing and more. Now you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming on YouTube or Netflix, even as you move around the house.

Smart Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard.



A desktop extender like EX8000 is a great choice if you need more Ethernet ports to connect more network-ready wired devices and USB storage options. Use the extender's four (4) Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect wired devices like Smart TVs and game consoles.


AC3000 Wireless Access Point for your Ethernet

Do you have a pre-wired home? Easily create a tri-band access point using a wired Ethernet connection. Pair with your existing ISP modem to enhance WiFi for your small office or home office and expand your network.


Nighthawk Router + Nighthawk Mesh Extender

Love your Nighthawk router? Now you can easily build your own powerful Nighthawk Mesh network.

Enjoy all the advanced router features that a Nighthawk has to offer and easily build your own powerful WiFi network by adding the Tri-band WiFi Range Extender. Now you have the flexibility to customize networks in 2.4 and 5GHz. Use your existing router's SSID to create a single network or use multiple SSIDs to create separate networks.

Ideal Uses


With combined WIFi speeds up to 3Gbps, a quad-core processor, and advanced features like MU-MIMO and Smart Connect, you can now enjoy extreme gaming and 4K streaming anywhere in your home.


Stream music in your backyard, video chat in your kitchen, or play online games in the basement. Get seamless WiFi coverage in your garage, second floor or in your extended guest house without network interruptions.


Extend WiFi to your smart home devices in your home network. Enjoy strong wireless connectivity indoors for your Smart TV, thermostat to your lights and security cameras outdoors.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ac

  • WiFi Performance

    • AC3000

  • WiFi Band

    • Band 1: 400Mbps @2.4GHz - 256QAM

    • Band 2: 866Mbps @5GHz - 256QAM

    • Band 3: 1733Mbps @5GHz - 256QAM

  • Number of Ethernet Ports

    • Four (4) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology

  • Number of USB Ports

    • One USB 2.0

  • Key Features

    • Innovative Tri-band WiFi with FastLane3 technology

    • One WiFi Name with Any Router or Modem Router

    • Smart Roaming connects your mobile devices to the most robust WiFi signal Other Technical Features of Nighthawk X6S

    • Extreme AC3000 WiFi speeds — Up to 3Gbps(1733+866+400) Smart Connect intelligently selects the optimal WiFi band (5GHz or 2.4GHz) for every device

    • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) enables simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices

    • Quad-core Processor boosts wireless and wired performance for better 4K streaming and lag-free gaming

    • Six (6) High-Performance Antennas for optimal WiFi performance

    • Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet Ports for connecting wired devices like game consoles, smart TVs, or multimedia streaming set-top boxes to your WiFi network

    • ReadySHARE® USB Port for connecting your USB printer to the USB 2.0 port

    • WiFi Analytics App for Android devices for optimizing your network status, signal strength, and channel interference

  • Security

    • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2-PSK) and WEP Standards


    • Nighthawk App—Easily set up your extender and get more out of your WiFi

    • Push ‘N’ Connect using WPS

    • Power on/off button

  • Physical Specifications

    • Dimensions: 8.94 x 6.68 x 3.65 in (227 x 170 x 93 mm)

    • Weight: 1.9lb (0.86kg)

  • Standards

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

    • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz

    • IEEE 802.11 k

  • System Requirements

    • 2.4 and/or 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi router or gateway

    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0, Firefox® 20 or Safari® 5.1 or Google Chrome 25.0 browsers or higher

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO.

Install and Manage using the Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App makes it easy to set up your extender in minutes. With the app, you can install your Nighthawk X6S Tri-band WiFi Extender in only a few steps - just connect your mobile device to the extender’s WiFi network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to check WiFi settings or the devices connected to the extender and more.


NETGEAR Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.

24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.