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[20% OFF] NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Range Extender EAX80 (As of 08/23/2021)

$199.47

08/23/2021 03:00 EST

plus Smart Roaming – Add up to 2,500 sq. ft. and 30+ devices with AX6000 Dual-Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater up to 6Gbps speed

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Description

SAFE & SECURE: Supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless security protocols.

EXTENDED WIRELESS COVERAGE: Adds WiFi range coverage up to 2,500 sq. ft., and connects up to 30+ devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more.

SEAMLESS SMART ROAMING: Uses your existing network SSID name so you never get disconnected as you move around your home or office

UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Works with any wireless router, gateway, or cable modem with WiFi, and is optimized for all WiFi 6 routers.

WIRED ETHERNET PORTS: Simply plug in game consoles, streaming players, or other wired devices into the four 1 Gigabit ports for maximum speed.

AX6000 WiFi SPEED: Provides up to 6Gbps performance using Dual-Band WiFi technology for heavy-duty 4K HD streaming and multi-player gaming.

SIMPLE TO SETUP: Use the Nighthawk app or press the WPS button to connect to your router. Use the NETGEAR WiFi Analyzer app for optimal location.

NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Range Extender EAX80 Reviews

This is the second one of these I bought. Like many homes, our ISP’s router/WAP is installed in a bedroom closet on one side of the house. Halfway across the house the WiFi signal starts dying. Another dozen feet and the signal is almost gone. Installed one of these to extend the WiFi network to a home office and it worked great. Installed a second one to extend the WiFi network to the back of the house.Some caveats: I advise setting up the device using the Netgear Installation Assistant, where you connect wirelessly to the device and then go step by step to connect to your existing network. Netgear points you to their Nighthawk app, which you download on your phone and then continue with the setup. I prefer a direct connection to a network device when configuring it.And the BIG caveat: If the device advises there’s a firmware update available, ignore it. I originally bought my first EAX20 directly from Netgear. Went through the setup and all was well. At the end of the setup it advertised a firmware update and I said yes. What should’ve happened was the device updates, reboots and all is well. What happened is the device updated, rebooted and never woke up again. It was stuck in a boot loop. Factory reset didn’t work. 6+hours over 2 days on the phone w/Netgear support, going through their advanced “baseline reset procedure” didn’t work. I finally got to return it to Netgear for a refund. Bought one from Amazon, set it up, IGNORING the firmware update and it’s worked flawlessly. That was “the first one” I bought. With the second one, the firmware was different from the factory b/c it didn’t advertise a FW update during the setup process.How ironic that the manufacturer’s firmware update bricks their own device. This is a GREAT WiFi extender. There’s no fan, so it’s completely silent and it doesn’t even get warm. It works GREAT. Just don’t update the thing.