Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

Netgear EX8000 Setup  involves a few straightforward steps that include connecting it to power, establishing a link with your device, and configuring settings through a user-friendly web-based setup wizard. During the setup process, you’ll select the wireless network you wish to extend, input the network password, and create a new network name and password for the extended range. 

Here’s a breakdown of the Netgear EX8000 Setup procedure:

  • Position the range extender where it can receive a strong wireless signal from the main router.
  • Plug the range extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the power LED indicator to illuminate.
  • Connect your mobile device, laptop, or computer to the range extender’s wireless network.
  •  Launch a web browser on your connected device and enter “” or in the address bar to access the web-based setup page.
  •  Follow the step-by-step instructions on the setup page to configure the range extender’s settings.
  • Upon completing the Netgear EX8000 Setup, the range extender will reboot and connect to the main router’s wireless network.
  • Devices can now connect to the extended network for improved wireless coverage.

In case you encounter any challenges during the Netgear EX8000 Setup, you can refer to the provided user manual or reach out for assistance via live chat or the toll-free helpline.

Netgear EX8000 Setup Using WPS Method

If you prefer the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) method for configuring the Netgear EX8000 Wi-Fi Range Extender, here’s how to do it:

  • Ensure your primary router supports the WPS method. Locate the WPS button on the router or consult the user manual.
  • Plug the range extender into a power outlet and wait for the power LED to illuminate.
  • Press the WPS button on the range extender until the WPS LED indicator begins to blink.
  • Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your main router.
  • Once the WPS LED on the range extender turns solid green, it signifies successful connection to the main router’s wireless network.
  • Now, you can relocate the range extender to an area with strong wireless signal for enhanced coverage.

Should your main router lack WPS support or the WPS method not prove effective, the alternative web-based setup approach is available.

Netgear EX8000 Extender Firmware Update

To ensure optimal performance and security, periodically update the firmware on your Netgear EX8000 extender using these steps:

  • Connect the extender to your router and power both devices.
  • Open a web browser on a device connected to the extender’s network.
  •  Type “” or “” in the address bar and press Enter.
  • Use the extender’s default login credentials (username: admin, password: password) to log in. If you’ve changed them, enter the updated credentials.
  • Click on “Settings” and then select “Firmware Update.”
  • If a new firmware update is available, initiate the download by clicking “Download.” 
  • After the download completes, click “Update” to install the new firmware.
  • Allow the extender to reboot, which may take a few minutes. 
  • Log back into the extender’s web interface and verify that the firmware version has been updated.

Prioritize keeping your extender’s firmware up to date to maintain peak performance and security. Safeguard your settings by backing up your extender’s configuration before proceeding with a firmware update.

Netgear EX8000 Extender Reset Procedure

To restore the Netgear EX8000 extender to its factory settings, follow these steps:

  • Find the small, recessed reset button on the side or rear of the extender. 
  • Use a paperclip or similar object to press and hold the button for 10 seconds until the LED blinks, then release.
  • As the extender reboots, it will restore to its default settings.
  • Once the reboot is complete, connect to the default Wi-Fi network using the default password.

Remember, performing a reset will erase all custom settings, including the Wi-Fi network name and password. Following the reset, reconfigure the extender using the Netgear Genie setup wizard or through the extender’s web interface.

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