Netgear Nighthawk X6S (EX8000) Review: Hardware and Setup
Netgear adds four gigabit Ethernet ports to the mix so you can easily set the Nighthawk X6S (EX8000) in your entertainment center to connect all your TV, home theater PC and gaming consoles while boosting your wireless network signals at the same time -- the device isn't a simple extender, it's a wireless network bridge as well. A USB 2.0 port is available for sharing a USB storage device or printer. The built-in media server supports DLNA sharing, too.
Netgear delivers on its promise of easy setup with the Nighthawk X6S (EX8000). Simply plug it in and connect to the open wireless network it creates to start the setup process. The guided setup has few options to choose from – create username and password, select extender or wireless AP mode, choose the networks to extend and a checkbox to enable one Wi-Fi name.
Once you’re all up and running, you can access the Nighthawk X6S (EX8000) settings via its IP address or the usual http://mywifiext (Windows) or http://mywifiext.local (Mac OS X and iOS) host names. You won’t need to access the settings page much, however.