The Netgear Nighthawk EAX80 8-stream AX6000 EAX80 mesh extender provides you with the best range of wifi extenders. With the help of the Netgear EAX80 setup, you can enjoy quick online gaming, fluid HD streaming, and buffer-free music streaming throughout your house or place of business. The Netgear EAX80 setup is quite simple to complete. You can finalize the Netgear wifi extender Setup in three ways.

Netgear EAX80 Manual setup

Follow the instructions below to finalize the Netgear EAX80 Setup by manual method:

  • Turn on the extender by plugging it into a wall outlet.
  • Make sure that your extender and router are in the same room.
  • Grab a smart device and Launch Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari.
  • Visit the mywifiext net setup wizard.
  • In the next step, the EAX80 login window appears.
  • Now enter the username and password for the next step.
  • Click the Login button when finished.
  • To finish the Netgear extender setup follow the  instructions displayed on screen.


You can configure your Netgear EAX80 WiFi range extender in this manner. Your extender can now be moved anywhere in your house or business after being unplugged. 

Netgear EAX80 Setup

Netgear EAX80 Configuration Using WPS

Netgear EAX80 WPS Setup

You may have difficulty with the Netgear EAX80 manual setup procedure. Don’t worry! For simple and easy setup, use the WPS technique. The WPS method is the easiest way to set up the extender. 

Follow the steps given below for the Netgear EAX80 extender setup via WPS:

  • First of all, turn on your netgear eax80 extender.
  • Then click the WPS button on the extender for 2-3 minutes until the WPS LED light starts to blink.
  • After pressing the WPS button on your extender, hit the WPS button on your router.
  • Then wait for the WPS LED light on your extender to turn solid green, the solid green LED lights indicate that the extender is successfully connected to the router.
  • Now move your extender in the new location.


Your Netgear Nighthawk AX6000 EAX80 WiFi 6 mesh extender has been configured correctly when all four of its green LEDs are lit up. If you’re experiencing any issue then contact our experts team via toll free no. or live chat.

Netgear EAX80 mesh extender setup using the Nighthawk app


Here are some important steps that may help you to set up the Netgear extender using the nighthawk app:

  • Firstly, make sure that your router is connected to the internet.
  • Now note down the router’s SSID, or network name, and password.
  • Turn on your Netgear EAX80 extender.
  • Then download the Nighthawk app on your Android or iOS device.
  • After that, open the Nighthawk app.
  • To set up your Netgear WiFi range extender and connect to the internet, follow the on screen instructions.


That’s how you can easily complete the Netgear EAX80 Setup using the Nighthawk app. 

Nighthawk extender setup via Nighthawk app

How to update the Netgear EAX80 Extender firmware?

Follow the steps given below for the Netgear EAX80 extender firmware update:

Netgear extender firmware update
  • Turn on your extender.
  • Take a smart device and open a web browser.
  • Type or into the address bar.
  • Click on the “Administration” menu and select “Firmware Upgrade”.
  • Now download the latest firmware version.
  • The firmware update process takes a few minutes, so don’t unplug your extender.
  • When the procedure is complete, the extender will automatically restart.
  • Login to the device’s web interface to confirm the firmware update.


To prevent any data loss, it is advised to make a backup of your extender’s setup before updating the firmware. Additionally, be certain to only download the firmware upgrade file from the official netgear website.

Common issues during Netgear EAX80 Extender Setup

Here are some typical problems that occur during the Netgear EAX80 setup:

  • Incorrect mywifiext password.
  • The WiFi extender is connected, but there is no internet.
  • Can’t connect to mywifiext.local.
  • WiFi extender is not connected to the network.
  • Netgear extender app doesn’t open.
  • Issues while accessing IP address.
  • Lost configuration CD.
  • WiFi connectivity issues.
  • Netgear extender’s red light is causing issues.
  • Unable to perform the extender reset process.
  • The Internet is connected but not working.


To fix these problems, you can contact our expert team. They will solve your problem as soon as possible.

Netgear Extender Common issues

Troubleshooting tips for the Netgear EAX80 Extender

Netgear extender setup troubleshooting tips

Here are some troubleshooting tips and tricks that will help you to fix the Netgear EAX80 setup issues:


  • Make sure you enter the correct URL in the address bar.
  • Try setting up your Netgear EAX80 extender once after doing a power cycle.
  • Keep your extender away from things like aluminum studs, microwaves, fish tanks, and cordless phones.
  • Verify each and every electrical connection. 
  • Don’t use damaged cables.
  • Download the latest version of the Netgear EAX80 firmware.
  • Only use the most recent web browser version when
  • Check to make sure the wall plug the extender is plugged into is not broken 
  • Reset the Netgear EAX80 properly.

How to reset the Netgear EAX80 extender?

If you are having a problem with your Netgear EAX80 WiFi extender, you may need to reset it to its factory default settings. Keep in mind that the Reset process completely erases your previous Netgear settings,like your username or password.

To reset your Netgear EAX80 extender, follow these steps:

  • Firstly, plug the extender into a power outlet.
  • Find a factory reset hole.
  • The factory reset button is located on the side panel of the extender.
  • Then take a sharp pin or paper clip.
  • Press the reset button for 8 to 10 seconds.
  • Now your Netgear EAX80 Extender has been successfully reset.


Contact our technical team using our toll-free number or live chat if you require any assistance with your Netgear EAX80 setup.

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