NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender

Super-Fast Mesh Network for your Home

Nighthawk X6 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender creates powerful whole-home WiFi using your existing WiFi. EX7700 is one of the most advanced tri-band WiFi mesh extenders that includes a dedicated 866Mbps 5GHz band for extending Internet speeds to your devices. Patented FastLane3 Technology with dedicated WiFi Link avoids cutting the extended WiFi bandwidth in half. Smart Roaming intelligently connects your mobile devices to the optimal WiFi for superior streaming as you move around your house. Use the same WiFi name and password for seamless connectivity as you roam around the house. Secure Boot feature on the Nighthawk X6 Mesh extender ensures that only NETGEAR signed software can run on the device.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 EX7700

This WiFi Mesh Extender increased Internet speeds 70% with no signal dropping or slowing down. No more slow circles when streaming! The problem: My modem & router (Spectrum) located in my office and the computer gets 116-118 Mbps to download and 11-12 Mbps upload. Single story home with 1,500 sq. ft. I couldn’t get any more than 20-28 Mbps download and 8-9 Mbps upload on any of my devices in my living room or bedroom (farthest from the Router) using a plug-in extender and would drop signal sort of ruining the streaming experience. Extreme frustration!!!!


With the NETGEAR Nighthawk Mesh X6S Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Extender, I now get an average 117 Mbps to download and 12 Mbps upload on ALL my devices even in the farthest “dead zone”. I even went outside to the farthest corner of my lot (about 80 feet from the Netgear extender) and still got a 112 Mbps download on my Samsung Note 8. The unit was easy to install (even for this 75-year old), and being able to use the same access point name a real plus. I installed it eight days ago and the speed and performance have been flawless. It looks sleek and modern and I like that the antennae are inside the unit. While it seemed a bit pricey at first, it’s sure less expensive than the other mesh systems I looked at. For me, it is worth every penny!

The Netgear nighthawk mesh X65s is wonderful! It’s fast and pretty slick looking, so wherever you decide to put it, it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. I mated this with an older Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router, and I still have the older Netgear AC 1200 WiFi extender powering a part of my home.

I decided to add an extender and wanted a fast(er) one to run a pair of Sonos wireless amps to an area that was always spotty with WiFi coverage. I chose this for two reasons: 1) I liked the fact that I could rebroadcast the same SSID my home router uses (my other Extender broadcast an “xxx_home_EXT”, which is a bit irritating when my devices have to hand off and lag result), and 2) its claims not to halve the speed of my routers broadband.


Below are my test results using both extenders- again, this Nighthawk X6S Extender claims to not halve the speed like older extenders, including the Netgear AC 1200 Extender.

My home cable broadband at my hardwired desktop: 279 MBPS (four test average)
This Extender (Netgear Nighthawk Mesh X6S) on MacBook Pro: 197 MBPS (four test average)
Older Extender (Netgear AC 1200) on MacBook Pro: 115 MBPS (four test average)

We have a Netgear Nighthawk R7900 router and an internet speed of 1 GB. The PS4 only works on the 2.5 GHz WiFi at our house and its maximum speed was 23.1 Mbps download and 1.1 Mbps upload. I installed the Netgear Nighthawk X6S WiFi extender on the far side of the house near PS4 and there was a clear improvement. The Extender can access the 5 GHz signal and then we plugged the Ethernet cable into the PS4. The speed then went to 76.0 Mbps download and 3.3 Mbps upload, that’s triple the speed! Setup was easy and it worked flawlessly with our already Netgear router. The devices recognized it without issue and they did not have to re-enter the password or anything, it just works.

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