Product Comparison: NETGEAR EX7500-100UKS vs NETGEAR EX8000


General Specifications
About the Product
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Tri-band Wi-Fi Range Extender with FastLane3 technology provides speeds up to 2.2 Gbps, while high-power internal antennas extend Wi-Fi range in hard-to-reach areas of your home. The dedicated Wi-Fi link avoids automatic bandwidth reduction of extended Wi-Fi signals. The wall-plug design makes placement easy and inconspicuous.
Nighthawk® X6S AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender with Patented FastLane3 Technology boosts your WiFi to the extreme with speeds up to 3Gbps. This Nighthawk Mesh Extender creates powerful whole home WiFi using your existing WiFi. EX8000 is one of the most advanced tri-band WiFi mesh extenders that includes a dedicated 1.7Gbps 5GHz band for extending Internet speeds to your devices.
Brand
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
Model
EX7500-100UKS
EX8000
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Type
Plug Based
Desktop
Wi-Fi Technology
Tri-Band
Tri-Band
Speed
5GHz: up to 867 Mbps, 2.4GHz: up to 400 Mbps
2.4GHz: up to 400 Mbps, 5GHz: up to 867 Mbps, 5Ghz: up to 1733 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR EX7500-100UKS AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender
  • I now have no issues streaming, gaming or general wifi use on multiple devices at very good speeds.
  • As soon as I plugged this baby in on the top of the stairs landing i had full wifi coverage upstairs and around the full house.
  • Speeds are great compared with using a powerline to wifi extender along our Victorian style electric wiring.
  • Like many of these extender sockets, this one suffers from signal drop out from time to time.
  • Sometimes device just refuse to connect to any internet signal.
NETGEAR EX8000
  • After a fairly easy setup and getting good throughput speeds the wifi loses connection with the router and all devices connected to this extender get zero bandwidth.
  • Decided To place it on top of a wall unit in the living room and now I have blowing off the scale WiFi in every room, and it’s definitely faster than it was.
  • I did a walk round test with my phone, then tablet and there is no variation in signal at all. No dropped connections, no hassle. I can highly recommend this product.
  • The signal was full all round that area and the download speed was electric. I could hardly believe it.
  • Ultimately, the extender makes any Wi-Fi issues far worse as half the time it will now not work route internet traffic at all, not just the previous reduced speeds without it.
Size & Weight
Color
White
Black
Weight
0.67 lbs.
1.9 lbs.
Height
6.34 in.
8.94 in.
Width
3.3 in.
6.68 in.
Depth
3 in.
3.65 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NETGEAR EX7500-100UKS AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender
  • Note, it is very large, but feels sturdy in the wall socket.
  • Fits any plug and doesn't prevent you using the next one along. Highly recommended.
  • Small size, fits a 3 pronged adapter perfectly.
  • The size is smallish and fits the socket with no problems.
  • Fitted it easily and we are not the most technically minded people.
NETGEAR EX8000
  • I was surprised at the size and weight of this Netgear Nighthawk X6S, neither is insignificant.
  • The Netgear is great and I would highly recommend. Only real drawbacks are its size and price.
  • This product was easy to set up and is smaller than I expected.
  • The device itself is surprisingly big and heavy - bigger and significantly heavier than my Virgin Media box.
  • I suspect that the majority of the weight is due to a very large heatsink, which leads me to suspect that the processor on this thing is probably quite powerful.
Features
Number Of Antennas
1
6
Encryption & Security
WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Indicators
Router link LED, Power LED, Client link LED, 2.4 GHz LED, 5 GHz LED, WPS LED
Link status LED, Maximum throughput LED, 2.4 GHz LED, 5 GHz LED, Client link LED, USB LED, Ethernet LED
Power Supply
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
Power adapter
App Controlled
Yes
Yes
Extras
Extended wireless coverage, Seamless smart roaming, Universal compatibility, Safe & secure, Simple to setup
FastLane3 technology, Smart roaming with one Wi-Fi name, One Wi-Fi name with any router or modem router, ReadySHARE® USB Port, Quad-core processor
Interfaces
4 x Ethernet port (RJ45)
What customers say about "Features"
NETGEAR EX7500-100UKS AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender
  • We can walk around the house and be transferred from main hub signal to the extender and not notice any buffering or loss of signal - when the device is working correctly that is.
  • The app for managing and tuning your setup is very simple.
  • The WPS setup is very simple, so getting up and running is a nice experience. From the go, the extender seems to do a great job of greatly extending the WIFI.
  • The Netgear app that is used for configuration is very basic and the user manual is not very informative.
  • I had a smart home app on and watched several devices come online moments after I turned off the extender.
NETGEAR EX8000
  • I live in a bog standard 3 bed semi. Sky is my internet provider using a Sky Q HD box which is in my upstairs office so I can use an Ethernet connection for my laptop.
  • Connectivity includes 4 ethernet ports, one USB (2.0 I think) and WPS, power and (recessed) reset buttons. Not bad!
  • This extender has a USB port for a USB printers, and four ethernet ports - not tested for this review but I like the number of ports.
  • Almost 1000sq ft covered. Only no app for iPhone which is a shame.
  • The indicator lights on the front are meaningless as they constantly show everything is OK and working well, when in truth it is anything but.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1
1
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.99 $


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