AX1600 4-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender

AX1600 4-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX12) - Dual-band WiFi 6 Mesh Extender,1.6Gbps,Wall-plug,Internal Antenna

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WiFi 6: Upgrade Your WiFi

With WiFi 6, you get faster speeds and up to 4x more device capacity than WiFi 5. Stream in ultra HD 4K/8K, video call, and more without getting interrupted or slowed down, even as you connect more devices to your network. It’s like upgrading your WiFi to first class.

Easily Create a Mesh WiFi 6 System with your Existing Router

Expand coverage of your Existing Router using your current WiFi name and password. The wall-plug design has two powerful internal antennas that extend WiFi signals to where your router WiFi cannot reach. This AX1600 Mesh Extender is backward compatible with previous WiFi generations (11b/g/n/a/ac) and will work with all your existing internet-connected devices.

Keep Your Family WiFi Happy

Ensure that all your devices are connected to the best WiFi, from the front door to the backyard. No more dead zones or buffering, just powerful WiFi for everyone.

Simple Network Management

Set up and control your entire WiFi network from the palm of your hand with Nighthawk® App.
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Ready for Your Smart Home

Delivers 4x better performance than AC WiFi and allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously.

Powerful WiFi Where You Want It

With the wallplug placement, you can create a mesh WiFi system and never experience dead zones and network slowdowns again.

Easy Setup and Use with the Nighthawk App

With the Nighthawk app, setup takes just minutes, so you can start enjoying better WiFi sooner. You can also see your connected devices, run an internet speed test, manage your NETGEAR service subscriptions, and more from the palm of your hand.

Ultra-Fast WiFi Speeds -Experience powerful WiFi with speeds up to 1.6Gbps for streaming videos, faster downloads, and online gaming

Gigabit Ethernet Port - Fastest wired speeds to connect wired devices

4 Streams of WiFi - Enjoy 4K/8K UHD streaming, lag-free gaming, and smooth streaming with 4 Streams of WiFi 6

Better Range - Increased coverage with strong WiFi signals reaching every corner of your smart home

One WiFi Name and Smart Roaming - Experience seamless mesh WiFi throughout the home for all your devices

Superior Performance - Up to 1.5X better performance than a Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) extender

Nighthawk® App - With the app, you can easily install your Mesh Extender in few steps. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to check WiFi settings or the devices connected to the extender and more

Quick and Easy Setup - Works with your existing WiFi and is easy to get connected in just minutes

WiFi Where You Want It - Get high-performance WiFi where you want it by simply plugging the Mesh Extender into your wall plug

Technical Specifications


  • Nighthawk® AX1600 4-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX12)
  • Quick start guide
  • Dimensions : 5.9 x 2.7 x 2.1in (149 x 68.4 x 52.3mm)
  • Weight : 0.49lb (222g)
  • WiFi Technology : 802.11ax
  • WiFi Performance : AX1600
  • Ports : One (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology
  • WiFi 6 Features : Gigabit Internet speeds throughout the home*, 1.5X Better Performance than a Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Extender—4 Stream WiFi with up to 0.4 +1.2 Gbps† for fast wireless speeds**, More WiFi for More Devices— OFDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 4 devices at the same time§. Uplink OFDMA improves scheduling during high volumes of upload traffic, Up to 4 Simultaneous WiFi Streams—4-stream MU-MIMO‡ enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time
  • Security : Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
  • Ease of Use : Wi-Fi 6 Supports All Current WiFi Devices—Backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4 and earlier generation WiFi devices, Push & Connect using WPS
  • System Requirements : 2.4 and/or 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi router or gateway. Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0, Firefox® 20 or Safari® 5.1 or Google Chrome® 25.0 browsers or higher

2-Year Warranty

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume, device limitations, and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards. Up to 1,600Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ax 1,600 Mbps devices.
‡As compared to an AC1200 2x2 router
§ Requires compatible AX clients with DL-OFDMA and UL-OFDMA support.
* Gigabit Internet speeds require compatible service plans and equipment
**When working with 160MHz clients as compared to a 2x2 AC router that does not support 160MHz
***Requires client device that supports 160MHz bandwidth on WiFi