AX1600 4-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender

Dual-band WiFi 6 Mesh Extender, 1.6Gbps, Wall-plug, Internal Antenna

This powerful WiFi 6 Mesh Extender easily creates a mesh WiFi 6 system with your existing router. WiFi 6 delivers great capacity, fast speed, and more coverage. Experience seamless WiFi coverage on more devices throughout your home with speeds up to 1.6Gbps.

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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.

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Product Specifications

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What’s In the Box?

  • One (1) AX1600 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender (EAX12)
  • Quick start guide

Physical Specifications

  • One (1) Dimensions: 5.9 x 2.7 x 2.1in (149 x 68.4 x 52.3mm)
  • One (1) Weight: 0.49lb (222g)

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.7 x 3.4 in
  • Weight: 2.75 lb

Security & Standards

  • AX1600 WiFi
    - IEEE® 802.11b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz 0.4Gbps
    - IEEE® 802.11a/n/ac/ax 5GHz 1.2Gbps
  • IEEE® 802.11k
  • Two (2) internal antennas
  • One (1) 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology
  • Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
  • Latest security standard—Supports WPA3 WiFi security protocol

Key Features

  • Faster performance than a WiFi 5 (802.11ac) extender
  • More WiFi for more devices—OFDMA allows efficient data transmission for multiple devices at the same time§
  • Powerful processor—880MHz dual-core processor enables smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming

Ease of Use

  • Nighthawk® App—Easily set up your extender and get more out of your WiFi
  • WiFi 6 supports all current WiFi devices
    - Backward compatible with WiFi 5, WiFi 4, and earlier generation WiFi devices
  • Push 'N' 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, Safari® 5.1, or Google Chrome® 25.0 browsers or higher


  • 90-day complimentary technical support*


  • Extend your warranty & technical support within 90 days of product purchase [US only]. Visit: