About the NETGEAR EAX15
Extend your existing Wi-Fi 6 network
Extend your existing Wi-Fi 6 network
The NETGEAR EAX15 can extend your existing mesh network, bringing fast, powerful Wi-Fi 6 to rooms that may be on the fringes of your original router's coverage. It plugs into a standard wall outlet, and uses the same Wi-Fi name as your existing NETGEAR mesh router, so you experience seamless coverage as you move from room to room.
It also offers four-stream MU-MIMO and OFDMA to ensure speedy performance in a home with multiple connected devices. And it offers 128-bit AES encryption with PSK to help keep your extended network secure. The Nighthawk app simplifies setup, monitoring, and management of your mesh network.
- 802.11ax dual-band Gigabit wireless mesh extender
- AX1800 Wi-Fi (600 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz + 1200 Mbps @ 5 GHz)
- one 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology
- speedy 1.5GHz quad-core processor
- plugs into standard wall outlet
- 4-stream MU-MIMO allows fast simultaneous streaming to multiple devices
- OFDMA allows more devices to connect without slowing down your Wi-Fi
- easy setup, monitoring, and control via the Nighthawk® app
- security: 128-bit AES with PSK, WPA3
Dimensions and warranty:
- 2-3/4"W x 5-7/8"H x 2-1/16"D
- weight: 7.84 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # EAX15-100NAS
What's in the box:
- Wifi Mesh extender w/built-in AC power plug
- Quickstart guide
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4-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender: The NETGEAR EAX15 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender is designed to provide extended WiFi coverage where your WiFi router won't reach, with up to 1.5x better performance than a WiFi 5 (802.11ac) extender. The wall-plug mounted extender's 4-streams of WiFi will provide more available bandwidth and less congestion for all your devices on the WiFi network with wireless speeds up to 1.8Gbps. Your extended WiFi experience will deliver smooth streaming of ultra HD content on your new smart TV, music for your WiFi connected speakers, and fast online game play throughout your home.
- Seamless WiFi: The NETGEAR EAX15 WiFi Mesh Extender creates a seamless network throughout your home by using the same WiFi network name (SSID) as your router. Your WiFi devices like your smartphones, tablets, and laptops will remain connected to the same network name without disconnect and reconnect as you move around your house and yard.
- Smart Roaming: Smart Roaming intelligently connects your mobile devices to the optimal WiFi for 4K streaming, surfing and more. Now you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming on YouTube or Netflix, even as you move around the house.
Note: The EAX15 is only a WiFi Mesh Extender; you still need a cable or DSL modem and WiFi router.
Powerful Processor & Antennas: The wall-plug mounted NETGEAR EAX15 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender features two internal antennas and a 1.5GHz quad-core processor to ensure smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming.
Nighthawk App: The NETGEAR Nighthawk App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) makes it easy to set up the extender from your compatible smartphone or tablet device. With the app you can install your extender in a few steps; just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once setup is complete, you can use the app's intuitive dashboard to pause the Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test, setup smart parental controls and much more.
WiFi 6: The NETGEAR EAX15 Mesh Extender supports the latest generation WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard. WiFi 6 delivers the fastest WiFi speed s with up to 4x greater network capacity than WiFi 5, allowing you to connect more devices to your WiFi network. WiFi is also backward compatible with previous WiFi generations (a/b/g/n/ac) and will work with all your existing internet-connected devices.
Dual Band WiFi:. Support for dual 2.4/5GHz WiFi simultaneously doubles the available bandwidth and provide a reliable, dedicated WiFi network for smooth online streaming and gaming without any network congestion.
- Band 1: 0.6Gbps @ 2.4GHz
- Band 2: 1.2Gbps @ 5GHz
WPS: The EAX15 features a WPS button for "Push & Connect" connectivity to your compatible WiFi router.
Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO): MU-MIMO capability allows you to simultaneously stream up to 4 devices at the same time - 2 devices on the 5GHz band and 2 devices on the 2.4GHz band. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.
Note: Your WiFi router must also support MU-MIMO.
Smart Connect: Smart Connect automatically selects the fastest WiFi band for your device. For Smart Connect to work, the 2.4GHz and both 5GHz bands must use the same WiFi network name (SSID) and network key (password). That means that when you connect to the router with WiFi, you see only one SSID that connects to both bands.
OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access): The EAX15 uses OFDMA to direct WiFi traffic much more efficiently, increasing network capacity even when multiple devices are connected to the network. Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient data scheduling so that more transmissions can be sent at the same time, resulting in an impressive capacity increase in your network. This increased or available bandwidth allows you to add more devices to your network. The EAX15 supports uplink and downlink OFDMA to efficiently use air-time with better frequency reuse, reduced latency, and increased network efficiency. This is extremely useful for latency sensitive applications such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of things (IoT) sensors.
Security Options: The NETGEAR EAX15 extender offers WPS & Web Browser setup. Secure WiFi connections offer the highest level of WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security. You can also use WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect the extender to your WiFi router without typing your existing router's WiFi network name (SSID) or WiFi password.
AC Power & Mounting: The EAX15 features a built-in AC power plug, allowing the whole unit to plug and mount into a standard AC outlet.
Firmware Updates: The EAX15 comes pre-set to automatically check for new firmware at login. You can also manually check for and download firmware by launching a web browser from a computer or mobile device that's connected to the same network as the extender. Firmware downloads for the EAX15 can be found here.