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Netgear EAX12 Setup | AX1600

The Netgear EAX12 AX1600 extender is a small, high-performance device that improves Wi-Fi coverage in your house. It simply extends your current network, removing dead zones and providing a strong, stable connection across your space thanks to its simple Netgear EAX12 setup and compatibility with a majority of routers. With the Netgear EAX12 extender, you can enjoy free browsing, gaming, and streaming. It’s an easy way to increase the strength of your Wi-Fi signal and enhance network performance in general.

Netgear EAX12 Setup | AX1600

How do I setup my Netgear EAX12 extender?

Netgear EAX12 Setup

Follow these steps to set up your Netgear EAX12 extender using manual method:

  • Turn on your EAX12 by plugging it in.
  • Put the router and your AX1600 in the same room.
  • Open any web browser and go to
  • You are looking at the Netgear installation assistant on your screen.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the setup process.
  • When the solid green LEDs on your EAX12 turn on, it suggests the setup procedure was successful.
  • Your AX1600 can now be disconnected and replugged wherever you’ve decided.

You can manually configure the Netgear EAX12 in this manner. Please don’t worry if you are unable to manually configure your booster. We will instruct you on how to set up your booster in about two minutes. 

Note: If you need any assistance regarding your Netgear wifi extender, get in touch with us via the chat button you see on the bottom right corner of this page.

How do I use WPS on my Netgear EAX12 extender setup?

  • Power On the EAX12: Plug in and power on the Netgear EAX12 extender.
  • Press WPS Button: Locate the WPS button on your EAX12 extender and press it.
  • Activate WPS on Router: Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your main router. This initiates the WPS connection process.
  • Wait for Connection: Allow some time for the EAX12 extender to establish a secure connection with your router using WPS. The LED lights will indicate a successful connection.
  • Verify Connection: Confirm that the LED lights on the extender show a stable connection. If successful, your extender is now synchronised with your router.
  • Optimal Placement: Place the extender in an optimal location to extend Wi-Fi coverage. Enjoy improved connectivity in areas with previously weak signals.
Netgear EAX12 extender setup via wps button

Netgear EAX12 extender login procedure

  • Connect to Extender Network: Use a Wi-Fi-enabled device to connect to the default Wi-Fi network broadcasted by the Netgear EAX12 extender.
  • Open Web Browser: Launch a web browser on your connected device.
  • Enter Login Address: In the address bar, type “” and press Enter.
  • Enter Credentials: You’ll be prompted to enter the login credentials. Use the default username and password (usually “password”) unless you’ve changed them.
  • Access Dashboard: Once logged in, you’ll have access to the Netgear EAX12 extender dashboard. Here, you can manage settings, configure options, and check the extender’s status.
  • Logout: For security, always log out after making any changes or configurations. Look for a “Logout” or “Sign Out” option in the dashboard.

Firmware update for Netgear EAX12?

  • Open a web browser and log in to the Netgear EAX12 extender dashboard using
  • Locate the firmware version in the extender dashboard. Note this information for comparison.
  • Go to the Netgear support website and navigate to the EAX12 product page.
  • Find and download the latest firmware version for the EAX12 extender.
  • In the extender dashboard, look for the “Firmware Update” or similar option. Upload the downloaded firmware file.
  • Allow the extender to update its firmware. This may take a few minutes, and the device may restart during the process.
  • After the update, check the extender dashboard to confirm that the firmware version matches the latest one. Your Netgear EAX12 extender is now running the most up-to-date firmware.


How do I reset my Netgear Eax12 Range extender?

Reset Procedure For Netgear EAX20

Here’s a  procedure to reset your Netgear EAX12 range extender:

  • Locate the reset button on the EAX12 (usually a small, recessed button).
  • Press and hold the reset button using a paperclip or similar tool.
  • Hold the button for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Release the reset button.
  • Wait for the EAX12 to reboot, and it will be reset to factory settings.
  • Remember to check your specific user manual for any model-specific details.