Netgear EAX12 Setup | AX1600

The Netgear EAX12 AX1600 extender setup  is a small, powerful gadget that enhances your home’s Wi-Fi coverage. Thanks to its straightforward Netgear EAX12 setup and compatibility with most routers, it merely extends your existing network, eliminating dead zones and offering a strong, steady connection throughout your space. The Netgear EAX12 extender lets you play games, stream, and browse for free. It’s a simple method to boost network performance overall and strengthen your Wi-Fi signal.


How do I set up my Netgear EAX12 extender?


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


  • Plugging in your EAX12 will turn it on.
  • Place your AX1600 and the router in the same room.
  • Go to using any web browser that is open.
  • On your screen, you are seeing the Netgear installation assistant.
  • To finish the setup procedure, adhere to the directions.
  • Your EAX12’s solid green LEDs will indicate that the setup process was successful when they turn on.

You can now unplug and reinstall your AX1600 wherever you choose.

This is how you can manually setup the Netgear EAX12. If you are unable to manually configure your booster, please don’t worry. In about two minutes, we will walk you through the process of setting up your booster. 


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?


  • Turn on the EAX12: Insert the plug and turn on the Netgear EAX12 extension.
  • WPS Button: Find and hit the WPS button on your EAX12 extender.
  • Press the WPS button on your primary router and it will become active in two minutes. The WPS connection process is started as a result.
  • Wait for Connection: Give the EAX12 extender some time to use WPS to create a secure connection with your router. A successful connection will be shown by the LED lights.
  • Check Connection: Make sure there is a steady connection displayed by the extender’s LED lights. Your extender and router are now updated if the connection was successful.
  • The best place to put the extension to increase Wi-Fi coverage is here. Savor enhanced signal strength in previously underserved locations.


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 use to access the Netgear EAX12 extender dashboard.
  • Find the firmware version on the dashboard of the extender. Take note of this data for contrast.
  • Navigate to the EAX12 product page by visiting the Netgear support website.
  • Locate and download the most recent EAX12 extender firmware version.
  • Try searching for the “Firmware Update” or a related item in the extender dashboard. Upload the firmware file that you downloaded.
  • Permit the firmware to be updated on the extension. It can take several minutes to complete, and the device might restart in the process.
  • Verify that the firmware version on the extender matches the most recent one by looking at the dashboard after the upgrade. Current firmware for your Netgear EAX12 extender is now installed. 

How do I reset my Netgear Eax12 Range extender?

The steps to reset your Netgear EAX12 range extender are as follows:

  • Find the EAX12’s reset button, which is often a tiny, recessed button.
  • A paperclip or other similar item can be used to press and hold the reset button.
  • Hold down the button for ten to fifteen seconds.
  • Give the reset button a release.
  • The EAX12 will reboot and return to factory settings if you wait for it to.
  • For any information relevant to your model, don’t forget to consult your user manual.