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Essentials WiFi 6 AX3600 Dual Band PoE Access Point, Wall/Ceiling Mount, Local Management


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WiFi 6 high performance PoE Powered wireless connectivity for Small Office and Home Office

The NETGEAR WiFi 6 AX3600 PoE Wireless Access Point (AP) delivers 802.11ax high performance wireless connectivity for Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) deployments and supports dual band concurrent WiFi 6 operations at 2.4GHz and 5GHz with a combined throughput of 3.6Gbps (1200Mbps at 2.4GHz and 2400Mbps at 5GHz). The WAX218 WiFi 6 Access Point provides standalone configuration with easy setup for a reliable, WiFi 6 802.11ax high performance, and cost effective wireless solution.

The WAX218 can be powered by Powerover-Ethernet or a DC power adapter.

  • Simple setup in minutes with intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Comprehensive monitoring and management through a local web portal user interface
  • WiFi 6 802.11ax technology
  • Dual band concurrent operation between 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency ranges
  • Maximize coverage for optimal deployment for SOHO
  • Supports wireless security features (WPA, WPA2 and WPA3)
  • MAC based Access Control List to protect against intruders
  • Block unwanted sites and services
  • Hardware harness included for easy ceiling and wallmount installation
  • Flexible options for power source, either by a DC power adapter (included in the WAX218PA model only) or by a PoE Ethernet switch
  • Support latest WiFi 6 802.11ax wireless clients to achieve maximum speed
  • Backward compatible to allow legacy devices to connect at their fastest speed



  • Latest Business WiFi
    Upgrade to WIFi 6 with speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps for faster streaming, downloading, video conferencing, and more.
  • Budget Friendly Solution
    The perfect WiFi 6 business solution for your small office, retail shop, conference room, or lobby.
  • Compact with Versatile Mounting
    Small size and easy to mount on a wall or ceiling make it ideal for a lobby or retail showroom where you want your Access Point to be discrete


  • Secure & Isolated
    4 unique SSID’s, WPA3 authentication, and a dedicated Ethernet connection isolate it from the rest of your office network

Ease of Use

  • Easy DIY Set Up
    Easy and intuitive UI, no need for professional installation or IT equipment cost.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered
    Connect it to your router with a single Ethernet cable for both power and data, without complicated wiring, professional installation, or added IT equipment costs

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Sample Deployment Use Cases

Sample Deployment Use Cases

Example Application

Example Application

WiFi 6:

WiFi 6 for business and home office

NETGEAR has been at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge solution for more than 20 years, providing innovative and ground-breaking network solutions which include a suite of advanced WiFi 6 products – giving you access to the most advanced WiFi on the planet.

WiFi 6 overcomes these challenges

  • Coverage and range, especially through walls in blind spots
  • Need for faster and easier set up
  • Network and per device speed, especially with more devices
  • Demand for security and access control
  • Need for smooth configuration and firmware updates

WiFi 6 for Business

Why are businesses adopting WiFi 6?

  • Best WiFi Speed – 70% more throughput than WiFi 5
  • Connect More Devices - optimized speed even in high density areas
  • Improved Coverage
  • Future-Proofing
  • Compatibility
  • Battery Efficiency
  • Seamless Roaming
  • Faster Backbone with 2.5G - Multi-gig networking and connectivity
  • High Density IoT
  • Safer Networks
WiFi 6 for Business

Remote WiFi 6 Management

Most NETGEAR WiFi 6 business access points include NETGEAR Insight, the award-winning remote cloud management solution for easy installation, monitoring, and management from anywhere.

NETGEAR Insight is an industry first in network management, providing easy plug-and-play setup and management. Its cloud portal can be accessed via an intuitive web interface or the Insight mobile app. Insight offers a wide variety of configuration options for the most basic networks to multi-tenancy and multi-roles.

NETGEAR Insight enables easy configuration, monitoring, and management of your wireless access points together with Insight-managed switches and storage. Wireless management features include: Instant WiFi for automatic wireless configuration to limit interferences, frequency band selection, VLAN creation and association with SSID, WiFi security configuration, visibility into WiFi clients, reporting, and many more.

Use cases

Who is upgrading to WiFi 6?

  • Sharing a WiFi connection with the rest of the family as people are working from home, video calling or downloading large files can slow everyone down. WiFi 6 is optimized for concurrent users.
  • As medicine moves toward more innovative technologies for imaging, record storage, and telehealth, it requires more bandwidth. Upgrading to WiFi 6 helps ease high demand and provide efficiency.
  • Older, legacy WiFi systems have slow bandwidth lack device capacity and less secure connections. WiFi 6 can meet growing demand for connectivity across all the technology and devices the industry depends on.
  • As wireless handheld Point of Sale devices increase in use so does the need for suffcinet bandwidth and total site coverage. WiFi 6 can meet those growing demands.
  • Libraries, city halls, police offices and the public sector in general are becoming more technologically advanced and reliant on WiFi and need the bandwidth capacity and efficiency it offers.
  • The increase in video streaming, online with WiFi 6 greatly improve student’s and teacher’s educational experiences.
  • From AI assembly line robots to autonomous delivery trucks, most or all new machinery and loT will require high bandwidth and capacity.
  • Finance companies need high bandwidth and zero-delay streaming to meet the needs of daily stock market traders and demanding finance apps. WiFi 6 can keep up with these demand.
  • Houses of worship need great network conncetivity to make sure everything runs smoothly for the team and improve the congregation’s experince. Reliability, simplicity and affordability are high priorities. WiFi 6 checks all those boxes.

The WiFi 6 Difference

Increased speed, coverage, and capacity for today’s WiFi demands

  • Speed
    Up to 70% faster speeds on both bands
  • Coverage
    Up to 50% more coverage, with no dead zones
  • Device Capacity
    More simultaneous users, with high WiFi quality for everyone
WiFi 6 Difference


WAX218 Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Power Supply 12V/2.5V (30W) Power adapter (included with WAX218PA model only) or PoE/PoE+ Switch
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x L) 8.11 x 8.11 x 1.37 in 205.73 x 205.73 x 34.75 mm
Weight 1.737lb (788g)
Mounting options Ceiling or Wallmount
Network Interfaces
Ethernet Ports One (1) 100/1000/2500Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45) PoE port with Auto Uplink™ (Auto MDI-X)
Hardware Buttons Default Reset
LEDs 4 LEDs (Power, LAN, 2.4GHz, 5GHz)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature  0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature  –20° to 70°C (–4°F to 158°F)
Operating Relative Humidity 5% to 95%
Storage Humidity 5% to 95%
MTBF @ 25°C > 1,896,453 hours
@ 45°C > 431,098 hours
Safety Certification CB, EN60950, EN62368
RF Characteristics
Standards IEEE 802.11ax
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11n 2.0
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
Frequency Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent operation
Maximum Theoretical Throughput 1147Mbps (2.4GHz)
2402Mbps (5GHz)
Maximum Number of Clients 256 (2.4GHz 128, 5GHz 128)
Network Management
Deployment options Standalone Web UI
Access Point Antenna: 5dBi (2.4GHz), 5dBi (5GHz)
Security WiFi Protected Access (WPA2/WPA3)
MAC Address filtering
VPN Pass-through No
802.11e WMM Wireless multimedia mode for QoS
Simultaneous Bridge/Client Association No
Warranty and Support
Hardware Limited Warranty 3 years
Next-Business-Day (NBD) Replacement Yes
Technical support (online, phone) 90 days free from date of purchase*
ProSUPPORT OnCall 24x7 Service Packs** Category 1
PMB0311 (1 year)
PMB0331 (2 year)
PMB0351 (5 year)
Package Contents
WAX218 WiFi 6 AX3600 PoE Access Point (WAX218)
Ethernet cable
Installation guide
Warranty/support information card
Power adapter, available in WAX218PA-100NAS SKU only

* This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller, and covers unmodifi ed hardware, fans and internal power supplies – not software or external power supplies, and requires product registration using the Insight mobile app or Insight Cloud portal within 90 days of purchase; see for details. Intended for indoor use only.
** The NETGEAR OnCall 24x7 contract provides unlimited phone, chat and email technical support for your networking product.



Download the NETGEAR WAX218 Datasheet (PDF).

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