Call a Specialist Today! 877-352-0547
Free Shipping! Free Shipping!

Insight Managed AXE7800 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Access Point


Sorry, this product is no longer available, please contact us for a replacement.

More pricing below, click here!


Next Gen 6GHz Tri-Band WiFi 6E Access Point for the Commercial and Residential Integrators

The WAX638E expands the NETGEAR Insight Cloud managed access point products to offer a next generation triband access point that includes a new and ultra wide, ultra fast WiFi frequency band. The WAX638E is a 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz tri-band design delivering up-to 7.8Gbps total WiFi throughput, supported by a 2.5Gbps Power-overEthernet and a 1Gbps Ethernet ports, and industry leader of technology innovation and performance in its product class.

The WAX638E enables industry's next generation WiFi standard, WiFi 6 Release 2, or WiFi 6E, operating on 6GHz band, delivering unprecedented data throughput speed and available channels for WiFi connectivity with smartphones, IoTs, and computers. The new 6GHz band provides up to 3.5 times more channels for WiFi communication, enabling the WAX638E to deliver faster speed, handling more client devices in a significantly less congested environment.

WiFi 6 Release 1 operates only in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, with 80MHz channelization in the 5GHz band. By contrast, WiFi 6 Release 2, or WiFi 6E, operates in 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, with 160MHz channelization in the 5GHz and 6GHz bands. By enabling the 160MHz channels, the WAX630E delivers 100% more speed in the 5GHz band than WiFi 6 Release 1 access points.

The WAX638E is ideal in high density client device environments such as schools, hotels, restaurants and conference centers, and provides enterprise grade WiFi network security. With Insight management, WAX638E works seamlessly with your current NETGEAR Insight managed switches, WiFi access points and network storage, and is compatible with previous generation WiFi devices (WiFi 5 802.11ac for example) and WiFi access points. Enjoy a 4-year Insight subscription plus 4 years of ProSUPPORT, a 24/7 live expert technical support by phone, chat and email.

With the updated WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and WiFi 6E (802.11ax) technology such as OFDMA, upstream and downstream MU-MIMO, and increased speeds, coverage, and capacity, you can feel confident that you’re getting the highest performance WiFi that’s set for years to come! Plus the assurance that you can now add more connected devices on your WiFi network without any slowdowns or blind spots.

The WAX638E, a WiFi 6E access point, combined with Insight, helps integrators with a way to remotely manage their client's network, providing seamless WiFi connection and satisfied client experiences. NETGEAR empowers integrators with an all new WiFi 6E access point for high performance and high coverage for the years to come. The WAX638E is compatible with other Pro WiFi Insight managed access points to form a scalable wireless network.

High-end performance and unbeatable security for WiFi integration projects

  • Business class WiFi based on next generation 802.11ax WiFi 6 technology on 6.0GHz, 5.0GHz and 2.4GHz bands. (Backward compatible to 802.11b/g/n/a/ac)
  • Support 160MHz channelization in both 5GHz and 6GHz to deliver 200% throughput compared to previous generation
  • Tri-band, 2.4GHz, 5.0GHz, 6.0GHz, 8 streams of data for an aggregate throughput of up to 7.8Gbps
  • Instant WiFi Mesh forming wireless backhaul with other Pro WiFi Insight managed access points to form a WiFi mesh network
  • 100% more throughput in 4-stream 5.0GHz band compared to previous generation
  • 4 times more client device supported
  • Enterprise security and Enhanced Open security, such as WPA3, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA3 Enterprise, 8x SSID, Dynamic VLAN and VLAN
  • Basic Service Set Coloring (BSS Coloring) enabling significant improvement in radio frequency channel effeciency and reduction of interference
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) allowing simultaneous services to multiple devices in the same channel thus improving bandwidth efficiency and reducing latency
  • 2.5GbE port, backward compatible with 100/1000Mbps Ethernet, supported by NETGEAR MS510TXUP and other multigig Ethernet switches
  • One additional 1GbE port for network redundancy or link aggregation to enhance reliability or throughput
  • Target Wake Time (TWT) allows more efficient power usage resulting in longer battery life in WiFi 6 client devices
  • Beamforming+; Advanced 6th generation WiFi technology such as up and downstream MU-MIMO
  • One 802.3bt 2.5Gbps PoE port. Remote management and monitoring from NETGEAR Insight app or Cloud portal for unrivaled management experience of your wireless network.
  • App managed. Faster installation through NETGEAR Insight app or Cloud portal. No additional hardware needed.
  • Market leading 5-year warranty for peace of mind
  • 4-year Insight subscription
  • 4-year ProSUPPORT

Remote monitoring and management with NETGEAR Insight

  • 4-Year Insight Premium or Insight Pro Subscription included
  • Instant discovery & set-up
  • Local and Cloud monitoring and management through the Insight app or Cloud Portal
  • Remote access and multi-device configuration
  • No additional Cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server is necessary
  • QR code intial configuaration for instant installation


A Powerful WiFi Solution

  • Lightning-fast speed and more capacity than WiFi 6
  • Enterprise level security with WPA3 and 8 separate wireless networks (SSIDs)
  • High speed and easy wiring with a 2.5GbE port with Ultra60PoE++
  • Mesh capabilities for seamless roaming and highly scalable coverage areas
  • Monitor and manage your network from anywhere with NETGEAR Insight, a user-friendly cloud monitoring and management portal and app

Behind every smart home is a network genius

Discover new ways to bring professional-grade technology to your residential installations

Simply Better Together

Combine your WiFi Access Points with a Multi-Gig Switch to optimize your network for power and speed.

NETGEAR Insight Remote Management

Manage locally or remotely through the Cloud for simple yet powerful control of your network anytime, anywhere. A 4-year subscription is included.

Connection Diagram:

WAX638E Deployment Scenario

WAX638E Deployment Scenario

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


  WAX618 WAX628 WAX628E
Technical Specifications
WiFi Standards 5GHz: 802.11a/n/ac/ax
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n/ax
5GHz: 802.11a/n/ac/ax
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n/ax
6.0GHz: 802.11ax
5.0GHz: 802.11a/n/ac/ax
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n/ax
Wireless Mode (Transmit x Receive) 2x2 in 5.0GHz
2x2 in 2.4GHz
4x4 in 5.0GHz
2x2 in 2.4GHz
2x2 in 6.0GHz
4x4 in 5.0GHz
2x2 in 2.4GHz
Channelization 5GHz: 20/40/80/160MHz
2.4GHz: 20/40MHz
5GHz: 20/40/80/160MHz
2.4GHz: 20/40MHz
5GHz: 20/40/80/160MHz
6GHz: 20/40/80/160MHz
2.4GHz: 20/40MHz
BSS Coloring Yes Yes Yes
Multi-User MIMO Bi-dir MU-MIMO Bi-dir MU-MIMO Bi-dir MU-MIMO
Target Wake Time (TWT) Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Theoretical Throughput AX3000 3Gbps AX5400 5.4Gbps AXE7800 7.8Gbps
Maximum Theoretical Throughput per Band 5.0GHz: 2400Mbps
2.4GHz: 600Mbps
5.0GHz: 4800Mbps
2.4GHz: 600Mbps
6.0GHz: 2400Mbps
5.0GHz: 4800Mbps
2.4GHz: 600Mbps
Antenna Gain Internal 2.9/2.8dBi
Internal 2.5/3.0 dBi
Internal 4.4/6.3/3.1 dBi
Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3at/af 8802.3at/af 802.3bt/at
Coverage 2,500 sq.ft. (230m2) 3,000 sq.ft. (275m2) 3,000 sq.ft. (275m2)
PoE Power Consumption 21.2W 21.2W 27.64W
Centralized Management Insight App Insight App Insight App
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Yes Yes Yes
Router Mode No No No
Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
Repeater Yes Yes Yes
Bridge Point-to-point/Multi-point Yes Yes Yes
Simultaneous Bridge and Wireless Client Association Yes Yes Yes
WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2/WPA3), 802.11i Yes Yes Yes
MAC address filtering with access control Yes Yes Yes
802.1x RADIUS support with EAP TLS, TTLS, PEAP Yes Yes Yes
Neighbor AP detection Yes Yes Yes
Block SSID Broadcast Yes Yes Yes
VLAN Support Yes Yes Yes
Guest Network/Captive Portal Yes Yes Yes
Bandwidth management Yes Yes Yes
Link Layer Discovery Protocol Yes Yes Yes
Bandsteering Yes Yes Yes
Instant WiFi Mesh
Wireless backhaul to form Mesh Network Yes Yes Yes
IEEE 802.11ax WiFi 6 standard Yes Yes Yes
WMM Wireless Multimedia Prioritization Yes Yes Yes
WDS Wireless Distribution System Yes Yes Yes
Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af Yes, approximately 60% of full throughput performance Yes, approximately 60% of full throughput performance No
Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at Yes Yes Yes, max throughput will reduce by 50% on 2.4GHz
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.58 in
(241.5 x 241.5 x 40.2 mm)
9.49 x 9.43 x 2.02 in
(241.15 x 239.6 x 51.38 mm)
10.49 x 10.56 x 2.18 in
(266.6 x 268.3 x 55.5 mm)
Weight 727 g (1.6 lb) 819 g (1.80 lb) 1050 g (2.31 lb)
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Physical Interfaces
Interface One 100/1000/2.5GBASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) ports with Auto Uplink (Auto MDI-X) supporting IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) One 100/1000/2.5GBASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) ports with Auto Uplink (Auto MDI-X) supporting IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE)
One 100/1000GBASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) port
One 100/1000/2.5G (IEEE 802.3at or 802.3bt doesn't support IEEE 802.3af) One 100/1000M Ethernet
Power adapter (not included) 112V DC, 2.5A; plug is localized to country of sale 12V DC, 2.5A; plug is localized to country of sale 12V DC, 3.5A; plug is localized to country of sale
LED Four (4): Power and Cloud connection; LAN speed; 2.4GHz status; 5GHz status Five (5): Power and Cloud connection; Two (2) LAN ports; 2.4GHz status; 5.0GHz status One (1): Power and cloud connection;
Two (2): LAN ports;
Three (3): Radio (2.4GHz, 5GHz L, 5GHz H)
WiFi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2, WPA3) Yes Yes Yes
WPA2 and WPA3 Enterprise Yes Yes Yes
Wireless access control to identify authorized wireless network devices Yes Yes Yes
MAC address authentication Yes Yes Yes
Network Management
NETGEAR Insight App App Management for setup, monitoring and management
Advanced Wireless
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) Bridge mode: Point-to-point wireless
Bridge mode: Point-to-multipoint wireless
Repeater mode
Adjustable Transmit Power Control (TPC)
Device detection
Identify type of wireless clients in the network
Package Contents
  WAX618 Insight managed wireless access point
Wall/ceiling mount kit
Installation guide
WAX628 Insight managed wireless access point
Wall/ceiling mount kit
Installation guide
WAX638E Insight managed wireless access point
Wall/ceiling mount kit
Installation guide
Warranty and Support
Hardware Limited Warranty 5 years 5 years 5 years
Next-Business-Day (NBD) Replacement 5 years 5 years 5 years
Technical support (online, phone) 90 days free from date of purchase* 90 days free from date of purchase* 90 days free from date of purchase*
ProSUPPORT OnCall 24x7 Service Packs** PMB0312-10000S, 1 year
PMB0332-10000S, 3 years
PMB0352-10000S, 5 years

*This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller, and covers unmodified 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.

Radio Patterns:

Radio Patterns



Download the NETGEAR WAX628 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes: