We have selected the NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206) as the best wireless access point for your home.
The WAX206 is a desktop access point which can easily integrate with your existing home network.
The following are the top features which is supported by the wireless access point and commonly asked questions by buyers and why it is recommended as the best access point for your home network.
The access point can be purchased from Amazon here – NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206)
Dual band support
The NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206) supports dual band. The access point can work in both 2.4 ghz and 5 Ghz range.
The access point provides a coverage area of 1800 sqft. This makes it ideal for a house which is less than 2000 sqft. In case , your house needs more coverage , you could look at buying 2 units and setting up the network appropriately.
Number of users allowed
A maximum of 128 users can connect to the device. In a typical home, the chances of the number of users exceeding 128 is very less.
A total of 3 SSID can be configured on the access point. This makes it possible to segregate the home network. For example, if the home network has to be segregated into two networks where all smart devices are on one network and other devices on a different network, two SSID can be used for the purpose.
The NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206) supports a speed of 3.2 Gbps. It provides a speed of 800 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz and 2400 Mbps on the 5 Ghz range.
The device supports WPA, WPA2 AND WPA3. It also supports mac-based ACL, using which intruders can be blocked using mac-address.
1. I have a TPLINK wifi router which is used for connecting to the internet. I am planning to buy an access point for extending the wifi network. Will this work.
The NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206) will work irrespective of any router you are using. This can be integrated on any network.
2. Can I connect wired devices to the access point
The access point has 4 ethernet ports inbuilt on it to which you can connect your wired devices like desktops and laptops. The access point makes it possible to have a mix of wired and wireless clients connected to it.
3. What is the best way to connect the access point to my existing network.
For the best performance, it is always recommended you connect to the access point the wifi router using the ethernet cable. Access points can also work in repeater mode, where the connectivity used is the wifi link.
This is only recommended when it is not possible to connect to the wifi router using ethernet cable.
4. I need to segregate my home network into multiple networks. Is this possible.
Yes. The access point supports 3 SSID. You can have each SSID mapped with each of the networks. The access point also have the provision to connect wired devices using ethernet ports.
5. Can I connect multiple units of this access point on multiple floors at home
Yes. You can connect multiple units on your home network. Ensure that both units are connected to the main network using ethernet cable for the best performance.
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