NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-Fi 6

NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-Fi 6 access point from NETGEAR provides you a speed of 1800 MB per second. We can easily connect it by mounting it on the wall. Netgear wax214 access point is best for an environment where the density of users is very high. We can easily use it in schools, hotels, restaurants and many more places like these.
Wax214 access point from NETGEAR supports all sorts of mobile phones whether the phone is an old version or a new updated version. We can also use this access point with our laptops and desktops. It contains two types of bands, one is of 5GHz and the second is of 2.4GHz. If you will use its 5GHz band then you will get a throughput of more than 40% and if you will use its 2.4GHz band then you will get a throughput of more than 70%.

NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-Fi 6 Access point setup

If you have purchased this access point but don’t know the process of installing it. Then follow the procedure provided here to complete the setup of the NETGEAR wax214 Wi-Fi access point.
Steps for setup of this access point:

The first thing you will have to do is to connect the WAX204.

To do this you have to follow the process provided below,

  • To begin this process, you must have a DSL device/cable or broadband. So first you need to have one of these things.
  • Once you will go to these things, then you have to stop the power connection of cable or broadband. To do this you can just remove the power cable of the device. While doing this you have to remember one thing that, the internet connection should not be removed.
  • To keep the service of the internet, you will have to make sure that the device is connected to the wall jack. Then you have to remove the battery if the broadband or DSL device you are using has a battery.
  • Now, when you will do this. After that, you have to find an ethernet cable and connect it to the WAN port of yellow color on the WAX214.
  • Once you will do this, then you have to take the other end of the cable of your broadband or DSL device. Now you have to connect this end with a LAN port.
  • Now you have completed this step almost. After this, if your device is using a battery for backup, then you have to again connect the batteries.

After all of this, you will have to switch on the WAX214 and observe the LED lights.

Join the Wi-Fi network of WAX214

Now you will have to connect the Wi-Fi network of WAX214 with your device. To do this follow the process given below:

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  • First of all, you have to power on your PC through which you will use the Wi-Fi network. Once you will switch on your PC that you have to open the software utility from where you can manage the connection of wi-fi. This utility will scan all networks available in your surroundings.
  • Now you have to discover the name of the Wi-Fi network. You will get this from the label of the access point. After you will find it, then you have to connect it to the WAX214’s network of wi-fi.
  • When you will do this, after that, you will be asked to provide the password. At this point, you will get the password printed on the access point’s label.

WAX214 Log in

After joining the wi-fi network, you will have to log in to your WAX214. To do this follow the process given below:

  • First of all, you have to open the internet browser on your PC. Then you have to go to the site: http://www.routerlogin.net.
  • To open this site, you just have to add this address on your browser and then you will reach its site. Now, if you will receive any security warning there, then you have to just close it.
  • After you will do this, then the wizard for setup will start. You will have to follow the same to proceed.
  • You will have to set a password to log in. After setting the password you will be asked to set some questions for security. For high security, you can set the name for wi-fi again also.

Changing the mode of an access point

When you log in, at that point you will see that it is opening in the model of the router. So, to use WAX214 with broadband or Ethernet band you should change the mode of opening to access point mode.
If you are still not able to log in, then follow the process given below:

  • You have to open the internet browser on a PC that supports wi-fi connectivity. This PC should also be connected with the WAX214.
  • Then you have to go to the site: http://www.routerlogin.net.
  • To open this site, you just have to add this address on your browser and then you will reach its site. Now, if you will receive any security warning there, then you have to just close it.
After you will do this, then the wizard for setup will start. You will have to follow the same to proceed.
  • You will have to set a password to log in. After setting the password you will be asked to set some questions for security.
  • For high security, you can set the name for wi-fi again also.
  • Now, once you will be logged in, then you have to choose the option of “Advanced”. After selecting this option, you will have to go to the option of “advanced setup”.
  • In the advanced setup, you will see the option provided for a router, just select it and then you will three options in that menu.
  • Router, AP, and bridge mode. From there you can select the option of AP (access point). After selecting this option, you have to choose and click the button “apply”. Once you will apply, then you will easily be able to open WAX214 in the mode of the access point.

NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-Fi 6 Access point Troubleshooting

Now, we are going to know that how to troubleshoot some of the problems and perform a ping test.
If you want to perform a ping test then follow the steps given below:

  • First of all, you have to turn on the browser that you use for the internet. You must open this on a PC that is connected with your Ethernet cable or wi-fi.
  • Now, you will have to provide the IP address. This address must be an access point assigned. When you will do this, after that the window for login will open.
  • Once you will reach the page of login, then you have to log in thereby providing the proper username and password of the access point.
  • After you will be logged in by providing the password and username, you have to find the option of “management”.
  • Now, choose the option provided for management, you have to go to the diagnostics option and open its menu.
  • In the diagnostics menu, you will get the option of “ping test”. You will have to specify the settings first and then select the button “start” to proceed.

After doing this ping test will start, you can stop it by clicking the button “stop”.

To check the internet speed:
  • First of all, you have to turn on the browser that you use for the internet. You must open this on a PC that is connected with your Ethernet cable or wi-fi.
  • Now, you will have to provide the IP address. This address must be an access point assigned. When you will do this, after that the window for login will open.
  • Once you will reach the page of login, then you have to log in thereby providing the proper username and password of the access point.
  • After you will be logged in by providing the password and username, you have to find the option of “management”.
  • Now, choose the option provided for management, you have to go to the diagnostics option and open its menu.
  • In the diagnostics menu, you will get the option of “speed check”. When you will do this after that the page of speed check will open.

Now you have to select the button of “test speed” provided there. After this, the speed of the internet will be measured. You can check the history of the test also by selecting the option given for “view history”.

Troubleshooting for wi-fi

If you are facing problems while using your wi-fi. Then you can solve this problem by following the process given below:

  • First of all, you have to remove the cable of Ethernet from the network switch of the access point. If there is an adapter, then just remove the adapter from the access point.
  • Now you have to connect the cable of Ethernet to the switch of the access point and then wait for at least 2 to 3 minutes.
  • If you use the power adapter, then you have to connect it and wait for 2 to 3 minutes.

FAQS

1. NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-Fi 6 Access point supports mesh or not?

If you will buy the model WAX610 or WAX500, then this will support mesh. But some models don’t support mesh. So, you will have to buy the model accordingly.

2. Can we use the NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-Fi access point with an older version of Wi-Fi or not?

Yes, you can use any model of this access point will all older versions of wi-fi. You can do this because all are compatible with backward devices also.

3. Is the WAX214 4×4?

Yes, the NETGEAR AX1800 access point (WAX214) is 4×4.

4. Will an A&T SIM card will work with the NETGEAR AX1800 wax214 Wi-Fi access point or not?

You cannot use this SIM card with a NETGEAR AX1800 Wi-Fi access point.

5. NETGEAR WAX214 Wi-fi access point needs to be connected with what?

To use this access point, you need to connect it with the Ethernet cable. Without doing this you cannot use an access point.

6. Can we get the adapter when we purchase NETGEAR WAX 214 Wi-Fi access point?

When you will buy this product, then with it you will get the option of choosing a Poe or an adapter. You can choose only one of them.

7. We need to connect NETGEAR WAX-214 with wires or not?

If you will purchase this product without an adapter then you have to use wires to connect it. But you can also use it wirelessly with the help of an adapter.

8. Do we have to get a subscription to use the NETGEAR WAX 214 Wi-Fi access point or not?

You can use this product without any subscription. There is no subscription required for using it. You can configure this with the help of GUI.

9. Do we need to pay to use this device?

: No, you don’t need any subscription. Therefore, there is no need to spend money on using this device.