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Netgear EX6400

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Netgear EX6400
Availability: now

FCC approval date: 11 April 2016
(Est.) release date: 30 April 2016
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $139.99
Country of manuf.: China

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Type: range extender, access point

FCC ID: PY315300322
Industry Canada ID: 4054A-15300322

Power: 100-240 VAC ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A
Connector type: AC (direct)

CPU1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
FLA1: ? MiB (Winbond Model?)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Winbond W9751G6KB25I × 2)

Expansion IFs: none specified

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA998x
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
ETH chip2: Atheros AR8035-A
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 1


Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO, DFS

Default SSID: NETGEAR_2GEXT (1 addl. devices), NETGEAR_5GEXT (1 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 20 additional devices
of which 6 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 364 additional devices
of which 260 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.

1733 Mbps max PHY rate per each 80MHz wide 5GHz channel,
216 Mbps max. PHY rate for the 20MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 1900 Mbps class

AC1900 WiFi Range Extender

Product page • Support page

Web GUI:

WI2 is not identifiable in the FCC photos but is assumed to be a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9984 or a QCA9980.

This device is based on the same QCA9558 platform as the Netgear EX7300 which is advertised as AC2200 (450+1733). The internal photos at the FCC for this device appear to be the exact same photos that were used for the EX7300 including the four front end chips for the an+ac radio.

There is some confusion about the actual supported speeds but it seems like Netgear is differentiating this EX6400 from the EX7300 by claiming slower 802.11n speeds of only 20 MHz channel width for the 2.4 GHz radio. It's not clear if 40 MHz channels are actually disabled in software.

The Netgear Press Release says, "AC1900 equals 216Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 1733 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac." The 216 Mbps speed likely comes from a 3-stream 20 MHz channel.

The User Manual claims, "Up to 300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz network and 1733 Mbps for 5 GHz network"

FCC document Test Report (NII).pdf claims: 802.11n speeds of up to 600 Mbps and 802.11ac speeds up to 1733 Mbps which is different from the AC1900 advertised class which some sources say corresponds to 600+1300 speeds. It would surprise me if the QCA9558 which supposedly provides bgn support actually supports the 600Mbps speed since it's only 3-stream and is too old to support 256QAM.

EX6400 / EX7300 Firmware Version "Supports CE DFS Band 2 and Band 3."