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NetGear Nighthawk MK62 AX1800 4 Stream Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System 2 Pk $149 + Delivery / C&C @ The Good Guys


Your family wants super-fast, reliable Wi-Fi for your whole home, up to 3,000 sq. ft. With the Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, experience the future of Wi-Fi with next-generation 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). Enjoy dual-band technology designed to handle 4X more connections and the increasing demand for fast gaming without interruption and smooth streaming. The Nighthawk Mesh System comes with two high-power satellites to provide you with broad Wi-Fi coverage, so you can eliminate dead zones by easily adding satellites wherever needed. Set up in minutes and control your homes Wi-Fi with the Nighthawk App. Wi-Fi 6 is backward compatible with 802.11ac/n/a/g/b

Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years

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  • Would this work with my Netgear Nighthawk R7000P which isn't WiFi 6?

    • +1

      Exact system I have.
      ethernet cable from r7000p to MK62 (could used "ethernet over power")
      set the mk62 as an access point (AP)
      set the wifi to use the same security (r7000p doesn't do wpa3)
      Check the r7000p firmware version (V1.3.2.134_10.1.66 - I had to download manually)
      Nighthawk app lets you connect to either device

      • Thanks - can it be done without connecting with Ethernet though? Use both as WiFi satellites, that what I intend to do. They will be too far away to run a physical cable.

        They will be extending either side of the house with the router in the middle.Can the mesh router be used as a satellite?

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        • Any luck with this setup? I am wanting the same R7000 with MK62 (the router) setup in bridge mode, with other MK60 (the satellite) connected to the MK62 (the router).

          From what I have seen in the menu bridge mode isn't an option.

          • @eggaz: Nope I'm taking it back.

            Going to do a bit more research and invest in a full mesh system, maybe Google

            • @beebul: Thanks, I'm on the phone with Netgear support to see if it's possible, if not I might do the same, and return it. I also want to turn a router into satellite if possible as I bought 2 MK62.

              • @eggaz: Let me know how you get on 👍

  • +2

    Nice find OP..
    Always good to get a Wifi6 router..WPA3 security. With mesh system it can cover a bit of Sq meters.

    • +1

      if you have some IOT devices at home most of them won't support WPA3. that mean you will need turn on both wpa3 and wpa2.

      • +3

        Another reason to look for more IOT device bargains in OZB :D..

  • +4

    The reviews for this don’t seem to be very good - FYI.

    • I see mainly good reviews except when the device just failed - but there is a warranty.

      Any specific ones that mention performance, etc?

      • +1


        It was written over a year ago so take from it what you will; updates since then etc.

        Looks like a decent device to me

        • +4

          Thanks - I pulled the trigger and ordered, our house is an old double brick, walls like a bank vault :D

          • +2

            @beebul: Run a LAN cable against a wall (use wall clips to make neat) from your router to the first WIFI point.

            It's what I have done with my extenders and they work a treat :)

            • +1

              @lberation: I need them to extend each end of the house though?

              Can i use them as two satellites? Or does one have to be connected to the router?

              • +1

                @beebul: You will get best results if they can be connected via LAN, otherwise the signal will degrade through the brickwalls from the router to the extender :(

                • @lberation: But would still work in this wireless configuration?

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                  They will be extending either side of the house with the router in the middle…Can the mesh router be used as a satellite?


                  • +1

                    @beebul: Yeah they will work however the speed you would get from each point would not be as good, however should do the job!

    • They're terrible for mobile devices.
      It gets confused having to switch from 2.4 to 5ghz.
      WiFi must be turned off/on to fix.

  • +1
    • +2

      Just called up and price matched with JB.

      • Did the same - Thx!

        • price matched in store with Latitude. Thanks

    • Not stock in Brisbane (4000).
      Jb didn't want to price match cos they cant find it on good guys website.

      I did an incognito search for this product on good guys and it doesnt come up.

    • JB refused to price match given its a clearance item :'(

      • Try another JB, I got 2nd one price matched this morning without issue.

  • Cheers OP - was looking for a cheap mesh upgrade to 802.11ax and WPA3 capability. I've just been advised that I can pick up my order. About the only disappointment for the price is that the satellite unit lacks ethernet in (so you can use it standalone if the main unit packs it in)…

  • +1

    BCM6755, for those wondering what chipset it is.

    FOSS lovers can safetly ignore.

  • Is there any reason to spend more on a ASUS ZENWIFI or Eero pro 6 for nbn? Just moved to a loooooong house and need a new wifi, seems like mesh is way to go. It’s just for streaming and gaming.

    • I bought the ASUS a few months ago and love it. Very stable with great interface

  • +6

    Despite being WiFi 6, the total bandwidth is limited to 1800Mbps: 1200Mbps on 5Ghz and 600Mbps on 2.4Ghz. Which is similar to most WiFi 5 mesh systems from a few years ago. Lack of a dedicated wireless backhaul means if you are to link these wirelessly then your effective max bandwidth will be 600Mbps (i.e: half of 1200Mbps on 5Ghz channel, because that bandwidth will be shared between node to device and node to node communication). So not really an upgrade for anyone who already has a decent WiFi 5 mesh system, but for $150 it’s a pretty good buy for someone looking to upgrade an old single router.

    • +2

      I love marketing spin.

      What about mesh systems that have only 100mbps LAN ports. (Not necessarily this one but who knows)

    • +1

      So in theory, my WiFi 5 Orbi RBK50 AC3000 is better since it has:

      • 1800Mbps dedicated wireless backhaul
      • 800Mbps on 5Ghz channel unshared
      • 400Mbps on 2.4Ghz channel unshared

      I got the 3 pack MK63 before, at the furthest node it dropped from 100Mbps to 70Mbps, whereas the RBK50 maintained 100Mbps.

    • @opt Mate I have got ethernet connection throughout my house. in that case will it be a good choice? or should i go for RT-AX55?

  • No need for any other Netgear gear to run this, right? Am thinking to use my crappy ISP-supplied VDSL modem/router with wifi disabled, and just run these in bridge mode. Would this make sense here?

    I wish they sold a 3 pack!

    • +1

      Probably better running the crappy modem in bridge mode and letting this do the routing…

      • I put my TP Link modem into bridge mode and I still got double NAT issues

        • +1

          If it truly was in bridge mode, you shouldn't get double NAT because bridging turns NAT off in the bridged device…

          • @MELso: TP-Link modem was in bridge but no matter what I did the RBK50 was having issues with it

            • @JoeBaskin: Certain ISPs using Carrier Grade NAT (CG-NAT) will give you a double NAT. Who is your ISP?

              • @Twix: It’s superloop, but I’m fairly sure I got them to disable CG-Nat at my old address due to issues accessing my CCTV

                • @JoeBaskin: SL use IPv4 and don't use CG-NAT. Are you on FTTN?

        • Yep same here. Ended up buying dumb netgear modem only device to resolve the double NAT issue.

        • +1

          Double NAT probably due to the ISP, right?

          • +1

            @eraser215: Double NAT is possible if the ISP is using CG-NAT.

  • 3,000 sq. ft? I don't want to waste time in conversions - let the sellers satisfy the buyers.
    The earlier Amazon eero 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System 3-Pack has 460 sq.m which is > 278m2
    I wonder what's the best value~experience/$ with these extenders.
    I guess it's more important to find what's the best location of the router/extenders & the configuration of the interfering devices.
    Best tools? I have to start researching this area.

  • +1

    I have been using this for the past 3 months, and it works fantastic. Never drops out, strong signal and it's a mesh system so covers the whole house. A complete no brainer at this price.

    • Thanks you've quashed any seconds thoughts I had on my order :)

      • +1

        Glad to help! :-)

  • +2

    So over Netgear.. Last WIFI6 router I bought from them was utter trash with constant WIFI channel dropouts, unaccessible admin page (500 Internal errors, address redirects) and router crashes which required complete reboots daily.

  • Hey Guys, I need a bit of help with my home network setup. I have FTTP and currently on 50/20 with superloop. My house is about 220 sqm in area. I have a wired backbone with Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch connected to NBN NTD. I have two Belong 4353 modems at home. So how should I go ahead and set up the home network for maximum coverage? Should I go for bridging ( will need some help to do that) or get this?

    • +1

      Take out the Belong boxes and connect one of these netgear direct to the nbn box. Second netgear can use wireless/wired to create the mesh network.

      • did it… and now working fine..

  • Went to jb chadstone and chadstone home all got rejected price match said won’t match clearance items

    • Dang, same JB and GG ownership, why wouldn't they ship to JB and sell off rather than clearance.

  • This vs nest wifi? Keen to get a mesh system but I've heard the nest is a dream to set up and does a decent job. Also they look nicer and have the added benefit of listening to you all around the house.

    • +1

      Two Nest WiFis are $200 more expensive than this deal?

  • Lol I first thought it was for 4 stations, then oh cool it's 6 of them… ah, only 2.

  • Seems like a good deal, grabbed the last one in Melbourne. The next closest is in Shepparton.

  • Any idea if it is going to support FTTN NBN?

    • +2

      You'll need a separate modem for FTTN and FTTB.

  • Great find, just picked one up with a price match from my local JB in Preston. Thanks OP!

  • Got one in Chatswood thanks OP

  • Thanks OP. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to this, I bought 2 of these for my home as it seemed like a good buy and when speaking to netgear they mentioned that I can use the second router as an access point, meaning I can have 1 router, 1 access point and two satellites. Does anyone have any advice on whether this would make for a good system or if anything would be better value or make more sense to spend a little extra on?

    • +1

      For access point, it needs wired connection back to router, so would depend on if your home has ethernet outlet.
      You wouldn't want router and access point in the same room or room next to it.

      My suggestion
      1.This price is very cheap for wifi mesh system, other similar product cost more.
      2.Only open one box first, try it, and see if it can cover your house. Return the 2nd set if you get good coverage by one set.
      3.If coverage not good enough, setup 2nd satellite. If 1 router+2 satellites still not enough, setup the access point via wired cable.

      • Thanks for the response, that's very helpful, exactly what I wanted to know! We're in the process of building my place and it won't be done until next year (I will build in ethernet outlets to account for this). I figured I'd get in early given this seemed like a cracking deal. I'll hold onto both, worst case scenario, 1 will work great on its own and I can give the other to my parents. Thanks for taking the time to respond!

        • +1

          no worries. if you do need to setup the access point, you can still use same SSID/password but have to use different channel with the router. So they don't interfere with each other.

  • I attempted to setup one of these systems once. It would not work no matter what I tried. Eventually returned it for a refund and purchased the TP Link Deco system. They worked first time.

    • I got mine today and set it up in under 5 minutes. Probably the simplest router I’ve ever setup.

  • Have this running at home - only picked up at office works about a month or two ago - they are a great bit of kit.

  • anyone with gigabit internet can comment on the speeds they have gotten with this?

    • Prob look for something with a dedicated 5ghz for node to node unless you are hardwiring both units.

      But if you currently have a single router, this will be probably provide better coverage.

  • Using MK63 at my 42SQ double storey home, perfect, all covered. I am using 50 nbn, it is 50 mb everywhere, super happy

  • As it is a clearance item, don't trust the website for accurate stock level information. The first store I called (Chadstone, VIC) had a few left when I spoke to them earlier today.

  • Any tips how to set up as two satellites and not a router and a satellite… Tearing hair out in frustration trying to set up through app.

    I already have a powerful router! I want to extend the range either side of it

    I'm not even sure it's possible although it's been stated as so here

  • How doea it compare to orbi in terms of coverage speed reliability?

  • FWIW, I went to Northland yesterday to pick mine up. They still had two units in stock but ticketed at $299, despite being 'out of stock' on the website. There might still be stock at your local store…

  • It pays to ring the store. A mate in Melbourne tried to get it delivered or click and collect on the website and no-go. He called the local store (Mornington) and two in stock (now one)

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