802.11ac Tri-Band Quad Stream Gigabit
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router is the next wave in WiFi. Tri-band WiFi and Quad Stream performance boosts X8's combined wireless speeds to up to 5.3Gbps. Four external Active Antennas plus four internal antennas amplify WiFi range. Six Gigabit Ethernet ports means even more wired devices can connect and with port aggregation 2 ports can combine to double maximum wired speeds. Includes auto detection for universal DSL support, compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, and ADSL2+.
Nighthawk X8 not only delivers the fastest total WiFi speeds of up to 5.3Gbps, but also uses Smart Connect to ensure all of your WiFi devices like smart phones, tablets, and laptops connect at the fastest possible speed. The Two-in-One design—DSL modem + AC5300 router—saves space, requires less wiring, and has a smaller footprint.
Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports allows you to connect even more wired devices. Two of six Gigabit Ethernet ports can be aggregated to double the connection speed to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for 4K HD streaming or fast backups of multiple WiFi devices simultaneously.
When multiple devices are connected to the router, each device needs to take it's turn and then wait before receiving more data. This leads to slower network and Internet speeds. MU-MIMO technology delivers high-speed data streams to up to three devices simultaneously, so there's less waiting, boosting overall network speeds for all WiFi devices.
Reduce buffering and lag while gaming or streaming. Dynamic QoS automatically prioritizes bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming by recognizing application and device information as well as bandwidth needs. Dynamic QoS will also ensure that lower priority applications like file downloads will never get completely stopped.
Nighthawk X8 is the first to introduce Active Antennas. With four internal antennas and four external antennas, the X8 will enhance weak signals and reduce interference. Active Antennas help improve WiFi performance by amplifying WiFi signals in the antenna itself, this avoids signal loss during transmission and noise insertion from the router board. Enjoy better WiFi range, performance and fewer dead-spots with this patent pending Active Antenna technology.
Get the fastest combined WiFi currently available and enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.
VDSL Modem—Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
5.3Gbps—The fastest combined WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming
Tri-band WiFi—Up to 1000 + 2166 + 2166†
Quad Stream—Up to four data streams per WiFi band maximizes connection speed
Smart Connect—Designates slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands for best wireless speed
MU-MIMO capable‡—Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices
Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds
Gigabit wired—Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to aggregate two ports for faster file transfers
Dynamic QoS—Intelligently prioritizes video streaming & gaming
Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk X8 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router's 4 external and 4 internal antennas provide WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.
Four Active Antennas —Enhance weak signal and reduce interference with a patent pending design
Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features and best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference and enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.
Simultaneous Tri-Band—More and faster WiFi connections to all devices
Beamforming+ — Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections. on 2.4 and 5GHz bands
With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored data, media, photos & music to wireless printing.
ReadyCLOUD® USB access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
One superspeed USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
ReadySHARE Vault—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles
ReadySHARE printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer
Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple and easy, so you can connect quickly and make sure you stay that way!
Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones and computers
NETGEAR genie® app—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network. Now includes remote access to manage your network away from home.
Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings
VPN support—Secure access to your home network when away from home
LED on/off button—Easily turn LEDs on or off
Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.
Enhanced parental controls—Manage web site access by family member & device
Guest network access—Separate and secure access for guests
Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2
Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server
†Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction.
NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards. Performance Mode requires 1024QAM support on WiFi client for 2.4/5GHz. Up to 2166/1000 Mbps wireless speeds possible when connecting to other 2166 @5GHz 802.11ac/1000 @2.4GHz Mbps devices.
This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.
24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. More than six million downloads of the genie App lets users easily monitor, connect & control their home network from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device or the user manual below.
Now, genie can now be accessed even when you are away from home! With genie remote feature, some routers can be managed from anywhere, anytime – you can provide easy guest access, look at the network map, even reboot your router – all while you are away.
See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.
Here's what you can do with your genie app...
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