Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router (RAX80)

Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream AX6000 WiFi 6 Router with NETGEAR Armor (RAX80)

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Features:
  • NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices *
  • Ultra-fast Wireless Speeds — 8-Stream WiFi with up to 1.2 + 4.8Gbps
  • More WiFi for More Devices — Uplink and downlink OFDMA substantially improves network capacity and efficiency, particularly when traffic is created simultaneously. §
  • Up to Four Simultaneous WiFi Streams — 4-stream MU-MIMO enables streaming on up to four 1x1 devices at the same time.
  • 160MHz Channel Support* — Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops.
  • Additional DFS Channels — For an interference-free experience.
  • Powerful Processor — 64bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming and gaming.
  • Multi-Gig Internet Support — Aggregate two gigabit Ethernet ports to get multi-gig Internet speeds where supported.
  • Six Gigabit Ports — Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections.
  • Support All Current WiFi Devices — Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices.
  • Dynamic QoS — Prioritizes internet traffic by application and device for smoother streaming.
  • Nighthawk App — Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network when away from home.
  • Circle® Parental Controls – the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device ††
  • Automatic Firmware Updates — Delivers the latest security patches to the router.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant — Control your WiFi using voice commands.
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Nighthawk® Tri-band AX12 12-Stream WiFi 6 Router - AX11000 (RAX200)

WiFi Range

  • Large to very large homes

WiFi Band

  • Tri-band WiFi

BEAMFORMING

  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz

NUMBER OF ETHERNET PORTS

  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports + One (1) 2.5G/1Gbps Multi-Gig port

NUMBER OF USB PORTS

  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
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Nighthawk® AX12 12-Stream WiFi 6 Router (RAX120)

WiFi Range

  • WiFi coverage for very large homes

WiFi Band

  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz

BEAMFORMING

  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz

NUMBER OF ETHERNET PORTS

  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports + one (1) 2.5G/1Gbps multi-Gig port (configurable)

NUMBER OF USB PORTS

  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
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Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Router (RAX80)

WiFi Range

  • Very large homes

WiFi Band

  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz

BEAMFORMING

  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz

NUMBER OF ETHERNET PORTS

  • Six (6) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 5 LAN)

NUMBER OF USB PORTS

  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
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6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (RAX50)

WiFi Range

  • Medium to large homes

WiFi Band

  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz

BEAMFORMING

  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz

NUMBER OF ETHERNET PORTS

  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mpbs Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)

NUMBER OF USB PORTS

  • One (1) USB 3.0 port
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Network Efficiency and Faster Speeds

8 WiFi streams offer four times the device capacity that typical 2x2 AC WiFi does. More WiFi streams more bandwidth availability and less congestion. Now, more devices than ever before can reliably and simultaneously connect to your network.

WIFI 6 TECHNOLOGY

Latest WiFi 6 technology helps deliver the fastest speeds to all your connected devices of today and tomorrow with 4X more capacity, and is 100% backwards compatible.

GIGABIT WIFI TO MOBILE DEVICES

Support for WAN port aggregation lets you stream your favorite TV shows and movies in high definition on more devices.

BETTER NETWORK CAPACITY

Efficient data scheduling creates an impressive capacity increase that allows more devices to be connected to your network.

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE AT THE CORE

A 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor powers Nighthawk AX8, transferring gigabits of data with almost zero CPU load so you always get the best performance for streaming, gaming, and more without interruptions.

NIGHTHAWK APP

Setup and control your home WiFi from the palm of your hand.

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  • REMOTE MANAGEMENT — Easily monitor your home network anytime, anywhere.
  • INTERNET SPEED TEST — Check the broadband speeds from your service provider.
  • GUEST NETWORK — Set up separate WiFi access for guests.
  • QUICK SETUP — Get connected in just minutes.

Cybersecurity for Your Home

NETGEAR Armor protects your connected home from Internet threats. Armor’s multi-layered cybersecurity is built into your WiFi router to protect your smart devices, smartphones, and computers. NETGEAR Armor includes Bitdefender’s® award-winning anti-virus, anti-malware, and data protection for an unlimited number of devices.

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Smart Parental Controls
Circle® is a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Using the Circle app smart parental controls you can easily manage content and time online for each family member. Set Time Limits on daily internet time for apps, and websites. Pause internet by device or by user with the press of a button. Set Bed Time for each family member and their devices. Learn more

IDEAL USES

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    RELIABLE SMART HOME CONNECTIVITY

    Support for simultaneous dual-band is ideal for connecting multiple IoT devices. Your WiFi stays strong and reliable for everything from sensor-based, low-bandwidth activity to high-bandwidth video streaming.

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    SMOOTHER UHD 4K/8K STREAMING

    Watch ultra HD 4K/8K videos on your smart TV while others game online and upload pictures from their smartphones. Streaming on Netflix and YouTube has never been smoother.

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    FASTER AND FARTHER COVERAGE

    Whether your family is gaming in the basement or streaming videos by the pool, everyone can enjoy ultra-fast wireless speeds, indoors and out. 8 high-performance antennas provide stronger and more reliable whole home coverage.

TECH SPECS

  • WiFi Technology
    • 802.11ax Dual-Band WiFi (AX6000)
    • 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
    • 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
    • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • WiFi Performance
    • AX6000 WiFi
  • WiFi Range
    • WiFi coverage for very large homes
    • Four (4) hidden antennas extend strong and reliable signals and are pre-optimised for best WiFi performance
  • WiFi Band
    • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
  • Beamforming
    • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
  • Number of Ethernet Ports
    • Six (6) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • 1 WAN & 5 LAN
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
  • Number of USB Ports
    • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • Processor
    • Powerful 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor
  • WiFi Speed
    • 1.2 + 4.8Gbps with 8-stream connectivity
    • 4X4 MU-MIMO allows simultaneous streaming to multiple devices.
    • 1024 QAM provides 25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256 QAM router
    • Ability to aggregate two gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers and two gigabit ports for internet connections
  • WiFi Capacity
    • OFDMA improves network capacity and efficiency
    • 4-stream MU-MIMO‡ enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time
    • Robust quad-core 1.8GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-TO-LAN performance
  • Sharing
    • Two superspeed USB 3.0 ports up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
    • ReadySHARE® Vault for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
    • ReadySHARE® USB access — Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via two (2) USB ports
    • ReadyCLOUD® USB access for personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Ease of Use
    • Smart Connect intelligently selects fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home
    • Nighthawk App for easy router setup and more, including remote management of network when away from home
    • AX WiFi supports all current WiFi devices and is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices
    • Control NETGEAR network with simple voice commands using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Security
    • NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices
    • Manage content and time online, on any device, with Circle® Parental Controls
    • Standards-based security —802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK
    • VPN client support for network identity protection and prevention of DDoS attacks
    • Securely access home network & internet connection from mobile devices with VPN support on PC, Mac, and iOS and Android devices with OpenVPN Connect app
    • Separate & secure access for guests
    • Automatic firmware updates deliver latest security patches to the router
  • Physical Specifications
    • Folded size: 10.75 x 7.95 x 2.83 in (273 x 202 x 72 mm)
    • Unfolded size: 12.0 x 7.95 x 6.34 in (305 x 202 x 161 mm)
    • Weight: 2.82lbs (1281g)
  • Product Diagram
  • Package Contents
    • AX8/8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80)
    • Ethernet cable
    • Quick start guide
    • Power adapter
  • System Requirements
    • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11 or higher, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome 55 or higher, Firefox® 45 or higher, Safari® 10 or higher
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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 Armor requires a paid subscription after the initial introductory period
†† Circle® includes the Free Basic Plan. Fees apply for a Premium Plan. Visit netgear.com/circle for more information.
** When working with 160MHz clients as compared to a 2x2 AC router that does not support 160MHz.
*** Requires client device that supports 160MHz bandwidth on WiFi.
§ Requires compatible AX clients with DL-OFDMA and UL-OFDMA support.
 As compared to an AC1200 2x2 router.

Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty

Extend your warranty & technical support within 90 days of product purchase [US only]. Visit: prosupport.netgear.com/home

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