NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi Router
WiFi 6 for Today's Smart Devices
Built with the lastest generation WiFi 6 technology, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi Router provides speeds up to 5.4Gbps so you can connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices. Powerful 1.5GHz triple-core processor ensures superior performance for concurrent real-time applications such as mulitmedia streaming, online gaming, and audio/video chats. Engineered to deliver up to 4 times the data capacity over previous standards, WiFi 6 technology with OFDMA, 160MHz channel support allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability. High-power amplifiers increase range for reliable whole home network. This next-gen router is recommended for medium to large homes, suitable for up to 25 connected devices. With NETGEAR Armor™, you get the best-in-class cybersecurity to protect your family from malware, stolen passwords, identity theft, and hacker attacks.
- NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices*
- Extremely Fast WiFi — Up to 5.4Gbps (600 + 4800 Mbps † ) wireless speeds.
- Improved Capacity — WiFi 6 uses OFDMA to improve the capacity and efficiency of your network, so more devices can connect without slowing down your WiFi.
- Powerful 1.5GHz Triple-Core Processor — Smooth 4K UHD streaming to Smart TVs, mobile devices and gaming consoles.
- 5 Gigabit Ports — Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections with 1 WAN & 4 LAN ports
- 160MHz Channel Support — Enjoy over 1Gbps WiFi speeds for blazing-fast streaming and downloading to newer mobile devices that support 160MHz bandwidth.
- Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices — Connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices and computers.
- USB 3.0 PORT — Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media.
- Nighthawk App — Easily set up your router and get more your of your WiFi.
- Automatic Firmware Updates — Latest security patches delivered to the router.
- Works with Existing WiFi Devices — Backward compatible with WiFi 5 (802.11ac) and earlier generation WiFi standards.
- Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant — Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
WiFi 6—Ready for Today and Tomorrow’s Smart Home
Delivering four times better performance than AC WiFi, WiFi 6 allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability, by efficiently packing and scheduling data. With innovative technologies, such as Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (OFDMA) and intelligent scheduling, WiFi 6 delivers a huge boost in speed and total capacity. Rising to the challenges of modern smart home demands, this new standard of WiFi is ready to support more devices with better reliability and faster speeds.
WiFi 6 gives you improved network capacity for more WiFi devices. Have more fun with the uninterrupted 4K streaming, gaming, and the smart home experience.
Get ultra-fast wireless speeds with more connections for all devices with less congestion. You’ll get some blazing connection speeds of more than one gigabit per second or more, 4K streaming, & VR/AR gaming.
Experience reliable and stronger WiFi coverage indoors and outdoors for all your devices. High-performance antennas, pre-optimized for best peformance, on the router amplify WiFi signals for maximized range and reliable coverage.
Powerful Triple-core Processor
Nighthawk AX6 WiFi Router is powered by a powerful triple-core processor designed to transfer multi-Gigs of data. Full-packet processing offload means zero load on the CPU. Enjoy smoother Ultra-HD 4K video streaming and gaming without interruptions.
Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices
Support for 160MHz channel allows the Nighthawk AX4 WiFi 6 Router to stream at Gigabit speeds to supported mobile devices, which are increasingly used for video streaming or gaming.
Improved Network Capacity for More WiFi Devices
Using the uplink and downlink OFDMA feature of WiFi 6, the WiFi traffic is managed much more efficiently since data is transmitted from different devices concurrently, rather than having each device’s data wait for its turn. This results in in an efficient use of air-time, reduced latency, and increased bandwidth to add more devices to your network.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk App makes it easy to set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. With the app, you can install your router in a few steps—just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause the Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test, and much more!
- Anywhere Access—Easily monitor your home network anytime, anywhere
- Internet Speed Test—Check the broadband speeds from your service provider
- Pause Internet—Pause the Internet to any device
- Traffic Meter—Track Internet data usage
- Guest Networks—Set up separate WiFi access for guests
- Quick Setup—Get connected in just minutes
- Get it at nighthawk-app.com
Get ultra-fast wireless speeds for better 4K UHD streaming, gaming or video conferencing experience.
- 4.5X BETTER PERFORMANCE THAN AN AC ROUTER—6-stream WiFi with up to 5.4Gbps† for fast wireless speeds
- UP TO 5.4GBPS† SPEEDS—600Mbps + 4800Mbps with 6-stream connectivity
- 160MHZ CHANNEL SUPPORT***—Enjoy greater than 1Gbps WiFi speeds for blazing fast streaming and downloading to newer mobile devices
- SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 PORT —Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
- 5 GIGABIT PORTS—Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections with 1 WAN & 4 LAN Ethernet ports
- 1024-QAM—25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256-QAM router
Get better performance for all your smart home devices even when your family is busy streaming videos or uploading media files during the Internet rush hour.
- MORE WIFI FOR MORE DEVICES— OFDMA for faster WiFi download & upload speeds by transmitting to up to 16 devices at the same time.
- AX OPTIMIZED POWERFUL PROCESSOR—1.5GHz triple-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming
Faster and expanded coverage throughout your home and for all your devices.
- ULTIMATE RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
- MAXIMIZE RANGE—Four (4) high-power external antennas extend wireless range coverage indoors and out
With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, such as accessing stored photos & music.
- USB 3.0 PORT—Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.
- BEAMFORMING+—Improve range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
- SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND WIFI—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices
- ADDITIONAL DFS CHANNELS—Reduce interference from neighboring networks
Ease Of Use
Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!
- NIGHTHAWK APP—Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home
- AX WIFI SUPPORTS ALL CURRENT WIFI DEVICES—WiFi 6 supports all current WiFi device and is backward compatible with WiFi 5 and earlier generation devices
- VOICE CONTROLLED BY AMAZON ALEXA & THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT— Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands
Maintain high security across your network to ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.
- NETGEAR ARMOR™—Cybersecurity for your home††. Advanced cyber threat protection for your home network and your connected devices
- VPN SUPPORT—On PC, MAC, & now also with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS & Android, securely access your home network & Internet connection from your mobile device remotely
- STANDARDS-BASED WIFI SECURITY (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
- GUEST NETWORK—Separate and secure network for your guests
- AUTOMATIC FIRMWARE UPDATE—Delivers latest security patches to the router
- LATEST SECURITY STANDARD—Supports WPA3 the latest and cutting-edge Wi-Fi security protocol
WiFi 6 for business and home office
NETGEAR has been at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge solution for more than 20 years, providing innovative and ground-breaking network solutions which include a suite of advanced WiFi 6 products – giving you access to the most advanced WiFi on the planet.
WiFi 6 overcomes these challenges
- Coverage and range, especially through walls in blind spots
- Need for faster and easier set up
- Network and per device speed, especially with more devices
- Demand for security and access control
- Need for smooth configuration and firmware updates
WiFi 6 for Business
Why are businesses adopting WiFi 6?
- Best WiFi Speed – 70% more throughput than WiFi 5
- Connect More Devices - optimized speed even in high density areas
- Improved Coverage
- Battery Efficiency
- Seamless Roaming
- Faster Backbone with 2.5G - Multi-gig networking and connectivity
- High Density IoT
- Safer Networks
Remote WiFi 6 Management
Most NETGEAR WiFi 6 business access points include NETGEAR Insight, the award-winning remote cloud management solution for easy installation, monitoring, and management from anywhere.
NETGEAR Insight is an industry first in network management, providing easy plug-and-play setup and management. Its cloud portal can be accessed via an intuitive web interface or the Insight mobile app. Insight offers a wide variety of configuration options for the most basic networks to multi-tenancy and multi-roles.
NETGEAR Insight enables easy configuration, monitoring, and management of your wireless access points together with Insight-managed switches and storage. Wireless management features include: Instant WiFi for automatic wireless configuration to limit interferences, frequency band selection, VLAN creation and association with SSID, WiFi security configuration, visibility into WiFi clients, reporting, and many more.
Who is upgrading to WiFi 6?
- Sharing a WiFi connection with the rest of the family as people are working from home, video calling or downloading large files can slow everyone down. WiFi 6 is optimized for concurrent users.
- As medicine moves toward more innovative technologies for imaging, record storage, and telehealth, it requires more bandwidth. Upgrading to WiFi 6 helps ease high demand and provide efficiency.
- Older, legacy WiFi systems have slow bandwidth lack device capacity and less secure connections. WiFi 6 can meet growing demand for connectivity across all the technology and devices the industry depends on.
- As wireless handheld Point of Sale devices increase in use so does the need for suffcinet bandwidth and total site coverage. WiFi 6 can meet those growing demands.
- Libraries, city halls, police offices and the public sector in general are becoming more technologically advanced and reliant on WiFi and need the bandwidth capacity and efficiency it offers.
- The increase in video streaming, online with WiFi 6 greatly improve student’s and teacher’s educational experiences.
- From AI assembly line robots to autonomous delivery trucks, most or all new machinery and loT will require high bandwidth and capacity.
- Finance companies need high bandwidth and zero-delay streaming to meet the needs of daily stock market traders and demanding finance apps. WiFi 6 can keep up with these demand.
- Houses of worship need great network conncetivity to make sure everything runs smoothly for the team and improve the congregation’s experince. Reliability, simplicity and affordability are high priorities. WiFi 6 checks all those boxes.
The WiFi 6 Difference
Increased speed, coverage, and capacity for today’s WiFi demands
Up to 70% faster speeds on both bands
Up to 50% more coverage, with no dead zones
- Device Capacity
More simultaneous users, with high WiFi quality for everyone
|WiFi Technology||802.11ax Dual-Band WiFi (AX5400)|
|WiFi Performance||AX5400 WiFi|
|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||
|Number of USB Ports||One (1) USB 3.0 port|
|Processor||Triple-core 1.5GHz processor|
|Dimensions||11.65 x 8.11 x 2.25in (295.8 x 206 x 57.2mm)|
† 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.
‡ As compared to an AC1200 2x2 router.
§ Requires compatible AX clients with DL-OFDMA and UL-OFDMA support.
*NETGEAR Armor requires a paid subscription after the initial introductory period
**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.
Download the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi Router Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.