NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router
Leading the New Era of WiFi
Leading the New Era of WiFi
Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Router is powered by the industry’s latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard with 4 times increased data capacities in a dense environment to handle up to 30 devices in your growing home network. Blazing-fast combined WiFi speeds up to 6Gbps and AX optimized 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor powers smart home automation, ultra-smooth 4K UHD streaming, online gaming, and more. 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
- 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.
- 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.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
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.
Powerful Quad-core Processor
Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Router is powered by a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor designed to transfer multi-Gigs of data with almost zero CPU load. An additional quad-core co-processor handles all Multi-Gig LAN-WAN traffic, ensuring the main processor is available for all other applications. Enjoy smoother Ultra-HD 4K video streaming and gaming without interruptions.
Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Router is one of the first routers to support WAN port aggregation that allows combining two Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver more than one Gigabit internet speed to your home (where supported).
Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices
Support for 160MHz channel allows the Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Router to stream at Gigabit speeds to supported mobile devices, which are increasingly used for video streaming or gaming.
4x4 Multi-user MIMO
Using multi-user MIMO technology, routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.
State-of-the-Art Industrial Design
The next-generation Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Router design conceals four (4) high-performance antennas under the ‘wings’. The antennas are optimally positioned for best WiFi performance and extend strong and reliable WiFi coverage indoors and outdoors.
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/8K UHD streaming, gaming or video conferencing experience.
- UP TO 6GBPS SPEEDS - 1.2+4.8 Gbps with 8-stream connectivity
- 4x4 MU-MIMO - Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices
- AX OPTIMIZED QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR - Powerful 1.8GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
- 160MHZ CHANNEL SUPPORT*** - Doubles the speeds as offered by 80MHz channels to provide Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops
- 1024-QAM - 25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256-QAM router
- TWO SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 PORTS - Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
- 6 GIGABIT PORTS - Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections
- PORT AGGREGATION - Ability to aggregate two gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers and two gigabit ports for Internet connection
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 allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time
- UP TO 4 SIMULTANEOUS WIFI STREAMS - 4-stream MU-MIMO enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time
- AX OPTIMIZED POWERFUL PROCESSOR - 64bit 1.8GHz Quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming - ideal for Gigabit Internet speeds
Faster and expanded coverage throughout your home and for all your devices.
- ULTIMATE RANGE - WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
- HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS - Four (4) hidden antennas extend strong and reliable WiFi signals over larger area. Antennas are pre-optimized for best WiFi performance
With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing. And make sure you keep it safe by using the included ReadySHARE Vault application for backing up Windows-based PCs.
- READYSHARE® USB ACCESS - Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB ports
- TWO USB 3.0 PORTS - Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
- READYSHARE® VAULT - Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
- READYCLOUD® USB ACCESS - Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
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 - Supports two WiFi bands simultaneously to double the available bandwidth and provide a reliable, dedicated WiFi network for smooth online gaming without any network congestion
- PRE-OPTIMIZED ANTENNAS - Unfold and set antennas on the router, no further adjustment required. The AX8 antennas come pre-optimized for best WiFi performance.
- DYNAMIC QoS - Prioritizes Internet traffic by application and device for smoother streaming
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!
- SMART CONNECT - Intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home.
- 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 - Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client 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.
- 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
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
- AX8/8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80)
- Ethernet cable
- Quick start guide
- Power adapter
- 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: 2.82 lbs (1281g)
- Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
- 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
- 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
- Six (6) 10/100/1000Mbps - (1 WAN & 5 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
- 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi (AX6000)
- 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 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
- Uplink & Downlink OFDMA - Improved capacity and efficiency
- 1024-QAM - 25% data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256-QAM router
- Powerful 64bit Quad-Core 1.8GHz
- 160MHz channel support
- Additional DFS channels for interference free experience
- MU-MIMO - Simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
- Longer range with 4 high-performance antennas
- Six (6) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit
- 1 WAN & 5 LAN
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
- IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
- On/Off LED light switch
- 4X Better Performance than an AC Router - 8 Stream WiFi with up to 1.2 + 4.8 Gbps for ultra-fast wireless speeds
- More WiFi for More Devices - OFDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time. Uplink OFDMA improves scheduling during high volumes of upload traffic, particularly when that traffic is created simultaneously.§
- Up to 4 Simultaneous WiFi Streams - 4-stream MU-MIMO enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices at the same time
- 160MHz Channel Support*** - Doubles the speeds as offered by 80MHz channels to provide Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops
- Powerful Processor - 64bit 1.8GHz Quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming
- Dynamic QoS - Prioritizes Internet traffic by application and device for smoother streaming
- 6 Gigabit Ports - Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections. Two (2) ports can be aggregated for faster LAN transfer and two (2) can be aggregated to enable Multi-Gig internet
- Smart Connect - Intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home
- 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 - Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices
- Works with Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant– Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands
- 90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorized reseller
- 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
- Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
- Automatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router
- Guest network access - separate & secure
- VPN Support - Secure access to your home network away from home
Download the NETGEAR RAX80 Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.