Netgear - RAX80 - Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

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  • SKU: RAX80
  • Max Speed (Mbps): Up to 6Gbps Speeds
  • Ethernet (LAN) : 5
  • WAN Ports: 1
  • USB Ports: Two USB 3.O Ports
  • Wireless : AX
  • Parental Controls: Yes
  • Guest Network: No

RAX80 | Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

The NETGEAR® Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX80) offers improved network capacity for more WiFi devices in your home and 2Gbps** wired connectivity support for an incredibly fast internet experience. This Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router is powered by a 64bit 1.8GHz Quad-core processor designed to transfer multi gigabits of data with almost zero CPU load. 160MHz channel support doubles the speeds as offered by 80MHz channels to provide gigabit speeds to compatible devices.

Nighthawk AX8 is ready for the upcoming Multi-Gig internet wave in DOCSIS® 3.1. Four high-performance hidden antennas amplify WiFi signals for maximized range and coverage.

Engineered to deliver up to 4 times the data capacity over previous standards, Wi-Fi 6 features advanced technologies like OFDMA (uplink and downlink), 160MHz channel support and 1024 QAM to vastly improve network efficiency.

8-Stream WiFi - Network Efficiency and Faster Speeds

8-Stream WiFi - Network Efficiency and Faster Speeds

8 WiFi streams (four in the 2.4GHz band and four in the 5GHz band) offer four times the device capacity as compared to typical 2x2 AC WiFi. More WiFi streams per band greatly increases the amount of data the router sends to and receives from devices because more bandwidth is available and there is less congestion for all the devices on the network. With reliable connections to all connected devices, now more devices than ever before can simultaneously be on your network.

Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices

Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices

Ideal for gigabit WiFi, Nighthawk AX8 is one of the first routers to support WAN port aggregation, which allows for combining two gigabit Ethernet ports and deliver more than one gigabit of Internet speed to your home. Pair with compatible NETGEAR cable modems supporting Multi-Gig internet speeds. Support for 160MHz enabled mobile devices and laptops (Intel® Gigabit Wi-Fi enabled devices) allows the AX8 to stream at gigabit speeds to these devices. Stream your favorite TV shows and movies in high definition, to more devices.

Improved Network Capacity for More WiFi Devices

Improved Network Capacity for More WiFi Devices

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient data scheduling so that more transmissions can be sent at the same time, resulting in an impressive capacity increase in your network. This increased or available bandwidth allows you to add more devices to your network. Nighthawk AX8 supports uplink and downlink OFDMA to efficiently use air-time with better frequency reuse, reduced latency, and increased network efficiency. This is extremely useful for latency sensitive applications such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of things (IoT) sensors.

Powerful Performance at the Core

Powerful Performance at the Core

Nighthawk AX8 is powered by a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor designed to transfer gigabits of data with almost zero CPU load. Robust processing power provides the best performance across all wired and wireless interfaces. An additional quad-core co-processor handles all Multi-Gig LAN-WAN traffic, ensuring the main processor is available for all other applications. High-speed simultaneous connections ensure you enjoy smoother ultra-HD 4K video streaming and gaming without interruptions.

Cutting-Edge Design

Cutting-Edge Design

This next-generation router design conceals four high-performance antennas under its 'wings'. The antennas are optimally positioned for best WiFi performance, extending reliable and stronger WiFi coverage indoors and outdoors. The Nighthawk AX8 router is also wall-mountable.

Nighthawk App

Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App (formerly Up 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 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 Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test and much more.

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Additional Information

Max Speed (Mbps) Up to 6Gbps Speeds
Ethernet (LAN) 5
WAN Ports 1
USB Ports Two USB 3.O Ports
Wireless AX
Parental Controls Yes
Guest Network No
USB Share No
Manufacturer Warranty (Years) 1

Manufacturer Specs

Up to 6Gbps Speeds
Powerful Quad-Core Processor
160MHz Channel Support
Six Gigabit Ports
1024 QAM
Two USB 3.O Ports
Port Aggregation

WIFI TECHNOLOGY: 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
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); Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
NUMBER OF USB PORTS: Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
PROCESSOR: Powerful 64bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor
KEY FEATURES: A Wi-Fi 6 router - Leading the New Era of 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 Processor
SECURITY: 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
PACKAGE CONTENTS: AX8/8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80); Ethernet cable; Quick start guide; Power adapter
STANDARDS: 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
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

Warranty Details
This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
What's in the Box?

• AX8/8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80)

• Ethernet cable

• Quick start guide

• Power adapter


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