Features

RELIABILITY - Advanced features and best-in-class technologies mean less interference and more reliable WiFi connectivity.
SHARING - Sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos and music to wireless printing.
WIFI RANGE - Faster and expanded coverage throughout your home for all your devices.
SPEED - Get ultra-fast wireless speeds for better 4K/8K UHD streaming, gaming or video-conferencing experiences.
EASE OF USE - Installation and management of your new router is simple and easy, so you can quickly connect and stay connected.
SECURITY - Maintain high security across your network to ensure your family's privacy and safety while online.
CAPACITY - Improved network capacity with smarter scheduling increases overall network efficiency and reduces latency.

Description

The NETGEAR® Nighthawk®8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80) supports the new 802.11ax (also known as Wi-Fi 6) WiFi standard. Engineered to deliver up to four times more data capacity than previous standards, AX WiFi features advanced technologies like OFDMA, MU-MIMO, 160MHz channel support and 1024 QAM to vastly improve network efficiency. The Nighthawk AX8 is powered by a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor designed to transfer gigabits of data with almost zero CPU load. 160MHz channel support doubles the speed offered by 80MHz channels to provide gigabit speed to compatible devices. This router is the industry’s first home router with Multi-Gig internet support, achieved by aggregating two gigabit Ethernet ports. It’s a router that’s ready for the Multi-Gig Internet wave coming in DOCSIS® 3.1.

  • 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 that 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.
  • 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.

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
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
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
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
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.

Reliable Smart Home Connectivity
AX WiFi features simultaneous dual band support, making it ideal for multiple IoT devices in our connected homes. Your WiFi will stay strong and reliable, even with more WiFi devices on your network from the sensor-based low-bandwidth devices to high-end video streaming.  

Smoother UHD 4K/8K Streaming
Watch ultra-HD 4K/8K videos on your smart TV while your family games online and uploads pictures from their smartphones. Streaming from Netflix or YouTube has never been so smooth.  

Faster and Farther Coverage
WiFi has never been faster or reached farther. So whether your family is gaming in the basement or streaming videos by the pool, everyone enjoys ultra-fast wireless speeds, indoors and out. RAX80 with 8 high-performance antennas provide stronger and reliable whole home coverage.

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 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 Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test, setup smart parental controls and much more.

Specification

Compliance
Standards2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
CPU
Processor TypeQuad-Core
Processor Speed1800MHz
Interfaces/Ports
WAN Ports1 port(s) x RJ-45 2000Mbps
LAN Ports5 port(s) x RJ-45 1000Mbps
USB Port(s)2 x USB 3.0
Physical
Form FactorDesktop Unit
Case ColourBlack
Dimensions30.5cm (W) x 20.2cm (D) x 16.1cm (H) - Weight 1.281kg
Router
Router TypeWireless AX
Security
SecurityStandards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK) Guest network access-separate and secure
Firewall FilteringAutomatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router
VPNVPN Support-Secure access to your home network away from home
System Requirements
Operating Systems SupportedMicrosoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux
Wireless LAN
Frequency Band2.4 and 5.0GHz
Wireless LAN StandardsIEEE 802.11 a b g n ac