The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Wi-Fi Router is the next wave in Wi-Fi.

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The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Wi-Fi Router is the next wave in Wi-Fi. With Tri-Band Quad Stream performance, delivers combined wireless speeds of up to 5.3 Gbps. Four external Active Antennas combined with four internal antennas amplify and maximize Wi-Fi range. X8's Powerful 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor gives you a high-performance networking engine for faster connections. Aggregate 2 of the 6 Gigabit ports to double your wired speeds to network attached storage. Quad-Stream with MU-MIMO support allows you to enjoy simultaneous streaming to your devices for speeds up to 4x faster than traditional Wi-Fi.

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  • Get fastest speeds available up to 5.3Gbps. Up to 1,000 Mbps @ 2.4GHz 1024 QAM. Up to 2,166 Mbps @ 5 GHz 11ac 1024 QAM
  • Tri-band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices. Quad Stream delivers up to four data streams per Wi-Fi band. Smart Connect intelligently selects the fast Wi-Fi band for every device.
  • 4 active antennas and 4 internal antennas to amplify and maximize range. 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports-aggregate two for faster file transfers
  • MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes bandwidth by application and device
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Model Options

  • Router Only
  • Router w/ 1TB External Hard Drive
  • Router w/ 16x4 Cable Modem
  • Router w/ Range Extender
  • Router w/ 24x8 Cable Modem
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Capacity Options

  • AC5300 
  • AC1900
  • AC2600
  • AC3200
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Nighthawk X8 – Fastest Tri-Band WiFi Router

The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router is the next wave in WiFi. Tri-Band WiFi and Quad Stream performance boosts X8’s combined wireless speeds to up to 5.3Gbps. Four external Active Antennas plus 4 internal antennas amplify WiFi range. Six gigabit Ethernet ports means even more wired devices can connect. Nighthawk X8 is the next wave in WiFi.

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NETGEAR genie makes installation almost effortless. Genie allows you to easily monitor, connect and control your home network from a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

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Active Antennas

NETGEAR exclusive Industry first Active Antennas technology improves WiFi performance by amplifying signal in the antenna itself. NETGEAR moved the WiFi amplifiers from their usual location on the motherboard to the top of antennas for a cleaner and stronger receive signal from mobile devices.

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With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.

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ReadySHARE Vault

ReadySHARE Vault is a free app that provides automatic, continuous backup of Windows PCs to the USB hard drive connected to the X8. Never worry about losing your data again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a spaceship?

    Only if you are very very small and can fit inside it.

  • When all 3 bands are active, do you see 3 different wifi connections? Meaning 1 2.4 and 2 5 Ghz? Or are the 2 5 Ghz both under 1 name?

    With Smart Connect turned on you will see 2 SSIDs, one for the 2.4 and one for the 5GHz. (The router then uses Smart Connect to connect each device to the best 5GHz channel, depending on the device and the current number of devices on each of the channels.)

  • Does the adapter work on 220-230 voltage? or is 110V only?

    The adapter works for both voltages. The back of the BIG AC Adapter says: Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.0A Output: 12V 3.5A. So, yes, it will work 220-230v. And if you are not in the USA, then get a plug adapter to convert the USA style electric plug into one that fits your country.

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