Overview

The Next Wave in WiFi

The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi 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 four internal antennas amplify WiFi range. Six gigabit Ethernet ports means even more wired devices can connect and with port aggregation 2 ports can combine to double maximum wired speeds. Nighthawk X8 is the next wave in WiFi.

Features

  • Get fastest speeds available up to 5.3Gbps
  • Tri-band WiFi delivers more WiFi to more devices
  • Quad Stream delivers up to four data streams per WiFi band
  • 4 active antennas and 4 internal antennas amplify and maximize range
  • 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports—aggregate two ports for faster file transfers
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device
  • MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes bandwidth by application and device
  • ReadyCLOUD USB Access — Secure personal access to USB storage from anywhere

Fastest Tri-Band WiFi Router

The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined wireless speed of up to 5.3Gbps. X8 uses Smart Connect to optimize WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed. Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices ensuring usage of both the 5GHz WiFi bands. Even if everyone and everything in the home that’s connected to the Internet is streaming, gaming, working, playing, socializing or updating at the same time, the X8 won’t miss a beat—you’ll enjoy seamless clarity and zero lag.

NETGEAR Tri-Band WiFi gets the fastest internet speeds

Dynamic Quality of Service

If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you'll benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.

NETGEAR's built in dynamic quality of service (QoS) automatically prioritizes your bandwidth usage allowing you to get the best performace while multi-tasking on the internet

Industry's First Active Antennas

Each new generation of routers grows more powerful than the last, delivering stronger WiFi signals with greater range. At the same time, the WiFi signals on mobile devices are not getting more powerful. This difference in WiFi performance reduces overall WiFi range and speed.

To meet this challenge, NETGEAR developed the industry’s first Active Antennas technology. NETGEAR moved the WiFi amplifiers from their usual location, on the router’s motherboard, to the top of the antennas. These Active Antennas help improve WiFi performance by amplifying signal in the antenna itself. This allows the router to receive cleaner and stronger signals from your mobile devices, avoiding signal degradation between the antennas and motherboard.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 Active Antennas pick up even the weakest WiFi signals

Connect More

Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports allows you to connect even more wired devices. Two of six Gigabit Ethernet ports can be aggregated to double the connection speed to a Network Attached Storage device for 4K HD streaming or fast backups of multiple WiFi devices simultaneously.

Powerful Dual Core 1.4GHz Router Processor

Basic WiFi routers use simple single core processors to connect WiFi devices to the Internet.

Nighthawk X8 delivers Tri-band WiFi, quad-stream performance on each band, Multi-User MIMO capable, has 6 Gigabit LAN ports with Port Aggregation, and dual USB interfaces to connect external USB storage. Using a single core processor would cause severe performance issues as various processes compete for CPU power.

That's why the X8 utilizes a powerful 1.4GHz dual-core processor to separate processes and prioritize high performance WiFi connections to get maximum combined WiFi speeds of up to 5.3Gbps.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 Dual Core 1.4GHz Processor

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)

Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. 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.

Stream on multiple devices with MU-MIMO technology from NETGEAR

Simple and Secure Cloud Storage via USB

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR Nighthawk™ X8 Smart WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive™ and Dropbox without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home… it’s that easy!

Simple &secure cloud storage with ReadyCLOUD by NETGEAR

Speed

Get the fastest combined WiFi currently available and enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing - up to 5.3Gbps.

  • 5.3Gbps—The fastest combined WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming
  • Tri-Band WiFi—Up to 1000 + 2166 + 2166Mbps†
  • Quad Stream—Up to four data streams per WiFi band maximizes connection speed
  • Smart Connect—Designates slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands for best wireless speed
  • MU-MIMO capable—Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices
  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds
  • Gigabit wired—Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to aggregate two ports for faster file transfers
  • Dynamic QoS—Intelligently prioritizes video streaming and gaming

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router's 4 external and 4 internal antennas provide WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Four Active Antennas —Enhance weak signal and reduce interference with a patent pending design
  • Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features and best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference and enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous Tri-Band—More and faster WiFi connections to all devices
  • Beamforming+ — Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands

Sharing

Sharing across your network is fun and easy. Anything from accessing stored photos and music to sharing a USB printer and keep everything safe by using the included FREE ReadySHARE Vault software for backing up Windows-based PCs.

  • ReadyCLOUD USB access—Enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • ReadySHARE USB access—Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive and printer via two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 port
  • One super speed USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
  • DLNA—Find and play your media on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players
  • ReadySHARE Vault—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access and share a USB printer

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple and easy, so you can connect quickly and make sure you stay that way!

  • Easy install—Easy setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones and computers
  • NETGEAR genieAppPersonal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network. Now includes remote access to manage your network away from home.
  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
  • WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings
  • VPN supportSecure access to your home network when away from home
  • LED on/off—Easily turn router LED lights on or off

Security

Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids &guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • Enhanced parental controls—Manage web site access by family member and device
  • Guest network access—Separate and secure access for guests
  • Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2
  • Open source support—Download open source firmware from www.myopenrouter.com
  • Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server
  • VPN support—Secure access to your home network when away from home

Specifications

WiFi Technology

802.11ac

Speed and Range

5.3 Gbps

WiFi Performance

AC5300 (1000 + 2166 + 2166 Mbps)

WiFi Range

Very large homes

WiFi Band

Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz)

Beamforming

Implicit &Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 &5GHz bands

Number of Ethernet Ports

Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1 WAN &6 LAN

Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation

Number of USB Ports

Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 &1 USB 2.0 port

Key Features

Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device

Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices ensuring usage of both 5GHz WiFi bands

MU-MIMO capablesimultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices

Eight (8) high performance antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Four (4) external Active Antennas enhance weak signals and reduce interference for best WiFi performance (patent pending)

Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic by application & device

ReadyCLOUD USB AccessPersonal &secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

ReadySHARE VaultPC software for automatic backup to USB hard drive connected to the router

DLNA server to find &play your media on TVs &game consoles

VPN supportsecure remote access to your home network & Internet

Enhanced Parental Controls to manage web filtering &accessibility by profiles or devices

NETGEAR genie home network manager includes remote access to manage your network away from home

Security

Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server

VPN supportsecure remote access

Guest network accessseparate &secure

WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2PSK)

Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)

Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

Processor

Powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor

Memory

128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM

Physical Specifications

Dimensions: 12.44 x 10.39 x 2.40 in (316 x 264 x 61 mm)

Weight: 3.70 lb (1680 g)

Package Content

Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router (R8500)

Ethernet cable

Quick install guide

Power adapter

Standards

Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 &1 USB 2.0 port

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support

IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz1024QAM support

Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1 WAN &6 LAN

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

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