Nighthawk RAX50 Dual-band AX6 WiFi 6 Router - AX5400

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Nighthawk RAX50 Dual-band AX6 WiFi 6 Router - AX5400

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Built with the latest generation WiFi 6 technology, the NETGEAR® Nighthawk® AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi Router provides speeds up to 5.4Gbps so you can connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices.

Powerful 1.5GHz triple-core processor ensures superior performance for concurrent real-time applications such as multimedia streaming, online gaming, and audio/video chats. Engineered to deliver up to 4 times the data capacity over previous standards, WiFi 6 technology with OFDMA, 160MHz channel support allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability. High-power amplifiers increase range for reliable whole home network.

This next-gen router is recommended for medium to large homes, suitable for up to 25 connected devices. With NETGEAR Armor™, you get the best-in-class cyber security to protect your family from malware, stolen passwords, identity theft, and hacker attacks.

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Simultaneously Stream Everything at Fast Speed

Now you can enjoy uninterrupted movies, gaming, video calls and more on all your devices, all at the same time.

Connect a House Full of WiFi Devices Without Compromise

RAX50’s 6 WiFi streams deliver high performance and reliability for up to 4X more smart home devices.

WiFi 6 Gives Faster Speeds for Your Needs

Blazing WiFi speeds up to 5.4Gbps let you download, stream and transfer 4.5X faster than ever before.

Supports Fiber & Internet Plans up to 1Gbps 

RAX50 is designed to support the latest 1G internet plans. Simply connect the internet to the WAN port using an Ethernet cable and start sharing across all your devices.


The world’s leading cybersecurity protects all your home devices from virus, malware, and data theft with a 30-day free trial.

Easy Setup & Management 

The Nighthawk App makes it a snap to set up your router and get more out of your WiFi, including great features like Internet speed test, remote access to your network, internet pausing and more.


WiFi Technology 

802.11ax Dual-Band WiFi (AX5400) 

WiFi Performance 

AX5400 WiFi 

WiFi Range  

Medium to large homes

Four (4) high-power external devices for faster file transfer and fewer uninterrupted connections

WiFi Band 

  • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4 & 5GHz 


Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz 

Number of Ethernet Ports  

Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports

1 WAN & 4 LAN

Number of USB Ports 

One (1) USB 3.0 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


Triple-core 1.5GHz processor 

WiFi Speed  

6-stream WiFi with up to 5.4Gbps† for fast wireless speeds‡

WiFi speeds of up to 600+4800Mbps†

1024 QAM provides 25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256 QAM router

Enjoy greater than 1Gbps WiFi speeds for blazing-fast streaming and downloading to newer mobile devices

WiFi Capacity 

OFDMA gives you more WiFi for more devices by allowing efficient data transmission at the same time 


USB 3.0 port for faster streaming, backup, and easy access to stored media 

Ease of Use  

Nighthawk App for easy router setup and more, including remote management of network when away from home

Control NETGEAR network with simple voice commands using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

AX WiFi supports all current WiFi devices and is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices

Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones, and computers


NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices

Supports WPA3 for the latest and cutting-edge WiFi security protocol

Standards-based security — 802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK

Securely access home network & internet connection from mobile devices with VPN support on PC, Mac, and iOS and Android devices with OpenVPN Connect app

Separate & secure access for guests

Automatic firmware updates deliver latest security patches to the router

Physical Specifications  

Dimensions: 11.65 x 8.11 x 2.25in (295.8 x 206 x 57.2mm)

Weight: 1.25lb (566g)

Package Contents  

6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (RAX50)

Ethernet cable

4 external antennas

Quick start guide

Power adapter

Warranty Information 

2-year Limited Hardware Warranty