Nighthawk® AX8 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router is powered by the industry’s latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard with 4 times increased data capacities in a dense environment to handle up to 40 devices in your growing home network.
Blazing fast combined WiFi speeds up to 6.6Gbps and AX optimized 1.5GHz quad-core processor powers smart home automation, ultra-smooth 4K UHD streaming, online gaming, and more.
With NETGEAR Armor™, you get multi-layered cybersecurity for an unlimited number of devices that provides encrypted connections, keeps your online activity private, secures lost or stolen devices, and blocks suspicious devices on your network. Smart Parental Controls allow you to easily manage your kids’ time online across their connected devices.
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8-Stream Tri-Band WiFi
Ultra WiFi 6 performance delivering multiple 4K streaming to smart TVs, mobile devices, and gaming consoles.
Faster Upload & Download Speeds
Faster WiFi download & upload speeds at the same time.
Greater than 1Gbps WiFi Speeds
Enjoy greater than 1Gbps WiFi speeds for blazing fast streaming and downloading to newer mobile devices.
Quad-core 1.5GHz Processor
More processing power increases the overall performance of your network.
Powerful Quad-core Processor
Nighthawk AX8 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor designed to transfer Multi-Gigs of data with almost zero CPU load. An additional quad-core co-processor handles all Multi-Gig LAN-WAN traffic, ensuring the main processor is available for all other applications. Enjoy smoother Ultra-HD 4K video streaming and gaming without interruptions.
Nighthawk AX8 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router is one of the first routers to support WAN port aggregation that allows combining two Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver more than one Gigabit internet speed to your home (where supported).
Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices
Support for 160MHz channel allows the Nighthawk AX8 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router to stream at Gigabit speeds to supported mobile devices, which are increasingly used for video streaming or gaming.
State-of-the-art Industrial Design
The next-generation Nighthawk AX8 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router design conceals six (6) high-performance antennas under the ‘wings’. The antennas are optimally positioned for best WiFi performance and extend strong and reliable WiFi coverage indoors and outdoors.
WiFi 6 gives you improved network
capacity for more WiFi devices. Have more fun with the uninterrupted 4K/8K
streaming, gaming, and the smart home experience.
Get ultra-fast wireless speeds with more connections for all devices with less congestion. You’ll get some blazing connection speeds of more than one Gigabit per second or more, 4K/8K streaming, & VR/AR gaming.
Experience reliable and stronger WiFi coverage indoors and outdoors for all your devices. High-performance antennas, pre-optimized for best performance, on the router amplify WiFi signals for maximized range and reliable coverage.
WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Tri-Band WiFi (AX6600). 2.4GHz AX: 2x2 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 0.6Gbps. 5GHz AX: 2x2 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256 QAM 20/40/80MHz, up to 1.2Gbps. 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps. Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi.
WiFi coverage for very large homes
Tri-Band 2.4 & 5GHz & 5GHz
Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports. Dual Gigabit Ethernet port aggregation
One (1) USB 3.0 port
Powerful quad-core 1.5GHz processor
1.2 + 4.8 Gbps + 600Mbps† with 8-stream connectivity**. 4X4 MU-MIMO‡ allows simultaneous streaming to multiple devices. 1024-QAM—25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256-QAM router. Ability to aggregate two gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers and two gigabit ports for internet connections. Multi-Gig ExperienceΔ maximizes your available Internet speeds with link port aggregation support. Ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports and two Gigabit WAN ports (configurable). 160MHZ channel support*** doubles the speeds as offered by 80MHz channels to provide Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops
4-stream MU-MIMO‡ enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time. Robust quad-core 1.5GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-TO-LAN performance.
One superspeed USB 3.0 port up to 10x faster than USB 2.0. ReadySHARE® Vault for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router. ReadySHARE® USB access — Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via one (1) USB port
Ease of Use
Smart Connect intelligently selects fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home. Nighthawk App for easy router setup and more, including access from anywhere to manage your network away from home. AX WiFi supports all current WiFi devices and is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices. Control NETGEAR network with simple voice commands using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
NETGEAR Armor†† provides advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices. Securely access home network & internet connection from mobile devices with VPN support on PC, Mac, and iOS and Android devices with OpenVPN Connect app. Standards-based security —802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK. Separate & secure access for guests. Automatic firmware updates deliver latest security patches to the router.
Folded size: 11.85 x 8.15 x 3.31 in (301 x 207 x 84 mm)
Unfolded size: 13.66 x 8.19 x 6.57 in (347 x 208 x 167 mm)
Weight: 2.58 lb (1171 g)
AX6600 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router (RAX70)
• Ethernet cable
• Quick start guide
• Power adapter