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NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Tri-Band Wi-Fi AC Gigabit Router

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NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Tri-Band Wi-Fi AC Gigabit Router
Love your streaming services and gaming, but hate the lags and stutters? Why not upgrade your home wireless network with NETGEAR? With combined wireless speeds of up to 5.3Gbps, the Nighthawk X8 gives you excellent speeds and superior wireless range. Tri-band technology means simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4GHz band while bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or HD video streaming are handled by two 5GHz bands. The NETGEAR Nighthawk: ready to unleash your home's wireless experience like never before.

What You Get

  • AC5300 smart tri-band Wi-Fi router
  • Ethernet cable
  • AC power adapter
  • Quick-install guide
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty

Good to Know

  • A compatible Wi-Fi AC device is required to achieve the fastest wireless speeds

For warranty information, please call Customer Service at 800.933.2887 (8 am-1 am ET).
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Model #: Nighthawk X8 AC5300 (R8500)
Network Protocols: Wi-Fi b/g/n (2.4GHz), a/n/ac (5GHz)
Security: Encryption: WPA / WPA2, WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK DoS, SPI and NAT firewall
Memory: 128MB flash, 512MB RAM
Measurements: Approx. 12.4"W x 10.4" Deep x 2.4"H
Weight: Approx. 3.7 lbs.
Listing: UL
Country of Origin: China


Tri-band AC5300 Wi-Fi AC networking with MU-MIMO technology 
  • Connect your computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, smartphones and other Wi-Fi devices at blazingly fast transfer rates
  • 2.4GHz and two 5.0GHz bands - combines up to 1000 Mbps (2.4Ghz) and two 2166 Mbps (5Ghz) bands for a total of 5.3 Gbps link rate
  • Smoothly stream 4K HD video and game online without lags
  • MU-MIMO technology to stream data to multiple devices simultaneously
  • Backward-compatible with Wi-Fi b/g/n devices

Smart Connect with auto load balancing 
  • Intelligently selects the fastest Wi-Fi band for every device
  • Load balancing distributes Wi-Fi devices to ensure optimal usage of both 5GHz bands

1.4GHz dual-core processor 
  • Help boost data transfer rates and handle multiple tasks without slowing down

Dynamic QoS (Quality of Service)
  • Automatically recognizes and prioritizes streaming & gaming applications

6 Gigabit Ethernet ports with dual-port speed doubling
  • Provide fast network access to your Ethernet-wired devices
  • 2 ports can be combined to double the connection speed — perfect for 4K HD streaming from a NAS drive or fast simultaneous data transfers from of multiple Wi-Fi devices

Dual USB drive ports (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0)
  • Connect a printer or an external USB drive and access your multimedia content wirelessly

DLNA media server with ReadyCLOUD USB access and FTP server capabilities
  • Stream music, movies and photos to compatible devices on your local network
  • Log in remotely to enjoy your multimedia files stored on your USB storage device from anywhere

ReadySHARE Vault
  • Provides automatic, continuous backup of Windows PCs to a connected USB storage drive
  • Wonderfully simple interface with intuitive and easy back-up settings
  • Automatic, continuous incremental backup of all the changes
  • Easily restore deleted files by going back to older snapshots
  • Great way to safeguard all your precious data, photos and videos

8 Active Antennas with Beamforming technology
  • 4 internal and 4 external antennas enhance weak signals and reduce interference
  • Active Antenna technology helps improve Wi-Fi performance by amplifying signals in the antenna itself
  • Enjoy better Wi-Fi range, performance and fewer dead spots

VPN support
  • Provides secure remote access to your home network and internet 

Guest access
  • Allows guests to use your Internet connection without joining your personal network

More Features
  • Port forwarding
  • Double firewall protection
  • Denial-of-service attack prevention
  • Enhanced parental controls
  • IPv6 enabled to future-proof your network


NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Tri-Band Wi-Fi AC Gigabit Router

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