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Netgear® Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Tri-Band Quad-Stream WiFi Gigabit Router, R8500 Item # 462998
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Get fast speeds and range for your streaming and mobile devices
- High-powered router with 1.4GHz dual-core processor delivers fast WiFi (up to 5.3 Gbps) so you experience less lag and less buffering. Upstream and downstream quality of service (QoS) for the best gaming and video streaming experience. Boosts wireless, wired and WAN-to-LAN performance.
- Powerful amplifiers and 4 high-performance external antennas give you greater Wi-Fi range throughout large homes and backyards. Beamforming+ focuses Wi-Fi signals for better connections.
- Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization improves Internet speed. Prioritizes by application and device and improves internet speed for lag-free gaming and streaming.
- 7 Gigabit port wired networking makes it ideal for HD gaming and video.
- Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi and Quad Stream reduces interference for better connections to more Wi-Fi devices.
- Sharing across your network is fun and easy — from accessing stored photos to wireless printing. UBB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports offer faster access to stored media. Also includes ReadySHARE® Vault backup software for Windows® computers, which automatically safeguards your files. The built-in DLNA®-ready server lets you find and play your stored media on TVs and game consoles.
- The Nighthawk is easy to use and maintain. It comes with a personal dashboard so you can monitor, control and repair your home network.
- When it comes to making sure your network is secure, Netgear has you covered as well. Includes protection to prevent phishing and spyware while limiting access to children and guests through parental controls and separate combined with secure access for guests.
- Includes secure WiFi connections with WPA and WPA2.
- Includes Netgear Genie to help simplify home networking. Set up your Netgear Wi-Fi router and connect your Wi-Fi devices simply by opening your browser.
|automatic speed sensing||yes|
|dimensions||12.44"H x 10.39"W x 2.40"D|
|ISM Maximum Frequency||2.40 GHz|
|maximum data transfer rate||2,166|
|number of users per network||12|
|operating system compatibility||Windows 2000; Windows XP; Windows Vista; Windows 7; Windows 8; Mac OS X; Linux; UNIX|
|plug and play||yes|
|ports||Ethernet 10/100/1000; USB 2.0; USB 3.0|
|virtual private network (VPN) support||yes|
|warranty length||1-year limited|
|What's Included||Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router; Ethernet Cable; Quick Install Guide; Power Adapter|
|Wireless LAN Standard||IEEE 802.11ac|
|Wireless Transmission Speed||5300 Mbit/s|
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Fastest Tri-Band WiFi Router
The Next Wave in WiFiThe 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.
- TRI-BAND WIFI - Delivers more WiFi to devices
- 5.3Gbps – The fastest combined WiFI speed for uninterrupted streaming
- QUAD STREAM – Up to four data streams per WiFI band maximizes connection speed
- DYNAMIC QoS - Intelligently prioritizes video streaming & gaming
- SMART CONNECT – Designates slower & faster devices to separate WiFi bands for best wireless speeds
- 6 gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 for multi-port aggregation
Tri-Band WiFiBreakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined wireless speed of up to 5.3Gbps. X8 optimizes WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed.
MU-MIMOWith 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
Active AntennasNETGEAR 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.
1.4GHz ProcessorPowerful Dual Core 1.4GHz processor for faster processing
ReadySHARE VaultReadySHARE 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.
NETGEAR genie - Networking made easyNETGEAR genie makes installation almost effortless. Genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network from a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device
• Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router (R8500)
• Ethernet cable
• Quick start guide
• Power adapter
• Dimensions: 12.44 x 10.39 x 2.40 in
(316 x 264 x 61 mm)
• Weight: 3.70 lb (1680 g
Technical SpecificationsTechnical Specifications
• AC5300 WiFi
• Band 1: 1000 Mbps @2.4GHz 1024QAM
• Band 2: 2166 Mbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
• Band 3: 2166 Mbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
• Simultaneous TriBand WiFi Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz)
+ 4x4 (5GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz)
• IEEE®802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support
• IEEE®802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz1024QAM support
• Powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor
• Memory: 128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM
• 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)
• 4 internal antennas
• Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
• Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1 WAN & 6 LAN
• Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
• Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
• IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
• On/Off LED light switch