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NIGHTHAWK® 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router

NIGHTHAWK® AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router


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    • First of its kind: Built in DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable modem with WiFi 6
    • Faster WiFi, better Performance with WiFi 6
    • Multi-gig Wired and Wireless speed
    • Eliminate monthly cable modem rental fees
    • Powerful Dual-Core 1.5GHz Processor
    • Multi-Gig 2.5Gbps LAN and Link aggregation support
    • Works with XFINITY® from Comcast, Spectrum® and COX® and more
    • Easy setup and Management with the Nighthawk App
    • Auto Firmware update
    • Download datasheet


    Leading the New Era of WiFi

    Experience the future of WiFi with the latest blazing fast WiFi 6 technology. Enjoy 4 times the capacity, improved performance, and up to 10X faster download speeds with the DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem and a future-proof router ready for the fastest WiFi available. Now you can enjoy lag-free gaming.

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    WiFi 6—Ready for Today and Tomorrow’s Smart Home

    Introducing WiFi 6—the latest generation of WiFi that delivers four times better performance than AC WiFi. With innovative technologies, such as Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (OFDMA)§, 4x4 Multi-User MIMO, and intelligent scheduling, WiFi 6 delivers a huge boost in speed and total capacity. Rising to the challenges of modern smart home demands, this new standard of WiFi is ready to support more devices with better reliability and faster speeds.

    Ultra-High Speed Connections with DOCSIS® 3.1

    DOCSIS® 3.1 offers a huge jump in download and upload internet speeds, supporting up to 10 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload speeds. Since the technology is backwards compatible, upgrading to a DOCSIS® 3.1 modem means you’ll still enjoy your current internet service and be ready for the fastest speeds available in your area when your service provider upgrades to DOCSIS® 3.1.


    Replace your existing cable modem and router with this two-in-one cable modem WiFi router and save up to $168 per year.**


    Combined WiFi speeds over 1.8Gbps keep up with your family’s streaming, gaming and smart home needs.


    Supports Multi-Gig 2.5Gbps and LAN port aggregation that allows combining two Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver more than one Gigabit internet speed to your home.

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    Nighthawk App

    The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App makes it easy to set up your cable modem router and get more out of your WiFi. With the app, you can install your router in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test and much more.


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      Upgrade to the Fastest Tiers

      Internet service providers are extending Gigabit internet service throughout the country. Enjoy the fastest broadband internet speeds offered today and be ready for future upgrades.

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      For Multi-Gig Speeds

      Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router is one of the first cable modem routers to support Multi-Gig 2.5Gbps and LAN port aggregation that allows combining two Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver Gigabit+ internet speed from your service provider’s networks to your home (where supported).

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      Own and Save Money

      Replace your existing cable modem and router with this two-in-one cable modem + WiFi router. With no monthly equipment rental fees, own your modem and save up to $168 per year.**


    • WiFi Technology
      • 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi (AX6000)
      • 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
      • 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
    • Speed and Range
      • DOCSIS® 3.1 supports 1Gbps+ Internet speed
    • Modem
      • Built-in high-speed DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable
      • OFDM 2x2+ 32x8 channel bonding
    • Number of Ethernet Ports
      • Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
      • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
      • One (1) 2.5Gbps Ethernet Port
    • Number of USB Ports
      • One (1) USB 3.0 port—Connect storage
      • Devices to store & stream your own media
    • Key Features
      • Eliminate monthly cable modem rental fees and save up to $168 per year**
      • Works right out of the box with XFINITY® from Comcast, Spectrum® COX® and more
      • 4X Better Performance than an AC Cable Modem Router—8 Stream WiFi with up to 1.2 + 4.8 Gbps for ultra-fast wireless speeds*
      • More WiFi for More Devices—OFDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time. Uplink OFDMA improves scheduling during high volumes of upload traffic, particularly when that traffic is created simultaneously.§
      • Powerful Processor— dual-core 1.5GHz processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming
      • Multi-Gig Ethernet Port 2.5G—2.5 times the wired speed of a typical Gigabit port to be used for LAN or Internet connectivity
      • Smart Connect—Intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home
      • Nighthawk® App—Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home
      • WiFi 6 supports all current WiFi devices and is backward compatible with WiFi 5 and earlier generation devices
    • Security
      • VPN Support—Secure access to your home network away from home
      • Firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
      • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
    • System Requirements
      • Cable Broadband Internet service
      • Please check your Cable Internet Service Provider web site for data speed tier compatibility and to ensure it provides DOCSIS® 3.1 service, otherwise this modem will only work as a DOCSIS® 3.0 modem
      • Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services
    • Physical Specifications
      • Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.5 x 4.3 in / 264 x 215 x 110 mm
      • Weight: 2.55 lb / 1.16 kg
    • Package Content
      • Nighthawk® AX8/8 Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router
      • Ethernet cable, Quick Start Guide, power adapter


    This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty. 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.


    Have questions about this product or any other Nighthawk products? Ask our community or get help from our expert support team.

    Multi-Gig Internet speeds require compatible service plans and equipment. Please visit for more information.

    *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with AX standards.

    **Savings shown may vary by cable service providers.

    §Requires compatible AX clients.