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AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80) armor

Nighthawk 8-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router, 6Gbps armor

AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80)

Nighthawk 8-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router, 6Gbps armor

Dead zones and buffering are a thing of the past with the Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Router. Get fast and reliable WiFi for better 4K UHD streaming, gaming, and downloads.

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You wouldn't leave your door unlocked at night. Treat your WiFi with the same level of security. NETGEAR Armor keeps your family and your connected devices safe with an automatic shield of protection for your network to stop hackers, password thieves, ransomware, and brute force attacks.

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Easy Setup and Use with the Nighthawk App

With the Nighthawk app, setup takes just minutes, so you can start enjoying better WiFi sooner. You can also see your connected devices, run an internet speed test, manage your NETGEAR service subscriptions, and more from the palm of your hand.

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Ultra-Fast, Reliable Speeds

Total wireless speeds of up to 6Gbps make for smoother ultra HD 4K streaming.

Room for All Your Smart Devices
A 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor allows for the best performance for streaming, gaming, and more without interruptions.
Easy to Use
Setting up your Nighthawk Router takes just minutes, and you can easily manage your system with the Nighthawk app.
Connect More Wired Devices
5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports make it convenient to set up home offices or entertainment spaces.
One Subscription, Unlimited Protection

A single subscription to NETGEAR Armor keeps an unlimited number of connected devices safe from internet threats.

On-the-Go Protection
Install award-winning Bitdefender Security as part of your NETGEAR Armor subscription to stay protected wherever you go.
Keep Your Activity Private
NETGEAR Armor’s Bitdefender VPN ensures that your online activity is private, even when you’re on an unsecured network.
Guest WiFi

Have visitors? Set up a separate, secure guest network with its own name and password.

Rest assured your WiFi is encrypted in accordance with WiFi security standards.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions : Folded size: 10.75 x 7.95 x 2.83 in (273 x 202 x 72 mm)
  • Unfolded size: 12.0 x 7.95 x 6.34 in (305 x 202 x 161 mm)
  • Weight : 2.82 lbs (1281g)
  • 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. Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • WiFi Range : WiFi coverage for very large homes. Four (4) hidden antennas extend strong and reliable signals and are pre-optimized for best WiFi performance
  • Beamforming : Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
  • Number of Ethernet Ports : Six (6) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 5 LAN). Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
  • Number of USB Ports : Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • Processor : Powerful 64bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor
  • WiFi Speed : 1.2 + 4.8Gbps with 8-stream connectivity. 4X4 MU-MIMO allows simultaneous streaming to multiple devices. 1024 QAM provides 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
  • WiFi Capacity : OFDMA improves network capacity and efficiency. 4-stream MU-MIMO‡ enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time. Robust quad-core 1.8GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-TO-LAN performance
  • Sharing : Two superspeed USB 3.0 ports up to 10x faster than USB 2.0. ReadySHARE® USB access — Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via two (2) USB ports.
  • 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 remote management of network when 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
  • Security : NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices. Manage content and time online, on any device, with Circle® Parental Controls. Standards-based security —802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK. VPN client support for network identity protection and prevention of DDoS attacks. 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
  • 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

    • Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream AX6000 WiFi 6 Router (RAX80)
    • Ethernet cable
    • Quick start guide
    • Power adapter

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