Nighthawk Router | WiFi 6E Router - RAXE500 | Netgear

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NETGEAR With new WiFi 6E technology, you can enjoy ultra-fast speeds, smooth streaming, and lower latency for 4K/8K streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video conferencing. Get combined speeds of up to 10.8Gbps and a powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor that delivers fast and reliable connections for up to 60 devices across 2,500 sq. ft. RAXE500 RAXE500-100NAS RAXE500-100NAS
NEW WiFi 6E

AXE11000 WiFi Router (RAXE500) armor

Nighthawk® Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router (up to 10.8Gbps) with new 6GHz band & NETGEAR Armor™armor

With new WiFi 6E technology, you can enjoy ultra-fast speeds, smooth streaming, and lower latency for 4K/8K streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video conferencing. Get combined speeds of up to 10.8Gbps and a powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor that delivers fast and reliable connections for up to 60 devices across 2,500 sq. ft.

NEW WiFi 6E

AXE11000 WiFi Router (RAXE500)

Nighthawk® Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router (up to 10.8Gbps) with new 6GHz band & NETGEAR Armor™armor

With new WiFi 6E technology, you can enjoy ultra-fast speeds, smooth streaming, and lower latency for 4K/8K streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video conferencing. Get combined speeds of up to 10.8Gbps and a powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor that delivers fast and reliable connections for up to 60 devices across 2,500 sq. ft.

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RAXE500 Key Features


  • Up to 10.8 Gbps WiFi speeds

  • New 6GHz WiFi band

  • Multi-Gig internet speeds of up to 2.5Gbps

  • 5 Gigabit ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports

  • Quad-core 1.8GHz processor

  • NETGEAR Armor advanced security

WiFi 6E Stands Alone


Open an Exclusive New Path to the Future of WiFi

Maximize your WiFi


Expands your WiFi for the fastest speed possible, support for up to 60 connected devices, and 4X more device capacity.

Immerse Yourself in Brilliance


Get clearer 4K/8K video, crisper audio, and smoother streaming – all simultaneously across your entire home.

Netgear Armor Nighthawk app

NETGEAR Armor

NETGEAR Armor cybersecurity keeps your network and private data safe from online threats, at home and on the go. One subscription protects an unlimited number of connected devices, from phones and laptops to thermostats and security cameras.

NETGEAR Armor is even better with new features like Anomaly Protection, Brute Force Protection, Exploit Prevention, Sensitive Data Protection and more.

Nighthawk app with Armor

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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New 6GHz WiFi band**
Enjoy faster speed and less congestion with up to 200% more available spectrum than dual band WiFi alone
Up to 10.8Gbps† WiFi Speeds
1.2 + 4.8 + 4.8Gbps with 12-stream connectivity
12 Streams Tri-Band WiFi
12 WiFi streams means more available bandwidth and less congestion for all devices on WiFi
AXE-Optimized 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Powerful 1.8GHz processor ensures fast and smooth 4K/8K UHD streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video-conferencing
Ultra-Low Latency
Very few devices on the new 6GHz band means lower latency for gaming and real-time traffic
Multi-Gig 2.5G Ethernet Port
Faster connections with 2.5X the wired speed of a typical Gigabit Ethernet port
MU-MIMO‡
Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices
Nighthawk App
Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
Voice Controlled by Amazon Alexa® & the Google Assistant

Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands

NETGEAR ARMOR™
Advanced cybersecurity for your home network and your connected devices††
Latest Security Standard
Supports WPA3 the latest and cutting-edge WiFi security protocol
Guest network access
Separate and secure access for guests
Automatic Firmware Update
Delivers the latest security patches to the router
VPN Support
Securely access your home network & Internet connection from your mobile device remotely

Technical Specifications

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  • Dimensions : 11.7 x 3.07 x 8.3 in (298 x 78 x 211 mm)
  • Weight : 3.2 lb (1.45 kg)
  • WiFi Technology : WiFi 6E (IEEE® 802.11ax) Tri-Band WiFi (AXE11000)
  • 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256-QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
  • 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256-QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
  • New 6GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256- QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
  • Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • Supports new WiFi 6E devices on 6GHz WiFi band
  • WiFi Speed : AXE11000 (1.2+4.8+4.8Gbps)
  • WiFi Range : Very large homes
  • WiFi Band : Tri-Band 6GHz + 5 GHz + 2.4GHz
  • Beamforming : Improve range and performance for 2.4GHz, 5GHz & 6GHz devices
  • Ethernet Ports : Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN) + one (1) 2.5G/1Gbps Multi-Gig port (configurable)
  • Processor : Powerful quad-core 1.8GHz processor
  • USB Ports : Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • Security : NETGEAR Armor™: Advanced cyber threat protection for home network and your connected devices††
  • Guest network access: separate & secure
  • Automatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router
  • Supports WPA3, the latest and cutting-edge WiFi security protocol
  • Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i,128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
  • VPN Support: Secure access to your home network away from home
  • 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® AXE11000 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router (RAXE500)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter

    • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty

  • WARRANTY : Find troubleshooting tips to diagnose product issues in our knowledge base
  • SUPPORT : Extend your warranty & technical support within 90 days of product purchase [US only].
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Learn More About WiFi 6E

Introducing WiFi 6E

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What does WiFi 6E mean for my daughter’s generation?

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What is WiFi 6E?

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Footnotes:

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume, device limitations, and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards. Up to 10.8Gbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ax 10.8Gbps devices.

6GHz band is limited to indoor range.

** Clients must support 6GHz band (WiFi 6E).

††NETGEAR Armor requires a paid subscription after the initial introductory period.

MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO.