Tri-Band WiFi and Quad Stream performance boost the combined wireless speeds of your Netgear R8500 AC5300 Nighthawk X8 Router up to 5.3 Gbps. Four external high-powered active antennas plus four internal antennas amplify WiFi range. Six Gigabit Ethernet ports mean even more wired devices can connect and, with port aggregation, two ports can combine to double maximum wired speeds.
Netgear R8500 AC5300 Router uses Smart Connect to optimize WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed. Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices ensuring usage of both the 5 GHz WiFi bands. Even if everyone and everything in the home that’s connected to the Internet is streaming, gaming, working, playing, socializing or updating at the same time, the Netgear Nighthawk X8 Router won’t miss a beat - you’ll enjoy seamless clarity and zero lag.
If you like gaming and streaming videos, you will benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to allocate more bandwidth automatically to latency-sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.
Netgear developed the industry’s first Active Antennas technology. Netgear moved the WiFi amplifiers from their usual location, on the router’s motherboard, to the top of the antennas. These Active Antennas help improve WiFi performance by amplifying signal in the antenna itself. This allows Netgear R8500 AC5300 Router to receive cleaner and stronger signals from your mobile devices, avoiding signal degradation between the antennas and motherboard.
Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports allows you to connect even more wired devices. Two of six Gigabit Ethernet ports can be aggregated to double the connection speed to a Network Attached Storage device for 4K HD streaming or fast backups of multiple WiFi devices simultaneously.
Basic WiFi routers use simple single core processors to connect WiFi devices to the Internet. Netgear Nighthawk X8 Router delivers Tri-band WiFi, quad-stream performance on each band, Multi-User MIMO capable, has 6 Gigabit LAN ports with Port Aggregation, and dual USB interfaces to connect external USB storage. Using a single core processor would cause severe performance issues as various processes compete for CPU power. That's why the Netgear R8500 AC5300 Router utilizes a powerful 1.4 GHz dual-core processor to separate processes and prioritizes high performance WiFi connections to get maximum combined WiFi speeds of up to 5.3 Gbps.
Using Multi-User MIMO technology, Netgear Nighthawk X8 Router can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With 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.
Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through Netgear ReadyCloud USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your Netgear R8500 AC5300 Router to create secure personal cloud storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive™ and Dropbox without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCloud mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home … it’s that easy!
With Netgear Nighthawk X8 Router, you will have the advantage when taking on your gaming foes. Gigabit Ethernet ports lets you connect your device via a wired connection to ensure you stay connected at top speeds. Game on with Netgear R8500 AC5300 Router.
With all your mobile devices, you have the freedom to move about your home and yard, and now with Netgear Nighthawk X8 Router, you can maintain your connection even in the largest of homes. Powerful, patent-pending Active Antennas, help improve WiFi performance by amplifying WiFi signals in the antenna itself, which helps avoid signal loss during transmission as well as reduce noise, so you can enjoy better range and coverage.
Netgear Genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. More than six million downloads of the Genie App let users easily monitor, connect & control their home network from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With Netgear Genie, you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls to manage web filtering and accessibility by profiles or devices
Three-year limited hardware warranty