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NetGear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Tri-Band Quad-Stream WiFi Router

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Quicklinx: BXMSWS00 Mfr#: R8500-100UKS
Type: Wireless router
Connection Type: DSL (Cable)
Standards: IEEE 802.11n
Speed: 5.3Gbps
Rackmount or External: External
  • IEEE 802.11n
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£330.73 ex VAT
£396.87 inc VAT
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Description

The Next Wave in WiFi
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi 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 four internal antennas amplify WiFi range. Six gigabit Ethernet ports means even more wired devices can connect and with port aggregation 2 ports can combine to double maximum wired speeds. Nighthawk X8 is the next wave in WiFi.

Ideal Uses

Extreme Gaming
With combined WiFi speeds up to 5.3 Gbps and advanced features like MU-MIMO, Smart Connect and Dynamic QoS, which helps prioritize your gaming activity on the network, you'll have the advantage when taking on your gaming foes. Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect your device via a wired connection to ensure you stay connected at top speeds. Game on with Nighthawk X8.

Go ahead, let everybody stream.
Nighthawk X8 provides seamless, simultaneous HD streaming to multiple devices. Tri-Band WiFi, and MU-MIMO help reduce buffering and jittery video. And now with port aggregation, you can double the connection speed for 4K HD streaming. A built-in DLNA-ready server and ReadyCLOUD add to your media enjoyment, allowing you to play and share your videos and music quickly and access your data easily.

Ultimate Range and Mobility
With all your mobile devices, you have the freedom to move about your home and yard, and now with Nighthawk X8, 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.

Key Features:

Fastest Tri-Band WiFi Router
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined wireless speed of up to 5.3Gbps. X8 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 5GHz 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 X8 won’t miss a beat—you’ll enjoy seamless clarity and zero lag.

Dynamic Quality of Service
If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you'll 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 automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.

Industry's First Active Antennas
Each new generation of routers grows more powerful than the last, delivering stronger WiFi signals with greater range. At the same time, the WiFi signals on mobile devices are not getting more powerful. This difference in WiFi performance reduces overall WiFi range and speed.

To meet this challenge, 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 the router to receive cleaner and stronger signals from your mobile devices, avoiding signal degradation between the antennas and motherboard.

Connect More
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.

Powerful Dual Core 1.4HGz Router Processor
Basic WiFi routers use simple single core processors to connect WiFi devices to the Internet.

Nighthawk X8 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 X8 utilizes a powerful 1.4GHz dual-core processor to separate processes and prioritize high performance WiFi connections to get maximum combined WiFi speeds of up to 5.3Gbps.

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)
Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers 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.

Simple and Secure Cloud Storage via USB
Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR® Nighthawk™ X8 Smart WiFi 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!

Speed
Get the fastest combined WiFi currently available and enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing - up to 5.3Gbps.

  • Gigabit wired: Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to aggregate two ports for faster file transfers.
  • Dynamic QoS: Intelligently prioritizes video streaming and gaming.

WiFi Range
Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router's 4 external and 4 internal antennas provide WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Four Active Antennas: Enhance weak signal and reduce interference with a patent pending design.
  • Ultimate range: WiFi coverage throughout very large homes.

Reliability
There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features and best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference and enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous Tri-Band: More and faster WiFi connections to all devices.
  • Beamforming+: Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands.

Security
Maintain the highest security across your network to ensure your privacy and family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing and spyware or just limiting access for kids and guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • Enhanced parental controls: Manage web site access by family member and device.
  • Guest network access: Separate and secure

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop
Device Type
Wireless router - 6-port switch (integrated)
Enclosure Type
Desktop
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Data Transfer Rate
5.3 Gbps
Remote Management Protocol
HTTP
Features
Firewall protection, NAT support, VPN support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, IPv6 support, parental control, firmware upgradable, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), ReadySHARE, Push ‘N’ Connect button, DLNA Media Server, Beamforming+
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Dimensions (WxDxH)
31.6 cm x 26.4 cm x 6.1 cm
Weight
1.68 kg
System Requirements
UNIX, Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Localisation
United Kingdom
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Wireless router - 6-port switch (integrated)
Enclosure Type
Desktop
Connectivity Technology
Wireless, wired
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Data Transfer Rate
5.3 Gbps
Remote Management Protocol
HTTP
Encryption Algorithm
WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Features
Firewall protection, NAT support, VPN support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, IPv6 support, parental control, firmware upgradable, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), ReadySHARE, Push ‘N’ Connect button, DLNA Media Server, Beamforming+
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac , RoHS
Processor
1.4 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Flash Memory
128 MB

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
LAN: 6 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 , WAN: 1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 , USB 2.0: 1 x 4 pin USB Type A , USB 3.0: 1 x 9 pin USB Type A

Aerial

Aerial
External integrated and internal
Antenna Qty
8

Power

Power Device
External power adapter

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x network cable
Localisation
United Kingdom

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
NETGEAR Genie
OS Required
UNIX, Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Dimensions & Weight

Width
31.6 cm
Depth
26.4 cm
Height
6.1 cm
Weight
1.68 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 1 year , Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

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Type: Wireless router
Connection Type: DSL (Cable)
Standards: IEEE 802.11n
Speed: 5.3Gbps
Rackmount or External: External
Brand: NETGEAR
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Ex VAT: 300 - 500

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