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Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

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The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart Wi-Fi Router is the next wave in Wi-Fi. With Tri-Band Quad Stream performance, X8 delivers combined wireless speeds of up to 5.3 Gbps and amplifies range using 4 internal and 4 external antennae.

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The Next Wave in Wi-Fi

Nighthawk X8 hero image.

Diagram showing network   priorities and the X8.

Prioritise Your Wi-Fi

Using Dynamic Quality of Service, Nighthawk X8 resolves internet traffic congestion by prioritizing your activities. Love to game online or stream video? X8 will automatically allocate bandwidth to those high-performance tasks while still allowing lower priority applications to run smoothly.

Diagram showing Wi-Fi amplifiers   and mobile devices with the X8.

Better Wi-Fi for Mobile

Wi-Fi signals from routers are better than ever, but the same can't be said for mobile devices. Netgear's X8 solves this by placing Wi-Fi amplifiers on top of its antennae. This boosts Wi-Fi performance to receive cleaner and stronger signals from your mobile devices.

A comparison of X8 to other   routers.

Simultaneous Streaming

Nighthawk X8 uses Multi-user MIMO technology to stream, data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your Wi-Fi network can deliver faster speeds to your devices for quicker downloads and smoother streaming.

A diagram showing how cloud   storage works with the X8.

Personal Cloud Storage

Store and backup your personal files on your own Cloud Storage with Nighthawk X8. Simply plug your USB external hard drive into a Nighthawk X8 to create secure personal cloud storage. No fees, storage limitations or privacy concerns – just anywhere access to your files!

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What's In The Box?

  • 1 x Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router (R8500)
  • 1 x Ethernet cable
  • 1 x Quick install guide
  • 1 x Power adapter


Barcode (GTIN) 606449109450
Product Type Wireless Routers
Brand Netgear
Model R8500-100AUS
Device Type Wireless
No. Ethernet Ports 7
LED's Ethernet, Internet, Power, USB, Wireless (Wi-Fi)
Device Buttons Push N Connect, Wireless
Configuration Options Firewall Protection, Live Parental Controls
Security Protocol WPA, WPA2
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Frequency Band (GHz) 2.4, 5
Antenna Qty 8
Antenna Type External, Internal
Connectivity Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Wireless
Product Height (cm) 6.1
Product Width (cm) 31.6
Product Depth (cm) 26.4
Manufacturers Express Warranty (months) 24

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Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router
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