SKU CODE R8500-100

Name

Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Smart Router

Description

The Next Wave in WiFi, 802.11ac Tri-Band Quad Stream Gigabit.


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Description

The Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 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.

  • Amazon Alex and Google Assistant
  • MU-MIMO capable
  • Easy Install
  • Enhanced parental controls


Specification

WiFi Technology
802.11ac
Speed and Range
5.3Gbps
WiFi Band
Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz) + 4x4(5GHz) + 4x4(5GHz)
Beamforming
Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz Bands
Number of USB Ports
Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
Processor
Powerful dual-core 1.4GHz processor
Memory
128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Warranty Information
This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty. 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
Part Number
PN: R8500-100
WiFi Performance
  • AC5300 (1000 + 2166 + 2166 Mbps) - Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications.
  • Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environment conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction.
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1 WAN
  • 6 LAN, Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation.
Key Features
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device.
  • Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices ensuring usage of both 5GHz WiFi bands.
  • MU-MIMO capable—simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices.
  • Eight (8) high-performance antennas with high-powered amplifiers.
Security
  • Customized Free URL to set up personal FYP server
  • Vpn support - secure remote access
  • Guest network access - separate &source
  • WiFi Protected Acces® (WPA/WPA2 -PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention.
Standards
  • Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz1024QAM support
  • Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1 WAN & 6 LAN.
System Requirement
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, Google Chrome™ 11.0 browsers or higher.
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 316 mm x 264 mm x 61 mm
  • Weight: 1680 g

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.

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.

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 1.4GHz 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-MINO)


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!