Netgear NightHawk AX8 802.11ax Wireless Router w/ WiFi 6, AX6000, 4x4 Antenna

MX77559 NightHawk AX8 802.11ax Wireless Router w/ WiFi 6, AX6000, 4x4 Antenna
MX77559 NightHawk AX8 802.11ax Wireless Router w/ WiFi 6, AX6000, 4x4 Antenna MX77559 NightHawk AX8 802.11ax Wireless Router w/ WiFi 6, AX6000, 4x4 Antenna MX77559 NightHawk AX8 802.11ax Wireless Router w/ WiFi 6, AX6000, 4x4 Antenna MX77559 NightHawk AX8 802.11ax Wireless Router w/ WiFi 6, AX6000, 4x4 Antenna

Product Info



The NETGEAR® NightHawk® 8-Stream AX6000 WiFi Router (RAX80) supports the new 802.11ax; also known as the Wi-Fi 6 WiFi Standard. With 160MHz channel support that doubles the speed offered by smaller 80MHz channels, it provides gigabit speed to compatible devices all day long.

Engineered to deliver up to 4x more data capacity than previous standards, 802.11ax WiFi 6 features advanced technologies like OFDMA, MU-MIMO, 160MHz channel support and 1024 QAM to vastly improve network efficiency. The NightHawk AX8 is powered by a 64-bit 1.8GHz Quad-core Processor designed to transfer gigabits of data with almost zero CPU load.

This NETGEAR WiFi 6 Router is ready for the Multi-Gig Internet Wave with DOCSIS® 3.1!

This router is the Wireless industry's first Home Router with Multi-Gig internet support, achieved by aggregating two identical Gigabit Ethernet ports.

NightHawk Highlights:

  • Ultra-fast Wireless AX6000 Speeds via 8-Stream WiFi with up to 1.2Gbps + 4.8Gbps!
  • More WiFi for More Devices Up and downlink OFDMA really improves network capacity and efficiency when new traffic is created
  • Up to Four Simultaneous WiFi Streams 4-stream MU-MIMO enables streaming on up to four 1x1 devices at the same time
  • 160MHz Channel Support Up to Gigabit speeds on wireless devices
  • Additional DFS Channels For an interference-free experience
  • Powerful Processor 64bit 1.8GHz Quad-core Processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming and gaming
  • Multi-Gig Internet Support Aggregate two gigabit Ethernet ports to get multi-gig Internet speeds, where supported
  • 6x Gigabit Ports Connect more wired devices with wired connections
  • Supports All Current WiFi Devices Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices
  • Dynamic QoS Prioritizes internet traffic by application and device for smoother streaming
  • Nighthawk App Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network when away from home
  • Automatic Firmware Updates Always uses the latest security patches
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant Control your WiFi using voice commands



  • Up to 6Gbps Speeds 1.2 + 4.8Gbps with 8-stream connectivity
  • 4X4 MU-MIMO Go faster and simultaneously streaming to more devices!
  • Powerful Quad-Core Processor Robust 1.8GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-TO-LAN performance
  • 1024QAM 25% more efficient at faster speeds than 256QAM routers
  • 160MHz Channel Support twice speed of 80MHz channels provides gigabit speed to compatible mobile devices and laptops
  • 2x USB 3.0 Ports Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 ports on older Routers
  • 6x Gigabit Ports Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections
  • Port Aggregation Aggregates two gigabit LAN ports effectively doubles the bandwidth for faster file transfers
    (Port Aggregation requires two very high speed internet connections; adding additional connection costs)


Advanced features and best-in-class technologies mean less interference and more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous Dual Band supports two WiFi bands simultaneously to double the available bandwidth and provide a reliable, dedicated WiFi network for smooth online gaming without network congestion
  • Beamforming+ boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands
  • Pre-Optimized Antennas Unfold and place antennas on the router, no further adjustment required. The AX8 antennas come pre-optimized for best WiFi performances

Ease of Use

Installation and management of your new router is simple and easy, so you can quickly connect and stay connected.

  • Nighthawk App Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi
  • Smart Connect Intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home
  • Voice Controlled by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands
  • 802.11ax WiFi Supports All Current WiFi Devices Backward compatible with legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac client devices



  • Improved network capacity with smarter scheduling increases overall network efficiency and reduces latency
  • Uplink and Downlink OFDMA Improves network capacity and efficiency
  • Up To Four Simultaneous WiFi Streams 4x stream MU-MIMO enables up to four 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time
  • Powerful Quad-Core Processor Robust 1.8GHz Quad Core Processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-TO-LAN performance

Improved WiFi Signal and Range

  • Faster and expanded coverage throughout your home for all your devices
  • Ultimate Range WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
  • High-Performance Antennas 4x internal antennas extend strong and reliable WiFi signals over larger areas. Antennas are pre-optimized for best WiFi performance


Sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos and music to wireless printing.

  • 2x Super Fast USB 3.0 Ports Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0
  • ReadySHARE® USB Access Wirelessly access and share the USB hard drive via two USB ports
  • ReadySHARE® Vault Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
  • ReadyCLOUD USB Access Enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere


Maintain high security across your network to ensure your family's privacy and safety while online.

  • Standards Based Security 802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK
  • VPN Client Support Protect your network identity and prevent DDoS attacks
  • VPN support On PC, MAC, & now also with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS & Android, securely access your home network & Internet connection from your mobile device remotely
  • Guest Network Access Separate and secure access for guests
  • Automatic Firmware Updates Delivers latest security patches to the router

8-Stream WiFi - Network Efficiency and Faster Speeds

The 8x WiFi streams (4x 2.4GHz band + 4x 5GHz band) offer (yes) 4x the bandwidth capacity when compared to older 2x2 AC WiFi designs. With reliable connections to all connected devices, now more devices than ever before can simultaneously be on your network.

More WiFi streams per band greatly increases the amount of data the router sends to and receives from devices simultaneously, because more bandwidth is available and there is less congestion for all the devices on the network.

Gigabit WiFi to Mobile Devices

Ideal for gigabit WiFi, Nighthawk AX8 is one of the first routers to support WAN port aggregation, which allows for combining two gigabit Ethernet ports and deliver more than one gigabit of Internet speed to your home.

Pair it with compatible NETGEAR cable modems supporting Multi-Gig internet speeds. Support for 160MHz enabled mobile devices and laptops (Intel® Gigabit Wi-Fi enabled devices) allows the AX8 to stream at gigabit speeds to these devices. Stream your favorite TV shows and movies in high definition, to more devices.


Improved Network Capacity for More WiFi Devices

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient data scheduling so that more transmissions can be sent at the same time, resulting in an impressive capacity increase in your network. This increased or available bandwidth allows you to add more devices to your network. Nighthawk AX8 supports uplink and downlink OFDMA to efficiently use air-time with better frequency reuse, reduced latency, and increased network efficiency. This is extremely useful for latency sensitive applications such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of things (IoT) sensors.

Powerful Performance at the Core

Nighthawk AX8 is powered by a powerful 64-bit 1.8GHz Quad-core Processor designed to transfer gigabits of data with almost zero CPU load. Robust processing power provides the best performance across all wired and wireless interfaces. An additional Quad-core Co-processor handles all Multi-Gig LAN-WAN traffic, ensuring the main processor is available for all other applications. High-speed simultaneous connections ensure you enjoy smoother 4K UHD video streaming and gaming without interruptions.

Cutting-Edge Design

This next-generation router design conceals four high-performance antennas under its wings. The antennas are optimally positioned for best WiFi performance, extending reliable and stronger WiFi coverage indoors and outdoors. The Nighthawk AX8 router is also wall-mountable.


I/O Ports


Additional Information:

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System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 10, 8.x, 7, Vista®, XP®, 2000 and Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Internet Explorer® 11+, Firefox® 45+, Safari® 10+, or Google Chrome™ 55+


Make and Model Netgear AX8 Wireless 6 802.11ax WiFi Router
Part Number RAX80-100CNS
Processors Main Processor: 1,800MHz Quad Core CPU
Co-Processor: Quad-core CPU that specifically handles all Multi-Gig LAN-WAN traffic
Wireless Bands Multiple Simultaneous Dual Bands: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Standards 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
Transfer Speeds Wireless: Up to 1.2Gbps + 4.8Gbps
Interface I/O 6x Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1 WAN + 5 LAN ports
Supports Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation

2x USB 3.0 Type-A ports

1x Power Button
1x Reset Button
1x LED On / Off Switch

1x DC Power In port

Quality of Service Dynamic QoS prioritizes internet traffic by application and device types for smoother streaming
Security Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
Automatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router
Guest network access—separate & secure
VPN Support—Secure access to your home network away from home
Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Power Source External AC Power Adapter
Power Consumption N/A
Dimensions & Weight  
Dimensions) Unfolded: 305 x 202 x 161mm
Weight 1.28kg

Package Contents

  • 1x R6220 WiFi Router
  • 1x Ethernet Cable
  • 1x Quick Start Guide
  • 1x External AC Power Adapter