The device supports the new technology Wave 2 AC WiFi, uses a dual-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz, special active antennas to extend the range of its own design. For wired devices, six Gigabit Ethernet ports are provided, two of which can be combined for even faster transfer of large files. This function can be used, for example, when connecting a Netgear ReadyNAS network drive with two Ethernet ports.
According to a study by MarketLab, one family has an average of 12 or more Wi-Fi enabled devices (obviously, the US speech), which can be combined into one network.The burden on home wireless networks is constantly growing and, according to Netgear, its new bandwidth router is up-to-date and even has a margin for the future.
The SmartConnect feature allows the router to break all home devices into different categories for the performance of their network adapter. This makes the use of all three bands optimal. The presence of three ranges also makes it possible to efficiently distribute the load. For example, on one band you can start high-quality video streaming, and another range can be loaded with intensive traffic of online games. Also for the load balance, the Dynamic QoS function, which prioritizes applications and devices, is responsible. Nighthawk X8 includes eight antennas - four internal and four active external, amplifying the Wi-Fi signal.
- WiFi Technology : 802.11ac.
- WiFi Performance : AC5300 (1000 + 2166 + 2166 Mbps.
- WiFi Range : Very large homes.
- WiFi Band : Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz).
- Number of USB Ports : Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port.
- Security : Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support—secure remote access, Guest network access—separate & secure, WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK), Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT), Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention.
- Processor : Powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor.
- Memory : 128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM.
Netgear Nighthawk X8 Support :
- Windows (10, 8.1/8, 7)
- Mac OS
Netgear Nighthawk X8 Firmware Download For Windows and Mac OS
Firmware Version 188.8.131.52 (Global Version) Download
Firmware Version 184.108.40.206 (Japan Version) Download
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