Netgear Nighthawk X8 Firmware - Software Download Windows and Mac OS

Netgear Nighthawk X8 Firmware - Software Download Windows and Mac OS

Netgear Nighthawk X8 Review - Nethear's Nighthawk series includes high-performance wireless routers. Last year, the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 model with a total capacity of 3.2 Gb / s was introduced in this series. But the company sees no limits to perfection and has developed an even more powerful three-band Nighthawk X8 AC5300 (R8500) router with a capacity of 5.3 Gbit / s (1000 Mbit / s + 2166 Mbit / s + 2166 Mbit / s), which is a record for routers Home class.

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.

Netgear Nighthawk X8 Specs
  • 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

Installation Firmware

How to install Firmware Netgear Nighthawk X8  :
  • Download Driver my blog
  • Using the Download Link below, download and extract the new firmware to a convenient place such as your desktop.
  • Log in to the router using a Web browser. The URL is
  • Click ADVANCED tab > Administration > Firmware Upgrade.
  • Click Browse and find the file you just downloaded.
  • Click Upload. Do not interrupt the upgrade while the router does this step.

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