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NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8 Stream AX6000 WiFi Router Wi Fi 6 RAX80

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
5.8
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59
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Review Summary - 29 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 17
house, nighthawk, netgear, mbps, signal
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Had a nighthawk for 4 years with zero issues and zero connectivity issues. ... Replaced it with this router because i needed something stronger.  ...  "
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" ...  I am going to settle for a nice reliable router that has been out a little bit that will just work. ... I've had other netgear routers and they worked like a dream, sadly not this one.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m really pleased with this router.  ...  "
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" ...  I live the wide range of it I get prefect signal at every spot in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  Once setup I tested the speeds of the wired ethernet, 2.4, and 5ghz networks. ... Put the main computer on the 5ghz net solo for max speed. ... All other wireless devices on 2.4ghz for better range. ... 2.4 ghz range was no better than the old model 2013 box, speeds were improved, just not range. ... I switched to wired during the downtime and 2.4 was fine throughout. ... House 2800sqft: no signal issues inside or within 20ft of house. ... Now 5g is back. ... Mind you there is exactly ONE device on this 5g network and it's not on all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this router to replace my Linksys EA9300, I have longer rand and a steady reliable WiFi singnal no dropout or resetting my Linksys router was not fully capatible with my ISP but thank God this is and doing a great job for all my smart devices,cameras, IPTV and gaming system no delays at all I’m happy with my purchase and it future ready for AX compliance  ...  "
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" ...  This router does exactly what they said it would do. ... It’s easy to install and once up and running, it blankets the whole house with powerful WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  feet and 4300 sq. ... With this new router, we now have wifi all over our house and 200 feet out from the front/ rear and garage doors!! ... This is the monster router of all .  ...  "
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Wifi
 12
wi fi, nighthawk ax8 8, netgear nighthawk ax8, devices, ax8 8 stream
+83%
-17%
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" ...  This can't handle a bunch of wifi devices connected (I have 8 smart light switches.  ...  "
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" ...  Last ditch effort I tried this router. ... I have 38 devices accessing my wifi as part of the smart home. ... I cannot say enough good things about this router.  ...  "
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" ...  I am going to settle for a nice reliable router that has been out a little bit that will just work.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this router to replace my Linksys EA9300, I have longer rand and a steady reliable WiFi singnal no dropout or resetting my Linksys router was not fully capatible with my ISP but thank God this is and doing a great job for all my smart devices,cameras, IPTV and gaming system no delays at all I’m happy with my purchase and it future ready for AX compliance  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to install and once up and running, it blankets the whole house with powerful WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m really pleased with this router.  ...  "
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" ...  I consistently receive between 230-500 Mbps on wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  First impressions of the new NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi Router. ... My devices were hardwired (via CAT5 and a Linksys 10/100 switch model EZXS55W) and others Wi-Fi to a Linksys WRT1900 AC router. ... I also pre-ordered the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi Router. ... I particularly wanted the range to go out the front door to potentially add security cameras without having to use Wi-Fi extenders. ... The overall range of the Wi-Fi increased.  ...  "
ISP
 10
modem, netgear, mbps, linksys, wrt1900
+100%
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" ...  So my previous setup consisted of the nighthawk R8300 and the EX8000.  ...  "
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" ...  Previous situation: AT&T DSL service over landline with an old Speedstream modem. ... I had purchased a Netgear CM600 modem instead of the supplied modem and router from Spectrum. ... I hooked up the Netgear modem – all good. ... The testing PC was then connected to the Linksys WRT1900. ... Once the Nighthawk AX8 came in, I replaced the Linksys router. ... Connect the network cable to the modem.  ...  "
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" ...  It also gives me more consistent high speed Internet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the monster router of all .  ...  "
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" ...  Download speed went from 25megs to 117megs on a 100 meg plan.  ...  "
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" ...  Have a 'new' frontier router for my FIOS.  ...  "
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" ...  I have approx 20-25 devices connecting to this router daily. ... Once setup I tested the speeds of the wired ethernet, 2.4, and 5ghz networks.  ...  "
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" ...  Speeds averaged 460-525 Mbps.  ...  "
Setup
 9
simple, set, router, quick, network
+89%
-11%
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" ...  So my previous setup consisted of the nighthawk R8300 and the EX8000.  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged everything in, downloaded the Nighthawk app and began the setup process.  ...  "
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" ...  it sets up your router for you practically in 5 minutes or less.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to install and once up and running, it blankets the whole house with powerful WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Mobile app setup is super simple and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for an easy set up of a typical home network, it is very simple. ... Just follow the instructions in the provided Quick Start guide. ... You must download the manual to get any initial setup and network mapping information.  ...  "
Capacity
 8
signal, basement, sq, router, throughout
+100%
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" ...  Coverage throughout my home and into the backyard is seemingly at least 1 bar of strength better.  ...  "
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" ...  I live the wide range of it I get prefect signal at every spot in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  feet and 4300 sq. ... With this new router, we now have wifi all over our house and 200 feet out from the front/ rear and garage doors!!  ...  "
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" ...  We were able to eliminate an older air-mesh system because the signal is so strong everywhere in our two-story home (2000 sf/level).  ...  "
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" ...  House 2800sqft: no signal issues inside or within 20ft of house.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2.4g runs easily outside the walls of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  super sweet range compared to the X6 garage lights up now :-)  ...  "
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" ...  My house is around 1700 sq. ... ft. with a finished basement. ... The previous modem/router was in the basement. ... It covered the whole house.  ...  "
Software Platform
 8
setup, super, password, nas, mobile app
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Plugged in, used the mobile app and was up within 5 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  Download the netgear app .  ...  "
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" ...  Testing with 4 tv’s streaming and 2 comps pulling content from a nas was no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Mobile app setup is super simple and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the app on my phone. ... The app connects automatically when it is started. ... I walked through the rest of the setup on my phone app.  ...  "
Apps
 5
super, setup, mobile app, simple, set
+100%
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" ...  Plugged in, used the mobile app and was up within 5 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  Download the netgear app .  ...  "
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" ...  Mobile app setup is super simple and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the app on my phone. ... The app connects automatically when it is started. ... I walked through the rest of the setup on my phone app.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
one, issues, working, use
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Every device attached with no issues. ... No disconnects after multiple days use. ... No problems at all.  ...  "
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" ...  used for another 9 days and no problem since.  ...  "
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" ...  Went from a X6 that I have had for 4 years and have loved it the whole time.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
speeds, mbps, improvement, tests, max
+100%
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" ...  What is noticeable is that I seem to get max speeds in areas that previously were not getting max speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Speeds averaged 460-525 Mbps. ... My speeds were 580 - 670 Mbps with it which I did enjoy. ... Speed improvement on every item. ... Not only is is a monster with handling speeds and multiple devices - just look at it.  ...  "
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" ...  Handles all our devices without issue and easily handles a gigabyte of data speed  ...  "
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" ...  I also get full speed and this device looks awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Download speed went from 25megs to 117megs on a 100 meg plan.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
easy, super, simple, quick, user
+100%
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" ...  Mobile app setup is super simple and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for an easy set up of a typical home network, it is very simple. ... Otherwise, I would have given the unit a 5 star on “Easy to Use”.  ...  "
Firmware
 4
1, router, route, latest, 40
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Perhaps it could be due to the latest firmware being installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if the unit is just bad, or going bad, or the firmware (1.0.40 something) which is the latest at this point in time, but what good is a router that don't route? ... Maybe it's just really bad firmware, but for 400 bucks I expect it to be able to at least manage to route and do dhcp without turning my entire internal network into a rash of problems and annoyances.  ...  "
Price
 3
money
+67%
-33%
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" ...  In my opinion worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Spendy but worth it!  ...  "
Internet
 3
internet, download
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Download speed went from 25megs to 117megs on a 100 meg plan.  ...  "
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" ...  It also gives me more consistent high speed Internet.  ...  "
Ports
 3
network cable, devices, unit, concerning, back
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Easy to use, and when paired with the newest format of network cable, speeds are blistering fast.  ...  "
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" ...  I also ordered a new switch (Netgear 8 port 10/100/1000 model GS108) for my wired devices. ... Connect the network cable to the modem.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 3
connected, home, wrt1900, testing, speed
+100%
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" ...  This can't handle a bunch of wifi devices connected (I have 8 smart light switches.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 38 devices accessing my wifi as part of the smart home.  ...  "
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" ...  The testing PC was then connected to the Linksys WRT1900. ... I walked through the rest of the setup on my phone app.  ...  "

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