FIRST WIFI 6 EXTENDER

Nighthawk AX8
8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender

Nighthawk® 8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender

Model: EAX80

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Upgrade your WiFi to First Class

NETGEAR® Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream Mesh Extender (EAX80) supports the latest generation WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard. This powerful Nighthawk Mesh Extender is built for the future of WiFi delivering maximum capacity, maximum speed and more coverage. Enjoy a better connected home experience and extend faster WiFi to the farthest corner of your home with blazing fast speeds up to 6Gbps. With 8-streams WiFi, more spatial streams provide more available bandwidth and less congestion for all the devices in the WiFi network. Ideal for large homes with up to 6 bedrooms, you can extend powerful WiFi to every corner and take advantage of the fastest broadband speeds available to get the speeds you pay for. Easily set up your extender and get more out of your WiFi with the Nighthawk App. Upgrade to Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Extender to experience the fastest WiFi speeds with up to 4-times greater network capacity than WiFi 5 allowing you to connect more and more devices to your WiFi today and in the future.

Easily Create a Mesh WiFi 6 System with your Existing Router

Expand coverage of your Existing Router using your current WiFi name and password. This unique desktop design has four powerful internal antennas that extend WiFi signals to where your router WiFi cannot reach. Nighthawk AX8 Mesh Extender is backward compatible with previous WiFi generations (11b/g/n/a/ac) and will work with all your existing internet-connected devices.

8-Stream WiFi - Network Efficiency and Faster Speeds

Ultimate Speed and Range without Bandwidth Drop

Your upgraded WiFi experience will deliver smooth streaming of ultra HD content on your new smart TV, music for your WiFi connected speakers, and fast online game play throughout your home.

ONE WIFI NAME

No More Switching WiFi Network Names

Nighthawk AX8 Extender creates a seamless network throughout your home by using the same WiFi network name (SSID) as your router. Your WiFi devices like the smartphones and laptops will remain connected to the same network name without disconnect and reconnect as you move around your house and yard.

SMART ROAMING

Seamless Coverage for Your Mobile Devices

Smart Roaming intelligently connects your mobile devices to the optimal WiFi for 4K streaming, surfing and more. Now you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming on YouTube or Netflix, even as you move around the house.


Smart Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard.

FOUR GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS + USB

CONNECT MORE

A desktop extender like EAX80 is a great choice if you need more Ethernet ports to connect more network-ready wired devices and USB storage options. Use the extender's four (4) Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect wired devices like Smart TVs and game consoles.

ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE AND COVERAGE

Nighthawk Router + Nighthawk Mesh Extender

Love your Nighthawk router? Now you can easily build your own powerful Nighthawk Mesh network.

Enjoy all the advanced router features that a Nighthawk has to offer and easily build your own powerful WiFi Mesh System. The Nighthawk AX8 is compatible with any WiFi router but delivers best mesh performance with the Nighthawk® WiFi 6 routers.

Ideal Uses

Reliable Smart Home Connectivity

Wi-Fi 6 features simultaneous dual band support, making it ideal for multiple IoT devices in our connected homes. Your WiFi will stay strong and reliable, even with more WiFi devices on your network from the sensor-based low-bandwidth devices to high-end video streaming.

Smoother UHD 4K/8K Streaming

Watch ultra-HD 4K/8K videos on your smart TV while your family games online and uploads pictures from their smartphones. Streaming from Netflix or YouTube has never been so smooth.

Faster and Farther Coverage

WiFi has never been faster or reached farther. So whether your family is gaming in the basement or streaming videos by the pool, everyone enjoys ultra-fast wireless speeds, indoors and out.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ax

  • WiFi Performance

    • AX6000

  • WiFi Band

    • Band 1: 1.2Gbps @2.4GHz - 1024QAM

    • Band 2: 4.8Gbps @5GHz - 1024QAM

  • Number of Ethernet Ports

    • Four (4) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology

  • Number of USB Ports

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

  • Key Features

    • Gigabit Internet speeds throughout the home*

    • 4X Better Performance than a Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Extender—8 Stream WiFi with up to 1.2+4.8 Gbps for ultra-fast wireless speeds**

    • More WiFi for More Devices— OFDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 8 devices at the same time. Uplink OFDMA improves scheduling during high volumes of upload traffic.§

    • Up to 4 Simultaneous WiFi Streams—4-stream MU-MIMO enables up to four (4) 1x1 devices to stream content at the same time

    • 160MHz Channel Support***—Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices & laptops

    • Powerful Processor—64bit 1.8GHz dual-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming

  • Security

    • Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK) and WEP Standards

  • EASE OF USE

    • Nighthawk App—Easily set up your extender and get more out of your WiFi

    • Wi-Fi 6 Supports All Current WiFi Devices—Backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4 and earlier generation WiFi devices

    • Push & Connect using WPS

    • Power on/off button

  • Physical Specifications

    • Dimensions: 10 x 7.75 x 4.2 in (279 x 197 x 106mm)

    • Weight: 1.9lb (0.86kg)

  • Standards

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz

    • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac/ax 5GHz

    • IEEE® 802.11 k

    • Four (4) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

  • System Requirements

    • 2.4 and/or 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi router or gateway

    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0, Firefox® 20 or Safari® 5.1 or Google Chrome® 25.0 browsers or higher

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 environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction.

* Gigabit Internet speeds require compatible service plans and equipment

Install and Manage using the Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App makes it easy to set up your extender in minutes. With the app, you can install your Nighthawk AX8 Extender in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the extender’s WiFi network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to check WiFi settings or the devices connected to the extender and more.

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NETGEAR Warranty

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.