NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6000 AX8 WiFi 6 Router, 8-Stream

Last updated: July 24, 2020

We looked at the top Netgear Routers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Netgear Router you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6000 AX8 WiFi 6 Router, 8-Stream placed 8th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Up to an amazing 6Gbps for smooth 4K/8K Ultra-HD streaming, lag-free online gaming, uninterrupted video calls, and no more waiting for content on smart phones, computers and tablets.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Netgear NightHawk AX8 RAX80 is worth considering if you're adamant about future-proofing your home network. It performs admirably, and its file-transfer performance is stellar
A powerful Wi-Fi 6 router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX8 delivers some of the fastest throughputs we've seen, even when using older Wi-Fi 5 devices.
Netgear's new Nighthawk AX8 wireless router uses the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard. Its full potential in providing greater security and supporting more devices will be realized as other devices also upgrade to Wi-Fi 6. Meanwhile, it's a performance booster, and future-proof your home network.
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What reviewers didn't like

It's more expensive than the Asus RT-AX88U, and it doesn't offer as many features.
This router is significantly more expensive than existing Wi-Fi routers. No parental controls.
This took a little fiddling though. Out of the box, the performance wasn't optimal. We had to play with the settings in the router to enable a faster rate for 802.11ac in order to get up to the speeds we expected.
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