Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 (2015) review
The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 (R8500) AC5300 router. The list of the competitors most often compared to the Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 router.
The Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 (R8500) router released in 2015. It is powered by Broadcom BCM47094 @ 1.4 GHz chipset, 512 MB RAM and 128 MB flash. The AC5300 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with Nighthawk X8 AC5300 is 1000 + 2167 + 2167 Mbps.
The Guest network is a useful feature of the Nighthawk X8 AC5300 router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 port(s).
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 6 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.
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Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 (R8500) specifications
- Nighthawk X8 AC5300
- 316 x 264 x 61 mm
- 1.68 kg
The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the Netgear operating system.
- Broadcom BCM47094 @ 1.4 GHz
- 512 MB
- 128 MB
- Power supply
- 19 V / 3.16 A
The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 comes with OpenVPN support. OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.
- LAN ports
- 6 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
- WAN ports
- 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
- Mobile network
- VPN support
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.
- 4 x 2 dBi (internal)
4 x 3 dBi (external)
- 2.4 GHz
- 5 GHz
- 60 GHz
- IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- 1000 + 2167 + 2167 Mbps
- Transmit power
- 20 dBm
- Guest network
The USB 3.0 ports provide a fast interface for external storage with data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbps. You can attach a compatible USB printer to the Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 device. It has built-in NAS functionality.
- USB ports
- 1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
- Print server
- File server
The default IP addresses of the Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5300 device is 192.168.1.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.
- Default IP
- Default username
- Default password
- Official site
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