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Remember when a Wi-Fi router that supported speeds up to 1 Gbps was considered fast? Yeah, well those days are long gone and if you want to futureproof your next router purchase, you need a model that supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. As the name might suggest, Wi-Fi 6 offers speeds up to a blazing-fast 6 Gbps, and the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Next-Gen Router is one of our favorite new models that offers the new standard. It’s a tough pill to swallow at $400, but Amazon is currently running the first ever sale on this model and it slashed the price all the way down to $299.88. Grab one soon though, because it’s selling fast and will probably soon sell out completely.NETGEAR Nighthawk 8-Stream AX8 Wifi 6 Router (RAX80) – AX6000 Wireless Speed (Up to 6 Gbps) | 2… List Price:$377.94 Price:$299.88 You Save:$78.06 (21%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Here are the bullet points from the product page:
- With blazing-fast wireless speeds of up to 6 Gbps, the AX8 lets families simultaneously stream 4K/8K video on multiple devices, video chat with friends, and share large files without network congestion or lag
- Experience the future of WiFi with next-generation 802.11ax (WiFi 6) technology, designed to handle the increasing demand for wireless connectivity in every part of people’s lives
- High-performance WiFi 6 for Smart Homes with 30-50 devices
- NETGEAR’s quad-core 1.8 GHz processor enables smooth, bufferless 4K/8K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) video streaming and immersive online gaming for the latest smart TVs, gaming consoles, and mobile devices
- Get faster file transfers and uninterrupted connections using the six wired gigabit ports, which enable you to aggregate ports for even faster LAN transfer and multi-gig internet
- Securely access your router anytime and anywhere with the free and easy-to-use Nighthawk app for smartphones and tablets
- Backwards-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi technologies, the RAX80 supports all your existing WiFi devices
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