Routers are so common nowadays. There are cheap routers that just get the basics done, and there are gaming routers that specifically caters to gamers and enthusiasts. Today, we’re going to take a look at Netgear’s gaming router that has just been recently released.
The NetGear Nighthawk X8 is, to put it simply, an overkill gaming router. I am quite sure you’ve seen routers with 3 external antennas, right? But not the Nighthawk X8! It doesn’t have 2, or even 3 external antennas. It has four! That’s right, 4 external antennas for unparalleled signal broadcast!
To learn more about the Nighthawk X8, let’s look at its features:
- Get fastest speeds available up to 5.3Gbps
- Tri-band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices
- Quad Stream delivers up to four data streams per Wi-Fi band
- 4 active antennas and 4 internal antennas to amplify and maximize range
- 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports-aggregate two for faster file transfers
- Smart Connect intelligently selects the fast Wi-Fi band for every device
- MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
- Dynamic QoS prioritizes bandwidth by application and device
One of the standout features of the Nighthawk X8 is their so called “Quad Stream” feature. The Quad Stream delivers four data streams simultaneously for every Wi-Fi Band, in this case, 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
The NetGear Nighthawk X8 also has USB 3.0 ports as well as 6 dedicated LAN ports for impressive LAN play. The gaming router also emits signals from across large distances as well. It can even provide internet connection up to 7,500 ft!
Netgear prides itself with ease of use and solid build construction, and it is pretty evident in the Nighthawk X8. The gaming router sports a black finish with rippled design scheme.
The Nighthawk X8 is also a powerful gaming router. It has a 1.4GHz dual core processor, 5.3 GBps of data connection, MU-MIMO technology and so much more!
This gaming router is also very easy to install thanks to the Netgear Genie. The software streamlines the entire setup process, so even the newbie can set this gaming router up and running.
A lot of people are quite impressed with this gaming router. Let’s see what they have to say about the Nighthawk X8:
Jay: “I’ve had this router for two weeks and I can unequivocally state that this is the best router I have ever owned. In my home there are over 12 devices on the network. My former setup was a TP Link with Netgear extender. I dropped signals like it was cool and my wife was kind enough to “remind” me of the fact. There are two gaming systems, two IPADs, two phones, a NEST thermostat, two laptops, cable box, and some random devices. I have not dropped a signal on any of my devices since I did the install. Sure the X8 is ginormous but for network power users/gamers this is the router to get!”
Dylan: “This router makes Comcast internet look good. Also as other people have said, this router is huge. No joke, it’s like a surround sound receiver except thinner. Performance is exceptional. I have no regrets saving up some extra money to afford this.”
The NetGear Nighthawk X8 is a really impressive gaming router, but it is one of the priciest routers out on the market. The Nighthawk X8 costs $392.36. Even if it is expensive, the features pretty much makes up for it.