With simultaneous tri-band functionality the AC5300 Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router from Netgear offers total bandwidth of up to 5.3 Gbps. With the ability to simultaneously support a single 2.4 GHz frequency and two 5 GHz frequencies users benefit from enhanced data transfer rates making is easy to stream multimedia content, transfer large files, game online, and more all at the same time with little to no lag.
The Nighthawk X8 features MU-MIMO (multiple user-multiple input multiple output) and beamforming technologies offering multiple data streams beamed directly to connected devices. As a result, each user has their own direct link to the router for a more stable and reliable connection. When numerous devices are connected to the Nighthawk X8 at the same time it becomes necessary to prioritize data streams to ensure things like online gaming and streaming multimedia content have the bandwidth needed to function smoothly. In order to accomplish this Netgear has implemented dynamic QoS (quality of service) functionality which automatically allocates bandwidth resources to latency sensitive applications.
On the outside of the Nighthawk X8 you will find 7 Gigabit Ethernet ports offering a fast reliable network connection to Ethernet enabled devices such as smart TVs, computers, game consoles, and more. In addition to Ethernet connectivity, you can plug in USB storage devices to either of the two USB ports and take advantage of Netgear's own ReadyCLOUD software to easily create your own personalized cloud storage service.