It’s 2019 and the Internet isn’t going anywhere, mates. If anything, Aussies are pushing home networks beyond their limits by way of various devices, all while pining for faster speeds, smarter gear, and better connectivity.
Enter a new slate of Wi-Fi 6 compatible routers from Netgear, each of which connects your devices without harming speed or dependability. Among them is the Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router, a compact and stylish piece of tech that delivers everything a modern home can ask for.
Bolstered by Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology and a Quad-Core 1.8GHz Processor, the Nighthawk AX8 will handle pretty much any device you throw its way. Not only that, but the 8-stream Wi-Fi router delivers up to 4.8Gbps for lightning-fast wireless speeds.
It also works in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band and is backward compatible with all Wi-Fi devices. Additional features include pre-optimised hidden antennas, 2Gbps wired connectivity, six-gigabit ports, 160MHz channel support, automatic firmware updates, and an adjoining app.
For those unaware, Wi-Fi 6 is the new standard of Wi-Fi, which delivers four times better performance than its predecessors. This is to keep pace with not just your laptop or Smart TV, but your entire Internet of Things, including security cameras, smart speakers, self-activating lightbulbs, talking refrigerators, and so on. Should you have even some of these devices, you’ll need a router that can keep pace. The Nighthawk AX8 is that router.
Man of Many was lucky enough to take the Nighthawk AX8 for a spin and, honestly, we can’t fault it. Throw away your old routers, wi-fi extenders it’s the epitome of set-and-forget.
One of the best parts of the Nighthawk AX8 is the ability to control the whole system from the, aptly named, Nighthawk application. From here you can track internet speed, data usage, manage devices and do all that pesky setup stuff. Plus, it kind of looks like something from a “Star Wars” movie. What’s there not to love?