New routers sporting the latest WiFi 6 or 802.11ax standard technology has been unveiled by next year this week in the form of the Nighthawk AX8 and Nighthawk AX12 offering ultrafast wireless speeds. Although no pricing has been released for the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router it is expected to be made available during Q1 2019 don’t expect it to be cheap as the Netgear Nighthawk AX8 is priced at $400 and is now available to preorder from online retailers such as Amazon with delivery expected to take place sometime around December 21st, 2018 throughout the United States.
Equipped with 6 x Gigabit ports to connect more wired devices together with Multi-Gig internet support and Gigabit Ethernet port aggregation the next-generation router is capable of speeds of up to 6 Gbps. Features of the new Nighthawk AX8 WiFi Router include :
Ultra-fast Wireless Speeds-8-Stream WiFi with up to 1.2 + 4.8Gbps†
More WiFi for More Devices-Uplink and downlink OFDMA substantially improves network capacity and efficiency, particularly when that traffic is created simultaneously.
Up to Four Simultaneous WiFi Streams-4-stream MU-MIMO enables streaming on up to four 1×1 devices at the same time.
160MHz Channel Support-Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops.
Additional DFS Channels-For an interference-free experience.
Powerful Processor-64bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming and gaming.
Multi-Gig Internet Support-Aggregate two gigabit Ethernet ports to get multi-gig Internet speeds, where supported.
Six Gigabit Ports-Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections.
Support All Current WiFi Devices-Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices.
Dynamic QoS- Prioritizes internet traffic by application and device for smoother streaming
Nighthawk App-Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network when away from home.
Automatic Firmware Updates-Delivers the latest security patches to the router.
Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant-Control your WiFi using voice commands.