NIGHTHAWK® AX12 12-STREAM WIFI 6 ROUTER
4X Better Performance than an AC Router — 12 Stream WiFi with up to 1200+4800 Mbps† for ultra-fast wireless speeds.**
More WiFi for More Devices — OFDMA allows efﬁcient data transmission for up to 8 devices at the same time.§
Up to 8 Simultaneous WiFi Streams — 8-stream MU-MIMO‡ enables up to four (4) 2x2 devices to stream content at the same time.
Maximized Range — Eight (8) antennas extend wireless range coverage indoors and out.
AX Optimized Powerful Processor — 64bit 2.2GHz Quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming.
Multi-Gig Ethernet Port 5G/2.5G/1G — 5 times the wired speed of a typical Gigabit Ethernet port.
Supports WPA3 — The latest WiFi security protocol that offers stronger encryptions, password protection, and added security benefits to your home network.
Smart Connect — Intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home.
Nighthawk App — Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home.
Supports all current WiFi devices — Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices.
Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant — Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands.
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12-STREAM WIFI: IMPROVED EFFICIENCY, REDUCED LATENCY
Twelve WiFi streams enable the router to send and receive more data from devices. More spatial streams means more available bandwidth and less congestion for all devices in a WiFi network. Maintain fast and reliable wireless connections throughout your home, even when multiple devices are simultaneously streaming high-definition content.
- 802.11ax Dual-Band WiFi (AX6000)
- 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
- 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
- Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
- AX optimized powerful 64-bit Quad-core 2.2GHz processor
- AX6000 WiFi
- 1200+4800 Mbps with 12-stream connectivity**
- Powerful 2.2GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
- 1024-QAM provides 25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than 256-QAM router
- 8x8 MU-MIMO allows simultaneous streaming to multiple devices
- Multi-gig 5G/2.5G/1G Ethernet port delivers 5 times the wired speed of typical Gigabit Ethernet port
- WiFi coverage for very large homes
- Eight (8) concealed antennas pre-optimized for best WiFi performance
- Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
- OFDMA allows efficient data transmission for up to 8 devices at the same time§
- 8-stream MU-MIMO‡ enables up to four (4) 2x2 devices to stream content at the same time
- Powerful 64-bit 2.2GHz Quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K/8K UHD streaming & gaming -- ideal for Gigabit internet speeds
- Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
- Two superspeed USB 3.0 ports up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
- ReadySHARE® Vault for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
- ReadySHARE® USB access — Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via two (2) USB ports
- ReadyCLOUD® USB access for personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
Number of Ethernet Ports
- Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports + one (1) 2.5G/1Gbps multi-Gig port (configurable)
- 1 WAN & 4 LAN
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
- 5G/2.5G/1G Multi-Gig Ethernet LAN port
Ease of Use
- Smart Connect intelligently selects fastest WiFi band for every device connection. One WiFi name for the entire home
- Nighthawk App for easy router setup and more, including remote management of network when away from home
- AX WiFi supports all current WiFi devices and is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac client devices
- Control NETGEAR network with simple voice commands using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Number of USB Ports
- Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
- Supports WPA3, the latest and cutting-edge WiFi security protocol
- VPN client support for network identity protection and prevention of DDoS attacks
- Securely access home network & internet connection from mobile devices with VPN support on PC, Mac, and iOS and Android devices with OpenVPN Connect app
- Separate & secure access for guests
- Automatic firmware updates deliver latest security patches to the router
- Dimensions: 12.2 x 7.48 x 1.77in (310 x 190 x 45mm)
- Weight: 3lbs (1364g)
- Nighthawk AX12/12-stream AX6000 WiFi Router
- Ethernet cable
- Quick start guide
- Power adapter
- Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11 or higher, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome™ 55 or higher, Firefox® 45 or higher, Safari® 10 or higher