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Netgear R8500

details: AC5300 Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2015-12-17
updated: 2016-01-07
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router with Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a combined wireless speed of up to 5.3Gbps (1000 + 2166 + 2166 Mbps).

X8 uses Smart Connect to optimize WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed.

The router uses load balancing to distribute WiFi connections among all three WiFi bands, to ensure that both the WiFi bands are utilized. Load balancing prevents overloading a single 5 GHz band and ensures that both the WiFi bands are utilized and device connections are spread across the two bands.

Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.

Netgear moved the WiFi amplifiers from their usual location, on the router's motherboard, to the top of the antennas. These Active Antennas help improve WiFi performance by amplifying signal in the antenna itself. This allows the router to receive cleaner and stronger signals from your mobile devices, avoiding signal degradation between the antennas and motherboard.

Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports allow you to connect even more wired devices. Two of six Gigabit Ethernet ports can be aggregated to double the connection speed to a Network Attached Storage device for 4K HD streaming or fast backups of multiple WiFi devices simultaneously.
 
 
 
 R8500 Features
 General
 Availability: currently available
 List price: $399
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: yes
 LAN ports: 6
 LAN ports type: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 2
one of them is USB 3.0 (for printers and storage devices)
 USB port type: USB 2.0
 Router
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 Wireless
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 5300 Mbps (2165ac+2165ac+1000n)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11a (54 Mbps)
802.11b (11 Mbps)
802.11g (54 Mbps)
802.11n
802.11ac
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
WPA (TKIP)
WPA2 (AES)
802.1X (EAP-MD5/TLS/TTLS/PEAP)
Wireless MAC Address filtering
SSID Broadcast disable
 WiFi modes: Access point
 internal antenna(s): 4
 external antenna(s): 4
 WMM (QoS): yes
 WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): yes
 Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 VPN
  IPSec
 IPSec passthrough: yes
  PPTP
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 Firewall
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
 Alternate Admin URL: http://www.routerlogin.net
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: password
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Event log: yes
 Misc hardware info
 RAM: 512 Mb
 Flash Memory: 128 Mb
 IPv6 support: yes
 Print Server: yes
 Links
 Product page: http://www.netgear.com/home/products/net...
 Datasheet: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/G...
 Manual: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/G...
 Quick Install Guide: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/G...

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