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Netgear CAX80

details: Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Router
hardware type: Cable Gateway
date added: 2020-01-08
updated: 2020-03-18
DOCSIS 3.1 offers a huge jump in download and upload internet speeds, supporting up to 10 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload speeds. 8 Stream WiFi provides up to 1.2 + 4.8 Gbps wireless speeds.

Introducing WiFi 6 - the latest generation of WiFi that delivers four times better performance than AC WiFi. With innovative technologies, such as Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (OFDMA), 4x4 Multi-User MIMO, and intelligent scheduling, WiFi 6 delivers a huge boost in speed and total capacity.

Supports Multi-Gig 2.5Gbps and LAN port aggregation that allows combining two Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver more than one Gigabit internet speed to your home.

Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 cable router is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor designed to transfer multi-gigs of data with very low CPU load and ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming.
 CAX80 Features
 Availability: announced
 List price: $429
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN throughput: 10240 Mbps
 WAN throughput upstream: 1024 Mbps
 WAN ports: 1
one of the LAN ports can be used as a WAN port
 WAN port(s) type: Coax F-connector
 LAN ports: 5
 LAN ports type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 1
for storage devices
 USB port type: USB 3.0
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 Cable Modem
 DOCSIS compliance: DOCSIS 3.1
 DOCSIS channels (down x up): 32x8 (1216 Mbit/s)
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 6000 Mbps (Wi-Fi 6)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11a (Wi-Fi 2)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
 WiFi modes: Access point
 MU-MIMO: yes
 Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Alternate Admin URL:
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Mobile App
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Product page:
 Quick Install Guide:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by Charles - 2020-03-12 16:13
May want to fact check on this one. Says CAX80 is available giving a list price of just over $400. Though Net Gear released the specs and have a nice page for it on their site it is "coming soon".
I ended up reaching out to Net Gear on Jan. 27, 2020 in need of an upgrade and excited about the new tech possibility. ON Feb 07, 2020 after some poor customer service that lead me to a supervisor I was told that they do not even have a release date maybe the summer of 2020.
by furrynutz - 2020-04-07 11:10
No reason to give it a 1 star.
• 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi (AX6000) – 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps – 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
by anonymous - 2020-04-13 15:25
Why would you complain for a supervisor about a company not making a public announcement on a product? It's 100% completely within their right. And why would you rate a 1 star for a product that you've never used? Because the engineers could not produce it quick enough for you? There are ZERO Docsis 3.1 Wifi 6 gateways on the market....You should probably complain about every technology manufacturer in the World.
by furrynutz - 2020-04-27 12:59
by BB - 2020-10-13 02:48
The CAX80 is garbage. I purchased one in August 2020 & have nothing but connection problems. Since its their newest model, the techs are no help & hard to understand. Total waste of $469.00
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