To get the best home WiFi experience you need a high-performance router and the Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router from NETGEAR is a great, fast, Smart Tri-Band router. We reviewed the Nighthawk X8 earlier this year and were very impressed with it’s speed and performance. Thanks to NETGEAR we can now give away a new Nighthawk X8 to one lucky reader !
The Nighthawk X8 is a smart Tri-Band router with one 2.4GHz and two 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. The X8 uses Smart Connect which intelligently assigns each connected device to the fastest WiFi band possible, allowing the devices to connect at their maximum speed thus optimizing WiFi performance. It has Quad Stream and Implicit & Explicit Beam-forming for both 2.4 & 5GHz bands. It has combined wireless speeds up to 5.3Gbps. It has a dual core 1.4GHz processor, 128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM memory.
The X8 has 8 antennae- 4 internal and 4 external with industry first active antennae.
For wired connections the X8 has 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports including two aggregate ports for faster file transfers.
The X8 also allows Simple and Secure Home Data Storage via USB
Simply plug your USB hard drive into the X8 then you can access files on it from anywhere via the ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal. It’s like having your own Google Drive or Dropbox without fees or storage limits.