NIGHTHAWK AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router

  • 29-DEC-2020

Simplified Web Doc – CAX80


Product Name

Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router

Ecom Product Name

Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Router


Experience a new generation of WiFi 6 router with a built-in DOCSIS® 3.1 cable modem that delivers blazing-fast multi-Gigabit Internet. With link aggregation and 4 times the capacity to handle more WiFi devices, the Nighthawk® Multi-Gigabit Speed Cable Modem router delivers a truly next-level experience without limitations. Enjoy an improved Internet experience with a built-in cable modem that supports 1Gbps+ Internet speed and next-gen WiFi 6 technology that is ideal for the speeds you and your family want for lag-free gaming, 4K HD streaming, and Internet browsing coupled with improved indoor and outdoor coverage. Stream, game, and browse even more with 2.5Gbps multi-Gig Ethernet ports and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connectivity support with endless options for an incredibly fast Internet.


  • First of its kind; Built in DOCSIS 3.1 Cable modem+ WiFi 6
  • DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem supports fastest internet tiers
  • Backward compatible with WiFi 5 devices and below and DOCSIS 3.0
  • 2.5Gbps Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Works with XFINITY® from Comcast, Spectrum® and Cox®
  • Set up and management via the Nighthawk app.


Model Number




WiFi Technology

DOCSIS® 3.1, WiFi 6

WiFi Speed

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

Number of Ethernet Ports (WAN/LAN)

Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports

– Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation


128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM

What’s in the box?

Nighthawk® AX8/8 Stream WiFi 6 Cable

Modem Router

• Ethernet cable, Quick Start Guide,

power adapter

Physical Specifications

Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.5 x 4.3 in /

264 x 215 x 110 mm

Weight: 2.55 lb / 1.16 kg

System Requirements

Cable Broadband Internet service

• Please check your Cable Internet

Service Provider web site for data

speed tier compatibility and to ensure

it provides DOCSIS® 3.1 service,

otherwise this modem will only work

as a DOCSIS® 3.0 modem

• Not compatible with Cable bundled

voice services

Data Transfer Rate

6000 Mbps


• VPN Support—Secure access to your home

network away from home

• Firewall protection (SPI and NAT)

• Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

Product Hazardous Material


Energy Star Certified


Technical Support

90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.



  • Khalil Corbin
    Communications Specialist
    United States
  • Nathan Papadopulos
    Global Communications
    United States