AX5400

6-Stream WiFi 6 Router

Leading the New Era of WiFi 6

6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router

Model: RAX50

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE ROUTER WITH THE LATEST Wi-Fi 6 TECHNOLOGY

Built with the latest generation WiFi 6 technology, the NETGEAR® Nighthawk® AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router provides speeds up to 5.4Gbps so you can connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices. Powerful 1.5GHz triple-core processor ensures superior performance for concurrent real-time applications such as mulitmedia streaming, online gaming, and audio/video chats. Engineered to deliver up to 4 times the data capacity over previous standards, WiFi 6 technology with OFDMA, 160MHz channel support, and 1024 QAM vastly improves network efficiency. High-powered amplifiers increase range for reliable whole home network. This next-gen router is recommended for medium to large homes, suitable for up to 25 connected devices.

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Wi-Fi 6 - The high-efficiency Wi-Fi supports more devices with reliable connections and faster speeds.

Speed

Speed

Get ultra-fast wireless speeds for better 4K UHD streaming, gaming or video conferencing experience.

4.5X BETTER PERFORMANCE THAN AN AC ROUTER—6 stream WiFi with up to 5.4Gbps for fast wireless speeds

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EXTREMELY FAST WIFI—Up to 600+4800Mbps

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5 GIGABIT PORTS—Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections

SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 PORT —Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

1024-QAM—25% increased data efficiency and faster speeds than a 256-QAM router

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160MHZ CHANNEL SUPPORT***—Enjoy greater than 1Gbps WiFi speeds for blazing fast streaming and downloading to newer mobile devices

Capacity

Get better performance for all your smart home devices even when your family is busy streaming videos or uploading media files during the internet rush hour.

MORE WIFI FOR MORE DEVICES -- OFDMA for faster WiFi downloads & upload speeds by transmitting to up to 20 devices at the same time.

WiFi 6 OPTIMIZED POWERFUL PROCESSOR -- 1.5GHz triple-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming - ideal for Gigabit Internet speeds

WiFi Range

Faster and expanded coverage throughout your home and for all your devices.

BETTER RANGE—Wireless coverage for medium to large homes

MAXIMIZE RANGE—Four (4) high-power external devices for faster file transfer and fewer uninterrupted connections

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

POWERFUL PROCESSOR— 1.5GHz triple-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming

SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND WIFI—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

MORE WIFI FOR MORE DEVICES—OFDMA§ allows efficient data transmission at the same time

Sharing

With NETGEAR Nighthawk routers, sharing across your network is fun and easy.

USB 3.0 PORT—Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

NIGHTHAWK APP—Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home

VOICE CONTROLLED BY AMAZON ALEXA & THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT— Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands

SUPPORTS ALL CURRENT WIFI DEVICES—Wi-Fi 6 supports all current WiFi device and is backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5 and earlier generation devices

EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

Security

Maintain high security across your network to ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

Standards-Based Security—802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK.

VPN support—On PC, MAC, & now also with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS & Android, securely access your home network & Internet connection from your mobile device remotely

Guest Network Access—Separate and secure access for guests.

Automatic Firmware Updates—Delivers latest security patches to the router.

  • Extremely fast WiFi -- Up to 5.4Gbps (600 + 4800 Mbps) wireless speeds.
  • Improved Capacity - Wi-Fi 6 uses OFDMA to improve capacity and efficiency of your network, so more devices can connect without slowing down your WiFi.
  • Powerful 1.5GHz Triple-Core Processor—Smooth 4K UHD streaming to Smart TVs, mobile devices and gaming consoles.
  • 5 Gigabit Ports—Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections with 1 WAN & 4 LAN ports
  • 160MHz Channel Support — Enjoy greater than 1Gbps WiFi speeds for blazing fast streaming and downloading to newer mobile devices that support 160MHz bandwidth.
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi to Mobile Devices - Connect, stream and download faster to newer mobile devices and computers.
  • USB 3.0 PORT—Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
  • Nighthawk App—Easily set up your router and get more your of your WiFi.
  • Automatic Firmware Updates — Latest security patches delivered to the router.
  • Works with Existing WiFi Devices - Backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and earlier generation WiFi standards.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

6-Stream WiFi - Connect, Stream and Download Faster

More WiFi streams means more available bandwidth and less congestion for all devices in the WiFi network. The Nighthawk AX6 provides consistent and powerful signal strength to multiple devices at the same time so you can enjoy smooth gaming and 4K UHD video streaming, faster file transfers, and backups.

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Improved Network Capacity for More WiFi Devices

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient data scheduling so that more transmissions can be sent at the same time, resulting in an impressive capacity increase in your network. This increased or available bandwidth allows you to add more devices to your network. Nighthawk AX6 supports uplink and downlink OFDMA to efficiently use air-time with better frequency reuse, reduced latency, and increased network efficiency. This is extremely useful for latency sensitive applications such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of things (IoT) sensors.

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Powerful Performance at the Core

The Nighthawk AX6 is powered by a 1.5GHz triple-core processor with a fully offloaded CPU increases overall performance of the network. Robust processing power provides the best performance across all wired and wireless interfaces. The triple-core processor ensures you enjoy smoother ultra-HD 4K streaming to Smart TVs, mobile devices, and gaming consoles without interruptions.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi (AX5400)

  • WiFi Performance

    • AX5400 WiFi

  • WiFi Range

    • Medium to large homes

  • WiFi Band

    • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz

  • BEAMFORMING

    • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz

  • Number of Ethernet Ports

    • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mpbs Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)

  • Number of USB Ports

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

  • Processor

    • Triple-core 1.5GHz processor

  • Key Features

    • 4.5x Better Performance than an AC Router-- 6-stream WiFi with up to 5.4Gbps for fast wireless speeds.

    • More WiFi for More Devices-- OFDMA§ allows efficient data transmission at the same time.

    • Powerful Processor-- 1.5GHz triple-Core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming.

    • 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports-- Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections.

    • Nighthawk® App-- Easily set up your router and gert more out of your WiFi. Includes remote access to manage our network away from home.

    • Backwards Compatible-- WiFi 6 supports all current WiFi devices and is backward compatible with WiFi 5 and earlier generation devices

    • Works with Amazon Alexa® & the Google Assistant-- Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands.

    • USB 3.0 PORT—Faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media

  • Security

    • Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)

    • Automatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router

    • Guest network access—separate & secure

    • VPN Support—Secure access to your home network away from home

  • Physical Specifications

    • Dimensions: 11.65 x 8.11 x 2.25in (295.8 x 206 x 57.2mm)

    • Weight: 1.25 lb (566 g)

  • Product Diagram

  • Package Contents

    • 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (RAX50)

    • Ethernet cable

    • 4 external antennas

    • Quick start guide

    • Power adapter, localized to country of sale

  • Standards

    • 2.4GHz AX: 2x2 (Tx/Rx) 1024/256 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 600Mbps

    • 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps

    • Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • System Requirements

    • 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

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with future standards.

As compared to an AC1200 2x2 router.

§Requires compatible AX clients with DL-OFDMA and UL-OFDMA support.

**When working with 160MHz clients as compared to a 2x2 AC router that does not support 160MHz.

***Requires client device that supports 160MHz bandwidth on WiFi.

Ideal Uses

Reliable Smart Home Connectivity

Wi-Fi 6 features simultaneous dual band support, making it ideal for multiple IoT devices in our connected homes. Your WiFi will stay strong and reliable, even with more WiFi devices on your network from the sensor-based low-bandwidth devices to high-end video streaming.

Smoother UHD 4K Streaming

Watch ultra-HD 4K videos on your smart TV while your famly games online and uploads pictures from their smartphones. Streaming from Netflix or YouTube has never been so smooth.

Faster and Farther Coverage

WiFi has never been faster or reached farther. So whether your family is gaming in the basement or streaming videos by the pool, everyone enjoys ultra-fast wireless speeds, indoors and out.

NETGEAR Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 3-year Hardware Warranty.

Extend your warranty & technical support within 90 days of product purchase [US only]. Visit: prosupport.netgear.com/home