Netgear's Nighthawk AX8 in Nighthawk AX12 routers do not just look like covert combatants from Area 51 or a First ordering, but they are built for crazy speeds up to 6Gbps.
Both routers support the new standard Wi-Fi 6, 802.11ax. The AX8 supports eight streams, while the AX12 offers up to 12 speeds.
In theory, these devices will get more 4K flows without problems – if your Internet connection supports this or if you have a local video server.
According to Netgear, routers are evil Galactic Empire styling – ki It's obviously a matter now – has a technical reason: a house eight high performance antennas in the right position to ensure maximum coverage in "very large homes".
The company states that the Nighthawk AX12 8 x 8 MU-MIMO has the ability to stream more to more devices on Wi-Fi. To distribute traffic, Netgear claims that the router has a quad-core processor that is optimized to work with a Wi-Fi 6 wireless network and "improves wireless, wired and WAN-to-LAN performance."
AX8 offers less capacity with 4×4 MU-MIMO and 1.8 GHz processors and less streams.
It also has several Ethernet ports, including a 5Gbps Ethernet port to connect to your Internet connection of fiber and use as many bandwidth as it can suck from it.
The AX8 is available for $ 400 on Amazon now. There was no price for AX12, but it is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2019.