AX3000

Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream
Wi-Fi 6 Router

Leading the New Era of Wi-Fi 6

Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Model: RAX40

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

The NETGEAR® Nighthawk® AX4 4-Stream AX3000 WiFi Router supports the latest generation Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide greater network capacity with consistent and powerful signal strength to all your connected devices. The Nighthawk® AX4 WiFi router delivers a new level of Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity so you can connect, stream and download faster to newer mobile devices. Powerful dual-core processor with a fully offloaded CPU increases overall performance of the network. OFDMA, 1024 QAM and 160MHz channel support vastly improve network efficiency to deliver 4 times the performance as compared to previous WiFi standards. Enjoy smoother streaming, faster downloads, and improved gaming and video conferencing.

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Nighthawk AX4 - Leading the New Era of Wi-Fi 6

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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.

UP TO 3GBPS SPEEDS—600Mbps + 2400Mbps with 4-stream connectivity**

160MHZ CHANNEL SUPPORT***—Doubles the speeds as offered by 80MHz channels to provide Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops

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

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

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

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 download & upload speeds by transmitting to up to 16 devices at the same time.

WI-FI 6 OPTIMIZED POWERFUL PROCESSOR—Dual-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming – ideal for Gigabit Internet speeds

WiFi Range

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

ULTIMATE RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout small to medium homes

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS—Two (2) external antennas extend strong and reliable WiFi signals over larger area. Antennas are pre-optimized for best WiFi performance

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.

BEAMFORMING+—Improve range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices

SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND WIFI—Supports two WiFi bands simultaneously to double the available bandwidth and provide a reliable, dedicated WiFi network for smooth online gaming without any network congestion

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

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.

  • Ultra-fast Wi-Fi—Up to 3Gbps (600Mbps + 2.4Gbps) 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.
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi to Mobile Devices - Connect, stream and download faster to newer mobile devices and computers.
  • 160MHz Support - Enables Gigabit speeds to compatible mobile devices.
  • Powerful Dual-Core Processor—Smooth 4K UHD streaming to Smart TVs, mobile devices and gaming consoles.
  • Additional DFS Channels – Interference free experience with the advantage of additional channels.
  • 5 Gigabit Ports—Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections.
  • 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.

4-Stream WiFi - Connect, Stream and Download Faster

More WiFi streams means more available bandwidth and less congestion for all the devices in the WiFi network. The Nighthawk AX4 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WIFI STREAMS >

Gigabit Wi-Fi to Mobile Devices

Now maximize the wireless benefits of your Gigabit internet service plans so you can connect, stream and download faster. The latest Wi-Fi 6 standard supports 160MHz bandwidth that enables Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds to the newer PCs and mobile devices that support 160MHz bandwidth.* Future proof your purchase to keep pace as you add latest devices to your home Wi-Fi.

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 AX4 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OFDMA >

Powerful Dual-Core Processor

Nighthawk AX4's powerful dual-core processor with fully offloaded CPU is designed to transfer multi-gigs of data. Full-packet processing offload means zero load on the CPU, so you can do more on your WiFi without slowing down. Enjoy smoother Ultra-HD 4K video streaming and gaming without interruptions.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi (AX3000)

  • WiFi Performance

    • AX3000 WiFi

  • WiFi Range

    • Small to medium 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 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)

  • Number of USB Ports

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

  • Processor

    • Dual-core processor

  • Key Features

    • 2X Better Performance than an AC Router—4-stream WiFi with up to 600 + 2400Mbps for ultra-fast wireless speed

    • More WiFi for More Devices—OFDMA allows efficient data transmission up to 16 devices at the same time. Uplink OFDMA improves scheduling during high volumes of upload traffic, particularly when that traffic is created simultaneously§

    • 160MHz Channel Support***—Doubles the speeds as offered by 80MHz channels to provide Gigabit speeds for compatible mobile devices and laptops

    • Powerful Processor—Dual-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming

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

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

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

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

  • 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: 13.38 x 8.11 x 2.24 in (340 x 206 x 57 mm)

    • Weight: 1.32 lb (600 g)

  • Product Diagram

  • Package Contents

    • AX4/4-Stream AX3000 WiFi Router (RAX40)

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick start guide

    • Power adapter

  • Standards

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

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

    • 5GHz AX: 2x2 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 160/80/40/20MHz, up to 2400Mbps

    • 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.

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

This router may not support all the mandatory features as ratified in Draft 3.0 of IEEE 802.11AX specification.

|| Multi-Gig Internet speeds require compatible service plans and equipment.

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/8K Streaming

Watch ultra-HD 4K/8K videos on your smart TV while your family 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.

Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App (formerly Up app) makes it easy to set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. With the app, you can install your router in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test and much more.

NETGEAR Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.