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Netgear RAX80 (Nighthawk AX8)

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Netgear RAX80 (Jaguar)
Nighthawk AX8

Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Foxconn U12H376

FCC approval date: 21 August 2018
(Est.) release date: 07 November 2018
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $400
Country of manuf.: Vietnam
Series: AX6000

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Type: wireless router

FCC ID: PY318200414
Industry Canada ID: 4054A-18200414
PCB ID: U12H376

Power: 19 VDC, 3.16 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4908 (1.8 GHz, 4 cores)
FLA1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Winbond W29N04GVSIAA)
RAM1: 1 GiB
1,024 MiB
1,073,741,824 B
8,388,608 Kib
1,048,576 KiB
8,192 Mib
(Winbond W634GU6MB-12 × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
USB ports: 2

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM43684
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac+ax
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM43684
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn+ax
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4908
ETH chip2: Broadcom BCM54612E
Switch: Broadcom BCM4908
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 5
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz High-Power WLAN Front-End Module;Skyworks;SKY85331-11;;4;
5GHz High-Power WLAN Front-End Module;Skyworks;SKY85743-21;;4;

Stock FW OS: Linux 4.1 aarch64

Flags: Wi-Fi 6, 1024QAM, VHT160, HE160, Link Aggregation, LACP, MU-MIMO, DFS (master/slave), fan

Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 408 additional devices
of which 297 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: 14:59:C0 (1 E, 1 W, 2018)
Ethernet OUI: 14:59:C0 (1 E, 1 W, 2018)

Netgear RAX75PY318200414
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

1150 Mbps - 4SS 2.4GHz 802.11ax (40MHz chan.)
4800 Mbps - 4SS 5GHz 802.11ax (160MHz chan.) = AX6000 class

Nighthawk AX8 Smart WiFi Router

Product page  • Support page

This router was initially referred to as the Nighthawk X12 in FCC documents

but it has been released as the Netgear Nighthawk AX8 (RAX80).

Software/Firmware Version is listed as "Linux 4.1 (aarch64)"

in the Test Report (DFS)_rev 3 FCC document.


SoC: Broadcom BCM4908 ARM 64-bit (Cortex-B35) @1.8GHz
RAM: 2x Samsung K4B4G1646E-BYMA (1GB DDR3-1866)
Flash: Winbond W29N04GVSIAA (4Gb NAND MLC)
WLAN: Broadcom BCM43684 (2x 2.4/5GHz)
FEM: Skyworks SKY85331-11 (4x 2.4GHz)
Skyworks SKY85743-21 (4x 5GHz)
LAN: Broadcom BCM54612E (GbE PHY)
OEM: Foxconn U12H376

Forum threads[edit]


See also[edit]

List of Netgear Nighthawk ProductsList of 802.11ax Hardware