Netgear Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear Nighthawk AX4 WiFi 6 Router
The NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream AX3000 WiFi Router supports the latest generation Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide greater network capacity to connected devices. Its ultra-fast wireless speeds enable better 4K UHD streaming, gaming or video conferencing experience.

This Netgear router supports WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard which features simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 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.

The 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.

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. The Nighthawk AX4 supports uP TO 3Gbps speeds—600Mbps + 2400Mbps with 4-stream connectivity.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk 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 by just connecting 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.

Important Specifications:

Device type:
- Wireless router

Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11ax (WiFi 6)
- IEEE 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b
- IEEE 802.11a

Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
- Up to 3 Gbps (2.4GHz 600Mbps, 5GHz 2400Mbps)

- Four 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
- One 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port
- One USB 3.0 Ports
- One LED On/Off Switch
- One Power On/Off Button
- One Reset button

Security Features:
- Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
- Firewall & ACL

Other Features:
- Dynamic QoS
- Port Forwarding, Port Triggering, UPnP
- Media Server
- OpenVPN
- Dynamic DNS

If you are interested, you can get more info about this Nighthawk AX4 here!.

User reviews on

Scalable, reliable and backward compatible M. Roddy July 4, 2019
Needed a replacement for my home WiFi network, my Linksys (Cisco) ea3500 started dropping connections after about 4-5 years of reliable service. So, I was looking for a wireless-n that was compatible with the 4 of the devices already in place without having to upgrade PC cards. The nighthawk AX4 was a perfect replacement. It had the backward compatibility I was looking for and I'm also able to scale out to 802.11ac when I'm ready to replace my old PC cards. I have a 100mb pipe coming in from spectrum and plan on upgrading to 300mb so liked the scalability the nighthawk offers for when I plan to upgrade later on. I also liked not needing a repeater anymore because the nighthawk has a much greater broadcasting signal, I have 2 devices more than 100 ft away from the cable modem and it's nice to be able to stream traffic on it's own channel, I can segment the 2 devices on one channel and the rest of my devices on another channel without losing bandwidth. For scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility this is the perfect router in it's class.

expensive but worth the money in a small to medium home for future proofing Amazon Customer August 3, 2019
upgraded to gigabit from Comcast. Have 3 tvs 5 alexas 3 phones and 6 laptops all running on the wifi and this router handles them all like a champ. my previous router was a netgear r7300 (r7000 with external range extender). the ax4 does 5ghz way better with better range.

Good Wifi Router R. Ferguson August 30, 2019
[Review for the AX4 AX3000 (RAX40).]

Netgear has slowly won me over as the company battles it out in cut-throat networking categories. Netgear is making great WiFi routers these days (both mesh and stand-alone) and they are investing in app development for easier setup and control of this equipment. By no means perfect, Netgear's control software and apps are good and improving.

The AX3000 is fine as a WiFi router. Wired and wireless throughput were always good so long as clients were within range. I liked that it had four ethernet ports versus the usual three. In operation the unit was warm but not hot.

WIFi coverage with this router was good but I've seen marginally better from other Netgear equipment. While this router should be an improvement over older Wifi routers you might have, I recommend you look at Netgear's Orbi system if you are most concerned about getting good coverage throughout your house or office.

The Nighthawk app worked well for setup and basic configuration. Things started to get a little dodgy when I tried to reconfigure the router as a wireless access point. I went through multiple factory resets and the web-based advanced options interface stopped showing the access point page. Something went wrong. In any case, most users aren't going to drill down to those options.

Styling-wise, I absolutely hate how this and most other Wifi routers look these days. But that's me. I prefer the understated styling of companies like Rotel.

Ax4 Navid Mirheli July 29, 2019
Set up was a bit slow but so far no complaints. App could use work though. Yet to get speed test within app respond.

Low Reliability, Bad Signal, Bad Tech Support, Forgets how to do Router Things David Fitzmaurice May 16, 2019
This review is for NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream AX3000 WiFi Router, Wi-Fi 6 (RAX40). I mention that because it seems like all the Netgear reviews get lumped together. Anyways....

The router allowed very high speeds as advertised, but it had two huge problems. The Wifi lost a lot of signal quality about 25' away making it hard to get any data through. The other and biggest issue was that the router would stop accepting connections every 12-36 hours or so. It would start again once you hard reset it, but having to hard reset my router sometimes twice a day is not acceptable. What I mean by not accepting connections is that it would drop all devices off the Wifi, and no new ethernet connections could be established. For my desktop that was connected via ethernet, it would maintain an internet connection, but once the problem started I would not be able to connect to the web GUI to control the router so I couldn't troubleshoot. Tech support was not helpful, so I ended up returning it.

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