Netgear D8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

$672.08

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Netgear D8500 Nighthawk X8 Modem Router NBN Ready | AC5300 (1000 + 2166 + 2166 Mbps) | Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi | Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz) | 7x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 6 LAN) | Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation | 2x USB ports: 1x USB 3.0 & 1x USB 2.0 port | Powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor | VDSL Built-in Modem: Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+ | 128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM
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***PLEASE NOTE - THIS MODEL SUPPORTS 'FTTN' HOWEVER, DOES NOT SUPPORT 'ANNEX B' CONFIGURATION. THE FOLLOWING ISPs WE ARE AWARE THAT USE 'ANNEX B':

INTERNODE
OPTUS
BELONG

PLEASE CALL YOUR ISP TO CONFIRM IF THEY ARE USING 'ANNEX B' CONFIGURATION IF YOU'RE ON 'FTTN' NBN.

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Netgear D8500 Info

Nighthawk®
X8—AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Data Sheet
D8500
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The Next Wave in WiFi
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL
Modem Router is the next wave in WiFi. Tri-Band
WiFi and Quad Stream performance boosts X8's
combined wireless speeds to up to 5.3 Gbps. Four
external Active Antennas plus four internal antennas
amplify WiFi range. Six Gigabit Ethernet ports means
even more wired devices can connect and with
port aggregation 2 ports can combine to double
maximum wired speeds.
Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS)
Reduce buffering and lag while gaming or streaming. Dynamic QoS automatically recognizes different
applications and devices and intelligently allocates bandwidth to the most important activities in your home.
Fastest Tri-Band WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Nighthawk X8 not only delivers the fastest total WiFi speeds of up to 5.3Gbps, but also uses Smart Connect
to ensure all of your WiFi devices like smart phones, tablets, and laptops connect at the fastest possible
speed. The Two-in-One design—DSL modem + AC5300 router—saves space, requires less wiring, and has a
smaller footprint.
Industry’s First Active Antennas
Nighthawk X8 is the first to introduce Active Antennas. With four internal antennas and four external
antennas, the X8 will enhance weak signals and reduce interference. Active Antennas help improve WiFi
performance by amplifying WiFi signals in the antenna itself, this avoids signal loss during transmission and
noise insertion from the router board. Enjoy better WiFi range, performance and fewer dead-spots with this
patent pending Active Antenna technology.
Twice the Wired Speed
Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports allows you to connect even more wired devices. Two of six Gigabit Ethernet
ports can be aggregated to double the connection speed to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for
4K HD streaming or fast backups of multiple WiFi devices simultaneously.
Quad Stream WiFi with Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
Fastest WiFi for all devices! Quad Stream on all three WiFi bands gives you the fastest WiFi speeds combined
with MU-MIMO capability allows you to simultaneously stream to multiple devices at the same time.
5.3Gbps
WiFi Speeds
Industry’s First
Active Antennas
Nighthawk®
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Get the fastest combined WiFi currently available
& enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience
for gaming, video streaming or surfing.
Speed
TRI-BAND WIFI—Up to 1000 + 2166 + 2166†
QUAD STREAM—Up to four data streams per WiFi band
maximizes connection speed
GIGABIT WIFI—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds
SMART CONNECT—Designates slower and faster devices
to separate WiFi bands for best wireless speed
GIGABIT WIRED—Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to
aggregate two ports for faster file transfers
6
MU-MIMO CAPABLE‡
—Go faster by simultaneously streaming
to multiple devices
DYNAMIC QoS—Intelligently prioritizes video streaming & gaming
5.3Gbps—The fastest combined WiFi speed for
uninterrupted streaming
WiFi Range
ULTIMATE RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
FOUR ACTIVE ANTENNAS—Enhance weak signal and reduce
interference with a patent pending design
Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes
and Nighthawk X8 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem
Router's 4 external and 4 internal antennas
provide WiFi coverage no matter where you
connect in your home.
5.3Gbps
TRI-BAND TRI-BAND
VDSL MODEM—Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL,
ADSL2, & ADSL2+
Nighthawk®
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With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is
fun and easy, anything from accessing stored data,
media, photos & music to wireless printing.
Sharing
DLNA®
—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles
READYSHARE PRINTER—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer
READYSHARE VAULT—Free software for automatic PC
backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
READYSHARE®
USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive
& printer via two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
ONE SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 PORT—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 USB 3.0
READYCLOUD®
USB ACCESS—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
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!
Ease Of Use
EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®
, tablets, smartphones
& computers
NETGEAR GENIE®
APP—Personal dashboard to monitor, control
& repair your home network. Now includes remote access to
manage your network away from home.
PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
WIFI & POWER ON/OFF—Convenient power savings
VPN SUPPORT—Secure access to your home network
when away from home
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.
Reliable Connections
SIMULTANEOUS TRI-BAND—More & faster WiFi connections
for all devices
BEAMFORMING+—Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections for 2.4 & 5GHz
TRI-BAND TRI-BAND
LED ON/OFF Button—Easily turn LEDs on or off
Nighthawk®
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VPN SUPPORT—Secure access to home router from anywhere using
OpenVPN Connect Apps
Maintain high security across your network to help
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.
Security
ENHANCED PARENTAL CONTROLS—Manage web site access by
family member & device
GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests
SECURE WIFI CONNECTIONS—High level wireless security
with WPA/WPA2
FTP PERSONAL FTP SERVER—Customized free URL to create FTP server
Nighthawk®
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Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO‡
)
Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi
network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming
for your devices.
Tri-Band WiFi
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined
wireless speed of up to 5.3 Gbps. X8 optimizes WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band
possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed. Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices ensuring usage
of both the 5GHz WiFi bands. Even if everyone and everything in the home that’s connected to the Internet is streaming, gaming,
working, playing, socializing or updating at the same time, the X8 won’t miss a beat—you’ll enjoy seamless clarity and zero lag.
Tri-Band WiFi provides 3 dedicated WiFi Bands
WiFi Band 1
2.4GHz - Up to 1000Mbps
All Legacy WiFi Devices
WiFi Band 2
5GHz - Up to 2.2Gbps
Dual Band WiFi Devices
WiFi Band 3
5GHz - Up to 2.2Gbps
Newer Dual Band AC WiFi Devices
FAST FASTER FASTEST
Traditional WiFi MU-MIMO WiFi
Data sent to one device at-a-time Data sent to multiple devices simultaneously
Enjoy simultaneous streaming with MU-MIMO

MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO.
Nighthawk®
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Powerful Dual Core 1.4GHz processor for faster processing
Basic WiFi routers use simple single core processors to connect WiFi devices to the Internet.
Nighthawk X8 delivers Tri-band WiFi, quad-stream performance on each band, Multi-User MIMO capable, has 6 Gigabit LAN ports
with Port Aggregation, and dual USB interfaces to connect external USB storage. Using a single core processor would cause severe
performance issues as various processes compete for CPU power.
That's why the X8 utilizes a powerful 1.4GHz dual-core processor to separate processes and prioritize high performance WiFi
connections to get maximum combined WiFi speeds of up to 5.3Gbps.
Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS)
If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you can benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS).
Dynamic QoS automatically prioritizes bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming by
recognizing application and device information as well as bandwidth needs. Dynamic QoS will also ensure that lower priority
applications like file downloads will never get completely stopped.
Traditional WiFi Dynamic QoS
Applications have same priority Automatically recognizes & prioritizes applications
Netflix Download Facebook Spotify Game Game Netflix Spotify Facebook Download
High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority
Single Core Processor Dual Core 1.4GHz Processor
X
X
WiFi
USB
Wired
600Mbps 1.4GHz 1.4GHz
X X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X X
X
Typical Router Nighthawk X8
Nighthawk®
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Active Antennas
Each new generation of routers grows more powerful than the last,
delivering stronger WiFi signals with greater range. At the same time, the
WiFi signals on mobile devices are not getting more powerful. This difference
in WiFi performance – a strong WiFi signal from the router and weaker ones
from mobile devices – reduces overall WiFi range and speed.
To meet this challenge, NETGEAR developed the industry’s first Active
Antennas technology. NETGEAR moved the WiFi amplifiers from their usual
location, on the router’s motherboard, up to the top of the antennas.
Active antennas help improve WiFi performance by amplifying signals in the
antenna itself. Thereby avoiding any signal loss during transmission between
antenna and router board, as well as avoiding any noise insertion from the
router board components. This provides cleaner and stronger receive signals
for amplification from your mobile devices.
Traditional WiFi router has harder time receiving weaker mobile device signals.
Nighthawk X8 Active antennas compensate for weaker mobile device signals
and eectively improve signal strength.
Weak signal strength
Eective signal strength
Nighthawk®
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BEAMFORMING+—FOR MORE RELIABLE CONNECTIONS
NETGEAR genie®
—HOME NETWORKING SIMPLIFIED
Unlike typical WiFi routers that just blast the WiFi signals in all directions, with
Beamforming+ the router & device communicate with each other, so the router
can directly beam the WiFi signal to the device. The result is a stronger, faster,
more reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is moved
around the home.
• Focuses WiFi signals from the wireless router to WiFi devices
like smartphones, tablets & laptops
• Automatic signal management checks with your device to keep
WiFi signal at its optimal strength
• Designed for home environments to support multiple WiFi
device connections for highest quality
• Extends WiFi coverage, reduces deadpots, & boosts signal strength
• Implicit & Explicit Beamforming boosts speed, reliability & range
for both 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi devices
NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy.
Installation is almost effortless - just by opening a browser, genie helps you
setup your NETGEAR WiFi Router & connect all of your WiFi devices. Genie also
allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network from a PC,
Mac, tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music
or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more.
• Home network manager
• Makes any printer AirPrint®
compatible to print from an iPad®
or iPhone®
• MyMedia—Find & play media files in your network
• EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
• Turbo Transfer—Quickly transfer files within your home network
across various devices 40% faster than normal file transfers
• For PC, Mac®
, iPhone®
, iPad®
, & Android®
devices
• Now with remote access to manage your network away from
home. View the network map, block WiFi devices, set up guest
WiFi & manage Parental Controls—anytime, anywhere.
Nighthawk®
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ReadySHARE®
Vault—Automatic backup for Window PCs
ReadySHARE Vault is a free app that provides automatic, continuous backup
of Windows PCs to the USB hard drive connected to the Nighthawk X8.
The app has a wonderfully simple interface with intuitive backup settings—
simply setup and forget and be assured that all your data on various home
PCs in the home network is being continuously backed up. Never worry
about losing your data again.
• Easy single click setup to back up the Window PCs on the
home network
• Automatic, continuous incremental backup of all the changes
• Easily restore deleted files by going back to older snapshots
• Safeguard all your precious data, photos, videos
USB drive
ReadySHARE Vault: Free software for automatic incremental backup for all Windows PC in your home.
Nighthawk®
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ReadyCLOUD®
USB Access—Access Your Files Wherever, Whenever
Access and share your files via secure, personal cloud storage with NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Once you've connected your
USB drive to your NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 and uploaded all your favorite files, you can enjoy the convenience and accessibility anytime
& anywhere you have an Internet connection. No fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns of cloud storage services. Using the
ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home… it’s that easy!
• Setup your and access ReadyCLOUD via the web portal http://readycloud.netgear.com/
• Download mobile app for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netgear.readycloud&hl=en
• Download mobile app for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/readycloud/id700730254?mt=8
Internet
USB drive
With ReadyCloud, remotely access your files stored at home through the browser or smartphone app.
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Connection Diagram
Connects to
telephone line
(built-in modem)
Gigabit
Wired
Gigabit Ethernet
connects to Cable
or Fiber Modem
2 USB Ports Power On/O
Gigabit Ethernet
with Aggregation
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This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
*
90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.

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.
Performance Mode requires 1024QAM support on WiFi client for 2.4/5GHz. Up to 2166/1000 Mbps wireless speeds possible when connecting to other 2166 @5GHz 802.11ac/1000
@2.4GHz Mbps devices.
Intended for indoor use only.
NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo, ReadySHARE, ReadyCLOUD, and NETGEAR genie, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or subsidiaries in the United States and/or
other countries. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. Any other trademarks mentioned herein are for identification purposes only. All rights reserved. ©2016 NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR, Inc. 350 E. Plumeria Drive, San Jose, CA 95134-1911 USA, www.NETGEAR.com/support D-D8500-0
Package Contents
• Nighthawk X8 AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL
Modem Router (D8500)
• Ethernet cable
• Phone cable
• DSL filter (Australia & New Zealand)
• Quick start guide
• Power adapter
Physical Specifications
• Dimensions: 316 x 264 x 74 mm
(12.44 x 10.39 x 2.91 in)
• Weight: 1.967 kg (4.34 lb)
Key Features
• VDSL Built-in Modem—Compatible with VDSL,
VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
• Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest
WiFi band for every device
• Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices
ensuring usage of both 5GHz WiFi bands
• MU-MIMO—simultaneous streaming of data
for multiple devices
• Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic by
application & device
• ReadyCLOUD®
USB Access—Personal & secure
cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
• ReadySHARE®
Vault—PC software for
automatic backup to USB hard drive connected
to the router
• DLNA®
server to find & play your media on
TVs & game consoles
• Enhanced Parental Controls to manage web
filtering & accessibility by profiles or devices
• NETGEAR®
genie®
home network manager
includes remote access to manage your
network away from home
Technical Specifications
• AC5300†
WiFi
- Band 1: 1000 Mbps @2.4GHz 1024QAM
- Band 2: 2166 Mbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
- Band 3: 2166 Mbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
• Broadband Internet service
- VDSL/ADSL Broadband Internet Service
- Cable or Fibre: Connects to cable modem via
Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
• Simultaneous TriBand WiFi
- Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz) + 4x4
(5GHz)
- IEEE®
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support
- IEEE®
802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz1024QAM support
• Powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor
• Memory: 128 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
• Eight (8) high-performance antennas with
high-powered amplifiers
- Four (4) external Active Antennas enhance
weak signals and reduce interference for
best WiFi performance (patent pending)
- 4 internal antennas
• Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 &
5GHz bands
• Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit
Ethernet ports: 1 WAN & 6 LAN
• Dual Gigabit Ethernet port aggregation
• Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
• IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
• On/Off LED light switch
System Requirements
• Microsoft®
Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®
, XP®
,
2000, Mac OS®
, UNIX®
, or Linux®
• Microsoft®
Internet Explorer®
5.0, Firefox®
2.0,
Safari®
1.4, Google Chrome™ 11.0 browsers
or higher
Security
• Customized free URL to set up personal FTP
server
• VPN support—supports OpenVPN®
for
mobile devices
• Guest network access—separate & secure
• WiFi Protected Access®
(WPA/WPA2—PSK)
• Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
• Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Warranty
• www.netgear.com/about/warranty
Support
• 90-day complimentary technical support*
Supports
Windows®10

Specifications

Additional Information

Product SKU NET00075
Model D8500
Condition New
Wireless Type Wireless-AC
Ethernet Type Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi Frequency Band 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 5GHz (Tri-Band)
Advanced Features

Package Contents
• Nighthawk X8 AC5300 WiFi VDSL/ADSL
Modem Router (D8500)
• Ethernet cable
• Phone cable
• DSL filter (Australia & New Zealand)
• Quick start guide
• Power adapter
Physical Specifications
• Dimensions: 316 x 264 x 74 mm
(12.44 x 10.39 x 2.91 in)
• Weight: 1.967 kg (4.34 lb)
Key Features
• VDSL Built-in Modem—Compatible with VDSL,
VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
• Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest
WiFi band for every device
• Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices
ensuring usage of both 5GHz WiFi bands
• MU-MIMO—simultaneous streaming of data
for multiple devices
• Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic by
application & device
• ReadyCLOUD®
USB Access—Personal & secure
cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
• ReadySHARE®
Vault—PC software for
automatic backup to USB hard drive connected
to the router
• DLNA®
server to find & play your media on
TVs & game consoles
• Enhanced Parental Controls to manage web
filtering & accessibility by profiles or devices
• NETGEAR®
genie®
home network manager
includes remote access to manage your
network away from home
Technical Specifications
• AC5300†
WiFi
- Band 1: 1000 Mbps @2.4GHz 1024QAM
- Band 2: 2166 Mbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
- Band 3: 2166 Mbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
• Broadband Internet service
- VDSL/ADSL Broadband Internet Service
- Cable or Fibre: Connects to cable modem via
Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
• Simultaneous TriBand WiFi
- Tx/Rx 4x4 (2.4GHz) + 4x4 (5GHz) + 4x4
(5GHz)
- IEEE®
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support
- IEEE®
802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz1024QAM support
• Powerful dual core 1.4GHz processor
• Memory: 128 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
• Eight (8) high-performance antennas with
high-powered amplifiers
- Four (4) external Active Antennas enhance
weak signals and reduce interference for
best WiFi performance (patent pending)
- 4 internal antennas
• Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 &
5GHz bands
• Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit
Ethernet ports: 1 WAN & 6 LAN
• Dual Gigabit Ethernet port aggregation
• Two (2) USB ports: 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
• IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
• On/Off LED light switch
System Requirements
• Microsoft®
Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®
, XP®
,
2000, Mac OS®
, UNIX®
, or Linux®
• Microsoft®
Internet Explorer®
5.0, Firefox®
2.0,
Safari®
1.4, Google Chrome™ 11.0 browsers
or higher
Security
• Customized free URL to set up personal FTP
server
• VPN support—supports OpenVPN®
for
mobile devices
• Guest network access—separate & secure
• WiFi Protected Access®
(WPA/WPA2—PSK)
• Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
• Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Warranty
• www.netgear.com/about/warranty
Support
• 90-day complimentary technical support*

Dimensions 316 x 264 x 74 mm (12.44 x 10.39 x 2.91 in)
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
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