Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 Setup | AX6000

Here are the complete guidelines for Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 setup and its manual.

The Nighthawk AX8 8-STREAM WiFi Router supports the latest generation WiFi 6 technology to provide greater network capacity with the consistent and powerful signal strength to all your connected devices. A powerful dual-core processor with a fully offloaded CPU increases the overall performance of the network. Enjoy smoother streaming, faster downloads, and improved gaming and video conferencing with Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 Setup.

For users’ convenience, we have sub-divided the complete Netgear Nighthawk AX8 setup in two modules – Setup Step A and Setup Step B respectively.

Setup Step A- Netgear Router Configuration

Prior to the Netgear AX6000 RAX80 setup, you need to physically connect your router using these means:

  • Remove any cables connecting to the modem. Plug in the modem power adapter and check the power light to ensure the modem is on.
  • Connect the modem to Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 router.
  • Plug in the router power adapter and check the power light to ensure that the router is on.
Setup Step B: Netgear Router Login
  • Connect a computer to the Netgear Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 router and launch a web browser.
  • Visit
  • You are prompted to enter a username and password. Enter the default login credentials.
  • Click or tap Log In.
Nighthawk RAX80 Setup

The BASIC Home screen displays.

Once you are on the Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 WiFi router setup portal, execute on-screen instructions to set up your router in few minutes.

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 RAX80 Setup | AX6000

Using Nighthawk Application

The below-mentioned steps will be your guide for Netgear Nighthawk AX8 RAX80 Setup – AX6000 8-STREAM WiFi 6 router using the Nighthawk application:

Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 Setup
  • Connect the provided antennas to the Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 router.
  • Also, connect the modem to your router.
  • Turn on the router and let the LED lit.
  • Now take your mobile device (Android or iOS), open the Play store/App store.
  • Search and download the Netgear Nighthawk application.
  • After the download, open the Nighthawk application.
  • Execute the on-screen instructions for your Nighthawk AX8 setup.

Netgear AX6000 RAX80 Setup | AX8 8-Stream

Common Setup Issues

  • not working.
  • Can’t connect to
  • Unable to open the Netgear router login page.
  • Cannot Find or Connect to
  • Can’t access the router login page using or
  • WiFi error like router not connecting to the Internet.
  • Netgear Default username and password not working.
  • 404 error.
  • 651 error.
  • Can’t login to the Router Account.
  • Netgear Router Orange Light.
  • IP admin password issues.
  • Netgear IP issues.
  • Routerlogin net browser installation issues.
  • VPN issues during the Netgear RAX80 Setup.
  • Slow WiFi after router setup.
  • Lost login credentials.
  • Recovering password issues.
  • Errors with default login credentials for Netgear Router login
  • Firmware update and Software issues.
To get immediate help for any of the issues listed above, feel free to contact expert technicians.

Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 AX8 8-Stream Setup | AX6000

Troubleshooting Tips

  • First of all check all the cable connections – power cable and the Ethernet cable.
  • The cables should not be loosed.
  • Keep a visible distance between the router and modem. This will ensure that WiFi signals are not clashing.
  • In case you have many devices currently connected with your network, turn off the devices that are not in use.
  • Ensure that the Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 router is getting adequate power supply.
  • If not working, check the web browser first.
  • The web browser should not be outdated.
  • Clear the cache and cookies, also disable any proxy servers if using.
  • Reboot the whole network and power cycle router as well as modem.
  • In case you’re connected through wireless, establish a hard-wired connection.
Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 Setup
  • If Netgear default username and password not working, double-check the credentials from the manual.
  • For lost credentials issues with admin, hard reset your router.
  • To resolve VPN issues during the Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 AX8 8-Stream Setup, disable the proxy servers and the firewall.
  • For 404 error, check the DNS servers and hard refresh the web page.
  • Netgear Router Orange Light errors can be eliminated by identifying and troubleshooting the various connectivity issues with the router.
  • To deal with Router error 651, reinstall the network adapter driver manager under the control panel and update the firmware of your router.

Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 Manual

AX6000 AX8 Setup via User Manual

In the package of AX8 8-STREAM, you will get the Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 manual. This manual contains the complete installation, Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 router setup steps, and guidelines for how to use various features of your router. It is crucial to walk through this Nighthawk AX8 manual prior to executing the setup.

However, these installation and setup instructions might seem difficult to novice users. The best way to get your router setup and running in a few minutes is to get experts’ assistance. They will guide you with each and every step in detail so that you can complete your Netgear AX8 AX6000 RAX80 router setup without making much effort.

Netgear RAX80 Firmware Update

Updating the Firmware helps to resolve various issues with your router and also provides new functionalities. Here’s how you can update Netgear RAX80 firmware:

Nighthawk RAX80 Setup
  • Navigate to the download center to download the latest Nighthawk AX8 firmware.
  • On the download center, type Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 firmware in the search bar and hit enter.
  • Download the latest available Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 firmware file.
  • Connect the computer to the router using the Ethernet cable.
  • Use a web browser to open
  • Enter your login credentials and tap on enter.
  • Click on Advanced under the Administrator.
  • Tap on “Firmware update” option.
  • Choose upload, and select the downloaded file.
  • Do not interrupt the Netgear AX8 RAX80 firmware update process.

Note: In case of any issue during the Netgear RAX80 firmware update, take help from our highly-experienced and knowledgeable experts.

Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Router

(Model: RAX80)

Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router is engineered to support 802.11AX wireless standard. This WiFi standard delivers four times of data capacity than previous standards. It has advanced technologies like OFDMA, 160MHz channel support, MU-MIMO that broadly improvise the network efficiency.

Powered by a 64-BIT quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, the RAX80 provides instant transfer of data packets with zero CPU load. With its 160MHz channel support, it has double speed rates than the ordinary 80MHz channels. This provides ultra-fast gigabit speed to the compatible devices.

Nighthawk RX80 is the first home router with a multi-gig Internet port. This is achieved by aggregating two gigabit Ethernet ports. That means your RX80 is all set for the Multi-Gig Internet wave of DOCSIS 3.1.

Netgear AX6000-Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Router

RAX80 Specifications

Inside the package, you will find the RAX80 router, an Ethernet cable, and a power adapter.
Coming to the rear panel, here you will find:

  • Power ON/OFF button.
  • Button for Reset.
  • USB ports (two).
  • Ethernet Ports (five).
  • Power connector (DC supply).
  • Internet Port.
  • ON/OFF Switch for LED.

On the top panel of your Netgear Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 RAX80 router, there is a sticker that displays the QR code, WiFi network name, and the passphrase.

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