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NETGEAR MK83 Nighthawk™

Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router with satellite signal boosters

Item # 941MK83

It delivers speeds of up to 3.6Gbps with up to 6,750 square feet of seamless Wi-Fi 6 coverage.

It delivers speeds of up to 3.6Gbps with up to 6,750 square feet of seamless Wi-Fi 6 coverage.

Item # 941MK83

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$499.99 -$100.00 Instant savings

$399.99

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About the NETGEAR MK83 Nighthawk™

Seamless Wi-Fi 6 coverage for a very large home

NETGEAR's MK82 Nighthawk mesh router system delivers speeds of up to 3.6Gbps for bulletproof gaming, 4K content streaming, and video conferencing. It offers Wi-Fi 6 and speedy quad-core processors to turbo-charge your network.

Seamless Wi-Fi 6 coverage for a very large home

NETGEAR's MK82 Nighthawk mesh router system delivers speeds of up to 3.6Gbps for bulletproof gaming, 4K content streaming, and video conferencing. It offers Wi-Fi 6 and speedy quad-core processors to turbo-charge your network.

The main router module plugs in wherever your modem is located, and broadcasts wireless signal to the satellite, which repeats and boosts it throughout your home. Used together, the modules can cover up to 6,750 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi. And the router and satellites use a single Wi-Fi name (SSID) so you experience seamless connectivity as you roam throughout the house. If you need still more coverage, the network is easy to expand with the addition of another satellite (not included.)

Smart features for busy networks

Having broad coverage is awesome, but this system helps you use your bandwidth intelligently, too. Beamforming boosts speed, reliability and range of your Wi-Fi connection. Other special features facilitate simultaneous data transmission to multiple connected devices. That makes this router especially useful for latency-sensitive applications such as cooperative gaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and smart home devices.

App-based monitoring and control

The free Nighthawk app offers easy remote management of your network, including:

  • check broadband speeds from your service provider with internet speed test
  • track internet usage with traffic meter utility
  • set up a separate, secure Wi-Fi network for guests
  • pause internet service to any connected device

Tough security

The router system's Wi-Fi Protected Access® offers tough WPA3 encryption that denies outsiders access to your wireless signal. NETGEAR Armor™ offers layers of protection (subscription required for some features). And security updates happen automatically, so it protects against new threats as they emerge. It also offers support for VPN service, for extra security and privacy.

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Product highlights:

  • mesh router with two satellite boosters covers up to 6,750 square feet with strong, fast Wi-Fi®
  • AX3600 Wi-Fi (600 + 1200 + 1800 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 6 provides up to 3.6Gbps speed for streaming, gaming and internet surfing
  • expandable with the addition of more satellite modules (not included)
  • router and satellites use a single Wi-Fi name (SSID) for seamless operation with all your devices, anywhere in your home
  • five high-performance internal antennas in each module
Special features:
  • beamforming offers improved Wi-Fi performance with newer and older devices
  • powerful quad-core 1.5GHz processor in each module
  • MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous data streaming to multiple devices
  • OFDMA allows more devices to connect without slowing down your Wi-Fi
Nighthawk app for Apple® and Android™ devices:
  • remote management and monitoring of your home network
  • internet speed test lets you quickly check broadband speeds from your service provider
  • track internet usage with traffic meter utility
  • set up a separate, secure Wi-Fi network for guests
  • pause internet service to any connected device
Network security:
  • 128-bit AES encryption with PSK
  • WPA3 personal password authentication
  • NETGEAR Armor™ offers layers of protection:
    • vulnerability assessment tool scans and identifies network security flaws
    • antivirus and ransomware protection at home or on the go
    • VPN support offers secure remote access for telecommuters
  • robust parental controls help keep kids safe online
  • subscription required for some advanced features
Router module (MR80):
  • one WAN and three LAN ports (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
  • 256MB flash and 512MB RAM
  • 5-9/16"W x 3-3/4"H x 7"D
  • weight: 1.4 lbs.
Satellite module (MS80):
  • two LAN ports (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
  • 256MB flash and 512MB RAM
  • 5-9/16"W x 3-3/4"H x 7"D
  • weight: 1.38 lbs.
  • system warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # MK83-100NAS

What's in the box:

  • 1 Mesh WiFi 6 router (MR80)
  • 2 Mesh WiFi 6 satellites (MS80)
  • 3 AC Power supplies w/attached 6' DC cord (12VDC/1.5A output)
  • 6.5' Ethernet cable (RJ-45 connector on both ends)
  • Quickstart guide

Not sure what you need? Learn how modems, routers, and mesh Wi-Fi systems work.

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Features & specs

General
Wireless Range 6750
Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi 6
Mesh Network Yes
Beamforming Yes
MU-MIMO Y
Parental controls No
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core (router & sats)
App Control Yes
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Speed
Wi-Fi bands/total speed Tri-band 3.6Gbps
2.4GHz band 600 Mbps
5.2GHz band 1200 Mbps
5.8GHz band 1800 Mbps
Connections
LAN ports 3
USB 2.0 ports N/A
USB 3.0 ports N/A

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Features

Overview: The NETGEAR Nighthawk AX3600 (MK83-100NAS) Tri-band WiFi 6 Mesh system lets you enjoy whole home WiFi designed to deliver smooth video streaming and fast online gaming to more devices at the same time. Using the latest WiFi 6 technology (802.11ax), the AX3600 Mesh system includes a Router and two Satellites, providing ideal coverage for medium to large homes up to 6,700 sq. ft. The Router and Satellites each feature a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core processor, providing high-performance while preventing lag spikes, drop outs, and high ping times for better VR gaming, 4K streaming, web-surfing, and more.

3-Unit Mesh System: The NETGEAR AX3600 includes a Router (MR80), that gets connected to your modem via an Ethernet connection to the Router's WAN port, and two Satellite modules (MS80) that get connected to the Router wirelessly using the WPS/Sync button on each unit. The Satellites can be placed in various locations throughout your home, providing up to 6,700 sq. ft. of wireless coverage.

1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor: The NETGEAR Nighthawk AX3600 Router and Satellite modules each utilize a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core processor to separate processes and prioritize high performance WiFi connections to get maximum combined WiFi speeds of up to 3.6Gbps, with up to 7 streams available.

IPv6: The AX3600 supports Internet Protocol version 6 and can be configured as such.

Tri-Band WiFi: Tri-band WiFi delivers up to 3.6Gbps combined WiFi speeds through 3 dedicated WiFi bands. Each band can operate simultaneously and provide 3 separate streams in the first 5GHz band, 2 separate streams in the second 5GHz band, and 2 streams in the 2.4GHz band. Tri-band WiFi combined with the intelligence to segregate traffic based on WiFi speed provides the best performance for multiple WiFi devices in your home.

  • 5GHz: 3x3 (Tx/Rx), IEEE 802.11a/n/ac/ax 1024-QAM, up to 1.8Gbps
  • 5GHz: 2x2 (Tx/Rx), IEEE 802.11a/n/ac/ax 1024-QAM, up to 1.2Gbps
  • 2.4GHz: 2x2 (Tx/Rx), IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ax 1024-QAM, up to 600Mbps

Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS): QoS resolves internet traffic congestion when you have competing internet demands at home. QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, then utilizes bandwidth allocation and traffic prioritization techniques to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming. This ensures that lower priority applications continue to work.

Smart Connect: Smart Connect automatically selects the fastest WiFi band for your device. For Smart Connect to work, the 2.4GHz and both 5GHz bands must use the same WiFi network name (SSID) and network key (password). That means that when you connect to the router with WiFi, you see only one SSID that connects to both bands.

Beamforming+ (Explicit & Implicit): Beamforming+ boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Unlike typical WiFi routers that just blast the WiFi signals in all directions; with Beamforming+ (Explicit), the router actively tracks connected devices and directs power to the router antenna closest to the client device. With Beamforming+ (Implicit), the router can use information from client devices that support Implicit Beamforming for even greater WiFi speed, reliability, and range.

Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO): MU-MIMO capability allows you to simultaneously stream up to 3 devices at the same time on one 5GHz band, 2 devices on the second 5GHz band, and 2 devices on the 2.4GHz band. 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.

OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access): The Nighthawk dual-band AX3600 uses uplink and downlink OFDMA to direct WiFi traffic much more efficiently, increasing network capacity even when multiple devices are connected to the network. Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) allows data transmission signals to be split into smaller signals which can then be sent directly to individual devices on your network. Because multiple devices can be served in the same transmission window, the router doesn't have to wait for medium access for every data packet. This method of communication increases network speed and efficiency.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports: Four Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports (1 WAN & 3 LAN) on the Router lets you connect wired devices. The WAN port is used to connect your internet modem, while the three LAN ports can be used to connect local network devices using an Ethernet (RJ-45) connection.

Nighthawk App: The Nighthawk App for iOS and Android devices makes it easy and intuitive to setup and use the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX3600 router and satellites. With the Nighthawk app, you can install your router using very few steps - just connect your mobile device to the default network, and the app will walk you through the rest. The app automatically updates the router to the latest firmware, allows you to personalize your WiFi network, and even help register your router with NETGEAR. The intuitive Nighthawk app dashboard lets you monitor your home network from most anywhere, check broadband speeds from your service provider, pause the internet to any connected device, track internet data usage, and setup separate networks for guests.

Notes: You can still use the web-based installation wizard to install the router by visiting from your mobile device or a computer connected to the router.

NETGEAR Armor: NETGEAR Armor is a subscription-based security service that's powered by Bitdefender, a global leader in cybersecurity. NETGEAR Armor protects your home network from potential cyber threats and provides complete data protection, advanced threat defense, parental controls, webcam protection, multi-layer ransomware protection, anti-phishing, safe files, secure browsing, rescue mode, anti-fraud, and anti-theft. NETGEAR Armor provides you with multiple performance and privacy tools that can be viewed and configured on PC, Mac OS, iOS, and Android devices.

Note: NETGEAR Armor requires a paid subscription after the initial 90-day free trial period.

VPN: The AX3600 router lets you create a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to securely access your network via the internet when you are not at home. The VPN feature must be enabled on the router and you must install and run VPN client software on the computer you are using to access the network.

WPS/Sync: The 3 included modules (router & satellites) feature a WPS/Sync button for quick and easy linking of each module and your WPS-enabled devices.

Single SSID: The WiFi 6 Mesh system uses a single network name (SSID), providing seamless room-to-room roaming throughout your home.

Memory: The NETGEAR AX3600 Router and Satellites each includes 256MB of flash memory and 512MB of RAM.

Antennas: The AX3600 Router and Satellites each include 4 high-performance internal antennas that have been optimally located for the widest coverage area.

Security: The NETGEAR WiFi 6 Mesh system features standards-based WiFi security with 802.11i, 128-bit encryption with PSK. Other security features include:

  • WPA3 Personal: WPA3 Personal provides a more robust password-based authentication for added security.
  • Guest Network: The AX3600 lets you create a separate and secure access for guests. Guest networks create a completely separate WiFi network for your guests' devices, ensuring they do not have access to your home network or to the shared USB hard drive with all your personal data.
  • Secure Boot: Ensures only trusted firmware can be used on the hardware and blocks unauthorized firmware tampering.

Mounting & Powering: The NETGEAR Router and two Satellites are designed to be placed on a flat-surface. Rubberized feet provide added stability and traction. Each unit (router & satellites) includes its own AC power supply with attached 6' DC power cord (12VDC/2.5A output).

Firmware Updates: The AX3600 lets you use the Router web interface to check for new available firmware and select it to load automatically. You can also manually load any available firmware if desired.

Note: It is recommended you always update the firmware on the Satellite modules first before updating the Router. It is also recommended you update only one device at a time on a mesh network.

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