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NETGEAR MS80 Nighthawk™

Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 satellite signal booster

Item # 941MS80

Adds up to 2,250 feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi 6 to an existing NETGEAR mesh network.

Adds up to 2,250 feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi 6 to an existing NETGEAR mesh network.

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About the NETGEAR MS80 Nighthawk™

Add Wi-Fi 6 coverage to an existing mesh network

NETGEAR's MS80 Nighthawk satellite booster adds up to 2,250 feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi coverage to an existing mesh network. The satellite uses the same Wi-Fi name (SSID) as your NETGEAR MK82 or MK83 mesh router system (sold separately) for seamless connectivity throughout your home. Like the rest of the network, it offers tri-band Wi-Fi 6 and a speedy quad-core processor to turbo-charge your network, delivering speeds of up to 3.6Gbps for bulletproof gaming, 4K content streaming, and video conferencing.

Add Wi-Fi 6 coverage to an existing mesh network

NETGEAR's MS80 Nighthawk satellite booster adds up to 2,250 feet of strong, fast Wi-Fi coverage to an existing mesh network. The satellite uses the same Wi-Fi name (SSID) as your NETGEAR MK82 or MK83 mesh router system (sold separately) for seamless connectivity throughout your home. Like the rest of the network, it offers tri-band Wi-Fi 6 and a speedy quad-core processor to turbo-charge your network, delivering speeds of up to 3.6Gbps for bulletproof gaming, 4K content streaming, and video conferencing.

Smart features for busy networks

Having broad coverage is awesome, but this satellite — when used with an existing router 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:

  • satellite booster adds up to 2,250 square feet of Wi-Fi® coverage to a mesh network
  • AX3600 Wi-Fi (600 + 1200 + 1800 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 6 provides up to 3.6Gbps speed for streaming, gaming and internet surfing
  • satellite uses same Wi-Fi name (SSID) as your existing NETGEAR MK82 or MK83 mesh router system (sold separately) for seamless connectivity throughout your home
  • five high-performance internal antennas
  • two LAN ports (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
  • 256MB flash and 512MB RAM
Special features:
  • beamforming offers improved Wi-Fi performance with newer and older devices
  • powerful quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 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
Dimensions and warranty:

What's in the box:

  • One Mesh WiFi 6 satellite (MS80)
  • AC Power supply w/attached 6' DC cord (12VDC/2.5A output)
  • Quickstart guide

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

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Features

Nighthawk WiFi 6 Add-On Satellite: The NETGEAR Nighthawk Tri-Band AX3600 WiFi 6 Add-On Satellite (MS80) lets you easily add 2,250 sq. ft. of powerful WiFi coverage to your existing Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh router (sold separately). The Nighthawk WiFi 6 satellite creates a dedicated WiFi connection with the convenience of a single WiFi name for your whole home or office. Using the latest WiFi 6 technology (802.11ax), the NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh system is also backwards compatible with WiFi 5 and earlier generation devices.

Notes:

  • The Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Add-On Satellite is not a stand alone device and requires a Nighthawk MK83 wireless Mesh system (sold separately).
  • Not compatible with NETGEAR MK6X systems or other brands of wireless routers.

Processor & Antennas: The Nighthawk MS80 features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and five internal high-performance antennas, ensuring smooth and stable streaming.

Advanced WiFi Technologies: With features like simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi, MU-MIMO, & Beamforming, you get enhanced speeds up to 3.6Gbps and increased reliability so you can roam freely inside your home without fear of slow or dropped connections.

  • Tri-Band WiFi: The Nighthawk MS80 add-on satellite uses tri-band WiFi to keep your Internet running at maximum speeds, no matter how many devices are connected.
    • Band 1: 600Mbps @ 2.4GHZ
    • Band 2: 1200Mbps @ 5GHz
    • Band 3: 1800Mbps @ 5GHz
  • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO): Using Multi-User MIMO technology, the NETGEAR WiFi 6 satellite, when paired with a compatible Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh router, 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.
  • Beamforming: Beamforming boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz band. The result is a stronger, faster, more reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is moved around the home.
  • 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.
  • 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.

WPS: The MS80 Satellite features a WPS button for "Push & Connect" connectivity to your compatible WiFi router.

Nighthawk App: The Nighthawk App for iOS and Android devices makes it easy and intuitive to setup and use the NETGEAR Nighthawk MS80 satellite, along with the rest of your MK83 wireless Mesh system. With the Nighthawk app, you can install your MS80 Satellite using very few steps - just connect your mobile device to the default network, and the app will walk you through the rest. The app also 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.

Mounting: The Nighthawk MS80 add-on satellite is designed to sit on a table-top or shelf and features rubberized anti-slip pads along the bottom of the unit.

Power: The MS80 is powered by the included AC power supply with attached 6' DC cord (12VDC/2.5A output).

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