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*New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

jefflynn333
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*New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

When will we get a chance to purchase the new Nighthawk CAX80? IS there plans for a CAX1200? Plans for a larger multi-gig port for cable modems like 5-Gig or 10-Gig?

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plemans
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?


@jefflynn333 wrote:

When will we get a chance to purchase the new Nighthawk CAX80? IS there plans for a CAX1200? Plans for a larger multi-gig port for cable modems like 5-Gig or 10-Gig?


A lot of the issues with timelines with combo devices is the certification from the ISP's. And they're never in a hurry. Netgear won't release it until at least 1 ISP has certified it. 

And Netgear doesn't release future plans on products. 

CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

"Coming Soon"

 

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers/cax80.aspx#

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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P3667J34n
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Spectrum has approved it for Internet tiers up to 1G.  Looking forward to availability.

Model: Dual Band
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Good to hear. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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jefflynn333
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Awesome. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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tjsage
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

I have the same question. It says coming soon. How soon?

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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

When NG releases it to market. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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BeeDawg
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

@FURRYe38  that's the question - any ideas when NG will release to market? 
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

No info yet.

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

I see the support site is up now:

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/CAX80.aspx#download



My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Tim49
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Is there a new release date? Being April 13, 2020 it's well past the mid-January anticipated release date.
The above reply says the CAX80 will be released when at least one ISP has certified it. Spectrum (considered an ISP?) has certified it for up to a 1 gigabit connection- see screenshot and page is https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/compliant-modems-charter-network/

Tim
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plemans
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

I think xfinity, sparklight, spectrum have all added it to their list. Now its probably gotta get through the last stages of testing that its been added. Hopefully not long!

CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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tmrqs
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

The CAX80 showed up on Best Buy a few days ago:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/netgear-nighthawk-ax6000-dual-band-wi-fi-router-black/6398057.p?skuId=6...

Doesn’t necessarily mean much, but the RAX50 showed up on Best Buy a little over 3 weeks before it became actually available for purchase - and it’s still on pre-order on Netgear.com.

The other thing is that someone responded on the availability question on BB, and mentioned issues about the CAX80 overheating and losing connection.
Any testers here can chime in about this?
RCN 1Gb / CM1000 / RAX20... waiting for the CAX80.
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plemans
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?



The other thing is that someone responded on the availability question on BB, and mentioned issues about the CAX80 overheating and losing connection.
Any testers here can chime in about this?

If testers are on here, to comment would break NDA and probably get them in trouble with netgear. Kind of would be pointless for them, wouldn't it? 

Same as making comments about gear on BB that would be in testing. There's a point to beta testing and its usually to fix those types of issues. 

 

CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

I highly doubt that there would be any heat issues. That would need to be proven first off. There are other factors that can contribut to loss of connection, not just heat releated. 

 

Also as a suggestion, anyone using a router or modem router or modem for matter of fact, can always put a laptop cooler fan under there routers or modems and help extend the life of the electronics. Electronics over a long period of time will degrade some with heat. Nature of the beast. I keep a laptop fan under any router I use. 


@tmrqs wrote:
The CAX80 showed up on Best Buy a few days ago:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/netgear-nighthawk-ax6000-dual-band-wi-fi-router-black/6398057.p?skuId=6...

Doesn’t necessarily mean much, but the RAX50 showed up on Best Buy a little over 3 weeks before it became actually available for purchase - and it’s still on pre-order on Netgear.com.

The other thing is that someone responded on the availability question on BB, and mentioned issues about the CAX80 overheating and losing connection.
Any testers here can chime in about this?

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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tmrqs
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

That is very true, that one comment on Best Buy did not provide a lot of details.

Making sure to keep devices cool is a sound reminder.
Both my modem and router (just as my Xbox, AVR and others) are in well ventilated areas, helps with durability and silence. Smiley Happy
RCN 1Gb / CM1000 / RAX20... waiting for the CAX80.
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

I see the other questions posted and answered. The one answer about the CAX working with the Orbi AX is not correct. Smiley Sad

 

Anyways, if you want or need information, come to the forums and ask official NG support directly. Review user manuals and the spec sheets. You'll be fine.

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Spatch
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Another month, now civil unrest in top of covid. I’d be shocked if the answer was yes but I’ll ask: anyone heard anything on a date yet? I saw bestbuy pulled the cax80 from its online store that’s probably not a good sign lol
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Nothing yet. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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tmrqs
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

It is now available for pre-order on Netgear.com, release date July 2nd!

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers/cax80.aspx

 

Best Buy hasn't added it back to their website just yet.

RCN 1Gb / CM1000 / RAX20... waiting for the CAX80.
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Good to hear. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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FURRYe38
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

Is a date shown on this page or did you get it from a different location? 


@tmrqs wrote:

It is now available for pre-order on Netgear.com, release date July 2nd!

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers/cax80.aspx

 

Best Buy hasn't added it back to their website just yet.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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tmrqs
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Re: *New* Nighthawk CAX80 Release Date?

The date is shown on the page, right under the price ($429.99).

Screenshot attached below. Smiley Happy

 

 

Screen Shot 2020-06-09 at 4.50.50 PM.png

 

RCN 1Gb / CM1000 / RAX20... waiting for the CAX80.
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