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NETGEAR R8000-100NAS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router

  • Fastest speed available - up to 3.2Gbps
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi
  • 6 high performance antennas
  • Smart Connect: separate Wi-Fi bands for slower and faster devices
  • 1GHz dual core processor,3 offload processors
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Nighthawk X6

NetGear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

More Wi-Fi to More Devices

The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers the fastest combined Wi-Fi speeds - up to 3.2Gbps - with six high performance antennas for maximum range

Nighthawk X6 at a Glance

  • 3.2Gbps - The fastest combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices
  • Six high performance antennas and powerful amplifiers deliver maximum range throughout your home
  • 1GHz dual core processor with three offload processors to boost performance
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects best Wi-Fi for every device
  • Implicit & explicit beamforming+ focuses Wi-Fi signals & delivers stronger connections for all your mobile devices
  • USB 3.0 port delivers high-speed storage access
  • Free ReadySHARE Vault app provides automatic backup for Windows PCs directly to connected USB storage devices
  • NetGear Genie - Easy install and personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network

Nighthawk X6


  • 1GHz dual core processor delivers lag-free gaming
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi avoids interference & optimizes network performance
  • Six high performance antennas & powerful amplifiers maximize range
  • Beamforming+ focuses Wi-Fi signals & delivers stronger connections
  • Secure remote access to your home network via VPN
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects best Wi-Fi for every device
  • Open Source support on MyOpenRouter forums

Nighthawk X6


  • 3.2Gbps - The fastest combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi provides more bandwidth for multiple HD streams
  • Connect a USB storage device to store & stream your own media
  • Free Parental Controls for a safe, & easy way to manage online browsing
  • Find & play stored media on TVs & game consoles
  • Play music on Airplay compatible devices using iTunes or Apple Remote
  • Free PC software automatically backs up files to a connected USB drive

Nighthawk X6


  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi provides more Wi-Fi bands to get the best connection
  • Smart-Connect selects the fastest Wi-Fi connection for each device
  • Beamforming+ focuses Wi-Fi signals for more reliable connections
  • NetGear genie makes any printer AirPrint compatible
  • Turbo Transfer allows sharing of files between PC, Mac or Android devices
  • EZ Mobile Connect - Scan a QR code & connect to Wi-Fi securely
  • Use the NetGear genie App on your smartphone to find & play media files

Nighthawk X6

Smart-Connect: Get the Fastest Wi-Fi Speeds on Every Device

  • Automatically connects slower and faster devices in separate Wi-Fi network.
  • Load balances to ensure both 5GHz Wi-Fi networks are utilized.

Features & Benefits



3.2Gbps – The fastest combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming


Tri-Band Wi-Fi – Up to 600 + 1300 + 1300MBps


GIGABIT Wi-Fi – Next-generation Wi-Fi now at Gigabit speeds


Gigabit Wired - Ideal for HD gaming & video

Wi-Fi Range


Ultimate Range – Wi-Fi coverage throughout very large homes


Antennas – High-powered amplifiers and six high performance antennas



DLNA – Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles


Readyshare USB Access – Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two USB ports


One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port – Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0


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


iTunes Compatible – Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay or Apple Remote

Reliable Connections


Simultaneous Tri-Band – Reduces interference for better connection to more Wi-Fi devices


Beamforming+ – Boosts speed, reliability, & range of Wi-Fi connections for 2.4 & 5GHz

Ease of Use


Easy Install – Easy setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones & computers


NetGear Genie App – Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network


Push n' Connect – Easy push button Wi-Fi connections (WPS)


Wi-Fi & Power On/Off – Convenient power savings



Parental Controls – Web site filtering for all your connected devices


Guest Network Access – Separate & secure access for guests


Secure Wi-Fi Connections – Highest level wireless security with WPA/WPA2


Open Source Support – Download open source firmware from MyOpenRouter forums


Personal FTP Server – Customized free URL to create FTP server

Choose the Wireless Router that Best Fits Your Needs

R6300 Nighthawk Nighthawk X6
Combined Wi-Fi Speeds 1750Mbps 1900Mbps 3200Mbps
Wi-Fi Bands 2 2 3
Speeds per Band 450 + 1300 600 + 1300 600 + 1300 + 1300
Range Better Best Ultimate
Processor Speeds Dual Core 800MHZ Dual Core 1GHz Dual Core 1GHz
With 3 offload processors
Number of Antennas 3 (internal) 3 (external) 6 (external)
NetGear Genie
Guest Networks
Live Parental Controls
Broadband Usage Meter
USB Storage Access Speed Better Best Ultimate
USB Ports 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0
iTunes Compatible
ReadySHARE Printer
ReadySHARE Vault – PC Backup Software
Reliable Connections  
Wi-Fi Load Balancing
Smart Connect
Implicit Beamforming (2.4 & 5GHZ)
Explicit Beamforming (5GHz)
Advanced Features  
Open Source Support (From MyOpenRouter Forums)
EZ Mobile Connect
Dynamic DNS Support
Personal FTP Server
VPN Support

NetGear Genie App

  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint compatible to print from an iPad or iPhone
  • My Media - Find and 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

Nighthawk X6 Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Model # R8000-100NAS
  • Simultaneous Tri-Band Wi-Fi -Tx/Rx 3 x 3 (2.4GHz) + 3 x 3 (5GHz) + 3 x 3 (5GHz)
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest Wi-Fi for every device
  • Six (6) high performance external antennas
  • High power amplifiers
  • Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz
  • Powerful Dual-Core 1GHz processor
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000MBps Gigabit Ethernet ports - 1 WAN & 4 LAN
  • Memory: 128MB Flash and 256MB RAM
  • Two (2) USB ports : 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0 port
  • ReadySHARE USB to share your USB hard drive & printer
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/Off LED light switch - VPN Support- secure remote access

Package Contents

  • R8000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

Learn more about the Netgear Inc. R8000-100NAS

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Netgear Inc. R8000-100NAS

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  • Igor S.
  • 1/19/2015 11:41:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsIgnorant staff

Pros: I am a Systems admin and Hold several MS certifications.
That said I contacted Netgear about an issue with the router, But have been given a run around asking for meaningless information, stalling time and not able to solve the problem.
If you looking for problems you should buy this router, otherwise stay far away from it

Cons: Problem with router and no tech support present just empty promises.

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry for your experience this for with the R8000 and want to give you advanced assistance. Please email us at with a copy and paste of your review-- also include any of the case numbers you received from support because we would also like to investigate what happened.

We once again apologize and hope to hear back from you soon.



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  • 1/16/2015 6:22:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheck Compatibility

Pros: This router is set to be a great addition to any home. Even though it has a large footprint that is not a distractor if you wall mount the router with covers to cover any hard lines you might install. I would prefer this router over others because of it's listed stats.

Cons: No cons but there are other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Certain internet providers modems are not compatible to this router. Check with your internet provider before purchase. Tried installing manually and using the wizard along with help from my internet provider with no success. Tried it at my sister's house and it installed without a hitch.

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  • Jason R.
  • 1/10/2015 2:28:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNo MAC filtering!

Pros: Very fast and improved range than my previous router.

Cons: Does not support MAC filtering! This is a basic security setting that all my previous routers supported. Please Google "r8000 access control doesn't work". Netgear uses the term "access control", but it is misleading because "access control" only prevents a connected device from accessing the internet. It does not prevent an intruder from hacking your LAN. Will be returning it ASAP.

Other Thoughts: I thought a flagship device would have every feature available. The UI is really basic and poorly done.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi afblue,

You should have no issues configuring MAC filtering on the R8000, following these instructions:

You can select to block all new devices from connecting, and manually enter the MAC addresses that you wish to block.

If you also hide your SSID and use strong encryption (WPA2) your network will be strongly secured against outside attacks.

If you have further concerns or comments, please get in touch with us right away at and our engineers will be happy to help.



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  • kathy o.
  • 1/5/2015 12:02:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsnice router

Pros: easy to get up and running. like the fold out ant. and the top being mesh so heat can get out quick. runs cool i have it running a unbelievable amount of stuff and it dose not get hung up much at all

Cons: wish it had 2 usb 3.0 ports and e sata like the other routers in its class do.

Other Thoughts: bought it local but that was just dew to I needed it that day. over all happy with it performance.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 1/4/2015 1:51:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis Router is flawed from a functionality standpoint.

Pros: Looks good on paper, but simply just doesn't work...

Cons: Major issues with the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 WIFI Router. WIFI connectivity iss hit or miss with multiple clients experiencing several drops. Devices won't stay connected with internet access lost repeatedly making this router completely unusable. DHCP services have failed on several occasions. A reboot would fix the issue sometimes but a factory reset was required nearly every time. Also, I am having issues with basic routing from internal downstream LAN devices that need to traverse the Netgear Router to access internet resources. Static routes were added and icmp/ping used to validate connectivity, but the clients are unable to access the internet. I opened a ticket with Netgear and am currently working with their support team. We shall see...

Other Thoughts: This is a huge disappointment. to pay 300.00 for a faulty router and now I have to haggle with Newegg and Netgear to get this returned and credited. With this type of investment, the consumer should not have to pay for return shipping on a faulty product and hope that either party (Newegg/Netgear) will acknowledge that and do the right thing. It's looking like this purchase was a mistake.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey ARS,

We want to thank you for taking the time out to write this review-- if for some reason support is unable to assist please email us at with the case numbers you receive. We will be glad to help you or answer any questions you may have in your email.

Our apologies for your the inconvenience.



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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2014 7:55:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

Pros: WOW... unboxed last night took only about 20-30 minutes (after first mounting to wall)to setup working with the NetGenie which was a painless experience. This unit replaced and old D-Link Dir 655 which was good in its day but with all of the connected devices of today (tablets, phones, laptops, PC's, roku's, etc. You really need a router like this- only on day 2 but very impressed it is expensive but you are getting a lot of hardware for your money.

Cons: pricey

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  • Jason T.
  • 12/28/2014 11:27:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Super Fast WiFy

Cons: N/a

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  • Jason P.
  • 12/16/2014 9:31:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsExpected better

Pros: Great WiFi range / speed

Cons: Occasional 5Ghz conenctivity issues
Weak / essentially non-existent QoS options
Slow firmware updates / lags behind features of less expensive models.

Other Thoughts: Haven't dug into the cause yet, but all WiFi devices connected on the 5Ghz band sometimes lose connectivity. It looks like they are still connected to the wireless, but have no internet connectivity. I've been ignoring the issue / turning wifi on/off (this affects multiple devices, so it's not the device itself) to workaround the issue. Next time I'll dig in and see if I can find out what exactly is causing this behavior.

I expected more for the price. Especially on the firmware updates / feature front.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Dipman,

Thanks for your review! We wanted to let you know that we just released a new firmware update for the R8000 (1.16) which resolves connectivity and other issues experienced by some users. We encourage you to try the update and let us know if it resolves things for you.

Please email us at and let us know -- we're here to help!



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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2014 2:58:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsWorked for a week...

Pros: When it worked, it was great

Cons: It stopped working after a week.
Won't even connect to routerlogin. I've tried resetting it several times and the power light never blinks like it's supposed to. Nothing happens.

I'm highly disappointed in this product. Paid almost $300 and had to return to my trusty $40 Cisco router that I've used to over 5 years.

I've called Netgear customer service and they weren't able to help me. Told me to contact Newegg. I've waiting on the phone with Newegg for over an hour now and I'm so annoyed.

Won't buy this again.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Robin,

We'd like to work with you directly on this -- we did just release a new firmware for the R8000 that resolves issues experienced by some users -- however, it sounds like you can't get to the interface of the router to perform the upgrade.

Please contact us at and we'll work with you on the next steps to get things working. We look forward to hearing from you!



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  • Ricardo E.
  • 12/12/2014 7:49:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the trouble - R8000

Pros: Very fast CPU. Dual band. Extremely fast wireless connection. Plenty of range.

Cons: I was really very hopeful waiting for this router for a long time. I have always been a Netgear fan. The router was fantastic out of the box. Very fast CPU, so takes no time to run through the setup and boots up quickly(old Netgear people know what I'm saying). However, a week into my bliss, the router disconnects the network and internet, sometimes one, sometimes the other.
You are unable to browse the internal notwork, or you are disconnected from the internet or both.
To correct you have to power off for over 5 seconds, since just rebooting does not do the trick. Sometimes we have to power down several times a day, sometimes works for a few days.
I never expected this from a brand new expensive top-of-the-line router!

Other Thoughts: We now have switched to Asus and am very happy.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi estripem,

We apologize for the trouble you encountered with the Nighthawk -- we stand behind our products and work every day to make sure they are the best they can be!

Can you tell us which firmware version your R8000 was on, if you have that information available? We have released a new firmware that improves wireless connection stability in certain situations:

If you still have the R8000, we encourage you to try this new firmware and let us know the results. You can reach us at



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