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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. Find out more about the Nighthawk X6 here.

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

Gaming

  • 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

Streaming

  • 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

Mobile

  • 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

Speed

Features

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

Features

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

Features

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

Features

Gigabit Wired - Ideal for HD gaming & video

Wi-Fi Range

Features

Ultimate Range – Wi-Fi coverage throughout very large homes

Features

Antennas – High-powered amplifiers and six high performance antennas

Sharing

Features

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

Features

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

Features

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

Features

ReadyShare Printer – Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

Features

ReadyShare Vault – Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

Features

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

Reliable Connections

Features

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

Features

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

Ease of Use

Features

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

Features

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

Features

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

Features

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

Security

Features

Parental Controls – Web site filtering for all your connected devices

Features

Guest Network Access – Separate & secure access for guests

Features

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

Features

Open Source Support – Download open source firmware from MyOpenRouter forums

Features

Personal FTP Server – Customized free URL to create FTP server

Choose the Wireless Router that Best Fits Your Needs

R6300 Nighthawk Nighthawk X6
Specifications  
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
Sharing  
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
DLNA
iTunes Compatible
ReadySHARE USB
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
app

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

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Netgear Inc. R8000-100NAS

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  • JASON S.
  • 4/15/2015 8:17:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWhat a Nightmare - Not hawk.

Pros: It is fast, but just like a sports car it doesn't matter when you run it into a wall. I had fully updated firmware, still had problems. Installed DD-WRT firmware.... Still failed. Not sure what's going on with this router, but I wasted enough of my life on it!

Cons: I had problems with my Vonage Business VOIP service. Contacted Vonage, they changed all the settings they could and still had problems with the VOIP traffic being handled improperly. (SIP ALG & a few other options)

Then tried to setup my business IMAP email accounts using SSL:
Account Type: IMAP
Incoming Server (IMAP): 993
Encryption: SSL
Outgoing Server (SMTP): 465
Encryption: SSL
Failed HORRIFICALLY.

Seriously? Another port/routing issue? I pulled my OLD Linksys WRT-610N out of the closet. Blew off the dust & miracles DO happen! It worked for both my email and VOIP traffic without a hitch.

Other Thoughts: Now I have a $300 super fast wireless access point.

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  • Pawel T.
  • 4/14/2015 5:11:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLow Quality Product

Pros: Very good specifications.

Cons: Firmware Version 1.0.1.16

After being happy with Netgear WNDR3700 for a long time I decided to upgrade and switch to Netgear Nighthawk X6. But I became very disappointed with this product and the company. I had to RMA and lost $17 on shipping label to return to Newegg.

Nighthawk X6 was stable for 1 day only. It keeps crashing every few hours, drops connections and requires manual resets. Majority of LEDs turn off, the power LED goes amber from white. I tried hard reset but it didn’t help either.
I had 9 devices connected to the router (PCs, cell phones, tablets).

So I recommend to Netgear to focus on quality and test products before releasing them to the end users to avoid disappointed customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Ajek,

We apologize that you have had to get an RMA and that you are still having trouble. Please email us at newegg@netgear.com with any case numbers or emails that we can investigate-- we also want to help you get your R8000 working flawlessly.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • David L.
  • 4/10/2015 5:40:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGREAT ROUTER/ BAD SUPPORT

Pros: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, BOTH 2.4 GZ/5.8GZ. 2.4GH ON 2.4GZ I GET 70MBPS/ 5.8 GZ DEVIVES GET UP TO TO 130MBPS. HOME IS 1600 SQ. FT. PUTS OUT SMALL AMT. OF HEAT. ROUTER PUTS OUT A TOTAL 600 MBPS ON 2.4GZ/1300 ON 5.8GZ

Cons: CAME BOXED WITH BADLY NEEDED FIRMWARE UPDATE. LOT OF TROUBLE IN SET UP, AFTER FIRMWARE UPDATE HAD TO UNWIND ALL TO REINSTALL

Other Thoughts: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE. HAVE OWNED SEVERAL NETGEAR ROUTERS. THIS ONE IS BEST. ONLY CALLED SUPPORT ONE TIME. A CALL THAT LASTED 48 MINUTES. UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT NEVER CAME BACK ON LINE. SUPPORT IS BAD., PRODUCT IS GREAT. FORTUNATE I HAVE SEVERAL NETGEAT ROUTERS. WHAT ENABLED ME TO PROGRAM NIGHT HAWK R8000. IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN NETGEAR ROUTERS YOU CAN SET UP OK. DO NOT LOOK FOR GOOD SUPPORT. I AM WELL SATISFIED WITH PRODUCT. THANKS TO ON LINE BLOGS, SUPPORT MATERIAL. RECOMMEND THIS TO PEOPLE QUALIFIED TO SET UP WITHOUT SUPPORT. THE READY SHARE VAULT ONLY BACKS UP FILES,ETC. NOT ENTIRE COMPUTER. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD GENIE FOR ALTERNATE COMPUTERS ON SYSTEM. YOU CAN USE GENIE OR GO TO ROUTER ONLINE TO MAKE ROUTER ADJUSTMENTS. BE SURE TO BACK UP SETTINGS TO DESKTOP, OR FLASH DRIVE IN CASE OF FAILURE. IF YOU HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO TWEEK A NETGEAR ROUTER. THIS IS THE BEST ROUTER FOR YOU. MY ROKU3 HAS 5.8GZ GETS 130 MBPS. PICTURE IS OUTSTANDING. I LOVE THE ROUTER/ HATE THE SERVICE. ROUTER HAS BEAM FORWARDING/ MIMO

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2015 3:45:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely Wretched

Pros: handles UPnP correctly -- when it's not busy crashing

Cons: I've been using the Internet since 1995 and have seen a lot of routers. The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is most certainly the worst router I've encountered and quite possibly, the worst router any company has ever produced.

It fails on so many levels.

WiFi Reliability >> EXTREMELY POOR: The router constantly drops wireless clients. When a "drop" occurs, the mobile device (iPhone, laptop, etc.) appears to be connected but the router abruptly stops passing traffic. Sometimes the problem can be fixed by turning WiFi on/off on the client device but more often than not, the router must be rebooted.

TriBand >> EXTREMELY POOR: The "smart" functionality that supposedly allows real-time negotiation of an optimal connection across multiple radios with identically named SSIDs fails miserably. For best results, you'll need to keep radio #2 active and shut off all other wireless functionality in the router. You'll still have major problems but at least this configuration will continue running for a couple of days (sometimes longer) without having to reboot.

Routing and Switching >> EXTREMELY POOR: Even hardwired devices like an AppleTV encounter difficulty when communicating with Apple's iTunes server or other hardwired devices (e.g. iMac) on the LAN. ** As an aside, I've never encountered a router that fails so miserably at it's primary task: routing.

User Interface >> BELOW AVERAGE: You'll be using the web-based interface a LOT due to the barrage of router reboots you'll be executing. The user interface is functional and easy to understand. But the designers made some rookie mistakes, the most irritating of which is a fundamental incompatibility with the common Ad Blocker plug-ins. If you don't deactivate the Ad Blocker in your browser, the router's Advanced interface fails to appear. I want to emphasize that the interface itself doesn't actually contain ads. The UI is just so poorly crafted that Ad Blockers incorrectly assume that a third-party advertisement is trying to hijack the browser.

I switched to an Asus AC2400 and all of the problems described above vanished.

Other Thoughts: The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is far and away the worst router I've encountered. You can literally buy any other router on the market, even an old $5 Linksys from that Thrift Shop down the road, and be better off than you'd be with this wretched Nighthawk. It's absolute garbage and should be avoided like the plague.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Festus,

We appreciate your extensive review and can't apologize enough for the disconnect issue that you are having. It sounds like your R8000 isn't working properly, and we would like to help you. Please email us at newegg@netgear.com with the serial number a unit and a description of what you described above.

Our sincere apologies for the trouble-- we look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Michael M.
  • 3/4/2015 7:12:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great router for high wireless traffic

Pros: Tri-Bands
Smart Sense Load Sharing
Great wireless range
Wall Mountable

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: NetGear has always served me great in the last 10 years, they are the first MFG i look to for networking products. This router is one of the best out there now,with the Tri-Band coupled with Smart Sense Load Sharing makes this router a must anywere there is high wireless traffic. My house runs at least 1.5-2tb a month on streaming this router handles it without a hitch at all. Even though it has alot of rich technical features and is highly configurable NetGear has also streamlined the setup for less tech savy users aswell. The new style antennas over doubled my range vs the NetGear R6300 Router which is a great router aswell. The X6 is a slam dunk for anyone that needs alot of wireless bandwidth at once.

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  • Timothy G.
  • 2/26/2015 8:00:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot stable

Pros: This router is fast and can handle many clients.

Cons: Not stable at all. It will randomly reboot, under load or no load. I purchased two and both do the same thing.

Other Thoughts: I'm a network engineer and needed something in a pinch to setup a sales meeting and this router made me look like a fool with it's random reboots. I sure hope Netgear works on the quality of their products.

Manufacturer Response:

Please get in contact with our experts right away-- you can email us at newegg@netgear.com. Be sure to leave a copy and paste of your review along with your model/serial number.

We hope to get your R8000 working properly for you and can't apologize enough for the trouble.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Kevin S.
  • 2/23/2015 3:08:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Powerful. It's a beast and will amaze you. Simple to set up too.

Cons: none

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  • GEORGE F.
  • 2/23/2015 1:46:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat coverage, installed it in an office complex with concrete block walls.

Pros: Installed it in an office complex with concrete block walls and it still provided great coverage and fast too.

Cons: No cons at this time

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this for someone looking for a high end router that has great coverage and is fast.

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  • Walter L.
  • 2/18/2015 5:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood but not perfect

Pros: With latest firmware, connections are reliable with decent range. Three radios provide plenty of bandwidth for all devices.

Cons: The router is big. Open source firmware is still in infancy. The Xstream implementation (Smart Connect), which maps the two 5GHz radios as one access point, does not dynamically distribute client workload between the two radios as it should.

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  • Mahomed O.
  • 2/12/2015 6:09:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLook Elsewhere

Pros: None

Cons: Does not hold internet connection. Needs to be rebooted constantly.

Other Thoughts: Poor Customer Service.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello xtl,

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience with customer support and that you are having trouble with the R8000. Please, whenever you get a moment, email us at newegg@netgear.com with as many details as you can. In the email let us know the case numbers that support gave you and anything else of use. We look forward to helping you and to investigate your case.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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