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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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  • 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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  • Michael E.
  • 12/10/2014 12:05:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!!!!!!!

Pros: Well I have own a lot of routers before. But this router is top of the line grade A+. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a whole home router.

Cons: This device does take a little more time to set up.

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  • kathy o.
  • 12/7/2014 11:23:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsit works but not impressed yet

Pros: got the NETGEAR-R7500 and got a bad one thought I would change to this one. it works so far.

Cons: First no QOS at all the 7500 had multiple QOS settings.
while my 7500 was running it was giving me about 20 percent higher downloads than this one. hope to see some more advanced settings for update soon.

Other Thoughts: I have been running a r3600 for bout 8 years now still no problems other than it was falling behind with more devices add. that unit had a grate, os/ firm ware. would love to see that type of options on the r8000. Im still not sure Im going to stay with this one I really liked the fetchers of the 7500.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Tech,

We appriciate you being a loyal NETGEAR customer and want to keep in close contact with you to help you whenever you need it. Please email us at with a copy and paste of your review. Any time you have trouble or have any questions please feel free to ask in the email.

Our goal is to continue to earn your business.



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  • Certified G.
  • 12/6/2014 10:26:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Happy with the Product

Pros: Looks Good with great features

Cons: Worked for 6 days before malfunctioning.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear that your R8000 stopped working after only 6 days and want to get you help right away. Please email us at a detailed description of what happened and what you have tried.

If you have any other questions please let us know.



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  • John L.
  • 12/6/2014 8:36:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPOWER

Pros: Easy to set up out of the box, Netgear Genie is extremely easy to use, mobile app is awesome for tracking network traffic. NAS plug and play no problems!

Cons: The unit hangs upside-down when mounting to wall (OCD lol)

Other Thoughts: I love the Guest Network option.

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  • Leo H.
  • 11/17/2014 2:01:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNETGEAR POGROM TOY

Pros: Hey, great out of the box

Cons: Wi Fi operates off of eleven TV channels at short ranges. NETGEARS burn out within 2 to 3 years, GOOGLE IT

Other Thoughts: I've had TVs last 5 decades & the radio wave receptors never went out. Like my typed utterance POGRAM, I'd guess they make it fail to keep business going as opposed to wanting the new technology.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Leo,

We are sorry to hear that you aren't completely satisfied and want to let you know that we are hear to answer any questions you may have. You can also email us for assistance if you'd like-- email us at with as many details as you can.

We stand by our products and assure you that we want nothing more than for your R8000 to continue working flawlessly for as long as you need it.



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  • George F.
  • 10/22/2014 1:29:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Router I've Ever Had

Pros: Separate Channels, Great bandwidth, long range, fits my needs perfectly. Looks great.

Cons: Price is very steep. Wife about killed me.

Other Thoughts: For those that don't know, this router uses 3 separate channels. As a non-cable/satilite user it fits all my needs.

I have my Roku 3's X3 running on one 5ghz channel with a Tablo to pick up my local channels. The Tablo is connected via an Ethernet cable and has a 2TB hard drive conected to it.

I use the second 5ghz channel for my tablets, and lap tops.

I use the 2.4ghz for our phones and Wii.

I have a 5TB NAS media server (hard drive) conected to the USB 3.0 port, and a 2TB hard drive connected to the USB 2.0 as a computer back up.

For those that just don't understand, this router will not increase your internet speed. It will stay the same as whatever you are purchasing from your provider.

That being said, if you run a plex server, store over the air TV, or use lots of device to device streaming, then this is the router to beat.

I find the 2.4ghz range is much further than my old router. The 5ghz channels are at full bars throughout my home. (2000 sq ft single floor) Router is in bedroom closet where our "smart box" is located. I did not place this router in the center of the house.

I have lots of in house storage, and stream a ton, to many devices at the same time. This router is actually slowed down by the max speed of my hard drives, not by wireless bandwidth.

I find it to be the best router for my needs.

I have not had any problems with the 2.4ghz channel dropping, as some have stated.

Firmware seems fine, have not tried the parental controls yet though.

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  • Jared F.
  • 10/15/2014 12:44:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTop of the Line Router with Unreliable Wifi, Considering Returning

Pros: Blazing fast ethernet, outstanding signal strength and range, feature rich.

Cons: Bad, inconsistent wifi download speed on both bands.

Other Thoughts: Blazing fast ethernet, outstanding signal strength and range. Bad wifi download speed. What is the deal Netgear?

I have a 125mbps / 12mbps connection. That is the exact internet speed I am getting when wired to the Nighthawk via CAT6 ethernet. But on all of my wifi devices I am getting a range of terrible <2mbps d/l speed ranging up to around 10mbps. Upload speed remains good, around 10mbps. These results are occurring in the SAME ROOM including 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz bands on various channels. These are modern devices including the Samsung Galaxy 5, a new iPad, a 2013 laptop, various N and some G devices, all experiencing poor wifi download.

Here are things I tried that DID NOT work to fix the problem:

Restart the router
Disable WMM QoS
Change DNS to Google Public DNS
Disable/ Enable Smart Connect
Disable/Enable Implicit BEAMFORMING

I finally decided to reset the router to factory settings, back to an older firmware version. This DID seem to improve wifi performance a little (from about 2mbps down to 10mbps).

Then I randomly decided to test the guest network speed. The GUEST network was much faster than the main networks, around 50mbps download. So now I AM SERIOUSLY USING THE GUEST NETWORK feature on my high-end router just to get decent wifi...

Based on other user reviews, either many units are shipping defective, OR they this model is simply unreliable and requires major support to work as advertised.

WTH Netgear?

Manufacturer Response:

Hi there,

First of all, we thank you for your honest and thorough review, and for posting your troubleshooting steps. We'd like to get to the bottom of the poor speeds and reliability issues you're having; we stand behind the R8000 and want to get things working for you as soon as possible.

Please get in touch with us at and also provide a copy/paste of this review (as you include helpful troubleshooting info for our engineers) and we'll contact you directly.



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