Netgear Nighthawk X6 Wireless Router review

The Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Wireless Router is another entry into Netgear’s “ultra-perfomance” lineup device network that they are looking straight from a military catalog and perform with enough firepower to get it back up. But its stellar specifications and user-friendly software will be enough for the areas where it fell short?

Summary: The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 is a router that takes no prisoners, and offers wireless download speeds like few others can.

Price: $ 256.91

What we liked
Very fast in all download and upload scenarios Netgear router genius is a welcome change from the older configuration tool

What we do not
Stealth bomber design may not be the best for everyone
Wired performance could be better
Noise during load

Nighthawk X6 R8000 Specs

WiFi Type 802.11ac
processor 1.0 GHz dual-core processor with three offload processors
operating mode Wireless router, access point, bridge
128-bit wireless encryption green check mark
2.4Ghz green check mark
5Ghz green check mark
Ethernet ports 4 Gigabit
MiMo red-x-icon
QoS green check mark
USB inputs 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Price $ 256.91

The entire range of Nighthawk routers are threatening to look at wildlife devices. If the designer of Nighthawk stealth bombers (probably where the routers get their namesake from) suddenly decided to leave aviation and instead take the networking equipment, the Nighthawk X6 is the result of what would come out on the other side.

Netgear “genius” platform can not be as graphically appealing or intuitive as Linksys to use Smart Wi-Fi system , but it is still usable for what it does. With the help of Netgear genius you can access your router ‘s internal settings, and change everything from the wireless network password as the onboard LEDs blink when transferring data between devices .

The Nighthawk of the Genie App makes it easy for anyone in the house to adjust the settings of the router.

This level of deep customization is essential for the ultra-freaks out there who want to control every aspect of their router’s connectivity options, and getting into the nuts and bolts always as easy as the tabs at the top of the “Basic” settings menu ‘. although for the light user, the basic settings still allow you to perform important functions such as parental control to access the readyshare media server and SSID settings where you can change the name and password of the wireless network.

The companion app for iOS, Android, Windows and OSX is pretty fun. It puts everything in easy-to-read categories with large buttons that make changing settings easy even when you’re on the go.

Wrap up
The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 may look a little scary on the surface, but that does not mean you should not give it a second look. With heavy power under the hood and enough features such as USB media server and automatic Windows backup tools, the X6 offers a solid combination of hardware and software that should be enough to handle the networking needs of any home.

Whether you’re a serious player or a serious media streamer, the Nighthawk is built to meet the needs of every member of your household.

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