Nighthawk® X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router with MU-MIMO
STREAM FASTER. GAME STRONGER.
802.11ac Tri-Band Gigabit
The Nighthawk® X6S AC4000 Router, with breakthrough Tri-band WiFi and multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), is ideal for simultaneous streaming to many WiFi devices in your home. Enjoy fastest WiFi speed throughout your home with less lag and less buffering as you game, stream and surf. Access and control your router from anywhere using features such as NETGEAR Nighthawk App, ReadyCLOUD® and OpenVPN®. Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Alexa™ and the Google® Assistant. Get best-in-class cybersecurity with NETGEAR Armor™ to protect your family from malware, stolen passwords, identity theft, and hacker attacks. Manage content and time online with Circle® Smart Parental Controls.
Enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.
EXTREMELY FAST WIFI—4.0Gbps The fastest combined WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming
GIGABIT WIFI—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds
GIGABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming & video
DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR—Dual-core 1.8GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
MU-MIMO—Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices
Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.
ULTIMATE RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
HIGH-POWER ANTENNAS—High-power amplifiers with 6 external antennas
With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing. And enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anywhere with ReadyCLOUD.
DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles
READYSHARE® USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via two (2) USB ports
ONE SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 PORT—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
READYCLOUD® USB ACCESS—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
READYSHARE® VAULT—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
Ease of Use
There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.
EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers
NIGHTHAWK APP—Easily set up and monitor your home network
PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT —Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
WIFI & POWER ON/OFF —Convenient power savings
VOICE CONTROL —Works with Amazon Alexa™ and the Google Assistant
Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.
NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and all your devices
VPN SUPPORT—OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android® allows remote secure access to the home network
GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests
SECURE WIFI CONNECTIONS—Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i,128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
PERSONAL FTP SERVER—Customized free URL to create FTP server
PARENTAL CONTROLS—Circle® - the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device
AUTOMATIC FIRMWARE UPDATE—Delivers latest security patches to the router
- AC4000 WiFi— Up to 4Gbps (750Mbps 2.4GHz + 1625Mbps 5GHz + 1625Mbps 5GHz)
- MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
- Advanced QoS for lag-free gaming and smoother streaming
- Dual-core processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
- Better range with three amplifiers & external antennas
- USB 3.0 for up to 10 times faster access to your stored media than USB 2.0
- Nighthawk App—Get the most out of your router performance with customized settings
- Works with Amazon Alexa™ & the Google® Assistant – Control your home network using voice commands
- ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure access to USB storage connected to your Nighthawk® WiFi Router
- PARENTAL CONTROLS—Circle® - the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device
- NEW: NETGEAR Armor™ - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and all your devices
Cybersecurity for your Home
Protect your home network and all connected IoT, smart home and personal mobile devices safe and secure from cyber threats. NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender protects all your smart home devices from cyber threats or attacks including viruses, Trojans, spyware, ransomware, and more. Check security status for all your devices in one place and receive instant alerts when threats are blocked on any device.
Smart Parental Controls
Circle® is a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Using the Circle app smart parental controls you can easily manage content and time online for each family member. Set Time Limits on daily internet time for apps, and websites. Pause internet by device or by user with the press of a button. Set Bed Time for each family member and their devices.
Go Faster on Gaming, Streaming and Mobile
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router is built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds. With the powerful dual-core processor, MU-MIMO and Dynamic QoS, this Nighthawk router can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection. Enjoy uninterrupted video streaming for streaming applications like YouTube®, Netflix®, and others. And with features like high performance external antennas, and Beamforming+, you can enhance your mobile speeds, so you can roam freely throughout your home without fear of slow or dropped connections.
Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)
Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.
Dynamic Quality of Service
If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you'll benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.
Simple and Secure Cloud Storage
Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR® Nighthawk WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive™ and Dropbox® without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home… it’s that easy!
Control your Network using Voice Commands
"Alexa, ask NETGEAR to turn on guest WiFi." Easily control your router using voice commands using Amazon Alexa. To enable the router to work with Amazon Alexa, you can use the command "Alexa, enable the NETGEAR skill," or you can manually link the NETGEAR skill to your Alexa app.
"Ok Google, turn on the guest network." You can use voice commands using the Google Assistant to configure your router’s settings. You can also ask Google Assistant to tell you the router’s WiFi setting and guest network password.
- WIFI TECHNOLOGY
- WIFI PERFORMANCE
- AC4000 WiFi (750 + 1625 + 1625)
- WIFI RANGE
- Very large homes
- WIFI BAND
- Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
- Beamforming+— Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
- NUMBER OF ETHERNET PORTS
- Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
- NUMBER OF USB PORTS
- Two (2) USB ports (1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0)
- KEY FEATURES
AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi
Works with Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant – Control your home network using voice commands
Circle Smart Parental Controls - Manage content and time online
NETGEAR Armor™ - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and all your devices
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
VPN support—secure remote access
Guest network access—separate & secure
WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
- Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
- 64-bit Dual-Core 1.8GHz Processor with 3 Offload Processors
- Memory: 128 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
- PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions: 11.63 x 8.92 x 2.14 in (295.5 x 226.8 x 54.5 mm)
- Weight: 2.43 lbs (1.1 kg)
- PACKAGE CONTENT
Nighthawk® X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000P)
Quick start guide
- Power adapter
IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support
- IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz 1024QAM support
- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, Google Chrome™ 11.0 browsers or higher