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NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 Smart WiFi Router (R8000) - AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Speed (up to 3200 Mbps) | Up-to 3500 sq ft Coverage & 50 Devices | 4 x 1G Ethernet and 2 USB Ports | Armor Security

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Nighthawk AC
Connections Wireless
Frequency band class Tri-Band
Data Transfer Rate 3200 Megabits Per Second
Wireless Type 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g

About this item

  • FAST Wi-Fi PERFORMANCE: Get up to 3500 sq ft wireless coverage with AC3200 speed (Tri band up to 600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps)
  • RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 50 DEVICES: Reliably stream videos, play games, surf the internet, and connect smart home devices
  • WIRED ETHERNET PORTS: Plug in computers, game consoles, streaming players, and other nearby wired devices with 4 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • LOADED WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Designed with a 1GHz dual core processor, 6 amplified antennas, Beamforming+, Dynamic QoS, Smart Connect, Amazon Alexa Voice Controls, and more
  • USB CONNECTIONS: Share a storage drive and printer with any connected device, and create a personal cloud storage to access from anywhere, using the 2 x 3.0 USB ports
  • CIRCLE APP PARENTAL CONTROLS: Pause device internet access, view site history usage, and filter websites for free. Set online time limits, schedule device internet access, and more.
  • ADVANCED CYBER THREAT PROTECTION: NETGEAR Armor (powered by BitDefender) is network wide anti virus, anti malware, fraud/phishing/ransomware security on an unlimited # devices for a 30 day free trial. Note: Netgear technical support number 03448754000

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Capacity:Nighthawk AC  |  Model:AC3200

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Capacity:Nighthawk AC  |  Model:AC3200

Product Description

NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band AC3200 (3.2 Gbps) Smart Wi-Fi Router - Circle Parental Controls and Alexa enabled

The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band Wi-Fi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras if it’s Wi-Fi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated. A powerful combination of features provides wireless speed of up to 3.2 Gbps, three Wi-Fi bands, smart connect intelligence and Dynamic QoS ensures every device is assigned the fastest Wi-Fi connection possible and optimised for maximum speed. Using Amazon Alexa, control your home network with voice commands.

802.11ac Tri-Band Gigabit

The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 router with tri-band Wi-Fi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home - automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras – if it’s Wi-Fi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated. With a massive combined wireless speed of up to 3.2 Gbps, three Wi-Fi bands and smart connect intelligence, every device is assigned the fastest Wi-Fi connection possible and optimised for maximum speed.


  • Get fast Wi-Fi speeds – Up to 3.2 Gbps
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi for more devices
  • Six high performance antennas for enhanced range
  • Smart-connect designates slower and faster devices to separate Wi-Fi bands
  • 1 GHz dual core processor with three offload processors
  • Beamforming+ improves wireless range and reliability
  • Easily manage your home network with the NETGEAR genie app

Connect More | Do More

4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports allow you to stay wired for the most stable and uninterrupted connectivity. Access your media and backup your data with an attached USB hard drive connected to the super-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.

Speed | Range | Reliability

With Beamforming+ the router and device communicate with each other, so the router can directly beam the Wi-Fi signal to the device which boosts speed, reliability, and range.

Tri-Band Wi-Fi

Nighthawk X6 enhances Wi-Fi performance by intelligently assigning every device to an optimal Wi-Fi band and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed. You'll enjoy seamless clarity and minimal lag.

Nighthawk app

Easily setup your router. Manage Internet access by pausing and resuming internet instantly. Run a speed test. All from your mobile device!

Note: Lights now showing on the front could be that the light switch on the back of the router has been turned off or from the GUI.

Set Contains:

NETGEAR Tri-Band WiFi Router
Power Adapter
Ethernet Cable
User Documentation

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2018
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Dan Post
5.0 out of 5 stars Transformed our Virgin internet experience
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 January 2019
Capacity: Nighthawk ACModel: AC3200Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Transformed our Virgin internet experience
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 January 2019
As Virgin internet users (Vivid 200), we'd been muddling along with our Super Hub 3 for the past year, and frankly were getting to the end of our tether with the poor internet connectivity we were seeing. Wi-Fi devices were randomly kicked off the network, or would show as connected but with appallingly slow internet access (speed tests as low as 150 Kb/sec). Coverage was also poor, needing a booster for the back part of the house, which considering it's a small 3-bed semi with mostly stud walls, wasn't exactly stellar. What's more, like many people we are adding smart switches and sockets to the house, and with every new device, the creaking performance seemed to get even worse. The other thing sorely missing from the Virgin Hub 3 was any form of decent parental control.

I ordered the R8000 hoping to resolve all of these issues, and a week in, I have to say I wish I'd done it sooner. I now get full internet bandwidth, or close to, on mobile devices, and the stability is absolutely rock solid. Also, the coverage reaches the entire house, and down to the bottom of our 30ft garden with no need for any form of extender. In short, it gives you a proper Wi-Fi network that allows connected devices to perform as you would expect.

Installation was a doddle, and took all of 5 minutes to get it connected and working. Simply log in to the Virgin Hub 3's admin webpage, and switch the Hub into modem mode. This disables all of the Wi-Fi functionality on the Hub 3, and uses it only to connect to the Virgin network. Reboot the Hub 3, connect one end of the supplied ethernet cable to any port on the Hub 3, and the other to the yellow "Internet" port on the R8000, using the Nighthawk mobile app. Download the Netgear Nighthawk app to an Android or iOS device, connect the device to the Wi-Fi on the R8000 with the credentials on the sticker on the top of it, launch the app, and simply follow the instructions. It instantly identified the router, connected to it, installed the latest firmware update, prompted me to update the admin password (no brainer anyway), and then it all came to life and started working.

There's a lot the Nighthawk app can't do, so after doing this, you will need to go to the admin web page for the R8000 ( default) and log in with the admin credentials you just provided in order to complete the config, set your Wi-Fi security and SSIDs up, configure your access control and guest network, and so on. You'll be tweaking stuff for a while, but you really do get a basic, functioning Wi-Fi network inside of 5 minutes.

The full parental control is achieved via the Circle app (by Disney, strangely), which does come at a monthly cost of £5 (with a month's free trial included), but it is absolutely brilliant. It gives you all the control you need, lots you probably don't, and is so easy to set up and use that it's worth every penny. I created profiles for both my daughters, and assigned the devices they use to them. The software then logs and manages everything these devices do on the network. It will enforce internet access times, bed times, and even let you control access to individual websites or apps. For devices used by adults, or static devices such as our Amazon Echos, smart switches or media streamers, you can set these as 'unmanaged', so that they work without any interference at all.

The app also allows you to quickly and easily enable and disable internet access for an individual user with a single click, extend time limits quickly as a reward, and provides a full breakdown of the URLs and apps accessed by each user, with times and dates, and the amout of time spent on each. The other really handy thing is that you get a push notification to the app if a new device accesses the network. I have experimented with MAC address access control on Wi-Fi before, but it is a pain having to log in to the admin console every time you have a guest who wants access, or whenever you buy a new device. With this, you can leave access open, but get a notification whenever a new device logs in. It's a much better solution, for me anyway. Of course, you can still go a step further and restrict access by MAC address, if you prefer.

Downsides? The router is a big old lump (see pic) which will need a decent amount of space, close to your Virgin Hub. It's also not cheap of course, but when you're paying £50 a month for 200 Mbit internet, your devices are struggling to see a tenth of that in reality, and the standard hardware supplied by the ISP simply isn't fit for purpose, the performance upgrade it delivers is instantly noticeable. It has been nothing short of a transformation in terms of the real internet speeds we are seeing, and I love the visibility it gives over what the kids are doing and when, as well as the easy control to stop unwanted behaviour. The difference between "proper" Wi-Fi, and what you get with the standard ISP provided junk really is staggering, both in terms of performance and configurability.

Fantastic bit of kit. Highly recommended.
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Nigel Hancock
5.0 out of 5 stars Made a huge difference to the wi-fi perfoemance
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 June 2018
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Jamie Shatford
5.0 out of 5 stars Bt where provided me with very very poor speeds but when I plugged the Nighthawk in that ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2017
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1.0 out of 5 stars Forget this if you want to use AirPlay or TimeMachine
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2019
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