Netgear has been in touch to let us know that it is releasing a new, advanced edition of its highly-rated and award-winning Nighthawk X6. The new Nighthawk X6S AC4000 WiFi Router (R8000P) boasts faster WiFi, a more powerful processor, and multi-user MIMO technology.
The X6S has all the tech for improved performance and blazing-fast speeds when simultaneously streaming to multiple devices. It even supports voice commands through the Amazon Alexa.
This new router is packing tri-band WiFi and MU-MIMO. It has been designed with gaming, streaming, and mobile devices in mind. This makes it ideal for simultaneous streaming too multiple devices.
You can expect combined WiFi speed up to 4Gbps.
Under the hood is a next-generation 64-bit 1.8GHz dual-core processor with three offload processors.
Furthermore, you will, of course, enjoy the usual Nighthawk router features. These include NETGEAR genie remote access, ReadyCLOUD and OpenVPN, you can access and control the X6S from anywhere.
Sandeep Harpalani, senior director of product marketing for NETGEAR Connected Home said:
The new Nighthawk X6S not only supports the features of its award-winning predecessor, but has new capabilities already standard in several other routers from the industry-leading Nighthawk family, such as MU-MIMO, port aggregation, and ReadyCLOUD® USB access. Of note, tri-band WiFi technology was first introduced with the original Nighthawk X6 in 2015 and NETGEAR was the first to utilise a Tri-Band WiFi System with Orbi providing a dedicated wireless back haul. To date, NETGEAR currently holds six patents on the use of tri-band in WiFi Routers and systems.”
Nighthawk X6S new and updated technical features
- Tri-Band WiFi to deliver the fastest performance to new WiFi devices, uncompromised by older, slower WiFi technologies in the connected devices
- AC4000 WiFi for up to 4Gbps (750+1625+1625 Mbps) of 802.11ac WiFi speed
- Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming to multiple devices
- Powerful, 64-bit 1.8GHz Dual Core Processor plus 3 offload processors for data-intensive applications, better video streaming, lag-free gaming, surfing, and more
- Smart Connect for intelligently selecting the fastest WiFi band for every device all under one SSID
- Amazon Echo/Alexa compatibility for voice control of your home network through the NETGEAR skill for Alexa
- 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Port aggregation on two Gigabit LAN ports for fast wired connections for devices such as NETGEAR ReadyNAS Network Attached Storage
- The Nighthawk X6S will also continue to include the following specifications which have become a mainstay of the Nighthawk family of performance routers.
- 6 High-Performance Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds
- 2 USB Ports including one SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
- NETGEAR genie app with remote access for easy installation, monitoring, control and repair of your network whether you’re at home or away
- NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD for personal, secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
- Beamforming+ for improving range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
- Top security features include Parental Controls by family member and device, separate Guest Network, and VPN Support for remote access to your home network and Internet using any of your devices
Price and availability
The new Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router with MU-MIMO (R8000P) will be available this month from major retailers in the UK at a MSRP of £239.99.