Tri-Band WiFi Router: NETGEAR's Nighthawk X6 router with
breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology is built to connect to each and every
network device in your home (like laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles,
music streamers, cameras); automatically and simultaneously. A powerful
combination of features - wireless speed of up to 3.2Gbps, 3 WiFi bands, Smart
Connect intelligence, and Dynamic QoS - guarantees every device is assigned the
fastest WiFi connection possible and optimized for maximum speed.
Variety of Applications: With NETGEAR's Nighthawk X6
Smart WiFi Router, you can create a powerful home network for applications such
as lag-free multiple HD streaming, multi-player online gaming, ultra-fast,
reliable connection to the Internet and a secure wireless connection.
- Multiple Devices: Nighthawk X6's Tri-Band WiFi provides
more range and reliable connection for all your mobile devices.
- Surf/Chat/Email: Enjoy a reliable, secure wireless
connection to the Internet for surfing the web, chatting, and email.
- HD Video Streaming: Optimized for a smooth, lag-free HD
video streaming experience; even for multiple devices.
- Internet Radio Music: Enjoy a fast and reliable
wireless connection for listening to music online.
- Online Gaming: Optimized for multi-player gaming with
1GHz Dual-Core Processor: With a 1GHz dual-core processor and three
offload processors, the Nighthawk X6 delivers faster WiFi speed, faster wired
speed, faster USB access speed, and faster WAN-to-LAN speeds meaning faster
overall network speeds than ever before.
Tri-Band WiFi w/ Smart Connect: Tri-Band WiFi with Smart Connect is
the ultimate solution for today's home WiFi networks. With one 2.4GHz band and
two 5GHz WiFi bands to work with, the X6 has the capacity, flexibility, and
intelligence to assign each device to the WiFi band where it can connect at its
maximum possible speed. The result is that faster devices can connect and
perform unhindered by slower or older devices; meaning all devices load, stream,
and game at their maximum speed. Fastest combined WiFi speed - up to 3.2Gbps 600+1300+1300 Mbps speeds.
- 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band 256 QAM (802.11n)
- 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz band 1 (802.11ac)
- 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz band 2 (802.11ac)
Advanced WiFi Technologies: With features like Dynamic QoS, Beamforming+,
Smart Connect, and Load Balancing you get enhanced speed by up to 100% and
increased reliability so you can roam
freely throughout your home without fear of slow or dropped connections.
- Dynamic QoS: Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizes your
WiFi bandwidth by application and device. If your Internet bandwidth is
limited, Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion by using better
application and device identification, bandwidth allocation, and traffic
prioritization techniques. If you like gaming and streaming videos, you can
benefit from enabling Dynamic QoS. If you use a gigabit Internet connection,
or your Internet download and upload speed is 300 Mbps or faster, you don't
need to use Dynamic QoS.
- Beamforming+: Beamforming+ boosts speed, reliability,
and range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Unlike typical WiFi
routers that just blast the WiFi signals in all directions; with Beamforming+
the router & device communicate with each other, so the router can directly
beam the WiFi signal to the device. The result is a stronger, faster, more
reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is moved around
- Smart Connect: Smart Connect intelligently selects the
best WiFi band for each dual-band device to optimize connection speed and
performance based on that device's speed and performance. The router
automatically manages your WiFi connections, performing load balancing
across the two 5 GHz radios. This additional WiFi bandwidth combined with
the intelligence to segregate traffic based on WiFi speed and load balancing
provides the best performance for multiple WiFi devices in the home.
- Load Balancing: The router uses load balancing to distribute WiFi
connections among all three WiFi bands, to ensure that both the WiFi bands
are utilized. Load balancing avoids overloading a single 5 GHz band and
ensures that both the WiFi bands are utilized and device connections are
spread across the two bands.
Gigabit Wired: The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router
is fitted with five 10/100/1000 (1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with
auto-sensing technology. The WAN port is used to connect your Internet modem,
while the LAN ports are used to connect your local network devices.
ReadySHARE: The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band router allows
you to share USB devices, DLNA media, and printers through ReadySHARE.
- Dual USB Ports w/ ReadySHARE: The USB 3.0/2.0 ports on
the router can be used to connect USB storage devices such as flash drives
or hard drives, or a printer. The router works with most USB-compliant
external flash and hard drives (if your USB drive uses special drivers, it
is not compatible). You can share data that is stored on most common USB
storage devices across your WiFi network with ReadySHARE USB Storage Access.
ReadySHARE lets you access and share a USB drive connected to the router's USB port. Do not connect computers, USB modems, CD drives, or DVD drives to
the router's USB port.
- ReadyDLNA Media Server: By default, the extender
functions as a ReadyDLNA media server, which lets you stream music and
movies from an attached USB device to DLNA/UPnP AV-compliant media players,
Smart TVs, game consoles, and NETGEAR media players.
- ReadySHARE Printer: The ReadySHARE Printer utility lets
you share a USB printer that is connected to the USB port on your extender.
You can share this USB printer among the Windows and Mac computers on your
iTunes & AirPlay Compatible: The router's iTunes Server lets you play
music with your Windows or Mac iTunes app from a USB device that is connected to
the router USB port. You can also use the Apple Remote app from an iPhone or
iPad to play music on any AirPlay devices, such as Apple TV or AirPlay-supported
receivers. Supported music file formats are MP3, AAC, and FLAC. The maximum
number of music files supported is 10,000
Cloud Storage: Access and share your files stored on a USB
Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive
into the 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
Simple Setup: NETGEAR makes installation and management fast
& simple, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way. The router
offers a built-in Setup Wizard for computer setup, an Apple & Google Play app
for Apple iOS & Android setup, plus a WPS push-button setup.
- Device Install: Easy setup for iPad, tablets,
smartphones & computers.
- Setup Wizard: You can use the router's built-in Setup
Wizard for Windows & Mac to detect your Internet settings and automatically
set up the router from your computer.
- NETGEAR Genie App: Personal dashboard to monitor,
control & repair your home network from your smartphone or tablet.
- Push 'N' Connect: Easy push button WiFi connections
- WiFi Power On/Off: Convenient power savings.
NETGEAR Genie App: The
NETGEAR Genie App makes getting the most out of your home network fun &
easy. The Genie App lets you easily monitor, connect & control your home network
from a Windows PC, Mac computer/laptop, Apple iOS device, or Android
smartphone/tablet. With the NETGEAR Genie App you can share & stream music or
videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more.
Alexa Commands: When you enable your NETGEAR router to work
with Alexa, you can use voice commands to configure your router's settings. You
can also ask Alexa to send your network credentials to your Alexa app, which
makes accessing your credentials more convenient while still keeping your
information secure. The following Alex commands are supported -
- Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable the guest network
- Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable the guest network
- Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router
- Alexa, ask NETGEAR to send me my WiFi settings
- Before you enable your NETGEAR router to work with Alexa, you must
download the NETGEAR genie app, create a remote access account, and
register your router with your remote access account.
- There are two ways to enable your NETGEAR 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.
High Security: Maintain the highest security across your
network to 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.
- VPN Support: VPN support offers secure remote access
- Parental Controls: Keep your Internet browsing
experience safe and secure with free parental controls. It allows you to
limit access to certain web sites at certain times. For example no social
networking or gaming site access after dinner time.
- Guest Network Access: Separate & secure access for
guests. Guest networks create a completely separate WiFi network for your
guests' devices, ensuring they do not have access to your home network or to
the shared USB hard drive with all your personal data.
- Secure WiFi Connections: Secure WiFi connections offer
the highest level of WPA/WPA2/WPA2-PSK security with Double firewall
protection (SPI/NAT firewall) and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack prevention.
- Personal FTP Server: With your customized free URL, you can use
FTP to access your network when you aren't home through Dynamic DNS.
Auto Backup: Keep your content safe by using the included
ReadySHARE Vault application for backing up Windows-based PCs. For Mac OS users,
back-up using Apple Time Machine.
- ReadyShare Vault PC: Free ReadyShare Vault PC software
it there for you to schedule automatic hassle-free backups to safeguard
precious photos and files from any PC directly to the connected USB storage.
ReadyShare Vault is free to download and use with the Nighthawk X6.
- Time Machine: You can use Time Machine to back up your
Mac computers onto a USB hard disk drive that is connected to one of the
router's USB ports.
Firmware/Software Updates: Its USB 2.0/3.0 ports and 128MB
Flash/128MB memory provide future software feature expansion. Click
here for the latest firmware/software updates from NETGEAR.
LEDs: LEDs on the top-panel of the Nighthawk X6 indicate router
System Requirements: Make sure your home network meets the
following system requirements.
- Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7/ Vista/ XP
/ 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux.
- Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0,
Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher.