Enjoy ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and fast downloads with this Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wi-Fi router. Four external antennas maximize your Wi-Fi signals for increased range in your home, and the quad-core processor delivers wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps. Featuring two USB 3.0 ports, this Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wi-Fi router connects to a wide range of external devices.
They should have called this router the DeathStar
Posted by: routerhead from: on
Installed it last night ,I have the Netgear CM600 modem as well Docsis 3.0 cable Modem,excellent modem btw.The Router is big in size has a giant heat sink with fan,you can see through the vent/grill,no you can't hear the fan run even when you put your head close to it..The antenna's were already mounted to the router.The install was a breeze,just plug and play comes with six gigabit ports and one ten Gig port as well.I took full advantage of all of the ports except the 10 gig.That was nice the extra ports, old router only had 4 ports.I have over 25 devices connected in house hard wired/wireless ect,,xbox's, ps-4's, ipads, phones,lap tops, and so on.
The antenna's light up blue and there not bright good thing , and the info lights in front can be easily turned off with a switch on back nice feature to have so you dont have to see all those flashing lights in your room/living room.I replaced a two year old router that was rated top router at the time,ASUS model,at times it would not stand up to the task with everything in house running,(causing lag game play and movies not running smooth.Not the case with this new beast!!! OMG is all i can say it is laughing at what we are throwing at it,wireless speeds are great from basement to second floor and signals strong everywhere even out side in driveway and back deck.The kids are gaming happy and all devices are doing great,yes I am very pleased with this router, complaints only that its 500 bucks oh well guess you get what you pay for and this so far seems to be worth every penny it better be for the price!!.If your paying for 200-300 mbps internet speeds take advantage of it with this router.
48 out of 59 found this review helpful.
Posted by: NorthernShoob from: on
Forgive the unoriginal title, but this router truly left me speechless. As a system administrator, I'm always using the latest and greatest technology, so I can keep up to date and be current with the trends. I had a Netgear Nighthawk X6, but noticed that it started slowing down when I added more smart devices to my network (I currently have > 50 wifi-enabled devices connected to my router at a given moment).
This router answered my prayers - I was truly taken aback by the performance of this router. Plugging it in, I was amazed to see an amazing boost in performance, reliability, and range. I have a 3000sqft home, and I previously designed a mesh network to cover the entire house. With this router in my basement, the entire house has a strong wifi signal (Even outside in my front yard).
Performance-wise, this blows the X6 out of the water. I have a few 4K TV's, and noticed slow-downs when trying to run multiple streams at once from Netflix (Even though my Internet is > 200mbps). When I installed this, I could watch 4K streams on all of my TV's at the same time, while using my smart phone and tablet to check up on my other devices/read the news - all without running into lag (MU-MIMO is most likely to thank for this). Streaming 4K content from my NAS drive is a piece of cake with this - the included USB 3.0 ports are also great for when I need to share content across the entire network (Eg. Family photos from a vacation, or movies on a hard-drive).
By far, my favorite feature is the built-in Plex server. My Plex library has > 5tb of content (1080p & 4K, DTS-HD-MA) that I use to stream to my home theater system. I was previously using my custom built work computer, but even my i7 processor was sweating a bit when it came to transcoding videos in real-time. From my observations, the X10 can handle two simultaneous Plex streams at the same time without slowing down (Thanks to its quad-core design). Being able to shift the responsibility of transcoding videos to my router was a godsend that I didn't know I needed until I tried it out for the first time.
Last point - 802.11ad. 802.11ad isn't supported by many devices yet, and has its shortcomings (Mainly range/penetration through materials). By VR ready, Netgear is saying that this router is capable of supporting 802.11ad VR headsets when companies start releasing them. At the moment, I can't gauge how the 802.11ad performs (As I don't have devices that support 802.11ad), but I'll be very excited to see how this beast handles wireless VR gaming.
Be warned though, this router is huge, and will take up a lot of space on your desk (It's about 25-40% bigger than the X6), but that's to accommodate the massive heatsink that's needed to keep everything cool.
If you have $500 to spare, and you're a media/technology enthusiast like myself, get this router - you won't regret it!
29 out of 34 found this review helpful.
A Fantastic Router If You will Use The Features!
Posted by: jerflash from: long island, ny on
First like to say i have been using this router since late July while still on beta but now it is ready for the rest of the world!
It has performed great for me from the start and since upgrading to the latest production firmware it has been flawless. My big takeaways from this router is just how strong the 5GHz band is on this device. Using the the router with my AC equipped wireless devices i noticed a clear advantage in range and wall penetration compared to the R7000 i was using before this. By far the strongest signal i have seen from a consumer grade router. The throughput speed were also second to none but i really wish i had some MU-MIMO devices to test it with but i used every other kind of device under the sun with it. All worked well.
Another thing to touch on and i tested is the Built-in Plex server. All that’s needed is a plex account and a huge usb 3.0 external Drive and you are good to go. Super easy to setup and work really well. Even the transcoding! If you want to offload this from our main machine or only have a laptop this is awesome.
I said in the title that this is an awesome router if you are going to use all the feature it offers. This is true because it is very pricey, but you get what you pay for and the functionality is here!
23 out of 28 found this review helpful.
Excellent Signals, Flawless Streaming, Love it
Posted by: jamali84 from: on
I was lucky to have this router as a beta user since July. love it. I mainly use it for streaming and gaming. Replaced my r7000 with this one. Set it up in the basement, most my devices are on 2nd floor, still they are getting excellent signals and no drops in speeds.
the new features that i like most about this router are Amazan Cloud feature and Plex feature. I am easily able to back up to Amazon Cloud from storage device that is connected to the Router.
Overall after using it for months , I am very happy, and i believe it's worth buying if you interested in upgrading to a new router.
Only thing i was not able to test is AD feature as i dont have any AD devices.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
The best there is available.
Posted by: TheSurgeon from: Scranton, PA on
I always run 2 routers on my home network. 1 main router in my office at far end of house and 1 router used as a wired access point placed in the middle of my basement. My main router is a Netgear R8500 and my wired access point router is a Netgear R8000. Now my new R9000 X10 will be my main router and my Netgear R8500 will be my wired access point. The new R9000 X10 worth every dollar, easy setup, packed with features. I have the fastest internet speed available in my area. In speed test my R8500 was getting 185 mhps down and 12 mhps up. The new R9000 with the quad core processor is getting 240 mhps down and 13 mhps up. I purchased this router for one reason the future of wireless VR gaming then the AD60 network will be needed for wireless VR. This the best AD router out there. There are a few more brands available for less money, but the only have a dual core processor and do not have all the available connections that the Netgear has. I am a high tech person and this is well worth the future investment.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Want the best? Just buy it.
Posted by: marekop from: New York on
I have this router since July as a beta tester and I can say: at the beginning this router was rock solid stable. I can’t believed that it was beta product. I had many routers in the past and always I had problems with my wireless devices and with my IPTV box, but not at this time. I was able to test many version of beta firmware delivered by Netgear during beta test period and I can say they did best to make this router stable and reliable. This is not the regular router as You can see on many shop shelf. This is the monster router with tons of features unavailable on other devices. Plex media streaming sever, Amazon backup, Cloud, 4 core 1.7GHz extremely fast processor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM!! 10Gbit port, 6 x 1Gbit LAN ports with port aggregation, 60Gbit Wireless AD network, Mu-Mimo, 160Mhz HT160, Parental control not only for entire network but for particular devices connected to your network, active (improved) antenna’s with beautifully shining blue light, fantastic range on all WiFi networks. You want to download files from torrent or emule? no problem, all options are available in this baby. I’m not the person who is buying average stuff for my network and looking for upgrade after few months. This is feature-proof router worth the price for pleasure of usability and performance.
18 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Greatest Router and Plex Server!
Posted by: SGflyby from: on
Let me start off talking about the set up I had before the X10. I had an old NETGEAR router and a plex server running off of my network storage device. The router worked ok, with very few hic-ups, but the network storage device ran PLEX horribly.
I was at the point were I would just transfer a movie / video to a thumb stick, instead of streaming through the NAS. Quality was horrible within my network and even worse when I was remote.
I was lucky enough to be a part of the first look program to receive the x10, and it has completely changed my opinion on plex. I am now transcoding at 1080p through my ROUTER. I just have a simple WD passport plugged into my x10 and it runs perfectly (within network and remote). It takes up much less space than my previous set up too.
It was much easier to set up than the NAS server. A router set up is usually always the same, but in my experience, my Plex servers have always taken more effort than it should. The x10 took no longer than 10 minutes to set up with Plex. All you have to do is enable it on routerlogin.net.
Overall, a near perfect experience with the x10. Plug, Play, and Watch! Can't wait to get more content on my new Plex router!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Another Quality Netgear Product
Posted by: FlyBoyJ from: on
Before I bought the R9000 I tried that EA9500 from Linksys. So I can provide a comparison between them both.
The R9000 is perfect for my needs and is complimented by my R8000 in Access Point mode. With 6 LAN ports and the 7th being a 10gb line (one can dream right!?) I'm able to provide networking capability to my entire house without the need for switches all over the place.
I've only experienced 1 hiccup with the R9000 since I've hooked it up and that involved all the LAN ports not having internet access, however, the WIFI worked fine - a simple router reboot and I haven't seen it happen again.
I've been a Netgear user for the past 5 years now (intermixed with some mistakes of trying Linksys) and I couldn't be happier. I don't use the USB functions of the router so I can't comment on that.
- 6 LAN Ports
- No degradation in through-put to any device measured by Speed Tests
- Easy to manage and navigate GUI
- It just plain works!
- Really have yet to encounter any
Like I mentioned, before buying the R9000 I had the EA9500 for 2 weeks - biggest mistake ever. The EA9500 had excellent wifi coverage, maybe just a tad better than the R9000 but it had a terribly dumbed-down GUI and constantly dropped devices and internet connection. Further, the EA9500 GUI would constantly lock up and crash the router - in two weeks I had to reset the router to factory defaults 3 different times. The only leg up the EA9500 has on the R9000 is the linksys iOS/Android app is superior to netgears - but that doesn't tip the scales at all.
Overall, I highly recommend the R9000 - like I said I've been a netgear customer for years and years and I've barely ever had an issue. You won't be disappointed!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Not that impressed for the price
Posted by: Maintainin from: South Dakota on
This has some neat features.....if you can actually use them. The plex server built in is cool but you can put plex on just about anything. This is somewhat gimmicky to me. 10GB port is useless unless you're connecting it to something like a NAS server. There are no mobile devices utilizing 160MHZ at the moment. Nothing using 802.11ad either. Despite all that I still might've kept this router if it was a lot faster and had better range than my 3 year old Netgear R7000. But it isn't faster and the range is not any better. This router is way overpriced. Should be $300.....$350 tops. This is going back to best buy.
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
More than just a Router
Posted by: Jene from: on
The new R9000 is a very powerful router with many additional network capabilities. I have over 25 devices connected - 3 computers, 2 Roku-based TVs, Roku-3, cell phones, printers, NAS storage, Kindle Fire, etc. They all run without interruption, including streaming 4K content from Netflix, etc. The only drawback I've seen is the need to (sometimes) re-boot the router after a configuration change, in order to re-connect one of the wireless printers.
The PLEX server was my main reason for upgrading to the R9000. (Now, I no longer need to keep a PLEX server running on one of my computers.) The PLEX server is easily supporting over 2,500 videos, 24,000 photos, and 2,000 music tracks.
I have two 4-TB USB drives connected to the R9000. In effect, the R9000 is functioning as a pair of high-speed NAS storage devices.
The R9000 is too expensive for just a router. But considering that it includes a dedicated PLEX server and two NAS storage units, it is well worth the price! And, it is ready for whatever else I ask of it.