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    How many wireless connections can this router handle at one time?   (11 Answers)

    By Anonymous February 28, 2015.

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      I don't know if I can give you a hard number, all I can tell you is what we have on our home network, and all work well with faster speeds (we subscribe to Comcast) and better range over our prior router a Netgear 6300 (a good router as well) Along with home-based business with two computers, and two wireless printers; we have four tablets, four smart phones, smart TV, three laptops, and a smart thermostat. We let the router choose the best band for each except on our tablets which we configured for 5G.

      By HomeOffice8174 March 23, 2015.

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      Can this device give me 1GB wireless   (7 Answers)

      My internet subscription is 1GB up and down speed, my current router will give me the speeds via Ethernet connection, but my WiFi is only at 250 Mbps, can this device provide 1GB wireless connection or top out at 750 Mbps or less?

      By Fiber Installer March 16, 2015.

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        You are limited by the max speed of the network and what both devices can connect at. If you have n spec and ac spec equipment the router will slow down to n speed. If all ac spec you are still limited by the slowest connecting device. Expectedly you will top out less than 750 Mbps, until the next generation of Wi-Fi equipment. As the output is theoretical max not real world testing. But the better equipment gives better range/ higher speeds and has better handling of multiple clients to improve speed.

        By CompGeek December 5, 2015.

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        Moving to New house and am considering the new Comcast X1 internet.. WIth the nighthawk be a good combination for the modem that comcast provides?   (9 Answers)

        By dtudja2j April 23, 2015.

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          YES! This was one of our issues. We have the Xfinity X1 platform. The modem/router combo provided by Comcast, couldn't handle all the devices in our home. Soon as we hooked up the Nighthawk, ALL problems solved!!

          By LuvTech April 23, 2015.

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          how far is the distance on the wifi?   (7 Answers)

          the router we have now is not very good with range, how far can this thing reach with wifi?

          By Anonymous April 22, 2015.

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            Inside my my neighbors house 3 bars. Thats about 65 feet and 3 walls. Make sure the router you use is above your pc and not in line with lets say a flat screen tv or huge mirror in the direction you most want to use it. What I still like about this unit is ease of use and compatibility with old and new device wifi security capabilities.

            By ILOVEBB April 22, 2015.

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            How about DSL   (6 Answers)

            does anyone know how the Nighthawk R8000 on DSL

            By Moose June 2, 2015.

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              if your actually talking about the old DSL protocols then this would be a waste of money as you will never get what it is designed to do.. If your referring to the more modern type DSl/Fiber like Uverse or Verizon I cannot speak for Verizon but for Uverse Max 45 MB internet (all that is available to me in my area) I have no issues with speed etc. wifi speed test on my desktop with 10/100/1000 wireless l peak around 42 -47 MB hard wired I peak 46 - 48 MB . This router will not boost the speed your paying for so if you have 16 MB internet that is pretty much where you will be in most cases. A+/N+/S+ I.T Tech 17 years

              By jeff August 17, 2015.

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              Still cannot get good wifi service in one part of home   (10 Answers)

              I have an L shaped 4000 sq ft home. Sons room is over the 3 stall attached garage on one end of the home. Router in located in the center of the home. Even after installing the Nighthawk X6 he still cannot get good wifi connection. Previously he used an extender on our ATT router, but he would get dropped or get weak service quite often. We really thought the Nighthawk would resolve the problem. Any suggestions?

              By Anonymous September 7, 2015.

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                The powerline by netgear worked for me after the super router did not.

                By Brady September 10, 2015.

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                I have a wifi network setup with an Airport Extreme as the base station. Can I replace Extreme with Netgear (R8000) in a simple straightforward way?   (7 Answers)

                I have 6 other Apple devices (Airport Expresses and Airport Time capsules strung off of the Airport extreme (all wirelessly). I would like to set up R8000/Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wifi Router in a simple way to replace Airport Express to check what increase performance it may provide.

                By John November 30, 2014.

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                  Yes, and you'll be as happy as I'm now :) I replaced Airport Extreme with X6 and now have my full 100 Mbps (instead of 50 with Airport Extreme)

                  By alexcme March 1, 2015.

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                  Do I have to connect this to a modem or will this one device be all I need? I'm giving back my box I rent to centurylink. If I buy this will it be enough or do I have to buy a modem to go from jack cord to this router?   (5 Answers)

                  By Missy November 29, 2016.

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                    No you can't use this by itself. You also need a cable modem box. This Nighthawk unit is only a wireless router, and a great one at that. Your rental box modem should work fine with this, just plug it in and follow easy setup instructions that come with it. But why lease a modem from the cable company, if you are spending money on a good wireless router, when you can also buy a great modem for $100 or less.

                    By Daphomvisay November 29, 2016.

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                  Square footage   (5 Answers)

                  How many square footage does it cover

                  By Bob June 2, 2016.

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                    Easily 3500 sqft

                    By Samarth June 10, 2016.

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                    Wired connection?   (11 Answers)

                    Will I be able to make a hard wired connection to my main computer or must I use wireless?

                    By Anonymous February 22, 2015.

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                      You can use hardwired or wireless. I have two servers, and 4 laptops all running from this machine; both wirelessly and hardwired.

                      By LEST February 24, 2015.

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