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NETGEAR - Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 5 Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5704 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solved our problems

    Posted
    Bingobabe
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    Purposely waited to review this item, until we had it awhile. We got this in November 2015 - The problem we had, was the "whole-home" wi-fi router in our main floor office wasn't strong enough to reach the basement (the MAN-CAVE)! It constantly kept going in & out - making the DIRECTV (with box) there nearly useless, not to mention using an iPhone! We even bought an extra "extender" first. Never could get the extender to work (probably my fault with installing it), so we went to Best Buy with our dilemma. 2 of the salespeople (1 was the Mgr/Spvr of the department) spent a considerable amount of time with us telling us advantages/disadvantages of each router which ranged from reasonably priced to EXTREMELY high. But they suggested this one (priced in the middle of the others). Have had NO problems since & I now have a HAPPY HUBBY!!!! Thanks, Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect when you have lot of devices

    Posted
    alexcme

    I have Time Warners 100 Mbps service and have had Apple Air Port Extreme that only can give me 50 Mbps max (failing down to the slowest device in the network). After upgrading to NetGear X6 I have my 100 Mbps back, even when I have as much devices as below in the network: 1. 8 Android devices (phones and tablets) 2. 6 Apple devices (phones, tablets and MacBooks) 3. 3 Windows (2 Windows 7 and 1 XP :) 4. 2 Linux (Ubuntu) boxes 5. 1 Apple TV 6. 1 PS4 7. 1 Amazon FireStick Everything works perfect, streaming videos, kids watching shows and VPN’ing to my work - no problem at all. I did have some problems with ReadyShare that were quickly resolved by NetGear support (it took about a week they give me customized firmware). Overall - if you have a mix of devices, from 2.4B to 5.0AC - that is the one you are looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Save your money and pick another WiFi router

    Posted
    OldEngineer

    I ran extensive tests for three days concluding that the engineers at Netgear really fell short on the R8000. The 2G network was stable, however, naturally much slower than 5G. Both 5G bands were unstable and required a router reboot to eliminate connection issues, packet loss, and/or high latency, even with the latest firmware applied. For a router marketed as best-in-class, this is not acceptable. Returned it and purchased a different brand for 1/2 the price. No issues at all in identical conditions, confirming that the issues were not environmental. I'll refrain from mentioning the brand to maintain the integrity of my feedback.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Parental Controls are just bad

    Posted
    vatechguy
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    Love the router - fast and relatively easy to set up. My one complaint is that the parental controls are just bad. Schedules and filters are based on the entire lot of the house - and cannot be applied to individual machine/IP/MAC which is a must for teenage boys. There's a ridiculous app you can download that lets you bypass the filters - which is useful, but again, it requires a username and password - how many kids can remember more than one password? The parental controls are just more hassle than they're worth. I do like the filter categories - but there should be some additional granular controls so when a kids not doing their chores I can easily segregate them off the network without either changing the wifi password for everyone or having to take their wireless adapter away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Almost dead after 3 years

    Posted
    alexcme
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Unfortunately, after being a happy customer / user for almost 3 years with no issues, now have a problem that looks like hardware problem - all ethernet ports (WAN + LAN) are now limited / capped to 10 Mbps that is way low from 1Gbps it use to be (and definitely cannot handle 200 Mbps from my ISP :( ). It happened suddenly last week, have tried factory reset / firmware re-flash / downgrade, nothing helps, Netgear support no help as well, so if you look for long time investment - please take my case into consideration. BTW, I now back using my very old Apple AirPort Extreme (3-rd generation) that can still handle 1Gbps on all ethernet ports (with not such a good WIFI coverage though :( )

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic upgrade over ISP router

    Posted
    ReliC
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    Previously I was using the modem/router unit supplied by my ISP, and with 10+ devices in the house connecting via WiFi I was experiencing frequent loss of connection. After purchasing this router, connecting it to the modem, configuring the modem as a bridge, and switching everything over to connect to the new WiFi networks I haven't had an issue since. It has some nice QoS controls so I can give devices different priorities, my gaming desktop now has no connection issues online at highest priority even when every other device is streaming. WiFi signal range and quality is also much improved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    X 6 Is A Great Router

    Posted
    Netgear89
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    This replaced the high dollar X10 unit that was a failure. The internal radios would only broadcast 1/2 of the subscribed speed provided by the ISP, Comcast. The X10 unit would not go online and Netgear would not consider a repair or replacement of the X 10. The X10 cost $499.00 and did not work. The X6 cost around $250.00, and worked very well as soon as it was hooked. The X-10 was broken out of the box, the X 6 worked as soon as it was installed. In this case, at least for me, the more expensive unit was money thrown away. What was disappointing was that Netgear apologized for the “inconvenience”, but no interest in supporting their product and I was out $499.00.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    support not good

    Posted
    brian
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    had wifi problems so i bought the best wifi extender netgear offered, i still had problems so i bought the best router netgear had to offer. (extender 1200 model #ex6200) (router nighthawk x6 r8000). still having problems so i bought the best surfboard i think there is arris. after i am done buying all this stuff and still having problems i call netgear. they tell me now i am 4 days past the 90 days that they will help me and if i want help i will have to pay them another $80 to $130 just to see if my extender is even working.i am not a tech guy but it seems like they should not wright me off that easily after i have spent $500 with them in the last 4 months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Router I've had so far

    Posted
    CyberSpace15
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    I've had about 3 or 4 routers this year and this one by far blows the rest out the water. The previous routers all failed after exceeding about 5-7 constant devices utilizing the network resources. My network consists of many devices which include 2 network storage drives, smart Tvs, cell phones, tablets, PoE, and much more. Since installing this router I have not had a single issue. I would stream services on my tablet and Apple TV with the old routers and they would freeze periodically. It wasn't my download speed either. Since installing this router, I have not had an issue with streaming. I do like the qos feature as it allows me to define the allowed bandwidth per device. That is important the more devices you add. It's pricey but it's definitely the right choice! I wasn't a netgear fan however this device is solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penney, excellent coverage

    Posted
    Ghostchele
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    I've had this unit for over 1 year now, and it has been by far the best router that money could buy last year. Excellent range, and has been able to handle over 25 phones/tablets/PCs connected at the same time (during two different fantasy football draft parties), and not a single disconnect nor dropped signals. I don't have a single complaint, the X6 has been a beast... I recently upgraded to the new Asus RT-AC5300, and it would be unfair to compare units due to the fact that the Asus is over $100 more, and the Asus is by far the best router in the market right now, but I can bet my hard earn money, that my old Netgear X6, was by far the best router for the $250-$300 price range butgets, no doub about it... The Netgear X6 met and exceeded all my expectations!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent wi-fi router

    Posted
    paul198421
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    Previously I had always had wi-fi routers from the internet service provider, but the local provider only supplied the standard router. So I had to go and purchase my own, which is something I had never purchased before. I decided to research based on my desire to stream to smart TV's, tablets, phones, etc. all over my home. I didn't want any wi-fi dead spots and also didn't want to have to purchase any range extenders. I live in a 4 bedroom home and exclusively stream content (no satellite or cable TV). This router was simple to setup and has been outstanding, the signal is strong all throughout the house and I have had no interruptions on anything. The only downside is the cost, but I wanted to future proof myself a bit and see myself having this for a lot of years ahead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear Nighthawk 3200

    Posted
    Stan
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    I've been an Apple router guy for the past 5-6 years with no issues. After I installed a wireless surveillance system, the Apple AirPort Extreme and Express that I was using wasn't adequate for carrying the bandwidth over the 2.4 Ghz band. So I opted to replace it with the NetGear Nighthawk AC3200. Its tri-band acts as three routers in one utilizing one 2.4Ghz band and two 5Ghz bands allowing you to separate/distribute your bandwidth per device(s) either manually or automatically. Thus isolating the surveillance system on the 2.4 band and putting our phones, tablets, AppleTV, laptop on the 5Ghz band, I see a zero loss in speed/performance. Streaming Sling TV it has yet to stop and buffer at all. Though it is pricey, it does as advertised and I've been very pleased with the results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    my first bad experience

    Posted
    Technerdnik
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    I have been using Netgear router for 13 years and this one is the first time i have had a bad experience with one, I recommend Netgear to anyone that asks what i recommend, but this router i have to tell people to avoid it.. I have a complex setup and my r7000 handled my setup much better than this r8000 does. the r8000 can only go a couple of days before device start saying they have no internet connection and i have to reboot it to correct the issue. having UPNP crashes the router so everything connected to it (wired or wireless) get disconnected and it needs to be rebooted. I have updated to most current bios also.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product but setup can be difficult

    Posted
    Wattsgen
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    The product is supposed to be plug and play but was not. On line set up info was little help. Phone support was equally bad. The technician clearly was going from a script of procedures to try and required me to go through the steps multiple times. Only after 1 1/2 hours on the phone and me insisting on talking to another tech was I instructed to insert a paper clip in the reset hole and reset the machine to it's default settings. The problem was fixed. This should have been done after the first run through the setup procedures failed. I would recommend the product because it works fine and we get a good signal throughout the house but understand that if you need tech support the service will be poor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buy something better

    Posted
    K1958
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    We bought this router a little over a year ago. Recently, the router started losing the connections rather frequently. Even with an extender put on this router, it had a hard time connecting. We have multiple devices (10+) that we connect to and an employee told us it would handle the load. I’m sorry, it failed miserably especially on the lower spectrum of bandwidth on devices made for the lower bandwidth. It just couldn’t or wouldn’t keep the connections. I’m done with Netgear after this expensive piece of junk. Do research and find a much better more reliable router for your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a Router I like!

    Posted
    Bruce
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Before when I speed tested our devices I got slower speeds at certain test sites and faster at others getting the max my cable provider supplies. Now I get the same results all the time, the max I can get. and my PS4 gaming experience is way better. The latest firmware update automatically detects device types and prioritizes them and it automatically set the Gaming console high priority. Wireless dead spots are no more even having it in the basement and on top of a fridge, 2 things they don't recommend. Even wireless print jobs are faster. We use all 3 bands running laptops, tabs and printers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Help from Customer Support

    Posted
    ScottScott
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I would have loved to give this item 5 stars. However, a year after purchase we started having major connectivity issues through this router. As Netgear only provides support for 90 days, it would cost me another $120 to talk with their customer support. This is just to talk with them, not to fix the problem. This is the second netgear router that I have run into this problem with. While talking to a supervisor at Netgear about this issue, I was put on hold mid-sentence. This confirmed my suspension that Netgear has no concern for their customers, and just wants customers to go out and buy a new router if they experience any trouble after 90 days.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nighthawk router should last us for a long time

    Posted
    Techywage15
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    Our original Netgear router died and although it had done an adequate job for years, we have more things to connect to the router than ever before. The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is it has not been as easy as I thought it would be to use the various channels on the router by dedicating certain things strictly to a different channel. It also was not as easy to set it up initially as it should have been. Also our older printer would not stay connected to this resulting in our having to buy another printer. The capacity is more what we need for computers, smart phones,ts, TV's, etc. and should serve us well from now on in. Our older Netgear was 5 years old, hope this one lasts as long or longer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes to Xbox One

    Posted
    Dnet
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    I debated long and hard for this purchase as it is not cheap. My biggest issue was getting good strength on the opposite corner of my first floor with the router being on the second floor. My xbox one was having a hard time getting more than 2 bars on my 2TB Timecapsule. With this one I now have 4 bars and have not had any issues with my Xbox one. I also have about 5 apple devices constantly being used plus laptops and comcast X1 receivers. Now after 3 months it's holding up and I am loving it. I will say it feels cheap as it is all plastic parts. I thought it was more solid from the pictures but it does feel weak. In any case if you have the $$ and want something good and reliable this will do the trick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    KILLER ROUTER

    Posted
    jeff
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    Well this things rocks and is worth every penny! set up a breeze, included open DNS is a big plus makes configuring your home network effortlessly for anyone! My only small issue as of yet net gear does not have firm ware in place to allow you to log in the interface via the ip.. address to change the hard settings such as passwords, and WiFi names etc. Did most of the set up on WiFi tablet, which s okay, Net gear genie app has same limitations as far as hard settings as well, not sure if it's a Windows 10 issue or not, but other than that Net gear is aware of the issue and is working on a fix! Overall a definite great purchase and a must have for great sped and home networking

    I would recommend this to a friend