AC3000

Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router

Unmatched WiFi Performance

Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router

Model: R7900

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Unmatched WiFi Performance

802.11ac Tri-Band Gigabit

With breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology, the Nighthawk X6 AC3000 WiFi Router gives you fast connections with for all your wireless devices. Let the X6 assign the fastest possible WiFi to each one of your devices with a combined wireless speed of up to 3.0Gbps, 3 WiFi bands, and Smart Connect intelligence.

Speed

Speed

Get more WiFi for more devices with the fastest combined WiFi speed currently available. Enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience - up to 3.0Gbps.

3.0Gbps—Fast combined WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming

Tri-Band WiFi—3 dedicated WiFi bands up to 450 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps†

Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video

Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

Dynamic QoS—Delivers bandwidth prioritization by application & device

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router with 6 powerful high performance external antennas provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

Antennas—High-powered amplifiers and 6 high-performance external antennas

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections. With Nighthawk X6 advanced features and best-in-class WiFi technology, you’ll reduce interference and enjoy more reliable connections.

Simultaneous Tri-Band—More and faster WiFi connections to all devices

Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections for 2.4 & 5GHz

Sharing

Sharing across your network is fun and easy. Anything from accessing stored photos and music to sharing a USB printer and keep everything safe by using the included FREE ReadySHARE Vault software for backing up Windows-based PCs.

DLNA®—Find and play your media on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players

READYSHARE® USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive or printer via USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

ReadySHARE Vault—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

iTunes® Compatible—Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay® or Apple Remote

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new X6 WiFi router faster than ever. NETGEAR makes sure installation and management is simple and easy, so you can connect quickly and stay that way.

Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones and computers

Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings

LED on/off—Easily turn router LED lights on or off

Security

The highest security across your network ensures your privacy and family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing and spyware or just limiting access for kids and household guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

Guest network access—Separate and secure access for guests

Secure WiFi connections—Highest-level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

Personal FTP Server—Customized f ree URL to create FTP server

  • Enjoy fast WiFi speeds – up to 3.0Gbps
  • Tri-Band WiFi delivers more WiFi for more devices
  • Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
  • 6 High performance antennas for maximum range
  • Smart-Connect designates slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands
  • 1GHz dual core processor with 3 offload processors
  • Beamforming+ improves wireless range and reliability
  • USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, USB storage-ready access
  • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi.

Smart Parental Controls

Circle® with Disney is a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Using the Circle app smart parental controls you can easily manage content and time online for each family member. Set Time Limits on daily internet time for apps, and websites. Pause internet by device or by user with the press of a button. Set Bed Time for each family member and their devices. Manage your family’s mobile devices across all networks with Circle Go. And much more. Learn more

Tri-Band WiFi

Tri-Band WiFi with Smart Connect changes the game 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.

More WiFi Range for More Devices

Keep your mobile device connected throughout your home with powerful amplifiers and 6 high performance external antennas. Roam freely and enjoy strong WiFi coverage and performance anywhere in your home. The 6 antennas deliver the breakthrough X6 Tri-Band WiFi and  Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals creating stronger and more reliable connections for all to enjoy.

ReadyShare® USB — Ready to Store and Share

ReadySHARE® USB opens up a powerful set of convenient features like USB storage access and streaming media. With the available USB 3.0 port on the X6 you can connect the USB storage you already own and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. 


And for your endless entertainment, ReadySHARE® USB lets you play, view, listen to, and share your videos, photos, and music on connected TVs, game consoles, or media players.

Safeguard your Files with No Worry Backups

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 your Nighthawk X6.

Better Processors

What could you do with more speed? More power? 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. So go ahead and put this network to the test in your home.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ac Tri-Band Gigabit

  • Speed and Range

  • WiFi Performance

    • AC3000 (450 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps)†

  • WiFi Range

    • Very large homes

  • WiFi Band

    • Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)

  • Beamforming

    • Beamforming+—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed,reliability, and range of your WiFi connections

  • Number of Ethernet Ports

    • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • Number of USB Ports

    • One (1) 3.0 USB port

  • Key Features

    • AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi

    • Circle® Smart Parental Controls - Manage content and time online

    • WiFi Band 1: 450 Mbps @2.4GHz

    • WiFi Band 2: 1300 Mbps @5GHz

    • WiFi Band 3: 1300 Mbps @5GHz

    • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi for every device

    • Dynamic QoS intelligently prioritizes video streaming & gaming

    • High powered amplifiers and six (6) high performance external antennas

    • Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz

    • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi.

    • Powerful Dual-Core 1GHz processor with 3 offload processors

    • Memory: 128 MB Flash and 256 MB RAM

    • One (1) 3.0 USB port

  • Security

    • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server

    • VPN support—secure remote access

    • Guest network access—separate & secure

    • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)

    • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)

    • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

  • Processor

    • 1GHz dual core porcessor with three offload processors

  • Processor Technology

  • Memory

    • 128 MB Flash and 256 MB RAM

  • Product Diagram

  • Physical Specifications

    • Dimensions: 11.63 x 8.92 x 2.14 in (295.5 x 226.8 x 54.5 mm)

    • Weight: 2.43 lbs (1.1 kg)

  • Package Content

    • Nighthawk X6 AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R7900)

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick start guide

    • Power adapter

  • Standards

    • One (1) 3.0 USB port

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

    • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz

    • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • System Requirements

    • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®

    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

†Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifi cations. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trac, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.

Ideal Uses

Is your game fast enough to keep up?

No more excuses. You need the best when you’re taking on the online gaming world. The Nighthawk X6, with Tri-Band WiFi is the gamers choice for best in class WiFi with the latest AC3000 speed and performance. Powerful dual core 1GHz processor and three offload processors provide total WiFi speeds up to 3.0Gbps. Nighthawk’s Tri-Band WiFi ends game-lag and delivers the intensity of immersive, uninterrupted online gaming.

Go ahead, let everybody stream.

Nighthawk X6 multiplies the entertainment factor for everyone in your home. Seamless, simultaneous HD streaming to multiple devices is now a reality thanks to powerful Tri-Band WiFi and features like Smart Connect and Beamforming+—it’s the end of buffering, jittery video, and lag as you know it. A built-in DLNA-ready server and iTunes server add to your media enjoyment, allowing you to play and share your videos and music quickly and easily.

The more, the merrier.

Nighthawk X6's Tri-Band WiFi provides more WiFi for more devices. That means more range and reliabile connection for all your mobile devices. Nighthawk X6 automatically assigns every device to the fastest WiFi band available and offers key features to dramatically boost mobile connectivity and performance. High-powered amplifiers and 6 high-performance retractable antennas help extend WiFi coverage throughout large homes and even backyards, while Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections.

Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk App (formerly Up App) makes it easy to set up and personalize your WiFi router. With the App, you can install your router in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the router network and the App will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to manage your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test, pause Internet, set up Circle® with Disney smart parental controls and much more.

NETGEAR Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.

24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.