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Nighthawk® X10 Smart WiFi Router

802.11ac Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi

Ultimate 4K Streaming & VR Gaming

Nighthawk® X10 AD7000 Smart WiFi Router is the industry’s fastest router for media streaming with Plex media server. Nighthawk® X10 with 802.11ac and 802.11ad WiFi technology delivers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads. With a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor and Quad Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.0Gbps*. MU-MIMO supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Four patent pending external active antennas amplify WiFi signals to maximize range and throughput.

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  • 60 GHz 802.11ad WiFi—Fastest WiFi interface up to 4.6Gbps† for ultra-high speed downloads and backup
  • Plex Media Server—All your movie, TV show, music, and photo collections, on the devices you love
  • Powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor—Boosts performance for gaming and streaming
  • Four enhanced dual-band Active antennas with high powered amplifiers—Maximizes range and throughput
  • Amazon Drive cloud back up—Automatically backup your precious data to the cloud
  • Six gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 10G LAN SFP+ port—Offers rich wired connectivity options
  • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi.
  • NEW FEATURE: Compatible with Amazon Alexa – Control your home network using voice commands

The Fastest WiFi Just Got Faster

  • Don't wait to watch! Experience ultra-smooth, lag-free WiFi experience for 4K video streaming and VR gaming.
  • Combined speeds of up to 7.0Gbps†.
  • New 802.11ad WiFi technology gives you the fastest file downloads and backup speeds available from a router.

Industry's First Home Router with Plex Media Server

  • With Plex, you have all your movie, TV show, music, video, and photo collections at your fingertips. Anywhere, anytime.
  • The easiest Plex setup possible. Use Plex to serve all your media from your external USB drive connected to your Nighthawk X10 router.

Powerful 1.7GHz Quad-Core Processor

  • Performance at its ultimate level – for better 4K streaming, VR gaming, surfing, or anything you throw at it.
  • Gigabit CPU, Gigabit wired, and multi-gigabit WiFi, the 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor boosts your network performance up to 7.0Gbps†.
  • Processing power for media streaming and PLEX media server.

Super Fast Connections and Cloud Backup

  • The Nighthawk X10 features the Industry’s first 10 Gigabit Fiber connection in a home router for 10 times faster wired connections to network storage.
  • Stream your own media by connecting to two super speed USB 3.0 ports to storage devices and access it from anywhere.
  • Automatically back up your precious data using Amazon Drive.
  • Aggregate two gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers.

All the Great Features that come with a Nighthawk®

Meet the entire Nighthawk family

  • Powerful amplifiers, beamforming+, and 4 high-performance external active antennas enhance weak signal and reduce interference.
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk App, ReadyCLOUD, OpenVPN access on mobile devices, and Kwilt integration.
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster wired connections.
  • Easy install and setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers.


Get the fastest combined WiFi currently available & enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for VR gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi—Fastest WiFi interface for instant downloads and backup

  • AD7000 WiFi—Up to 4600+1733+600Mbps

  • Quad-Stream—Up to four data streams per WiFi band maximizes connection speed

  • MU-MIMO—Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices

  • Gigabit wired—Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to aggregate two ports for faster file transfers

  • Link aggregation—Ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers

  • 10G LAN SFP+ port for fast NAS access

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router's 4 external antennas provide WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Four enhanced active antennas—Enhance weak signal and reduce interference with a patent pending design

  • Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes


There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

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


With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored data, media, photos & music to wireless printing.

  • ReadyCLOUD® USB access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB 3.0 ports

  • Two super speed USB 3.0 ports—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

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

  • DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access and share a USB printer

  • PLEX media server—All your movie, TV show, music, and photo collections, on the devices you love

  • Amazon® Drive cloud back up—Automatically backup your precious data on cloud

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

  • Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

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

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

  • WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings

  • LED on/off switch—Easily turn LEDs on or off


Maintain high security across your network to help 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.

  • Enhanced Parental Controls—Manage web site access by family member & device

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

  • Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

  • Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

  • VPN support—Secure access to your home network when away from home

Product Number
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac/ad
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AD7000† WiFi (600 + 1733 + 4600Mbps)
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Band 1: 600Mbps @2.4GHz – 64QAM
  • Band 2: 1733Mbps @5GHz – 256QAM
  • Band 3: 4600Mbps @60GHz** – SC
  • Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 6 LAN)
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
Key Features
  • Quad-Stream Wave2 WiFi
  • Plex Media Server—Stream your media on all your devices
  • MU-MIMO‡—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices
  • Amazon Cloud Backup—Backup your data to Amazon Drive
  • Seven gigabit Ethernet ports—Aggregate 2 LAN ports for faster file transfers
  • 10G LAN SFP+ port connection for Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • Enhanced Active Antennas with high-power amplifiers
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • ReadySHARE® Vault—PC software for automatic backup to USB hard drive connected to the router
  • DLNA® server—Find & play your media on TVs & game consoles
  • VPN support—Secure remote access to your home network & Internet
  • Enhanced Parental Controls—Manage web filtering & accessibility by profiles or devices
  • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi.
  • Open source software available††
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/Off LED light switch
  • 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
  • Powerful Quad-Core 1.7GHz processor
  • 512MB NAND flash and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 8.81 x 6.61 x 2.91 in (224 x 168 x 74 mm)
  • Weight: 4.11 lb (1.87 kg)
Product Diagram
Package Content
  • Nighthawk® X10 AD7000 Router (R8900)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter
  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 64QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz 256QAM support
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

* The NETGEAR hardware warranty does not include, and maybe be voided by, the use of open source firmware.

**To benefit from 11ad features, WiFi client needs to support 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi standard.

Plex support is only for a connected USB drive

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with future standards.

‡ MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO.

NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo, ReadySHARE and ReadyCLOUD are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. Any other trademarks mentioned herein are for reference purposes only. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorised reseller.

    * 90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorised reseller.


PLEX: Media for All, Anywhere, Anytime

With Plex, you can organize your media making it look beautiful and intuitively organized in your Plex library.  You can access your media anywhere, anytime and share it with your friends. All your movie, TV show, music, video, and photo collections at your fingertips. Anywhere you go, on the devices you love. Lose the bulky computer, stop maintaining the server. Your router’s running all the time, why not make it your server? NETGEAR’s always-on Nighthawk X10 Router runs your Plex Media Server, connected 24/7, without the need for a computer*. You can remotely access your entire media library and watch it anywhere via your mobile devices.

X10 + PLEX: Top-Tier Transcoding

Plex will optimize playback of nearly any media type by transcoding. Transcode at the highest potential without buffering. Transcoding is CPU intensive and needs a powerful processor, NETGEAR Nighthawk X10’s powerful 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor runs Plex smoothly while ensuring uninterrupted WiFi performance.

Nighthawk X10 can support simultaneous streaming to remote devices at 720p/1080p resolution.



11ad: Fastest Large Files Backup and Transfer Speeds

The two USB 3.0 ports on your Nighthawk X10 can be used for faster backup and easy access to your stored media. Using 802.11ad WiFi technology, file transfers can be up to 3x faster than typical 11ac. Since the 802.11ad technology offers higher data throughput and ultra-low latency, Nighthawk X10 with fastest WiFi speeds and the fastest CPU can transfer VR gaming data with very low latency using interference-free 60GHz band in addition to 11ac WiFi that you can use for all other devices!

Going on a trip? Quickly sync your videos to your tablet or phone in seconds and bring them with you on your mobile or tablet.