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NETGEAR Get blazing-fast combined WiFi speeds up to 3.525Gbps, MU-MIMO, and 1.8GHz dual-core processor for extended range for ultra-smooth streaming, online gaming, and more. With NETGEAR Armor™ providing advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices and Circle~~®~~ Smart Parental Controls to easily manage content. R7960P R7960P-100NAS R7960P-100NAS

AC3600 WiFi Router (R7960P) armor

Nighthawk® X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router (up to 3.525Gbps) with NETGEAR Armor, Circle® Smart Parental Controls, MU-MIMOarmor

Get blazing-fast combined WiFi speeds up to 3.525Gbps, MU-MIMO, and 1.8GHz dual-core processor for extended range for ultra-smooth streaming, online gaming, and more. With NETGEAR Armor™ providing advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices and Circle® Smart Parental Controls to easily manage content.

AC3600 WiFi Router (R7960P)

Nighthawk® X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router (up to 3.525Gbps) with NETGEAR Armor, Circle® Smart Parental Controls, MU-MIMOarmor

Get blazing-fast combined WiFi speeds up to 3.525Gbps, MU-MIMO, and 1.8GHz dual-core processor for extended range for ultra-smooth streaming, online gaming, and more. With NETGEAR Armor™ providing advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices and Circle® Smart Parental Controls to easily manage content.

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Tri-Band WiFi


With tri-band WiFi, you get three WiFi bands, with the third dedicated for communication between your router and satellite. That means less network congestion and device interference, and more speed and efficiency. Enjoy the fastest WiFi on every device, wherever you are in the house.

Netgear Armor Nighthawk app

NETGEAR Armor

NETGEAR Armor cybersecurity keeps your network and private data safe from online threats, at home and on the go. One subscription protects an unlimited number of connected devices, from phones and laptops to thermostats and security cameras.

Nighthawk app with Armor

Easy Setup and Use with the Nighthawk App

With the Nighthawk app, setup takes just minutes, so you can start enjoying better WiFi sooner. You can also see your connected devices, run an internet speed test, manage your NETGEAR service subscriptions, and more from the palm of your hand.


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Get a better streaming, gaming or video conferencing experience with ultra-fast wireless speeds, expanded coverage and reliable connections to increase the performance for your connected devices.

Extreme WiFi speeds up to 3.525Gbps† for uninterrupted streaming

Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi give you 3 dedicated bands to optimize speeds for all your WiFi devices

Smart Connect automatically selects the best dual band WiFi connection for optimal wireless speed

MU-MIMO allows you to go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices

Dual-core 1.8GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance

Expanded range throughout very large homes with high-powered amplifiers with 6 external antennas

Dynamic QoS automatically recognizes & prioritizes streaming & gaming applications

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR makes installing and managing your network simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

Nighthawk® App allows you to easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi from anywhere, anytime

Voice-control your WiFi network with Amazon Alexa

One USB 3.0 port for up to 10x faster connection than USB 2.0

Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via two (2) USB ports with ReadySHARE® USB Access

Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

Protect your personal information at the network level and keep your family safe when online. From your personal devices to your smart home appliances, prevent your devices from cyber threats, phishing, and access to unwanted websites.

Get best-in-class cybersecurity with NETGEAR Armor™ to protect your network from malware, stolen passwords, identity theft, and hacker attacks

Circle® Smart Parental Controls is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device

Create a separate and secure network for your guests

OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android® allows remote secure access to the home network

Set up your personal FTP server with a customized free URL

Technical Specifications

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  • Dimensions: 11.63 x 8.92 x 2.14 in
  • Weight: 2.43lbs
  • WiFi Technology : Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Tri-band Gigabit
  • WiFi Performance : AC3600 (600Mbps @2.4GHz+ 1300Mbps@5GHz +1625Mbps @5GHz)
  • WiFi Range : Very large homes
  • WiFi Band : Simultaneous tri-band
  • Beamforming : Beamforming+—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections
  • Number of Ethernet Ports : Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Number of USB Ports : One (1) USB 3.0 port
  • Security : Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
  • Automatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
  • VPN Support—Secure access to your home network away from home
  • Processor : Dual-Core 1.8GHz
  • Memory : 128 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM
  • Standards : One (1) USB 3.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 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, or Google Chrome™ 11.0 browsers or higher
  • Nighthawk X6S AC3600 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R7960P)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter

    • Warranty: This product comes with a limited Warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.

  • Support : 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
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  • Footnotes : Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume, device limitations, and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards. Up to 3525Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 3525Mbps devices.

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