AC4000

Nighthawk® X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

802.11ac Tri-Band Gigabit

Stream Faster. Game Stronger.

The Nighthawk® X6S AC4000 Router, with breakthrough Tri-band WiFi and multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) is ideal for simultaneous streaming to many WiFi devices in your home. The X6S offers the fastest combined WiFi speed up to 4Gbps, and is powered by a powerful 64-bit, dual core 1.8GHz processor with three offload processors. Enjoy fastest WiFi speed throughout your home with less lag and less buffering as you game, stream and surf. Access and control your router from anywhere using features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD® and OpenVPN®. Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Echo/Alexa.

Model: R8000P
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  • MU-MIMO‡—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices
  • Powerful Dual-Core 1.8GHz Processor with Three Offload Processors—Better video streaming, lag-free gaming, surfing, & more
  • Gigabit Internet Ready – Built to support gigabit WAN to LAN speeds
  • Smart Connect—Same WiFi network name on 2.4 & 5GHz for automatic band selection
  • High-Performance Antennas—Six (6) external antennas for better WiFi coverage & faster speeds
  • Two USB Ports—One (1) USB 3.0 & One (1) USB 2.0 for easy access to your stored media
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports—Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
  • Port Aggregation— Combine two Gigabit Ethernet ports to improve the aggregated file transfer speed
  • NETGEAR® genie® App—Home network manager includes remote access to manage your network away from home
  • Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa – Control your home network using voice commands

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)

Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.

Best 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.

Simple and Secure Cloud Storage

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR® Nighthawk® WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive and Dropbox® without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home… it’s that easy! 

Control your Network using Voice Commands

"Alexa, ask NETGEAR to turn on guest WiFi." Easily control your router using voice commands using Amazon Alexa. To enable the router to work with Amazon Alexa, you can use the command "Alexa, enable the NETGEAR skill," or you can manually link the NETGEAR skill to your Alexa app. Learn more.

Speed

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

  • Fastest combined WiFi speed—Up to 4Gbps (750+1625+1625Mbps)

  • Tri-Band WiFi—3 dedicated WiFi bands to optimize speeds for all WiFi devices

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video

  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Router 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 NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

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

  • Beamforming+ — Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands

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 and share USB hard drive and printer via two (2) USB ports

  • Super speed USB 3.0 port—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

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access and share a USB printer

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

Ease of Use

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

  • Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers— Easier installation to upgrade to AC WiFi with your service provider gateway and setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones & computers

  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network anytime, anywhere

  • Voice Control —Using Amazon Alexa, control your home network with voice commands

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

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings

Security

Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & 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—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

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

Product Number
R8000P
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC4000 WiFi (750 + 1625 + 1625)
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
Beamforming
  • Beamforming+— Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB ports (1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0)
Key Features
  • AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi
  • MU-MIMO‡—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices
  • 64-bit Dual-Core 1.8GHz Processor with 3 Offload Processors—Better video streaming, lag-free gaming & surfing
  • Smart Connect—Same WiFi network name on 2.4 & 5GHz for automatic band selection
  • High-Performance Antennas—Six (6) external antennas for better WiFi coverage & faster speeds
  • Two USB Ports—One (1) USB 3.0 & One (1) USB 2.0 for easy access to your stored media
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports—Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
  • Port Aggregation— Combine two Gigabit Ethernet ports to improve the aggregated file transfer speed
  • NETGEAR® genie® App—Home network manager includes remote access to manage your network away from home
  • Works with Amazon Alexa—Control your home network using voice commands
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Enhanced Parental Controls—Manage website access by family member and device
  • Guest Network Access—Separate & Secure
  • Beamforming+—Improves range & performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
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
  • 64-bit Dual-Core 1.8GHz Processor with 3 Offload Processors
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Memory
  • Memory: 128 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
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® X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000P)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter
Standards
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 1024QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz 1024QAM 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

† 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.

‡ MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO. For more information see: www.netgear.com/MU-MIMO

Intended for indoor use only.

NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo, ReadySHARE, ReadyCLOUD, and NETGEAR genie, are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. Any other trademarks on this package are for reference purposes only. ©2016 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.

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NETGEAR Up

NETGEAR Up guides you to set up an Internet connection, update to the latest firmware, configure WiFi settings, and register your router to NETGEAR.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store

NETGEAR genie

With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more from home or even remotely.

Learn More >


Download on the App Store | Download genie HD for iPad on the App Store | Get it on Google Play | Get it on Amazon | Download for PC | Download for MAC | Download genie User Manual

NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD

Enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store   | Web Portal

NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault

Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router.


Download the installer and get started.

OpenVPN

Securely access your home network and Internet connection from any device remotely.

Learn More >


Get it on Google Play |  Download on the App Store

Connect

NETGEAR Connect is a technical support based application that you can use to reach out to support.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store

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