Product Comparison: ASUS RT-AC3200 vs NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000)

General Specifications
Nighthawk X6 (R8000)
About the Product
ASUS RT-AC3200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-band Gigabit Router dual band, 6 antenna, Smart connect, Multiple 4K/UHD video playback, AiRadar beamforming/AiProtection/Adapt, USB2.0 + USB 3.0 for printer Server, media server, USB storage, 3G/4G support, Mac backup , Dual WAN support, Access point/Repeater/media bridge mode switch.
The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band Wi-Fi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras if it’s Wi-Fi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
3200 Mbps
3200 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • My new download speed is 929.69 mbps and my upload speed is 942.57 mbps. Amazing performance.
  • Does it improve internet speeds? Yes! Recommended!
  • My 5GHz devices have such an incredible speed of internet now!
  • Very fast and reliable router. Recommended.
  • High speed, high range, highly recommended!
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000) Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • I now get full internet bandwidth, or close to, on mobile devices, and the stability is absolutely rock solid.
  • With the new R8000 and the PS4 connected via 5Ghz I am getting a consistent download speed of 67Mbps.
  • Streaming is a dream! I can happily game in one room, whilst HD films are being streamed in multiple others with no buffering.
  • I would happily recommend this to anyone wanting a high end router with great performance.
  • The speed this thing connects is amazing. I am really happy!
Size & Weight
2.28 in.
2.14 in.
11.41 in.
11.63 in.
7.4 in.
8.92 in.
2.24 lbs.
2.43 lbs.
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Auto Speed Sensing
Number Of WAN Ports
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
Number of Antennas
Ethernet Switch
What customers say about "Network"
ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • Signal improved all over the house and it now covers every room!
  • Great coverage, easy configuration and very stable!
  • The router works very well, with a very good range.
  • Wifi - Range is poor! I get full signal to the neighbours free BT homehub... and weak signal to this! Shocking!!
  • Wifi range isn't much better than Virgin super hub 2.
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000) Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The antennas are easy to open up and it's straight forward plugging it in.
  • This is a superb router. Multiple fast wireless channels and six antennae to reach all corners of a very large house.
  • The unit itself is sleek and looks quite modern with easy to see indicator lights, it also comes with 6 fold out antennas to help maximise range. Good design and decent range!
  • The range is surprisingly much lower than I expected.
  • Unbelievably the BT hub provided a stronger signal than the nighthawk even though it’s got 6 antennas sticking out of it.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, Radius with 802.1x, WPS support
WPA/WPA2—PSK, SPI and NAT firewall
Parental Controls
Security Features
Network service filter, DoS protection, SPI intrusion detection, URL filter, Port filter
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • Having devices running through the WAN or the tunnel of the VPN connection, wit ha kill switch, is very easy. As is port forwarding.
  • I use the merlin firmware build which is very stable and secure.
  • Very easy to set up and there is a lot of other settings within the hub that you can set up, such as add a VPN client, security controls and parental controls.
  • The VPN feature works a treat and i can usually max out remote connections into it.
  • Really impressed with this router. Purchased it so that I could set up a VPN. Followed the instructions given on my VPN's website and it worked well.
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000) Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The VPN service is pretty wonderful, not too tricky to set up and gives a bit of piece of mind when using public hotspots out and about.
  • The VPN function is really useful and it is quite pricey but so far, so good.
  • Amazing router with with useful features, the VPN works great, and I would recommend this router highly.
  • A bunch of security features such as VPN support, being able to separate secure and guest network access, SPI & NAT firewall protection and preventing Denial-of-Service (DOS) attacks. Decent router!
  • Minus for me is the VPN capabillities... It only support up to 4-5 connections and the auto config file export does not work for me.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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