Product Comparison: NETGEAR Nighthawk (R7000) vs NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000)


General Specifications
Brand
Netgear
Netgear
Model
Nighthawk (R7000)
Nighthawk X6 (R8000)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Accelerate your Wi-Fi with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming+ improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage.
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
1900 Mbps
3200 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR Nighthawk (R7000) AC1900 Wireless Speed (up to 1900 Mbps)
  • The Netgear does the job I bought it for and I am happy with the speeds I get when multiple devices are connected.
  • Bought to replace a Netgear D6200, the setup was a breeze, and I'm seeing considerably faster speeds on both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, as well as longer range.
  • Wireless speeds are impressive and gaming on my PS4/PC is lag free and no NAT issues either.
  • I managed to stream a Youtube video seamlessly at the end of the garden and on my wireless AC-enabled tablet I get aspeedtest download speed of over 60Mbps!
  • Outstanding speed, i am impressed!
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
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.97 in.
2.14 in.
Width
11.22 in.
11.63 in.
Depth
7.26 in.
8.92 in.
Weight
1.65 lbs.
2.43 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
6
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
NETGEAR Nighthawk (R7000) AC1900 Wireless Speed (up to 1900 Mbps)
  • Great router - very robust with superb wireless coverage.
  • The Nighthawk is extremely well made and is providing very good wireless coverage!
  • The QoS system manages perfectly in between where streaming sites or video viewing sites are used.
  • Easy to set up, fast, great range and looks like something the US millitary have been hiding at Area 51.
  • The range of the router is okay (but definitely not great). Is it worth the money? Not really.
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.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA/WPA2—PSK, WEP
WPA/WPA2—PSK, SPI and NAT firewall
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
SPI and NAT firewall, DoS, Guest network access, Double firewall protection
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
NETGEAR Nighthawk (R7000) AC1900 Wireless Speed (up to 1900 Mbps)
  • Placement of router is key! The extra features are great too, qos, parental control all work really well.
  • There are a few nice features, such as QoS, the parental controls and the USB port for device sharing. Works well!
  • Easy set up; excellent parental controls, recommended!
  • The only real downside so far is that live parental controls are a bit clunky in use.
  • I bought Netgear R7000 solely for the parental control features. Unfortunetly these features are easily disabled by pressing the reset button at the back of the router, no password is required.
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)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
189.99 $


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