Product Comparison: NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S (R7800) vs NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S (R8000P)

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General Specifications
Nighthawk X4S (R7800)
Nighthawk X6S (R8000P)
About the Product
Nighthawk® X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router with 160MHz, MU-MIMO and Quad Stream technology delivers WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously for faster speeds. Whether gaming or streaming, you're getting 160MHz bandwidth that ensures low-ping and best stream quality.
Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band-WLAN-Gigabit Ethernet Black wireless router. Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your Wi-Fi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
2600 Mbps
4000 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S (R7800) Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The speeds of the wi-fi are very good, recommended!
  • The speed this thing connects is amazing. My Macbook Pro connects at nearly gigabit speeds.
  • The speed i'm getting is consistently fast even with 6-8 devices connected on the router.
  • Much quicker with than the supplied router, pages load quicker, speed tests go straight to 300Mbps, the supplied router takes a few seconds to build upto 300Mpbs.
  • Very fast, reliable and powerful at 5 GHz!
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S (R8000P) Smart Wifi Router
  • Great WiFi range and super fast internet speeds.
  • My WiFi & internet speeds have dramatically increased. Prior to this I a download speed of 37mbps now I am never below 60mbps.
  • Blazing fast even 50 feet away. Got 250 Mbps on my 300 speed Virgin line wirelessly.
  • If you're looking to drastically improve speed and stability of your wireless network I recommend you purchase this.
  • Speed is superb and after two months of continuous use I’ve had zero issues. Highly recommended if you’ve got the budget.
Size & Weight
1.97 in.
2.14 in.
11.22 in.
11.63 in.
7.26 in.
8.92 in.
1.85 lbs.
2.43 lbs.
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Auto Speed Sensing
Number Of WAN Ports
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
Number of Antennas
Ethernet Switch
What customers say about "Network"
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S (R7800) Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • Excellent coverage with no drop-outs and high-speed switching.
  • So this is a great router. Quick, great wifi coverage and speeds.
  • Range in my old house with rather solid walls is excellent, ease of setting up guest networks and managing resources makes it very versatile.
  • Range covers the whole house and garden and bandwidth to my Alienware laptop (Killer wireless) is almost as good as the wired connection to the desktop.
  • The range is surprisingly much lower than I expected.
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S (R8000P) Smart Wifi Router
  • I have spent no end on powerline adapters, range extenders, external Wi-Fi adapters and switching providers but this trumps them all in a single purchase.
  • Range is hugely increased, wow! Highly recommended!
  • Would highly reccomend, great range and no connection drops.
  • Easy to install and great range without additional repeaters throughout our 2 story house.
  • The wifi range is terrible, even devices the other side of the house that could see the superhub can't see this.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
Parental Controls
Security Features
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, SPI and NAT firewall, DoS
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, SPI and NAT firewall, DoS
What customers say about "Security"
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S (R7800) Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • Very happy customer and at long last a router that does not require any compromise between speed, security and ease of management.
  • Do not trust all the reviews that forget to check how long the lists of bug fixes are and how well security is implemented.
  • I liked this router for its security settings. Set parental controls with OpenDNS is really easy.
  • There are routers that are more secure, more stable and cheaper you could buy.
  • The Parental controls are simply OpenDNS settings that you can do yourself for free at anytime on any router (almost).
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S (R8000P) Smart Wifi Router
  • Security is at a good level, I understand this well, I can recommend!
  • I use parental control and VPN without problems, good quality.
  • Decent quality and a good set of security!
  • I had lots of trouble with the Parental Controls and DNS which stopped it working until netgear support helped.
  • The speed is impressive, but I have problems with vpn.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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