Product Comparison: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000) vs Linksys WRT3200ACM


General Specifications
Brand
Netgear
Linksys
Model
Nighthawk X6 (R8000)
WRT3200ACM
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
Add enterprise-grade Wi-Fi to your home with the Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. Equipped with Tri-Stream 160 and MU-MIMO technology, this Wi-Fi router can deliver blazing-fast Wi-Fi performance to multiple devices simultaneously. This dramatically expands the router's speeds, so you’ll enjoy high-speed, responsive performance even when your home Wi-Fi is under heavy usage.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
3200 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 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!
Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO eSATA/USB 3.0 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with Open Source
  • Fast file transfer speeds, no complains!
  • I bought the ac1200 to install my vpn on but wasnt fast enough for 3 kids to use,this one theyre gettin 3x the speed,well worth the money.
  • Good range, speed and bootup speed, recommended!
  • Slow download speed. I am angry!
  • Wireless performance (speed and range) is no better or worse than the Hub 3, I was hoping it would be better.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black/Blue
Height
2.14 in.
2.04 in.
Width
11.63 in.
9.68 in.
Depth
8.92 in.
7.63 in.
Weight
2.43 lbs.
1.76 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
No
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
6
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
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.
Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO eSATA/USB 3.0 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with Open Source
  • It's easy to set up and use, and the range is good.
  • Very good value for money and it allows you to cover different rooms by angling the antennas.
  • The antennae work well and we get a long range, basically all the way to the end of garden.
  • To get the router setup, I simply ran a network cable to my modem using the labelled 'Internet/WAN' port, before powering up the WRT3200. Once connected, I fired it up, easy for use and such a nice speed!
  • Was expecting a little bit more from the range - old dlink router with 6 internal antennas was provoding almost the same range.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA/WPA2—PSK, SPI and NAT firewall
WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA/WPA2
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, DoS protection
128 bit AES link encryption, PPTP, IPSec pass-through
What customers say about "Security"
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.
Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO eSATA/USB 3.0 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router with Open Source
  • The security is top notch with many options. Good router!
  • VPN passthrough, Firewall, Internet filters, DMZ, DDNS, port forwarding. Decent security package!
  • I got the WRT3200ACM router to replace my Cisco Linksys E4200 router because it had a more powerful processor for VPN encryption out of the box.
  • Parental controls possibility is a little bit weak.
  • Parental Controls are still flakey at best, although a common quality of this router is decent!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, DFS, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.99 $


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