Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 WiFi Router Review

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Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 WiFi Router Review

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:44 am

Netgear has released their latest flagship wireless router, the Nighthawk X6 R8000 which is an Tri-Band 802.11ac.The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router, also known as the R8000, is the market’s first tri-band Wi-Fi router and features six high-performance antennas working over three concurrent network bands, one 2.4Ghz and two 5.0GHz for combined speeds of up to 3.2 Gbps (or 1300+1300+600Mbps). Read on to see how it performs!


Article Title: Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router Review
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Re: Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 WiFi Router Review

Post by Calamar » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:56 pm

- QoS? That? Well no IP, Port or packet disctinction tables?
- several configurable SSID?

3,2Gbps wifi, that must have a 10Gb port right?

Also, given all the bandwidth it says can provide, could you please test, in AP mode, any of your transfer test with LST with 2 or 3 machines at the same time? 10x100MB Just to see how netgear handles it. Would be a great standard test to perform in the future given nowadays its easy to have 2 or 3 clients at the same time watching hd videos, backups, syncs, etc.

The only wifi stuff I've found that barely do what it promises is from ubiquiti networks.
Asus (consumer) almost does it and they work very hard in constant firmware improvement. RT-AC66U interface looks like 10 years beyond this "new" netgear product (and other routers, but this is the only one I can screen cap at the moment).

Does it really deserve a mention? From what I've seen in the review, IMHO, nope.

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