AC3000

Nighthawk® X6S Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Simultaneous Streaming to More Devices.

The Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined wireless speed of up to 3.0 Gbps. X6S optimizes WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed. Even if everyone and everything in the home that’s connected to the Internet is streaming, gaming, working, playing, socializing or updating at the same time, the X6S won’t miss a beat—you’ll enjoy seamless clarity and zero lag. Features such as NETGEAR genie® with remote access and ReadyCLOUD® help you to securely access and control your router from your mobile device remotely.

Model: R7900P
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  • AC3000 Tri-band WiFi—Up to 450+1300+1300Mbps†
  • MU-MIMO data streaming technology delivers faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices
  • 1.8GHz Dual-Core processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster file sharing and transfers
  • Aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers
  • Smart Connect intelligently allocates the best wireless band for your devices
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port for high-speed, storage-ready access
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Manage home network and provide guest access remotely using NETGEAR genie®

Ideal for Gaming, Streaming and Mobility

The Nighthawk X6S is the pro gaming choice and the latest in AC3000 speed and performance. Powerful dual core 1.8GHz processor and three offload processors provide WiFi speeds up to 3.0 Gbps. Nighthawk’s Tri-Band MU-MIMO WiFi ends game-lag and multiplies the intensity of immersive, uninterrupted, online gaming. Enjoy smooth video streaming with limited buffering for streaming applications like YouTube®, Netflix®, and others. And with features like high performance external antennas, and Beamforming+, you can enhance your mobile speeds by up to 100%, so you can roam freely throughout your home without fear of slow or dropped connections.

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)

Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.

Innovative Tri-band WiFi Techonology

The Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined wireless speed of up to 3.0 Gbps. Tri-band WiFi provides three dedicated WiFi bands for optimized speeds for all WiFi devices. X6S optimizes WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed. Even if everyone and everything in the home that’s connected to the Internet is streaming, gaming, working, playing, socializing or updating at the same time, the X6S won’t miss a beat—you’ll enjoy seamless  clarity and zero lag.

Powerful Dual Core 1.8GHz Processor

Basic WiFi routers use simple single core processors to connect WiFi devices to the Internet. Using a single core processor would cause severe performance issues as various processes compete for CPU power. That's why the X6S utilizes a powerful 1.8GHz dual-core processor to separate processes and prioritize high performance WiFi connections to get maximum combined WiFi speeds of up to 3Gbps

Simple and Secure Cloud Storage

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive and Dropbox® without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home… it’s that easy! 

Speed

Get the fastest combined WiFi currently available & enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • 3.0Gbps—Fast combined WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming

  • Tri-band WiFi—Up to 450+1300+1300Mbps†

  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

  • MU-MIMO—Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming & video

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router's 6 external antennas provide WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

  • Antennas—High-power amplifiers and six high-performance antennas

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity

  • Simultaneous Tri-band—More & faster WiFi connections for all devices

  • Beamforming+—Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections for 2.4 & 5GHz

Sharing

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored data, media, photos & music to wireless printing.

  • DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB ports

  • One superspeed USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

  • ReadySHARE printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

  • ReadySHARE VAULT—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

  • iTunes® compatible—Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay or Apple Remote

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

  • Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

  • NETGEAR genie® app—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home

  • Push ‘n’ connect —Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings

Security

Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • Parental controls—Web site filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

  • SECURE WIFI CONNECTIONS—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

  • Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

Product Number
R7900P
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC3000 (450 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Large to very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous Tri-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
Beamforming
  • Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
Number of USB Ports
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port
Key Features
  • MU-MIMO—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices
  • Smart Connect—Same WiFi network name on 2.4 & 5GHz for automatic band selection
  • Link Aggregation—Ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers
  • 1.8 GHz Dual-Core processor– Better video streaming, lag-free gaming, surfing and more
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port–High-speed, storage-ready access
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports— faster file sharing and transfers
  • Six (6) High-Performance Antennas—Extend WiFi coverage throughout large homes & even backyards
  • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • ReadySHARE® Vault—PC software for automatic backup to USB hard drive connected to the router
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—Secure remote access to your home network & Internet
  • Guest network access—Separate & secure
  • Parental control for safer web experience
  • Implicit & Explicit Beamforming—More reliable connections
  • NETGEAR® genie® home network manager includes remote access to manage your network away from home
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/Off LED light switch
Security
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—secure remote access
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Processor
  • Powerful Dual-Core 1.8 GHz processor
Memory
  • 128 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 11.63 x 8.92 x 2.14 in
  • Weight: 2.43 lb
Product Diagram
Package Content
  • Nighthawk® AC3000 Smart WiFi Router (R7900P)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter
Standards
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction.

‡ MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller

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No-Lag, Faster Gaming

You need the best when you’re taking on the online gaming world. The Nighthawk X6S, with Tri-Band WiFi is the gamers choice for best in class WiFi with the latest AC3000 speed and performance. Powerful dual core 1.8GHz processor and three offload processors provide total WiFi speeds up to 3.0Gbps. Nighthawk’s Tri-Band WiFi ends game-lag and delivers the intensity of immersive, uninterrupted online gaming. A built-in DLNA-ready server and iTunes server add to your media enjoyment, allowing you to play and share your videos and music quickly and easily.

Stream Simultaneously to Multiple Devices

When you have a household with avid gamers, more devices than you can count and the possibility of multiple simultaneous video streams at any given time, you need a home network that more than just keeps up, you need the absolute best. Nighthawk’s Tri-Band MU-MIMO WiFi ends game-lag and multiplies the intensity of immersive, uninterrupted, online gaming.

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Network Control … At Your Fingertips

With the new look-and-feel and ease-of-use of NETGEAR genie, managing your router is fun. NETGEAR genie now supports a single sign-on (SSO) feature that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts. Easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share and stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device.

NETGEAR genie with remote access

When you enable the remote access feature, you can access your network through NETGEAR genie even when away from home. With genie remote features, all you need is your tablet or smartphone to diagnose and repair network issues, provide guest access, look at the network map, and even reboot your router.

See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.

NEW FEATURE - Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands by using Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill.

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NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network.

  • Network Map—Allow or block access to your network using real-time map of connected devices
  • Traffic Meter—Track your Internet data usage
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • Parental Controls—Easy way to set online boundaries
  • For iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® devices