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Netgear R9000

details: Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2016-10-20
updated: 2017-01-28
Nighthawk X10 with 802.11ac and 802.11ad WiFi technology delivers smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads.

The Nighthawk X10 supports Plex Media Server with transcoding for smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices.

With the 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps (4600+1733+800 Mbps).

MU-MIMO supports simultaneous streaming, while 160 MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Four patent pending external active antennas amplify WiFi signals to maximize range and throughput.

The router has 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to aggregate two ports for faster file transfers. It also has one 10G LAN SFP+ port for fast NAS access.
 R9000 Features
 Availability: currently available
 List price: $499
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: yes
 LAN ports: 6
 LAN ports type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 2
for printers and storage devices
 USB port type: USB 3.0
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 7200 Mbps (802.11ad + 802.11ac)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11a (Wi-Fi 2)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
Wireless MAC Address filtering
SSID Broadcast disable
 WiFi modes: Access point
 external antenna(s): 4
 WMM (QoS): yes
 WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): yes
 MU-MIMO: yes
 Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Alternate Admin URL: www.router
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: password
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Email alerts: yes
 Event log: yes
 Usage Statistics: yes
 Misc hardware info
 RAM: 1024 Mb
 Flash Memory: 512 Mb
 SNMP support: SNMP v.2
 IPv6 support: yes
 NTP client: yes
 Print Server: yes
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by furrynutz - 2017-01-16 16:07
Nice router. Good wireless range and coverage. A bit much in cost for users who don't have wireless AD devices or 10Gb connections which still hasn't really hit the consumer market. There a 10Gb connection on the back which I believe is NAS related. QoS configuration UI did not come in FW. NG is working on adding this feature in on last report. Has many features and works as a repeater and wireless bridge as well. UI is nice and fairly easy to configure once you know where everything is at. Top LEDs on case have ON and Off function. I wish NG had better separated the LED from each other and the light bleeds into other LEDs that are not active or ON. Fun blue LED in each antennae and doesn't have any function other that to show that the wireless0router is on and working.

Internal fan built in for heat dissipation when needed. Router seems to get warmer when Plex server is used. Router run normally warm when no used.

Over all a nice router however there are other Mfr routers that can do the same thing for a bit less. This is a router for the user who wants the latest and has the money to throw at it. Wireless AD maybe on the horizon however I haven't seem much if any AD in client side HW yet. I presume in the near future maybe hitting once and if the AD cert has been approved.
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