Overview

The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 is the first consumer tri-band router on the market. It promises up to 3.2 Gbps speeds, operating on three bands–one 2.4 GHz band and two 5 GHz bands. The 2.4 GHz band allows for compatibility with older wifi devices, while the two 5 GHz bands offer the fastest wifi speeds available. The Nighthawk X6 comes with six antennas, which ensure the best range and networking reliability.

The Solution for Multiple Users

If you have multiple users on your network, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 is an obvious choice. It allows uncompromised wifi speeds for multiple users. For example, you can have one user streaming 1080p video on one of the 5 GHz bands and another user playing the data-intensive game on the other band. All the while, the third band could be utilized by another user or left open for lower bandwidth tasks. The possibilities with a tri-band router are numerous.

Dual-Core Processor

The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 runs on a fast 1 GHz dual-core processor, along with three offload processors. This blows away the competition. This level of processing speeds in a tri-band router allows NETGEAR to run some sophisticated add-on technologies described below.

Smart Connect

In order to get the most of the tri-band router, NETGEAR includes a technology called Smart Connect with the Nighthawk X6. Smart Connect ensures your devices are allocated to the most appropriate wifi band. Slower devices will automatically connect to the 2.4 GHz band, while faster devices will preferentially connect to the 5 GHz band.

Beamforming+

Additionally, the Nighthawk X6 includes a technology called Beamforming+, which promises to lock on to wireless devices and provide the best signal, even if the device moves farther away. This would allow you to keep the best connection while walking from the living room to the bedroom, or even outdoors.

Wired Connectivity

If you need more connections on your tri-band router, the Nighthawk X6 delivers in the regard too. It includes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, for attachment of a USB storage device. It also includes five Gigabit ethernet ports, for those who also need a wired connection.

Summary

All in all, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 tri-band wifi router sets the new standard in-home wireless networking.