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Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:10 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Netgear

Benchmarks - Wired Throughput

 

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LAN to LAN throughput peaked at 941.77 Mbps for the Nighthawk X6.

 

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WAN to LAN came in at 941.71 Mbps slightly better than the R7000 at 919.54 Mbps.

 

 

Benchmarks - Wireless Throughput

 

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In our 2.4GHz testing, the Nighthawk X6 performed quite well. The 20 MHz channel allowed 122 Mbps while the 40 MHz channel netted 226 Mbps. This is quite an improvement over the R7000 tested a few months back.

 

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5GHz performed pretty well. As you can see above, the X6 came in at 135 Mbps and 261 Mbps for the 20 and 40 MHz channels, while the 80 MHz "AC" channel came in at 439 Mbps.

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