What Makes Nighthawk a Nighthawk?

Nighthawk is our premier brand in networking and WiFi products, engineered with only the best technologies, speeds and capabilities. With Nighthawk you'll get:

  • The fastest available 802.11ac/ad WiFi speeds
  • High-end processors to optimize performance
  • Feature-rich products with technologies such as QoS, Beamforming+, FastLane, VPN, and open source support
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster wired connections

Why Nighthawk?

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. Enter NETGEAR Nighthawk. From our full line of routers, to DSL gateways and WiFi Range Extenders, find out what makes Nighthawk truly exceptional.

Start with Speed

For those blazing-fast, buffer-free connections you crave, your network needs to have as much speed as possible. With next generation 802.11ac and 802.11ad WiFi, all Nighthawk products feature a minimum of AC1900 dual band WiFi, capable of delivering speeds up to 1.9Gbps.

Every Nighthawk features speeds from AC1900 up to AC5300 and AD7200 for the Nighthawk X10 home router.

Speed for all your devices

Award-Winning Performance and Features

Nighthawk continues to win. The speed, performance and reliability of Nighthawk has been continually tested and proven, receiving numerous awards and praise from prestigious, independent technology websites. See just a few examples of why Nighthawk is best-of-breed and a top-pick for so many trusted reviewers.

Processing Prowess

The better the processor, the better the overall performance and ability to handle all your connections and bandwidth-heavy activities. All Nighthawk products include a minimum dual-core 1GHz processor for faster WiFi, wired, and WAN-to-LAN speeds as well as faster USB access. With best-in-class processors, you can do more, more quickly.

Connect More

Connect Smart TVs, game consoles, and streaming players to one of four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports included on all Nighthawk products, creating ultra-fast connections for wired devices. Delivering up to 1000Mbps speeds, Gigabit Ethernets increase potential throughput tenfold over Fast Ethernet ports so you can reduce lag and interference while gaming or streaming.

USB Ports

Nighthawk products also include at least one USB port, which opens up a powerful set of convenient features like access to USB storage and streaming media. With available USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports depending on your Nighthawk product, you can connect the USB storage you already own and enjoy high-speed access to your files, music, photos and videos via WiFi.

Features
Nighthawk X10 R7000P
Nighthawk X10 R9000
Nighthawk X8 R8500
Nighthawk X6 R8000
Nighthawk X4S R7800
Nighthawk X4 R7500
Nighthawk R7000
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Combined WiFi Speed
2300Mbps
7.2Gbps
5300Mbps
3200Mbps
2600Mbps
2350Mbps
1900Mbps
Speeds per Band
1625 + 600 Mbps
800 + 1733 + 4600Mbps
1000 + 2166 + 2166Mbps
600 + 1300 + 1300Mbps
800 + 1733Mbps
600 + 1733Mbps
600 + 1300Mbps
WiFi Technology
802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
802.11ac plus 802.11ad
802.11ac Tri Band Quad-Stream
802.11ac Tri Band
802.11ac Dual Band Quad-Stream +160MHz
802.11ac Dual Band
802.11ac Dual Band
Processor Speeds
1GHz Dual Core Processor
1.7GHz Quad-Core processor
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor with 3 Offload Processors
1.0GHz Dual Core Processor with 3 Offload Processor
1.7GHz Dual Core Processor
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor with 1 Dual Core Offload Processor
Dual Core 1GHz
Quality of Service
Dynamic QoS
Dynamic QoS
Dynamic QoS
Dynamic QoS
Dynamic QoS
Dynamic QoS
Advanced (downstream / upstream)
Antennas
3 External Antennas
4 patent pending external active antennas
8 Antennas: 4 external Active (patent pending) & 4 internal antennas
6 External Antennas
4 External Antennas
4 External Antennas
3 External Antennas
Number of Ethernet Ports
5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 6 LAN)
7 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 6 LAN) with dual Gigabit Ethernet port aggregation
5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
USB Ports
1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0
2 USB 3.0 ports
1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0
2 USB 3.0 Ports
2 USB 3.0 Ports
1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0
eSATA Port
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
MU-MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
VPN Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ReadySHARE Vault - PC Backup Software
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ReadyCloud -- Remote Access USB Drive
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
NETGEAR genie
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Netgear genie with Remote Access
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Custom URL (Netgear DNS)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Easy Installation Wizard with ISP Gateway
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
    Features
    Nighthawk D7800
    Nighthawk D7000
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    Nighthawk D7800
    Nighthawk D7000
    Combined WiFi Speed
    2600Mbps
    1900Mbps
    Speeds per Band
    800 + 1733Mbps
    600 + 1300Mbps
    WiFi Technology
    802.11ac Dual Band
    802.11ac Dual Band
    Modem
    VDSL2 Modem—Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
    VDSL2 Modem—Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
    Processor Speeds
    Dual Core 1.4GHz
    Dual Core 1GHz
    Quality of Service
    Dynamic QoS intelligently priotizes streaming & gaming
    Advanced QoS
    Antennas
    4 External Antennas
    3 External Antennas
    Wave 2 WiFi
    Quad Stream MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming
    Not applicable
    DSL Ports
    1 VDSL2/ADSL2+ Port
    1 VDSL2/ADSL2+ Port
    Number of Ethernet Ports
    5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
    5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
    USB Ports
    2 USB 3.0 Ports
    2 USB 3.0 Ports
    eSATA Port
    Yes
    No
    VPN Support
    Yes
    Yes
    NETGEAR genie
    Yes
    Yes
    ReadySHARE Vault - PC Backup Software
    Yes
    Yes
    Custom URL (Netgear DNS)
    Yes
    Yes
      Features
      Nighthawk X4S EX7300
      Nighthawk EX7000
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      Nighthawk EX7300
      Nighthawk EX7000
      Combined WiFi Speed
      AC2200
      AC1900
      Speeds per Band
      450 + 1733Mbps
      600 + 1300Mbps
      WiFi Technology
      802.11ac Dual Band
      802.11ac Dual Band
      Processor Speeds
       
      Dual Core 1GHz
      Antennas
      High-power amplifiers & 4 internal antenna array
      3 External Antennas & 700mW high power amplifiers
      Number of Ethernet Ports
      1 Gigabit Ethernet Port
      5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN)
      USB Ports
      Not applicable
      1 USB 3.0 Ports
      FastLane Technology
      Yes
      Yes
        Features
        Nighthawk R7100LG
        Image
        Nighthawk R7100LG
        Combined WiFi Speed
        1900Mbps
        WiFi Technology
        802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
        Modem
        4G LTE
        Processor Speeds
        Dual Core 1GHz
        Number of Ethernet Ports
        Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
        USB Ports
        Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
        NETGEAR genie
        Yes