Nighthawk® X10 Smart WiFi Router

Ultimate 4K Streaming & VR Gaming

Nighthawk® X10 Smart WiFi Router

Model: R9000

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Ultimate 4K Streaming & VR Gaming

802.11ac Quad-Stream Wave2 WiFi plus 802.11ad

Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi router is industry’s fastest router for media streaming with Plex media server. Nighthawk X10 with 802.11ac and 802.11ad WiFi technology delivers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads. With a powerful 1.7GHz Quad-Core Processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps†. 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.

Meet the fastest Nighthawk yet, delivering combined speeds of up to 7.2Gbps. Ideal for 4K video streaming, VR gaming, ultra-fast downloads and backup.

Learn more about the WORLD'S FASTEST ROUTER in this product tour.



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

60GHz 802.11ad WiFi—Fastest WiFi interface for instant downloads and backup

AD7200 WiFi—Up to 4600+1733+800 Mbps† Wireless speed

Quad-Stream—Up to four data streams per WiFi band maximizes connection speed

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

Gigabit wired—Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with the ability to aggregate two ports for faster file transfers

Link aggregation—Ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers

10G LAN SFP+ port for fast NAS access

Dynamic QoS—Intelligently prioritizes video streaming & gaming

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router's 4 external antennas provide WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

Four enhanced active antennas—Enhance weak signal and reduce interference with a patent pending design

Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes


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.

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


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

ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB 3.0 ports

Two super speed USB 3.0 ports—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

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

PLEX media server—All your movie, TV show, music, and photo collections, on the devices you love

Amazon Drive Backup—Automatically and securely back up your important data to Amazon Drive

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

Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi

Alexa Voice Control —Control your network with simple voice commands using Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill

Push ‘N’ Connect —Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings

LED on/off switch—Easily turn LEDs on or off


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.

Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

Secure WiFi connections—Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)

Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

VPN support—Secure access to your home network when away from home

  • 802.11ac Quad-Stream Wave2 WiFi with MU-MIMO—Delivers WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously
  • 60 GHz 802.11ad WiFi—Fastest WiFi interface up to 4.6Gbps† for ultra-high speed downloads and backup
  • Plex Media Server—All your movie, TV show, music, and photo collections, on the devices you love
  • Powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor—Boosts performance for gaming and streaming
  • Dynamic QoS—Prioritizes bandwidth by application and device
  • Four enhanced dual-band Active antennas with high powered amplifiers—Maximizes range and throughput
  • Amazon Drive cloud back up—Automatically backup your precious data to the cloud
  • Six gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 10G LAN SFP+ port—Offers rich wired connectivity options
  • Open source software available††

The Fastest WiFi Just Got Faster

  • Don't wait to watch! Experience ultra-smooth, lag-free WiFi experience for 4K video streaming and VR gaming.
  • With combined speeds of up to 7.2Gbps†, it's the fastest Nighthawk yet.
  • New 802.11ad WiFi technology gives you the fastest file downloads and backup speeds available from a router.

Industry's First Home Router with Plex Media Server

  • With Plex, you have all your movie, TV show, music, video, and photo collections at your fingertips. Anywhere, anytime.
  • The easiest Plex setup possible. Use Plex to serve all your media from your external USB drive connected to your Nighthawk X10 router.

Powerful 1.7GHz Quad-Core Processor

  • Performance at its ultimate level – for better 4K streaming, VR gaming, surfing, or anything you throw at it.
  • Gigabit CPU, Gigabit wired, and multi-gigabit WiFi, the 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor boosts your network performance up to 7.2Gbps†.
  • Processing power for media streaming and PLEX media server.

Super Fast Connections and Cloud Backup

  • The Nighthawk X10 features the Industry’s first 10 Gigabit Fiber connection in a home router for 10 times faster wired connections to network storage.
  • Stream your own media by connecting to two super speed USB 3.0 ports to storage devices and access it from anywhere.
  • Automatically and securely back up your important data to Amazon Drive.
  • Aggregate two gigabit LAN ports for faster file transfers.

All the Great Features that come with a Nighthawk®

Meet the entire Nighthawk family

  • Powerful amplifiers, beamforming+, and 4 high-performance external active antennas enhance weak signal and reduce interference.
  • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster wired connections.
  • Easy install and setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers.

Dynamic Quality of Service

If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you'll benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ac plus 802.11ad

  • Speed and Range

  • WiFi Performance

    • AD7200† WiFi (800 + 1733 + 4600)

  • WiFi Range

    • Very large homes

  • WiFi Band

    • Band 1: 800 Mbps @2.4GHz – 256QAM

    • Band 2: 1733 Mbps @5GHz – 256QAM

    • Band 3: 4600 Mbps @60GHz – SC

  • Beamforming

    • Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands

  • Number of Ethernet Ports

    • Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 6 LAN)

    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation

  • Number of USB Ports

    • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports

  • Key Features

    • 802.11ac Quad-Stream Wave2 WiFi plus 802.11ad WiFi

    • Plex Media Server—Stream your media on all your devices

    • Powerful 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor

    • MU-MIMO ‡—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices

    • Dynamic QoS—Prioritizes bandwidth by application and device

    • Amazon Drive Backup—Automatically and securely back up your important data to Amazon Drive

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

    • VPN support—Secure remote access to your home network & Internet

    • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi

    • Open source software available††

    • 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 Quad-Core 1.7GHz processor

  • Memory

    • 512MB NAND flash and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM

  • Physical Specifications

    • Dimensions: 8.81 x 6.61 x 2.91 in (224 x 168 x 74 mm)

    • Weight: 4.11 lb (1865 g)

  • Product Diagram

  • Package Content

    • Nighthawk® X10-AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000)

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick start guide

    • Power adapter

  • Standards

    • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 64QAM support

    • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz1024QAM support

  • System Requirements

    • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 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

*Plex support is only for a connected USB drive

† 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.

†† The NETGEAR hardware warranty does not include, and maybe be voided by, the use of open source firmware.

NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with future standards.

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

Ideal Uses

PLEX: Media for All, Anywhere, Anytime

With Plex, you can organize your media making it look beautiful and intuitively organized in your Plex library.  You can access your media anywhere, anytime and share it with your friends. All your movie, TV show, music, video, and photo collections at your fingertips. Anywhere you go, on the devices you love. Lose the bulky computer, stop maintaining the server. Your router’s running all the time, why not make it your server? NETGEAR’s always-on Nighthawk X10 Router runs your Plex Media Server, connected 24/7, without the need for a computer. You can remotely access your entire media library and watch it anywhere via your mobile devices.

X10 + PLEX: Top-Tier Transcoding

Plex will optimize playback of nearly any media type by transcoding. Transcode at the highest potential without buffering. Transcoding is CPU intensive and needs a powerful processor, NETGEAR Nighthawk X10’s powerful 1.7GHz Quad-Core processor runs Plex smoothly while ensuring uninterrupted WiFi performance.

Nighthawk X10 can support simultaneous streaming to remote devices at 720p/1080p resolution.

11ad: Fastest Large Files Backup and Transfer Speeds

The two USB 3.0 ports on your Nighthawk X10 can be used for faster backup and easy access to your stored media. Using 802.11ad WiFi technology, file transfers can be up to 3x faster than typical 11ac. Since the 802.11ad technology offers higher data throughput and ultra-low latency, Nighthawk X10 with fastest WiFi speeds and the fastest CPU can transfer VR gaming data with very low latency using interference-free 60GHz band in addition to 11ac WiFi that you can use for all other devices!

Going on a trip? Quickly sync your videos to your tablet or phone in seconds and bring them with you on your mobile or tablet.

Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App makes it easy to set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. With the app, you can install your router in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test and much more.

Product Reviews

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It’s a solid product by one of the biggest players in the networking category, not to mention one that confidently builds on the sub-brand’s legacy for gains in both aesthetics and performance.

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It delivers consistent speed and coverage across your entire home and it can reliably handle our modern needs…

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The great thing about the Nighthawk X10 is that it can handle both 802.11ac and 802.11ad. This means if you buy this router today you will not have to replace it in 6 months or a year when 802.11ad is more popular.

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NETGEAR Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.

24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorised reseller.