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NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router Ships

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pharma, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    :) I wonder whether Tomato will support this new router? I would definitely consider this purchase ...

    "Netgear has once again set a new industry standard for router performance by adding to its Nighthawk family of 802.11ac routers. The new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) is the first tri-band WiFi router available for purchase incorporating the powerful new Broadcom 5G WiFi XStream platform."

    "In a typical dual band router, for example, the video streamer and the Internet gamer have to effectively "time-share" the 5 GHz band. With the Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Router, however, video streaming and Internet gaming traffic can each operate on separate 5 GHz bands so that each of them gets double the speed of a dual band router."

    "Powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor with three additional offload processors, Nighthawk X6 soars above the competition so you'll enjoy a blazing-fast WiFi experience using the latest 802.11ac wireless technology, such as the innovative 5G WiFi XStream technology from Broadcom. By optimizing speeds for all your WiFi devices, you'll be able to game on, stream away, and download mega-sized files without network lag from inside and outside your house, garage and yard."

    "Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) is available for pre-order online today at an MSRP of $299.99 in the U.S"

  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    "Available for pre-order" isn't the same as "ships". From what I've seen, this router won't ship until mid-July.

    So at this point, it's impossible for anyone to guess on the possiblity of supporting Tomato with it or not, since nobody knows the technical details yet.
  3. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    $300?!?!? Um no. They can have it. I will not pay more then $200 for a home router. Even that is pushing it. This part gets me as well. No faith in the hardware? They cannot even offer a 2-3 year factory warranty and only limited 90 day phone support. Netgear is dirty. I have heard in the past when people need to RMA with in warranty. They have to "call" and pay the troubleshooting fee once past the 90 day phone support. Only then will they offer an RMA.

    • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
    • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller
  4. cloneman

    cloneman Networkin' Nut Member

    Any word on what these "3 offload processors" are about?

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