The AX5400 Nighthawk XR1000 is the first Wi-Fi 6 Netgear gaming router to be released powered by Netduma’s DumaOS 3.0. The newly updated OS adds networking features like Geo Fencing, Ping Heatmap, Connection Benchmark, Traffic Controller and QoS to the 1.5 GHz triple-core powered router designed for gaming enthusiasts.
Aside from its wireless interfaces, the XR1000 also includes five GbE ports (one WAN and four LAN) and a single USB 3.0 port.
Other listed features include MU-MIMO, OFDMA, Beamforming, Smart Connect, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, and a free 30-day trial of the Netgear Armor cybersecurity service.
Now available through Netgear and other online retailers, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Wi-Fi 6 AX5400 router is priced at $345.99. Cost for the annual Netgear Armor cybersecurity subscription is $69.99 with an upgradeable optional unlimited encrypted VPN for an additional $39.99 per year.