The new Broadcom-based Nighthawk has a 3x3 radio architecture, 64-bit 1.8 GHz dual core processor and three Wi-Fi offload processors designed to help improve data/processor intensive activities, such as video streaming and gaming. The AC4000 classing comes from the total of maximum link rates of 750 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1625 Mbps on each of its two 5 GHz radios.
Wired interfaces include five GbE ports (one WAN and four LAN) with port aggregation, and two USB 3.0 ports for connecting external storage to the router.
Other support features include NETGEAR’s genie app for remote connectivity and management to the router, ReadyCLOUD for adding accessible storage to the router, and Netgear ReadyNAS for storage management and configuration.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S will be available at major retailers later this month for $299.99 MSRP.