NETGEAR "Stealthily" Releases the Nighthawk X6S R7960P

kc6108

Regular Contributor
The R7960P is now listed on Netgear's website. I was a beta tester for this router.

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7960P.aspx

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7960P.aspx

This is a Costco exclusive, and is available for sale on their website right now.

https://www.costco.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-X6S-AC3600-Tri-Band-WiFi-Router.product.100484415.html

Highlights off the top of my head:

  • Dual-core 1.8GHz processor, with three 800MHz offload processors
  • 128 MB Flash & 512 MB RAM
  • Circle with Disney
  • LAN aggregation (LAN1 & 2 ports)
  • WAN aggregation (WAN and LAN4 ports) - aka their "multi-gig" internet speed support
  • Dynamic QoS
  • Tri-Band, AC3600 (2.4GHz - Up to 600Mbps, 5GHz - Up to 1.3Gbps, and 5GHz - Up to 1.625Gbps)
  • MU-MIMO
  • Smart Connect (2.4 & 5GHz bands)
  • Beamforming+ (aka Implicit & Explicit Beamforming)
kc6108
 
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
The R7960P is now listed on Netgear's website. I was a beta tester for this router.

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7960P.aspx

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7960P.aspx

This is a Costco exclusive, and is available for sale on their website right now.

https://www.costco.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-X6S-AC3600-Tri-Band-WiFi-Router.product.100484415.html

Highlights off the top of my head:

  • Dual-core 1.8GHz processor, with three 800MHz offload processors
  • 128 MB Flash & 512 MB RAM
  • Circle with Disney
  • LAN aggregation (LAN1 & 2 ports)
  • WAN aggregation (WAN and LAN4 ports) - aka their "multi-gig" internet speed support
  • Dynamic QoS
  • Tri-Band, AC3600 (2.4GHz - Up to 600Mbps, 5GHz - Up to 1.3Gbps, and 5GHz - Up to 1.625Gbps)
  • MU-MIMO
  • Smart Connect (2.4 & 5GHz bands)
  • Beamforming+ (aka Implicit & Explicit Beamforming)
kc6108
Is this router able to do link aggregation on both WAN + LAN then, simultaneously?
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
I love mine. :)Really hoping NG will fix the NAT Filter OPEN issue though. :oops:
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
I love mine. :)Really hoping NG will fix the NAT Filter OPEN issue though. :oops:
Do you have a link or further details of what that issue is?
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
When NAT Filter is set to OPEN, the NAT test reports Port Address Restricted NAT instead of Full Cone NAT when running this test:
https://badmodems.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21

Others are reporting this with other R series model routers, 7800, 8000, and 9000 and XR series as of late...

I found this in beta testing the CBK40 and R7960P...They fixed the CBK40 system.
 

kc6108

Regular Contributor
I ran that test on my R9000 running Voxel's latest firmware. FYI, I have the 'NAT Filtering' option set to 'Secured':

Here are the results of the test:

UPnP Test (?): found: R9000 (Gateway)
UPnP Port mapping works



STUN Test (?): Address Restricted Cone NAT



UDP Binding Test (?): Endpoint independent binding, port prediction is easy
TCP Binding Test: Endpoint independent binding, port prediction is easy



UDP Mapping Test (?): your external IP address was different from your local one (NAT).
Your external source ports were preserved on every connection.
TCP Mapping Test: your external IP address was different from your local one (NAT)
Your external source ports were preserved on every connection.



SIP ALG (?): The initial SIP INVITE packet has been modified.
Most probably, your NAT implements a SIP-ALG
FTP ALG:
The initial FTP PORT command has been modified.
Most probably, your NAT implements a FTP-ALG



UDP Hole Punching (?): High TTL Test was not successful
Low TTL Test was successful
Silent Test was not successful
TCP Hole Punching:
High TTL Test was not successful
Low TTL Test was not successful
Silent Test was not successful



UDP Timeout (?): Your UDP timeout is approx. 60 seconds
Your timeout is greater than 60 seconds. There should be no problems.
 

kc6108

Regular Contributor
Folks wanting to run this test will need to install Waterfox. It's the last browser being actively maintained that still supports Java.
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
That is the correct behavior for Secure Nat Filter. What isn't correct behavior is when the router is set for OPEN.

Users can use a old version of FireFox to test with Java as well. v52.9 I believe is the last version of FF. Also IE11 x32 still works.
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
Now what are the STUN results when you set your 9000 routers NAT Filter to OPEN?
o_O

I ran that test on my R9000 running Voxel's latest firmware. FYI, I have the 'NAT Filtering' option set to 'Secured':

Here are the results of the test:

UPnP Test (?): found: R9000 (Gateway)
UPnP Port mapping works



STUN Test (?): Address Restricted Cone NAT



UDP Binding Test (?): Endpoint independent binding, port prediction is easy
TCP Binding Test: Endpoint independent binding, port prediction is easy



UDP Mapping Test (?): your external IP address was different from your local one (NAT).
Your external source ports were preserved on every connection.
TCP Mapping Test: your external IP address was different from your local one (NAT)
Your external source ports were preserved on every connection.



SIP ALG (?): The initial SIP INVITE packet has been modified.
Most probably, your NAT implements a SIP-ALG
FTP ALG:
The initial FTP PORT command has been modified.
Most probably, your NAT implements a FTP-ALG



UDP Hole Punching (?): High TTL Test was not successful
Low TTL Test was successful
Silent Test was not successful
TCP Hole Punching:
High TTL Test was not successful
Low TTL Test was not successful
Silent Test was not successful



UDP Timeout (?): Your UDP timeout is approx. 60 seconds
Your timeout is greater than 60 seconds. There should be no problems.
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
Not yet. Just saw that this morning. Been waiting for the router release.

Will be curious to know what your results are on the R9000 when set to OPEN...
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
Same UI for the R series.

Current speeds used for?

Is the user interface any different? Any new useful info like current speeds being used?
 

e38BimmerFN

Very Senior Member
Just checked, I already had v34 loaded. I believe that was a Auto update that was applied.
No change to NAT Filter OPEN issue. :oops:

Have you tested again using the latest firmware (v1.0.1.34) on their support site?
 

kc6108

Regular Contributor
@e38BimmerFN

As requested, I ran that test again on my R9000 running the same version of Voxel's firmware after switching the 'NAT Filtering' option to 'Open':

Here are the results of the test:

UPnP Test (?): found: R9000 (Gateway)
UPnP Port mapping works



STUN Test (?): Full Cone NAT



UDP Binding Test (?): Endpoint independent binding, port prediction is easy
TCP Binding Test: Endpoint independent binding, port prediction is easy



UDP Mapping Test (?): your external IP address was different from your local one (NAT).
Your external source ports were preserved on every connection.
TCP Mapping Test: your external IP address was different from your local one (NAT)
Your external source ports were preserved on every connection.



SIP ALG (?): The initial SIP INVITE packet has been modified.
Most probably, your NAT implements a SIP-ALG
FTP ALG:
The initial FTP PORT command has been modified.
Most probably, your NAT implements a FTP-ALG



UDP Hole Punching (?): High TTL Test was not successful
Low TTL Test was successful
Silent Test was successful
TCP Hole Punching:
High TTL Test was not successful
Low TTL Test was not successful
Silent Test was not successful



UDP Timeout (?): Your UDP timeout is approx. 60 seconds
Your timeout is greater than 60 seconds. There should be no problems.
 

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