Thursday, October 20th 2016

NETGEAR Announces the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Router

Netgear, Inc., the leading provider of networking devices that powers today's smart home, introduced the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router, the industry's first -and fastest- router for media streaming and instant backup. The Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router combines a powerful 1.70 GHz Quad Core processor - the fastest processor in a home router - and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2 Gbps. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160 MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Four patent-pending external Active Antennas amplify Nighthawk X10 WiFi signals to maximize range and throughput.

"The superior capabilities of '802.11ad will greatly enhance the user experience when dealing with applications that require the transferring of large amounts of data. 802.11ad also provides approximately one-tenth the latency as compared to 802.11ac, which is absolutely critical for applications like virtual reality or augmented reality," said Michael Thelander, President of Signals Research Group.
The Nighthawk X10 supports Plex Media Server with transcoding for ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices. The Nighthawk X10 is the industry's first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. From locally connected storage, Plex organizes your movies, TV shows, music, video, and photo collections, making it easy to find and enjoy the content you love. Smoothly stream anywhere you go, on virtually any device-phones, tablets, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and smart TVs all support Plex apps. Compared to storing video content on a PC, Plex Media Server with Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router is easy to set up and always on. With the purchase of a Nighthawk X10, enjoy these premium features with a free three-month Plex Pass.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 is also the industry's first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port, which supports a fiber connection. Offering lightning-fast backup and streaming from Network Attached Storage devices - such as NETGEAR ReadyNAS - Nighthawk X10 is the ideal solution for personal HD video collections. The two USB 3.0 ports make it easy to add storage for backup and file transfer over WiFi. Additional storage options with the Nighthawk X10 includes six months of free unlimited Amazon Drive backup for an off-site cloud copy of one's files.

"Nighthawk X10 sets a new bar for performance and a new record for speed when moving large video files within your network and to the cloud," said David Henry, senior vice president for home networking at Netgear. "Today's video files are getting larger with 4k and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The Nighthawk X10 is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network."

Key Technical Features of Nighthawk X10
  • AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps*
  • Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play
  • Plex Media Server for all of your media, anytime, anywhere
  • Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming
  • High-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage & faster speeds
  • Six (6) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in line aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds)
  • Two (2) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media.
  • Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive
  • NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage
  • 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from ReadyNAS or other NAS
  • MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • New NETGEAR Up app will have your router up, running and configured to your liking all from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device.
  • NETGEAR genie app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you're away from home.
Pricing and Availability
The Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router is now available. You can purchase it in retail shops and online at an MSRP of $499.99 in the U.S.
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10 Comments on NETGEAR Announces the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Router

#1
Athlon2K15
HyperVtX™
This thing is a beast and $100 more than TPLinks AD7200 router, probably because of the 10Gbe port.
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#2
D007
Seems like every three months I'm calling netgear and they tell my my hardware has failed.. I did some digging though and it looks like a lot of internet providers are throttling people, cutting off some access entirely and doing some really slimy crap.. Comcast just got hit for a 2+ million dollar fine.. The biggest ever.. And that's not even in regards to the criminal crap they have been pulling, making people think their hardware is dead.. I made a complaint to the FCC last week..

They made me spend over a thousand dollars within 2 years, on new modem/routers, because they didn't want to admit that they have been throttling connections and limiting access to some sites entirely.. This comes after the BS of them adding a 35 dollar "unlimited bandwidth" fee.. As if bandwidth is an actual limited thing..lol.. This is hurting netgear because comcast knows that if netgears stuff just stops working, people will rent comcasts crap gear for a fee every month.. I hope netgear sues the shit out of them because I'd prefer to keep buying netgear like I have now..
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#3
TheLostSwede
AthlonX2This thing is a beast and $100 more than TPLinks AD7200 router, probably because of the 10Gbe port.
It's not as much of a port as an interface. You either need a converter or a special kind of fibre cable that costs north of $150 if you want to use that interface, so it's not just something you plonk a cheap cable into and it works. The interface itself costs about $2.50, although there's more to it than that and you need a processor that can support speeds of 10Gbit as well...
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#4
bonehead123
five-hundred-friggin-bucks.....

for a router....are you frikkin kidding me ?

Thats more than I paid for my most recent laptop :)

I know its the "latest & greatest" yada yada yada, but W.T.F. ?

yea you may get uber-fast transfers between the computers and/or storage devices on your home network, but that wont help you a bit when your online unless you also fork out even more mega-bucks for a superspeed internet connection......

Just capitalism at its finest, I guess :D
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#5
remixedcat
^more bells-n-whistles to sell to yah when it's best to get a enterprise grade for the price and have legit security and real VLAN and client monitoring controls instead of media server gimmacks that you can setup for free on a spare PC.

and .ad is a HDMI cable replacer not a 802.11ac replacer.
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#6
Athlon2K15
HyperVtX™
TheLostSwedeIt's not as much of a port as an interface. You either need a converter or a special kind of fibre cable that costs north of $150 if you want to use that interface, so it's not just something you plonk a cheap cable into and it works. The interface itself costs about $2.50, although there's more to it than that and you need a processor that can support speeds of 10Gbit as well...
Thanks for the tips. I actually have this X10 on my desk. I know all about it.
remixedcatand .ad is a HDMI cable replacer not a 802.11ac replacer.
While that is true. 802.11ad is pretty damn fast. ive tested two routers that have gone well over 1.2Gbps real world wirelessly. Even if its only good for 10ft, LOL
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Athlon2K15
HyperVtX™
remixedcat^more bells-n-whistles to sell to yah when it's best to get a enterprise grade for the price and have legit security and real VLAN and client monitoring controls instead of media server gimmacks that you can setup for free on a spare PC.

and .ad is a HDMI cable replacer not a 802.11ac replacer.
remixedcat...and what conditions?
Real world conditions, i setup both of these routers as the center piece of my home network and use them. I had a Acer Travelmate sent over with the new Sparrow 802.11ad NIC to test the performance and everytime the actual wired ports were the bottleneck, had to use the SFP of the X10 to get full performance. Like i said the range isnt the greatest and it will certainly make an awesome HDMI replacement, but im looking to see 802.11ad be put to work in a Mesh network like my Ubiquiti kit, where you can take advantage of the performance throughout the home.
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
$499.99 and not even a thought on giving it good good ventilation just some puny holes with probably some sucky little heatsinks.

For that much i would expect a good cooling system at least.

Again ugly, would of liked to see there metal box type design with cooling leading to it, not some crappy plastic crap that you probably have to stand up to read the leds.

And if you like this do your self a solid and wait 6 month.
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#10
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
D007Seems like every three months I'm calling netgear and they tell my my hardware has failed.. I did some digging though and it looks like a lot of internet providers are throttling people, cutting off some access entirely and doing some really slimy crap.. Comcast just got hit for a 2+ million dollar fine.. The biggest ever.. And that's not even in regards to the criminal crap they have been pulling, making people think their hardware is dead.. I made a complaint to the FCC last week..

They made me spend over a thousand dollars within 2 years, on new modem/routers, because they didn't want to admit that they have been throttling connections and limiting access to some sites entirely.. This comes after the BS of them adding a 35 dollar "unlimited bandwidth" fee.. As if bandwidth is an actual limited thing..lol.. This is hurting netgear because comcast knows that if netgears stuff just stops working, people will rent comcasts crap gear for a fee every month.. I hope netgear sues the shit out of them because I'd prefer to keep buying netgear like I have now..
ATT is doing the same.

I'm on a DGND3700V2 ADSL2+ Modem on Windstream (Alltel back then), Does what I need. I get my advertised speed too.
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