By | October 4, 2017


The Netgear Nighthawk X10 router is a smart Wi-Fi router  with unique feature like the  multiple device  streaming, Multi  User Multile input, Multiple output(MU-MIMO) data streaming, 160MHz Wi-Fi technology and circuitry for 60GHv 82.11ad networking. The Netgear R9000 has the fastest 5GHz performance so far and is the perfect router for streaming 4K and VR content. The router also comes with a built in plex media server.

This router is basically for those that that have multiple device and want to stream, play online games or use connections at the same time.

The Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD model with model R9000 is the unique and distinct gaming router that works very fast and it comes with a 1.7GHz quad core processor. This router also supports Wireless AD.

Design specs and features of the nighthawk AD7200

The Netgear R9000 is a huge router (2.9 by 8.8 by 6.6 inches) which is less imposing unlike other routers.  The Netgear nighthawk comes with 4 antennas that are adjustable which lights up blue heads when the connections are active. At the front of the nighthawk AD7200 router is a row of indicators which lights up to indicate the power, internet, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 60GHz radio bands. The router also has a 6gigabit and a 10G SPF LAN ports are located at the back of the Netgear R900, you will also find a button to switch the Wi-Fi on and off and finally a WPS button. The left side of the Nightwalk X10 also has 3 USB ports.

Another unique feature of the Nighthawk AD7200 is that it supports the combination of two LAN ports; the main reason why this feature comes with the device is to improve the file transfer speed of the device. The NetgearR9000 can also be connected to Ethernet device such as the enterprise servers and switches using the 10G SPF+LAN port.

The Netgear Nighthawk is a quad stream, dual band router that can work as fast as 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz and canhit1, 733Mbps on the 5GHz band. This device is outstanding; this is because it can be used for streaming 4K videos, gaming and for transferring big data.

Cool Features:

Also, the router supports MU-MIMO data streaming at the same time. The netgear nighthawk also offer automatic back up to the amazon drive cloud based storage device. It also has a Plex media server support that helps in sharing stored multimedia files.

The Genie mobile application can be used to manage the Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000). The homepage of the genie application will display the internet and wireless setting. The homepage of the application also gives access to information like the IP and MAC Address, set up guest network, how to configure a plex media service, amazon drive backup settings and lots more. This router gives the   access to choose the time when internet can be accessed (Parental control) and specific sites can be blocked. To get the features stated above from the router, all you need to do is to download the app.

The settings of the router are simple as said earlier; the page that displays the guest network, wireless and detailed router information is the advanced settings page. The set up menu does not only perform those operations, it can also give you the access to enable a basic Wi-Fi multimedia quality of service feature.  Just the way the set up menu can perform multi task, the advanced setup setting can also be used to block specific websites and choose the time in which the internet can be accessed. On a final note, the advanced setup is also responsible for enabling Ethernet configuration, VPN configuration service and lots more.

Installation and Performance

To install the Netgear Nighthawk is very easy and similar to the  installation process of the Netgear Nighthawk X45 smart Wi-Fi router (R7800). The simple requirement is  to connect the Router to the PC and Internet service,  after  doing  that you  can  open any suitable browser and copy  this link, through   the content  of the  link  you  can  now learn the rudiments of the internet and wireless setting.  The router when installed can also work for as far as 30 feet when connected with a PC. Using the Netgear Nighthawk for transfer will make one experience an excellent and super-fast transfer.


The router is fast with Speedy 60GHz throughput.

It also operates on a 5GHz performance.

It is useful for those with multi device.


The major con that the product is facing is that it is very expensive.

The Netgear router does not have detailed Quality of service settings

Bottom line

The Nighthawk x10 router is a multiple device that can be used for gaming, streaming. The Nighthawk AD7200 is exceptionally fast with 60GHz wireless network speed despite the high cost of the router.


The Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) may cost of hundreds of dollars, but honestly there will be no regrets after you purchase the router. I see the router as a holistic combination of other routers because it has the combination of the MU-MIMO, 160MHz, or 802.11ad Wi-Fi capabilities which are not present as a whole in other routers. This Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R9000) is simply the best option for high-end routers.

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