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Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Quick Overview

• Great For Medium To Large Homes
• Perfect For 10+ Devices
• Works With All ISPs & Supported VPNs
• Needs International Power Adapter
• Plug n Play Setup Available More Info

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Reg. Price $399.99

SALE PRICE $349.99

Reg. Price $399.99

SALE PRICE $349.99

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NOTE: If you plan to use the Netgear R8000 FlashRouter outside of the USA then you must add on the international power supply for 100-240V worldwide power compatibility.

When it comes to open-source firmware routers, the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 DD-WRT is the ultimate networking centerpiece. With power and style to burn, this router offers maximum performance in the present while future-proofing your WiFi setup, allowing for the growing demands of wireless devices. The latest of our Netgear Wireless-AC DD-WRT Routers revamps your networking options, controls, and capabilities for any gadget, while still offering full support for legacy devices (Wireless-N & Wireless-G).

With six external antennas, the R8000 offers three dedicated WiFi bands at lightning fast AC3200 speeds. The Tri-Band (or triple band) Gigabit Wireless provides capability for instantly creating 3 segmented networks. One single band N600 for the 2.4 GHz, and 2 1300 Mbps 5 GHz networks that are AC compatible. For all intents and purposes, using the R8000 is equivalent to utilizing 3 high-end routers.

Highlighted R8000 Nighthawk X6 Specs

  • Broadcom 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Dual Core Processor
  • 6 Powerful External Antennas
  • Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Best-in-Class RAM/Flash Memory in a Wireless Router

The Netgear DDWRT ships worldwide and is power compatible with a dual voltage 100-240V with US adapter plug. If you need a US adapter to your location, add one on to your order for $5.

Netgear R8000 DD-WRT Upgrade

The R8000 FlashRouter is the premiere choice for users who want top-notch, high-definition video streaming quality for your favorite services: Netflix USA, Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, WatchESPN, and Hulu, among others.

Tired of video buffering? Choose premium router hardware supplanted by a hand-crafted firmware upgrade that offers the stability, improved security, and customizability of the open source DD-WRT Linux kernel!

Full OpenVPN & PPTP Integration

Using DD-WRT firmware can make a wireless & wired network infinitely more stable and easier to tweak. 

Upgrading the R8000 to DDWRT integrates advanced network security options including VPN connectivity. Using a VPN on a router allows you to create a secure tunnel for connected devices just by connecting to the router, giving you an additional layer of encryption & personal privacy from prying government eyes and allowing you to mask your location for additional security.

NEW! FlashRouters Router Privacy App - VPN Privacy Made Easy!

Manually setting up a VPN service on a router has always been notoriously complicated, frustrating and unnecessarily confusing…. until NOW!

Introducing the FlashRouters Router Privacy App - the simple browser-based solution to connect a VPN service on a router. Just a couple clicks and secure your entire home network.

Developed by the DD-WRT & VPN experts at FlashRouters, the FlashRouters Router Privacy App integrates support for most top VPN services.

How Does The FlashRouter Privacy App Protect You?

The FlashRouters Privacy App works just like an app for Android, Windows or Apple iOS except it’s located on your router. And there is no separate app to install.

However, when you connect to VPN with the FR App, it is not just your computer that you are securing, instead you are securing every device in your home at once. Simply enter your VPN login information, search for your preferred VPN server location, and click Connect to get started.

Premium FR Privacy App Features

  • Easily Manage VPN Devices and Names.
  • Select Setup For Each Device: VPN with Kill-Switch, VPN without Kill-Switch, or VPN-Bypass
  • App Update Alert Notifications - No need to update firmware to get new features.
  • Access DD-WRT FR App Settings via Direct URL.
  • VPN Server Search
  • Auto Connect to VPN on Startup
  • IP Checker
  • Global Kill Switch
  • Kill Switch By Device

In many cases you may not want your entire home network to tunnel through your router VPN connection, and so we have also built enhanced VPN management options in the FR Privacy App.

Auto Connect to VPN

Choose to start the router VPN connection as soon as you connect to the Internet. Reboot your router at any time and automatically restart your VPN connection.

VPN Server Search

Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.

Global Kill Switch

Worried about IP Address and DNS leaking? Check The Global Kill Switch and the FlashRouter will block Internet access if the VPN connection is inactive. If you ever disconnect or lose connection to your VPN service, the Global Kill Switch will make sure that your ISP IP address does not leak. Checking the box will instantly activate Kill Switch on your FlashRouter.

More FR Privacy App Features

  • Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options.
  • Connection Failure Notifications
  • Built-in IP Address Checker & Security Icon
  • OpenVPN Connection Troubleshooting Logs - Copy or Download buttons
  • Setup VPN Rules by Host or Websites (does not apply to streaming services).
  • Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect
  • New VPN User Signup Button.
  • Full DD-WRT Settings/Features Accessible.
  • Optional Cert and Key Fields for VPN providers with additional requirements
  • Works with PPPoE

FlashRouter Privacy App Benefit Details

Instant VPN Support for All Connected Devices

Instead of setting up your VPN on one device at a time with different instructions for each device, you only need to setup VPN once.

Certain devices like streaming players, gaming systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices do not have native support for VPN client connections. These devices need security too, and with the FR Privacy App all devices that connect to your home network can now connect through your VPN service.

No More Device VPN Connection Limits

If your VPN provider limits the number of simultaneous connections to their service, you can use just 1 connection for a FlashRouter to cover ALL devices in your home with no device connection limit.

VPN On/Off Device Connection Management

By device management in the FR App Options tab to easily enable or disable VPN on any network device with the click of a button.

Advanced VPN Server Sorting By Load/Proximity

Instead of listing all servers in alphabetical order, we can create additional sorts for By Country views where users can select the least loaded or server closest to them geographically. This helps VPN providers to properly distribute the bandwidth load in real time across servers. (*For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Automatic VPN Server Updates

Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options

App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.

Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect

Once you establish a VPN connection within the FR App, select any other server from the dropdown list and click Reconnect to quickly update your location. No need to make any manual settings changes.

Auto Connect to VPN on Startup

Easy-to-use toggle setting that tells the FR App to start up the VPN network connection as soon as the router connects to the Internet.

Optional Cert and Key

If public certs and private keys are required for user or server authentication, then extra boxes will automatically appear on the main VPN connection page for users to input accordingly.

Want more insight into all DD-WRT firmware offers & how it differs from Tomato?

Review the basics of DD-WRT firmware or watch our DD-WRT info video:

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Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
AC3200 (600+1300+1300 Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports
2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:
External
Number of Antennas
6
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Broadcom
Processor Model:
BCM4709A0
Processor Speed
Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB)
256
Flash Memory (MB)
128
Power Adapter
110v-240v ~50-60Hz
Volt Input
19V 1.75A
Brand
Netgear
FCC ID:
PY314200264
Hardware Version
No
Product Condition
New or Open Box
Serial Port(s)
1
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable
Warranty
1 Year Limited
Choose VPN Service
None Required
Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Wireless Data Rates
Ethernet Port Type
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Processor Brand:
Processor Speed
RAM (MB)
Flash Memory (MB)
Volt Input
FCC ID:
Warranty
Included Support Plan
Reviews
Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC1900 (450+1450Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 - 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 3
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 12v 3.5A
FCC ID:: PY313200233
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC3200 (600+1300+1300 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 USB ( 1 x USB 3.0 & 1 x USB 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 6
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 2.4A
FCC ID:: MSQ- RT0M00
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $399.99

Sale price $349.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC3200 (600+1300+1300 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 6
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 1.75A
FCC ID:: PY314200264
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
  1. Top Ranking Device review by Aidan on 9/1/2016
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    Quality

    Long time customer of flashrouters. The routers keep getting better and better. This is the most expense i've purchased. It's also the best.

  2. Can't Support Gigabit WAN throughput to LAN with PPPoE review by Bagoette on 5/18/2016
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    Quality

    I see everyone talking about how amazing this router is, and I would have agreed with you 2 days ago.

    I recently upgraded from Comcast 175mbps/20mbps Dn/Up to CenteryLink Fiber 1gbps symmetric and since CenturyLink uses PPPoE to authenticate on their network, for some reason this disables the R8000's hardware acceleration, causing a max bandwidth from speedtest.net to be no higher than 350mbps Up/Dn. I don't know if this is a hardware or a firmware thing.

    Needless to say, I am now very disappointed that my $349 router can't give me the 900+Mbps that the stock C2100T $99 router from CL can.

  3. GREAT JOB GUYS! review by Kenneth H. on 4/20/2016
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    Quality

    I am elated and excited about what FlashRouters is offering and has been doing over the years, and a quick shoutout GREAT JOB GUYS!

  4. Awesome and speedy review by Joel T. on 4/20/2016
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    Quality

    Router arrived pre-configured as requested...Customer service and tech support is awesome and speedy!!! Thanks guys, your doing a fine job!!

  5. So Far, So Great! review by Todd on 8/11/2015
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    Support

    I bought the R8000. I just moved into a rather large house and this seemed to be a great solution to covering as much of it with fast Mbps goodness.

    The router has been great (so far). I had a brief issue when tweaking its settings and Flashrouters support was quick to respond: friendly and solution-oriented.

    It was easy to get rolling with my VPN service (Private Internet Access) as well as fine-tuning DD-WRT by making use of Policy Based Routing.

    I'm quite happy with my purchase. The R8000 is fast! If I need another router in the future, I'll be heading back to Flashrouters.

  6. Great router review by David on 5/8/2015
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    Support

    This router will not disappoint - it's fast - it's powerful, it's a beast. The range is excellent and with dd-wrt you will have options for configuring VPN, guest networking, radio configuration, etc that will not disappoint. I've even been able to add custom scripts that allow me to monitor and track usage of my bandwidth across computers in my house and with guests when they're visiting.

    Tom, Jake and the rest of the FlashRouters team are outstanding, too. I've had multiple conversations with them and they're great guys. Their support is worth every penny.

    Earlier versions of the firmware that had issues have been turned resolved and the most recent updates have proven to be rock solid with the R8000.

    Worth every penny.

  7. Worth The Price review by Jeff C. on 4/24/2015
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    Support

    Yes, this is a costly device. However, I can assure you, this router is certainly worth the price. The Tri-Band WiFi is amazing, having three VPN networks coming from one router in my house is really a dream. The VPN performance has been stellar too. I am really satisfied with this router.

  8. Amazing review by Alber E. on 3/13/2015
    Quality
    Support

    An amazing router, simply put. The range is the best I have ever seen, with a high-powered processor that allows for a very steady connection to my VPN. The router also arrived pre-configured for my VPN, which was incredibly helpful. FlashRouters has been nothing but beneficial.

  9. I love it! review by Laurie M. on 3/10/2015
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    Support

    The perfect router for a big home with a lot of kids, a lot of electronic gadgets, and a lot of monitoring needed. This router has it all. I love it! The three networks work like a dream, and the range is incredible. Tom from Support was very helpful, getting this device to work with my setup in no time. Awesome!

  10. The Best Purchase I Have Made In a Long Time review by Curtis J. on 3/6/2015
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    Support

    I can safely say that the Netgear R8000 is the best purchase I have made in a long time. A supreme connection to my VPN, three awesome networks, and a massive range. This is a powerful device, no kidding. If you want the best of the best, accept no substitute. FlashRouters has made my life a hell of a lot easier.

  11. Networking Monster review by Mickey H. on 3/4/2015
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    Support

    The R8000 looks like an alien spaceship sitting on my desk. And let me tell you this... the performance is out of this world! Especially with DD-WRT. FlashRouters really hit it out of the park with this one. The sales chat was patient and helpful, and the Support Team solved all of my issues with speedy precision. The Tri-Band capabilities have stunned me... three VPN networks is a dream. I love it. The #1 networking monster!!!

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What Makes A FlashRouterDifferent?

Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • DD-WRT OR TOMATO PREINSTALLED: A tested and stable firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.
  • FREE PLUG AND PLAY VPN SERVICE PRE-CONFIGURATION: Enter your VPN username, password and preferred server location in final step of checkout.
  • CUSTOM CONFIGURATION & SETUP GUIDE INCLUDED
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • WORLDWIDE SHIPPING VIA USPS & FEDEX
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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