Netgear WIFI 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Review

Netgear WIFI 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Review

One of the greatest gaming routers we’ve seen is Netgear’s Wi-Fi 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 router. Its high-throughput, low-latency design can send data all over the world to combat your deadliest adversary. It’s not only a fun gaming companion, but it also protects you from hackers. The router is a tad slower than the Asus RT-AX86U and lacks some features that gamers expect.

Design and Features:

The Netgear Wi-Fi 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 is a dual-band router that can reach 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz (2×2) band and 4.8Gbps on the 5GHz (4×4) band. It supports the latest 802.11ax technology, including 1024 QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation), 160MHz channel bandwidth, and OFDMA (over-the-distance multiple access) (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple-Access). Netduma’s DumaOS, a slick interactive operating system developed for gamers, is used. By blocking out high-ping game servers, the Geo-Filter feature might help you get the greatest internet connection for your games. Ping Heatmap allows you to ping gaming servers all over the world and creates a ping history that will help you find the best connection.


The company’s DumaOS software allows you to set it up using a phone or tablet as well as a Web browser. For added protection, there are apps for Android and iOS devices that allow you to use two-factor authentication.

Installing and using the XR1000:

Netgear’s entry-level gaming router is the Wi-Fi 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000. It performs admirably in throughput testing, although it falls short of the Asus RT-AX86U and TP-Link MR9600. The router may be set up using either an app or a web console, both of which are simple and quick. The installation was completed after a two-minute firmware upgrade.

The XR1000 was able to transfer files at 76MBps, outperforming the MR9600 by 6MBps and the RT-AX86U by 10MBps. It did a decent job of transmitting a strong 2.4GHz signal throughout the majority of the house. The 5GHz band signal strength was practically comparable to that of the previous router.


The Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 is a dependable and powerful router that can provide Wi-Fi coverage across my 3,500-square-foot home. It didn’t have 1.39 Gigabits per second of speed, but it did produce 859.1 Mbps of bandwidth at 15 feet. At 50 feet, its throughput dropped to 233.4Mbps, much below the 396.7Mbps of the TP-Link AX6000 and the 363.3Mbps of the Linksys MR9600. It redeemed itself at 75 feet by demonstrating its mid-range capabilities in a large home.

The XR1000 is a solid gaming router that can handle everything from collecting jewels in League of Legends to racing around the track in Real Racing 3. It’s also a strong all-around data distributor, and it performed well with anything from YouTube video and online TV to downloading manuals during a week of use.

A  Solid  Gaming Router:

The Netgear Wi-Fi 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 router features cutting-edge hardware and a user-friendly control interface. It performed well in the majority of our throughput tests and allowed for quick file transfers. The TP-Link Archer AX11000 Next-Gen Tri-Band Gaming Router outperformed the competition in every way and comes with a slew of extras.


  • Player operating system that is simple to install.
  • In testing, the throughput was excellent.
  • Transferring files quickly.


  • Pricey and without a multi-gigabit LAN port.
  • Link aggregation isn’t supported.
  • Anti-malware software isn’t free.


The Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 is a gaming-focused Wi-Fi 6 router. It has good efficiency and file transfer speeds, but it lacks a few capabilities that are available on comparably priced devices.

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