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Nighthawk x10 worth it

micheblea83
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Nighthawk x10 worth it

Hello my current ASUS router is literally **bleep**ting the bed with me. Constantly freezing and rebooting itself and I think its time for me to purchase a new router. I have many devices in my home that will be connected via Ethernet so I figured the Nighthawk x10 would be perfect. I play a lot of games while streaming while other members of my family are either streaming or video conferencing. I heard nothing but good things about the X10 and I love its design but I was wondering if its worth getting in now since it released long ago in 2017? Is there anything newer and/or better?

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microchip8
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Re: Nighthawk x10 worth it

NETGEAR has given up on the R9000. Barely any new firmware updates. AD WiFi is a dead technology too. If you still want to get the R9000, I recommend loading the Voxel firmware. Otherwise, the R7800 is a good alternative

Routing: NETGEAR RAX43 - Firmware: v1.0.12.120 (1 Gbps down, 40 Mbps up)
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400, 20 TB
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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk x10 worth it

If you're looking for gaming, I'd look at the XR500 (AC version) or the XR1000 (AX pro-gaming version)

I've heard pretty good things about the XR500. Not much yet on the XR1000 but its pretty new yet. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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microchip8
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Re: Nighthawk x10 worth it


@plemans wrote:

If you're looking for gaming, I'd look at the XR500 (AC version) or the XR1000 (AX pro-gaming version)

I've heard pretty good things about the XR500. Not much yet on the XR1000 but its pretty new yet. 


You pay premium because it's flagged as a "gaming router" foolish marketing. The R7800 is just as capable. Don't count too much on DumaOS on the XR line

Routing: NETGEAR RAX43 - Firmware: v1.0.12.120 (1 Gbps down, 40 Mbps up)
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400, 20 TB
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