Due to the advent of Internet of Things and the shear load of devices that are now wireless connected, you might find that your old trusted router will not handle the load. If your wireless goes down due to overloading, you will find that, because everything relies to wireless and internet, you are utterly and completely vulnerable. No lights, no security, etc. Tri-band routers are a new introduction to the router market and is destined to fill this requirement. The Nighthawk X6 is a great entry into this market.
The setup is terribly simple, though most people should not need it, as it works most of the time out of the box. If you however do need to do the setup, it will take you only about 5 minutes to complete the initial setup. It has a pile of extra features that can be configured if you know what you are doing. This ease of setup is on comparable to Apple routers, just a lot more.
This router supports VPN, but note that it is only Windows VPN, so your Private VPN will not work. It also comes with four gigabit LAN ports and one USB 3.0 port. LAN ports 1 and 2 on router support link aggregation if you need more speed to a device that has two ports, you can get a speed of up to 10 gig.
The combined Wi-Fi speed of this router is 3000Mbps which allows for uninterrupted streaming. The Tri-Band Wi-Fi gives you three dedicated frequency bands. One for 2.4GHz and two for 5GHz. The two 5GHz channels is for your more demanding throughput devices such as TV’s and tablets. The six high-performance antennas & powerful amplifiers extend the range of the router.
The network map will show you which device is connected to the network and allows you to block it with a simple click of a button. It is an excellent feature and surely helps to identify who is connected.
For parents this router also comes with Circle Smart Parental Controls to manage content and time online.
If you are into gaming, this is exactly what you need to take on the online gaming sphere with it’s powerful dual core 1.8GHz processor and three offload processors to achive speeds of up to 3Gbps. This means that you will experience reduced lag and uninterrupted gaming.
When streaming media for your entertainment such as to a smart TV, the simultaneous streaming capability makes will add to your enjoyment.
If you need speed and power with the added advantage of a great looking router, this is the Wi-Fi router for you.