NETGEAR Nighthawk XR1000 Pro Gaming WiFi Router

Built For Professional Gamers:

A professional Gaming WiFi Router that provides a different experience in online games, this specially designed router significantly reduces the interruption rate on the WiFi network. The specific operating system used in this router provides you with unparalleled tools so that you can have a professional network for online games.

On the other hand, WiFi6 technology provides great speed for network device and eliminates all possible limitations to make a super professional wifi network for different uses.if you want to know more about this router’s capabilities , read the NETGEAR Nighthawk XR1000 review at below tabs.


NETGEAR XR1000 Range and Speed:

Due to the use of Beamforming technology, this device has an extraordinary range. In addition, having WiFi6 standard and MU-MIMO capability along with 6 separate streams has brought great overall speed for any types of clients.

The overall speed is 5400Mbps, which serves 4800Mbps in 5ghz frequency and 600Mbps in 2.4ghz frequency.this gaming wifi router is designed to devote 70% of its transmission power to the 5Ghz frequency band, which is commonly used for Bandwidth-Consuming  clients like gaming and Multimedia devices.

30% of transmission power is allocated to the 2.4ghz frequency band. Which is commonly used for web-surfing , checking emails and other daily internet activities.

Read More : How To Extend WiFi Range

Covering all Home Network Requirements :

The gaming capabilities on this netgear wifi router do not mean that this device does not have the ability to cover the needs of a home network. Having WiFi6 standard , gives you so much bandwidth that you can have a perfect home network.  In addition, you have a professional Gaming network.

Special Features Of This Router:

Netgear XR1000 Pro Gaming has great management features to manage users, services and applications, including:

  • Geofencing: Create a geographical boundary to connect to closer servers.
  • Ping heatmap: Monitor the servers you are looking for, so that you can instantaneously know the quality of communication of the servers.
  • Application QoS: QoS functionality exists on most routers on the market, but in this router, QoS can be defined separately for each Application, regardless of which device is running on the network.
  • Connection BenchMark: This router continuously checks your Internet Connection and creates a complete report of its details, using this report you can see the quality of your communication in each period.
  • Traffic Controller: This feature acts like a new generation firewall for you, allowing you to ban specific programs, ports and devices from entering into the network.
  • Netgear Armor : A complete security system that protects your network against all security risks including Viruses, spywares, hackers, spam, etc. Secures.

Price, Rest Assured it’s Worth it :

In terms of price,Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 Pro Gaming is in the intermediate category as a gaming WiFi router. But in terms of valuable software features and hardware power, this router is in the category of professional routers. This device is a complete package of software and hardware capabilities.The price of this router is about $330 to 370$, which is worth it.

Nighthawk XR1000 Setup

The Nighthawk App allows you to set up and manage the router in the easiest way possible. The features of this App include internet speed testing, checking the number of users connected to the router. You can also monitor incoming and outgoing traffic, monitor the security status of the entire network, etc. Check the “How to Setup” and “Useful Resources” tabs.


Our team has performed Various tests on this netgear wifi router . Including security test, speed test in heavy online games, file transfer speed test in high-noise and low-noise environments. Connection stability test, and dedicated gaming capabilities tests were also done.

In the end, we gave this router a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is a very good score for a gaming WiFi router. By purchasing this router, you will have a professional gaming wifi network at your home.

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11 ax (a/b/g/n/ac)
Bands Dual Band
Overal Speed 5400 Mbps
Range Very Large Houses
Concurrent Clients 50 Clients
Antenna 4 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 8.5
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8.5
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 9.5
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports 4 (1Gbps)
USB Ports 1 (USB 3)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology Yes
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support No
Repeater Mode No
Vendor-Specific Technology N/A
Hardware Specifications
Processor 1.5GHz Tri-Core
Memory 512MB + 256MB Flash
Dimension 11.61 x 7.87 x 2.51 inch
Weight 1.32lb

How to Setup by Web Browser

  1. Connect Your Router to Modem
    • If your internet connection is through an Ethernet cable, connect the cable to the router’s Internet port. And if your internet connection uses a modem, Connect the modem to your router’s Internet port with an Ethernet cable.

  1. Find the default SSID (Network Name) and Password printed on the label at the bottom of the router and connect to it, or connect an Ethernet cable from router’s Lan port to your computer’s network card.
  2. Log In to Your Router by typing or in your web browser ( Google Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Edge,…) address bar.

    • If this is the first time you open the router settings page, you will automatically redirect to the internet connection configuring page. Follow the instructions on the page. The router connects to the Internet
  1. If you already set up the Internet connection, A login window opens and ask you to enter admin username and password.
    • The router admin user name is “admin” and the password is the one that you specified the first time that you logged in.
  1. Select Settings > Setup > Wireless Setup. The Wireless Setup page displays
    • You can specify the settings for the 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band
    • To improve your network’s capacity, Internet upload and download speeds, and WiFi range, keep the Enable AX check box selected.


     6. To change the network name (SSID), type a new name in  the Name (SSID) field and click apply.

     7. To set a password for your WiFi network , choose WPA2- Personal [AES] security option and then type your desired WiFi password in passphrase field and click apply.

How to Setup by Mobile App

Netgear company has introduced a very practical App called “NETGEAR Nighthawk App”  for setting up and configuring WiFi routers, including NETGEAR XR1000.This app allows you to manage all of your router’s management tasks in the simplest possible way. you can change the network name and password, router’s login password , update router’s firmware, etc.

  1. Download the app from Useful Resources tab.
  2. Connect to your router’s WiFi network .
    • Your router’s WiFi network name (SSID) and network key (password) are on the router
  3. Execute the Nighthawk app on your mobile device. The dashboard displays.

  4. Tap a feature on the dashboard to view or change the settings.

Useful Resources

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