The NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band AC3200 (3.2 Gbps) Smart Wi-Fi Router is down to £164.99 at Amazon. It is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor and sports six high performance antennas. The 2.4GHz band is capable of 600Mbps via 256QAM modulation, and the 5GHz band can do 1300Mbps.

Performance
• 3.2Gbps—The fastest combined WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming
• Tri Band WiFi delivers more WiFi for more devices
• Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
• Six high performance antennas & powerful amplifiers maximize range
• Smart Connect intelligently selects best WiFi for every device
• 1GHz dual core processor delivers lag-free gaming
• Implicit & Explicit Beam forming+ focuses WiFi signals & delivers
stronger connections
• USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, storage-ready access
• Free ReadySHARE®
Vault app provides automatic continuous/scheduled
backup for your Windows PCs on your home network
• Circle®
with Disney – Smart Parental Controls
• Now with NETGEAR Up™ App to easily set, update and configure your router.

Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 WiFi Router

An important note on the R8000 is that it doesn’t have a built in modem. It’s just a router, so it will work out of the box on Virgin Media connections and other FTTH services. For phone line based internet such as BT or PlusNet, customers will need to purchase a separate VDSL modem.