NETGEAR announces NIGHTHAWK X10 R9000 802.11ac/ad Wi-Fi router with Plex

If you have $500 burning a hole in your pocket, and a desperate need to be the first one on your block to have an 802.11ad Wi-Fi router with 10Gbe fiber support (?) – the newly announced NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 is just the thing for you. That’s not to say, it doesn’t have some useful features though; like powererd TX/RX (new v. X8) anntennas and Plex support (!) built into the box. That said, I’ve very curious about the transcoding limitations. Anandtech is listing the SoC as one quite similar to what was in the RN212 – which works, but had some caveats attached. Either way, exciting times. For the well heeled anyway :). BTW, anyone know where I can find an 802.11ad Wi-Fi adapter?


  • WiFi Speed7.2 Gbps
  • Technology802.11ac + 802.11ad
  • Number of PortsSeven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • Processor Speeds1.7GHz Quad Core
  • Number of Devices20+ Devices
  • Key FeaturesPlex Media Server
    Amazon Drive Cloud Backup
    High-Performace Active Antennas