We fell in love wiht the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 earlier this year, and we have a new addition to the Nighthawk family, the XR700 gaming router. Just like other devices in the Nighthawk family, the XR700 is made to make the best of gaming network situations. It will help you stabilize network connections, using the DumaOS QoS, to help control devices and bandwidth. DumaOS lets gamers get into the router’s settings with in-depth customization ideal for gaming. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect it to be in the $399- $499 range. Check out more information from the press release below.
Similar to the rest of the award-winning Nighthawk Pro Gaming family, the groundbreaking NPG XR700 router is purpose-built and fine-tuned to address the unique networking challenges of gamers. It optimizes network connections by stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you always-on with the fastest wired and wireless connectivity for advanced online game play. The XR700 leverages exclusive state-of-the-art gaming software powered by DumaOS for critical pro gaming capabilities such as an intuitive and interactive Gaming Dashboard, a Geo Filter to guarantee local game hosts, and Quality of Service (QoS) to control and eliminate lag. This rich set of software features enables customization and gaming performance unmatched in the router space.
The NPG XR700 combines advanced gaming software with best-in-class, high-performance hardware that avid gamers expect of the Nighthawk Pro Gaming brand, such as a powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor, quad-stream WiFi with MU-MIMO, the fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology, and four external high-power active antennas. With a single 10G SFP+ port and additional 7 Gigabit ports, the XR700 is ideally designed for streamers, videophiles with networked storage, and those who depend on hard-wired gaming hardware.
- Gaming Dashboard — View real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping, and many other parameters including your favorite features
- Quality of Service (QoS) — Prioritize and allocate bandwidth by gaming device, even controlling maximum upload/download speeds to minimize sudden lag spikes
- Network Monitor — Check on bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag
Hardware Features of the XR700 Router:
- AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi — Enjoy Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming at the fastest speeds up to AD7200*, and stream 4K UHD videos in pristine quality up to Gigabit WiFi speeds for mobile devices with 160MHz
- 10 Gigabit LAN SFP+ Port — Faster access to Network Attached Storage (NAS) for lightning-fast backup and streaming or connect to the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Multi-Gig Ethernet Switch for lower-latency LAN game parties
- 7 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (6 LAN + 1 WAN) — Aggregate two ports when connecting to a compatible switch to get even more wired ports for gaming LAN parties
- Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor — Support more devices with the fastest processor for a home router for better 4K UHD streaming, VR gaming, and more
- 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi – Benefit from the fastest WiFi technology for instant downloads and backup
- Built-in Plex Media Server — Enjoy your movie, TV show, music, video, and photo collections anywhere you go, on the devices you love
- Additional DFS Channels — Enjoy 15 more channels in 5GHz for an interference-free gaming experience
- High-Performance Active Antennas — Get better WiFi coverage and faster speeds throughout your home with four (4) external antennas
- Two USB 3.0 Ports and ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Get faster streaming and backup to stored media, and secure cloud access to USB storage
- VPN Server — Enjoy secure access to your home network and Internet using any device.
- Security Updates — Get the latest firmware updates to your router automatically
- Automatic Cloud and USB Drive Backup: Back up to the cloud or use free ReadySHARE Vault® software to back up your PC to a connected USB hard drive