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Netgear Nighthawk R8000 X6DD-WRT VPN AC3200 Tri-Band Refurbished Router

Refurbished Routers are subject to availability.

1.0GHz Dual Core CPU, 256Mb RAM, 128Mb Flash, AC3200, DD-WRT Firmware Mid-Top Range Router.
This router is capable of running a VPN Direct from the router from any of the major VPN providers.

  • Great for Medium - Large Homes.
  • Tri-Band  (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz) Wi-Fi with fast AC3200.(600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps)
  • 6 None removable Antenna's (3x3:3)
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • 1 Wan Internet Port
  • CPU 1.0 GHz Broadcom 2 Cores (Dual Core) 3 offload processors
  • Perfect for 10+ devices.
  • Works with all ISP's & Major VPN Providers.
  • Good VPN through Speed.
  • 2 x USB Ports (1 x USB 2.0 & 1 x USB 3.0)
  • Plug & Play setup available out of the box.
  • Refurbished Router - May show signs of light use, maybe with or without original box, 100% fully tested.

Processing power is the key to high-performance routing, For VPN users, having a large processor is imperative for the constant encryption and decryption the router will need to perform in this process. The better/faster the processor, the faster the VPN encrypted information can get to you!

Family around laptop

There's never been Wi-Fi like it. The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band Wi-Fi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home. The R8000 gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n technology and more reliable streaming for home computers and Wi-Fi mobile devices.

1GHz dual core processor with 3 offload processors. Beamforming+ improves wireless range and reliability. USB 3.0 port offers high-speed USB storage.

.Tri-Band Wi-Fi with Smart Connect changes the game for today’s home Wi-Fi networks. With one 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz Wi-Fi bands to work with, the X6 has the capacity, flexibility, and intelligence to assign each device to the Wi-Fi band where it can connect at its maximum possible speed. The result is that faster devices can connect and perform unhindered by slower or older devices—meaning ALL devices load, stream, and game at their maximum speed.

Plug this in to any existing router & you will then have 2 gateways out on to the Internet, 1 secure behind your VPN & 1 though your normal router giving you the best of both worlds!

Running your VPN from a router will only use 1 of your allowed connections, so everything connected to this router either by Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi will be protected by your VPN, freeing up more connections to use outside your property on family mobiles etc. This is the best way to get all devices including Smart TVs, Android TV Boxes & Mobiles etc. on to your VPN service.

If you are just starting to scratch the surface of VPN, VPN Providers and their respective benefits, you are already on the right path to identity protection, network privacy, and personal security.
We recommend OpenVPN protocol because it often offers the best of both worlds (speed and security) when it comes to VPN services.
Sadly, OpenVPN is not an included option on most common routers.
This Netgear R8000 router has enhanced DD-WRT firmware with full OpenVPN integration.

TabletA few benefits of using a VPN on a Router: - Secures every device that's connected to it, upload and download P2P files in privacy, bypass the Country's web censorship and content surveillance, stream Kodi and other web streaming services without restrictions and use search engines without having your searches logged even from your Internet service provider.
Avoid receiving infringement letters from your Internet Service Provider!

How does a VPN work?
Basically a VPN encrypts the internet connection so all of the data you're sending and receiving is secured from prying eyes or hackers.

If you want a fast VPN router then don't buy a budget router you'll simply be disappointed and wasting your money!! (That's A Fact!!)
The R8000 is a Good MID-TOP RANGE router, perfect for running DD-WRT OpenVPN producing good VPN through speeds, this is down to its Main Processor (CPU) that handles the VPN encryption.
The R8000 has 128MB flash with 256MB of RAM making it a good choice for the price.

Why is a VPN slower than my normal line speed?
Any VPN service will always give you a small loss in speed, (if people say it won’t they are lying) this is due to the hardware & software having to encrypt every packet of data sent and received.
This is why routers with less powerful CPU's and Ram (hardware) only produce a very disappointing 20-30% of your line speed.

The Netgear R8000 with DD-WRT can be added to any Cable, ADSL or VDSL network including Virgin, BT, BT Infinity, SKY, EE, Plusnet, TalkTalk etc etc.
It's secure connection is recommended for all you Internet activity including banking, surfing, uploading, downloading, Kodi / IPTV Streaming (check your IPTV provider allows VPN connections), Satellite receivers, Smart TV's basically securing any device with a High End Encryption connecting to the Internet - Multiple users can stream HD content simultaneously. It's secure connection is recommended for all you Internet activity including banking, surfing, uploading, downloading, Kodi / IPTV Streaming (check your IPTV provider allows VPN connections), Satellite receivers, Smart TV's basically securing any device with a High End Encryption connecting to the Internet - Multiple users can stream HD content simultaneously.

Does the R8000 VPN router replace my modem?
No, the Netgear R8000 DD-WRT router is not a replacement modem, it is a router only, NO built in modem. It requires connecting to your ISP modem/existing Router as pictured above and in our instruction leaflet included with the router.

DD-WRT features OpenVPN Client, so just add your VPN provider details and connect to the internet anonymously.  If you provide your VPN credentials (VPN providers name, your username and password into Notes in PayPal or send us Email after purchase) we can Program all necessary config’ s and certificates for you, (no extra cost) we will fully test the VPN is running before dispatching the router, then simply plug it in when it arrives it's that simple.
If we configure the router for you, we will also install a Kill switch that stops you accessing the Internet & exposing your IP Address should the VPN ever stop for any reason. (A great safety feature for streamers and downloaders!)


No VPN Included


Default Gateway / IP:
Username: admin
Password: password
Wi-Fi SSID: dd-wrt-2.4 & dd-wrt-5.0
Wireless Key: snowman33
(All of the above default router settings can be changed)

A great priced Mid-Top Range Netgear DD-WRT Router to run your VPN from.
We specialize in Smart TV Boxes and DD-WRT Routers so they just work!

What's Included in this Package?

  • 1 x DD-WRT Programmed Netgear R8000 Refurbished Router.
  • 1 x UK Power supply.
  • 1 x Quick Start guide.
  • 90 Day RTB Warranty.
  • Free delivery included with next day paid option available.

Routers may not be dispatched same day but the following day, depending on purchase time, setup and testing time.

No VPN Client included, if you require a VPN Provider please contact us, we can provide you some links to our recommended VPN Providers for your consideration.

We install 3rd Party Firmware on all our routers. By replacing factory firmware with 3rd Party firmware, manufacturers will no longer honour their product warranty. We are confident that every router sold will function as advertised; as we open, inspect, upgrade, configure, and then test all our routers before they get dispatched. That is why we guarantee you will receive a working unit and offer our own 90-day hardware warranty included with all new DD-WRT routers purchased from us.

Product CodeNET8532891
EAN Code0606449104363
MPN CodeR8000-100UKS

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