With Wireless-AC speeds up to 1900 Mbps, this NETGEAR Nighthawk C7000-100NAS router helps you set up a reliable network. The DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with download speeds up to 960 Mbps works with Comcast XFINITY and Time Warner Cable.
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Posted by: ConcordJohn from: on
My cable internet service speed was increased a few months ago to 300 mbps. My prior modem, a Motorola Surfboard, was only getting 100. Also, recently I had to start rebooting every day or other day because my speeds would suddenly drop; rebooting fixed that. So I really had two problems to solve for the modem. For the router, I had actually purchased an AC router (Netgear) in January of 2015 and it generally did a fine job. However, about after six months of usage, it started dropping the internet connectivity for devices connected wirelessly; wired devices were fine. A reboot would fix that. I never was able to resolve that so decided to try the approach of an integrated unit. Theoretically less "moving" pieces. It was very easy to set up. I ended up having to talk to a technician at Time Warner but I don't think that was the fault of the modem. I think they had issues with the device registration site. But it was painless and I quickly got it set up to my usual SSID and such. The signal in the house is pretty strong. I have a two story of about 3500 square feet and the device is at one end of the house and still has solid strength at the other end (home built in 2006 to give you and idea of what the walls might be like). When I run speedtest, depending on the server, I can actually get 320 download speed and consistently get between 20 and 23 upload speed.
There are parental controls but as my kids are now over 21, I haven't had to use parental controls in many years. So I cannot speak for the ease of use or quality of them.
The web admin interface (Genie) loads very quickly, much more quickly than the old router I had with the same interface. In the interface, you can set up as much detail as you want it appears. You can block specific services to specific ports and even to the level of specific IPs on your network. I've not had to really do that but nice to know it is there. There is also the ability to provide access control so you specifically enable devices based on their MAC address. Not that the MAC couldn't be spoofed but if you are have concerns about others getting into your network even if you have a password on your network, you can implement further levels of access control.
A feature I haven't used on this device but used in the prior router (same feature) is plugging in a USB devices, specifically a hard drive I have in an external case. You can use this to create network accessible storage directly using USB from the router/modem. I found it worked rather well. The other option is attaching a printer. That would be really useful if you have a nice printer that doesn't have a network connection and you want to make it available to your network. Or, if it only has a wired connection and you don't want to use any of the Ethernet ports.
There are four Ethernet ports. I use a hardwired connection for my desktop and work laptop, my NAS, and then a run I have to a Harman Karman receiver. I've had no issues with any of the ports and they all seem to get full throughput. The wireless performance I've not dived into greatly but I definitely measured 100 download speed from a laptop connected tot he 5G network segment halfway across the house.
Of course time will tell (I've been running this about two weeks now) but so far I'm please with the purchase. I chose to invest a bit more than originally planned (this cost me $280 before tax) but I wanted to try to be forward looking. I had also considered the AC 1750 which is about $80 cheaper.
I hope this helps. Good luck in your purchase.
37 out of 39 found this review helpful.
The cure for it's own sticker shock
Posted by: Hckygoalie31 from: on
Wonderful router. if you are on the fence because of the price, I say do it. Just go to starbucks a few less times throughout the month (this is how i justified it to my wife....went over as well as you could imagine). Absolutely worth the price. I use this with Cox here in AZ and was getting 45 mbps (paying for 100). Everything would buffer, causing me to rip all of my hair out. I took my bald self and threw down the mula for this router knowing I could return it if need be. Needless to say not only do I not have to return it, I am trying to find a way to legally marry it. I absolutely love this router! I did a speed test about 5000 times (because I couldn't believe it the first 4,999 times) and consistently got 116-125mbps (even wireless!). NEVER tested below 100mbps. Now, the only thing is that those speed tests were done on the 5ghz band. I did a few tests on the 2.4ghz and received 67-75 wired AND through wifi. Still ridiculously better than what I was at with 45mbps even when wired. Nothing buffers, i watch nhl gamecenter, mlb tv, hulu, netfilx, playstation vue. everything is lightning fast! I extremely recommend this modem/router combo!
27 out of 29 found this review helpful.
Great WiFi Range
Posted by: baseball from: on
Bought this when switching from DSL to Cable internet to avoid Comcast monthly rental fee. While this modem is more than Comcast provides as far as lanes, the WIFI range is awesome. Previous DSL modem had to have a range extender. This modem sits in the basement and covers the entire house and some of our yard.
17 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Afshin from: on
The Wirless Router is fast and powerful! I use it with xfinity internet. The modem is even better and faster than the modem I was renting per month from xfinity.
I have coverage all over my 2900 sq feet house. No need for any WiFi booster.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Not a good choice for more advanced users
Posted by: TheNavyChief from: Lexington, KY on
First the good: As a modem, this is actually a very good unit. After some initial problems due to house cabling that I resolved, it proved to be a very fast modem capable of providing all the speed I was paying for (300Mbps/20Mbps).
Also, as a wireless access point to my network, it was also very good. Despite not having any external antenna it was (at the time) easily the strongest signal in my house with excellent reach despite being in a challenging environment with multiple floors, steel support beams and HVAC ducting in the line-of-sight path to several devices.
Overall, if your needs are simple and you just want one device for modem, router and WiFi, this is a good choice.
HOWEVER, the fact that CableLabs certification limits the router functions that are integrated with the modem functions, and possibly some of Netgear's poor decisions relating to router functionality, make this product entirely unsuitable for those who need detailed control of their network.
One example is that there is nowhere in the router configuration to set the local time and time zone. This leaves you to depend on the NTP time from the ISP to be correct and in many cases ISPs do not correct for Daylight Saving Time. As a result there was no way for me to correct the time being off by one hour, which prevented a number of my cloud-oriented devices from connecting to their cloud services.
Another example is that there is no port-range forwarding to allow forwarding a port to multiple IP addresses, leaving me with no way to forward a single port to multiple IP cameras. And once a port is forwarded to one IP address you can't forward the same port to another address.
If those complaints go over your head, then you probably have a simple network and would be OK using this device. If they make you cringe, you probably have enough network know-how and a complex enough network to steer clear of this product and put your money into more capable and flexible equipment..
18 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Best Modem/Router on the market
Posted by: MattP from: Canton, GA on
This thing is incredible. I use to have the Netgear N600 and had dead spots all over the house and dropped internet when multiple devices were on the network. This eliminated all of that! No problems at all since the upgrade. Flawless fast internet even when all devices are connected at one time (e.g. Netflix streaming, xbox gaming, laptop, iPads, Nest Thermostats, and iPhones). Use to drop internet to ipads and phones all the time. No more!
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: TyeB from: on
I purchased several different routers prior to this one, none of which would provide wifi coverage throughout my home. After reading the reviews, I thought I'd give it a try, and I'm glad I did. Nice, strong signal throughout the entire house. Awesome speeds. Definitely worth the price!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
AMAZING Modem/Router with crazy speeds!!!
Posted by: Howardy from: on
This is one AMAZING modem/router. Usually, I don't buy Modem/Router combinations because I heard there are so many problems associated with combo machines, but because I received this router as part of a Netgear Friends and Family program, I decided there was nothing to lose and boy am I glad I tried it out!!!
First off, setup was so easy. It took literally 7 minutes from open to having it running. I called my cable company (time warner) to let them know my MAC address and I was up and running after the call.
But what was so amazing is the incredible speed this modem/router brings! With the modem that I was renting from Time Warner, I was maxing at download speeds of 12Mbps and upload speeds of 1 Mbps. But after installing this DOCSIS 3.0 modem, I was getting download speeds of 60Mbps and upload speeds of 5Mbps! This is a 5x jump in speeds (both download and upload) all for the same price (I am under the same internet package and did not purchase an upgraded plan). It literally made my eyes well up with tears of joy!!!
Lastly, I've been running this modem for 1 1/2 weeks now (I wanted to wait a while before writing a review to see if anything gets messed up) and honestly I have ZERO issues with this Modem/Router combo and I'm so glad I got this! I am never going back to renting a modem from my cable company and it looks like I will keep this modem/router combo for as long as it will last me! It's fast, it's reliable, it's easy, and it saves me tons of money...what more could you possibly ask for?!?!
I would recommend this modem to any of my friends - any day of the week!
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Best router hands down for Gaming and Streaming
Posted by: PSNdeaofly from: on
This is hands down the BEST router for gaming and streaming. I had a Motorola Surfboard and it always dropped Wi-Fi connections. I upgraded my internet to Xfinity Extream 150mbps down and I was not getting the speed. I got this router and it peeks at 190mbps most times. But please be aware that you MUST go through the router settings and check EVERY signal channel on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands for the BEST speed. Change the channel and do a speed test. Right each channel down with the speed and determine which channel outputs the best signal and max speed. Trust me and ALWAYS open your ports within the router for best PS4 and Xbox connections.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
works like a boss
Posted by: dallasTX from: on
bought this for our new 2200 sq ft home, router is located upstairs, the signal is super strong, it practically soaks the entire house in wifi-- no dead spots-- and the signal even reaches all the way out into the far corner of the back yard.