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NETGEAR - AC1750 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black

The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400)
    • Ethernet cable
    • Power adapter
    • Quick install guide

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8089 out of 8468)

    Features


    Faster WiFi

    High-power external antennas utilized for better WiFi speeds.

    Compatibility

    Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa - Control your home network using voice commands.

    Dual band WiFi

    Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices.

    Dynamic QoS

    Optimized for smooth HD streaming and gaming.

    Improved WiFi Coverage

    Beamforming improves range & performance plus High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage.

    Enhanced Parental Controls

    Manage website access by family member and device.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 8468 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid router - no complaints!

      Posted
      bbqinparadise

      SETUP Something I really appreciated is that they put a sticker with the SSID and password ON TOP of the router. This was really nice. Most manufacturers put this information on THE BOTTOM making it slightly obnoxious when setting up your router for the first time. The setup is pretty straight forward, but seemed a little sluggish - especially when determining your network configuration. It has a really intuitive feature where it’ll figure out how it’s connected to your ISP. So for example, if it’s connected to another router it’ll automatically figure that out and make changes based on that. Essentially, I connected my computer and was re-directed in a web browser to the router’s setup page(routerlogin.net). There it guided me step-by-step to getting my router online. When I buy a new router the first thing I do is update the firmware - this one will do it for you during the setup. Most issues are resolved with firmware updates, and getting that done right out of the box was a smart move! One last cool touch - during the setup you can register it and it automatically pulls the serial number for you. No more copying down the serial number from the bottom of the router. LOOK AND FEEL The first thing I noticed when I picked it up is that it felt slightly heavier and more substantial than other routers I’ve used in the past. I’ve been using a newer Linksys router(EA6300), and this one definitely feels more premium. Something else that impressed me is that it came with a shielded CAT5E cable. No other router I’ve purchased has included a shield cable (let alone a snagless one). Very cool. FEATURES One of the things I really appreciate about this router is its feature set. Things that are most important to me are the ability to plug in an external USB drive, an FTP server and VPN - this router has all three. I’ve been wanting to use an app on my phone that will automatically upload my pictures to a local FTP server when I arrive home. My previous router had an FTP server, but it automatically opened it up to the WHOLE WORLD without giving you the option to not. I only wanted my FTP server to be accessible locally and this router allows me to do that. Additionally, I liked that you can view traffic meters and that it has a subset of features normally reserved for IT professionals(Like my self). Access Control is also a really cool feature. With Access Control you can view and block devices from connecting to your network as well as see how they are connected(Wireless or wired). It also shows you which device is connected to which SSID which is helpful. READYSHARE ReadySHARE is pretty slick. When I plugged in my USB hard drive it automatically mounted the drive and started sharing it without me having to do anything else. It’s fairly easy to create new shares. You can share your files via FTP, HTTP/HTTPS, and SMB. It also has a feature called ReadyCLOUD which I have not yet tried but essentially it will allow you to have your own personal file storage cloud. Think having your own Dropbox/Box/One Drive, etc. However, one thing I wish it did have was the ability for me to create accounts for the shares so they weren’t open on my network to anyone. That feature might be in there, but I haven’t found it yet. Additionally, it has two USB ports and either can be used for an external drive. One is a USB 2.0 in the back, and then a USB 3.0 in the front. I like that it has a USB 3.0 port, however I feel like for where I would put a router I would rather have both in the back. As a side note, this will stream uncompressed blurays to Kodi(XBMC) just fine. PERFORMANCE This router is FAST and gives me MUCH better signal in my house. I live in a town home that was built in the 1970s and the whole down stairs is encased in cement. To say the least, it’s challenging for wireless. My router is located downstairs in my entertainment center right next to a cement wall. I took some measurements in a previously weak signal area of my home and it got much better with this router. A lower RSSI number is better. RSSI means Received Signal Strength Indicator. Linksys EA6300 Router 2.4GHZ: RSSI 60dBm 5GHZ: RSSI 70dBm NETGEAR R6400 2.4GHZ: RSSI 47dBm 5GHZ: RSSI 59dBm Additionally, I have a Dropcam security camera in my entryway that would always have gaps in recording, and I would see an error inside the app that indicated it had low signal strength. That error is gone and as far as I can tell, no more gaps in recording. The Dropcam is located in such a place that it is blocked directly by a cement wall so it’s impressive that this router overcomes it. In all honesty, I’m really pleased with this router. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a router that needs range for larger homes, or who have challenging wireless environments but don’t want to spend a ton. This router is a little less than NETGEAR’s Nighthawk series but I feel like for the performance, you get just as much and pay a little less. Finally, as a member of NETGEAR's F&F program I'd like to thank them for sending me this router. I received it for free to review and provide my honest and unbiased opinion. Seriously though, I'm super stoked about this router.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent WiFi Range

      Posted
      TUBuckeye29
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I opted to buy my ISP router from a third party (50% less than what the carrier charged). The warranty expired; and shortly after I started having problems getting multiple items to connect (router was failing to distribute IP addresses). I had to reboot the router every day: after 24 hours connections would fall out and fail to reestablish. I researched and found this to be a common failing for the router model. But my internet carrier wouldn't help since the router wasn't purchased from them. I bought this and am so glad. I had to do some Googling about how to set my ISP router for Bridge mode, but it wasn't hard to find good instructions for that. I disabled the WiFi on that router so that it wouldn't try do give out multiple IPs and require a restart - as long as the only IP it was distributing was for the NETGEAR router everything was fine. The NETGEAR router: the UI can seem a bit congested to work through, as some sections seem redundant/repetitive. But after spending a few minutes looking and clicking you can quickly commit it all to memory and find + tweak whatever settings you need with ease. Overall it took me about 15 minutes to get "Bridge" settings established between my ISP router and this one, to get the NETGEAR router online, and to set up my dual band WiFi settings. The best part about this router is the signal strength/range. I live in a medium-sized apartment: it's older, with the walls between living room + kitchen + bedroom easily blocking signal. My routers are in the living room, and my bedroom is at the opposite end furthest away from them. I had a WiFi extender in use to strengthen the signal so it'd reach my bedroom; but even in that case the speed wasn't optimized and the signal could be lost occasionally. With the NETGEAR router my WiFi signal is powerful and the speed doesn't diminish when in my bedroom - signal + speed are as good in there as they are in the living room right in front of the routers. I hope that the quality of this NETGEAR router make it last for a good while - I've had zero issues and this thing has been great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid Router With No Complaints.

      Posted
      KCook

      While I own other Netgear products, this is my first NetGear Router. I continue to be impressed at the extent that Netgear has go to in order to make home networking easy and practical for the layperson. My experience with their newer products has been that they are able to be setup by family members that may not have any idea what they are doing, but by following the included setup guides and stepping through the guided setup, are able to get up and running without calling me (bonus!). The AC1750/R6400 wireless router has three external antennas, uses beamforming ( Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections), has five gigabit ethernet ports, two usb ports (one is 3.0, one is 2.0), supports the readyshare and readycloud apps, as well as openvpn. Upon connecting this router to my home network and walking through the setup, I found it to be powerful - extending wireless access across a 3000 sq ft house with ease, as well as into the front and back yards, with full signal. The Genie app is a nice dashboard app that lets me monitor and control the device and assists with troubleshooting. If you install the genie app on your phone or tablet, you can also use it to share data from/to your network. The ReadyShare Vault application lets me setup continuous backup from all of my home computer to an external HDD via the usb plug on the router. The other usb can be used to share out a printer. I configured openvpn in order to connect to my home network when away, and I like the way that Netgear has chosen to allow for the automatic creation and download of keys for this process. It enables the average person to use the openvpn protocol instead of PPTP, which is not secure. NetGear does support the WPS protocol for quickly connecting wifi client devices in your house, but I did not test this feature, as I keep it disabled. While Netgear provided this router to me for free as part of the Friends and Family program, my honest opinion is that this is a powerful wifi router on it's own, but becomes an exceptional value when considering the extra features and software that add value for the average home user.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Goes Down Like 1-Legged Ice Skater

      Posted
      AustinGuy

      I bought a higher end router to avoid problems. This thing is trash, and tech support doesn't actually know anything. The router runs fine for some period of time. A few weeks, a month and then it just doesn't move any data all of a sudden. Pull the power and reboot it then it works fine for an hour, a day, a week, a month, who knows. It will also work poorly instead of going down completely. Standing right next to the router and very little data throughput. Reboot the router and WOW it's blazing fast again. The only thing that changed was I rebooted it. I finally got into a router of power cycling the router in the mornings when I get up, then hoping it will last for 24 hours. Critique: 1. Tech support is terrible. All they know is update the firmware, reset to factory settings, then read you the manual. When something happens that is not in their script, they can't help you anymore and there is no L2 tech support without signing up for a contract. 2. Every router has a different app. I have one app for this router, and a whole different app for the NetGear EX 8000 extender. 3. App doesn't work for updating firmware. It would be great if you could just push a button and it updates the firmware, but it doesn't work. 4. NetGear has not patched known security vulnerabilities. So if you're a top executive, crypto millionaire, or have sensitive security issues this is not the router for you.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easy Setup, Improvement Over ISP Wifi

      Posted
      Xeratus

      If you're looking to buy this, throw away the Quick Start Instructions! It's an awesome Router but the included instructions don't tell you to update the firmware which is mandatory before you start using any new hardware. That's just not as obvious to most people. FIRST, download the Netgear Nighthawk App! Plug your router into your modem, plug your power source into the router, and then open the Nighthawk App and it will prompt you through the super easy setup. You should be all set to change your wifi's name and password and use all the cool functions this router has through the app! Here's my review after owning this router for a week... On average, there are 3 of us here at home using 4-6 devices all at once over wifi. When we were using the combo Modem/Router from our Internet Service Provider, there were already some connectivity issues on the opposite end of our 1,500sqft home. We've recently added a Ring 2 Doorbell (also purchased through Best Buy) and that's when we REALLY started to notice a dip in performance for all of our devices over wifi. With 150/150mbps internet, the combo/modem router just seemed to fall flat on its face every time we had more than 4 or 5 devices connected to it at a time. I ran speed tests at various spots in the house with just one device and then those same tests while running multiple devices and it confirmed my suspicion that the wifi just wasn't sufficient for juggling all of our devices, especially after adding the Ring 2. While shopping for a solution, this Router seemed to be the highest reviewed for a decent price point just about anywhere I looked online. We've been using it for about a week now and I'm very, VERY happy with the improvement!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great WiFi router but it is BIG

      Posted
      jasvanek
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The last two routers I've purchased were Netgear and they served me well so I decided to go with them yet again. Previously I've used the N600s and appreciated their small footprint and good signal. My thought was that I have added a lot of smart home devices so maybe I should up my game and get a more robust router. The AC1750 does everything I need it to. Setup is quick and efficient. Maybe that's because I've used other Netgear products but I believe anyone with the ability to read and follow instructions should be able to get it up and running. That being said if you are not at all familiar with the basics of router security you may want to have someone who does come help you. Nothing sadder than someone getting their home network hacked because they left all the defaults on their device. My only complaint is that, by comparison, it is enormous. I realize the intended purpose of the Nighthawk series is for gaming and you need a significant chunk of electronics to do that. I think it looks really cool as it resembles a Empirical Star Destroyer. But there is virtually no way you can have this is a room without it being noticeable. I guess you could put it under a box or something but that would be weird too. Add to that the bright LEDs on the top and you definitely notice it. Fine if your hosting your game clan, but I would prefer it to be a little less obvious. Not suggesting a change but just stating my opinion. Overall I think this is one of the best routers you can buy. If you are wanting to connect more than five or six devices, stream video and automate your house this one will do it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NO MORE DEAD ZONES

      Posted
      Renediction
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am replacing my Asus RT-N56U. I was hoping this Netgear would meet or exceed my expectations. The setup was relatively easy. Downloading the Apps for Genie, Ready Share, and USB Printer was fairly straight forward. They work fine with some timing delays you need to watch out for when setting up. The Asus, was able to connect my Laser Printer without any USB type of program added to all computers. My Asus unit was able to transmit 5GHz in a range of 30 feet and loosing some of the speed the further away you were, no big deal. The Netgear takes a drastic nose dive beyond the 15 foot range. A computer that was able to connect and see on the Asus 5GHz transmission can not even see the 5GHz on the Netgear. This is a computer in my guest bedroom. Which leads me to a problem with the Guest Network on the Netgear. my guests now have to be in the same room as I am just to connect to the Netgear Guest, because it is broadcasting at the 5GHz level. My room is a 40'x15' room. The Asus unit my guests were able to use the Guest Network on 2.4GHz anywhere in the house and get relatively decent speed. The massive antennas on the Netgear doesn't get you any further distance or strength, actually less then the internal antenna on the Asus. I was able to connect to my Asus unit sitting behind a 50" plasma for years. I now have to elevate the Netgear above the TV to bring up the 2.4GHz speed from 20MBPs to 40MBPs at the 30 foot range. Understand on the 5GHz within the 15 foot range I can get the full 125MBPs speed matching the Ethernet Connection. I have used several other Routers for various customers and facilities including TP-Link and Hawking. The Netgear Software is better than TP-Link but doesn't even come close to the Hawking for Range, nor the Asus. This Netgear is now about the same price as the TP-Link AC1750 and I would choose the Netgear over the TP-Link but thinking of returning the Netgear and getting another Asus unit at a much higher cost. I contacted Netgear Support and all they kept saying don't go beyond the 15 feet with 5GHz, no tweak, no channel change will improve it's performance. I am getting -70dBm at 5GHz where my computer with a 600N adapter can't even see it, but I used my Alienware laptop with an upgraded Intel Wireless card where it see's and connect to the 5GHz, but gets about 1/4th of the speed of the 2.4GHz. I am not in a 1 room apartment where the Netgear would be fine, I'm in an average 2400 sq ft home with a router centrally located.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      no more server clutter

      Posted
      chris
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      i bought 2 of these guys to get rid of alot of other equipment, 2 switches 2 servers and 2 AP units. while i know i lost protection from active malware and virus scanning i can install malwarebytes for that. anyways on to the review. the units will handle a fair amount of traffic, i had 12 youtube streams running with 2 other pc's and phone and a tablet on stream 13 we had a hiccup but it still handled the traffic nicely. the signal is strong for a medium to small home or APT. at 50% power output i get signal out to back gate then it drops, which is what i want because my neighbors will not be leaching. initial setup is very simple. plug it in turn it on press and hold WPS button on your device and it will connect. sadly that was not enough for me. i am not a simple person. if you try to hide the networks by not broadcasting you will have issues. one issue is netgear tells you your net work will not work and you MUST broadcast the SSID. WRONG! here is the fix and how to. connect cable to a lan port and login into router. uncheck broadcast boxes for both sides 2.5 and 5 ghz. select apply you will get error message click ok. now from your device you must manually connect to the network via wireless by entering the network ssid and security. you may get a screen that has a message about router login failure. go to browser history and delete all the pages that you have accessed for the router or just clear the history for last hour. login again. you should now be in router start page with hidden network(s). if you have another router and to save time i would transfer the SSID and passwords from there to this one. no need reprogram all those devices and machines. if you are worried about loosing printer(s) no need to worry, remember when you setup printer the network info is stored by the pc NOT the router.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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