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    What up/down load speeds can I expect to get from this router with a DOCS3.0 modem? (Modem speed 100MBps)   (5 Answers)

    By RV May 15, 2016.

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      It will handle whatever you pay for from your ISP. If your plan only supports 30 down 5 up and your ISP actually supplies what you pay for then thats what you'll get. No device can get you faster speeds over what your ISP supplies and you pay for. A lot of people still dont understand this. I can say with my Netgear X8 and my plan from comcast, 130 up and 35 down, I get the best home network ive ever had and it handles multiple devices at any given time with extreme ease. We have 5-10+ devices connected at any given time. But if you dont have as many devices running. 30/5 plan would most likely suffice. I also have the new Netgear 600 modem as well. You want your equipment to work well together and is supported by your ISP.

      By Atomes June 8, 2016.

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      Will this work with ATT U-verse?   (3 Answers)

      By Nicky November 22, 2016.

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        No, this model requires cable internet.

        By CommunityAnswer November 23, 2016.

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        Trying to compare the X4S and AC1900 Nighthawk routers. They are both basically the same price, but X4S has a second USB port, but don't understand if i'm sacrificing speed/reliability for it. What's the difference in layman's terms between the two?   (3 Answers)

        By raepent1 October 2, 2016.

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          Right now the X4S is on sale and the same price as the AC1900. The X4S has a 1.7 processor versus 1.0 in the AC1900. As we move towards heavier bandwidth content in video the 1.7 processor will surely benefit you. http://www.netgear.com/landings/nighthawk/?cid=us-nighthawk-srch&utm_source=search&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=q4-us-nighthawk-search&gclid=Cj0KEQiA9ZXBBRC29cPdu7yuvrQBEiQAhyQZ9A82B-9qdMDdw2khyt1vC_EIhEQW-LrwMbUPiVCeh9saAqo78P8HAQ#compare

          By thetraveljester November 12, 2016.

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          I have a Netgear04 router now and a Cisco modem provided by Charter. I keep getting knocked off. Would the nighthawk X4S be an appropriate upgrade   (2 Answers)

          By Anonymous June 17, 2017.

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            Yes

            By Mike July 1, 2017.

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          will this router improve my Ping?   (3 Answers)

          By Anonymous May 22, 2016.

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            There are many contributing factors to high ping, if you have a poor WiFi connect right now then this will likely improve your overall ping as you connection quality improves. If you have a good WiFi connection, though this router is particularly snappy for throughput you are unlikely to be gaining any substantial ping delay with your existing equipment. The largest factor of high ping sits outside your network.

            By Poneros May 27, 2016.

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            Will this router work with Verizon Fios Quantum Modem/Router 150Mbps?   (1 Answer)

            By FiosCustomer June 18, 2017.

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              The Nighthawk can replace fios router by essentially becoming the wifi part of the setup. Turn off all wireless on the fios and let the Nighthawk be the wifi gateway for everything and the fios router becomes just a modem to the internet. Good Luck!

              By GerryJ June 18, 2017.

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            How far will it extend WiFi signal . We have poor reception at opposite end of house from our current router.   (3 Answers)

            By Anonymous December 12, 2016.

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              I get a signal outside my house appoximately 50 plus yards! Haven't seen the need to walk down the street to check distance, though!. I get signal second floor and basement, too! I have been very happy with this router!

              By tuckerman May 27, 2017.

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            Can this router replace xfinity modem?do I need to buy a modem as well as this? Trying to get rid of that monthly fee.   (5 Answers)

            By Anonymous August 12, 2016.

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              This router doesn't have a modem built-in, so you'd still need that. Netgear does have a line of modem/router combos. If you're using Xfinity's phone service though you'll need modem that's also compatible with the telephony and there aren't many of those.

              By SamG August 14, 2016.

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              Can this router be used with an AT&T Motorola Uverse router that's located on another level of the home? Really need the Ethernet ports.   (4 Answers)

              By Techchallenged May 13, 2016.

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                yes

                By daver May 13, 2016.

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                We have a Belkin N600 router, it works well in the rooms close to it but at the other end of the house it doesn't. We have installed Ring and it doesn't support it either. Do we need to upgrade our router or upgrade our internet speed? Thanks a lot.   (2 Answers)

                By Cookie July 16, 2017.

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                  We had the same issue and a Belkin router. Not sure if it was an n600. We would lose connections all the time even with the router in the same room. Too many items trying to connect at the same time. Upgraded the router and have never lost a connection again.

                  By Mikey July 22, 2017.

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