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NETGEAR - AC1750 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 9808 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great WiFi router but it is BIG

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    jasvanek
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good features in a consumer router at this level

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    nxtech
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    I researched several routers in this price point and this one offered everything I needed. Every bit of the setup was easy. I set our provider's RG to IP Passthrough and let this router handle all of the routing, firewall, and wireless access with guest network set up as well. It has good 5 ghz speed and range, going through several walls in a 2400 sqft one-story ranch style house. I offloaded all capable devices to 5 ghz and left 2.4 ghz available for the guest network and our devices that don't use 5g and AC. I haven't had any issues with dropping signals or internet on the WAN. One of my highest priorities was locking down our internet a bit more for all of our security, but especially for the minors in and visiting the house by using OpenDNS; and this router has it built in; and when using the built in OpenDNS control it prevents circumventing DNS settings on the client by forcing the router's DNS settings. So if changed on the client, the page never loads. I found this to be a difficult feature to come by in most consumer routers or I wasn't sure if it was at least configurable since it hasn't worked on others I owned in the past; but this solved that problem for me. I like this control much better than controls on the client side as I can't force software on guest devices anyway. It may not be a complete parental control/security solution but it is much better than before and seemingly has blocked what I tested. One can also add keyword or site blocking on the router side as well. This has worked well also. I haven't had to configure the firewall any further to allow forwarding yet. I don't have any immediate needs. Our security cameras automatically worked through it; although that may have something to do with the configuration of that system and the app. It also has some advanced features such as VPN and static routing functionality. I haven't used any of the USB functions yet such as readyShare and printer sharing as my printer is already a wireless network printer. All in all, it is a great router with good features for the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    *Outstanding Support* Rtr functions well thus far

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    DebMarieMA
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    i havent had a full* experience w/this particular model (*’full’ would include the review of all of its functionality). That said, I appreciated the gratis, professional & efficient tech support provided me upon purchase. I recall also having a good experience when I bought an earlier v. of a Netgear router. The support staff appears to be well-trained, as they are all on the same page: (consistency counts!). They are polite, knowledgeable... sufficiently so- I should quantify-for my personal work, general research & browsing needs. Furthermore, while the Netgear Support Staff is equipped to resolve common snags with a rather impressive turnaround, they are, at the same time, patient & willing to spend extra time helping folks like me who seem to hold a certificate that is termed something like,,”tech-competent, but totally only by trial and error...” What’s more- there is never any “tech-teasing” and instead, a clear importance is placed on maintaining respect for Clients.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good router

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    TexDuc
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    Have had the router for about three weeks. Our old router (Linksys wireless G) was about at least 4 years old and we were having to re-boot it at least once a week. The new NetGear wireless AC works much better. Range and signal strength are much better. My only complaint was the set up. I'm NOT a tech geek but can usually muddle through. The problem was in the way the new router was recognizing the cable modem. Our cable modem has wifi capability but it is not activated. The NetGear set up genie was informing me that the router was being installed secondary and I would have limited capability. No NetGear tech support phone number was provided in the manual. I had to Google the phone number but once I called NetGear I got through to tech support quickly. The technician was helpful and helped me work through the setup genie and resolve the problem in under five minutes. Be warned if you call tech support they will try to hard sell you on extended warranties for their products. If I had been super computer savvy I would probably have been able to understand the Q & A of the setup genie and could have done it without tech support. I'm happy with the NetGear wifi and would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its really good

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    Sheetal
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    It has solved the issue of interference with neighbors WIFI signal. Now I can work with out network dis connectivity. Can work remotely getting connected to office LAN without any issue. It has a Dual Core processor, and is probably a bit faster PROS: +Wireless AC connection is just as fast as wired within about a 20 foot radius +Wireless N at 5 Ghz reduces interference in heavy wifi saturated areas such as multi unit buildings +Simultaneous Dual Band and backwards compatibility gives you flexibility for choosing further range, less crowded frequencies, and support for older devices. +Can connect quite a few devices with no hit to performance or interruptions. +Solid reliability so far +Took 5 minutes to setup everything CONS: -Being new, it's fairly expensive when compared to competing routers and discounts are not prevalent. -This thing is HUGE! If you're used Netgear's legacy products, you may need to make room for this. -Horizontal orientation or wall mount only make this more difficult to find room for on shelves. -While the bright white status lights look cool, they could be a real annoyance in a bedroom at night. The bottom line here is that if you have products that support Wireless AC or plan to future proof, this router could be great for you. If you don't have a super fast Internet connection or have devices that only support Wireless N or lower, you might be better off spending half as much and getting a high quality Wireless N router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy installation, works as advertized

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    Medrod
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    I had to replace a 5 year old Netgear router that was on 24/7 all that time and developed a problem with the WiFi section. Sometimes I feel like Best Buy salespeople are working on commission. The salesman really tried to push me into either of two more expensive selections because of their (undefined) superiority. I bought Netgear because I have had three Netgear routers and they have all given me good service. I bought this model because of the "beam forming" connection it supposedly makes. The router is located in the extreme end of our house and I had problems, sometimes, connecting WiFi to it from the opposite end of the house. I guess the beam forming works because I get a good, reliable connection now. I've had zero problems with it and installation was as near to automatic as you could expect. I'm glad I bought this model. The only, very minor, negative comment I have is that the lights on it are too bright. It lights up the room too much at night when all the room lights are turned off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great All Purpose Router

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    HeadDoc
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    I purchased this router to replace a Linksys router that was five years old. So glad I did. For those who have not replaced their routers in a few years, you should definitely consider it. New routers are multi-band, and this one allows "Beam Forming" (using the antennas to direct the signal to your wifi equipment) and QoS (Quality of Service) - allows you to prioritize which devices (e.g., TV streaming Netflix) gets the most access to bandwidth. The interface is quite user friendly - setup was very easy. The unit is big - much larger than my old router - but powerful and I noticed a difference immediately when downloading large files. I gave it four stars because the documentation had to be downloaded separately (go to NetGear and download the user manual to get to all the special features this router has to offer). This router is designed for homes with 10 or more wifi devices, and would certainly work as the hub to a smart home setup. There are two USB ports, 2.0 port (good for a printer) and a 3.0 port (good for fast access to an external hard drive for backing up files. So far, I'm very impressed. You can pay more for a router, but this one will do the job for most people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should have bought Geek Squad Support

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    JBKat
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    I've set up a NetGear wireless network before so thought this would be easy. When I had an issue, I called NetGear for support. We spent at least 1 hour working through the install and then they said it was a hardware issue and I needed to return and get a new one. After picking up a new device, the same issue happened, so I insisted on talking with a higher level of support. NetGear support had little experience with tying the device into the Comcast modem and it took them quite a bit to figure out the steps to complete the install properly. We needed to 'bridge' the modem to the router which needed to be done on the Comcast side. It took 3 hours to figure that out and they needed me to do some steps on the Comcast side to get it to work properly. They left me on my own to work with Comcast to figure that part out. I did find specific steps on the Comcast site which weren't hard but you needed to know to do them. After about 4 hours, it's working and I have speeds I was expecting into the back part of my house as well. Have had no issues since set-up complete and performance is great. Based on the amount of time I had to spend talking with NetGear and then Comcast, it definitely would have been easier to have the geek squad do the install and a lot less of my time trying to figure it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good router for the price

    Posted
    Cleatus
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    I wouldn't pay more for this router than what I did. I paid $105 out the door. Not because it isn't a good router but once you get into the $135-140 range there are better routers available so find this one on sale. At $105 there isn't much that can top the features, ease of use, reliability and coverage of this unit. I am using it as an AP and disabled the router functions. The setup is a breeze and the app us great for testing the performance and optimal placement of the unit. I have the router in an 1100 Sq ft 50s Era bungalow. It is in the living room. I get coverage all the way to the middle of my garage in my backyard at 45mbps 2.4ghz and 25mbps 5ghz. This is a signal going through plaster walls, plumbing, cast iron drain pipes, a bathroom and a bedroom. In the room with the router i see averages of 250mbps and 600mbps respectively. There isn't a spot in my house the wireless doesn't reach. It allowed me to eliminate my extender in the complete opposite corner of my house in the basement for my printer. I have only reboot it once in the time ive owned it and I'm not even sure I had too but did so after a reboot of all of my equipment after a cable outage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Upgrade for Comcast Customers!

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    JeauBear
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    I have Xfinity as my internet provider, and recently learned that I get only a fraction of the internet speed that I actually pay for, renting Comcasts' modem/router combo. I've been with them for over a year so figuring this out just now was very discouraging... The BestBuy employee suggested this item based on my internet needs and it's so much better! The range of the wifi thorough out my home is a huge improvement alone, but the speed of every device, TV etc. has gone up exponentially, So I highly recommend this product, and the setup was very easy. Keep in mind, however, that I did have to purchase a modem to go along with this product in order to get the results I did, so the price of everything all together was a bit on the high end, that would probably be the biggest negative. But all in all, it's been great so far ^_^

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very well once set up

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    captainredbeard
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    The instructions supplied for this router were very easy to implement. Once I got the router going, it was easy to set a password for wireless network and name the network using the supplied software. The router puts out consistent speed in our house through walls and from the main floor to the basement on the opposite side of the house. I can even get a decent signal from my detached garage which is 40 feet away from the router and through aluminum siding. The only qualm I have had with the router has been that it is difficult to add an external hard drive to use as a time capsule for my macbook. The macbook has a hard time connecting to the router for this purpose, and it makes me put the password into the device each and every time it wants to connect. I am not sure if this is the Apple software, or the router's issue, but if you have a macbook and you are planning on using this in conjunction with an external hard drive, it is something you should be aware of. For daily internet use with multiple devices on both bands though, this router works flawlessly, I have not had to reset it once, and our speed has been consistently excellent since we have been using it. I would not hesitate to use it for console gaming or heavy duty streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, although USB storage problematic

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    RobertS
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    My old router (which was probably at least 5 years old) was no longer working properly (I kept having to reboot it), so I decided to break down and buy a new one. I purchased this particular router on the recommendation of Best Buy staff. Set-up was relatively easy, and it works well going online, and my printer (which is connected via ethernet cable). My only complaint is with the USB port for external storage. When I first plugged in my external drive, it worked, albeit slowly. But after a while it no longer worked. I rebooted the router, and again, it worked for a bit then stopped.I contacted Netgear customer support, and followed their instructions for resetting the router, which worked, but after the computer was on standby for a while, the hard drive was unavailable again. I unplugged and replugged the drive to get it to work, but it stops working every time my computer is in standby, forcing me to unplug and re-plug the drive to get it to work. In short, the router works fine for going online, but it doesn't work well for having an always-on external storage available.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry Nighthawk that support DDWRT

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    BytemeRAM
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    Pros This router is the low-end version Netgear AC Nighthawk. It is comparable to the AC1900 R7000 for its price. It supports DD-WRT which is hard to find. It has great 2.4GHz coverage and performance. It has 802.11ac which has amazing speeds for the devices able to connect to it. Cons: The 5Ghz range is a letdown. Most of it is due to the technology itself since the signal is traveling almost twice as fast as 2.4GHz, so it attenuates faster thus reducing the coverage. Unlike the AC1900 R7000, even though it has external antennas they are permantly attached. It would have to be disassembled to remove the antennas, which would void the warranty. This makes replacing the stock antennas with high gain or directional ones impossible. Unfortunately nowhere in my research did it specify that the antennas were not removable, and it was bought in an emergency situation that prevented me from getting a different option. Summary: For almost any normal consumer or application this router is well worth the money. Only those with specific IT requirements may want to go ahead and spend the money for the next model up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good router, easy to set up

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    5of6
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    Second one of these routers. Both purchased to replace dead or dying routers a few years apart. One for myself one for my parents. First one set up on At&T network after there modem/router, second one on a Century Link network. DSL modem set to bypass mode and router takes care of logging into Century Link. No problems with WIFI configuration or performance. I setup routers by logging into web address and changing systems to match existing network. Using port forward, static routing and NAS drive features. Still more things I want to set up on a rainy/snow day. Liked the feature to turn off all the status LED's except for power. That one can't be turned off. Also makes a good night light if LED's are left on and set to not flash. Would purchase again or what ever the current model is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good router but a bit disappointing

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    Doug815
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    I bought this as a Black Friday deal. I looked at all the specs and possibilities. I have a Netgear at home now and liked how it works. I unpacked it, plugged it in and began to set things up. The network software worked great and set up and installation were very easy. The hitch came when I tried to use the USB port on the back to connect it to my printer. No matter how many configurations I tried and combinations, the printer would not show up on the network display. I have been in contact with HP which was semi disappointing and Netgear help lines and that is sinking below the disappointing level after about a week of emails back and forth. I partially bought the unit for the capability of the USB on the back for the printer in place of the network cable and that My primary thought goes to, "Why does the installation manual and instructions show using the USB port on the back for the printer when it cant be used?" Hopefully there will be some resolution in the near distant future. I gave a 4 rating hoping for a positive resolution. Failing that, I would reduce it to a 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best high-end router for the money

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    branedamig
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    It was either this or the ASUS RT-AC68R but there was a $60 price difference and I needed to save that extra money. As such, I pulled the trigger on this Netgear router because of the cost difference and I've had good luck with previous, lower-end Netgear routers. So far, this has made a huge difference. We run a PS4, Android TV, 2 PCs, and 5 mobile devices on this router, and it handles all of them with ease. I'm also a heavy downloader, and when I download large content, my sons' online gaming no longer lags. We can actually download large content, watch YouTube Red, and online game with no interference or lag. The only thing I've noticed is the bandwidth on the 2.4GHZ band is less than the 5GHZ band. The only reason this is currently unfortunate is because about half the devices in my house still don't handle 5GHZ and the range is much better on the 2.4GHZ band. That said, this is the best 5GHZ band range I've gotten from any router. May it also be known, I live in a 3,100 SQ Foot house and this router easily covers that from the 1st floor entertainment room. Good buy and I'd recommend, especially at this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great ... A Great Value!

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    HobbyPilot
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    I was using an older Linksys router before, and it worked OK for years at fairly low internet speeds. However, I noticed that although my ISP increased my internet speeds, the Linksys would drop back from about 20mbps to around 6mbps. When I unplugged it and plugged it in again, it would revert to the 20mbps, but then, drop back soon after. So, I saw this Netgear 1750 on sale and decided to buy it. Set up was fairly easy. I especially like the LEDs that let me know which connections are in use and other information. At night, when I leave my computer room, they act as a night lights to let me see my way out of the room once I turn off the overhead light. I'm basically very satisfied with it. The only minor negative thing I've noticed about it is that it's very near my speaker system, and I notice some high speed clicking noises in the sound system now occasionally. However, I can cancel it out to a great extent by moving the antennas around. I thought briefly about getting the Netgear 1900, but now, I see no need for that additional speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Unit

    Posted
    CityMan
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    I did spend quite some time research a router since it has been so long since I purchased my last one. I wanted to see if there were any advancements in the technology as far as setting up the router. There were plenty to choose from and some did not even require a pc. You initiate the entire setup though a tiny screen located on the router. I ultimately decided on the Netgear router for multiple reasons. They are more widely known and have put out many good routers, the setup is more streamlined with a nice setup tool you install on your computer, and the midrange one I purchased was a great price. It turns out that the setup was easier than I remember and the setup application had a lot to do with that. I was able to get my wireless wifi printer connected using a special function of the setup software which made it much easier than my last endeavor on a different router. Overall, I do recommend this router for the price to value ratio and I have had only minor issues of which I could not blame the router on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Purchased to improve video streaming

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    janisjoplin
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    It was recommended by a Comcast tech to upgrade from our old smaller Netgear router to a newer WiFi router. We chose this one...not the least expensive, and not the most expensive. I still have some issues with videos spooling, and I have to reset, but it seems to be getting better. I watch a lot of Live Feeds, and find that I have about a 30-second delay when videos are shot locally. This is mainly due to our internet speed not being up to par when wireless. For the most part, we did receive helpful assistance from Netgear, which we got for free for 90 days. Our main issue was hooking up to ham radio feeds, which is somewhat more complicated, and we had to get someone from Netgear on the line with that expertise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall very good router

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    xorca
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    All over all very solid router. I would rate it 4.3 to 4.5 (For me to rate something 5 it would have to be guaranteed longevity of performance) I bought and installed about 10 of them so far. My concern is longevity but only time will tell that story but if it is like most of the other NETGEAR things that I buy router should last 4 to 5 years. I will start with good things. LAN performance is good and solid, 2.4GHz is very stable so far no problems, easy to configure and easy to understand even the advanced things (at least for me) bad part: reboot takes long time and 5GHz wireless network not as stable as I would like it (drops some time and a bit of sluggish on 3 out of 10 that I have installed so far) The only router that has very solid performance on 5GHz so far is Ruckus however the price difference is enormous All over all for the price you get very stable and easy to configure router.

    I would recommend this to a friend