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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    I just can't believe this Router!! The Best!

    Posted
    Lynn
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I will make this short and sweet if I can and as I can because I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this router is. If there is any router out there to beat this router I would be shocked!! In my work and I am an IT Tech for the strength and distant and features on this router being put to the test will not even stand close to the routers I have encountered. Hear me and hear me well you will never I mean never find a router better than this with range and speed anywhere. There is no dead spots in a 4000 foot home!! Even on the outside of the house in the street down the road I get a signal and good signal as that. It's downright scary because I think of how many people could pick up that signal and try to log in. So I am thankful for the parental control and all the other things it has in this router to stop any of that. 5ghz gives you speeds close to where your internet provider gives you. I have 300mbps. And I can say I get 290 plus far away on 5ghz everywhere in the range and that's over 3000 square foot as I measured. Now the 2.4ghz is topped out at 450mbps and that's the lower band but it goes the farthest of the bands. So at my range I went farther as I could and I still got with a weak signal 25mbps with no drops!! Are you kidding me!! That's outside down the street!! I just can't tell you I truly believe that hotels can use this router with Gigabit internet and not get bogged down. And when I tell you speeds don't slow up no matter where you go. The closer you are of course you will get better speed. But I can tell you with in the 3000 Square foot range you will get close to your max internet speed guaranteed. I wish I was a spoke person for this router because I would put a guarantee on this with your money back!! It's that good. I pray they don't give up on this router. I almost want to buy another just in case they stop making them! I am telling you now I have never seen the likes of a router like this in any place. Not even a business I've ever been to has speeds like this. In my conclusion with all the bells and whistle and and the software and settings with parental control and you can even set up guest network on this thing if you don't want anyone just logging on to your router. They can only get what you give them. I would hate to see what this router does with a gigabit internet. In the land line direct to the computer it gets top speeds every time. No lag at all. So desktops will never get slow. I mean that. Now you can go get another router if you want to. But if you miss this one you loss already!! I promise you. Don't make that mistake I am glad I look at reviews before I bought this router. And man am I happy. I set this thing up in a church and we have a 5000 square foot church plus. We have a building added to the back. I was going to get a dedicated internet monitor set up with the internet company that would cost me just for the monitoring $200 a month so I could have internet through the whole building and outside building. I bought this instead and it does better than what they were offering me LOL!! Crazy!! Because it's a business they charge you as a business. So I got this router it takes care of my church and the back building with no drops!! LOL!! Crazy!! I promise you that. So with that said you can't beat this product no where. Never! I know technology will only get better but for right not hands down it's the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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 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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    no more server clutter

    Posted
    chris
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NO MORE DEAD ZONES

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

    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

    Great router

    Posted
    Technof23
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm really happy with this router, I have the ultimate internet plan with Cox and finally I can get 300 Mbps down and 30 up with no problems. We have a lot of wireless devices running all the time, wife and kids with iPhone's, iPad, iMac and I have a SG7, Sony TV running on Android, PS4 and Windows laptop so finally we all get a great signal and speed with no problems. It doesn't matter If I'm playing online, kids watching Netflix or YouTube and wife browsing the internet everything is running smooth. The setup was easy since I was coming from another Netgear router I just plugged my laptop to the router for the initial set up went to the router page and change the factory password and a few settings and everything was fine. It has the username and password printed on the back along with the login address to setup the router. I did notice I get 2 or 3 bars close to the router but if I go farther the signal gets stronger, I even get signal in the parking lot so the range is very good I guess the 3 antennas do help to get a better signal. I did look into the top of the line routers but I didn't feel like spending over $200 at this point I guess it all depends on your needs. I got a great deal for the money I paid and works great with all my devices without a problem, One thing I really like is I can turn off all the led lights from the setting page except for the power one so only one is visible I just wish my modem was the same. The router choose the channels automatically and I haven't had any problems with the dual band both work great. Obviously the 2.4 band has more range but is a bit slower than the 5.0 which is faster but with shorter range but I don't have a huge house so I can use both without problems. The router is big and heavy so I just hang it from the wall with 2 Command medium hooks on the closet and is out of our way, modem still on the floor because is smaller. If you are looking for a good router without breaking the bank this is the one if not you can always return it and get a better one. Hope this review helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast wireless with fast wired support

    Posted
    Knightslugger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Out of the box, this thing is stunning. A great compliment on any shelf. Set-up was what I expected, and pretty straight forward. I will admit that i did not *THOROUGHLY* read the start guide, which lead to a bit of a self-imposed frustration getting into the Web GUI, but once in, the Advanced tabs had all the things that i was accustomed to seeing and managing. That is... until i got to port forwarding. I use Chrome for just about everything. The basic options Netgear gives you is really short which requires you to set some new ones. NO PROBLEM, do it all the time... except when i entered the port number and route IP and click OK it tells me i need to use a number less than the port maximum (65,000 something) ...OK? 445 is less than that so what gives? Turns out Chrome is *NOT* the best browser to use for this (and other settings) as Safari allowed me to create new forwarding rules with no trouble. The LED lights on the front are great for identifying what speed each port is running at quickly. Amber for 10/100 and white for 1GigE but they are BRIGHT and you CANNOT dim them. You can tell the router not to blink and flash for traffic, or turn them off completely (which i guess if you knew they are running 10/100/1000 then big deal, turn them off) so if this is generally used in a dark room where people work, this could be a big distraction. Range is OK, not super fantastic but speeds take a big hit. Environment dependent so YMWV. Use range extenders if you need them, they are inexpensive and the WPS set-up on the router is rock solid. I didn't see where port teaming was available, and maybe it's not even a feature, but i wasn't able to test so maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. for a home network server, the added throughput of NIC teaming would be welcome. It does support jumbo frames so throughput can be tuned a little better. All in all it's working great, i have no complaints about it's day to day performance and would highly recommend it to just about anyone who wants fast networking throughput both wired and wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Router!

    Posted
    Denny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this router to replace my aging Netgear N600. This router has exceeded my expectations in every single way! -I has just silly fast data transfer rates. -The range is awesome, It reaches everywhere in my house, and downstairs into my parking garage, and it covers a good share of my yard outside. -Setup was super easy, and the "Nighthawk app" makes control effortless. -At any given time there are 7-8 devices running through this router (2 smart TV's, 3 phones, 3 tablets, 3 laptops, wireless printer, 2 Roku's, and several gaming consoles)...I have NEVER come even close to choking the performance of this router. -And in my opinion, this thing just looks cool too. The ONLY negative that some may find is, it's a pretty big piece of hardware, I don't mind it at all, but if your going for the "minimalist" look, you'll have to find a way to hide it...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance from a reasonably cost

    Posted
    bobby
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this as replacement for modem/router combo that was provided by my cable company and the difference is like night and day. Where the previous device had significant issues with device management and quality of service, the R6400 has had none. With a reasonably significant number of devices connect at any time (a family's worth of phones and tablets to go along with multiple computers, printers, AppleTV, Chomecast, XBox, Nest, IoT devices, etc...), the R6400 has not had an issue managing the devices, and we have not had the dropped connection issues that our previous router did. When connected to the 5 GHz Wifi network, the R6400 has provided speeds that are literally 10x greater than the old combo router (@ consistently above 150 Mbps). The range on the 5 Ghz network is good enough that I am able to maintain access in most of a smaller single family home. The (slower) 2.4 Ghz network coverage is able to reach every corner of the house at speeds that are still significantly faster than our old router. The network setup is easy and quick. Netgear's interface for managing the router is solid and simple to use, while also incorporating several advanced features for power users. For novice users, the Netgear Genie App (iOS version) is simple to use and incorporates features such as a traffic monitor, the ability to connect devices via QR code and the option to turn off internet access to specific devices. For a router in the midpoint price range, the R6400 should provide an excellent level of performance for most home users. If you have a higher speed of service from your internet provider or have a significant number of users/devices in your household, it is well worth spending a little extra to upgrade to the R6400.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    Birby
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I finally got fed up with my old A/B/G router that I needed to restart about once a month to get my devices to connect. I wanted an AC just to be compatible for future product as I think only my iPad supports wireless AC. I found this product on sale around Christmas time and picked it up. I was much better than I could have expected. First of all, I have had it for 3 months and have not had any issues like disconnects, so that's a plus. What I really like is the Netgear Genie iPhone app that I can use to perform some simple functions like, control guest access, reboot the router. Another nice thing is a network map feature where you can see what devices are currently connected to the router. You have to log into the web administration console to get more advanced features though. One thing that drove me nuts with my old router was the very large blue button on the top that flashed when there was network traffic. This router had the option to disable all lights except the power light. The one downside to that is that my wife was cleaning the furniture recently and accidentally powered off the wifi. She thought she had broken it and it took me 20 minutes to figure out that I needed to hold the wifi button on the device down to 3 seconds to re-enable the wifi. Pros: - Much better range then my previous router - iPhone app is a plus - No flashing lights if you don't want them - No issues so far Cons: - The only one I can think of is the issue where it got turned off. It would have been more obvious if I had left all the lights on as the wifi light would have been Off instead of On like usual, so I guess I brought that upon myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High speed and easy setup.

    Posted
    Zaforfeist
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    After shopping around for a replacement for my old wireless router, I settled on this one. The dual band, guest login, and high speed were all factors as well as the price. I use this for my home network and it works great. The dual bakes allow us to setup the faster signal for Netflix and the slower signal for devices that are used for browsing only. The "slow" signal is pretty fast though. The router also has a guest login which will keep any authorized visitors off of your home network of computers, shared drives, security systems, printers, and any other devices that you have logged in. It's extremely easy to setup and only takes a few minutes. The user interface that you use on your computer is very user friendly and you have all the info you need, like password and connection status up front. Great product. The only drawback is that it is a bit big and the white status lights on the unit are very bright. It also serves as a nightlight for our living room now, so I guess it's not that bad, lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router at a great price!

    Posted
    Pandaddy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    While ASUS and TP Link are solid brands, their 5GHZ routers leave a lot to be desired. I ended up returning them, and I ended up stumbling across this particular router because it was on sale. Don't let the lower price tag fool you; this is a solid router for the price. I manage to get relatively strong signals throughout most of my brick 2-story 1700 SQ FT home. I manage to get a solid 200MBPS download speed on the 5GHZ band if I'm on the second floor or about one two rooms away from the router. The 5GHZ band suffers naturally due to its shorter wave length if I'm on the other side of the house. The signal strength is excellent and consistent on the 2.4GHZ band, but the speed is a bit lacking at 40MBPS. Still, the 2.4GHZ band is NOT why I purchased this router anyway. The ASUS and TP Link routers I tried were inconsistent and sometimes the 5GHZ Band wouldn't even work on either one. Setup was also the breeze, and I love that you can access your router via your Smartphone. Also, I have this router setup as a hub for hardwired connections and as a wifi extender and it performs this duty excellently. The ASUS and TP Link routers failed miserably in this respect and repeatedly failed to assign IPs correctly when connected to. I highly recommend this router. Especially when its on sale around the low $100 price point!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent replacement for dying CenturyLink router

    Posted
    Murph58

    I switched from DSL to fibre last spring, which means that I'm not using the modem part of my CenturyLink modem/router. When you have fibre, the modem is hanging on the outside of the house with a direct connection to the power pole. My wireless signal in the house started to get flaky, so since I didn't need to have a router from CenturyLink, I went shopping for a new router. My first choice is usually Cisco, but their equipment is not easy to find in retail stores. My second choice is Netgear, and this model had everything I needed. To replace a CenturyLink router with a Netgear when you have CenturyLink fibre service, you have to do these things: 1. Setup your new router to logon to CenturyLink's with a PPPoE connection. Check the router's user guide for how to do this. You will need the PPPoE login and password that you should have gotten when you established CenturyLink service. Otherwise call them,verify your identity, and they will tell you what they are. 2. Change your VLAN ID to 201. Again, check the user's guide. If necessary, create a VLAN tag with this ID that applies to all wired ports and all wireless connections. 3. Change the MTU size to 1492. This is required when connecting to any ISP via PPPoE. Check the user's guide. You *will* be happy with this router. Works much better than the original CenturyLink router, wired and wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wifi router, worth the money.

    Posted
    RollTide1017
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    It has been years, like 4 or 5, since I last owned a router. I had been renting a router from Charter. The one from Charter was just getting old and we were having to reboot it every few days to keep the WiFi running good enough to use. So, I went to Charter to exchange it for another one but they had switch to a no-name brand of routers that flat out sucked. So, I sucked it up and went ahead and bought the Netgear AC1750... and boy am I glad I did. What I love best is all the customization options because I like to customized my network to death. The Wif range is excellent and has no problem cover my 1 story, small garden home style house. The WiFi speed is fast on my newer devices, like iPhone 6s, they pull down 60Mbps consistently which is the max Charter gives in my area. My phone will still pull down 35-45Mbps even with a couple Netflix streams running on other devices. This tells me that the router is doing a good job prioritizing traffic. Upload QOS seems to work really good in my experience so far. Download QOS was hit and miss so I just turned it off. Download QOS would slow down other devices too much at times, even if a high priority devices was turned off. Even without Download QOS enable, I have not had any problems with gaming lag on my PS4 or video streams buffering. Overall, a great router that is very fast with excellent range. Worth the money IMO!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Wi-Fi Problems

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    Frank1701a
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    Before buying this router I was using the router provided by AT&T U-Verse. I have about 13 devices connected to Wi-Fi. Two of them are WEMO light switches that kept disconnecting from the network. I thought they were just a poor quality product. Then if I was a few feet away from the router the internet on my iPad would be dial-up speeds slow. After that my Roku would also get very slow. I tried many things, changing the password, resetting the router etc.. Then I bought this AC1750, and all my devices have worked perfectly since then. The WEMO switches always stay connected to the network. My iPad has fast internet no matter how far I am from the router. The setup process was easy, it even realized the router from AT&T had Wi-FI and took that into account during the setup. The only snag I had was when I was trying to transfer my internet connection from the AT&T router to the Netgear router, I had to connect an ethernet cable between the Netgear and my computer to complete the process. After that I disconnected the Ethernet cable and it worked perfectly. The Netgear Control Panel has many features via their app, but you will get more if you log in directly via a web browser. A few weeks ago they sent an e-mail to disable the remote access control to the Netgear router because of a security issue they are working on to resolve. I checked online before buying this router and found it was highly rated by the website thewirecutter.com

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Router with super easy set up

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    dstrun

    I was looking for a router that would give a better experience with multiple devices streaming WIFI simultaneously. I followed the instructions in the box and had the system up and running in about 10 minutes. I'm definitely not technically inclined and I've never attempted to hook up a router previously. I immediately noticed a huge increase in speed when downloading files to my computer and opening videos. I hooked up my WIFI TV to watch Netflix and Hulu. The programs open up much faster, with far less buffering and the connection does not drop unexpectedly. We have tested multiple WIFI devices operating at the same time and have encountered no problems with speed or reliability. I downloaded the NETGEAR Genie App and it's very user friendly. I used it to set up Parental controls for any device that receives signal from the router. I was able to plug in a USB stick into the port and instantly view the pictures and files wirelessly on my device. I received this router from NETGEAR as part of a review and test program. Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a quality router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coverage

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    JoeC
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    We’ve gotten into WiFi video streaming, but our older router (a Netgear WNDR3400) had problems connecting with one of our TV’s that’s about as far away from the router as it could be. Rather than relocating the router to a more central location, which would have required running long CAT5 cable, I chose to update the router with the idea that I could use the old router as a wired or wireless access point if necessary. In fact, this AC1750 connected flawlessly to the TV and solved the problem by itself. The signals on both 2.4 and 5 GHz are strong everywhere in the house, and the access to our USB drive works well. Our printer is connected via Ethernet so I don’t use the USB printer connection, and the 1000 base T connectivity would be great if any our devices supported it. The Alexa interface might be cute ... maybe one of these days I’ll try it. Setup was easy and the Nighthawk app provides a simple interface. All in all, this router is meeting or exceeding all expectations and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router for Busy Home

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    BrBFromHTown

    I received the Netgear AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400) for free as part of the Friends and Family review program. Features: First of all set up was a breeze. Basically you plug in the power cord and an Ethernet cord from your modem (or cable box that you receive from your Internet Service Provider). It has a default wireless name (SSID) and password on a sticker on the router. With this router, you simply plug it in and bam everything is operational- wifi is completely setup and the internet is working. This thing is incredibly fast and has great range, with no problems connecting to the internet. The Genie app makes it easy to get up and running and is well suited for most folks except perhaps someone who wants to have the ability to modify every possible setting which is fine as this router is aimed at the home user looking for very good performance teamed with ease of use, and NetGear has achieved that with the R6400. Performance – The router has a lot of additional features like QoS for streaming or games. Basically, it will prioritize traffic for streaming or gaming applications that are on its list or that you specify. I used the WiFi Protected Setup to get my WiFi inkjet printer on the network and it worked perfectly. I would recommend this router for anyone wanting high performance for a modest price.

    I would recommend this to a friend