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NETGEAR - Nighthawk AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 Router - Black-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It s a powerful router

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    Gibhunter
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    I bought this because both my previous routers have failed.. the Linksys E4200 and Netgear R6300.. they worked for a few months but eventually started dropping connections or not connecting to devices in the home. This beast might last longer with my heavy streaming. I use it primarily with my home server to stream movies ranging from 3GB to 20GB to my HTPC upstairs, or laptop, or desktop. Its working great so far, however not anywhere near the advertised speeds, even with the neatgear wireless AC USB card 20' from the router in open space it will only connect at half the advertised speeds. But to be fair... the netgear adapter is poorly designed since its only USB 2.0 so it would max at 480 Megabits/sec not the advertised speed. On the 2.4ghz band its comparable to my old router, which has a better range than the 5.0ghz band. On the 5.0ghz band I am getting a 351megabit connection to my desktop and 500 to my HTPC. My desktop is directly one floor above the router. The HTPC is one floor above and through 1 wall. The 5.0ghz band quickly dies out with any range. The "focusing" antenna is a gimmick IMO, it's the exact same connection speed on all my devices as my last wireless AC router before it had issues. DO NOT EXPECT GIGABIT WIRELESS with this router.. at the distance required to actually connect at a gigabit through wireless you would be in range of a 6' ethernet cable and save $50+ on an adapter... which netgear doesnt make as of this review... only usb 2.0 adapters which will peak at 480Megabits/sec. A plus of the router though is that I can stream 4 different 15GB video files from my sever to my laptops/HTPC/desktop without stuttering, a pretty impressive feat. My hope is that it holds up better than my last 6 routers in the past 2 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you want to upgrade your home infrastructure

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    lanedobbler
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    For years I’ve been looking for a solution to allow me to stream content from the wireless router (downstairs) to the bedroom (upstairs and at the opposite end of the house. I’ve tried various wireless extenders and received mixed results. (All of which did not meet my home networking needs) Home setup: Previous Router (Linksys EA6700 Connecting off one the the ethernet ports is a Cisco 24 Port Gigabit Switch Devices connecting to the Cisco Switch are: - (2) DLINK (4) TB NAS - (1) HP Multi-Function Printer - (1) HP BW Printer - (1) VOIP phone - (2) Laptops - (2) Gaming systems (1) XBOX 350 and (1) PS3 From a Wireless Perspective: (3) TV’s with Chromecast (2) Boxee Box (9) Various devices ranging from smart phones, iPads, Samsung Tablets, and family member laptops. To me the challenge was having a good enough Quality of Service network speeds, when I had guest over and wanting to stream content from my NAS’s. The previous router worked only when I had to tell my family NOT to go onto the network and I had to prioritize the device depending on the room we were entertaining in. (You can see how that got old really fast) Tired of manually managing the bandwidth as home; I broke down and purchased the NetGear NightHawk AC 1900 Dual Bank Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000) It was the best move that I could have made given my infrastructure needs. I’ve had the router for 3 months and have not experienced any performance issues to date. The only issue I had when upgrading my infrastructure was in the area of VoIP setup It took a bit of searching on the web to determine how to configure my VoIP phone. I discovered that the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Application Level Gateway (ALG) is enabled by default to optimize VoIP calls that use SIP. (All I had to do was disable that config and we all were happy campers) All in all this is a very good router for the price. It has enough features and configurable settings to be customize for your home infrastructure; and also providing a secure and optimize networked infrastructure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Here is some feed for you, oh mighty nighthawk

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    snowdtiftnh
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    this is a fine upgrade from my wndr4500(n900) wireless n router.when I use turtlebeach headset I experience no interference,like when I used my old wndr4500 or asus routers. this router has a powerful cpu(1ghz).256 ram per core(dual core). I recommend viewing the threads on netgears website. there is a list of compatable hdd to use with usb3.0 also when using advance qos downstream, the directions warn you this feature will cause problems with other applications. so I turned mine off. the advanced qos upstream is nice and runs a speedtest for you in the qos settings. there is a firmware update available.i run speedtests and I get good results. sometimes I need to reset the router because I live in a busy neighborhood. the gigabit lan connection works better with cat 6 wires then the wndr4500. I gave it 4 stars because of the qos downstream and the usb 3.0 problem. i do not use wifi ac, but this router outperforms previous and current ac routers. i will be keeping this router guaranteed. internet seems more stable compared to v600 and n900 routers, and asus routers. i have over 17 devices that connect including smart tvs surround sound i pads xbox ones and 360 , smart phones and laptops, blurays and a printer... it performs as expected. i was looking for something like this for 4 years now. and with the advance qos upstream capability this is the first true gaming router compared to other routers which this technology did not exist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality router

    Posted
    scovartwo
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    Before I had purchased this NetGear router, I had previously owned a NetGear router, of which I was sort of surprised to find that the settings interface had not changed much from my several year old router. That is not altogether a bad thing, after using the router I found that it was more of the fact that NetGear routers already had pretty well laid out settings screens, but I think this product could benefit if the settings screen was redesigned to look more appealing, and to make it have a look that is different from their older routers. This router does have a dual core 1 ghz processor, compared to the more expensive competition, it is a slightly faster processor, so that is a plus. The 1 year warranty on NetGear routers, could be extended to 2 years and this would be more appealing to customers, some other brands of routers have 2 year warranties. The one thing that I had used most of all on my previous router, was the ability to add a customized name to devices that are attached. Surprisingly NetGear removed that capability from this router, not sure why, maybe that feature will be added again with future firmware upgrades. This router does have a good WiFi range, but it does not allow you to customize the broadcasting strength of the WiFi signals, that is a functionality that other competing routers have, some people might not need it in a router. Overall, this router performs well. I returned it back to the store and bought the new Asus router, afterwards I found that this NetGear router did appear to have a slightly stronger WiFi signal compared to the the new Asus router, but overall I prefer the overall package of the Asus router in comparison.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup and manage

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    BBfriendz
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    This R7000 can run as fast as the the MODEM can do from the service provider, over 100 Mbps. Setup can be done manually or using the NETGEAR genie app to follow. It's a dual band router handling both old 2.4 GHz and new 5 GHz devices. The 2 networks can be set to have the same parameters so both old and new devices can join as 1 network (i.e. a new phone using 5G can print out from an older printer running on 2.4G) Besides serving as a WiFi router, replacing the function of the one from the service provider (potential saving $ from the monthly rental), it can be set to use as a WiFi repeater or others (see specs), so make sure to set it correctly, though the setting page has helpful suggestions guiding to the right direction. There are more to play with in the settings for options such as signal strength, parental control, scheduling, filtering, file sharing... check them out. Beside LEDs at the ports, the unit has a row of LEDs on top indicating the status of it. Some also serve as control button as quick access to turn ON/OFF functions as needed (i.e. turn the WiFi OFF before going to bed to prevent RF radiation effecting on sleep if desired). The worse case, there is a power switch on the backside for cycling the power without getting to the AC adapter. Last but not least, there is an auto firmware update option to set, or login to check it manually to make sure it's up to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expected Better Range

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    NutmegMom
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    I realize that it's a first-world problem when you can't find a router with enough range for your home, but I had hoped that the R7000 would have done just that. It does not. Set-up was easy, and our coverage is decent, but I now need to figure out how to extend its range. In the router's defense, my problem areas are our basement and the upstairs, opposite end of the house. I've used repeaters in the past, but always run into encryption issues which then forces us to open our network. I was told by the BestBuy salesman that my old router (a Netgear N600) could be used as an access point, but this does not seem to be the case, and two hours of my life was lost yesterday trying to obtain customer support from Netgear to explain how this can be done. They assured me it was possible, but when their suggestions did nothing to help, they simply ended our chat, issuing me a case number and reminding me that I could contact them at any time. Thanks? Arghhhhh! For some reason, iPads seem to have difficulty with the signal, you have to be within about 20 feet for things to stream properly, and its signal does occasionally drop when we''re upstairs, but I owe that more to the distance coupled with closed doors along the way. Now that I've mentioned all the bad, I should add that we now have secure wireless which performs very well in MOST cases. The connection also seems speedier, and I do like that there is a USB port on the front and buttons that are very user-friendly I'm only a couple of days into this, but am hopeful that I can make this work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of power, but hidden costs

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    jal102030
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    This router is big enough to handle our smart tv, apple tv, xbox, all our portable devices. There is no delay or buffering. With that being said, the set up was a nightmare. The instructions include a customer service number to call for assistance of setting up. At the Best Buy store, the sales person told me that Netgear would be able to help set it up. I even told the Best Buy sales person that this was for use with my smart tv. My husband was on the phone with Netgear for an hour setting up our devices when he was told they would not go any further without payment of a "tech support" contract or something like that. It was completely underhanded. They did not mention that at the beginning of the call. They did not tell us that if you need assistance for a smart tv, that is considered a complex device and it will be an additional cost. By the time that my husband was involved in the installation with the assistance of Netgear, it was too late to end the call. They charged another $70 for the set up and 6 months of tech support. It was another hour on the phone to finish all of the set up once we agreed to pay the extra fee. The product is good, but be aware of possible hidden costs. Best Buy should also tell the customers about this so we are not surprised when there is another charge. The whole process was very frustrating. Now that it is working, it is a great product. But, we felt very taken advantage of. In the end, we got what we wanted and it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000 With DD-WRT Firmware

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    MUNGO
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    Note: This review is with DD-WRT firmware not the stock Netgear firmware. The Netgear firmware is not as good as DD-WRT as DD-WRT adds much more features & customization. Also I have this router on max power output & overclocked to 2.4Ghz. Router is very stable & never crashes. I am a power user so I will be very critical in my review. The speeds on both the 2.4GHz & 5GHz bands are great when close to the router. The wireless range on the router is better than any other router I have ever used however it could still be better. It does fully cover my ~2,500 sq. ft. house however @ the outer limits the signal is very weak & the speeds drops. Please also note that my area has multiple Wifi signals, @ least 20 or so networks so there are lots of interference. The range & speed is especially true in the 5GHz band as that band by nature of design always has more issues going through walls than 2.4GHz. For 2.4GHz I have it set up with a middle base channel & full bandwidth. For 5.8GHz I have it set up with the upper most channels as those allow for a full 1W of power. I also have a USB 3.0 HD attached to it using it as a NAS. It works very well & the speeds are acceptable, about 15 - 20MBs, however the speed can be better. I believe the speed limitation is in the router CPU as that is the case with generally any router. Overall I have used this router for 1+ years & am very satisfied with this router however there is always still some room for improvement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    VERY POWERFUL ROUTER

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    blasto172
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    Upgraded from a 6yr. Old NetGear gigabit wireless n router that had some range issues in or new house. The signal would be very flaky, especially in the front room were I was getting allot of interference from other networks (all of the 2.4GZ channels has atleast one network). The back room is an addition and I had to use another NetGear router (wireless n 150mbs) as a access point to use my chromecast. After quickly setting this up, which was far easier than the older routers. I placed it in the same location as the old router (in the basement on top of an I beam) and never looked back. The beam forming ensures a strong signal anywere in the hose. Also I'm the only 5gz network on my block so that really helps. The biggest surprise was that I no longer need an access point for my back room the nighthawk is going through a 4 course brick wall with no problems, then through 2 more courses to cover my backyard up to the garage (about 30 feet or so). Performance had been great however I can't comment on wireless ac as I don't have any ac equipped devices.also haven't used the USB Ports. But it did solve my biggest wifi problems so I'm satisfied. I did have a little trouble setting up my chromecasts, but that's due to using the 5gz network on my phone and the chromecast only supporting 2.4gz. Do the setup on the 2.4 then switch back to 5gz and you'll have no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent router for Mac users

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    MacGizmo
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    I've long ago accepted that routers basically need to be replaced every few years to keep them running smoothly. As a Mac user I always got Apple's Time Capsule routers—even though they're obscenely over priced—because they were easy to set up. I finally gave this bad boy a try and I'm glad I did. Getting it up and running the way I wanted took only a few minutes of fiddling around with the web-based config. It was no more difficult than using Apple's Airport Utility app. As a bonus, it's delivering much faster WiFi speeds, and it apparently has much farther reach than the Apple TimeCapsule because I used to have to have an Airport Express set up as an extender at the other end of the house to get any signal. Now I get a strong signal with no extender at all. The ONLY drawback I see is that the only USB 3 port is on the front of the router. I guess someone might find that useful, but I find it ugly and annoying. If you're a Mac user tired of paying $400 for the Airport Time Capsule, just get this and a cheap 1 or 2 TB storage drive to work with TimeMachine and you'll have the same basic setup only it'll work better and you'll save about $100-$150.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great For Online Multi-Console Gaming

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    KiwiTheRob
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    Me and my wife both have Xbox Ones, and were having issues playing online games together. After a good month of research and recommendations from friends I went out and got this affordable router. The only reason this is getting 4 stars is because set up was difficult through my Xfinity Modem. I spent the first hour trying to set it up myself, I’m fairly tech savvy and still had issues. I ended up having to call up Xfinity and had the first lady do exactly what I had done then transfer me to an Xfinity "modem/networking specialist". he wasn't much help. after I hung up with Xfinity, I called the Netgear customer support and they had me set up in half an hour. I was still having issues with obtaining the ever elusive open NAT type. I got both Xbox from strict to moderate. From there I was able to do some port triggering and forwarding, and adjusting other setting and have perfect open NAT throughout the whole house. Couldn't recommend it more for online gaming, the separate 2.4 and 5G channels are great. Looks Sharp, and doesn't interfere, or is effected by medium/high end wireless headsets. The only thing that sucks is the setup. Spent a good 6 Hours Getting everything up and running properly. Don't waste too much time with Xfinity if they are your provider, just have them forward your modem then call NETGEAR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's big...

    Posted
    nick
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    It's huge. The Netgenie interface is fabulous; very easyto set-up, to change settings and to visually map your network. I upgraded from an old Cisco that was flashed to dd-wrt and a proven workhorse but it lacked ipv6 and ac wi-fi. The Netgear chooses which band to maximize performance on multiple devices. My major issues with the device are cosmetic. I mount my router high on the wall, upside down apparently, as the NETGEAR logo is now facing me upside down. The operating LEDs are too bright, so bright in fact, they cast shadows in a dark room and kept me awake the first night. Luckily, there is a setting in the "advanced" settings of the Netgenie to disable them; If not, I would have returned it. I still had to Sharpie over the power light turn it into an indicator and not a night-light. I've only been using it about a week so I can not yet speak to some of the features or it's durability and reliability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, I think

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    brianh321
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    I upgraded to this router from an old Apple Airport Extreme. I was concerned that my old one was starting to go because I was having streaming issues. The setup of this one wasn't too bad. My only issue is that the speed on one of my laptops seems to drop and will sometimes cause the router to reboot. It only happens when one specific laptop turns on and I'm yet sure where the issue truly is; the laptop or the router (Issue happens after Windows reinstall and also happens when I swap hard drives back to Linux). All of my other wireless devices (laptops, phones, tablet, etc...) work fine. Streaming issue is still present and my old router can handle the same speed. I'm really just keeping it because it's easy to login to this router from Windows or Linux than the Airport Extreme was. P.S. Don't bother downloading the app to your computer. The mobile app is handy but the desktop app gave me issues. It's easy enough to just login through a web browser.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far It works great

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    JoeS
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    I would have given it 4.5 stars but Best Buy system does not allow that. I recently replaced an older series Netgear router with the somewhat pricy Nighthawk A1900. Our 8 year old router worked great though recently we had noticed it seemed to become more and more limited as the demands of addition wireless devices increased. I do wish routers in general, routers would be equipped with more wired networking ports but that’s another story. While setup the Nighthawk, it had a problem properly connecting to anything after it up-dated itself. The problem was finally corrected by a complete reboot of both the modem and router, instead of just the router by itself. The unit now works great, speed when streaming is really good with very little to no buffers and the range covers my entire acre and a half (so far no dead spots). I do wish there would be a way to turn off or reduce the brightness of the LEDs on the front of the unit without having to turn the entire unit off at night. The lights on the unit are small but throw a bright glow in the dark. Now all there is to do is hope this unit out preforms and last as good as the last one did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product & Service

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    GCee
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    This router does what it says it will & it's coverage in my house and outside it are good. I also bought this router because it is docsis 3.0 or higher, which is a standard for routers. My Wi-fi speeds are as high each media device, such as my PC's wireless adapter will handle. It runs at 433mbps, on the 5G band because that is the PC's max. Check or review your media products to see what maximum wi-fi they will handle. If your tablet will only handle 65 mbps, then it won't operate any faster with a 5G band router capable of speeds up to 600 MB. My speeds did improve as much as they were capable of. I still have my Xbox connected by cable for best speed. Connecting to your router with a browser is supported with a good downloadable Netgear app for PC; I believe it is called Netgear Genie. The Netgear Nighthawk Android app doesn't really allow you to make any substantial changes to your router settings except maybe to update the router & adjust access to the router. While there is good service with personal tech support, I believe the free support only lasts 30-45 days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless access point features, minor bugs

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    Falconajv
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    Overall this is a good wireless access point product. It does NOT work as a router with a cable modem/router combo like mot people have today. At least this way I get full connectivity on the local LAN and wireless LAN of ALL my devices. I like the USB printer sharing (but wish I did not have to install an app to use it on each computer; also can't use it from Apple phones and iPads). Haven't used it yet, but does offer USB storage option for backups and general file movement. The AC 5GHz sometimes drops out. I can tell because my iPhone switches automatically to the wifi from my cable router when this happens. This is very annoying but not very frequent occurrence (about once every 2-3 days). I had a TP-link before this unit that dropped out completely every day. So this is not too bad. Seems like every unit I have tried and read reviews about has this dropout issue. My Raspberry Pi NAS storage system drops out maybe once a year (whenever there's a power brownout). Don't understand why it's so hard to design one of these expensive boxes to be 99.999 % reliable (I'm an electronic engineer).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Router once installed

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    CCoatney
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    Let me be clear, I am medium tech savvy and a not unintelligent woman in my early 50's. I had an N-600 for about 5 years and started having problems with daily reboots, interrupted streaming, lost connections, especially with some of our smart phones. Devices include 2 tower PC's, several laptops and tablets, 2 smart TV's and 5 smartphones. After reading many reviews, I upgraded to the AC1900. Haven't dropped a connection since. I have a traditional 2 story home with basement (3 levels) and coverage is great. I don't have gamers in my house but we do stream a lot on Netflix and Amazon Prime, etc. Very happy. I would give it 5 stars except I was not able to complete the initial installation via WiFi as promised. I had to cable connect to the router for initial installation. This meant hauling my PC to the basement where the cable modem and router are located. Also, I had to allow the AC1900 assume the network name we had with the N-600 or it wouldn't connect. Some one more savvy may figure out a work around but I could not. However, once installed, I have zero complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very fast and Rangy consumer grade router

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    HABABONE
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    Pros: I purchased this router to replace my Netgear 3700 router, and so far I have been impressed. I liked my Netgear 3700 router but had issues with slow USB transfer rates. The fastest speeds my old Netgear performed at was around 7-10 MBps running in USB 2.0 mode. With the Night Hawk edition I've seen 28 MBps on my USB 2.0 and 61 MBs on my USB 3.0 connector. The rang is pretty good as well, my gaming consoles wireless signal strength always hovered around 60-70 percent in my apartment, now I'm getting 90-6 percent at the same location. Cons: The USB 3.0 connectors keeps dropping my external hard drives. When it works it fast, but I found myself constantly unplugging/re plugging my drives at least ounce a day using the 3.0 port. So I decided to buy WD My Cloud Ethernet external drive and just use Cat 5 instead of the USB 3.0 port. I still have one of my drives connected to the USB 2.0 port running flawless, so I hope an update can fix USB 3.0 port issues,besides USB 3.0, this is an excellent router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needed new Router when switching from Cable

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    Larry
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    Chose this router as I was already invested in netgear equipment with my cable internet provider as I also had the EX7000 WiFi extender and needed to replace the cable modem with a router for Greenlight fiber connection. Was able to configure the new router after initial issues as it detected that a cable router already configured and wanted to be configured as an AP. After manually configuring the router, the EX7000 connected and worked with no issues. Have had no real issues with the router except when managing device with a browser, will sometimes get to a screen that wants to do a factory reset after entering serial number of device. Closing browser and reconnecting to router usually corrects this issue. If not, waiting 10-15 minutes before reconnecting to the admin console will correct the issue. Have noticed that firmware updates are released more frequently than I had seen on previous devices but would consider that a good thing that NetGear is keeping ahead of vulnerabilities and providing patches to correct them in a timely manner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good performance, high price

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    blueguitar
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    I bought this router to replace a 9-year-old 300N made by Airlink101. I moved to a new house and the old router just didn't have the power to provide the signal strength we needed. Overall the R7000 is a good performer. While I don't have any AC devices to test with, throughput is solid on both the 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands. I currently have about nine devices connected, with at least two streaming either movies or music almost non-stop. Even when Netflix or Hulu is streaming to the TV, there are no glitches with browsing or streaming on any of the other devices. Fire TV doesn't like the 5Ghz band very much, but that's an issue with that device. Signal strength is excellent on 2.4Ghz everywhere, with 5Ghz being better on the same floor as the router (upstairs in my house). Some 30 feet out into the back yard, the connection isn't as stable as I would like, but I wouldn't expect any router to deliver even as far as this one does. I'm not a fan of the settings GUI. This needs work. This router is not cheap; Netgear could have done a better job with the overall logic and layout. Also. settings changes take about 90 seconds, during which the router reboots and (no surprise) all connections go down.

    I would recommend this to a friend