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  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just OK .. overall Meh.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Overall, just an OK product. Nothing horrible, nothing special. There are a lot of little things that could make this a really good product. I wanted something to cover my 3,600 sq ft home plus outdoors. I had a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 plus EX7000 extender. For the most part, that worked, but I've started to have trouble with the router crashing on an almost daily basis. I bought this one as something that was supposed to be future proof and would provide good coverage. 802.11ax / WiFi 6 is just barely starting to come to fruition, so there aren't many devices that actually support 802.11ax / WiFi 6 yet. I also wanted something that was Tri-band so I could have a dedicated backhaul channel. I jumped the gun a bit on setup, so it took me a little longer than expected. I've been doing networking for 20+ years, so I'm probably a little too smart for these easy setups. If you go through their wizard the way they want you to, it probably works just fine. Once I got everything setup, it works great so far (it's been less than 24 hours). There are no parental controls. The WPA3 mode is not backwards compatible with WPA2. This means that if you want WPA3 and WPA2, you have to separate your 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz channels into separate SSIDs. That defeats the purpose of allowing the router / satellites to manage the devices and the channels. WPA2 is still "good enough," but while there are a lot more devices that support WPA3, it doesn't always work correctly, making you choose between networks. There is very little customization available in the admin UI. The admin username cannot be changed. The username is always admin. There is also no way to connect to the admin interface over HTTPS from the inside. In the age of IoT devices going rogue and needing good protection from them, missing HTTPS is a huge oversight and vey short sighted approach.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Netgear Support
      Posted .

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you for your review of the MK83. We are glad to hear that you have had a primarily good experience with your Nighthawk mesh so far and we are working on implementing some of the features you have requested in future firmware updates.

      If you have further concerns, please email us at netgearteam@netgear.com for additional resources or to contact one of our support experts. We will be happy to help.

      Thank you.
      NETGEAR Team

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing upgrade

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have FIOS into the middle of a four bedroom ranch. At the FIOS router I get great gb/s ethernet and 5ghz wifi, but the rest of the house only gets 2.4ghz reliably, and I can't run wired ethernet to the office. I had a WDS wireless bridge (2.4ghz) to connect wired ethernet devices in the office, but that was really slow. Now, with the Netgear mesh, I have gb/s ethernet in three rooms, and amazingly strong 5ghz wifi throughout the house. My internet is nominally 100mb/s, and I now see that delivered to all wired and wireless devices. I benchmarked end to end wired ethernet (from one satellite box at one end of the house to the satellite at the other end), and could sustain around 300mb/s out of the theoretical 1 gb/s. This blows away my old WDS wireless bridge, and makes the NAS useful throughout the house, although if you really need gb/s speed, this doesn't quite provide it. Installation was a breeze with the QR code and the Nighthawk app. One warning - the mesh is routed (10.0.0.x), so I had to readdress my printer and NAS, but even that was pretty simple with the Netgear web UI. (The pain was reconfiguring all the clients.) Overall, this is a big improvement in every way, even though none of my devices yet have wifi 6. Just having the wifi 6 backbone is amazing. Highly recommended.

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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast Wifi, no problems yet.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Just picked this set up. I did have Google Wifi, but it had started to slow down recently. Also it could not keep up with the 1Gig FIOS network, so I figured it was time to upgrade. The internal network is very fast - I get approx 300mbps on an iPhone near the units. The setup was a bit confusing, it had me set up twice and kept asking me to scan the QR code on the unit. However after a bit it did get set up and recognized all the devices, the other nodes, and the internet connection. One thing that is good - you can still manage the network while your internet connection is down. That was a big failing of the Google Wifi - you need a connection to Google to manage it! One user complained that Netgear wants you to download an app to your phone to manage it, but I find that handy. I don't always have access to a laptop, and web interfaces can be clunky. That said, the more advanced features like DNS settings etc are only available via the web interface. So for most users the phone app is fine. One thing I'll say is it is a bit expensive, but hopefully I won't need to replace this for years.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best router ever

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This router is better than any other router I have owned and I have upgraded routers regularly at 3 sites. The big house required repeaters or slaved routers with problems with security and connectivity. This system is truly plug and play. I have one of the satellites in the upstairs floor and the second in the basement which has always been hard to reach. Streaming was difficult on a good day even with a second router which I used as a stop gap for a while. Setup was the easiest ever and what can I say? It worked flawlessly without any tweaking. The best part was that the hp printer, the apple computers, the iphones and adroids and PCs all talked to each other without having to fool with having to select 2G or 5G for the finnicky products with resultant failure to communicate which was frustrating before and now no problems at all. I can stream multiple devices and two family members work from home on video conferencing all day. Again no problems at all. I would recommend this product for anyone who has a large area and multiple floors.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Wish I would've bought this sooner!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    So happy I purchased NETGEAR's Nighthawk AX3600 WiFi 6 Mesh System! Even though we had "updgraded" to the top of the line, 1GB internet service option, we were still experiencing bad connection problems with our devices in other floors of our home, aside from the main one. I did my research, found out about Netgear's options and, since I already own a Netgear router, decided to stay in-house and get their Mesh WiFi system. Our internet, now, in ALL floors works flawlessly on all devices. And, it was all surprisingly and supremely easy to set up. Definitely recommend this product!

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A little pricey but worth it if you have gig hsd

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I picked this up after signing up for new gig fiber at my home. My existing router and access points were not mesh, and did not distribute the improved speeds efficiently throughout our 4 bedroom home. I was familiar with the Nighthawk line, and very much looking forward to getting ahold of their mesh setup. I have not been disappointed at all. Setup was very easy using the Nighthawk app, and within 20 minutes I was blazing at up to 900mb up and down in virtually every corner of my house. This was a little bit on the pricey side; however, I have found in home networking that you get what you pay for.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good. Phone App is stupid.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Works well, and will solve all your wireless problems--probably. You can set a satellite next to your PC tower and run a cable instead of using wireless. You CAN use wireless, but why would you if it's already right next to your PC? Only major gripe I have is you have to set it up with an app on your phone. I mean, it's fine. But I'd rather just do that on my desktop PC.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Total Coverage

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I purchased this Mesh setup after having areas at home where I would constantly lose WiFi connection. I was surprised after having opened the packaging that there was more to this system than I previously thought. Aside of improving WiFi coverage, each router is also equipped with LAN ports, for devices I prefer to connect via Ethernet. Installation was easy. Since I had already a Netgear cable modem I was able to set up using the App. All WiFi dead zones are no more and I am now able to connect several feet past my entire property line. The system was more than I was expecting to spend but the performance and security has left me with absolutely no regrets! Best investment w/has surpassed my expectations. Problem solved!

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Netgear Nighthawk Working Great

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Installed the Netgear Nighthawk MK83 3-pack last week, which was delivered on time by BestBuy. Took at most 1.5hours from start to finish to install. It is doing a great job of providing fast, consistent WiFi6 coverage in our 2,800ft home, plus outdoor areas as well. Have some devices hard-wired into the Netgear units via the provided Ethernet ports on the back of the units. The Nighthawk connected right away to all of our desktops, iPhones, iPads, security cameras, VOIP devices and WiFi-based thermostats. Our previous WiFI system + extender left poor coverage and dead spots. Also working good is the iOS app on my iPhone and iPad. Would highly recommend!!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Mesh Router System

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I had an Orbi RBR40 that could no longer handle the number of devices I had on it (35) so it was time to move up. My Best Buy had sold out of the newer Orbi so I decided to try out the Netgear AX 3600 that had just come out. Wow was I glad I did that! I'm now up to 48 devices on it with no problem. It was easy to set up and with the Armor security on the router and Bitdefender on all of my devices it is real secure. At half the price of the comparable Orbi router this is a steal, plus the speeds are way better than my old Orbi. Their customer service is also great. I had to transfer my Armor account and they did it, adding nearly a year on to the 6 months I got with the purchase! Bottom line, you cant go wrong with this baby!

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good functionality for the price

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Works great. Best home wifi speed and coverage I've had. The app to setup is fine. I can uninstall it later. Setting up reserved IPs and port forwarding works just fine over web interface. I panicked a bit after setup when I moved my satellites to their permanent location farther away from the base, and got amber LEDs, but that seems to be normal and lasts a minute before the OK color of blue is seen. Note: if you blast a lot of data it can disrupt other wireless devices like my ActionTec wireless HDMI receiver which is 12' away from a satellite.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worth it

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Upgraded from an orbi rbr20 setup and the night hawk with wifi6 tri band is awesome. I have a few wifi 6 devices and the difference in speed is amazing. The distance you can put the satellites is pretty good too. I put one in my seperate workshop which was a good 100ft from the house and no issues with connectivity. Where as with the orbi connection was spotty at best. I was surprised I was able to get this at BB too as the netgear website had it listed for pre orders still.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice upgrade

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    My previous router stopped working so I wanted to upgrade to a mesh network. The phone app made the installation very easy and quick, I have a very strong signal throughout the house now. By making the network name and password the same, most of my devices worked seamlessly. If you have devices that only work on 2.4 GHz, you have to set that up through a web browser, not the app (as far as I can tell).

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Huge upgrade from our old router, Netgear R6220

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Works great for our 1 gig internet connection. Easy setup and a huge improvement over the basic Netgear R6220 that came with our service from our ISP. Running both satellites with a wired ethernet back haul. We are no longer experiencing any video buffering, lag, or slowness (as we did with the Netgear R6220) when everyone is online and streaming 4K Movies or video content. Definitely notice a better WiFi coverage and speed in our 5k sq ft home.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really good product!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Great product once it it set up! I found that I had to resort to Youtube videos to get through some of the installation steps. Make the installation guide a bit more geared to the layman and it will get 5 stars from me.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Dead Spot Killer

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I had a decent router and wifi extender setup, but even though it did technically reach all parts of my house, I’d still have dead wifi areas as well as areas where wifi would only sometimes work. Granted this new mesh setup has a router and two satellites, it works so much better and now my dead areas act like I’m standing right next to the router! For me it was well worth the wifi-related headaches that this will save me from.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Mesh is the very best way to network your family

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This is the absolute best for making sure your whole family is connected! Each satellite has 2 ethernet ports. that means you can Hardwire those devices you need without having cables running across the floor or stapled to the wall. The devices are so easy to deploy using the NightHawk App on your phone.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Mesh for the Money

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Thought I could get away with using Google WiFi and was sadly wrong. It was easy to change the name of the WiFi to be the same as the last one and everything connected quickly and smoothly. I no longer have a notification to connect to WiFi when I turn on my smart TV's. If you have a smart home, you don't want anything less.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good WiFi but interface needs work

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    My house is only 1,800 sq ft so this wireless mesh system is a little overkill but it works way better than my old wifi router. I now have wireless in spots I never had before. Besides the cost the only other thing I'm disappointed with is NO Parental Controls included. I would be willing to purchase a subscription if they offered but nothing of the sort is available. The only thing you can do is shut down devices manually from connecting to your network. I wish I could schedule kids devices to shutdown at night now I have take them away every night to make sure they aren't on them. I'm hoping a firmware update or some kind of parental control service will be offered in the future. At least wireless works fine and that's what this system was built for.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Netgear Support
      Posted .

      Hi OMAD,

      Thank you for your review. We will be making the MK83 compatible with Smart parental controls through the nighthawk app in a future firmware update. I will link some additional information about Smart parental controls below: https://www.netgear.com/home/services/smart-parental-controls/

      If you need further assistance, please email us at netgearteam@netgear.com for additional resources or to contact one of our support experts. We will be happy to help.

      Thank you.
      NETGEAR Team

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This system is amazing! I've tried many other setups and none can compare to this one. There is zero lag when playing games online or streaming from your favorite service. With some of the other setups I tried, I had to reboot one or more pieces quite often, never had to reboot this system once, has been 100% uptime. Will DEFINITELY recommend to family & friends.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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