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NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews

73%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

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

    Set up was a nightmare and even after it was up and running, connection was spotty. Can't have that working from home. But it did have great range and speed the times it did work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good

    Posted
    benob
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've only had this router for about a week but so far it's great. I really like the Nighthawk app. It makes set up really easy, makes monitoring your network easy (like who's connected and what your speeds are). The range seems great too, I get a pretty decent signal even out in my backyard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Future of WiFi

    Posted
    Leonard
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This router is incredibly easy to setup and has amazing coverage. The nighthawk app is easy to use and offers some great features for network management. We have Gigabit internet and the router handles it flawlessly. Even though we do not have any WiFi 6 devices, it works incredibly well with older devices. Could not recommend this enough!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the cost

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

    I bought this thinking it was just going to be a temporary fix. Turns out it exceeded what I was expecting. I initially thought this was just going to be another router that does the basics. Turns out this made a huge difference to my network. I now can fully reach my office and also have my wife and kids on the internet and not suck up the bandwidth. This makes sure I have enough bandwidth to keep me working and not hear the kids screaming about the internet being slow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death Syndrome

    Posted
    PaulM
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    First off I'm a big Netgear fan and am currently usIng a Netgear Orbi system which has been great from the get-go. Very fast, great coverage, no reboots, it just works. The AX4 on the other hand is a complete dog. Setup was difficult at best, very buggy, wouldn't connect to internet or complete setup without multiple tries to finally finish. When I finally got it up and running, made a few minor changes and updated the firmware it worked OK but did experience wild inconsistency in signal strength all over and very poor range. I did test it with a Samsung S10 which does have an AX WiFi modem and while it was very fast in the same room as the router if you moved more than 20 ft. away the signal would drop off noticeably. AC clients were also slow and unreliable. Then the AX4 died after 12 hours. No led lights, won't reset, won't power on at all. It's going back today and until Netgear gets it together with this router I would advise to stay far away from any purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable Wi-Fi 6 Router

    Posted
    hardgamer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been using the Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 for a couple of days now and I absolutely love the coverage and speed performance it has given me over my old Nighthawk R7000. Netgear's RAX40 is designed to cover medium to large homes and it is capable of penetrating walls without breaking a sweat. The RAX40 sports an attractive design that really stands out when you first look at it. The setup process is really easy thanks to the Nighthawk App which you can download from Google Play store. The signal strength is much better than what I was getting with my Nighthawk R7000 and the latency has improved quite a bit too. I have more than 12 devices connected at all times to my router in my house and this router easily handles all of them. I have four laptops, three smartphones, two gaming desktops, two printers, and one NAS which I use to stream movies. With my R7000, I was getting around 130Mbps (download) and with the RAX40 I now get over 200Mbps (download). Pros + Attractive design + Fast speeds + Easy Setup + Affordable + Great Coverage Cons - Requires 802.11ax devices to take advantage - Not many devices available that support 802.11ax Overall, I am very happy with the RAX40 because it has eliminated all the dead WiFi spots in my house and it has also allowed me to get coverage in my patio and garage which I wasn't able to before with the Nighthawk R7000. I would definitely recommend this to anybody who is looking for the an affordable 802.11ax WiFi router. The RAX40 will provide you fast speeds but only if you have a device that supports the new 802.11ax standard. The RAX40 is overkill for most people and it will certainly future proof you for a long time. The RAX40 will provide you will much more consistent download speds and the WiFi will be more reliable. I received this product from Netgear as part of a test and review program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    Rolldawg
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Have had this router for about 4 days. As someone else mentioned, the set up isn't flawless. At first, it seems as if you have easily set up the router using the app, but low and behold, you need to reboot here, configure there. After a bit of confusing time, I managed to get the wifi active and working. Now the fun part. With the wifi working, it started to drop, and the speed no where near matched my older TP Link. I have 100 MPS with Cox, and was getting between 10- 25 MPS with this router. After calling COX to confirm my modem was active and not loosing connection, I determined it must be the router . Long story short, I had to login to the Netgear Admin login on a PC and change the IP from static to dynamic. I think the router was renewing the IP and causing the connection loss. Also, I enabled QOS. Odd that it'sn't set by default. Overall, now that the router is stable, the coverage is crazy good, much better than my TP Link, and even Google WiFi. I can be out at my sidewalk and get WiFi great. The speed is pretty solid. I'm averaging about 120mps. Again, I only have a 100 MPS with Cox. Would I recommend the router? Nah, there's probably better, easier routers for less. The router physically feels cheap, and low budget. The Nighthawk app sucks, 80% of the time it can't connect. Also, the app doesn't let you do advance features so you have to use the desktop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend