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

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews

71%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Router for the price

    Posted
    WesC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'll start with what I feel is good about the router. Superficially is looks good and compared to the RAX80 I feel like the indicator lights are in a better place to be seen. The auto channel selection picked a good spot where there was less interference from my neighbors and I've had issues with other routers in the past where this was a problem. Netgear's Readyshare is nice and I was able to plug in my hard drive without issue and it was immediately available. The speeds I tested were correct in 5 Ghz band but was about 2/3s the speed in the 2.4Ghz band. Without some additional research I'm not sure if that is normal or not. The guest network works and was easy to set up and the Wi-Fi password can be shared with a text (or other chat app) or QR code. The website is chock full of settings like OpenVPN, port forwarding, and the aforementioned Ready share settings. The signal strength is very good, a little better than the Google mesh i also have. Overall the good bits are good but here's some issues I find, especially when comparing it to the Google mesh network I have. The nighthawk app needs some work compared to something like Google's WiFi app. I had issues getting speed test to work and even connecting at the beginning seemed like a problem trying to disconnect from an old nighthawk that was set up. The app lacks port forwarding and doesn't feel as 'clean' as I would hope. It's hard to qualify the feeling but I prefer the flow of the Google app. The router doesn't do 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz on the same SSID which would be nice given the Google mesh I have does that. It has NetgearXX and NetgearXX-5g. Aside from these issues in my home I think if you are in the market for something with a lot of customization this could be the product for you. If you need basic stuff without a lot of advanced customization then maybe something else works, unless this is in your price point then you can just ignore the advanced options. The device doesn't do a mesh (that's Orbi) so my home floorplan works against it. Hopefully Netgear looks into the Nighthawk app and does some upgrading there and I think the overall experience would improve. I was provided this router by Netgear as part of the First Look Review Program but all positives and criticisms are my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Option for the Newest Wifi Specs

    Posted
    ldjarmin
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    While not without its flaws, this is the most cost efficient way to get into the newest AX/WiFi 6 in a router on the market today. Here are some pros and cons. Pro + Sleek look will really stand out when you want it to but can also easily hide in the background due to its black finish. + Fast speeds! This thing can pump out some serious bandwidth to your devices due to the newest technologies. + Set it up and forget it. Once you get it set up, it should consistently work great for you without having to futz with it all the time. The best technology works with you and for you, and this is a great example. + Cheaper than other AX/6 options. Don't overpay for the new technology. Cons - Expensive (even if cheaper than other options). You can certainly find cheaper routers if you don't need the specific features of this model. - Setup can be labor intensive; it's not plug and play. - Not many end devices (phones, computers, etc.) even support AX/6, so it may be overkill right now. So, overall I think this is a great router that will get you blazing fast speeds and will future proof you for quite a while. It may be overkill for some so take that into consideration, but if you're excited about the features in this thing don't hesitate. I received this product to review as part of NETGEAR's First Look Review Program, but the opinions expressed in the review are solely mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good

    Posted
    benob
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wifi 6 but no client

    Posted
    jeepicon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this router for future proof since I usually don't replace it for a few years. However no device in my home take the advantage of the benefits of new wifi yet. Cheapest wifi 6 router. Probably will see more benefits in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to setup

    Posted
    Psalmist
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Very user friendly....works REALLY fast with all the devices connected

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good router

    Posted
    Spenditall
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This router was one of the easiest units to set-up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great routter

    Posted
    Hihill360
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great router! Easy setup! Net gear is the best router!

    I would recommend this to a friend