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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 54 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable Wi-Fi 6 Router

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    hardgamer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect upgrade

    Posted
    JeshAlex
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    So far I've only had this router for a week but I will update if needed. I'm not sure why there are such mixed reviews on this router as it has performed very well for me. Setup wasn't simple but it wasn't that difficult either. Mostly the app just isn't great and didn't recognize the router at first but after a few minutes it was fine. I configured the router with my wired PC and set it up how I wanted it. My speeds are supposed to be 100 up 20 down(Spectrum). With my old netgear router(N600) i was lucky to get 20% of that. With this router I've consistently been able to achieve 60 up 12 down over wifi and 100+ up ~20 down over wired. I have two gaming PCs wired to the router and around 10 wifi devices running concurrently with no problems. I'm sure I can mess with the configurations a little more and get better results for wifi but I'm not too worried about it. Hopefully when I get 1gb it will still hold up. The range on this router is good. I would say 2000 sq ft and I still have full connection. Luckily my house is smaller than that so its plenty for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Easy Setup, Connection Challenges

    Posted
    luddite1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I found the setup using the app to be very simple. Everything worked flawlessly and I was up and running in minutes. So far so good. Then I started connecting all the devices in my house to the new wifi (MacBook Pro, iPad, kids iPhone 6 and Galaxy S7. No problems at all until I tried to connect my wife's HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 10. The laptop unable to see the SSID. Spent hours researching, tweaking settings, rebooting router and modem with no luck. Connecting the laptop via network cable directly to the router worked just fine, but no matter what I tried, the SSID did not appear when searching for a wifi. Very frustrating because older phones and other laptops did not have this problem. Finally I realized that had not updated the router firmware. As soon as I did so, problem solved. So just a warning to update the firmware right away and save yourself a headache.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy transition

    Posted
    LJCR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We have a small office and the transition from a older router and it was amazingly seamless. We don't have an IT staff so the responsibility for setup fell on me and believe me, I'm no technology guru. Fortunately, the app makes setup a breeze. We had a few things hard wired into the previous router so it was quick thing to unplug from old and replug into new. Interestingly, the Quick Start Guide really didnt provide any setup instructions outside of "download the app". No hiccups during setup and everyone was able to see and connect to the new wifi. I did not necessarily notice a huge speed boost but that may be attributable to our mediocre ISP. The signal was nice and strong. I was concerned about the change over and it went off without a hitch. Overall a very seamless experience. I received the RAX40 from NETGEAR as part of a review and test program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT!

    Posted
    eekmwk
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The router was super easy to set up and get going. I love the app and the ease of use as well as the various features. I previously was using an Airport/Time Capsule. I can still use the time capsule but the wifi signal strength was lacking. This router easily handles two xbox gaming systems, streaming movies and video conferencing all at the same time. Glad we made the purchase and didn't start creating holes in our walls to make a wired system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the cost

    Posted
    PastramiSwamii
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router, only one complaint

    Posted
    CarbenZone
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    I have always loved netgear products, they are very reliable and well built. Netgear is consistantly patching security risks with firmware updates. This router is no different, works better at traffic control than the AC1900/R7000 that I upgraded from. Only complaint is the box shows the router as having white lights but the lights are actually green. Also this one does not support light flashing with activity (hopefully a firmware update can fix the latter.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wifi home ready

    Posted
    Vince
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First off I love the app , downloaded to phone and all set. I have a lot of wireless devices and it found them all. Have pushed it hard for a few days now. We have wireless TV , cameras , over 15 wireless devices in our house. We are up and running fast. Kids are streaming and playing PUBG and my TV didn't skip a beat. Works good really have enjoyed the nighthawk product line. The price is right , not a ton of money for a fast router to run all the devices in your house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup and super fast!

    Posted
    Keni
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    I had recently increased my internet plan that has speeds up to 100 mb and I thought my old router was doing a fine job then one day without reason my old router took a dump and stopped working. I relied on the salesman to guide me on my purchase and we agreed this would be perfect and perfect it was! I now have a much larger WiFi area of coverage and the speed on each device is significantly noticeable. I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entry router into Wifi 6

    Posted
    Perezinator
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This router has improved my network quality far from the isp-provided router. Download speeds are much more consistent and the wifi no longer drops out. Even though there are limited devices for the new Wifi 6 protocol, I bought this for a little bit of future-proofing. The only thing I would change on this router is the ability to set the 2.4 and 5 ghz network into 1 SSID instead of 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    Blake
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Setup wasn't flawless and it's way too easy to accidentally turn off the WiFi if you hit the button on the top of the router after connecting devices to it. Once setup is complete and it is running, though, the router is extremely responsive and we get much better connections and faster speeds on Pixel 3, iPhone, Surface Book 2, iPad and other devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    Posted
    Oldmil
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Been using NETGEAR Routers for as long as I have had the internet. In fact I have never used any other brand. NETGEAR is always dependable and delivers speeds as advertised. The RAX40 really blew me away when I did a speed test. I actually was .76 Mbps download faster than the max my ISP gives me. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Future of WiFi

    Posted
    Leonard
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

    Great value for the buck get new WiFi 6 ax

    Posted
    clancy76
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Easy to setup - after some boot time - and FW upgrade - show good signal all around my house (better than my old router which had more antennas and still failed ) . Also great to see that my new Galaxy s10 show Wifi 6 symbol when connect in my network. all the other routers with 11ax were more than 300$ - so I think it's a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wifi 6

    Posted
    Phxforsale
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Super easy Nighthawk App set up. So far router is way better than expected. Super fast had 4 simultaneous 4k feeds going with zero buffering. Best bang for the buck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really made a difference in overall performance

    Posted
    Surfsidesix
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This Nighthawk really made a difference in the overall performance of my computer system. I replaced my old and outdated Linksys router with this one. The Nighthawk is faster, more responsive. My cable modem is also a Netgear, so both are more integrated working together, both being Netgear

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WiFi 6 for a great price

    Posted
    JSpak
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    Extremely easy set up, took about 10 minutes with the Nighthawk app. Only gripe is that it seems to take a bit longer to restart than previous routers that I’ve had in the past. Upgraded from a 2in1 to this and a SB6190 and immediately noticed a difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router

    Posted
    chowpug
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    With this router I don't seem to have all the loading and retrieving issues on my Roku devices that I had before. Initial setup somewhat difficult as you have to use your phone, and it's just a bit confusing, what if you didn't have a smart phone??

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    Posted
    Andy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This product solved our wireless issues. Our house is brick, mortar built in 1967. 2 floors. We always had dead spots and difficulty with coverage. Nighthawk solved the problem. Would buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice whole house WiFi

    Posted
    dopy2019
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    My old WiFi router died the other day so I came to Best Buy to get a new one. The sales folks were very helpful helping me decide. I am very happy with my new NETGEAR Nighthawk

    I would recommend this to a friend