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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 224 reviews

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

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94%would recommend to a friend
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  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Strong signal

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied with this purchase

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I'm very satisfied with this purchase. The device is very anestheticly pleasing, for starters. It also has notches for wall mounting. But on top of that, it was very easy to get set up, having pleanty of information in the box to help us out if we had questions. Last and most importantly, the functionality of it has been outstanding. I've had fast and reliable internet ever since I installed this device. My old router had a hard time sending a signal to the furthest rooms of my home, especially when the doors were shut, but this one has strong, consistent signal throught my home, regardless of obstacles.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Has worked great! My previous netgear router was having lots of issues. I've had this one for 2+ weeks and haven't even had to restart it! Setup was easy since I already had the App, though it did take a few times for it to recognize the new router. Even with some snags, it took less than half an hour.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Day and Night Difference

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am by no means a tech expert. I love tech and devices, routers are something I did not think could make a difference in my signal but when Spectrum upgraded my internet speed I thought things were going to be good for my devices, especially my PS5. Well, I decided to upgrade my router to a newer one that Spectrum provides and they decided to take away the dual-band option because they said it was an outdated feature. Do not believe it. Dualband is NECESSARY. Smartphones and smart TVs consume way too much data. It ruins the signal reach and stability of everything. Keep smartphones and smart TVs on 2g. The only devices that require a 5g signal are computers and gaming consoles but everything does not need over 200mbps of speed yet if you use your smartphone with 5g it will take advantage of it which nothing on my phone requires that much data. This router is amazing. No need to use your internet provider's router. Night Hawk has more features than my provider could ever offer. I feel more in control of my internet than ever. I feel like a tech expert now that I have this router and gives me so much information on devices and usage. So stop comparing prices and reviews. JUST BUY THIS ROUTER! Nothing could be better than this router.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall for standard users

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This was my first Netgear router. I’ve had their switches and have never had issue with them so when it came time to retire my old Asus router I thought I’d give the Nighthawk line a try. For background, I prefer to manually configure as many settings as possible (e.g. Operating Systems, network equipment, printers…). Netgear really wants you to configure the routers using their mobile app. For many this is great option. I proceeded to the web interface which automatically redirects you to https://routerlogin[.]net. Until it’s completely configured the routers admin console is internet accessible. Great for convenience, not ideal for security. I like that there a speed test from the mobile app and console. It’s actually testing the bandwidth from the router rather than a device connected to the router. This gives a better idea of how much bandwidth you’re getting from ISP. I had 500 Mbps connection. The tests I did showed ~470-480 Mbps. The wireless tests were very good too. I only had it configured for 2.4 and 5 GHz since I have only device that supports WiFi 6. You can customize device name and assign different icons for different devices. Nighthawk has better icons than TPLink in my opinion. Wireless security supports all expected options - WPA, WPA2/3 personal, WPA23 -Enterprise. If you’re looking for a well performing, mid-prices, easy to configure WiFi router, I would recommend the Nighthawk AX5400. However, if you want something highly customizable or that has advanced firewall features, I would not. I don’t know if newer Asus router require a subscription for some features. Netgear and TP-Link both charge subscriptions for parental controls and their “advanced” security. Though this is annoying it seems to be how it’s done now. The Asus I replaced had the parental controls builtin. I’d like to get more detailed information about which sites are being accessed and protocols and ports being used in my network. As well better segmentation. Granted these are more business than consumer features.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Blazing Fast

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Wow! I bought this particular Router based off of a friend who also owns one and I couldn’t be happier! Makes my internet speed blazing faster than my 11 year old Apple Router! I love that it can hold up to 25 devices at once! And the Nighthawk app is very helpful in troubleshooting my Router or Rebooting it without having to unplug it like I used to with my previous Router. It is definitely worth the money. I highly recommend the NETGEAR Nighthawk Router

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice for medium priced router.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Excellent throughput. Range good is throughout the 2 story house and excellent the closer you are to the Nighthawk. I learned something about changing the SIDD name. If the default name it say, NETGEAR72, you new SIDD must keep the '72' at the end. For example xxxxxxx72. Otherwise no connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Speed Demon

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This Night hawk router is easy to set up and has great coverage of my home. This system connected very easily to all my devices. I highly recommend this Night Hawk router.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear Nighthawk Router

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Netgear Nighthawk Router improved network speed and reduced network latency for all our Wi-Fi devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming lag solved

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    Posted . Owned for 9 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My wifi signal was extremely slow, purchased myself a nighthawk and have had Lightning fast speeds since, no more gaming lags.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great router easy to setup and use. File share is wont work with portable sdd

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Strong signal

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    NETGEAR

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Excellent route I love I do recommend everyone should buy is a very strong signal

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install! Perfomance unparalleled

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Not had one issue with WIFI connectivity or functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good router.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    does exactly as stated, consistent and good connection when given a good ISP.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Range, Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very nice rage my Wi-Fi has great speed thurout the house no dead zone

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality product

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great! Lots of range and easy to set up! I'm well satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Router

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    System works great. My internet is fast smooth. Looks pretty cool too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Speed, Strong signal

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear AX5400 WiFi 6 Router

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This router works very well. It was easy to set up using the Nighthawk App. It told me the router was working and that it didn't have a signal. After the MAC address was sent to the ISP it started putting out the signal. Customer service was very professional and helpful to get the desktop hooked to it working. The router puts out good signal strength on both bands. The speed test showed that it was much faster than the old Netgear router I was using. Signal is very fast and reliable even through a couple of walls to the tv which is about 35 feet away.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Coverage, Range, Strong signal

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The coverage is outstanding. From the 2G-5G network this router is able to send a quality signal throughout my home and to even be able to reach down the hill across the street to my neighbors home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Range

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The BEST!!!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I upgraded from a Nighthawk X10 R9000 to this one and I am SO glad I did. DumaOS is a game-changer! I love being able to control my ping and my area for gaming servers. Thank you, Netgear for getting DumaOS!!! It's range is phenomenal. It's easy to use. Recommended for anyone who just wants a better router!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Coverage, Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Router

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Setup was easy with the included instructions. The router is able to cover my home pretty reliably with great speeds. Gaming with this router has been the biggest improvement as you can set up which devices get priority bandwidth and also set a limit on which gaming servers are used when playing online. The included DUMAos has made changing router settings very easy and also has an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone. The Nighthawk app also allows you to monitor your network on the go as well. Overall a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend