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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2044 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

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    Bought this router because my old one kept dying out on me. It was 6 years old anyway. This new one seems to be doing the trick and all is well. The setup was pretty simple. The extender option seems to be working just fine. We have one particular room were the wifi is weak, but the booster seems to increase the signal. My only beef is that the booster signal shows as "weak" (red light), however, my devices (including XBOX ONE) seems to run smoothly (no glitching) during the day and at night. I'm happy with the product.

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

    How to get Geek Squad via button?

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    I read that you have to set up an account online first before being able to connect to Geek Squad via the far right button on the router. Did I do that when i registered my new Netgear? Do I already have an account? I have so many online accts. that I forget even if I write them all down. How to organize? Anyway, so far, ALL OF MY 8 NETWORK DEVICES ARE SHOWING UP IN THE NETGEAR GENIE APP., INCLUDING THE DST ADAPTER THAT CAME WITH THE R7300 MODEL.

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

    a must have

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    let me tell you my friends that this router is all you need for any big house my soon was complaining for a year now that when playing PS4 it keep disconnected after replacing with this one what a difference I have 3 laptops a printer 3 iPhones 2 tablets all wifi and all are amazing fast speed I definitely recommend to get the bundle with DST adapter for best performance if you have a big house I placed it in my son's room a bit pricy but worth every dollars. trust me get this one . Franck

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

    Best WiFi Router

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    I am by no means a computer techie, but I do know my way around alittle. Let me start that installation was about as simple as setting up your iPad or laptop up to the Internet. Once this was all installed I increased my overall speed by about 25mbs, and the extender or dead spot receiver was easy set up also, mine was a Best Buy exclusive which has a built in geek squad button. This is a bit pricey but like momma always told me you get what you pay for.

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

    Great signal reach

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    I live in a large wide ranch home that has had dead zones with other routers. The NETGEAR - Nighthawk DST AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with DST Adapter came with a additional signal booster. Together they have eliminated all dead zones and improved the quality and reliability of my wifi throughout my home..

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

    Great router suites all of my needs.

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    This router is very easy to install, it allows me to have Internet anywhere in my home as well as a good distance outside. I am very satisfied and will recommend this brand to family and friends. NETGEAT- Nighthawk

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

    Great product and highly recommend to a friend

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    Before I have a problem wifi around my house. Whe I bought a geek squad router ... Its amazing wifi problem was solve especially whe the agent network my router in my modem. I highly recommend to a friend and relatives.

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

    Didnt need to use dst adapter

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    This router is awesome. I live in 2 story home . 2000sq ft and i have my modem and router upstair. I have 100mbps plan from xfinity, not even using dst, i get range from 50 to 100mbps using wifi.

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

    Awesome Router and DST Adatper

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    This Router and DST Adapter will give you the Fastest Internet possible for Streaming on HD-4K and Gaming Online.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    One of the antennas has a manufacturing defect

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    I purchased this product and picked it up at the store. When I took it home, I discovered that one of the Antennas was defected, it basically can not be installed to the socket. The problems is that I did not discover this until I am already in Aruba where I live. So I called NETGEAR customer services and after being transferred between several persons and departments, I discovered that they refuse to support me and they referred me to Best Buy. So I called Best Buy Customer services and I got the same runaround that I got from NETGEAR. Except that Best Buy where much better and they were willing to help. I was finally told by Best Buy to call the store where I purchased it from. So, I called the store and the store basically told me that I have to bring it in to replace it and I tried to explain to them that I live in Aruba and I have no idea when I am going to be back in the US. Can they just send me an Antenna. The answer was not. So when I go back to the US, I will have to find out if I will be able to replace the defective antenna or not, even though it is a manufacturing defect.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding speakers

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    Great sounding speakers for the price. Easy to setup and to use.

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

    Great Router

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    It's a great router for the purpose that's intended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Net Gear AC1900 DST Router (R7300) & DST ADAPTER

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    The Router for household use, I deem in and of itself adequate. But, the Net Gear Genie would not stay online with my older VISTA computer (It drops out and offline). Also the DST ADAPTER (Extender) I tried 17 ways from Sunday to get to work and never could get it to function. Also R7300 has potential hacks and needs to be firmware updated immediately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice for the price

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    I found that this router was very easy to setup and use. Surprisingly the DST adapter works very well, much better then the Trendnet adapter I used to use. Overall I'd say that I'm happy with the router. The interface is easy to use, you can tell that it's designed to help someone who's not as familiar with the options. There's enough in the advanced options to keep my happy as a more advanced user as well. This might not be the perfect solution for someone who wants to do some seriously tweaking and have control over every aspect of their home network, but for most users, this thing will work just fine. I'm using it with one desktop, 4 game consoles, 2 roku's and a ton of other wireless devices (phones, tables, ipods, etc) and I haven't had any issues. The only downside I have seen, and it's not really much of anything, is this is branded with the Geek squad "service" plan or something. I didn't need it and I couldn't find this combo without that so I'm not sure if someone how that added "benefit" changed the price at all. All in all, I'd say this is a solid buy.

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

    Superb Wireless Router!!

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    This router has excellent range and performs amazingly. I bought the DST (Dead Spot Terminator) model because I had a $50 coupon for the combo which made it the same price as the router itself, so I basically got the DST for free. However, I do not recommend it unless you absolutely need it. It may have just been the wiring in my house (even though it is a new house built in 2012) but I couldn't get the DST to work unless it was plugged into the outlet right outside the room where the router was. This made it pointless for extending the signal in my application. I've read other reviews where it worked flawlessly. Keep in mind this router has amazing range, so unless you really know you need the extra coverage, this router will probably have you covered all by itself, so don't spend the extra money if you don't have to.

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

    Router replacement

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    My old Netgear router went out so I bought the bigger better one. The price was a little hard to deal with at first so I used some reward points. Sadly it was not a simple plug and go set up. Luckily it came with a 1 year Geek Squad plan. I got my moneys worth over the first few hours. The wireless booster that comes with it almost has to have a direct line of sight to the router and Geek Squad in all their wisdom could only tell me that its weak signal must be do to the walls and wiring in my house. As if my house was some old turn of the century farm house with boxed off rooms. I have an open floor concept. In the end I moved the booster about 20 feet away from my router just outside my office door. My devices, all over the house, can still pick up the router wifi, which is actually stronger than the booster wifi, so not seeing the real advantage there. I gave this device a 4 instead of a 3 because of the setup and booster. Once all the bugs were worked out, at least I think they're all worked out, it works great and is strong. I like Netgear. I would not buy this model again though. Or trust that Geek Squad knew what they were doing when it comes to higher level issues over the phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Router Poor Adapter

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    I have had numerous routers over the years, including Apple and Linksys. I have always been frustrated that one small area in my home could not be covered. I would have to resort to extenders etc. This router just about does it. The signal reaches the room, just isn't crazy fast (i have 100gb a second.) But that's good enough for me until they release the next best thing. The geek squad service needs to be improved. I tried to connect the adapter/extender on my own to no avail, and called them for the "free" support. Maybe I got them on a bad day, but the representative that passed me over to the "hold line" said it would be a 4 hour wait. WHAT?!! I went to a movie and came back (literally) and it was still in the que on my computer. Once the guy got on the phone (3 hours, 30 mins) he was nice and helpful. He got the adapter on the network and then within an hour it was off again. Oh well, the router by itself is such a good deal I would still buy it anyway. 4 stars is the for the crazy wait. Don't advertise "amazing service" that's a 100.00 value and then make your customers wait in a que for 4 hours :P

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

    Great Wifi Upgrade

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    My old router (wireless N) was unable to keep up with the wireless traffic on my network, and as such, I needed an upgrade. Where I have spotty reception in my living room, I was using a Powerline Extender as well. I chose this router because it came with a Powerline Extender, so I could ensure at least the same coverage I had with my old equipment. For the most part, I'm happy with my purchase. While range didn't increase, bandwidth certainly did. SpeedTest over my old router capped out at 100 Mbps, while with the new router, I'm hitting 230 Mbps. Local network file transfers have also improved, even more dramatically, from a maximum of 10 MBps using my old router, to a maximum of 40 MBps using this new router. Of course, regular speeds will bounce around quite a bit, especially when several devices are all active on the wifi network, but overall, this router has improved my wifi network dramatically. So, I'm sure you're wondering, 'It sounds like you love the router, so why only the 4 stars?' Well, the answer to that involves the included Powerline Extender. While it was great that the router included it, the router's power cord is the connection to drive the extender. While this seems good in theory, as there's less individual hardware to deal with, this configuration requires you to plug the router directly into the wall outlet. You can't use a UPS or even a basic power strip to try and protect the router from electrical spikes/surges, as they would interfere with the use of the Powerline Extender, and having it properly connect to the router. Obviously, if you don't need/want the extender, then you could plug this router into a power strip or UPS, however, if you don't need the extender, then you would probably be better off just getting the R7000. So because I feel that the router is at a slightly greater risk from electrical surges/spikes *because* the 'server end' of the Powerline Networking is built into the router's power supply, I felt that it didn't quite deserve a full 5 stars.

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

    Really Impressed

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    Purchased 11/30/15. IPad kept dropping signal which really, really kept upsetting my wife as did my HP laptop though not as often and it set right beside my old router. We live in a 2 story house and my new router now sets on the top of my roll top desk downstairs in roughly the center of the house and my extender is also downstairs around 30 feet from the router. Today is 1/07/16 and my wife has complained once to me and I can attribute that to just a naturally occurring disconnect that we will all experience with a wireless connection. I have up to 7 devices connecting at once and so far its great. I love it and my wife is back to loving me. What a small price to pay for happiness.

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

    Excellent in a 2 story Daylight Basement Home

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    I read several reviews on this product before I could finally find someone who described their home like mine. I have a 2 story daylight basement home with a bonus room over the garage. The main floor and basement is approximately 2500 sq. ft. each. The Router sits on one end of the home (main floor) near the mudroom/garage. It covers the main floor AND the bonus room over the garage - which we had great difficultly with in the past. We had to purchase and use a separate Router in the past because it wouldn't penetrate the garage/walls/insulation to reach the bonus room. I installed the DST downstairs in the basement on the opposite side of the main floor Router. The DST reaches the entire basement as well as the main floor bedroom on the opposite end of the main floor Router which was also a problem with the old Router. We now have full coverage EVERYWHERE in the entire house and no kids are complaining! Even our basement theater room which was the "DEAD ZONE" has remarkable coverage as it picks up the DST signal perfectly. Because we have a lot of windows with the daylight basement, we even get a signal on the patio outside the basement using the DST. The Best Buy Geek Squad technician came to my house and set it up and I had excellent service, and he was very knowledgeable. The technician and I ran speed tests side by side using a Speedtest app on our phones (Ookla) and it was seamless. I highly recommend this product. NOTE: The router is very large as others have mentioned so ensure you have the counter space to set it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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