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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Incredible router, and an installation tip...

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Connection quality, Home use, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Resetting

    I needed to replace my old Linksys that was six years old, and beginning to drop the 2.4 GHz channel at random times during the day. I picked this router due to the high ratings in Consumer Reports, plus my local Best Buy had it in stock. This is an outstanding router. VERY fast with a STRONG signal, and the Nighthawk phone app is amazing as well. But here's a VERY important installation tip. At first I couldn't get it to connect to my modem - no internet. All of my connected ethernet cables were recognized immediately, but the "Internet" LED kept blinking orange. I swapped out cables between the router and my modem, reset the modem, etc... I played with it for an hour and a half. Nothing worked. So I made a call to my provider, Xfinity tech support. An amazing tech at Xfinity (who just happened to have the same router) told me that I needed to change the default factory password (which was "password") before it would connect. Apparently that is a security concern with Netgear, but that step wasn't mentioned anywhere in the documentation, which was sparse to begin with. Once I did that, it came to life. This thing is incredible. I'm now getting speeds like never before, and the signal meter on my phone is a solid 100% around my house, even if I go out to the backyard. Last night I ran a speed test (over WiFi) on my Surface Pro, which is in my living room a floor below. It registered a blazing 200mbps over Wifi. (I'm on a 250mbps plan with Xfinity). That is just incredible for a WiFi signal. My old Linksys router never even got to 100mbps, even if I used the 5GHz band. It also comes with a feature called Smart Connect which automatically detects each device, and determines which ones should be connected to the 2.4GHz channel and which ones would be better on the 5GHz channel. I checked it after I enabled it, and sure enough it had moved a few devices around, like my DirecTV Genie II server, which can stream 4K content was now on the 5GHz. And this router has another amazing feature - it displayed a popup during setup that said that if I were to rename the wireless connections (2.4 & 5GHz channels) to the same names and passwords as the old router, it would make sure that I wouldn't need to reconfigure any of my devices. And I couldn't believe it, but it WORKED. I have probably three dozen or more wireless devices in my home - security cameras, smart plugs, smart watch, phone, laptops, my home thermostat, an Alexa Spot and several Echos, TV's, my DirecTV Genie server, Google Home Hub, and even my car is connected for Sync updates. I didn't have to reconfigure one single device in my house. Not one. Every one simply reconnected once I did the name and password change using the old credentials. That alone made this purchase all the better. I had expected to spend the afternoon going around and reconnecting everything after I made a list beforehand, which was 2 pages long.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    As Advertised

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    Please do you own research, as this reviewer has nothing to compare this product to. I purchased it new at the Best Buy in Poughkeepsie, NY. I have no complaints to speak of. I am satisfied with the product and its performance. I'm using a cable modem; and when hard wired to the modem itself my download speeds are approximately 200mbps. After connecting this wireless router and performing the same test again, my wireless download speed is roughly 80mbps less than one foot away. I'm running three smart phones, one tablet and two televisions all streaming HD video. At 70 feet from the router, signal strength drops less than four Mbps even after passing through two walls. If I had to choose again, I would've gotten the next model up.....just because.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Meh

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I’m on the fence about this. I was expecting better WiFi then I get, it goes down ALOT more than I expected and too hard to get everything going again...wouldn’t buy again really. Unless you’re tech savvy and know more. Which is pointless for people like me.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice little router

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    I was looking for a faster router since I had increased my Internet speed. The router I had was not a megabit router and the wireless speed could not keep up. The new wireless speed does keep it up to the rated speed. I don't know whether it is the cable modem or router that drops connection intermittently.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Welcome to the 21st Century...

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    Wow, this works well. Is this what its like to have a working wireless network...? Ok, so its time to start upgrading equipment. I've been using a Linksys 1000 wireless router for years. Never thought anything about it. Drop out here and there but thats normal, right? No. After about 30 minutes I had the Netgear Nighthawk up and running. I play a lot of video games and watch a lot of NETFLIX plus run cell phones and other computers and tablets all at the same time. Were talking 3 smart tv's, 4 phones, 1 xbox one, 1 360, 2 ps4's, 2 smart dvd players with apps, and 4 or 5 DS XL's / 3D DS XL's. With multiple things on and streaming Netflix and running YouTube videos I ran a speed test on my xbox one. This used to take a minute or so. Now its done almost as soon as I let the button go. I can't believe what I,ve been missing. I wish I could tell everyone to use this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great wifi router

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    I've been using this router for about 8 month now and it works as advertised. I haven't had any wifi drops or slowdowns. Although the range is less than I had hoped for.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Matt came and installed our new router.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Matt was so friendly and full of great information. He made me feel comfortable and reassured that our privacy and security was as important to him as it is to us. The router has been working great without any problems at all.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    DO NOT BUY!!!

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    DO NOT BUY ! ! ! Bought this router about 2 years ago and it WAS amazing. Increased speeds from about 150mbps to about 240mbps and having the 2.4 and 5 dual bands helps a lot as we have a lot of smart home devices and something is almost always streaming video if not multiple devices with the wife and kids and the dual bands help it not get bogged down. HOWEVER about 4 or 5 months ago Netgear updated its firmware for this router. Since then we have internet maybe half the time as it constantly drops. Even if your tech savvy and download and re-upload older firmware versions it does the same thing. If you search on Google you will find hundreds of forums and posts all talking about the same issue and is so frustrating and has become a piece of JUNK. Netgear’s customer service is horrible and if you can even get ahold of someone no resolution is provided. I was very pleased and held them highly but won’t be purchasing any Netgear products from now on!!!

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Dual-Band Wireless Router for the price

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    This NETGEAR - Nighthawk Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch - Black gave me what I wanted to surf online and for gaming. That it had a 1.0GHz dual-core processor was a selling point for me. It is a step down from the more expensive feature enriched version for $100 less. Gave me what I desire in the short term.... not bad so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent router!

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    Features

    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Connection quality, Home use, Range

    I have been a linksys/cisco person for years but gave this a try. It did not disappoint. Setup was the easiest I have ever had bar none, and I have set up my fair share of home networks. The range is great! I also paired with NETGEAR AC750 WIFI range extender without any trouble at all. The 12 plus devices I have connected enjoy great signals and fast transmission throughout the house. The management software is also excellent for home users as it easily allows you to lock down your network and prevent any new devices from connecting without additional permission (beyond just the network password). It also allows for a guest network on both bands with multiple security options e.g. allowing guests to see each others computers etc. I also added the NETGEAR A6100 WIFI USB mini adapter to my laptop for the complete AC experience. If you are looking to upgrade your system this router will do the trick. BTW I have been using for about 3 weeks without any issues whatsoever. I can't say that about my previous setup.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great value

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    reaches all places in my house. Nice option to have 5G network as well as regular as not all devices have 5G.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great router

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    With all of my devices and my wireless security cameras my old router would drop my cameras constantly. After this purchase my cameras haven't gone offline since. Also the 10 devices that I have connected to the network work flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome router

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    This router is by far the best I've ever owned. Between my roommate and I we connect up to 5 items and one of those is a desktop used for gaming and I'm still getting 85 Mbps on a laptop. Definitely recommend this router.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    After 2 years does not working good

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    I do not know how long the warranty for it but I am purchase in 2017 but now it not working good “on and off all day long” when I call the internet company they said the internet normal only the router on and off.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    BEST Internet Router - Nighthawk R7000

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    Pros mentioned:
    Connection quality, Home use, Speed
    Cons mentioned:
    Password

    The Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is absolutely the best internet router I have ever purchased and used. With dual processors, the R7000 is able to give me wireless speeds that are equivalent to my ISP internet up link speeds. My old Internet router could only handle a couple of devices at a time before internet speeds decorated. because the R7000 has a very fast dual processor, my Note III Mobile Phone, Laptops, and Tablets are reporting Internet speeds of 100 Mbps Down and 5 Mbps Up; the same speeds I get from a wired Internet connection. I have 4 x Smart Phones, 2 x Laptops, 3 x Tablets, 3 x Desktops, 2 x Network Printers, and 6 Gaming Consoles that use a combination of WiFi and Wired Internet Connections and ever since upgrading my two Internet routers to Netgear Night Hawk R7000s, I have no network bottlenecks. The wireless signal strength is fantastic!! I have one R7000 in the house and one R7000 in another detached building about 50 feet away from the house. Wireless Bridge Mode works great, not requiring a physical RJ45 network cable between both R7000 routers; this is also called a WiFi Repeater, because the Remote R7000 repeats TCP and UDP network traffic to and from the Base R7000 Router. I have a RJ45 cable plugged into both R7000 Routers and setup one DHCP scope for all wired and wireless devices attached to either of the R7000 Routers. I setup the WiFi wireless names the same on both R7000 Routers, so when traveling between both R7000 Routers, I do not lose my WiFi network connection and only have one name and password to remeber. I have total control over who can access what when. I can block websites by URL or by a word list. The R7000 Router would work great for home, small businesses, and medium businesses. I guess the reason why the Nighthawk R7000 is such a great product is because they are owned by Cisco. You pay a little more for this product, but Cisco didn't cut any corners here. You get what you pay for, and for me, the price for the Nighthawk R7000 was totaly fair for the number of features Cisco included. The Nighthawk R7000 is a quality product all around and I for one will not buy anything else for my network routing needs!! I highly recommend buying the Nighthawk R7000, you will not be disappointed!!! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great router

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    Posted .

    This router is amazing, pair it with cat6 cables you will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best router on the market

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    Netgear Night Hawk wireless router rocks. It does everything it is advertised. I would recommend it to anyone!

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast Router, no issues thus far.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Connection quality, Home use, Set up

    This router has performed flawlessly. Speed is great, and i've had no issues with dropped connections. Advanced setup options worked for successfully connecting our home security cameras for remote viewing. Very happy with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Lightning speed router

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    Iwas stun right after i hook up my new netgear router. It works more than i expected..

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Working Grate

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    I have no Coments No Coments regarding this !!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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