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- Model: EA6400
- SKU: 5015153
LOVE IT...A Plus !...I set up a plex media server and use it with multiple phones and tablets, a couple smart TV's and a smart DVD player....Instillation was a little tricky because it took my smart TV and computer a few tries before it would recognize the new signal but once we got up and running there have been no problems.Enjoy blazing-fast Internet connection with this Linksys AC1600 EA6400 802.11ac router, which features 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz wireless frequencies for smooth streaming of files. The Smart Wi-Fi technology enables remote access and control of your network.
- Model: R7000-100NAS
- SKU: 1754208
FAST !...4 star...I purchased this router to upgrade my G type router this was a ac router dual band 2.4 and 5 gig running at same time which is nice my speed test with the g router was running at 20 meg download 3 meg upload with the new ac router I'm getting 65 meg download 5.5 meg upload that is with....That is not altogether a bad thing, after using the router I found that it was more of the fact that NetGear routers already had pretty well laid out settings screens, but I think this product could benefit if the settings screen was redesigned to look more appealing, and to make it have a look that is different from their older routers.Accelerate your WiFi with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
- Model: R6400-100NAS
- SKU: 9054017
FAST !...I like...This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good item...very happy with this router it gives a far range and easily get WiFi through out a two story house and even covers the yard when using the 2.4ghz band, very fast speeds 700+ usually, simple setup and good software features, very easier to use was going to buy a mesh system but glad I tried this firstThe NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
- Model: EA6350-4A
- SKU: 5124122
A plus....Wow !!!...I've had it for a little over a month now and has been working well, except that a couple of times there was a lag in connecting to internet on laptop and had to unplug/plug the router to get a stronger, faster connection, however, this could be due to laptop being old and slow....During a recent move I upgraded from a standard Time Warner Cable wireless wifi modem/router to this Linksys 802.11ac Smart WI-FI Gigabit Router with a Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Modem.Linksys EA6350-4A AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Router: This router offers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbps so it can handle demanding tasks like video streaming and online gaming. The USB 3.0 port lets you connect a USB storage device and share files across your network.
- Model: R6220-100NAS
- SKU: 8827854
A plus...5 star....Strong network connection with a Computer in the garage and one in the front of the house the router that we use is centrally located so all networks are strong it's great to walk in and have good Wi-Fi and a good connection I really like this router it's easy to hook up easy to connect and our household enjoys it so I would recommend this router it's a strong connected device and it's priced reasonably...This is a powerful enough router to handle for devices including a MacPro computer ( the big one affectionately called "the beast"), a Sony 4K television, AppleTV, and a wireless Blu-ray player.Keep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. The AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas is an incredibly fast router delivering 1200Mbps WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
- Model: R6250-100NAS
- SKU: 8449041
5 star...Love it...im not a techy & I changed routers with my service so who knows whats better,but my internet went up from 1mbps to 30 mbps so that is a huge difference not sure what the big deal with the router is but hey it could be great , I have no idea....However, since switching out the previous Netgear wireless router, our Samsung Smart TV (which I thought is even hard wired into this new router/the modem) no longer works with the internet and can't find this wireless router during a search...The NETGEAR R6250 Smart WiFi Router with AC dual band Gigabit delivers AC1600 WiFi speeds. It offers the best wireless coverage for large homes and is ideal for homes with 8 or more wireless devices. It also provides the best connectivity for dual band wireless devices.
- Model: R9000-100NAS
- SKU: 5610805
5 STARS...It's ok...I'm not a gamer but have about 20+ smart home gadgets, TVs, and appliances including a garage door opener on a detached garage and a floodlight camera farther than that, and so far have not had one disconnect or slow-down of anything....Kept having problems with routers disconnecting had the Linksys ea9300 and it kept not working correctly disconnects lagging hard and crashes got this Netgear X10 and yes it's expensive but have had zero problems I have 36 thing on this router from security cameras tablets smartphones desktops voip phone service satellite 4 appletvs xbox oneS PlayStation 4 1 2 roku tv's and 2 smart doorbells and all work flawlessly it took about 10 mins to set up oh if u turn of the Qos it will make it faster IThe Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router is industry's fastest router for media streaming with Plex media server. The X10 delivers 802.11ac/ad WiFi for ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads. With a powerful 1.7GHz quad core processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps.
- Model: R7000P-100NAS
- SKU: 5712201
It's ok...Not bad...Anyway, I haven't had any issues and our household can be streaming upto three HD TVs, several mobile devices and a couple PCs at a time and we haven't had any issues....If you're in the market to "smart" upgrade your home, this router will do the trick by managing all smart devices using the MU-MIMO technology.The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router provides up to 1625 + 600 Mbps WiFi and MU-MIMO for lag-free gaming, better video streaming and multiple mobile devices. With Gigabit WiFi, Beamforming, and built-in high-powered amplifiers and external antennas, get ready for extreme performance! Frustration-free fast install using NETGEAR Nighthawk App to get online in matter of minutes. NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and all your devices. Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.
- Model: 21375804
- SKU: 5824501
Cool Core...Great tool...One thing that I saw as both as a pro and a con, is that after the first year, you have to commit to a $10/month 'contract' with Norton, or the router simply becomes a hi-end router without all of the extra benefits....Overall, this router offers some truly unique and potentially beneficial security features if you happen to already have or plan on using "internet-of-things" devices but if that isn't the case for you, you can probably find a cheaper router that performs just as well as this router does but without the added security features.Without you knowing it, cybercriminals can infiltrate your Wi-Fi network and steal your identity or invade your privacy by accessing your connected devices. Password protection isn't enough anymore. Engineered with multi-layered security, Norton Core™ intelligently protects your Wi-Fi network and an unlimited number of connected IoT devices such as smart TVs, baby monitors, Wi-Fi thermostats as well as your personal devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets against malware, spyware, ransomware, viruses and more.
- Model: R6260-100NAS
- SKU: 6250951
I like it!...Easy to use...This is a great wireless router that works perfectly for a large unit...I think this is a great router and would suggest for internet browsing this works best.The NETGEAR AC1600 smart Wi-Fi router is an incredibly fast router delivering AC1600 Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved Wi-Fi coverage for larger homes. This router offers 3x faster speed than similar 802.11n and more reliable streaming for mobile phones and tablets. Use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app to easily set, update and configure your router. Compatible with next-generation Wi-Fi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices. With up to 300+1300 Mbps speed and simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top Wi-Fi speeds and reliable connections. Ideal for applications such as lag-free multiple HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming, ultrafast speed and a secure and reliable connection to the Internet. The 880MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity, while the USB 2.0 port provides wireless access and sharing of USB hard drives.
Establish a strong, secure whole-home network with this smart Amped Wireless ALLY Wi-Fi system. Its router and extender units provide a up to 8,000 sq. ft. of internet coverage for up to 867 Mbps of AC1200 Wi-Fi speed. This Amped Wireless ALLY Wi-Fi system has built-in web protection by AVG to secure your devices against malware and other suspicious activity.
- Model: ALLY12B
- SKU: 6174415
- Model: WNDR3400-100NAS
- SKU: 1208844
I like...5 stars...I personally think it is an excellent product, good support when you need it, gives you more control over security settings than most wireless routers do that for me was a plus and the price is a bit more than you would pay for say a Belkin Router but it to me is worth every penny....Unless you are in the same unusual situation that I'm in with the house literally causing range and connectivity issues, this seems to be a quality router and the specs were better than a router advertised at nearly double the price which had won an award for 2012 router of the year from some PC Magazine.Choose this NETGEAR router and receive high level wireless security, the ability to share photos, music and more, and a way to keep track of your kids’ activity online. Plus, with easy installation for tablets, smartphones and computers, you’ll be able to start enjoying Wi-Fi throughout your home right away.
- Model: NLS-1304-25 1-PACK
- SKU: 5706129
Love it...5 stars...Now the asus router is quite fantastic for a stand alone router, but when you have multiple 4k streams of Netflix happening at the same time as well as multiple smartphones/tablets, laptops/wireless desktops, and other various electronics connected all at once a single high powered router just can't cut it....I purchased the Google mesh WiFi home system a little over a month ago, and I purchased it to go along with my Ring Pro doorbell, because something they don't tell you about the Ring doorbell is that it needs a substantial amount of WiFi in order to work properly, so I had to purchase an additional single satellite and put it on the back side of the wall where my ring Pro doorbell is located in order to get a better wifi connection to the doorbell.Enjoy a consistent connection to the web with this Google Wi-Fi setup. The single access point is ideal for use in smaller homes of less than 1,500 square feet, giving you the ability to connect your tablets, laptops or phones. This Google Wi-Fi system provides a reliable signal that can be shared by multiple devices at once.
- Model: NLS-1304-25 3-PACK
- SKU: 5706130
5 stars...5 Star....I purchased the Google mesh WiFi home system a little over a month ago, and I purchased it to go along with my Ring Pro doorbell, because something they don't tell you about the Ring doorbell is that it needs a substantial amount of WiFi in order to work properly, so I had to purchase an additional single satellite and put it on the back side of the wall where my ring Pro doorbell is located in order to get a better wifi connection to the doorbell....Now the asus router is quite fantastic for a stand alone router, but when you have multiple 4k streams of Netflix happening at the same time as well as multiple smartphones/tablets, laptops/wireless desktops, and other various electronics connected all at once a single high powered router just can't cut it.Create a reliable internet connection throughout your home with this Google Wi-Fi system. The convenient package of three connectivity points effortlessly covers even large homes up to 4,500 square feet. This Google Wi-Fi system eliminates uneven bandwidth usage among multiple devices, including cellphones and tablets, for an unimpeded connection that doesn't lag behind.
- Model: ME918LL/A
- SKU: 6943097
My Fav...It's OK...While it does not have the same range as some of the latest AC routers on the market, the ease of use and configuration of this router definitely makes it a worthwhile competitor and to answer a lot of the questions concerning this router, yes, this router is easily configurable and use no matter what platform you are using; OS X, Windows, etc....I first talked to a geek Squad rep and he was helpful somewhat, but a Apple Rep came down the Router Isle and overheard us talking and took over the conversation in a nice way and showed me the Airport Extreme and explained why it is so awesome.The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.