Reviews and Problems with Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 WiFi router
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Netgear R7000 Router Review
21 November 2014
Summary: If you need a high-performance 802.11ac router for a fairly affordable price, look no further than Netgear's $190 R7000. While it lacks the reach for filling a larger home with data, it delivers solid speeds along with easy-to-use software.
Conclusion: It's been several years since I’ve had the chance to test a router by Netgear so i had no idea of what to expect from the R7000 Nighthawk. I mean ok we all liked the design of the R7000 even before it got here but we couldn't wait to see how it would perform and how the new web interface would be.
Pros: - Build Quality, - Design, - Wireless Performance (Fastest In Our Charts), - AC1900 Technology (Concurrent 802.11n & 802.11ac), - User Friendly Web Interface, - Features, - Technologies Used (Beamforming & TurboQAM), - Android & iOS App, - 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, - 2 USB Ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0)
Excerpt: The Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk wireless router is definitely not cheap, and it also has a lot to live up to, with Netgear claiming that it features the most powerful transmitter around and delivers the fastest Wi-Fi.
Conclusion: Netgear’s R7000 Nighthawk is one of the fastest, if not the fastest routers you can buy today. In addition to leading the field when it comes to throughput, the router offers stellar range and a host of features that differentiate it against other AC1900 routers, like the Asus RT-AC68U and Linksys...
Conclusion: The Nighthawk is available now for an MSRP of $199. For the money, the router offers excellent performance on the 5 GGz band with great QoS functionality. These, along with the suite of extended features including USB 3.0 based NAS functionality and the VPN capability make the Nighthawk one of the...
Summary: Well... where to start on my final thoughts? I know! Build quality. Here I found no issues with the R7000; the plastics are durable, all the solder joints look really good on the PCB, and everything is shielded and heatsinked appropriately.
Conclusion: Excellent throughput and range at the 5GHz band, lots of features (including full VPN)?plus a cool name?all make the Nighthawk one of the best routers we've seen from Netgear in a while, despite a few annoyances.
Pros: Sharp design. Great throughput at 5GHz. Excellent range. Wonderful QoS. Full VPN capability.
Cons: Less-than-expected throughput at 2.4GHz band. Painful Bridge mode configuration. Slow to apply settings changes.