Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000
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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 Review
The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 router is not named like any other router from the company. Devices from Netgear are notable for being functional and sensible and the R7000 adds some important value to them. It has angular, sleek lines as well as three thick antennas. Build quality on this router is durable and surprisingly heavy (750g), apart from having the probably the widest 285 x 184 x 50mm dimensions.
Nighthawk AC 1900 R7000 also has a mass of activity lights (Internet, power, WPS, 2x USB, 2.4 GHz WI-Fi, 5 GHz WI-Fi together with 4x Ethernet ports. A practical aspect comes with this style too and Netgear has front-mounted a USB 3.0 port to facilitate easy USB storage addition. It comes in as a useful feature to many individuals. Permanently keeping two gadgets connected over USB may however make it difficult keeping cables tidy.
The R7000 has a myriad of features, with the ‘AC1900’ branding, which implies it has the Broadcom BCM4708A chipset fitting, being among the most notable. This chipset brings along Turbo QAM, a proprietary technology which boasts 802.11n GHz speeds, an improvement from the previous 450Mbps to 600Mbps theoretical maximum. The 1900Mbps provided by the trio of routers is achieved by combining the 600Mbps now available with the 802.11ac, 1300Mbps theoretical maximum speed.
Netgear has done upgrades on the dual core ARM Cortex 800MHz A9 processors and provided a 1GHz pair of its own, becoming the first in breaking this milestone. The router retains the same native flash 128MB memory and 256MB RAM. Netgear Genie App is your personal dashboard for monitoring, controlling and repairing your home network. R7000 router from Netgear comes with Beamforming as well that offers location-recognition of connected gadgets to the router. It also helps boost signal towards their direction as opposed to distributing diffusely. Additional features include WPA/WPA2 security, guest network and VPN support, earlier-mentioned WPS, OoS and a free, customized URL for individuals keen on setting up personal FTP server.
The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router may not suit every box as its 4GB Ethernet ports are joined by one 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port. This is different from the USB 3.0 pair of ports present on the EA6900. The router packs no remote Cloud access such as contemporary routers from Linksys as well as D-Link and Asus to a less extent. The R7000 appears to target achieving good speeds and versatile range in the router market.
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- The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 is manufactured by Netgear and was added in December 2014 in the Routers section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 in Canada is $179.98 at Amazon Canada
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