Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7000)
The R7000 is the latest from Netgear and is the best the networking vendor has to offer general consumers to date. This new router offers stellar Wi-Fi speeds, superfast network storage performance (when coupled with an external hard drive), and a host of great features. It also comes with support for third-party firmware, making it the best gift for your geeky friend who wants a powerful device to tinker with.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $190.99
The good: The all-new Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router offers stellar performance on the 5GHz band, and an excellent set of features. It's also relatively affordable for a top-notch home networking device.
The bad: The router's ridiculously bulky and its performance on the 2.4GHz, though fast, is slower than its top competitor. Its Web interface doesn't offer access to its parental control feature, and the Netgear Genie mobile app doesn't work over the Internet.
The bottom line: The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
October 31, 2013 3:18 PM PDT
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