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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router

from  $159.99+
83
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

When you want the best and fastest WiFi speeds from a router it usually means shelling out serious dough, but in the case of Netgear's Nighthawk R7000 the high price might be more than worth it.

While some routers are very user friendly, the R7000 confounded some critics, with Hardware.info finding it "disorganized." But once the R7000 is set up it's smoother sailing, with performance that TweakTown calls "stunning" and PC World says is "very fast." Even better, the R7000 doesn't skimp on range, which PC Mag finds "excellent."

The speed and reliability of AC come at a steep price -- even more if you need to buy adapters -- but the Netgear R7000's performance justifies its big price tag.

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User Reviews

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Watdawg
*Disclaimer* The initial firmware update kind of bricked the router until I...read more
100
Inocentcrimnal
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
70
Neutrinoz
I've owned many of routers and never seen a $190 unit break an antenna off after...read more
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87
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

65
 

Speed / throughput

93
 

Configurability / networking features

90
 

Range

100
 

Durability

90
 

How It Stacks Up

80

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Critic

77
 

User

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80

Engadget

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Critic

79
 

User

75
 
79

Engadget

79
 

Critic

84
 

User

93
 
71

Engadget

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Critic

67
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

77
 

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Critic

79
 

User

75
 
79

Engadget

79
 

Critic

84
 

User

93
 
71

Engadget

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Critic

67
 

User

81
 
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