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NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S Smart WiFi Router R8000P AC4000 Tri Band Wireless Speed up to 4000 Mbps Up to 3500 sq ft Coverage 55 Devices 4 x 1G Ethernet and 2 USB Ports

Last Updated: August 18, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
1000
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
176
Spam Test
WARN
Yes
WIFI
1.8 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Dual Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 824 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 380
wifi, netgear, nighthawk, house, coverage
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Replaced a lower end router with this and have no regrets.  ...  "
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" ...  Good coverage , takes advantage of the 100mbps cable speed. ... Good signal thought house  ...  "
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" ...  All I can say is it’s a good router for what I use it for which is 2 iPads, 4 cellphones, 2 Smart TVs 1, fire sticks and when friends and family come over and they use it no lag time which is amazing in my opinion what more can you ask for  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to replace a Link sys router that failed and it''s great. ... Coverage is excellent and speed is also excellent!  ...  "
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" ...  This router might be a little overkill for one person, but if you have a house full of connected devices it’s fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like this wifi router, it has been really solid and I'm pleased w/ the range.  ...  "
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" ...  Although it doesn’t go through some of my walls as well as I might like the range outside through windows is pretty crazy. ... Overall I feel the router is a huge improvement over my prior one given by at&t.  ...  "
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" ...  The Nighthawk AC1750 is an awesome WiFi router.  ...  "
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Setup
 228
router, easy, app, easy to set, easy to setup
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Ended up finishing the initial setup on my desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm usually not able to install a piece of tech hardware without swearing or sweating. ... This router was very simple to install and I like there is an app that helps install and monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Router was easy to set up and has worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit was simple to set up and thus far is performing extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set & I was able to dedicate 5g for important things & guest for no so important things .  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy set up right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup and user friendly i am getting the full speed that i pay my ISP for.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not had the router and modem for long, but so far it has been really easy to configure both and I am very happy with the performance.  ...  "
Wifi
 223
wifi, netgear, wi fi, nighthawk, speeds
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I would highly recommend it to any of my friends that are looking for a router  ...  "
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" ...  Rolled back and the router is great again.  ...  "
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" ...  A world of different I never would have though that a route would make a huge difference the wifi rang and speed in my home has exponentially improved would definitely recommend  ...  "
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" ...  The ease of configuration, took no time to install and get on a WiFi network  ...  "
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" ...  Overall this router has been stable for a few days and doing exactly what I need.  ...  "
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" ...  Works wonderful, never had a better WiFi router.  ...  "
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" ...  Keep your network name the same so that all your existing devices will connect with the new router without a hitch.  ...  "
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" ...  The Netgear Nighthawk router was easy to set up and link to all our devices.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 180
easy to set, setup, app, set, easy to setup
+98%
-2%
comment
" ...  Very easy to setup and use handles all my devices with no problem  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and app is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation is easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was not overly difficult.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup  ...  "
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" ...  easy to set up!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup and configuration.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
ISP
 131
modem, netgear, internet, isp, nighthawk
+84%
-16%
comment
" ...  Got this to replace the basic spectrum router they give you.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced an older Netgear router. ... Replaced an older Netgear router.  ...  "
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" ...  I would highly recommend this router  ...  "
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" ...  I use it with Xfinity.  ...  "
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" ...  For my new frontier internet service  ...  "
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" ...  It was to update old router.  ...  "
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" ...  With my old router I often had upload speeds greater than my download speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Just needed to update my previous netgear router.  ...  "
Software Platform
 114
setup, devices, nighthawk app, interface, netgear
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  I love the app too!  ...  "
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" ...  :) I have downloaded the app as well and am overall pleased with how it's working so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Just make sure you use a smartphone app to decide which channels to use on both bands.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the app feature.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to setup with the Nighthawk mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was also very easy because the app walks your right through everything.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love the interface with Disney circle so that I can turn on/off Wi-Fi for different users at different times.  ...  "
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" ...  I can download on my devices and watch YouTube at the same time without any issues.  ...  "
Capacity
 96
router, signal, coverage, whole house, throughout
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  I can get internet in my room now!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have a two story house and with this unit and a NETGEAR EX6200 extender I have wi-fi service all over the house, out on the deck and even in the yard.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have a strong signal through my 1600 sq ft home and no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect if you have a lot of people in your house doing whatever online.  ...  "
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" ...  Great wifi signal for a single floor.  ...  "
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" ...  First, I now get full bars on all devices in all rooms of my 2600 sq.  ...  "
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" ...  Since our router is located in the bottom of our raised ranch we were losing signal strength from our old one  ...  "
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" ...  The signal strength was fine inside our home (which is only around 1,200 sq ft). ... I could see four of the neighbor's networks with four bars.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 81
connected, connect, app, smart, internet
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  Easy to connect by a non-techie.  ...  "
comment
" ...  15 devices (phones/computer/security/tvs/etc. ... )connected and everything is solid!  ...  "
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" ...  With a tri-level home my "N" version of an earlier model could not support all the TVs in the home, especially streaming.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like how it shows you every device on your network and alerts you when a new one connects.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a lot of devices hooked up in my house and needed something to accommodate them running at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the accompanied iPhone app and the setup procedure.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the accessibility this router comes with and I love the notifications I receive when a new device connects.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues with internet or speeds having multiple devices connected.  ...  "
Apps
 78
setup, easy, easy to use, devices, mobile
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  You must download the app and go through the setup process before you can access the internet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The app is great as I can monitor who is connected to each type of connection.  ...  "
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" ...  App is great and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up via the mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  The app that comes with it is super easy to use and awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone app to monitor the unit is straightforward and easy to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is great!  ...  "
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" ...  other than that I love the APP and look forward to adding wifi appliances without difficulty.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 63
months, year, problems, weeks, stopped working
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  Stopped working after 2 months and they make it hard to find a customer support number.  ...  "
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" ...  worked for 2 months then Nothing waste of money  ...  "
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" ...  In hindsight I should have just returned it right away but I was hoping it would magically start working flawlessly. ... In the end the router died after about 15 months.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Regardless, it’s kind of pathetic that it would fail in a week regardless of the reason.  ...  "
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" ...  This router stopped working after 3 weeks of use.  ...  "
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" ...  The first lasted 6 months ... Then about a year later it crapped out all together.  ...  "
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" ...  I've gone through 2 in less than a year!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this in October of 2018, so I've had it less than a year.  ...  "
Overall performance
 63
speeds, fast, super fast, download, faster
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  It has made a big difference in connection speed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Long range and fast speed  ...  "
comment
" ...  this is a really good value, It had good reviews and I was not let down by its performance  ...  "
comment
" ...  The R6700 handles the load without a hitch.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s fast speeds, especially for gaming and my school work  ...  "
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" ...  Great speed, just needed instructions to be included  ...  "
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" ...  The speed is incredible and it is user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Connections fast and stable.  ...  "
Ports
 36
ethernet, wifi, internet, port, gigabit
+64%
-36%
comment
" ...  I thought my cable connection was faulty but this new router proved that to be wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  The lights on the front are helpful in identifying which Ethernet ports are being used.  ...  "
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" ...  I am now able to get the WiFi speed I am paying for with my cable company  ...  "
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" ...  Turn off ethernet connected pc or whatever else you have connected via ethernet, turn off modem and router for 30 seconds. ... Plug in modem and let it connect all the way then do the same for the router.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit has only 1 USB port for a storage drive or printer, more expensive units have 2.  ...  "
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" ...  But it is a cat 5e Ethernet which is different than the old cat 5 cables.  ...  "
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" ...  I particularly appreciate the USB port, the ability to turn off lights, and the overall speed and power of the wireless interface.  ...  "
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" ...  To now, I haven’t had the WiFi drop a single time since I purchased from Netgear and the upload speeds are fast as lightning.  ...  "
Price
 28
money, price, worth every penny, worth, save your money
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  Half the cost of equivalents.  ...  "
comment
" ...  All at an affordable price.  ...  "
comment
" ...  An excellent value.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Its worth every penny spent.  ...  "
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" ...  For the capability and the price you can not go wrong  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  This is one of the best routers at an affordable cost.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm so glad I got this it was worth every penny.  ...  "
Returns
 25
returned, returning, refund, back, window
+12%
-88%
comment
" ...  I can't return it for a refund and why would I want to get a refurbished piece of crap that will still be crap.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Then tolse I had to take it to ups for return.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Unfortunately I am no longer able to return this item.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I ordered this 1 year ago and only now found time to install, so cannot return.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a connectivity issues after the 30 day return period.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Past the point of returning it for refund.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It started turning off & on over & over & then just stopped working after a couple of weeks and now it is too late to return it!  ...  "
comment
" ...  returned the first unit thinking it was defective, but second one was exactly the same.  ...  "
Firmware
 22
router, netgear, latest, dd wrt, version 1 0
+41%
-59%
comment
" ...  I even opted for the highly optimized Vexel firmware.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With latest firmware update you cannot downgrade back to earlier firmware that works better so you are stuck with crappy router.  ...  "
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" ...  I hooked everything up and my first clue that the router wasn’t worker was when the firmware wouldn’t update correctly.  ...  "
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" ...  I went through Amazon and replaced it for a new one, but this time I tested the speed before updating the firmware (V1.0.2.62_10.0.46 to V1.0.4.78_10.0.55). ... Then I figured perhaps it is the most recent firmware that throttled the connection. ... I updated the firmware on the new one (to V1.0.4.78_10.0.55), and sure enough, the connection capped at 200-300mpbs, just like the old one! ... Then I downgraded the firmware back to V1.0.2.62_10.0.46, and it jumped back up to 500-800mps. ... So Netgear essentially released a firmware update somewhere between V1.02 and V1.04 that completely ruined this router, giving it 20-30% the normal speed. ... Considering the router is ~6 years old, I am skeptical whether or not they will ever fix this, so I am stuck with outdated firmware to get the speed I paid for.  ...  "
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" ...  I have rebooted, hard reset, updated firmware, etc.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I unsuccessfully attempted to update the firmware.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I tried rebooting, latest firmware, etc.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After doing some research, it seems like netgear released a buggy firmware version.  ...  "
Gaming
 20
gaming and streaming, game, play, multiple, lag
+100%
comment
" ...  The QOS functionality was the main feature for gaming that was needed (Highest priority).  ...  "
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" ...  Great improvement in streaming and game play.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s fast speeds, especially for gaming and my school work  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps my gaming running smooth  ...  "
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" ...  It lets my son do his gaming, TV play Netflix, Scroll through FB on my cell and check email on my laptop with the speed of like I was only using one device hooked up to the WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend to anyone wether they are a gamer or just a family.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for gaming.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it for multiple gaming and streaming  ...  "
Marketplace
 19
advertised, works, things, review, purchased
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  Great item as described love it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Item sent as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works really well, as advertised!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Purchased on Prime day so I got a great deal.  ...  "
comment
" ...  got this on a amazon special and works fantastic.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Thank you for such a great product.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We took advantage of an Amazon deal and ordered it.  ...  "
Features
 18
security, many, however, added, access
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  It's awesome to have a type of features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So far its great, have had no issues and love the security features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice product with many options.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has so many great features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has improved our speeds and has a lot of great features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However with all that ability, you'd think they could incorporate most if not ALL the features you're able to change when you actually login to the router via a webpage?  ...  "
comment
" ...  I set my X6S up as an access point and run it in “smart mode”.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Tons of features to make your experience even better.  ...  "
Internet
 18
speed, time, got, get, fast
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Internet has been fast and non-interrupted.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Able to get the internet speed I paid for!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fast internet and wifi  ...  "
comment
" ...  Blazing internet speed.  ...  "
comment
" ...   Great speed for my internet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The internet speed is good.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I don't have problems accessing the internet from any device and the speed is unbelievable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Improve their Internet speed a lot  ...  "
Lagging
 7
reset, lag, issues, factory, buffering
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  It was factory reset multiple times.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Rebooting it seems to help, but I shouldn't have to do this 2-3 times a week.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Needs a hard reboot to come back.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was reliable for the most part with a few random resets.  ...  "
Product As Described
 7
works
+100%
comment
" ...  Great item as described love it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works really well, as advertised!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  work as advertised  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Does what's advertised.  ...  "
Controls
 6
parental controls, product, need, like, button
+100%
comment
" ...  I like the product very much but a note for anybody who has to hit the WPS button.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Love the app and being able to control everything at the touch of a button  ...  "
comment
" ...  Really like parental control  ...  "
comment
" ...  You can test the speed, manage your settings, and I think it has parental controls (I'm 28 and single, I dont need it)  ...  "
comment
" ...  Parental controls are also available although I don't need them .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Total control of who logs on and parental controls highly recommend this product.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
videos, streaming, watching, stream, lag
+100%
comment
" ...  No more buffering while watching Netflix or Hulu. ... My wife streams movies on her tv upstairs while I stream movies and videos downstairs - all this while iPhones and iPads are being used in other parts of the house and all are running at the same internet speed with no degradation in internet performance.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Really easy to set up, and house of 5 have not had any issues while streaming movies or playing video games.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No lag watching movies and gaming at the same time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is used for surfing, email and streaming videos.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't noticed any lag with multiple devices connected while streaming movies/TV.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Videos stream at full resolution with no buffering problems.  ...  "
Cables
 5
cables, old, company, cat 5, want
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Good signal range, better than what I had from the cable company.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I had recently updated all of my old cat 5 cables and was surprised this also had a cat 5 cable. ... But it is a cat 5e Ethernet which is different than the old cat 5 cables. ... If you want cat 6 or 7 cables you will need to order them separately.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it to replace a rental from the cable company  ...  "
Call quality
 5
trouble, ticket, support, phone, comment
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  Over 5 hours spent with tech support on 6 phone calls to be told return for replacement.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Eventually I got to a human who spoke with an accent that made it hard to work with (I use a hearing aid).  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's nothing more than a conversation piece.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Each call was answered by non-native English speakers, so explaining anything on either side had to be repeated several times.  ...  "
Fit
 5
send, replacement, recieving, hold, dollars
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  The R8000 fit the bill perfectly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was able to remove and block them, leaving me feeling less vulnerable and more secure!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fits on my desk and is a upgrade to my old router.  ...  "
Memory
 4
printer, usb port, usb
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  This unit has only 1 USB port for a storage drive or printer, more expensive units have 2.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also, the gigaports are a plus as well as having the ability to create my own cloud storage and wireless printer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  flash storage: 128mb - spansion s34ml01g200tfi00  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
defective, received, working, returned, back
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  This faulty product waisted my time and fortunately I was able to get my money back.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Was defective - unit returned.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The assistance received was great but you can't fix a defective piece of equipment with an update.  ...  "
Design
 4
love, look
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Looks good, too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Looks like a beast.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
feels
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Clearly they hope you’ll miss this fact and then they aren’t held accountable when their products don’t work properly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Huge rip off.  ...  "
For Running
 3
minutes, less, 15
+100%
comment
" ...  Had it up and running in less than 15 minutes.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Once it was set up it has been running extremely well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Took less than 5 minutes and I was up and running.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
smart, kids
+100%
comment
" ...  My kids can be on their smart TV, both playing Xbox and my husband and I are able to finally use out smart TV and watch Netflix without the boys coming in all annoyed cause the router keeps kicking them out.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wife, daughter, granddaughter and I can be doing our own thing and no slowdown.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Son loves it.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
multiple, devices, wi fi, speeds
+100%
comment
" ...  I have multiple iPhones, iPads and laptops moving in and around here, and 4K televisions that use wi-fi too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great speeds with multiple gaming and 4K devices running.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works, does what it should for all the devices & for the 4k tv's we have.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 3
cycle
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  No power what so ever.  ...  "
Data reception
 3
2 4g, smart, service, course, connection
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Of course the internet provider says it’s netgear and of course I can’t call them cause the free phone support is done after 90 days .  ...  "
comment
" ...  For my new frontier internet service  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
protection, connections
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I put openwrt on it and this thing is rock solid.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However you do not need this protection, and can in fact use many free services to do exactly what they want you to pay to protect you from.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
USB:  Yes 
Performance
Processor Clock:  1.8 GHz
Processor Type:  Dual Core 
Yes
WIFI
1.8 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Dual Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
Yes
USB