NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 High Performance Wifi Gaming Router Review
The new NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 gaming router is the modem for gaming. For those looking for a technology update that does not cause holes in their pocket, this is a perfect choice. With flared sides and the body shape of a trapezoid, the modem seems cool. Moreover, who does not want something cool to match with their gaming assets? The modem is more commonly known as R7000.
The modem is priced much less than other routers, and it does not compromise with its features or internet quality. Providing stable throughput at all times, it is hard not to call it the best router for gaming. Even though it lacks in the area of its range, still, NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 is the best router for the money.
At the back of the gaming modem, there are three antennas that stand to optimise internet signals. These antennas can be moved to capture the strongest signals and sometimes can also be detached for various reasons. The R7000 is one the bulkiest modems ever, the modem are 1.97” X 11.22” X 7.22” in size and weighs more than 1.6 pounds. One can attach the gaming router on the wall, but, the modem takes a little more space than what looks pretty.
The router has four Gigabit Ethernet ports at its back. For hard drives, printers and other devices there is a 3.0 USB connection at the front of the router and a 2.0 USB connection at the back. Unlike other routers, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 has a 3X3 dual band with a 2.4 and 5GHz transmitter. To make things easier for the owner, the modem comes with a start-up booklet. Also, an AC adapter and network cable are provided with the R7000.The intuitive Genie software makes it a piece of cake to setup the gaming router and making it a part of your Pc.
- Incredible throughput at 5GHz.
- Easy and quick set up and installation of the gaming modem.
- Supports Time Machine backup for Mac
Within minutes, the set-up is finished, and the router is ready to use. The gaming modem has impressive hardware which is hard to miss. This router has everything that the products before it had but also new exceptional features. It is a rare dual-band modem that connects easily with all WI-Fi clients, no matter what their WI-Fi standard is. The TurboQAM technology is a must have as it increases your internet speed from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps. This really makes everything exciting in the gaming world.
By downloading the NETGEAR Up app, you would not have to worry about hiring a professional to set up your gaming modem. This app makes installation smoother and helps you choose all the right settings for your computer. Once you have installed the router completely, try playing a game. Due to the 1 GHz processor, you will feel like you are playing a match on your Xbox. Such lag free gaming experience will get you hooked. Also, advanced QoS lets you know that your game has the priority you need. With R7000, you get to browse without interruptions.
The Beamforming+ and built-in iTunes server will make this router your personal favourite. Even though the gaming modem is bulkier than other modems and has a rather compromising internet range, it does not mean that there are no other features that make up for it. The backup software “ReadyShare Vault”, the NETGEAR Genie mobile app, built in open VPN server and other features like these overshadow its faults. Moreover, it is the best router for the money.