NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S WiFi Gigabit Gaming Router Review
Tired of poor quality router speed that makes gaming slow and lagged? With the World’s fastest network speed of 2.53 Gbps and unmatched performance, the Nighthawk X4S gaming router has been ranked No.1 Best Router Performance in 2016. Through Its ultimate Quad-stream technology, the modem provides faster Wi-Fi speed to multiple devices at the same time. Having a bandwidth of 160 MHz, the device facilitates best streaming quality for gaming and other uses. It features a super powerful 1.7 GHz dual core processor leaves no scope for lagging. The dual core processor helps fighting network traffic.
It also boosts wired, wireless and WAN-to-LAN speed. The router has four external antennas and high-performance amplifiers for wider reach that will cover every nook and corner of your home. The modems can cover a house of about 4,000 square feet. The modem provides the best connection for gaming consoles like Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo. The next generation Gigabit Wi-Fi and Gigabit CPU alleviate best 4K gaming and video streaming. The router has plenty of memory storage space.
The 512 MB memory helps in connecting numerous devices simultaneously without compromising on the speed and performance. Nighthawk X4S renders the fastest MU-MIMO performance that makes gaming smoother on Multi User-MIMO enabled devices including mobiles. If you have multiple devices that are running your Wi-Fi, it won’t affect their speed. MIMO lets you connect almost a dozen Wi-Fi devices at the time without hindering their performance. The 160 MHz bandwidth doubles up when connected with 160 MHz capable devices. Nighthawk X4S makes accessing and sharing photos and files a lot easier.
NETGEAR’s ReadyCLOUD provides users with a USB access for faster and easy sharing. All you have to do is just plug in your USB devices containing the content into the modem which creates a secure and personal storage space for your confidential data. You can access your USB drive anytime and anywhere you wish. The router also incorporates the all new Kwilt technology. This technology lets you access your pictures on social media platforms. It also lets you store the data from your external USB drive to Nighthawk so that you can search, share and list all you pictures via the iOS Kwilt application.
This beast also has Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) which prioritises the best gaming and video streaming through device and application. The device is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports that work ten times faster than the usual USB 2.0 ports. The ReadySHARE Vault feature enables automatic backup of data from your Windows PC to USB drive connected to the modem.
Nighthawk X4S also supports open VPS through which you can connect your home network to your Android or iOS mobile device using the OpenVPS Connect App on your mobile. The modem also has Beamforming+ technology that increases reliability, speed and range of your Wi-Fi network. It is easily installable on any device be it iPad, smartphone, tablet, computer, PC, etc. The NETGEAR Genie feature is a digital dashboard that lets you remotely access, monitor, manage and repair your home network. You can control all media apps anywhere from your home using your tablet/mobile phone. It also lets you print anything from your Apple device through AirPrint. The parental control feature helps you in managing website access by any family members.
Right on top of the router, ten LED indicators let you know the working of WAN port, four LAN ports, radio-band status, and USB and eSATA status. The device is relatively easy to install too. Once you connect the router to your computer and the Internet. After opening the browser, the NETGEAR Genie will automatically guide you in setting up the network.