- AC1900: 600+1300 Mbps
- First to market: 1GHz Dual Core Processor
- 256MB RAM & 128MB Flash
- 256 QAM Support for 2.4 GHz WiFi
- USB 3.0
- Beamforming+ improves range & performance
- VPN Support
- $199.99 –
- Free Shipping (restrictions apply)
Review of the Netgear R7000 02/17/2014
This review is from: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router (R7000)
Fast 5GHZ AC speeds, capable of running DD-WRT
Netgear firmware is buggy and limited
I bought two of these routers when they were first released. The stock Netgear firmware provided super fast transfer speeds and unbelievable range. I could get 1300 mbs between the two routers which equated to about 50 megabytes/second transfer rate. The range was also ridiculously - I got full bars on 5G where I only got a couple with my previous ASUS RT-N66U. I missed the advanced settings that the ASUS router had though. Unfortunately the Netgear firmware was extremely buggy. The router would lock up a few times. I also experienced speed degradation over time. Eventually I was forced to use Kong's DD-WRT. DD-WRT works great once you have it set up. It's not as quick as the stock Netgear firmware and my range is nowhere near as good but at least it's stable!
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