Best ROUTER for everything – 2017 [ NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700) ] Router Review

  • AC1750 Wi-Fi-450+1300 Mbps speeds and high-power external antennas. Ideal for homes with 12 or more Wi-Fi devices
  • Beamforming+ improves range, boosts speed and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
  • NETGEAR genie App – Enjoy more of your connected home. Now with remote access
  • One USB 3.0 Port
  • Beamforming+ focuses Wi-Fi signals from the wireless router to Wi-Fi devices

The Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router delivers extreme Wi-Fi speed for gaming up to 1750Mbps. The Dual Core 1GHz processor boosts wireless & wired performance. High-powered amplifiers and external antennas increase range for whole-home mobility, while Beamforming+ boosts speed for mobile devices, up to 100% faster.

Netgear’s R6700 is a large router that packs a 1Ghz dual-core processor that’s designed for large homes. It is a mid-range router that supports up to 450Mbps on the 2.4Ghz frequency band and up to 1300Mbps on the 5Ghz frequency band. It measures 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in (HWD) and weighs a little over 1.6 pounds. The R6700 is part of the Nighthawk series and uses the same housing design as its bigger brother, R7000. The R6700 is very sturdy and it has it has a wide base with rubber feet so it won’t slip and slide all over a surface. Netgear’s nighthawk routers can be wall-mounted if space is limited.

You can use Netgear’s genie App which is an easy way to manage and monitor your router. It allows you to access all the features of your router without having to boot up your computer. You can share and stream music or videos and set up parental controls and more. The genie app doesn’t work when connected to the guest network and doesn’t work with wireless extender or repeater. It’s a useful app if you want to monitor and perform maintenance and troubleshooting the router.

Specifications

Netgear R6700 AC1750 Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology: 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Wi-Fi Performance: AC1750 (450+1300 Mbps)
Wi-Fi Range: Very Large Homes
Wi-Fi Band: Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
Beamforming: Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports: Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
Number of USB Ports: One (1) USB 3.0 port
Key Features: – AC1750 WiFi—450+1300 Mbps† speeds
– 1GHz Dual Core Processor
– Advanced features for lag-free gaming
– Prioritized bandwidth for streaming videos or music
– 100% faster for mobile devices
– Beamforming+ improves range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
– High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage
– Upstream & downstream QoS for best gaming & video streaming experience
– Airtime fairness prevents network lag when slower devices connect
– Free automatic backup software for Windows® PC & Time Machine® compatible for Macs
– Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
Security: – Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
– VPN support—secure remote access
– Guest network access—separate & secure
– WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
– Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
– Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Physical Specifications: – Dimensions: 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in (285 x 184.5 x 50 mm)
– Net weight: 1.65 lb (750 g)
Package Contents: – AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6700)
– Ethernet cable
– Quick install guide
– Power adapter, localized to country of sale
Standards: – One USB 3.0 port
– IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
– IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
– Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports