Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Wireless Router Review

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Netgear Nighthawk R7000: Speed Tests, Far Room

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For our last speed test, we moved to the far corner of the Legit Reviews bunker to get the most distance between our test routers and laptop/bridge.  There are at least 3 walls, 100-feet, and an entire floor between our test equipment and the routers.

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Benchmark Results: Even with the large distance to both of our routers, both the Netgear R6300 V1 and R7000 gives us pretty good throughput speeds.  The Nighthawk R7000 gives us the best Average Read and Average Write speeds by a pretty significant margin. 

 

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 Benchmark Results: Even though the Netgear R6300 V1 drops a bit in performance with the larger distance and larger packet sizes, the Nighthawk R7000 seems to thrive and continues to give us very high performance levels.  The Average Read speeds for the R7000 continue to top 450Mbps, 28% faster than the R6300.

 

 

 

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  • Michael

    I bought this router 2 weeks ago and I’m very satisfied. Great speed, and I like that there’s an on/off button for the wireless signal, so you man turn it off manually too. I like to keep the radiation levels low at all times.
    I experimented a lot with the signal and radiation levels, and found that the router has great coverage and speed even without the antennas. speed+coverage+low radiation= just the right product for me. Thanks

  • AuckNZ

    Have had this router for about 6 months now. Easy to set up, Excellent signal. It has never failed me. Runs 24/7 without a problem. It sounds like others have had some issues here, but I cant recommend the Nighthawk highly enough. Easy to use interface (either browser based or Genie).

    I use it on a home network, streaming videos, radio, NAS, 2 x PC’s, laptop, phones and ipads, plus backup drives.

    Bottom line – Excellent product. It just works.

  • kmcghghy

    I’ve been
    reading reviews now after I tell Netgear that I’m going to write a crappy
    review on every review forum I can find because of my issues and it appears now
    that I’m reading them, that this is a known issue that they just refuse to fix. I’ve been an IT System Administrator for over
    20 years and I would not buy another Netgear product again after dealing with
    their support which doesn’t admit there is a known problem.

    I had the
    Netgear WNDR3400 and never had any trouble with it. I bought the Nighthawk R7000 and for $200 and
    my experience with other Netgear hardware I thought this unit would be great.

    I have had
    nothing but trouble with it. The
    Nighthawk r7000 is constantly going down. I upgrade firmware and it craps out
    and I have to redo the configuration. I get up in the morning and no wireless,
    I have to reboot it. Sometimes it goes
    down 2-3 times a day. The other day I got up and again no wireless, I rebooted
    and that didn’t fix it. I go into the configuration and it says the wireless is
    turned off. First time I had this issue
    and you have to hold the wireless button on the front for about 10 seconds to
    turn it back on.

    This is
    ridicules that this unit has so many issues. Of course it’s now out of the 90
    warranty and Netgear says as long as the correct lights are on it not a
    hardware issue so pay us to troubleshoot or fix it yourself. When the device is a lemon, you can’t fix
    that!

    WELL NOW THAT
    I’M WRITING THESE REVIEW, ON EVERY SINGLE SITE. I FIND THAT USERS HAVE THE SAME
    ISSUES I’M HAVING. THEY HAVE ALSO
    CONTACTED NETGEAR TO NO AVAIL.

    BOTTOM LINE,
    BUY ANOTHER PRODUCT.

  • Tyson Tree

    I noticed under the specs-} Security section of the review it states it has WEP capable encryption; this is not true. Does not support WEP.

  • FeRaL

    Is this router wall mountable?

    • Digtial Puppy

      Yup!

      From Pg. 2: “You do have the ability to mount the router vertically on the
      wall, but Netgear doesn’t provide any sort of desk stand for vertical
      placing on your desk.”