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NetGear is an American computer, networking and hardware manufacturing company marketing its products through various channels from wholesalers, direct market resellers and value added resellers to broadband service providers and online retailers.

With hardware solutions for wireless routers, such as combination wireless routers with Ethernet connections and wireless connectivity, NetGear has unveiled a wide range of routers for diverse purposes.

Netgear router offerings include
- Ultimate Performance routers, designed for multiple gamers and 3DHD video streaming on home networks;
- High Performance routers designed with higher efficiency for businesses and home entertainment;
- Work and Play routers which have a much wider wireless coverage and are suitable for much faster downloads; and
- Simple Sharing routers, offering chat, email and browsing features, ideal for sharing internet connections.

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NetGear Nighthawk R7000

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router


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Netgear Nighthawk R7000
Netgear D6300
Netgear Wn3500rp
NetGear R6300
NetGear R6200
Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
Netgear D6300 WiFi Modem Router
Netgear Wn3500rp-100nas Dual Band Wifi Range Extender Wireless Router
NetGear R6300 (606449084450) Wireless Router
NetGear R6200 Wireless Router
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Router Functionalities
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, DSL Modem
Wireless Access Point, Firewall
Firewall
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
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Included Adapter
Power adapter - External
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  • The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.


  • Excellent throughput and range at the 5GHz band, lots of features (including full VPN)?plus a cool name?all make the Nighthawk one of the best routers we've seen from Netgear in a while, despite a few annoyances.


  • As a 5GHz router, the Netgear R6300 excels. It provides a comprehensive feature set and easy installation. Problematically, it's very expensive, has disappointing 2.4GHz performance and is outperformed as a 802.11ac router by the Linksys EA6500.
    And frankly, even if it's compatible with future 802.11ac hardware, we wouldn't recommend investing in such hardware at this time just on the back of that.


  • The Netgear D6300 is an odd concoction. Visually it is an eye sore and its specifications make for uninspired reading, but in practice Netgear has been able to pull off the wireless miracles it claimed were possible with smart firmware. Still choosing an ADSL2 plus modem rather than VDSL is a missed opportunity, but for those without fibre optic broadband this is a neat all-in-one solution which pleasantly surprised us.


  • A seriously fast router and packed with features, but tarnished by a high price.


  • Overall the Netgear WN3500RP is a quality product in design and reliability of connection. It did fall significantly short of our speed expectations. If quality of performance is more important than looks and ease of use, take a look at out review of the WD Dual Band Range Extender for comparison.


  • There were no concerns with build quality on the WN3500RP, NETGEAR have produced another well-built, well-designed device that serves its purpose with little fuss and in an efficient manner. The inclusion of the desktop dock and power cord is a nice touch; personally we would opt for the cord as we felt it was perhaps a little on the large side for plugging directly into the outlet as shown below but space and tastes vary.


  • The Netgear Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition is one of those products that does exactly what it says on the tin.

    For anyone struggling with wireless range, the WN3500RP represents a solution that's both easy to use and quickly configurable.

    There are cheaper and smaller extenders on the market, but with Netgear's added extras - including dual-band support, AirPlay audio streaming and FastLane Technology - the WN3500RP is a well-rounded package that's more than up to the task.


  • The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.


  • Although the Netgear R6300 supports the latest 802.11ac standard (in draft form); an odd design, and surprisingly underwhelming performance running in 11ac mode does not make this router one of Netgear's best.


  • The R6300 is a well-featured home wireless router with good performance in 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n modes. In 802.11ac mode it was decent, although anyone expecting close to gigabit speed will still be disappointed. At around £200, it's more expensive than some of its rivals.


Top 5 netgear wireless router:

  1. Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
  2. Netgear D6300 WiFi Modem Router
  3. Netgear Wn3500rp-100nas Dual Band Wifi Range Extender Wireless Router
  4. NetGear R6300 (606449084450) Wireless Router
  5. NetGear R6200 Wireless Router