5 Best Netgear Wireless Routers of 2017 | Review

Best Netgear Wireless RoutersIn today’s world, a router has become a must have device with its advantages in simplifying connectivity.

Netgear knows exactly how to make the best of the best when it comes to wireless routers. To make your choice easy, we have reviewed the five Best Netgear Wireless Routers of 2017

 

 

NetGear Wireless Routers Comparison Guide

Router NameMax Speed StandardEthernet PortsPriceCheck Now!
#1
NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700-100NAS AC1750 Smart Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Router

 
4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
 
Up To 1750 Mbps
 
802.11ac
 
4x Ethernet
 
$$$
 

#2
NETGEAR N750 Dual Band 4 Port Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR4300)
NETGEAR N750 (WNDR4300)

 
4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)
 
Up To 750 Mbps
 
802.11N
 
4x Ethernet
 
$$
 

#3
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000) with Open Source Support
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900

 
4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
 
Up To 1900 Mbps
 
802.11ac
 
4x Ethernet
 
$$$
 

#4
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S

 
4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
 
Up To 2600 Mbps
 
802.11ac
 
4x Ethernet
 
$$$
 
#5
Netgear Nighthawk X8
Netgear Nighthawk X8

 
4.0 Stars (4.0 / 5)
 
Up To 5300 Mbps
 
802.11ac
 
6x Ethernet
 
$$$
 

 

5 Best Netgear Wireless Routers 2017

 

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Router (R6700-100NAS)

NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700-100NAS AC1750 Smart Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit RouterWith three external antennae, the NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700-100NAS AC1750 assures you of transmission of Wi-Fi signals throughout you house. This is a smart dual band router, with a frequency of 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. Its maximum speed is 450Mbps and 1300Mbps on both frequencies respectively.

The router has one USB 3.0 that can be used if external devices are in use. Further, there are four LAN ports featured on the router. Being a smart router, it prioritizes your bandwidth for streaming both songs and movies, and ensures no lags in gaming. It is worth noting that the router’s bands can function together.

 

What We Liked?

  • Has a solid build, durable.
  • Provides excellent coverage over large places.
  • Very easy to set up.
  • It is a secure device.
  • Beamforming enhances range, speed and performance.
  • Supports VPN.

What We Didn’t?

  • It is expensive compared to other routers.
  • May be unstable when used for long periods of time.

 

 

NETGEAR N750 Dual Band Router (WNDR4300)

NETGEAR N750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR4300)This is a dual band router measuring 5.86 x 2.99 x 9.21”, with both bands working concurrently to ensure minimal interference. It has a maximum speed of 750 Mbps, making a good device when it comes to gaming. It is also has Advanced QoS for excellent HD streaming.

Other features in the router include Readyshare USB access (two USB 2.0 ports) as well as Readyshare printer. The router supports VPN and WPA2 for maximum security. However, this a router only, and it will require a modem. It has four Gigabit LAN ports in case a wired connection is required.

 

What We Liked?

  • Very easy to setup and use.
  •  Has excellent range.
  • Works with minimal interference.
  • A reliable router even long period usage.
  • Allows maximum parental control.
  • Has a solid build.

What We Didn’t?

  •  It requires a modem.
  • No USB 3.0.
  • Not a very beautiful design.

 

 

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router (R7000)

Nighthawk Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit (R7000)The NETGEAR Router R700 (measuring 10.08 x 13.7 x 3.11”) has three antennae to ensure proper Wi-Fi network propagation. It features a 1 GHz dual core processor and features wireless compatibility with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac specifications. Further, the router has a maximum combined speed of 1900 Mbps (600Mbps and 1300Mbps), Advanced QoS and Wi-Fi amplifiers.

The ROUTER features two USB ports (One USB 3.0 and another USB 2.0) and four gigabit Ethernet ports to handle your wired connection needs. This smart router also comes with the NETGEAR genie Up app that allows easy network management.

 

What We Liked?

  • Quite easy to set up.
  •  Prioritizes bandwidth for streaming and gaming.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Reliable even when used with multiple devices.
  • Readyshare vault.

What We Didn’t?

  • Relatively expensive.
  • Inadequate parental control.
  • Big sized router.

 

 

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Gaming Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4x4 MU-MIMOThis is a 1.7GHz_dual core processor smart router with four external antennae for maximum signal transmission. The router measures 10.2 x 13.79 x 3.23 inches. The router has a maximum speed of 800Mbps on 2.4GHz and maximum of 1733Mbps on the 5.00GHz band (combined maximum 2600Mbps).

For the storage ports, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S – AC2600 features two USB 3.0 ports and one eSATA. Where wired connections are required, the router provides four gigabit Ethernet ports. It is worth noting that Quad Stream technology is used in this router to minimize interference. It works well with 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n networks.

 

What We Liked?

  •  Easy to set up and use.
  •  The MU-MIMO supports multiple users comfortably.
  •  Advanced QoS options for smooth gaming.
  •  Adequate parental control.
  •  VPN support.
  •  A very secure router.
  •  Genie app simplifies network management.

What We Didn’t?

  • Premium price.
  • The interface looks complicated at first.

 

 

Netgear AC5300 Nighthawk X8 Router

Netgear AC5300 Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8500-100NAS)The R8500 is a smart router, with four external antennae for maximum signal propagation. Each antenna has an amplifier. The router has three bands: One 2.4 GHz and two 5.0GHz. The respective maximum speeds are 1000Mbps for the 2.4GHz band and 2166Mbps for both 5.0GHz bands, giving a combined maximum of 5300Mbps.

The router features two storage ports: one USB2.0 and a USB3.0. Other than maximum speed, the router also has maximum ports. It features six LAN ports, two of which can be aggregated for quality 4K HD streaming. The MU-MIMO technology is used together with Quad Stream technology in this smart router.

 

What We Liked?

  •  Excellent when used with multiple devices.
  •  Solid built and amazing design.
  •  Enhanced QoS for optimum performance.
  • Excellent range.
  • Adequate parental control.

What We Didn’t?

  •  Quite large.
  • May lose connection over long distances(40 feet).

 

 

Final Words

  • Streaming and gaming has never been better than NETGEAR has made it. Their router variety is wide, giving you the power to choose exactly the one that suits your connectivity needs and your pocket. Make your networking easy and easy to manage with user-friendly interface and get the best from your internet.