Routers are one of the most essential pieces of equipment for your office or your home and whether it is for gaming, or streaming multimedia, or anything else. If you think your current wifi router has become old and cruddy and you need something new to replace or upgrade it, then this review is for you.
A lot of people believe that all routers are built in the same manner which is absolutely bizarre. Do you think all phones or cars are built the same? So, if your router is not able to keep up with your fast internet speeds and you are not able to take the full advantage of what you paid for, then you need a router like Netgear r6700 nighthawk ac1750 that has got a very powerful processor.
It is a high-end router that comprises excellent features and comes at a great bargain. It is perfect for mid-sized to large homes and for those who are tight on the budget but still want all the latest features and top-notch performance. If you want to know how it performed and what all features it has, read on the Netgear r6700 nighthawk ac1750 review.
NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750
Design is a very personal choice and therefore it’s not right to classify it as good or bad as we might like it a lot but on the contrary, you might not like it. But we can all always talk about how it is designed, right?
Netgear has pretty much designed all its nighthawk routers the same with a few changes here and there. The nighthawk r6700 measures 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 and it weighs around 1.6 pounds or more which is why it is sturdy. It is designed in such a way that it can be easily wall mounted. It also has rubber feet on its wide base to avoid all the slipping and sliding movements. It has three antennas all on a certain distance that can be adjusted as well as removed according to your liking. Like all routers, there are 12 LEDs on the front panel which might feel like a lot due to all the blinking but they can be turned off when you are not using the router. The 12 LED lights indicate power, internet, 2.4 GHz wireless, 5 GHz wireless, guest wifi, USB 3.0, ethernet ports, wifi on/off button, and a WPS button. At the back of the router, there is a reset button, four ethernet ports, an internet port, a power on/off and a power connector.
Since you get everything that you need to set up the Netgear nighthawk r6700 in the box it comes in, the process becomes very smooth. The first thing that you need to do is connect the one end of the ethernet cable to the router and another end to the ethernet port of the modem. The LED lights will start to work as soon as you power on both the router and the modem and this would mean that the router is all set to work.
Another thing that needed to be addressed in the nighthawk r6700 review is the setup process. This part is pretty easy wherein if you go to the login page, you’ll see that it automatically walks you through the setup of the main network that you are going to use as well as the guest network. You can also set up other networks very easily with this router even if you are technically challenged. All of it is a breeze.
Ease of usage is another important factor that needs to be considered when buying a router particularly for those who don’t understand technologies easily. Every feature from its design to its parental control and everything in between is very easy to use. Since it’s a wireless router, it can multitask. This way one family member can have a conference meeting over skype, and the other can stream videos and movies over the laptop.
Although the Netgear r6700 nighthawk ac1750 is cheap, it is not a slouch. It features the BCM4709, which is a 1 GHz dual-core processor so you can be assured that it is much smarter than the internet service providers. It is a very powerful processor that contributes to high speeds of the router. Along with the fast processor, it also features 128 MB flash storage and 256 MB RAM. All these things make way for online gaming, HD video streaming, and surfing the internet.
With nighthawk r6700, you have a dual-band frequency which is 2.4 GHz and a 5 GHz wireless frequency. The 5 GHz range gives a faster internet connection but over a shorter distance only and 2.4 GHz band gives you more range which means it allows the wifi connection to go further away but the speed isn’t quite as fast. You can set the 5 GHz band for yourself and the 2.4 GHz band for a guest network or as per your liking. Another thing that the router offers is a combined throughput of 1750 Mbps on both the bands. The 2.4 GHz band can go up to 450 Mbps which is perfect for not so powerful tasks such as internet surfing and the 5 GHz band can go up to 1300 Mbps which is suitable for intense tasks such as gaming.
The Netgear nighthawk r6700 uses the beamforming plus technology which is responsible for faster connections on your devices. This technology creates focused signals and improved range on all the wireless connections only since those are the devices that can be taken far from the router. This technology is helpful majorly to the 5 GHz band as we mentioned above that it has a limited coverage area. Also, with this technology, you will experience reduced dead spots and frequent interferences and have a much more stable wifi connection in your mid-sized to large spaces.
This router is perfect for large and mid-sized homes that have up to 25 devices that need to be connected with the router. If you have a cell phone, tablets, laptops, a game console in your home and you live with a small family, Netgear r6700 nighthawk ac1750 is a great match. It can extend the coverage for up to 1500 feet and provide wifi connection in any room.
This router makes sure that all your connected devices have the perfect amount of security that is required. It consists of an in-built anti-virus system, WPA/WPA2—PSK, double firewall protection, and denial of service to protect against attack. Along with all these features, you can also check the security status of all your devices and can also receive warnings if there is any kind of threat to your devices. Also, if parental controls are your thing and you want to keep your kids safe and innocent while they are using the internet, you can manage their screen time and block particular websites.
This router is bang on and undoubtedly fast when compared to its competitors. With the performance and range that this router offers, it’s well worth considering. I did run a couple of tests as far as connectivity goes to see how the range and performance are doing. I get 150 Mbps of download speed and around 20 Mbps of upload speed with the nighthawk r6700 router even if I went to a room in my house that barely even gets any cell phone network. I was pretty impressed by the performance especially if we put the price tag in front of it.
It is a fantastic router for mostly those who live alone and have a lot of devices to connect and for those who have a small family with fewer devices. It is packed with some great features and has an attractive design. It comes with a reasonable price tag and it is something that I would recommend to those who are a little tight on the budget. I would give this a 4.5 out of 5 since the 2.4 GHz band is a little slower than expected.
If you have a lot of devices in your house and want a router that can handle them all, then this router is your best bet. It can connect up to 25 devices and cover an area of up to 1500 feet.
Almost all the routers nowadays have LED lights and they all indicate the same thing; the status of the connection between your router and the devices. From left to the right, the lights indicate power, internet, 2.4 GHz wireless, 5 GHz wireless, guest wifi, USB 3.0, ethernet ports, wifi on/off button, and a WPS button. If they are on, it means there is a connection and the router is working but if they are off, it means that there is no connection or maybe the router might have a problem.
One of the best things about this router is that you can control every feature of it at one click of your smartphone. Feel like changing your password from another city? Do it through your phone. How? All the routers from Netgear come with a specialized user application and this is how it makes all the operations so easy and straightforward.
In the end, the question that most people ask is if this router is worth spending your money or not. Well, now that you have read our r6700 review, you can figure out for yourself if you should go for it or not as we have listed out all the pros and cons of buying the router (mostly pros). In short, this is a fast and reliable router and it can serve your daily needs easily as it is packed with some really great features and you will definitely not regret buying this.