NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700)

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700)
From NETGEAR

List Price: $129.99
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 12980 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #8 in Personal Computers
  • Size: AC1750
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: NETGEAR
  • Model: R6700-100NAS
  • Dimensions: 3.11" h x 10.08" w x 13.70" l, 3.54 pounds

Features

  • 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 NETGEAR 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.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

45 of 46 people found the following review helpful.
5Quadrupled my speed
By Reading&Writing
Quadrupled my speed at home. There are 4 important points I'd like to make:

1) All these years I paid for a 50mbps speed from my cable company. I had an older Netgear from 2009 which has served me well all these years (and still works) but I decided it was time to upgrade. Typically I was getting only 12-17mbps through my wi-fi (for example, to my iPhone6). After getting this Nighthawk Router, I now get 57mbps on the same iPhone. All of my devices are much faster now... PS4, iPhones, iPads, Epson Printer, Baby Monitor, Tablets, Roku 3 box, Roku Streaming Stick, etc...

2) Cables .... Please note, one other thing I did in addition to getting this router is that I also bought all new cat6 cables (from Amazon Basics), and that has helped the router to connect well to the cable modem. From the router itself, I have a few wired items (Roku 3 box, PS4, my PC). And note that I tested the Roku 3 box, PS4, and PC wirelessly as well. In all conditions, wired with Cat6 cables and/or wi-fi, this Nighthawk router has delivered the speeds I was missing for years.

3) Interface.... Also, I like the interface for setting up and using the router. I like that you get two options of 2.4ghz or 5ghz connection. One thing to keep in mind is that some older devices can only use 2.4g so it is that old device itself that limits the connection speed (not your wi-fi necessarily). Newer devices are 5g capable and can maximize the speed capability.

4) Security... I also like the "Access Control" feature so that you have to permit a device to connect to your wi-fi. For example, when I got a new iPad this Christmas, I logged into my wi-fi network and put in the proper password, but it wouldn't connect to the internet. Then I went to the Netgear interface on my PC and it displayed that the iPad had been blocked (because Access Control is turned on). So then I simply hit a check box to "allow" the iPad onto my home network, and then it connected.

Finally, I am not a tech person, I just try to read up on things to the best of my ability. I hope my review helps some of you.

5 STARS

669 of 730 people found the following review helpful.
1Incredible in the beginning, completely disappointing 4 months later
By Enzo C
I purchased this with high hopes based on the stellar reviews I found for it when researching for a new router. I work from home a lot and with my line of web development work I certainly would classify myself as a power user. Further more I work in a house hold with numerous roommates and I really wanted something that could handle at minimum a dozen wireless connections at once.

When I first hooked up this router I was frankly surprised at how well it handled everything I threw at it in terms of connections and constant use. Then 4 short months later I started noticing as some other reviewers have pointed out that the connections would slow to crawl. Suddenly I sporadically started seen my 5GHz connections go from 110Mbps to a consistent .8Mbps (yes thats not a typo, less than 1Mbps). Initially I sent my internet service provider my full ire thinking that there is no way my relatively new router could be the issue. Time warner understandably does not have the best reputation. They came in found no real issues other than old cabling. They replaced all cables even those outside my home going to the power poles on my block. Nothing changed. Sometimes a reboot of both the router would help, other times it did nothing. Sometimes it would be good for a week or several days but it would start working fine eventually. Then I started seeing this issues happen more frequently until finally at the end of December it was an everyday thing. I then noticed that when I swapped out the router with a borrowed one, or when I bypassed it completely and connected directly to my modem I had no issues at all.

This is what brought me to the really diving into the router itself. To date, dozens of reboots later, several firmware updates, and even just reverting the entire damn thing to it's default setup with the oldest firmware available only provided me with a couple of days AT BEST with a working router.

Since I am no longer within their 90 complimentary support window I get no help over phone unless I pay. Email support as a lot of others have pointed out takes an eternity to get any sort of response from.

I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with this product and it's customer support.

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5Life Changing
By Brandon S McMullen
I have XFINITY and previously used a Motorola Surfboard SGG6580 modem/router. I pay for blast internet but my internet was always slow, and I'd have to reset it about once a day. At best I was getting 20Mbps. I read some things online and found similar problem with XFINITY and dual modem/router.

So I decided to break it up and get a Netgear Modem (CM600), and this router(AC1900). It's amazing. Everything is consistently strong, no resets. It is dual band, so there is a regular 2.4GHz, and a separate 5GHz for gaming/streaming. 2.4GHz is best for long range, 5GHz is faster with shorter range.

The speeds are awesome. Now I'm finally getting what I paid for (blast internet).

The 2.4GHz is 60-70Mbps!
The 5GHz is 110-120Mbps!!

And to think, for the past year I've been paying Comcast for Blast internet but only got 20Mbps at best with almost daily restarts. I have grandfather ATT unlimited data, so at home I would just be on LTE since it was faster most the time. As a result, the last week of the month, my data would be like 40GB, so ATT would throttle me during peak time. Not anymore. :)

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