NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4x4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router (R7800-100NAS) Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4x4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router (R7800-100NAS) Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa
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List Price: $229.99
Price: $189.00 Details

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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 12954 reviews)

Product Details

  • Size: AC2600
  • Brand: NETGEAR
  • Model: R7800-100NAS
  • Released on: 2016-01-15
  • Aspect ratio: Unknown
  • Dimensions: 3.23" h x 10.20" w x 13.79" l, 3.45 pounds

Features

  • Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa - Control your home network using voice commands.
  • AC2600 WiFi-800+1733 Mbps speeds; Ranked #1 in AC2600 performance by Small Net Builder
  • Four-stream (4x4) WiFi Architecture for smoother 4K video streaming and lag-free gaming and 160MHz radio for double the bandwidth for mobile devices
  • Multi-user MIMO technology for more throughput; Top spot in MU-MIMO router performance comparison by Small Net Builder
  • Powerful 1.7GHz dual core processor and dynamic QoS for smooth jitter-free gaming
  • Network storage-ready with superfast twin USB 3.0 and eSATA; Use ReadyCLOUD to access the storage anytime from anywhere
  • Secure access to home services using OpenVPN -- with iOS and Android app support
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired performance
  • Four high-gain external antennas and Beamforming+ for maximum range
  • See all your photos from attached storage, public cloud, and social feeds in one place with Kwilt app on iOS

Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router with 160MHz, MU-MIMO, and Quad Stream technology delivers WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously for faster speeds. Stream 4K content in pristine quality with 160MHz support while receiving ultimate WiFi speeds of up to 2.53Gbps, with a powerful 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Enjoy smoother streaming and gaming by prioritizing application and device with Dynamic QoS.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

25 of 25 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

664 of 724 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.

10 of 10 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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