Much Faster Speed and Greater Connectivity!
The Nighthawk Ac2600 (R7450) is a very affordable smart Wi-Fi router providing very fast speed (up to 2600Mbps), stable connectivity, and a very good distance range. Right now it provides excellent coverage in a 12,000 square feet building plus 50 feet outside. The set up is very easy if one uses the nighthawk app. Just connect the router to the modem, turn it on and wait for led lights to turn green, and then connect to the NetGear Nighthawk networks on your phone Wi-Fi settings. Launch the app and follow the instructions to connect to the internet. The password is provided on the router's label. Next, enter the settings in the app for more preferences.
On our 60Mbps Charter internet service we reach the maximum speeds on our laptops and smart phones, on both 2.4 and 5.0Ghz bands.
The modem we replaced with the Nighthawk AC2600 was an Asus Rt AC 68U which did not have the MU-MIMO technology so we had to reboot it quite often for connectivity, but with the Nighthawk AC2600 with haven't had any problem getting a fast and stable connection to over 35 devices. The performance of this affordable smart Wi-Fi router has been very reliable, in particular for HD video streaming.
This router has some other great features including beamforming, google assistant compatibility, ready share usb port for printer or hard drive, very intuitive web interface, and ready cloud access to your usb storage.
Another great feature is the possibility of setting up a separate guest network with a separate access password. The NetGear routers have been among the best in providing double firewall protection and denial of service for attack prevention.
If you want a very affordable yet fast and reliable smart Wi-Fi router offering the latest technologies get the Nighthawk AC2600 Router (R7450).
This router met our expectations and we strongly recommend it to friends and family.
(Paul Botica for the NetGear Review and Test).