Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router

Manage Content and Time Online with Smart Parental Controls


Set Bed Time for each family member and their devices. And when coupled with an external storage device, the router is also Time Machine backup-ready. Speed Tests — Second Room Page 5: Positioned as a major upgrade to the previous R model , which is one of the best -- if not the best -- home routers from Netgear, the R is impressive on paper. We will look at more of the R features a bit later, but here is an overview of the Nighthawk X4 features: This band is slowly becoming obsolete, since there are just too many clients and routers using it. Up to Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other

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Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. Circle is a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Using the Circle app smart parental controls you can easily manage content and time online for each family member.

Set Time Limits on daily internet time for apps, and websites. Pause internet by device or by user with the press of a button. Set Bed Time for each family member and their devices. Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.

And now with the latest Kwilt integration you can not only access all your photos stored on social media, but you can now add your external USB storage device connected to Nighthawk as a source of pictures, so you can search, index and share all of your photos from your iOS Kwilt app.

Implicit and Explict Beamforming improves range and performance for both 2. Using Kwilt, view and share all your photos from social media and now from your Nighthawk Router attached USB storage. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trac, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage.

Up to Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other The Innovation Design and Engineering Award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. Avoid character freezing and enjoy lag-free gaming with the ultimate in 11AC speed and performance. When microseconds count, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media. Access your stored media quickly with USB 3. With signals locked onto your device, experience what it really means to be mobile!

The Bad The router's ridiculously bulky and its performance on the 2. Its Web interface doesn't offer access to its parental control feature, and the Netgear Genie mobile app doesn't work over the Internet. The Netgear R is a new router from Netgear in more ways than one, and is the best Netgear has made for home users, to date.

Indeed, it offers quite a lot for the price. It's powered by a dual-core processor that runs at 1GHz, which makes it the fastest And when coupled with an external storage device, the router is also Time Machine backup-ready.

Yet, the biggest caveat here pun intended is that the R is the bulkiest Wi-Fi router I've seen. You'll need a lot of space for it -- and a clear wall-socket for its equally large power adapter -- and the Web interface and mobile app aren't as useful as they could be. For more options on Solid build, extra bulky design, plug-and-play setup The R is just slightly larger than the R that came out more than a year ago. However, it has much larger footprint because the new design makes it stay flat on the surface instead of standing vertically, and it's much bulkier due to its three detachable external antennas.

To make up for that, it's now wall-mountable, which the R isn't. The router is housed in a plastic chassis but it feels solid and sturdy.

I also like the fact that its skin doesn't attract fingerprints at all. Similar to the R, the R is very easy to set up. The router comes with a preset Wi-Fi network with its name and password printed on a label on its bottom for the 2. The 5GHz band network's name is that of the 2. Note that these networks' names are visible to Wi-Fi clients. With this information, you just can just plug the router to an internet source using the included network cable, turn it on and you're good to go.

If you lose this label, once everything is plugged in, the first time you run the browser from a connected device, it will take you to the router's Netgear Genie Web interface. After a few seconds, the interface will show you the same information for you to print or write down.

From then on if you want to further customize the router, just go back to its Web interface by pointing the browser of a connected device to www. The default log-in credentials are admin for the username and password for the password. Alternatively, you can also download the Netgear Genie mobile app available for both Android and iOS for the same job.

I personally prefer the Web interface since it's much more comprehensive than the mobile app, which is convenient but only permits customizing a limited amount of settings. Impressive hardware The R offers everything found in the previous model, the R, and a whole lot more. This is a true dual-band router that supports all existing Wi-Fi clients on the market, regardless of their Wi-Fi standard. On the 5GHz band, when working with But on the 2.

With TurboQAM, each 2. Read more about Wi-Fi standards here. Needless to say, this chip offers more benefits to the now-aging 2. In my testing, however, I found that legacy clients also saw better performance, though not as significant. The router also now supports USB 3.

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The Netgear R is a new router from Netgear in more ways than one, and is the best Netgear has made for home users, to date. Indeed, it offers quite a lot for the price. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Built for Gaming, Streaming and Mobility. NETGEAR Nighthawk AC Smart WiFi Router was built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds.