American brand NetGear released flagship wireless home router named NetGear R7000 NIGHTHAWK. The name was given in honor of the American assault invisible-plane from Lockheed Martin. Really, the design of Netgear R7000 Nighthawk reminds the model of F-117.
NetGear R7000 has a serious competitive advantage – a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, and support for wireless networking at speeds of up to 1900 Mbps. So, let’s look at the main features of router and where you can buy it at the best price.
As we have mentioned above, NetGear R7000 has the original design. The antennas made of gray plastic with an admixture of metallic and black plastic. Device has a large size – 284 × 184 × 47 mm without antennas and cables.
Router can be used on horizontal surface and also mounted on wall. Antennas move up and down.
In front of the top panel is a series of twelve LEDs, some of which are two-tone. Interestingly, you can select one of the modes of operation – blinking during activity, steady light, or only the power indicator. The two rightmost indicator also act as buttons to disable Wi-Fi and connect customers WPS technology.
In front we see the USB 3.0 port and logo of the manufacturer.
Rear panel has three connectors for external antennas, four Gigabit LAN ports, one Gigabit port of WAN, the power supply input, a reset button and a hidden USB 2.0 port. Despite the large size of router, connectors are tight.
NetGear R7000 uses dual-core chip Broadcom BCM4709A, clocked at 1 GHz. RAM of the device is 256 MB, and for firmware is provided 128 MB of flash memory. Gigabit Ethernet switch and USB controllers are located in the central chip.
Radio unit uses the same – on the basis of the familiar chip Broadcom BCM4360. 2.4 GHz band supports 802.11b/g/n standards with a maximum connection speed of 600 Mbps, and 5GHz band can use 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac clients with maximum connection speed 1300 Mbps. The manufacturer is positioning this model AC1900 class.
Netgear R7000 is one of the most advanced routers we’ve seen. It has an original design, powerful hardrware, support wireless guest network, wireless connections at speeds up to 600 Mbps in the range of 2.4 GHz and to 1300 Mbps for 5GHz band.
Although Netgear R7000 router was released about two years ago, it is still one of the best.
The important question is the price. Today, you can buy Netgear R7000 for $154.99 at GeatBest that is much cheaper than the price at the time of the release.