Netgear R7000 802.11ac Dual Band router

By Posted 2 Oct 2013, 05:18

If you are looking to improve your network, then the R7000 802.11ac Dual Band router from Netgear could be just what you are looking for due to the fact it is impressively fast. However, is it as good as Netgear make out, well we have a video that will look into this, although we are given a short history lesson into some of their older models first?

We get to see some of the previous models with a focus on size, because they seem to vary from large to very large. It does not take a genius to work out Netgear was going to make their new R7000 router huge because their customers demanded it.

Once you place the antennas on the router this becomes one of the biggest routers on the market. The power adapter to go with it is also very big, so if you have a very low power outlet you will have a hard time plugging it in.

Netgear R7000 Router in a dogfight with another

Netgear R7000 Router in a dogfight with another

What we love about this early Netgear R7000 802.11ac Dual Band router review is how Dong Ngo from CNET suggests it looks a lot like a Stealth Fighter, and at one stage he gets another to reenact a dogfight.

The reason why this device is so big is because it is very powerful thanks to a 1GHz dual-core processor. However, it is the 802.11ac Dual Band chip that makes this a more versatile router, so it supports all Wi-Fi clients on the market no matter what their standards are.

Netgear’s R7000 router really comes into its own when you introduce it to some of the newer Wi-Fi standards, because the speed increases are phenomenal.

Connectivity is very good as well, although having a USB port on the front seems strange because it means you have to stare at the device you plugged into your router – would have been much better on the rear.

To see what Dong Ngo’s final thoughts were in regard to the new Netgear R7000 router, continue watching the video below.

Netgear R7000 802.11ac Dual Band router