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While we ultimately ended up selecting the Nighthawk, as it was slightly NETGEAR R6400 Router expensive you shouldn't immediately discount the AC It's a great value pick for those that want a slight upgrade and is definitely worth considering if the Nighthawk is unavailable. The R is a solid router with an excellent range.

Performance Comparison To rank all of the routers that we bought, we split out testing process up into five weighted metrics. These were Features, 2. Throughput, Range, and Ease of NETGEAR R6400 Router. The sections below describe how well the AC did against its peers. This router has an average set of features and functions.

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After researching routers NETGEAR R6400 Router a while, we made a list of the most critical common features, then compared that to each router to determine score. The AC did reasonably well in this metric, meriting a 5 out of 10 for its performance, putting it in the middle of the pack. These features both act to speed up your network and give you faster internet.


Beamforming is when the router has the capabilities to determine the relative location of a device and concentrate the WiFi signal in that direction. MU-MIMO allows a router to communicate with multiple device simultaneously, reducing load times when NETGEAR R6400 Router are many users on the network.

R6400 — AC1750 Smart WiFi Router 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Next, we looked if you can remotely reset the router — handy for troubleshooting connectivity issues NETGEAR R6400 Router and if you have the ability to dim the LED indicator lights, which can prove quite distracting if the router is visible in a darkened room. The NETGEAR R6400 Router can be remotely reset, but the lights can only be dimmed through the web interface.

This dual-band router supports IPv6 and has a guest WiFi network. This product also NETGEAR R6400 Router be mounted on a wall. This router has 4 LAN ports, the average amount for these products. Finally, we looked at the number of available connections each route had.

This router has two USB ports. This is one of the easier routers to use and operate. To score each router, we looked at how much effort was required to unpack and set up NETGEAR R6400 Router network out of the box, as well as the quality of the user interface, the ease of enabling parental controls, and if the router has QoS.

This router is relatively easy to set up out of the box, though it did need a firmware update before we completed the initial network configuration. This product has an installation wizard that will guide you through setting up NETGEAR R6400 Router admin password and get you started. The user interface on this router is fine, though it seems a little dated in design.

We also found that it was quite prone to issues when using Google Chrome to access the web interface. We weren't big fans of NETGEAR R6400 Router QoS, or Quality of Service on this router, as it seems very outdated and doesn't let you prioritize bandwidth by specific devices, only by topics.


However, we did like the parental control functions, as the AC and the other NETGEAR routers offer the most precise level of control, though it is a little more NETGEAR R6400 Router to set up initially compared to some of the products from other manufacturers. To determine performance, we used a piece of software called iPerf3 on a test laptop that NETGEAR R6400 Router you to determine the maximum throughput speed. The AC delivered an overall mediocre performance, earning a 5 out of We ran this test in five different positions relative to the router, averaging the results of three trial to determine scores.


First, we NETGEAR R6400 Router with two short distance test, with about 10' between the router and the laptop. One had a clear view between router and computer and one was blocked by a wall.

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This put it in the middle of the pack, as shown below by the results NETGEAR R6400 Router the obstructed test. Moving on to the medium distance tests — about 35' between the router and computer — we again conducted an unobstructed and obstructed version.

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Improve your WiFi speed and reliability with this AC Smart WiFi Router, delivering speeds up to Mbps. With poweful antennas and Beamforming+, this. Find support for your NETGEAR R6400 Router R wifi router including guides, troubleshooting articles, the latest firmware updates, and much more today.

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