Netgear Nighthawk X10 R9000 AD7200

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Just got this router, it has the best range amongst all the routers I've tested in the past few months like the Linksys EA9500, ASUS AC5300, and ASUS AC88U. I'm getting super fast speeds. Mind you, my connection from my ISP is a Fiber Optic connection with 100MBPS down/20MBPS up

    This router supports the new AD7200 (60GHz) rated at 7 .2Gbps

    It costs an arm and a leg though. I bought mine here in Dubai for USD $680 :eek:

    Not sure when we will see WLAN Cards that will support the AD standard

    But benchmarks and whitepaper specs aside. what I noticed so far is my internet is way snappier. like webpages load instantly with 0 lag whereas with the ASUS RT-AC88U there was a slight lag before the page started to load.

    • WIFI SPEED 7.2 Gbps
    • TECHNOLOGY 802.11ac + 802.11ad
    • NUMBER OF PORTS Seven (7) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports
      Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
    • PROCESSOR SPEEDS 1.7GHz Quad Core
    • NUMBER OF DEVICES 20+ Devices
    • KEY FEATURES Plex Media Server
      Amazon Drive Cloud Backup
      High-Performace Active Antennas

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    See the full review here:

     
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    I connected a USB Hard drive that is full of movies I previously bought and launched the Plex Server. Now with the app installed on my phone, I can access any movie, song, picture, etc. from the app even if I wasn't at home. It's like my own media server available 24/7

    It grabs all the info of the movies and organizes them nicely:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    @Papusan

    this router has a Quad Core 1.7GHz CPU. Can I overclock it? :eek::rolleyes:

    @Falkentyne Immediately runs to inspect my router's voltage and power draw >>> [​IMG]
     
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    With Prema FW you might OC it.
    Did you buy it locally?
    You have 4 routers in your home? Do you live in a 3-4 storey home?
    maybe your new PC will have a Intel/Killer card that actually support ad.
    You've a Massive movie library.
     
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    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Most likely fully locked down BGA[​IMG]
     
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    Nighthawk X10 R9000 Firmware v1.0.3.6

    Just tried the Smart Connect feature and it auto connected my laptop which has a Killer AC1535 WLAN card to the 5GHz Network connected @ 866 MBPS. That's a very nice surprise as I've had a bad experience with every ASUS router in the past including the AC5300 and AC88U where with Smart Connect, they would always connect my to the 2.4 GHz network limiting my internet speed since I sit about 10 feet away from the router and there are like 2 walls between me and the router. So glad that I can finally turn on Smart Connect on this router and still be able to be connected to the 5GHz network automatically. Maybe because it has better range than the ASUS routers or because Netgear's Smart Connect implementation is better.

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    Is that speed limit electronically adjusted by your ISP?
    On 100Mbps and 20Mbps, you're getting 22Mbps. ISP servers are acting weirdly.
     
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    yeah it is electronically capped :eek: that's why it's trying to go over 20mbps and stretching the band but the ISP cap is kicking in :rolleyes:
     
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    The Netgear X10 is very good router indeed, I've had one for the last year or so. However there appears to be an even better router out there for wifi range and coverage: the Linksys EA9500V2 (not to be confused with the inferior first gen EA9500 V1). The V2 has a 1.8ghz quadcore CPU along with 1GB ram, so very similar hardware specs to the X10. However it has 3 wifi bands and I'm also finding the wifi coverage on it even better than the X10. On the downside its doesn't have a plex server built-in and is also extremely difficult to get hold of. Though there are a few sellers on ebay.com selling it (they will ship worldwide). Hope this helps!
     
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    Hey Matey,

    Thank j00 for your suggestion; however, I've had the Linksys EA9500 V1 last year and although the range was good, the firmware was really limited, there is like nothing you can do in the settings, you can't even add sites to be blocked in the firewall rules It's like a plug and play router for people who don't need anything but a wireless and/or wired connection.

    Also, while I've had it, Linksys never released any firmware for it. Upon researching this, it has come to my attention that Linksys very rarely offers firmware upgrades to enhance security and/or stability or add features.

    I sold it for 50% of its price and took a big hit using it for less than 6 months and it is no fun when you buy a router like I did, only to discover 2 weeks that now there is a v2 :rolleyes: and your high end flagship router that you paid an arm and a leg for now is the unwanted ugly duck since it's V1.

    Linksys........never again....
     
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