Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000

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Product information

Key specs

Type router
WiFi router
Speed class
Basic
WiFi speed
AC1900
WiFi standards
Wireless AC (WiFi 5), Wireless G (WiFi 3), Wireless N (WiFi 4)
Number of stations
1

Pros and cons

According to our Router expert
  • With a speed of 1,300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band, this router is faster than comparable routers.
  • Beamforming provides a better range and a more stable WiFi signal.
  • Protect your children from harmful websites with Parental Controls.
  • To achieve the highest available speed of this router, connected devices must support 5GHz.
  • This router offers coverage on 1 or 2 floors, depending on the size of your house. Choose multi-room WiFi for WiFi throughout your house.
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Description

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 is a wireless router for gamers and movie enthusiasts. This router supports Quality of Service, which allows you to prioritize the internet traffic that you consider important. This feature makes sure Netflix isn't buffering on your smartphone while your PC is downloading files. Connect an external hard drive or USB flash drive to the router to gain access to your personal files when you're not home.

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 is a wireless router for gamers and movie enthusiasts. This router supports Quality of Service, which allows you to prioritize the internet traffic that you consider important. This feature makes sure Netflix isn't buffering on your smartphone while your PC is downloading files. Connect an external hard drive or USB flash drive to the router to gain access to your personal files when you're not home.


Manual

Manual (4.02 MB)

Included by default

  • Manual (4.02 MB)
  • 3 external antennas
  • Network cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • AC adapter

Included by default

  • 3 external antennas
  • Network cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • AC adapter

Tips for using this product

Read our tips and find out all about how to set up your product and use it the right way.

Manual

Manual (4.02 MB)

Key specs

Type router
WiFi router
Speed class
Basic
WiFi speed
AC1900
WiFi standards
Wireless AC (WiFi 5), Wireless G (WiFi 3), Wireless N (WiFi 4)
Number of stations
1

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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Search no further!

    Jan S. | 17 February 2015 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Range
    • Speed
    • Price
    • Size

    Wireless Internet. A headache for the average household. The providers supply modem-and-router-in-one equipment, where the internet speed is halved if you stand 2 meters away from it. Changing the frequency and strategically placing the standard equipment was a nice first attempt, but unfortunately without success. A solution had to be found, preferably with limited resources. Attempt two was the purchase of a WiFi repeater. A budget solution. Again placed in a strategic place, again no success. That's when you think you're living in the 21st century, cars are going to drive themselves and people will soon be flying to mars. The internet is now part of the basic human needs. Because of the bad experiences with attempts 1 and 2, the new starting point was: no more hassle with bad reception.
    The Netgear nighthawk is the Batmobile of routers. The reception goes through several walls and floors. It is important to consider a few things: The biggest culprit in the interference of a WIFI signal is the signal from the neighbors. I live in a densely populated area with a lot of WIFI signals. The Nighthawk offers the option of using the 5GHz bandwidth as a solution. Second, other (kitchen) equipment interferes with the signal. Therefore, do not hide the router too much behind your other electronic equipment.
    Finally, the price made me doubt at first. But the peace of mind that comes after purchasing the Nighthawk is more than worth every euro.

    Jan S. | 17 February 2015 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Fast, Stable, Super!

    Bram | 2 July 2014 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • The range
    • The speed
    • Ease of Configuration
    • The price
    • The size

    After my Asus RT-AC66U went to heaven by lightning, a new router had to come.
    My requirements: good range to the back of the garden and to the top of the bedroom, it must be equipped with 802.11AC and of course the connection must be stable and fast.

    The router has been in use for 3 weeks now.

    Short version of the review: the router is very good and meets all my requirements!

    Long version:

    First impression
    Box contents:
    - The router itself
    - 3 separate antennas
    - A CD ROM
    - A 1Gbps network cable
    - Power cable
    - Installation manual
    The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the size of the router. This one is pretty hefty. Not a big deal because it will hang in the meter cupboard anyway. Where my old router could be hung in a normal position, I have to tilt it a quarter turn, otherwise the router does not fit on the narrow wall in the meter cupboard for me.
    What also stood out when the plug went into the socket is the disco effect through all the lights. Fortunately, these are easy to disable after configuration.

    Installation
    When the router was installed in the meter cupboard and all cables were connected, the installation could begin. This one was very simple. Simply connect via WiFi the data on the sticker on the router and go to routerlogin.net in the browser. I was online within 3 minutes. After that I had to do some further settings (such as changing the name and password of the WiFi network)
    The interface has a Basic and advanced tab and is well-arranged. Here you can set everything I want and it works fine for me.
    I am using the router as an access point. The router itself does not issue IP addresses, this is done by my ADSL modem/router. Configuration of this was easy. In addition to access point, the router can also be set up in bridge mode (or as a WiFi repeater).

    Range
    I immediately went to the back of the garden with the laptop and the range is still very good here. With my old router, the range was only half the number of bars. Even with 5GHz (which is faster, but has less range) the range was still fine.
    My phone (Sony Xperia S) also indicated in the back of the garden that the range was "reasonable". By way of comparison: with the telephone I could not even reach here with my old router, which is also known as a very good router.
    Also with the IPad I had very bad reception in the bedroom with the old router and it was almost impossible to use the internet properly. With this Netgear, the range is very good in the bedroom.

    Speed/Stability
    Because I often send large files up and down from my laptop to my NAS, the speed is important to me. Therefore, the router had to be 802.11AC capable. This was also my old router, but here I only got speeds of +/- 20 MB/sec. (160 mbps) With the Netgear Nighthawk I easily get 40-50MB/sec. (400 mbps) So the speed is significantly better than with my old AC router. These are of course speeds that are also affected by my NAS and are therefore not optimal. Incidentally, Windows states that it achieves a maximum speed of 702 mbps. All in all I am very satisfied with the speed.
    Also in terms of stability I have not encountered any problems in the past 3 weeks.

    Other
    Then there are other functions that the router has:
    - A guest network can be set up with which guests can access the internet, but cannot access the other devices in your network.
    - Readyshare, which allows you to connect a USB stick to share files or connect a printer so that you can print over the network.
    - Finally, updating the router's firmware is also very easy.
    Usually you have to download a file from the manufacturer's website, but with the Netgear, the router does this itself. Installation will then follow automatically.

    Conclusion
    The router costs a bit more than its competitors' brothers, but in my opinion it is well worth the money. From my own experience I can make a comparison with the Asus RT-AC66U and this router is much better in terms of range and speed in the circumstances at my home.

    Bram | 2 July 2014 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    net gear ac1900

    Jorrit | 6 May 2014 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • reach
    • maximum speeds
    • very easy installation
    • quite large in size

    What a fantastic device. Great speeds are achieved far away from the router. Do you have an above-average large house or office? Then this is highly recommended!

    Jorrit | 6 May 2014 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Not a purchase, an investment!
    • Installation convenience
    • Many options
    • Wide reach
    • High Speeds
    • Great price for this product
    • Mobile app interface

    Last December (2014) came the day you knew would come, my external HDD broke. 2TB of material. Photos, vids, documents and music (backups). Luckily I'm a geek, so luckily I had all my data stored in another location, especially since I noticed the HDD was running out of steam.

    Anyway, product returned to the relevant webshop where I bought the product at the time, and I was offered to get a new model of the same HDD back or to buy a NAS for a small additional amount, this time with 4TB storage. And that got me thinking. I had another HDD with movies and series on it, it would be very handy if I could stream it over my network instead of dragging around with an external HDD. Well, bought the NAS and put all my movies on it, and then copied the backups (which were also on the old external HDD) to another external HDD (which used to have my movies on it).

    Perfectly arranged I thought. I can start streaming movies over my network and my backups are still safe. Copying my movies/series to the NAS. As I said, it is more than 2 to 3TB that had to be restored. I have renounced the use of cables in this house whenever possible. This simply means that I want to restore the data to the NAS via Wi-Fi.

    The NAS needed more than 30 minutes per 8GB approximately, this operation would take years. Well, a few hours later (spread over several days) I had all my data on the NAS. Great, I can start streaming! Nope, buffering.. buffering.. buffering..

    Well, I've decided to map out my network and start making an overview of all devices that are or can be connected to our network in the house. I have looked at which devices we still use, and which have become redundant. Do they support 802.11n / 802.11ac? Do they support 5GHz? What are the other options?

    I soon found out that I had a lot of devices, and the router we had was a real entry-level router, for sale for a few bucks, no 5GHz, no 802.11ac. Okay, I'm a nerd myself, but data usage is high here too. Constant recordings from the security cameras, multiple Netflix / Spotify streams simultaneously, the thermostat, the laptops, the telephones, the iPads, and so on. The network is heavily used here in the house.

    I also started to notice that my connection started to drop more and more and that the speed dropped really big, we have a fiber optic subscription of 100MBit/s at home, and of course this speed is only theoretical, but less than 1MBit/s is surely very exceptional. The router hung continuously and was no longer reliable. Time for a new one!

    Have a look. We have a 100MBit/s subscription, which means that we theoretically want an 800MBps router to make optimal use of it (The theoretical maximum wireless speed of the router is expressed in Mbps. Mbps stands for the number of megabits that the router can send per second (If you divide the number of Mbps by 8, you get the theoretical maximum wireless speed in MB per second. For example, a router with 1300 Mbps has a maximum wireless speed of 162.5 MB per second.) We filter this and get to some nice models out. We uncheck the routers that are ''Â'overkill'' (simply, offer more than we can handle), and arrive at 9 routers.

    We go to the independent website SmallNetBuilder and compare the functionalities and the test results of the routers. I decide to look at 3 routers that come out the best in the test and look up reviews of each model. Finally, I end up with the Netgear R7000 (which is narrowly ahead of the ASUS RT-AC68U). Great, order from Coolblue (of course). And of course the package was delivered the next day.

    We open the box and find the (rather large) Netgear R7000 here. We also receive 3 external antennas, a network cable, a short manual and the power adapter. Just pull the caps off the antennas, attach the antennas, power into the socket, and plug in the cable from my internet provider's modem to the new router.

    The router turns on, nice lights :D We walk to our laptop and choose the newly appeared Wi-Fi network, we log in with the password that is displayed on the bottom of the router. A page opens. Welcome, do you want to manually set up your network or can we do it for you.
    Fine, I first let him do the automatic configuration, then I adjust the settings to my wishes.

    I click on Â'automatic' and the router starts, it indicates that there is an update and whether I want to perform it. All right, go ahead. 2 minutes later, the new firmware is installed, the router continues with the configuration. Within 5 minutes I am connected to the internet. What a convenience!

    I manually adjust some settings here and there (port forwarding, DHCP server, SSID, WPA2 key, etc.) in the user-friendly management console. Well, the average consumer will not get into this. But I do want to say that installing it is a piece of cake and that you can be connected to the internet within 5 minutes from the moment the router is connected to the power. There is a Genie mode that is suitable for the user with relatively little knowledge of networking. The only asks for the basic settings. What is the name of your network and what password do you want to use? Do you want to set parental controls or not? That's it. We're done, enjoy your product.

    For the nerds among us, the menu is very extensive but at the same time very clear, there are a lot of options and yet everything is easy to find. For the newbies there is the Genie mode, which quickly guides you through the basics. There is also an app available to manage your router, easily, from the couch eg.

    I'm going to subject the router to some speed tests, and I've gone from an average of 10MBit/s to over 60Mbit/s (on 2.4GHz). Also on 5GHz the speed is fine with an average of 70MBit/s, these are the results in the same room. One floor higher I achieve a good speed of 38MBit/s on the 2.4GHz frequency and a speed of 33MBit/s on 5GHz. The ping is fine below 10ms.

    Great, the speeds are good. Just test the range. It is generally known that the 5GHz frequency does not reach as far as the 2.4GHz frequency, but that is not a bad thing. You can of course switch at any time, but it strikes me that I can still receive 5GHz on the top floor of our house, the attic is another floor up, but there is no longer a 5GHz signal. I do receive a 2.4GHz signal in the attic, and it just manages to churn out 20MBit/s. Good looking!

    I walk outside, and I just have coverage in the whole garden on the 2.4GHz network, on 5GHz I can take a few steps outside, but soon the connection stops. Not very.
    Finally I walk (nicely embarrassingly) down the street. With the 2.4GHz frequency I get no less than 2 houses further and still manage to make a connection, ie a 2MBit/s connection, but good. The indoor connection will therefore be fine for almost everyone on 2.4GHz. At 5GHz you will probably still have good range on the same floor, but it can be difficult a floor higher. This depends purely on the size of the house and its construction.

    If you really have a huge house, or building materials that Hercules wouldn't even get through, you could easily buy an access point to solve this problem. This router also offers the possibility to function as an access point instead of a router, which is handy, but I won't use it myself.

    I've had the unboxing, the installation, the speeds and the range. What am I forgetting then? Oh yes, I want to talk a little bit about the app. Although the web interface of the router is reasonable in terms of design, the app is really a monstrosity to look at. The app simply doesn't look like much and doesn't offer nearly as many options as the web interface. Netgear could really do with a lick of paint over this. I actually think it's a shame that a €150 router has an app that looks like an app from the year. Netgear, do something about it!

    In conclusion, I would like to say that this router is an excellent purchase and that it has a good ratio in terms of price / quality. This router can also be set up by anyone, even for users without network knowledge. For the geeks among us, there is plenty to set up and all of these options are incredibly easy to find.

    The speeds are very fast on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and the router has a huge range on the 2.4GHz band. 5GHz is also well represented, but it does not reach nearly as far as the 2.4GHz band, but this is generally known and therefore not a recognized problem of this router. Please note that this experience can differ per household due to the building materials used in the house, the size of the house, and the cabling used.

    The only downside is really the app that doesn't look good. The basic settings can be found in the app (such as creating a guest network for your friends and family), but the slightly advanced settings will really have to be done via the web interface of the router.

    Are you looking for a good router at a decent price for performance, do you want many options, a good range and correspondingly good speeds? Do you want to get started quickly and not have to call the nerd in your circle of friends? Then I can recommend this router.

    Rob Coenne | 16 July 2015 | Automatically translated from Dutch