Netgear R6700 Nighthawk Dual-Band Wireless Router

Last updated: August 10, 2022

This wireless router performs nearly as well in most practical matters as its much more expensive competitors. The set-up wizard takes much of the sting out of the upgrading process.

We looked at the top Wireless Routers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Router you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This wireless router is easy to set up and affordable.

In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the Netgear Nighthawk Dual-Band Wireless Router placed 4th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi router, Gigabit Ethernet (R6700)

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Nighthawk R6700 is undoubtedly fast, and well worth considering if you’re looking for a router with the fastest possible performance in its class, without spending too much.
This router automatically starts up a wizard to configure the settings, which was very easy to use.
If you live in a household in which other users compete for bandwidth, the Nighthawk’s downstream QoS feature might solve any video-streaming problems you encounter.

What reviewers didn't like

Although the software could be better, it’s still useful and the USB 3.0 performance is excellent.
However, they do take a little longer to set up correctly than some of the other products we reviewed.
The Asus RT-AC68U beat out the Nighthawk when tested with a client equipped with a Linksys WUSB6300 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter, but the Nighthawk was just 1.5 mbps slower.
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