NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router, 1750 Mbps

Last updated: August 25, 2020


This router is recommended for those who have a lot of devices they want to connect at once. It can handle up to 25 devices and has smart parental controls.

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

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Included in this router are smart parental controls and the ability to link up to 25 devices.

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router, 1750 Mbps placed 2nd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Easily upgrade your Wi-Fi experience and coverage with the Nighthawk R6700. Range-boosting Beamforming+ antennas and Dual Band streaming deliver fast, reliable Wi-Fi to every corner of your home.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Great 802.11ac speeds. Compelling feature set, including downstream QoS. Fast NAS/Storage performance. Great for gaming and streaming. Two side-by-side networks for better performance. It has exceptional Range due to Beam-forming. VPN supported.
Features 3 amplified antennas for great range and connectivity and a fast CPU for handling a lot of devices at once.
The R6700 makes it easy to set everything up. I even get full 5Ghz coverage in my garage which is a couple of feet away from my house.

What reviewers didn't like

Exceedingly large wall wart. It has unsatisfactory throughput speeds on the 2GHz band. Router firmware is just ok, but it can be upgraded to dd-wrt or tomato if you wish to.
Some users report that the router has to be rebooted regularly when multiple devices are being used at once.
At $150, it is on the expensive side.
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