Lately, there has been so much buzz about mesh Wi-Fi technology system to be far more efficient than the conventional routers. Ever since the buzz, Google Wi-Fi mesh wireless system was the best-selling router on Amazon. However, tests show that Google Wi-Fi is not the best mesh system and the honor goes to AmpliFi HD but Google Wi-Fi gains its popularity because of its simple configurations and user-friendly setup and we can’t deny the fact that it’s from Google. Another reason is that it was the most affordable mesh Wi-Fi technology so far.
The scenario has changed now; NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band Wi-Fi Router has taken the throne of Google Wi-Fi on Amazon’s best-selling router list. The reason for the popularity is that it’s three times less expensive than the Google Wi-Fi and the product comes from a top-quality manufacturer & popular name in router devices. If you are in the search of a brand new router device for your broadband then you must check this product out. Below are some must know features about the Nighthawk.
- Blazing fast Wi-Fi speed
The Wi-Fi speeds are up to 450+1300 mbps on the AC1750. Gigabit wired is ideal for HD online gaming and video
- Compatible with Amazon Echo/ Alexa/ Google Assistant
This is one of the most exciting features of the router as you can control your home network with just voice commands. Google Wi-Fi supports only Google Assistant but here you can use the assistant of your choice as per your devices.
- Dual Core Processor
The 1 GHz dual core processor is ought to boost the performance of network both wireless, wired and WAN-to-LAN networks. This aids in lag-free gaming on gaming consoles like Xbox.
It is also stated that advanced upstream QoS is used to improve the quality of online gaming.
- Faster and better Streaming of videos
The product promises to minimize buffering of media streaming. Features like downstream QoS, Beamforcing+ and built in iTunes server provide faster access to entertainment.
There is one USB 3.0 port which is equipped with ReadyShare so that you can access the files faster. Free automatic backup software is also there for PCs and Time Machine compatible for Macs.
- 100% speed on mobile devices
The product claims to improve your Wi-Fi speed on mobile to 100%. The high-powered amplifiers & antennas extend the Wi-Fi coverage in large houses and even works in your backyard. This is because Beamforcing+ enables the Wi-Fi to be focused on both 2.4 GHz and 5.4 GHz devices.
- Genie App
Just like Google Wi-Fi you can also control the Nighthawk from the Genie app developed by NETGEAR. You can stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and much more on the application. The app is available for Android and iOS devices for now.
- Other Technical Specs
- 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
- Five 10/100/1000 mbps (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Ethernet ports
- Can connect to more than 12 Wireless devices