Who am I and how did I test this product?
My name is Donald Sawyer and I’ve been a systems administrator for more than 15 years. My review today will be on the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Router. I have had this Wi-Fi Router for a year now.
Is the Netgear Company a scam?
The Netgear Company has been in business for over 20 years and their website has been online since 1994. Their brand worth was at 100+ billion in 2015.
What do the positive and negative reviews say?
This product has 10000+ positive reviews and about 2000 negative reviews on Amazon. This product has been on the market since 2014.
Pros of the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750
|The Netgear Company has got a lot of followers online.||300,000+ followers on Facebook, about 50,000+ on Twitter, 8000+ on Instagram, 300+ on Pinterest and 19,000+ subscribers on YouTube.|
|Great support||Their website has a phone number that one can call for support as well as an email address that one can send queries to.|
|Easy to set up and install||An installation guide is in the package and outlines the few steps needed to set the device up. One needs to remove the antenna caps, attach the antennas, prepare your modem, connect your modem, power on the router, connect a computer, log in to the router and follow the genie steps to connect to the Internet.|
|USB 3.0 port||This port is up to 10x faster than USB 2.0|
|High-powered external antennas||Provides Wi-Fi connectivity throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices that reaches 4400 square feet.|
|Readyshare vault||Readyshare Vault is a free backup and recovery software for the router. It is developed by Netgear for easier backup and recovery setup of any Windows computer. It copies drives, folder and files from the Windows computer into the internal hard drive or USB storage connected in the router.|
|Simultaneous dual band||Dual Band Wireless Routers have the capability to transmit on the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz wireless band. There are a lot of interfering devices- other Wi-Fi access points, microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, baby monitors, etc. all make for a noisy environment which increase interference and degrade the performance. When you have a simultaneous dual band, it reduces interference from all other devices for better connections your WiFi device.|
|Airtime fairness||Prevents network lag when slower devices connect because one can choose to reduce the networking time from the slow devices, so that your faster devices can achieve better quality of service.|
Cons of the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750
|Loosing connectivity to wireless printers||After around six months, the router does not seem to detect the wireless printers such as Epson, HP and Canon. It has to be rebooted.|
|Parental Control Issues||Basic keyword blocking allows time blocks and host overrides, but does http only, no https/SSL.|
Other publications that recommend the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750
According to this article http://www.ideahacks.com/ the Netgear AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router Dual Core 800MHz Processor is among the top ten best Wi-Fi routers because it offers exceptionally high Wi-Fi speeds. Another article http://www.relaxedtech.com/ states that the router is easy to set up and gives great coverage in the home.