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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Fri 11-Apr-14 15:02:00
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Netgear R700 Nighthawk


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Hi

is anyone using a Netgear nighthawk on Bt infinity? Is the router any good?

Lee
Standard User Basenji
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-Apr-14 00:00:46
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Re: Netgear R700 Nighthawk


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In reply to a post by Leenig:
Hi

is anyone using a Netgear nighthawk on Bt infinity? Is the router any good?

Lee

Hi there,

I just upgraded to a Nighthawk, from a WNR3500L today and to say the least, I'm mightily impressed. smile
Played a few games of CoD Ghosts on the 360 earlier and no perceivable lag, which I wouldn't be able to say about the WNR3500L, so the Nighthawk's QOS algorithms must be doing their stuff, as I even got host a few times, which was a rarity with the 3500L, although I have a 74.3Mb DL and 18.6Mb UL speed with a consistent 6-7ms ping to sites like bbc.co.uk and google.co.uk. smile

Still early days yet, but it's looking good. smile Shame about the £170 price tag, but if it continues to perform, then I can live with that. smile

EDIT: Latest TBB Speedtest Here laugh

Nothing to see here.. Move along, please
My Broadband Speed Test laugh

Edited by Basenji (Sun 13-Apr-14 00:16:22)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Sun 13-Apr-14 05:29:40
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Re: Netgear R700 Nighthawk


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The R7000 is indeed a very good router however the new Linksys WRT1900AC is about to be released and early reviews suggest it easily beats the R7000 and the other leading router Asus RT-AC68U for coverage and speeds....so you might want to wait for a bit. As usual the UK punter ends up paying far more but i would expect the price to come down to ~£180 after a few weeks:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J26J8D8/ref=dra_a_cs_s...

I've ordered one from Best Buy in US ('only' £150 v £250 in UK LOL) and a relative will post this over next week:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/smart-wi-fi-dual-band-wi...

I will post my thoughts once i receive it

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