The Nighthawk is one of the latest 802.11ac routers available from Netgear. The Nighthawk, which has been given the model name R7000, offers fast data transfer speeds thanks in part to its 5GHz band technology, as well as its built in Quality-of-Service, or QoS, enhancements. Those and other features place the Nighthawk above nearly all the other 802.11ac routers that are now available to consumers on the market.
The Netgear Nighthawk X4 provides features that have thus far been lacking in other high-end routers, so it's a worthwhile option for anyone who wants superior range, fast speeds and, in particular, to enjoy the best of the best when hosting external hard drives. The Nighthawk X4 is a quad-stream, or 4X4, 802.11ac router. Its 2.4 GHz frequency band, which is capable of Wi-Fi speeds of up to 600Mbps, is powered by a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz dual-core main processor, which is currently the fastest available on the market.
The Netgear Nighthawk X6 is a tri-band gigabit wireless router that comes with a powerful set of features. Its hardware components are worthy of praise, and the router also acts as an impressive NAS server when connected to an external hard drive. The Wi-Fi data rates on the 5Ghz band are also excellent, though the 2.4Ghz performance is slower than other competitor routers.
Netgear R6100 is a dual band router that supports AC1200 standard. The nominal data rates for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band are 300 and 867 Mbps respectively. The router comes with DoS attack prevention, as well as NAT and SPI support in the firewall. It has 1 10/100M WAN port and 4 10/100M LAN ports. It comes with USB 2.0 for network accessible storage. The wireless adapter is not included.
The Netgear R6400 is Netgear's replacement for the R6300, which was one of the first routers to support IEEE 802.11ac. The R6400 is good for crowded Wi-Fi networks, and has a theoretical max speed of 1750Mbps. If you want an incredibly fast Wi-Fi network without breaking the bank, the Netgear R6400 is a strong choice.
For home users or small businesses that require a strong wireless signal with blazing-fast speeds, Netgear offers the N750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router. With a price over $100, this isn't the bottom-dollar router. What makes this router worth the high price tag? It's not only a dual-band router, but it's also taking advantage of the 480 Mbps speeds on the 5GHz band. It's a significant increase over the 300Mbs speeds offered on previous models.