05-02-2016 11:52 AM
As a follow up.
Yesterday morning my wife complained that I had messed up the Wi-Fi by updating the drivers for my wireless printer and that wi-fi was not working. So I did my normal thing and cycled the modem and router and walked away.
A few hours later my daughter complains to me that it is still now working. So this time I look closer and my old Cisco router is not able to stay powered up.
So I headed on down the store and picked up the NetGear AC1900 Nighthawk
While it was not as easy to set up as my Cisco router (Cisco router came with a jump drive, you just plugged it into any computer you wanted on the network and it would automatically configur it, nothing easier than that) it was easy and streamlined.
I plugged my TIVO, BluRay and RoKU into the Gigabit.Assigned my computer and Xbox to the higer frequency and everything else to the lower.
And I must say, the difference in online speed was incredible. I did a speed test to Steam and my speeds were 10 times what I had before.
The control program you can get for it "NETGEAR Genie" is one of the better programs for managing a router that i have ever used. And I liked the Cisco Program. You can quickly and easily change names, passwords, settings for individual devices
The most noticalbe performance increase so far has been to my tablet. I have a Galaxy TAB 3 and I had thouht it was just slow. Yep, it was the dogged connection. It went from 45+ seconds to load Amazon Video to less than 5 seconds.
Thanks to everyone for recommending Netgear and Michael on the NIghthawk.
Now i just have to keep an eye on the price for a sale to I can get an adjustment.
05-02-2016 03:42 PM
Thanks for the update bobberuchi! Really glad to hear that you’re liking the new Nighthawk and that its greatly improved your home network stability and speeds.
01-29-2019 12:24 AM
I am using nighthawk R7000. This is awsome, few days back i got some login issues, but now it is working properly.
I love to use this device because its speed is flawlessly.
I am using this router from last 1 year, it never disappoint me.
When sometimes i got any problem, i reset router and it work properly.
I am happy by having this.