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Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
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June 2015
ProductNETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router   
SummarySecond generation Broadcom 802.11ac AC1900 router with storage sharing USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports and OpenDNS based parental controls
Pros• Has WDS, Client Bridge and AP modes
• USB 3.0 port
• Fast file transfers for both FAT32 & NTFS formats
Cons• No site survey in client bridge mode
• 600 Mbps in 2.4 GHz will rarely be experienced
• Not Wi-Fi Certified
• Can't adjust transmit power

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AC Routers are the current choice for most buyers. Dual band routers (AC1200, AC1900, AC2600) will serve most buyers well. "Tri-band"/tri-radio products (AC2200, AC3200, AC5300/5400) have a second 5 GHz radio that can help if you have a lot of devices that are streaming video. They help improve capacity, not range.

Features you shouldn't pay extra for are MU-MIMO and 160 MHz bandwidth, because most devices don't support them.

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