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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review - Test System Setup

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

Netgear launches their top-tier wireless solution called the Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi router, but is the world ready for it? Let's see. (NASDAQ:NTGR)

| Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 22, 2014 4:54 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: Netgear

Test System Setup

 

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As wireless networking has proliferated in homes and offices around the world, and network vendors keep releasing new devices on a regular basis, you now have so many options that it's hard to make a choice. The truth of the matter is, regardless of how many features a wireless router or access point has, the two most important things about it are its speed and its range.

 

We test throughput in a dual-node network environment consisting of a Custom PC with a GIGABYTE Z77UP5 TH, Intel Core i5 3570K Processor operating at 3.3GHz with 16GB of DDR3, and the Startech.com ST1000SPEX42 quad port gigabit network adapter. The second system features a GIGABYTE x58 OC Mainboard with an Intel Xeon L5639 Six Core CPU, 48GB of DDR3 from ADATA, and the StarTech.com ST1000SPEX42 NIC.

 

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Wireless throughput is tested using the ASUS PCE-AC68 PCI Express Network Adapter. Range is tested with a ProBook by HP installed with an ASUS USB-AC56 adapter via USB 3.0.

 

We perform all tests in a real-world environment. You may get better range and throughput results in a spacious facility with few internal walls or outdoors. Our tests provide a benchmark for estimating the range and throughput of wireless networking devices in an indoor setting with some obstacles.

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