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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

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

Management GUI


Before we hit the images of the management GUI, I have some images of the Netgear Genie App for iOS.




The first of the two landing screens for the Netgear Genie app includes features allowing you to manage wireless settings, parental controls, and even a network map and traffic meter.




The second screen has the router reboot button and turbo transfer app.




Along with the Traffic Meter, the Network Map is one of the more useful features of the Genie App. Here you can see a list of currently connected devices that are further categorized by the connection type.




The landing menu for the Nighthawk includes the option for easy setup, what Netgear calls Genie.




Basic setup landing shows you a quick view of what's going on in your network. As you can see, the wireless password scrolls across the top while we have parental control readily available as well.




The Basic wireless menu allows you to change the SSID of your networks along with passwords and connection speeds.




The attached devices tab shows you currently connected devices.




Next we have the ReadyShare menu tab where you can configure printers connected via USB for sharing along with storage.




Of course, no modern day router is complete without a guest network.





The advanced landing menu gives you slightly more information at a glance.




Here we have one of the more unique features of the R7000, the traffic meter. Within this menu, you can setup your router to monitor the outgoing or incoming traffic, and, for those that have data caps imposed, you can have the router change the LED color on the top when you near or hit your limit. You can also setup the router to kill Internet access if you happen to hit your limit.

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