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NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 3, 2017 6:51 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: NETGEAR

Management GUI

 

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The X10 uses the Genie setup method as do most NETGEAR solutions. This wizard guides you through setup first detecting your current setup.

 

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We move on by inputting desired username and password.

 

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Ready to go, NETGEAR has a few apps to help with your experience.

 

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The landing menu for the X10 is no different from any other Nighthawk router. The genie platform gives us a dashboard look on the main page with quick glance access to wireless, attached devices, and ReadyShare control.

 

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Moving through the menu system, we stop at wireless settings. Here you can configure wireless modes and channels for all three bands.

 

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Parental control work by selecting a device and setting up a rule for it with access controls.

 

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The ReadyShare menu is all about storage. With this solution, you have two USB 3.0 ports on the left side and here is where you manage them.

 

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Cloud backup allows you to setup an Amazon Cloud account with the router.

 

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NETGEAR downloader allows you to setup BT downloads along with FTP and HTTP via links. To my knowledge, it does not support magnet files.

 

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Plex is perhaps the most popular streaming media server on the planet. Using a USB device, you can stream to all of your devices directly from the router.

 

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Traffic meter watches the amount of data being pushed through the router and if you so choose can stop you from going over if you have data caps.

 

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Another selling feature of the X10 is the link aggregation capabilities on LAN ports one and two.

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