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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




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





We move on by inputting desired username and password.




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




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.




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




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




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.




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




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




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.




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.




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

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