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Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: May 5, 2018 5:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Netgear

Tyler's Router Test System Specifications

 

 

 

Wired Throughput

 

 

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At this point, we are nearly 60 routers deep in our charts and for the most part LAN performance usually maxes out wired gigabit capabilities. That said the Nighthawk XR500 keeps with the trend offering 942Mbps.

 

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WAN throughput came through at 921.65Mbps

 

 

Wireless Throughput

 

 

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The XR500 was pretty impressive in its wireless performance with 338Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 856Mbps on the 5GHz band, 3rd place out of all routers tested.

 

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Mobile throughput was pretty good as well, reaching 102Mbps in 2.4GHz and 566Mbps with 5GHz,1st place as of this writing.

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