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Netgear redeems the Nighthawk X4: Firmware update delivers a significant performance boost

Netgear Nighthawk X4
At a Glance
  • Netgear Nighthawk X4 (model R7500)

    PCWorld Rating

    New firmware significantly changes my opinion of Netgear’s Nighthawk X4. This product was clearly rushed to market before everything was buttoned up. Fortunately, firmware can be rewritten. If you buy an...

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    New firmware significantly changes my opinion of Netgear’s Nighthawk X4. This product was clearly rushed to market before everything was buttoned up. Fortunately, firmware can be rewritten. If you buy an R7500, be sure to upgrade its firmware before you put it into service.

    Pros

    • Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Supports four spatial streams (4x4)
    • Dual USB 3.0 ports, plus eSATA

    Cons

    • Asus RT-AC87U still much faster when paired with an 802.11ac bridge
    • MU-MIMO support yet to be delivered (same goes for Asus)

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