Pros

  • Excellent range
  • Extremely fast file transfers from USB 3.0 storage devices
  • Compelling feature set, including downstream QoS

Cons

  • Requires second Nighthawk configured as 802.11ac bridge for top performance
  • Exceedingly large wall wart

At A Glance

Netgear's Nighthawk 802.11ac router boasts a strong feature set, delivers exceptional range, and is reasonably priced. It's the best Wi-Fi router on the market, at least for now.

Manufacturer’s Description

Improve your mobile WiFi speeds by up to 100% with Nighthawk! High-powered amplifiers & antennas help extend WiFi coverage throughout large homes & even backyards. Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals to WiFi devices.