The Net­gear Nighthawk R7000 aims to ap­pease both ca­sual and power user, and suc­ceeds ad­mirably.

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Pro­ces­sor 1GHz dual-core // Mobile App Sup­port NET­GEAR ge­nie // Cloud Stor­age Fea­ture ReadyCLOUD, ReadySHARE // Se­cu­rity Wi-Fi Pro­tected Ac­cess, VPN sup­port, dou­ble fire­wall pro­tec­tion, de­nial-of-ser­vice at­tack preven­tion // Op­er­at­ing Fre­quency 1x 2.4GHz band, 2x 5GHz band // Di­men­sion 285 x 184.5 x 50 mm // Con­tact Kaira Tech­nolo­gies (M) Sdn Bhd // Tele­phone (03) 7955 3669 // URL my.net­gear.com With a name like Nighthawk R7000, the looks of a stealth jet fighter, and claims of ex­treme speed and range, this Net­gear en­try into the premium dual-band AC1900 router space has a lot to live up to.

With­out straight an­gles, this wall-mount­able router has a low-key look that is wholly unique. Its wide base, com­plete with big rub­ber pads, makes it no­tably sta­ble when placed on a ta­ble. It also has the most vents we've seen on an AC1900 router, which makes it runs cooler than other routers of its class. On the other hand, the de­sign also makes Nighthawk R7000 one of the more bulkier routers we've seen to date.

The num­ber of ports on the R7000 is stan­dard for an AC1900 router. There are four Gi­ga­bit LAN ports, one Gi­ga­bit WAN port, fol­lowed by a rear USB 2.0 port, and a USB 3.0 port di­rectly in front of the router.

Run­ning across the top front of the router like a Glen A. Lar­son cre­ation is a line of

The Net­gear in­ter­face is very menu driven while oth­ers have gone to­wards a more graph­i­cal path.

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