Net­gear R6020

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AN AF­FORD­ABLE WI-FI UP­GRADE.

FOR THOSE WHO al­ready have a mo­dem, and just want faster Wi-Fi, the Net­gear R6020 is worth a look. The router uses AC750 spec, and keeps costs down by not in­clud­ing a mo­dem at all. It does have a WAN port though, as well as four 10/100 LAN ports on the back. The dual band Wi-Fi gives 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, as well as 433 Mbps on the 5GHz band. It also has a combo WPS re­set but­ton, which makes con­nect­ing de­vices su­per easy, and a Wi-Fi off switch for sav­ing power. Thanks to the two ad­justable an­ten­nas, range is de­cent, though strug­gles to get ex­cel­lent re­cep­tion on the fringes. That said, the 5GHz band eas­ily had enough through­put for HD me­dia stream­ing in the same room.

As ex­pected from Net­gear, the in­ter­face and soft­ware on the R6020 are ex­cel­lent, and you can set up guest net­works and parental con­trols. The router also works with the ex­cel­lent Nighthawk app, which makes set­ting up and con­trol­ling your net­work even eas­ier.

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