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New NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router
03-04-2014, 03:32 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-04-2014, 03:36 PM by Rapajez.)
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New NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router
So, after countless times spent staring at buffering on one of the family's 20 mobile devices, I decided to upgrade our Router. We were coming from an E2500 from Lynksis, to a new NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900. http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-...00F0DD0I6/

Besides being huge and looking awesome, WOW, what a difference. Below are the results from Speedtest.net on my Samsung phone. I got the same results on my laptop. In essence, I get the same speed over WiFi as my gaming rig connected directly to the router. (Ping is obviously a little higher.) In real-world testing, I was actually able to use Steam Streaming! My old Router couldn't handle it, where-as this one streamed from my rig below, to my 3-year-old laptop. I got 60FPS from X-COM and Borderland 2, with less than .05ms of lag. Pretty amazing to make use of the expensive rig, without being limited to that desk. Smile

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The Nighthawk also has some fun features, like a USB3.0 port in the back. Throw on an external USB3.0 drive, and you have a poor-mans NAS or personal cloud drive. There's also options to setup a personal VPN, and create 4 separate WiFi networks, using a combination of Guest settings, and 2.4GH or 5Ghz signals.

I was going to go for the ASUS AC66, but saw a lot of reviews about performance degrading quickly over time. Not sure how much to trust them, but there were a lot, and the NETGEAR only had complaints about firmware updates. (As of right now, i simply won't perform an update :p)


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03-05-2014, 02:53 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-05-2014, 02:53 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: New NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router
That is impressive. I myself have quite a few people in my house with a bunch of devices connected.

Maybe I will look into something like this, and see if it will be worth it in my certain situation.
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Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
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Samsung 840 120gb
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03-05-2014, 03:14 PM,
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RE: New NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router
We spend so much time using our WiFi, I figured the higher price-tag was worth it.

The old router was never really a problem until recently. For example, if I was playing multiplayer on my desktop, and it would be impossible for my wife to stream Hulu. We also have a 2-year-old who we park in front of Netflix, whenever we need a break from getting him off the kitchen cabinets or cleaning pasta out of the carpet. Lastly, even when we were just using it for video, it would get stuck buffering, and require constant resets. We were also seeing speeds slower to 10 down and up when it was new, so I'm not sure why it took the dive to 3/10 recently.

On a side note, I want to eventually use the Steam streaming more frequently. That wasn't even possible on the old router. This also supports the new "AC" standard, although I don't have any devices that can use that yet.
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