The Netgear R8000 Nighthawk Router Review
The Nighthawk R8000 router is honestly the top of the line when it comes to routers. I installed this about a week ago and have no complaints on this router. I received this router by being part of the Netgear Ambassador Program. This router is a tri-band WIFI Router. Lets say there is a video streamer and a video gamer. On a normal router you would have to share the bandwidth and we all know the lagging that can cause. WIth the Nighthawk you are effectively able to do both because it puts you on two different bandIs to be able to game and stream effectively. I would like to be able to call this a smart router. It takes two devices and puts them on the appropriate bands in order to be on the internet effectively. If one device is uploading a youtube video and another device is not really using the internet at a max potential the Nighthawk has the smart connect intelligence to be able to determine what device needs the faster connection. The nighthawk not only has amazing specs but has a beautiful design. Here is a picture of my Nighthawk after I have set it up.
As you can see the Nighthawk has six antennas used for maximum performance. The range of this router is incredible. I have stepped outside my house. Got in my car and started driving. It was still connected until I was out of range which is pretty large, especially considering the distance from my router to my car already. I have installed many routers in my time. I have come across many with terrible instructions on installing it. To the average tech, installing a router is very easy but to someone who does not deal with equipment like this to often it can get confusing. With the Nighthawk owner manual it has two ways to be able to install your router. It has a page that just shows a picture with the steps to install (meant for someone more experienced) and on the next page it comes with more detailed instructions that are very thorough to use. I did a speed test after the router was installed and I had 4 MBPS extra than prior. Now lets remember that I have Uverse and my internet speed is not all that great at the start. The Nighthawk definitely boosts my performance overall and allows me to do all the things I need to effectively. The Nighthawk starts at $299.99 which is more expensive than the typical person would like. However if you are looking for maximum internet connection and you have multiple devices in your house connected to the internet than this is for you. If you are interested in purchasing the Nighthawk router (which you should) you can go here.