GAMING ROUTERS, REVIEWS

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX120 & NETGEAR Nighthawk XR300 – Reviews

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX120

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX120 has a design similar to the Nighthawk RAX80. It has the Star Wars battle ship – double wing design which you may be fond of if you are a Star Wars fan. Apart from the price tag, the alien ship design router with the “wings” fully extended, has a matte black finish with small LED indicators for power, WAN, LAN (five), USB (two), Wi-Fi (two), and WPS, as well as Wi-Fi on/off and WPS buttons.

If you are in need of a high-performance router which looks awesome, delivers long range and super fast speed, in you spacious home and you are not on a tight budget, the NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX120 can satisfy your needs and go way beyond too. Consequent to dual-band up to 1.2 + 4.8 Gbps, 12 simultaneous streams for multiple Wi-Fi devices, 4 x 1G and 1 x 2.5/5G Ethernet, a high end 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU with 512MB DDR3 RAM, 1GB of flash memory, eight amplified antennas, MU-MIMO plus Beamforming technology, Amazon Alexa voice controls, Smart Connect, OFDMA, USB 3.0 ports and even smart parental controls. What more could you ask for?

PROSCONS
1. Especially designed for long-range
2. Works flawlessly covering a 3500 square feet home
3. 8 powered antennas
4. Lightning fast
5. Solid hardware inside
6. Excellent Wi-Fi6 performance
7. Supports 12 simultaneous streams
8. Beamforming and MU-MIMO technology
9. Amazing design
10. friendly user interface
11. Easy to set-up
12. Well built
Expensive

Evaluation: This beautiful monster is really impressive when it comes to gaming, range and speed. It is guaranteed to deliver big time for the price.

NETGEAR Nighthawk XR300

If you are looking for a budget router for gaming, the NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 should be considered. “It is like cheating but in a legal way!” – a direct quote from an owner. The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 is not as expensive as the previous router, however it does cost a pretty penny. The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 is a long-range router which can be used by pro-gamers for all game related matters. It is a somewhat “cheap” yet high performing choices. Netgear supports that it reduces lag drastically by priortizing online gaming traffic.

This priority is all due to a gaming-centric operating system, Duma OS respectively, made specifically for gaming. Unstable connection is a this or the past, NETGEAR reassures it. Gaming is optimizes because of features like: a smart Quality of Service (QoS) engine that prioritizes bandwidth for gaming, or the latency-minimizing Geo Filtering.

Specifications include: AC1750 3×3 dual-band Wi-Fi router, with the potential to deliver up 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. There are four Gigabit Ethernet ports plus 1 Gigabit WAN, along with a USB 3.0 port located on the front. The process is controlled by a capable 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 128 MB of storage (flash memory).

PROSCONS
1. Quality of Service (QoS) for gaming
2. Robust web interface
3. 4x Gigabit Ethernet
4. USB 3.0
5. Automatic firmware updates
6. Easy to set-up
7. Value for money
8. Good Wi-Fi coverage via 3 antennas
9. Supports Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
10. Comes with IPv6 Support
11. Gaming-centric
12. Numerous useful features
modest CPU

Evaluation: This router focuses more on improving the gaming experience. Your gaming system will show it gratitude.

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