Disappointing for the price
I bought this to try to fix a range issue in my house. While it does have decent range, it doesn’t work well with apple products. They regularly cannot connect. The network often drops out requiring a reset.
Purchased in December 2018 for $500.00.
Using it as a router :(
I moved to Optus FTTN NBN in April, and the modem they supplied is a piece of rubbish - and the Wifi is atrocious. So I read into it, and found the Nighthawk XS4 was compatible with FTTN. So I bit the bullet and paid the huge amount - lucky it was on sale at the time. I have to admit setup was very easy, just plug it in select Optus and away you go... the problem..It syncs about 20MB slower than the modem supplied by Optus. AAAAGGHHHH - so after reading, reading and reading up, I found that it is a common problem, with no fix insight.
This not worth the money if your house is
Double brick with a lot of obstacle like glass is gonna greatly decrease the signal strength of this router, but this router will be （i think )very good router if you place it near your desktop and laptop, because the router can establish two network, one being the 5g network it is very fast for any within 1 m radius.
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Not a user friendly to setup
Bought this product to replace an old outdated modem/router. when I went to install it the troubles started for my install. A lot of trouble shooting was left out in the instruction booklets you get in the box.The item wasn't responding to the setup as was written in the instruction. Finally got it set up with the help from netgear tech support. It's running now and all seems fine. Buyers be ware you might need some help from your Tech support on this unit.Apart from that it's much faster than old unit.
Questions & Answers
Is it ready for NBN?
Yes, but the router has multiple firmware issues and it's not worth the risk for such an expensive product. Look elsewhere.
I have NBN over copper via old phone line. Will this modem router connect to this?
Yes this router will work with NBN FTN.
Yes it will. Just remember you only get free customer support for 90 days. After 90 days of purchase if you have any problems you will not get any assistance. I would search for a cheaper alternative. This is very expensive and your not getting your money’s worth with this product.
|Category||Routers and Modems|
|Frequency Band||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)|
|Features||Beamforming, External Antennas and Parental Controls|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||1,733 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||5|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n|
|DSL Support||ADSL, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Dimensions||50 x 285 x 185 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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