Disappointed. "Router" has no modem & misleading Parental Control functionality.
The Netgear Nighthawk AC2300 R7000P generally reviews well , but for me it has been a disappointing device for the following reasons:
1/ I had previously used and been a fan of Netgear products & their functionality & controls.
2/ Setup was time consuming & frustrating due to lack of an inbuilt modem. Nothing like the plug & play I expected from reviews. I guess it's my fault for not recognising this "Router" had no modem.
3/ Parental/Access Controls are reduced & very substandard... unless you pay more! I felt very deceived.
So, unlike many m...odern Routers the Nighthawk has no built in modem. In many instances, depending on your connection, you will need another device for internet connection. If you have a simple modem already then setup should be pretty straight forward & Netgear's simple instructions should work for you. Otherwise it can be difficult depending on your connection type, access device, & technical knowledge. On my NBN VDSL FTTN connection I was able to set my existing Telstra Router (with inbuilt modem!) to Bridge mode & connect the Nighthawk. If you still have a landline phone connected to your router you may lose it, & the Nighthawk does not support this. I'm not sure but it may support VOIP phones. Router settings & controls can be accessed using the Nighthawk app, or with a web browser via www.routerlogin.com (or 192.168.1.1) which offers reasonable & more advanced control... unless you're seeking decent Parental/Access Controls! Parental/Access Control... This is so frustrating & disappointing. Netgear have reduced standard basic router control settings almost to zero in both browser routerlogin & the Nighthawk app. If you want any real control you'll need to download the Disney Circle app, create an account, share your personal information, then subscribe to their $5/month service! Otherwise you might as well just turn the router off at the wall & hide it! Definitely not recommended for households with challenging kids, ADHD, ASD, meltdowns, or parents trying to maintain sanity.
Purchased in November 2019 for $250.00.
Great Router - Terrible user software
Great router for WiFi strength and multiple devices. However, has anyone at Netgear set up one at home? They would quickly discover that their App and install guide are terrible. How can such a large company produce an installation App like this? A first year IT student could do a better job.
This router keeps dropping out
This has got to be one of the most frustrating routers i have ever owned. I read reviews that its one of the best but the wifi keeps dropping out. Tried changing loads of settings on it, but it just keeps dropping out. It seems like lots of people are having the same problem with it. Frustrating.
Purchased in January 2018.
im happy with this netgear products which im using is very excellent,for daily im suing the wifi for tv and netflix and amazon primes .i dont reset modem everytime im using from longtime it has better connection so far ,jus one thing noticed in night times ,becasue my router in bedroom i can see lights very bright .but anyway im adjusting it with some stuff to lights off.
Purchased in January 2018.
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Constantly drops internet connection, even after factory reset, reconfiguration, and replacement.
I had a number of issues with the initial device I bought:
1) Intermittently dropped the internet connection
2) After x minutes, it wouldn't let new devices authenticate until I rebooted
3) Blocked my computer from accessing the management interface via WiFi
I called support and over the period of 3 phone calls over 3 days I tested all the troubleshooting tips they could offer, but it still didn't fix it. After finally losing my cool and insisting they gave me a replacement, Netgear finally did a swap with me for a new model.
Unfortunately, t...his only fixed a few issues - the internet was still cutting out randomly for a minute or so at a time, and occasionally only for one or two devices on the network. I updated to the newest firmware, went through all the troubleshooting steps Netgear had for me, and it still doesn't work.
Purchased in May 2018.
- Verified purchase
Excellent router for NBN
My current NBN modem router from TPG was having some issues. My devices would lose connection or drop speed I would have to reboot the router. I bought this one from Officeworks for $200 and I am really happy with the purchase. I would make my review short with few dot points.
1.) These is a beast of router. It is huge but it works huge.
2.) Setup was flawless through mobile app. (I thought I might have to go through lengthy process).
3.) It is dual band so you get 2.3Mhz signal as well as 5Mhz signal so if in any room if you find the speed ...
the netgear nighthawk really does what the package says. I've had no trouble setting it up and it was very easy with technical instructions and online help as well as help via the phone if i needed it. we are surprised by how powerful this router is and it can go through many walls and still be strong.
- Verified purchase
Smooth Operation for More Than 4.5 Years
Purchased this to replace ASUS and has been very satisfied. I connect media server, phones, TV's, PC/laptop, appliances, etc without any issue. Streaming HD material is smooth. Setting up this router is very easy with friendly quick guidance. Support is also satisfying, I got regular updates from Netgear. So far it's keeping up well with my newer gears (mostly running latest version of Windows and Android). I rarely have it frozen but I regularly restart it whenever I feel it get slower or when new updates uploaded.
Significant signal increase
It provides significant increase in signal strength. I get full coverage in my 3 bedroom apartment. However, the wifi seems unstable sometimes and went offline 6 times so far (in 5months). It could also because of the wifi interference with other residents or incorrect band setting. My NBN service provider could the reason as well.
Excellent Reach. Solid Performance
We have a largish house and I got exceptional reach with this - absolutely blows away the old d-Link we had. I wouldn't describe set up as easy but I Googled everything I didn't know and there were plenty of instructional videos showing the way. I literally cannot remember the last time I had to restart, it it very solid. Recommended product!
Purchased a Nighthawk and after just 7 months it crashed. I spent 4 hours on the phone to them as they tried to fix it. Eventually they agreed that the product needed to go to the tip. A week later I received a replacement Nighthawk for no charge. However just two months later the New Nighthawk has also died and when ringing their tech support they wanted $50 to start the process of looking at a fix. Here goes more hours on the phone. What a joke! And as this replacement box was provided directly from the manufacturer I can not take it back to the store I bought it from for warranty. Stay away from this faulty product!
For those who value features, this router is all you need.
I use this router with the Advanced Tomato open source firmware. Amazingly powerful, allows us to prioritise bandwidth between things like youtube and netflix, and lower priorities of large downloads, which enables us to make the most of our slow internet connection. Great range, and fast 5GHz networking makes wireless backups to a NAS happen quickly.
Very happy with this router. Hasn't missed a beat.
10/10, would Recommend.
This is an amazing router. It is easy to use, has great range in a big home. Can be a bit slow updating and the UI could do with a facelift. The ability to turn off the LED lights is a nifty feature. It looks awesome to boot. I would strongly recommend.
This is an amazing router. It is easy to use, has great range in a big home. Can be a bit slow updating and the UI could Deo with a facelift. The ability to turn off the LED lights is a nifty feature. It looks awesome to boot. I would strongly recommend.
NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P AC2300 Wireless AC2300 Router is very fast and reliable. It's quite expensive but definitely worth it.
Recently purchased it and have had no issues, whatsoever.
One downside is it's larger than your standard router but other than that, it's perfect.
If you're in the market for one of these bad boys, I highly recommend it.
Fast and reliable
This router was bought to replace the abysmal router that was bundled with a new internet connection.
The WiFi is fast and very reliable, have not had any dropouts or any other issues. The range was about double that of the bundled router.
Almost all our devices are connected to it (6 phones, several laptops, couple of TV's), and it handles them all with ease.
It's quite large, so make sure that there is room for it.
- Verified purchase
The modem is great for future proofing the house. We live on a two level townhouse and the device has great speed over wireless. I have added a NAS to it (synology 418play) to back up files. Sweet at choosing 5ghz band and has a feature to turn off the flashing LEDs which are very distracting
- Verified purchase
Super fast with no slow downs
Good set of features but we use it in a pretty vanilla sort of way to manage our wireless network and have it hooked up to our NBN. We have over 16 devices connected at any time and i've never had any network issues between them. We've had ISP issues but this router has been flawless. The only downside I have about it is it's size, its not exactly inconspicuous but this is not huge deal.
Beast of a modem
I bought this modem when my last one bit the bullet, this is a beast of a modem. connectivity to the LAN is unwavering and fast, signal strength strong. Maybe too strong - when I leave for work; I walk out of my unit, walk down two flights of stairs then walk about 30 meters to the road where I still get 2 bars of my wifi.
Excellent performer once set up, mediocre web interface
I have had this router for about 2-3 years now. It is excellent as a router for both wired ethernet connections and wireless connections. I would not recommend trying to plug a USB hard drive into it, as numerous drives had stability issues and it just isn't worth it. Also, making virtually any change to the router's settings on the web interface requires a full reboot, which takes about 1-2 minutes.
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Questions & Answers
I have a Netgear D7000. Excellent since buying 3 years ago. I want to keep it toconnect to NBN. The only issue is that there is no VoIP.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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