Certainly nowadays there are a lot of routers on the market which offer higher wireless speeds than the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 with its 450 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz the field of instrumentation and its 1300 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz range and most of them even have an eSATA port. However, these routers are also significantly more expensive than the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750.
And if we are honest, the vast majority of users won’t need an eSATA port and even the 450 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz range are more than enough for streaming movies lag-free in HD quality on one device while one plays a network game on another device. And then there are still the 1300 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz range, that can be used simultaneously in parallel with the 450 Mbit in the 2.4 GHz range. To be able to use the full capacity of the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 in the WLAN area, most DSL lines in private households are undersized.
And then there are the 4 gigabit ports of Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750. Furthermore, the router even has 2 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port and is therefore not only state of the art but also provides enough connection and thus also a variety of uses. This is how for example, streaming movies stored on an external hard drive to a WLAN-enabled TV is possible without any problems and without any delay.
And even over 2 floors but this is not only because of the very strong transmission power of Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 but also because of the fact that it in addition to the usual wireless standards (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a) also uses the latest 802.11ac standard. Above all, and that is unusual for a router in this price range, it can use the beam forming technology. Here, the router sends the signal to the respective target devices that are currently online.
As for the initial setup this is typically Netgear: simple and intuitive. Other manufacturers with their particular AVM Fritz boxes could even take an example. Who wants can configure a variety of other settings and setup options. But again, the menu is kept very intuitive and easy.
The Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 is certainly not the most powerful and best equipped router on the market, however it is more than adequate for the domestic private use and provides a very good price performance ratio. Only the built-in processor at 800MHz might be a little weak on the chest in some situation because it undersized. However, since this has virtually no effect in practice the four stars are earned.