Netgear’s Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender created quite a splash when it was announced earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it’s easy to see why.
With ”download” and ”streaming” the global buzzwords of
the year for millions of people who choose to get their music and movies online
and send it to various devices wirelessly, Netgear’s Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi
range extender is right on the money.
Why so? Because most of us have one or more Wi-Fi dead zones
throughout our home. Those places where your current WiFi just won’t reach with
a strong enough signal, like the workshop in the garage, the kids TV or games
room downstairs or the bedroom upstairs.
WiFi deadzones, coupled with the drastic increase in the
amount of devices we want to connect to our network, and the adoption of the
many music and movie streaming services we now have access to, all mean that we
are turning to better equipped routers and range extenders that are able to
service these needs.
Getting down to the nitty gritty, the Nighthawk AC1900 Range
Extender will work with any standard WiFi router and is specifically built with
streaming and gaming in mind. The
product has a cool design, looks great and is equipped with a powerful 1Ghz
dual core processor to enable maximum WiFi performance the EX7000 will deliver
fast dual band AC WiFi speeds of up to 1900Mbps. Also onboard are high-powered amplifiers and
3 external antennas for extreme WiFi range that will deliver the whole home
connectivity that you need to stay connected and streaming on tablets,
smartphones and other devices throughout your home.
The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Extender also has 5 Gigabit
Ethernet Ports which allow you to connect wired devices such as games consoles,
smart TVs or streaming players to your Wi-Fi network.
Another great feature is Access Point mode which allows you
to plug in a wired Internet connection into the Gigabit Ethernet port and
create new Wi-Fi access point or hotspot in your home. Just set the extender to Access Point mode
and you’re ready to go.
Other features specific for streaming include a USB 3.0 port
which means super fast access to your stored media on connected USB hard drives
and DLNA server to play your media on TVs and game consoles.
The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender is super easy to
install, you will be set up in minutes in just a few clicks. The interface has a cool, new look and
intuitive feel and moreover offers easy access to the additional features such
as scheduling for parental controls, WiFi coverage and setting the different
You can also download the free
Android tablets and smartphones to assist with optimal placement of your new
range extender. The app provides a heap
of other useful info for your WiFi network such as signal strength, channel
interference and network status.
So if you are looking
to improve your home WiFi and get the most out your devices, the feature
packed, high performance Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi range extender could be just
what you need.