How Powerful is Your WiFi Connection? | NetGear Nighthawk X6 #NetGear

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There are so many technical terms floating around and new ones seem to pop up every day.  It’s hard to keep up!  It’s even more difficult to keep up with my family’s ever-changing and ever-growing tech needs.  Recently I was given the opportunity to be on the NetGear Ambassador Team to review some of their fabulous tech solutions.  The first product I opted to test out is something we are in dire need of, a wireless routers, specifically the NetGear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router.

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Are you familiar with routers?  Do you need one? The answer is that most people do. A wireless router connects your modem (usually the box the cable or DSL connects to when it comes into the house) to wireless devices, like laptops, gaming systems, tablets, and smartphones. The better your router, the better your signal, and depending on what you use it for, different routers will suit you better. Some have longer range, stronger security, and some are faster than others. I think that the NetGear Nighthawk is a pretty good mix of all of the above.

This router will give you up to 3.2Gbps, which is just about the fastest speed possible for a home network. With speed like that, you can stream videos, play games online, and do some online shopping at the same time with ease.  In our house we’ve generally had a struggle between using the computer and streaming live tv as our old router would bog the system down if we were using both simultaneously.  We no longer have this problem, which is great as I can keep working while my hubby watches his favorite show and the kids do their homework on their tablets. It’s a win-win-win for everyone!

Because the Nighthawk has a dual core processor, you’re much less likely to experience lag times. Unfortunately, we’re all familiar with watching something online and then having the “buffering” screen come up. (Usually it happens in the best part of the show!)How Powerful is Your WiFi Connection? | NetGear Nighthawk X6 #NetGear

The Tri band WiFi ensures that you have more WiFi for more devices – so many times there is a problem when someone with a powerful phone is in the house “sucking up the WiFi”. There is only so much signal to go around, but because the Nighthawk provides more signal, this isn’t a problem. The Smart Connect intelligence selects the right WiFi for each device from three different bands, so the ones that need more power get it, and the ones that don’t aren’t wasting it.

As far as range goes, this one is very good. The six high performance antennas and amplifiers maximize the range so that you have no dead spots in your house. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a mobile device that isn’t really mobile because it only works in certain rooms of your house. Sure, you can use mobile data, but why would you want to incur extra charges when you don’t have to? A strong router with a good range will save you money in the long run.

Another fantastic feature you’ll find with the Netgear Nighthawk is that you can hook up your USB storage to the Readyshare USB 3.0 port and enjoy high speed access via WiFi. In more basic terms, you can play, view, and share your videos, music, and photos on your connected TVs, game consoles, or media players from it. Isn’t that cool?

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Do you do a lot of streaming? How could a great router make your life easier?

For more information on the NetGear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router visit http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R8000.aspx

 

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    • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    • June 17, 2015
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    OH yes, we stream constantly! This sounds like it would make my life a million times easier.

    • Michele
    • June 17, 2015
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    I do have WiFi in my apartment but (now don’t faint dead away)-I never use it. My desktop is totally hard wired and I have no other electronics. At least not yet—-I will keep this in mind if I ever get a Kindle or notebook!

    • Megan Elford
    • June 17, 2015
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    We are HEAVY wifi users here. Hubby is a tech guy, so he’s usually got 2-4 computers online, uploading and downloading off and on through the day. We stream Netflix, and we have several phones and other devices that are online too. And of course, my laptop is using wifi pretty much all day. We need a heavy duty router, that’s for sure!

    • mykidsguide
    • June 17, 2015
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    We use a router and we are heavy wifi users. This one looks pretty cool. I will show this to my husband.

    • sharon phillips
    • June 17, 2015
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    I was using NetGear for my wifi. It worked very well. I just don’t need anymore as land line telephone company provides it for me free now. I would say myself though. NetGear is the way to go.

    • Jacob Fu
    • June 17, 2015
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    That thing looks like a beast! We definitely rely on our wifi and have been looking to upgrade our older router. Gonna check this out!

    • Angelic Sinova
    • June 17, 2015
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    We definitely use a lot of wifi in my house! I work from home somedays so high speed wifi is definitely a must for me <3

    • YellowTennessee
    • June 17, 2015
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    I really like that the router offers such great speeds. We are in a rural area so we rely on cell hotspot for internet. No router needed.

    • Jeska
    • June 17, 2015
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    We desperately need a new router as ours is 8 years old and has been giving us problems lately. My sister in law bought a wireless one and the signal is absolutely terrible so I’ve been weary of getting one.

    • lpayoute
    • June 17, 2015
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    I have a router at home. I work from home and and router allows me to be wireless while working on computer.

    • beckysbestbites
    • June 18, 2015
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    We do alot of streaming at our house!! Unfortunately, we live out in the country and our options for wifi are limited but this router sounds like a great option 🙂

    • Franc Ramon
    • June 18, 2015
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    I need faster internet connection. A wifi netgear would surely help on this.

    • caidiva
    • June 18, 2015
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    Oh how timely, I’m scouting for a better router as I watch a lot online. I just might give this a try if I could find it in our local stores.

    • You, Baby and I Blog
    • June 18, 2015
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    I definitely need a faster connection. Mine is terrible at the moment and I’m always having issues.

    • Tracie
    • June 18, 2015
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    This is so timely. We need a new router in our house for sure. Our internet is always having issues and I think this could make a huge difference.

    • Stephanie
    • June 19, 2015
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    I definitely need new router! My old one was great with the old computer but the new computer seems to require a stronger connection.

    • Joanne T Ferguson
    • June 23, 2015
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    I had previously commented on this and obviously it did not post to comments!
    I love Netgear products as they truly are the best quality on the market! I do a lot of wi-fi connection work and would highly recommend this product too! Great highlights and reivew!

    • Amanda Love
    • June 23, 2015
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    I love Netgear products and my current router is actually Netgear.

    • The Kiss of Joy
    • June 29, 2015
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    I definitely need this! We stream a lot and sometimes our internet gets so crappy because of it!

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