The review is part of a piece discussing MU-MIMO technology and highlighting some top devices with that capability.
The reviewer called the device “really well-rounded” and said it “runs flawlessly for media transcoding.” Windows Central included the EX7000 in their list of best Wi-Fi extenders for improving coverage in the home.
They called out features such as a high-gain antennae to maximize coverage, five gigabit ports for connecting devices via Ethernet and a USB 3.0 port for access to stored media.
The review praised how easy the device is to use with Netgear’s Genie interface and liked features such as beamforming and MU-MIMO.
They noted that the price and performance of the device may be overkill for some users but overall said the “Nighthawk X4S is a high-end router that takes the design and functionality of the previous Nighthawk models and improves upon it with an updated feature set and internal hardware” while giving it a score of 4 out 5 stars.
They also called out and praised that Netgear provides free cloud recording storage options.
Overall, they gave it a score of 4.5/5 and said “the Arlo Q security camera outperforms most other home security cameras and really competes with the infamous Nest Cam.” Michael Berman’s personal blog Jocgeek published a positive review of the R7800.The roundup also includes Logitech Circle, Nest Cam, Simplicam and Canary All-in-One.Apple Tech Talk published a positive update of their RN202 review around the update to OS 6.5.Netgear came in second overall, but was named as having the best signal strength.The review notes, “This is a big, bold router that takes no prisoners on the battlefield or off, and impresses with solid performance over any range.” Missing Remote published a positive review of the R8500.The review noted that they initially “gave a mixed review of Netgear’s documentation” but said now “Netgear really did a great job of communication and documentation.” The review noted a few issues they had regarding populating content across folders and the photo upload function which they outlined their potential fixes for.