As far as the internet thing is concerned, the router and the modem combo will be at the core of our discussion. But before that, many of you might still be confusing yourself by trying to find out the differences between a router and a modem. Why Chose NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6?
Well, first of all, a modem is the primary source of the internet that is given by the internet service provider or the ISP. The modem then works as the primary resource of data.
As for the router, it has no data transferring or receiving ability. Rather, it works more like a distributor of data. This distribution is for limited users in a limited area only for those users who are compatible with the service of the router.
Now, modern day technologies have built many amazing things. The modem router combo is such a thing that has changed the whole internet section. It has lessen the hassles of the users and made browsing more dynamic and easy.
There are many brands out there in the market that will give you the router modem combo. However, not all the brands will give you the same service even though they might boast about their services.
Unlike these, the NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 that we are going to talk about is extremely rare and useful. It is a dual band modem router combo that is currently at the best seller level. When most of the manufacturers are using the normal 802.11 wireless type, this one has powerful 802.11 ax wireless type. This makes it extremely rare and valuable.
NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 is extremely lightweight and weighs only about 2 pounds. Also, the security system is up to date. Most of the modem router combos will give you the typical WPA security system. Whereas this on gives you the most widely used WPA-2PSk security system that has 2 factor authentication. That means, your internet will be safe from the unwanted visitors.
NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 modem router is compatible with all the major internet service providers of the US including Xfinity, Cox, Spectrum and many more. However, this one is not compatible with AT&T, DSL, DISH and so on.
About the compatibility with devices, this one is compatible with almost all devices that has internet. This list includes smart television, laptops, MACs, android and IOS phones, printers, gaming consoles like X-box, Nintendo, X-box 360, Play Station and many more.
While all the other brands are using the older DOCSIS 3.0, this one is using the latest and faster DOCSIS 3.1. This ensures the faster speed of the modem. Also, the average download speed of this modem router is about 400+ Mbps. And, you can have the maximum speed of 2.7 Gbps!
The area coverage is so good that you won’t have to worry about this thing at all. It has been tested that the maximum covering area of this router is around 2500-2600 square feet! Also, the number of connected devices is also beyond good.
If you are throwing a party at your house and there are so many people with so many devices, then you definitely need a good router. We assure you with this. You can connect 26+ devices within the covering range of this modem router combo! Sounds unreal, right? But this is actually true.
You will be astonished to hear that you get all these huge and unreal features within just $300 and you can save $168 if you buy this one. So, without further ado, go to the shop and get one for you before the stocks come to an end!
Now, if you have bought one of these, then you need to know about the basics of installing these routers. Many of you are expert, but some of you might still don’t know about the installation process. We are taking this responsibility. Here is the step by step guide of the whole installation process:
- First, you have to connect the modem with the cable given by the ISP.
- Next, you have to take the AC adapter and connect it with the modem.
- After that, you have to take the cable to the router and then connect it with the router.
- You have to wait for the red signal to turn green.
- Wait, until you are having the green signal.
- If it turns green, that means you are having the supply of data perfectly.
- Now, you are good to go.
Can I use my phone?
Well, you can use your smart phone by connecting it with the router via WPA2-PSK security method. However, this product does not have any phone jack. That means, you won’t be able to connect your mobile phone through cable. You better connect it via wireless.
Why doesn’t it support DSL?
Well, this one is a cable modem router combination. You see that most of the compatible internet service providers are cable users. This one is also compatible with the cable ones.
As for the DSL, it is basically the Digital Subscriber Line. That means, there is no use of coax cables and that is why DSL is not compatible with the modem.
How can I update?
Well, there are two ways to keep your modem and router up to date. One is the manual system. For that, you will need to login to the corresponding website of your router and then go to the access control section. Then go to the maintenance section and you will see an option of ‘Firmware Upgrade’. Just click on it and then it will be downloaded. Your router will have a quick reboot, and you will be good to go.
The next one is the operating system. If your router has an operating system, then you have to do nothing. The operating system will automatically detect the update and download it for you with the whole installation process!
DO I need to change the cable?
Yes and no. if you are using a coax cable, then we can assure you that you won’t have to think about changing the cable for at least 5 years. However, it all depends on the way you use the cable. You have to be gentle user, keep the maintenance routine and use it well.
But if you are a rough user, and do not care much about the maintenance of the router, then you will have the service for about 2 years or so. We suggest you to be a bit careful as this will serve you longer.
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