Netgear Nighthawk C7000 AC1900 Review

The Nighthawk R7000 (the original), has been doing the rounds a couple of years now. It’s been a thoroughbred for Netgear, and has sold by the bucketload.

That’s great and all, but there’s a feature that’s been missing all this time. That’s right….a built in modem. An integrated modem is a very useful piece of kit. It meansyou don’t have to buy a separate modem, or even worse, rent a modem from your ISP (those costs rack up significantly after a while!).

So, in steps the all-new Netgear Nighthawk C7000 AC1900 to save the day. Yes, it has that built-in modem…but what does it have? Are there any differences between the old dependable Nighthawk R7000 that’s been such a reliable .11ac router over the last couple of years?

Why don’t we take a little look, eh?

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Netgear Nighthawk C7000 Features

Most of the features of the R7000 are featured again on the C7000, with just one or two subtle differences…

7 Features of the Netgear Nighthawk C7000

Integrated Modem
Well, of course there’s the modem. It’s a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. Instead of using the modem you rent from your ISP, or buying a separate modem which takes more space, the C7000’s integrated modem connects you to the Internet nice and easy…

It’s no slow-coach either. 24×8 channel bonding provides up to 960Mbps downstream speeds. Not too shabby…

What does a modem do?

1.9Mbps Speeds
This Dual Band router has 1.3Mbps on the AC and a further 600Mbps on Wireless N. That makes a combined theoretical speed of 1.9Mbps.

Awesome Processors
Plenty of processing power on tap here.
A 1GHz dual core CPU for the router, firewall & wi-fi (the usual stuff). And a further 600MHz for the DOCSIS 3.0 modem. With these combined processors the Nighthawk C7000 is fully equipped to handle copious amounts of local and Internet traffic without any fears of falling over or dropping traffic.

High-Speed Ports
The Nighthawk C7000 comes with 4x Gbps LAN ports for your wired devices. Very useful for PC’s consoles or NAS boxes that don’t have wi-fi or are too far away to really utilize the awesome wireless coverage to the max.

C7000 AC1900 Ports

Netgear Nighthawk C7000 Ports

There’s also a USB 2.0 port should you need to plug in a USB drive or printer to share out centrally.

Beamforming+ Anyone?
Really make the most of the power available under the hood. With Beamforming+ coverage is extended further and is a lot more reliable.

ReadyShare USB
With Netgear’s very own ReadyShare, it’s possible to easily backup what’s important to you without any fuss.

Probably the most impressive use for ReadyShare is the ability to backup photos from your phone in an instant. No more losing your phone and all the precious moments you had stored on it…
You can also view videos or listen to music on whatever USB drive is plugged into the C7000.

High-Powered Amplifiers/Antennas
Better coverage with three internal Dual Band antennas which use high powered amplifiers

Best wifi router/modem for Comcast

R7900 Technical Specs

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem
  • AC1900 – 1.3Gbps on 5GHz / 600Mbps on 2.4GHz
  • 4x 1Gbps LAN Ports
  • 1x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1.6GHz Combined

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