User Experience and Conclusion
Although NETGEAR’s latest generation of routers featuring Wireless-ac such as the R6300 we reviewed earlier this month feature an all new design, the N750 utilises a tried and tested setup, the added bronze band is a nice touch to highlight its ‘Premium Edition’ status.
On the software side NETGEAR clearly have a mature platform, offering a very streamlined and easy configuration. We have support for all the key features you’d expect such as parental controls, media streaming, file-sharing with advanced settings allowing power users to tweak their setup.
Wireless performance can be effected by all manner of environmental factors, from the buildings construction, network channel congestion and interference from other electrical equipment. As a guide we used a N600 USB adapter connected to the 2.4GHz band around 30ft from the router and passing through a masonry wall, at the router we had our server connected to the gigabit port of the N750, proceeding to transfer large files to and from the server. Given the range, the N750 scores a very respectable speed.
Looking to value, the N750 is right up there at the high end of the price bracket. As people demand more and more from their home internet connections it is clear that without quality hardware operating your network you simply won’t achieve the full potential of your line. Don’t expect ISP issued equipment to offer anything near the performance or feature set available from the N750. The simultaneous dual-band means you are future proofing and NETGEAR’s warranty adds value to the purchase.