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Netgear AC1750 is a mid-range wifi router which was released by Netgear a while back. Although it’s pretty dated as of today, the Netgear AC1750 R6700 still is very relevant if you are looking for a budget dual-band wireless router. The Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 provides speeds up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band and up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency band which makes it one of the most popular choices when it comes to the best budget wifi routers available today.
Netgear AC1750 Review
Now, when you look at the exterior of the Netgear AC1750, you might notice similarities with the R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk. On the inside as well, they are identical. The only difference being, the Netgear R6700 comes with a single USB 3.0 port while the R7000 has a USB 3.0 port at the front and one USB 2.0 port at the back. The Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 can be wall-mounted, so even if you don’t have space left on your work table, you do not have to worry.
Netgear AC1750 comes with three removable antennas that can be adjusted as per the requirement. The three long-range antennas work in tandem with the beamforming technology to offer more reliable connections.
The front panel contains twelve LED lights that indicate all the wireless and ethernet status notifications. This Netgear router is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, along with 256MB RAM and 128MB flash memory. Let’s take a closer look at the Netgear AC1750.
- Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 resembles the R7000 in appearence. It comes with three adjustable antennas that are removable as well.
- The Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 has 12 LED indicators placed on the front of the Netgear router. These indicators will show you the status of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands, the WAN status, the 3.0 USB port status, the power status and the status of the four Gigabit LAN ports.
- The Netgear AC1750 comes with a 1GHz dual-core CPU. This enables the wireless router to deliver a theoretical throughput of 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. These numbers will not be the same in real-life situations, which we have tested and documented in the ‘Performance’ section.
- Setting up the Netgear AC1750 is a breeze. You just need to connect the wifi router to your PC or Laptop and type in routerlogin.net on your web browser. Follow the the on-screen wizard to set up your wifi router easily.
- Netgear also has the Netgear Genie app that provides you with a personal dashboard to control, monitor and repair your home network.
- In our close range test, the Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 delivered a really good throughput of 458Mbps on the 5GHz band. When placed at a 30 feet range, the Netgear R6700 delivered 292Mbps which is actually good for a mid-range router and if you have a larger house.
- The R6700 performed well on the 2.4GHz band as well. It managed 79.1Mbps in the close range test and 53.3Mbps at a range of 30 feet.
- We also tested the Netgear router for file transer. The write test with a combination of music, documents and photos trasnmitted at a speed of 23.2MBps and the read delivered at 34.1MBps
How to Set Up Netgear Nighthawk AC1750
- To install your Netgear router, you need to remove the antenna caps from the antenna posts on the router and attach the antennas.
- Make sure to place the center antenna vertically and the other two at an outward 45 degree angle. That is how Netgear recommends it.
- If you are using a modem, make sure to turn it off before connecting it to the wireless router with the help of the yellow ethernet cable that has been provided with your router. Make sure you don’t connect the router to a power socket yet.
- If you are not using a modem, connect the ethernet cable provided by your ISP to the Netgear Nighthawk AC1750’s ethernet port. Make sure that the router is not connected to power.
- Now, connect the power adapter to your router and plug it to a power outlet.
- After the router powers on, connect it to a laptop or a PC using either WiFi or an ethernet cable. If you want to connect with WiFi, use the instructions provided on the product label. This is usally provided on the back of the wifi router.
- Launch a web browser from your PC or laptop. The first time you connect to your router, the Netgear Genie screen will display. It will detect your ISP settings and will automatically set up the router for you.
- If you want to set up the router manually, navigate to www.routerlogin.net from your web browser. A login screen will appear where you have to enter the username and password that has been provided to you on the router’s product label.
- To the join the network using WPS, press and hold the WPS button for three to five seconds, until the WPS LED on the router blinks white.
- Within two minutes of doing this, click on the on-screen WPS button on your end-user device. The WPS LED will stop blinking and turn a solid white, indicating that you are connected to the network.
- To select your network and enter its password, scan for the WiFi networks in your vicinity.
- Find and select your router’s WiFi network name (SSID) which is provided on the product label.
- Enter the password to connect to the network.
You can get hold of the Netgear AC1750 manual here.
Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 – Final Words
- Very good speeds on both the 5GHz and the 2.4GHz bands
- File transfer performance is pretty solid
- Excellent value for money
- Router firmware needs improvement