Updated 5 Apr 2016

NetCommWireless

NF13ACV

Snapshot: The NetCommWireless NF13ACV is a dual-band wireless router that has 4 ethernet ports. How did it perform?

Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$220

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Test results

Overall score
81
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Very good speed on the 5GHz band.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Has WPS.
  • Came with a secure network setup.
  • Supports MIMO.
  • Supports beamforming.
  • Is Fibre ready.
  • Has 4 ethernet ports.
  • Supports 802.11 n/ac.
  • Has 3G/4G passthrough.

But

  • Just OK speed on the 2.4GHz band.
  • No integrated modem.
  • Isn’t tri-band.
  • Can’t be wall-mounted.
  • Isn’t DLNA compatible.
  • Doesn’t have preset parental filters.

How we test

Overall score

  • Performance (60 percent)
  • Ease of use (40 percent)

Performance is based on throughput speed on 2.4 and 5 GHz including the performance of the dual 5GHz smart features and manual performance on tri-band routers.

Ease of use is based on assessment of installation, software install/wizard, menu layout and configuration.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$220

Specifications

Total throughput (Mbps)
388
2.4GHz speed (Mbps)
76.8
5GHz speed (combined throughput, Mbps)
311.2
5GHz speed (single band, Mbps)
429.6
Maximum claimed speed 2.4GHz (Mbps)
300
Maximum claimed speed 5GHz (Mbps)
866
Tri-band
×
Antennas
2
Antenna placement
Internal
Dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
209x147x38
Weight (g)
399

Features

MIMO support
Beamforming support
Fibre ready
Ethernet LAN ports
4
USB 2.0
1
USB 3.0 ports
0
DLNA
×
Default Wi-Fi access
Secure
Installation wizard
Quality of Service
Preset parental filters
×
Parental filters (URL/keyword)
No/No
Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling
Integrated modem (ADSL2+)
×
USB drive sharing
×
Guest network WiFi
×
WPS support
3G/4G passthrough (via USB cable not supplied)
VOIP
Wall mountable
×