Updated 5 Apr 2016

Netgear

R7000

Snapshot: The Netgear R7000 is a dual-band wireless router that has 4 ethernet ports. How did it perform?

R7000
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$322

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Test results

Overall score
77
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • OK speed on the 2.4GHz band.
  • Good speed on the 5GHz band.
  • 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 a guest WiFi network.
  • Is wall mountable.
  • Is DLNA compatible.
  • Has preset parental filters.

But

  • No integrated modem.
  • Isn’t tri-band.
  • Doesn’t have 3G/4G passthrough.

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
$322

Specifications

Total throughput (Mbps)
529.6
2.4GHz speed (Mbps)
89.6
5GHz speed (combined throughput, Mbps)
440
5GHz speed (single band, Mbps)
393.6
Maximum claimed speed 2.4GHz (Mbps)
600
Maximum claimed speed 5GHz (Mbps)
1300
Tri-band
×
Antennas
3
Antenna placement
External, removable
Dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
285x213x199
Weight (g)
834

Features

MIMO support
Beamforming support
Fibre ready
Ethernet LAN ports
4
USB 2.0
1
USB 3.0 ports
1
DLNA
Default Wi-Fi access
Secure
Installation wizard
Quality of Service
Preset parental filters
Parental filters (URL/keyword)
Yes/Yes
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

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