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NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router Review

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NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi router is designed for the serious gamer who rely on having a lag-free connection. NETGEAR XR500 is made by two award-winning innovative companies Netgear and Netduma that contains state-of-the-art router operating system that surpasses all existing home router technology. With software powered by Duma OS, customizable dashboards and informative graphical displays help gamers see what’s happening on their networks in real-time, geo-filtering helps guarantee a local connection for the lower ping, and improve quality of service (QoS) to prioritize gaming traffic. Optimize game performance and eliminate lag before network issues arise.

Design
The XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming has a very extraterrestrial look, like other models in the Nighthawk line. It looks like sci-fi spaceships with lots of extra sharp angles throughout its all-black design. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi, simultaneously to double the available bandwidth with a max speed of 800Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1,733Mbps on 5GHz.

The XR500 equipped with a powerful dual-core 1.7GHz processor for faster stream-lined wired and Wi-Fi performance. Four (4) high-performance external antennas with quad-stream capabilities help to give it its AC2600 rating for better Wi-Fi coverage, faster speeds, and less interference.

At the back, it has five (5) Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 LAN + 1 WAN) for maximized wired connections speeds, ideal for fast-paced gaming. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for printers and network storage at the side. For the ports, we are little disappointed at that it only has four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections.

DumaOS

DumaOS

Features
The XR500 has Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for fast simultaneous connections, beamforming to create more reliable speeds, blazing fast, reliable 2.6Gbps Wi-Fi. Becoming more popular with new routers, the XR500 also offers additional DFS channels, 15 more channels in 5GHz for interference free gaming experience.

The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router powered by cutting-edge DumaOS, a highly advanced feature set that optimizes the home connection. DumaOS comes with a beautiful user-friendly interface that makes complex things easier. Thanks to an uncluttered UI, with advanced settings contained in out-of-view submenus and help tips present throughout. The feature set includes:

Gaming dashboard: A custom dashboard with real-time control and analytics.
Geo Filter: Reduce distance, the main cause of lag in gaming, by guaranteeing a host close to your home.
Quality of Service (QoS): A best in class solution that eliminates bufferbloat and prioritizes your most important devices and applications.
Network Monitoring: Identify which devices are using your home network and analyze by application thanks to enterprise-level Deep Packet Inspection.
GAMING VPN: Keep your head in the game and off security.

All in all, NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi router is an excellent product for the price with blazing-fast 2.6Gbps WiFi speeds, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor plus DumaOS. This is an unbeatable combination which giving you the power to win.

 

Highlights

  • QoS—Prioritize gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network.
  • Geo Filter—Fix your gaming lag by limiting distance. Get a guaranteed local connection. Create a blacklist or whitelist of your preferred servers.
  • Gaming Dashboard—Personalize dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping delays and more on a single screen.
  • Gaming VPN—Connect to the VPN server with a VPN client to protect your network identity.
  • Network Monitor—Check bandwidth utilization by device and application.
  • Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet Ports—Maximize speeds using a wired connection.

NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router. AC2600 Dual band wireless speeds. Control your ping and latency. Works with Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and more. Powered by Netduma DumaOS (XR500)


NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi router is designed for the serious gamer who rely on having a lag-free connection. NETGEAR XR500 is made by two award-winning innovative companies Netgear and Netduma that contains state-of-the-art router operating system that surpasses all existing home router technology. With software powered by Duma OS, customizable dashboards and informative graphical displays help gamers see what’s happening on their networks in real-time, geo-filtering helps guarantee a local connection for the lower ping, and improve quality of service (QoS) to prioritize gaming traffic. Optimize game performance and eliminate lag before network issues arise. Design The XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming has a very extraterrestrial look, like other models in the Nighthawk line. It looks like sci-fi spaceships with lots of extra sharp angles throughout its all-black design. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi, simultaneously to double the available bandwidth with a max speed of 800Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1,733Mbps on 5GHz. The XR500 equipped with a powerful dual-core 1.7GHz processor for faster stream-lined wired and Wi-Fi performance. Four (4) high-performance external antennas with quad-stream capabilities help to give it its AC2600 rating for better Wi-Fi coverage, faster speeds, and less interference. At the back, it has five (5) Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 LAN + 1 WAN) for maximized wired connections speeds, ideal for fast-paced gaming. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for printers and network storage at the side. For the ports, we are little disappointed at that it only has four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections. [caption id="attachment_1159" align="aligncenter" width="950"] DumaOS[/caption] Features The XR500 has Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for fast simultaneous connections, beamforming to create more reliable speeds, blazing fast, reliable 2.6Gbps Wi-Fi. Becoming more popular with new routers, the XR500 also offers additional DFS channels, 15 more channels in 5GHz for interference free gaming experience. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router powered by cutting-edge DumaOS, a highly advanced feature set that optimizes the home connection. DumaOS comes with a beautiful user-friendly interface that makes complex things easier. Thanks to an uncluttered UI, with advanced settings contained in out-of-view submenus and help tips present throughout. The feature set includes: Gaming dashboard: A custom dashboard with real-time control and analytics. Geo Filter: Reduce distance, the main cause of lag in gaming, by guaranteeing a host close to your home. Quality of Service (QoS): A best in class solution that eliminates bufferbloat and prioritizes your most important devices and applications. Network Monitoring: Identify which devices are using your home network and analyze by application thanks to enterprise-level Deep Packet Inspection. GAMING VPN: Keep your head in the game and off security. All in all, NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi router is an excellent product for the price with blazing-fast 2.6Gbps WiFi speeds, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor plus DumaOS. This is an unbeatable combination which giving you the power to win.   Highlights QoS—Prioritize gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network. Geo Filter—Fix your…

Our Rating

Overall - 9.5

9.5

Excellent

Excellent gaming router for the price with blazing-fast 2.6Gbps WiFi speeds, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor plus DumaOS. The unbeatable combination which giving you the power to win.

User Rating: 4.9 ( 1 votes)
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