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Netgear Nighthawk X10 (AD7200) Wireless Router
Nighthawk X10 (AD7200)
An 802.11ad wireless router with 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 USB ports. Includes an Ethernet cable.
Description
An 802.11ad wireless router with 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 USB ports. Includes an Ethernet cable.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Data security

Data security

A measure of how well the device and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, resistance to known exploits, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

 /  5
Data privacy

Data privacy

A measure of how the device and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user's ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on (but, not limited to) evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-avaliable material.

 /  5
Throughput near

Throughput near

The throughput (speed) of the communications measured very near to the router in a "typical" house with no other wireless interference. For our house this was 8 feet away from both the wireless router, and the base of the Mesh Wi-Fi router located in the same room. Performance will vary based on size and construction of the house or apartment as well as how many floors, walls, doors and other obstructions are between the router and receiving device.

 /  5
Throughput mid-range

Throughput mid-range

The throughput (speed) of the communications measured further away from the router but still in our "typical" house with no other wireless interference. For our house this was 28 feet away from both the wireless router, and the base of the Mesh Wi-Fi router. For the Mesh Wi-Fi router, in addition to the base router, there was a satellite router located in an adjacent room 10 feet away from the user. Performance will vary based on size and construction of the house or apartment as well as how many floors, walls, doors and other obstructions are between the router and receiving device.

 /  5
Throughput far

Throughput far

The throughput (speed) of the communications measured far away from the router using a "typical" house with no other wireless interference. For our house this was an average of results at 44 feet and 100 feet away from the router with both measurements being outside of the house. For the Mesh Wi-Fi router, in addition to the base router, there was a satellite router located in an adjacent room (24 feet from the base) with results at 44 feet and 100 feet away from the base router, but connected to the satellite router. Both measurements where made outside of the house. Performance will vary based on size and construction of the house or apartment as well as how many floors, walls, doors and other obstructions are between the router and receiving device. The test system is outside the house so walls, floors and the outside wall of our typical house have to be negotiated for the signal to connect.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Includes hardware features such as orientation choices (if router can be wall mounted), number of LAN ports, QoS, parental controls, number and type of USB ports, tech support and warranty provisions. It also includes how a user manages the router through a web browser and/or a smartphone app.

 /  5
Ease of setup

Ease of setup

A rating of setup features such as a smartphone app based setup feature, web browser based setup feature with a wizard, status LEDs, WiFi protected setup, and guest network presence and setup.

 /  5

About

The Netgear Nighthawk X10 (AD7200) is part of the Wireless Routers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Wireless Routers models like the Nighthawk X10 (AD7200) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Data security A measure of how well the device and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, resistance to known exploits, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

Data privacy A measure of how the device and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user's ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on (but, not limited to) evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-avaliable material.

Throughput near The throughput (speed) of the communications measured very near to the router in a "typical" house with no other wireless interference. For our house this was 8 feet away from both the wireless router, and the base of the Mesh Wi-Fi router located in the same room. Performance will vary based on size and construction of the house or apartment as well as how many floors, walls, doors and other obstructions are between the router and receiving device.

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