Product Comparison: NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 vs NETGEAR Nighthawk XR700


General Specifications
Brand
Netgear
Netgear
Model
Nighthawk XR500
Nighthawk XR700
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router uses state-of-the-art software to optimize your internet connection by stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you in the game with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming.
XR700 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router uses state-of-the-art software to optimize your internet connection by stabilising ping, reducing lag spikes and keeping you in the game with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
2600 Mbps
7200 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
6
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 PRO Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • My ping speeds were in the 190s prior to this router. Great speed.
  • There are LAN ports along the back and a convenient USB port up front. Good ports.
  • Great 4 LAN ports. I like this router.
  • Too bad it only has 4 ports for local LAN.
  • The LAN port are not working correctly.
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR700 PRO Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • I found my download speed was 115 megs! I hook my old router back up and it maxed out at 30 megs!
  • Speed is pretty dramatic compared to my old router with download speeds around 330mbs.
  • This device has greater Wi-Fi range, great Wi-Fi speed.
  • Regarding the speed (Amazing) and signal strength (Great). Simply amazing!
  • Good router with great speed. I like it and recommend for gamers.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black/Red
Height
2.2 in.
2.5 in.
Width
12.7 in.
12.7 in.
Depth
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Weight
1.77 lbs.
4.11 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AD
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
4
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 PRO Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • The WiFi range goes well into my yard, past my neighbors home and into the street.
  • It does not need to be rebooted for silly wireless issues. It’s rock-solid stable.
  • Good wireless connectivity. I like this one.
  • WiFi router is really awesome. Great connectivity.
  • Its wireless works only in the closest to the router placement.
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR700 PRO Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • The LED on the antenna and the overall look of the router just screamed Hi-tech. Good range.
  • I have a lot of devices on my WiFi and a lot of things on ethernet. Good connect.
  • Great Performance, Easy Setup. Good connect via Ethernet port.
  • We are primarily connected by Ethernet seen dramatic results in speeds. Great device.
  • The XR700 also seems to have issues with some Ethernet connected devices.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA/WPA2, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, WEP
WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA/WPA2, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, WEP
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
PPTP, TCP/IP, RIP-1, RIP-2, DHCP, PPPoE, Bigpond, Dynamic DNS, UPnP, SMB, DoS protection
TCP/IP, RIP-1, RIP-2, DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP, Bigpond, Dynamic DNS, UPnP, SMB
What customers say about "Security"
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 PRO Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • VPN is simple to configure and has detailed instructions accompanying the menu options.
  • Dynamic DNS is insanely easy to turn on. It even configured an account for me.
  • I have been running this with no problems after installing their suggested VPN. It all works fine.
  • Easy to set up and was easy to make secure.
  • Remote admin can only be secured to one IP or a range. I can’t input a list of IP’s I’d like to have access from.
NETGEAR Nighthawk XR700 PRO Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • Easy to make secure, great features of this one.
  • Good security features, great router, i would recommend.
  • Great router, would recommend. Nice security features for me.
  • Security connect, cool. Good LAN ports, easy connect.
  • My only complaint on this router is that is does not have any type of mac filtering (Access Control List).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
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