I suppose this question is really aimed at anyone using a Nighthawk R700 currently with infinity.
Since getting the Smart Hub i have been really let down with UPnP support, creates me no end of drama with multiple gaming consoles and restricted Nats- Yes I know there are various things i can try, DMZ, forcing the nat open on the xbox one ect but none of them truly sort the problem for a variety of reasons.
I have been reading up on the Nighthawk quite a bit and should give me the capacity to tweak things a bit more and hopefully put me in a better place.
The one concern question I have is around WIFI Range/Speed. Can anyone who has used both let me know how the Nighthawk stacks up with the new Smart Hub in the real world?
The one thign I was impressed with the Smart Hub was the range/speed, especially on 5ghz.
Thank you kindly in advance.
The R7000 is ok but it's getting a bit long in the tooth now. It should out peform the Smart Hub easily, the range was better for me when I had one. Personally I wouid go for a cheap wired router and couple it with a UniFi AC LR. UniFi also do a cheap router but it can be difficult to setup if your not experienced in networking.
The D7000 suffers from bufferbloat so I would avoid that one, it will be terrible for gaming. Just google it and you will see all the complaints on the Netgear forum.
The TP-Link VR2600 is probably a better choice for an all in one.