NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300 (AXE7800) WiFi Router Review

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2.5Gbps WAN/LAN Port:

The wireless connection speed of a router is advantageous when the router can connect to the internet at the same speed. Otherwise, the speed and quality of users’ communication is limited by the speed of the internet (WAN) ports.

NETGEAR nighthawk RAXE300 (AXE7800) equipped with a MultiGiG (2.5Gbps) port which can be configured as LAN or WAN port. Also, this router has two 1Gbps ports with Link Aggregation capability , and you can reach up to 2Gbps speed by aggregating their speeds.

Supports 6Ghz Frequency Band (WiFi 6E):

Technically, WiFi technology has only used 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies to date. Which is why the interference rate at these frequencies is very high. On the other hand, due to technical reasons and inherent limitations in WiFi technology, high interference causes a significant decrease in communication speed and stability..

This has led developers of WiFi standards to think about using a new frequency. In 2020, the WiFi6E standard was introduced, in which the 6Ghz frequency band was officially added to WiFi technology. Therefore, WiFi equipment manufacturers quickly moved towards the use of this standard in their equipment .

Security (Armor Technology):

As you know, many devices inside the network such as cameras, thermostats, sensors and other IOT devices do not have the ability to install antivirus.

On the other hand, most of the security programs that are installed on personal computers are only act as antivirus and do not have the ability to identify and deal with Internet security threats such as Ransomware, Phishing, Hackers and etc.

Read More: Who is Connected to Your WiFi?

Now the question is : How to provide an acceptable security for the network and all the devices inside it?

Netgear has designed the Armor security system in collaboration with Bitdefender security company. This system is a comprehensive security program that is activated on the WiFi routers of this company. Armor is able to create a very high level of security for all equipment in the network.

To benefit from this system, you do not need to install any application on the network clients and devices. Only using a netgear WiFi router equipped with Armor security system (Like NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300). It Protects all the network devices including computers, mobile phones, IOT equipment, game consoles, etc. from any kind of danger.

VPN Server:

One of the interesting features of this router is the VPN Server service. It’s good to mention that usually WiFi routers only have VPN service (Client) capability and can connect to a VPN Server as a VPN Client, but this router itself can work as a VPN Server. But what is its application?

In many cases we need to make servers or programs (e.g. Home or Office file server , VOIP or CCTV systems) within the network accessible from the Internet. (also known as Server Publishing). Which can be done in two ways:

  •    The First Method is to publish servers and programs on the internet through services such as DMZ or Virtual Server service, which is  very risky because in this case these resources are exposed to the access of all Internet users.
  •    The second method, which is a secure method and recommended by cybersecurity engineers, is to use a VPN Server on the internal    network. But since setting up this server may be a bit complicated , it is usually not used.

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300 WiFi 6E Router has  VPN Server capability. You can set up this server easily and with the least complexity possible. In this method it no longer requires to publish internal servers and programs on the Internet. Authorized Internet users who want to access the internal servers , can first connect to the router as VPN Client and then use them safely as an internal user.

Price Range:

The price of this device is really reasonable compared to the technology used , the security and practical features. It’s around 400$ and Really worth it.

Conclusion:

Our technical team has performed many tests on this router . Including security test, QoS and parental control functionality tests, VPN service test, connection stability and coverage test. In the end, we gave this router a score of 9 out of 10, which is a high score for a WiFi router.

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300(AXE7800) WiFi Router

 NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6E Router (RAXE300) | AXE7800 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Speed (Up to 7.8Gbps) | New 6GHz Band | 8-Streams Cover up to 2,500 sq. ft, 40 Devices

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300 (AXE7800) Documents

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE300 WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard802.11ax a/b/g/n/ac
BandsTri Bands
Overall Speed7200Mbps
RangeLarge House
Concurrent Clients40
Antenna6 Internal
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 )9
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10)9
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10)9
Guest NetworkYes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports1 (1Gbps or 2.5Gbps)
LAN Ports4 (1Gbps) – 1 (2.5Gbps)
USB Ports1 (USB 3)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming TechnologyYES
MU-MIMO TechnologyYes
Mesh SupportYes
Repeater ModeNO
Vendor-Specific TechnologyArmor Security System
Hardware Specifications
ProcessorQuad-core 1.7GHz processor
Memory512MB
Dimension11.86 x 8.16 x 3.23 in (301.33 x 207.9 x 82.03 mm)
Weight2.23 lb (1.01kg)
Category NETGEAR WiFi Routers Products Reviews
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