Most people are finishing up their shopping list for the holiday (or at least attempting to). I’m sure there are still some gift that need to be purchased, especially for those hard to buy for people.
Many people stay away from “practical” gifts because they see them as “boring”. That is not always the case. Sometimes the practical gifts are the best gifts of all.
We live in a high tech world. Growing up I never dreamed of type of technology we have now. I still remember my GIANT IBM computer that had a black screen with a yellowish green text. We didn’t’ have smartphones, tablets and the wide variety of WiFi enabled products that we do today.
Many people have routers in their home which enables them to connect to the internet wirelessly – meaning your phone, tablet and laptop don’t have to be connected to the wall outlet where the internet service provider’s line is.
These days many homes have multiple devices, especially if you have a large family. In our family of four we have four iPads, three iPods, four smartphones, five laptops (mine is connected – the other three are wireless), two Kindles and two additional tablets. We also have a few other devices that run off the WiFi such as a recipe reader and a Cube that streams photos off our social networking sites (that review will come at another time).
Routers were not originally made to handle so many WiFi devices at one time, especially is multiple devices are being used at the same time. For this reason you need a router that can handle all the demands of your WiFi enable products.
What you need is a “powerhouse” of a router that can tackle all the demands. You need something like NetGear’s Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router.
I should stop right here and let you know I am not a “techie”. I don’t “get” some techie things. Thankfully my hubby is a computer tech and is able to explain things to me in “layman’s terms.”
NetGear’s Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router has a sci-fi look to it. It looks like some kind of robotic alien bug.
I’d take a photo of ours but it’s buried under the desk. I have a corner desk and it’s underneath towards the corner/wall to keep it way from the cats who love to chew on wires and sit on things.
My husband had no problem setting it up. He’s a computer tech so I asked him if he thought someone like me (a non-tech) could set it up easy enough and he is confident that I could. The only reason why I didn’t is because I wasn’t sure what wires/plugs to unplug and move around since there are a ton of things hooked up under the desk (laptop, desktop, printer, lamp, fan…).
I know he had to do something on the computer in regards to this (configure perhaps?), but whatever it was took just a few minutes. It seemed like the route was up and running in 1-2-3.
Here are more details about the NetGears Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router.
- Get the fastest WiFi speed available – up to 3.2Gbps
- Tri-Band WiFi delivers more WiFi for more devices
- 6 High performance antennas for maximum range
- Smart-Connect designates slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands
- 1GHz dual core processor with 3 offload processors
- Beamforming+ improves wireless range and reliability
- USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, USB storage-ready access
- Easily manage your home network with the NETGEAR genie app
So far we have had no issue with the router. My laptop is connected, which is the device I use most of the time, so it wouldn’t be affected by this router.
When I use my little laptop (it’s more like a netbook), any of the tablets, Kindles or my smartphone I have not had an issue with the WiFi connection. Everything seems to work smoothly and with no lags or failure to connect, even if stormy weather.
Our condo is very small so everywhere you go in our home you get a great WiFi connection. The NetGears Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router works well in larger homes from what I can tell from reading about the device.
I’ve noticed that my little laptop (netbook) and iPads seem to work a bit better and faster then before. My smartphone, tablets and Kindles seem to work the same as they used to.
My kids have not complained of any issues with their laptops or smartphones.
My husband is impressed by the router. He said it’s much better than the “piece of garbage” (to quote him) that we had before.
We watch A LOT of Netflix too and we have had no streaming issues whatsoever which is nice. No one wants any lagging when watching a film.
Overall our experience has been positive. We really like the NetGears Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router.
If you are looking for a practical gift, or a gift for a techie, the NetGears Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router would make a great gift. It might be a bit pricey for a single holiday gift, but you’ll get much use out of it and it’s something that we all need in this high tech world we live in.
More more information about this and other NetGear products visit www.NetGear.com. They have other routers available too.
NetGear can also be found on social media. All links are found on their home page.
Do you ever have issues with your router? Do you find that you have too many WiFi gadgets on your router that is slowing things down or causing problems? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received a free product in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.