Nighthawk R7000 owner here - can attest that the line itself is marvelous. C0RR0SIVE also owns one. If the option for TiVO support appears in your settings.. do not turn it on... for some reason it tripled the frequency of multicast pings across my local network devices and just destroyed performance completely. Netgear genie app is free and nifty, especially for finding dead spots and channel interference.
Netgear genie app is free and nifty, especially for finding dead spots and channel interference.
I have the Genie app installed on all three of my computers for when I use my WNR2000v4. In addition to the Genie app, from the looks of it, the Nighthawk has its own mobile app, as well. Now I'm getting jealous.
First, I would like to thank everyone who responded. With all the info it seems I have alot of homework to do. If I read fast I won't have too many problems.
You're very welcome.
The Genie app is pretty much just an app to be able to see router info and make adjustments if you need to. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and that shouldn't take very long, as it's not all that complicated. Things like QOS take longer to learn and fiddle with, but I haven't even bothered with that as I normally only have, at the most, two things running at the same time, and that isn't very often, and usually only when I'm updating my laptop or notebook. You'll find that most of the settings are fairly self explanatory, but it's definitely a good idea to read a little about the things you aren't familiar with. Netgear also has their own Community with a lot of good info, and they're pretty helpful if you have a question that you can't find an answer to.
I hope you like the R6700. If I needed a new router and I had the money I would most likely get something like that, as I don't really need all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive ones. As long as it's easy to use, has speed comparable to the LAN connection, and has decent range, I'm as happy as a clam at high tide, and I'm pretty sure the R6700 would fulfill all three of those requirements.