Netgear EX7300 Nighthawk X4 AC2200 dual band wifi range extender is of the best range extender products introduced by Netgear in high end network class with Multi User MIMO technology.
What this product does
Netgear EX7300 Nighthawk X4 AC2200 wireless range extender is the fastest wifi extender introduced by Netgear with wall-plug design. Never been this fast before a wireless range extender offered by Netgear with wall-plug design, one of top 10 best wifi range extender in the market today. Even the desktop model of high speed Nighthawk EX7000 is still based on wireless AC1900 technology.
It’s a dual band wireless range extender delivering speeds of up to 2200Mbps total bandwidth at both 2.4GHz and 5Ghz band. The best thing is that it comes with MU-MIMO technology you can pair it with high end wireless AC routers with MU-MIMO ready for delivering multiple data streams in one go to multiple wifi clients, assuring no lag HD video streaming and online gaming by multiple users simultaneously.
You can pair with high speed Nighthawk X4S AC2600, pair with high end Nighthawk X8 AC5400 router and even pair it with other wireless routers from other vendor such as high end Asus RT-AC5400 router or any other best dual band routers because it’s a universal range extender.
High end smart-phone devices today come with built-in wireless AC adapter such as Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S, Sony Xperia X and still more. Adding wireless range extender to your existing wireless AC network to go further to the dead zones will take advantage of your high end mobile devices to roam within the household with solid wifi signal.
You may also pair it with high speed USB adapters based on high speed AC technology, see also top 5 wireless AC USB adapters.
Netgear EX7300 Nighthawk X4 wireless AC2200 range extender is one of best range extender with wall-plug design available on the market today.
- Based on dual band AC2200 speeds of up to 450Mbps @2.4GHz band and up to 1733Mbps@5GHz band
- High power amplifiers of internal antenna array
- Ready with MU-MIMO technology
- Comes with Beamforming technology
- Netgear FastLane technology
- Range extender mode or wireless Access point mode
The best thing with FastLane technolog is to allow you use both 2.4 and 5GHz band to establish a single high speed connection for 4K video streaming and online gaming.
Nighthawk EX7300 Vs Linksys RE7000
There are lots of wall-plug model wireless range extender available on the market today from various vendors including Linksys RE7000, TP-link RE450 and still more. Linksys RE7000 is one of Linksys flagship product in high speed range extender, one of best range extender in AC1900 segment with wall-plug design.
Table 1 shows you specs and features comparison table between Netgear Nighthawk X4 and Linksys RE7000 range extender. You can see that not many significant differences between the two products.
Speeds must be different since each of the product based on different network segment. Speeds in 5GHz band with AC-based devices are the same, up to 1733Mbps technically. While @2.4GHz band Nighthawk X4 is faster.
In additions of both MU-MIMO and Beamforming technologies, both products are ready for solid and high speed connection with most high end wireless AC routers which are ready with those two technologies. See also touch screen model extender – TP-link RE590T touch screen range extender.
Both products offer dual operation modes you can configure either to work as range extender or wireless AP mode. However, with Nighthawk X4 you need to manually switch the modes by sliding the mode switch while with Linksys you just connect the Ethernet port to the wired network the system will work as the wireless AP automatically.
Take a look at the following spec comparison table to see how they are different.
Table 1. Netgear EX7300 Nighthawk X4 Vs Linksys RE7000
|Netgear Nighthawk X4||Linksys RE7000|
|Wifi segment||AC2200 dual band 2.2Gbps||AC1900 dual band|
|Speeds||450 Mbps @2.4GHz band
1733Mbps @5GHz band
|300 Mbps @2.4GHz band
1733Mbps @5GHz band
|Antennas||High power amplifiers and internal antenna array||Internal antennas|
|Ethernet Port||1x Gigabit Ethernet||1x Gigabit Ethernet|
|Range Coverage||930 sqm. / 10,000 sqf.||930 sqm. / 10,000 sqf.|
|Operating modes||Range extender or WAP with manual switch mode||Range extender or WAP modes automatically|
|Power On-Off button||Yes||N/A|
To learn more details about spec and manufacturer’s description to help you make up your mind which one is the best range extender to meet your need, click the following links.
- Click here for Netgear EX7300 Nighthawk X4 range extender
- Click here for Linksys RE7000 range extender
Both products can work as WAP, however for businesses when requirement for large number of AP devices exist you may consider business class AP products. See also business class Ubiquiti vs Linksys vs TP-link Wireless AC AP.
Netgear EX7300 is one of best wifi range extender with wall-plug model, dual band range extender wit MU-MIMO and Beamforming technology. EX7300 is slightly faster speed @2.4GHz band compared with Linksys RE7000. However both products offer nearly similar features and specs.