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Review: Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router

by Parm Mann on 12 April 2018, 09:00

Tags: NetGear (NASDAQ:NTGR)

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Wired, USB and Efficiency

The proof is in the pudding. Attach a cable and throughput is both fast and consistent, with practically identical results on every run.

The ability to double as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a useful feature for any router and Netgear's implementation works particularly well, with the XR500 Pro USB 3.0 ports delivering best-in-class performance.

Good performance is paired with decent efficiency. The at-the-wall readings are in line with our expectations of a router of this ilk, and we're pleased to find that the XR500 Pro chassis doesn't become overly warm during use.