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Best router for homes under 1,500 square feet: NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700

According to your answers, the NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700 is the perfect router for your household. It also happens to be our top budget pick for smaller homes. This router is ideal for homes, apartments, condos and offices up to 1,500 square feet.

You can connect up to 25 devices wireless, plus connect your PC, gaming system or another gadget directly to one of four gigabit ethernet ports.

Have gamers in the house? Or perhaps you stream a lot of content. With up to 1,750 Mbps wireless speed, the Nighthawk is equipped to handle demanding activities like high-def streaming and online gaming.

If you’re intimidated by setting up your own router, here’s a nice bonus: The Nighthawk App walks you through the process, and it only takes about five minutes. Connect your internet’s ethernet cable to the router and the app guides you through the simple setup steps. Connect your devices, and that’s it.

You can easily and seamless set up a guest Wi-Fi option so visitors can connect without joining your primary home network, too.

1. NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700

Range1,500 square feet
Bandwidth1,750 Mbps
Connections4 + USB

“I’ve have had NETGEAR products for years … routers and extenders,” one reviewer said. “I ordered this router because my upload speeds had become very slow. It would take me two hours to upload a 5-minute video to my YouTube channel. The speed is unbelievably quicker! Quality and price are great. You can’t go wrong with this router!”

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