NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router Review

hello everyone I’m my flute a clock today we got a new package today we are going to be taking a look at the NED Gear XR 500 Nighthawk pro gaming Wi-Fi router in black I believe they also proven a t-shirt in here as well which I am very very happy about I’m gonna have another t-shirt by the way I’m wearing a tech block t-shirt right now I’m currently still working on the tech block t-shirts and text block cookies and stuff they won’t be out for a while so you know hold your horses I’m working on them I’ve got a white design I’ve got a black design you can check them out on Instagram any new sample or t-shirt design that I get I will be posting on Instagram.

NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router Review

NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router Review

So if you’re interested in any like tech block match updates or like Fitness related content check out my Instagram here’s my Instagram handle that you can check out and there’s also a link in the description down below as well but anyway enough said this is my new Netgear router it was actually meant to be delivered yesterday on the 24th however I went out to town for like one hour and during that one hour that I was out of the house Neddy gear tried to deliver the package but I unfortunately wasn’t home so uh I picked that up from the post office today and we have the package so I have my lovely little red knife here that I’ve used to unbox just about everything on this channel with let’s open up this negiah package and take a look at this new router and I hope they actually send me a t-shirt or it is going to come in like a different package later on but how do I know all I know is that you’ve sent me a new router and you don’t know how excited I am like lately my BT smart hub router has actually been having a few problems I’m not entirely sure of is because like I’ve configured like a DNS server that isn’t good or the Wi-Fi connection has just been really bad over the past couple of months as I only really use the Wi-Fi connection through my phone and for the past couple months or so when I’m home I have to turn the Wi-Fi off because it doesn’t really work off the time and I just end up using four genes dead which I don’t really have a problem with like with my data contract on my phone have 30 gigabytes of mouse and that’s a lot of data for a phone and I don’t really like what YouTube or Netflix or anything so uh 30 gigabytes is more than enough for me ok I’ve almost unbox this I’m gonna give you guys a bit of view so you can take a look at the router as well okay so I’ve adjusted the camera angle now oh my god it’s here oh there is a t-shirt in there as well and there’s something here is well oh my god look at this thing oh my lord look at it this router is a beef oh my god I have never had a high-end router before but oh my lord by the way I don’t really have a desk to unbox things on so I’m using a chair but nevertheless this is the new router oh my god so the nighthawk pro gaming XR 500 gaming router we got a gaming dashboard a geofilter quality of service and a gaming VPN client also in the Amazon page it said this is fortnight optimized so if you’re looking for a router and you want better pick on fortnight and better a connection overall check out the Netgear router oh my god like the packaging this is top notch packaging negative all these little lines here and stuff damn guys you’ve got Netgear logo up there oh my lord right so got a bunch of information on the back here as well is powered by doom our OS we have optimized your gaming performance crush the lag guarantee local connection and eliminate lag prioritize your gaming traffic so we have your desktop computer there PlayStation 4 Xbox one for example your iPhone your MacBook your iPad so I guess through here you can prioritize your download and upload traffic and like who has the priority I suppose which is pretty cool we have customizable dashboard so I guess the routers RAM usage flash usage stuff like that the CPU usage on on the router as well wehave monitor internet utilization and l ive game ping that’s actually pretty cool so you can monitor the total usage of your download speed your upload speed and stuff and I guess what’s been using it so like web social media light gaming that’s all pretty cool so you got some insight there into where your internet is being like most news I suppose but let’s unbox this bad boy oh my lord I have never had a high end router before I’ve had a couple of Netgear routers in the past because when I had I think I was with a BT a long long time ago like probably six or seven years ago I was with BT and we had like two Negi routers they were pretty cool one of them had like this blue orb LED light in the middle which was very cool right let’s unbox this router I can’t imagine is a big router it has four antennas my lord the Wi-Fi connection oh my lord here it is these might be the Wi-Fi antennas they’re probably not there but I don’t I don’t know what’s in this white little box right here we’ll find out later but oh my god oh my god Nagy and Nighthawk gaming router model XR 500 right I am so happy oh my God look at it oh oh it’s so mean this router oh my lord right so we got Wi-Fi on/off WPS we got all your like and network touch stuff yes we got the power indicator Internet two point four five gigahertz you can open up a guest Wi-Fi that’s cool your USB one – Oh dope they have two USB ports here cool we have two years the 3.0 ports on the side of the router here so I believe what you can do is you can plug in like an external hard drive into this and use it for out your entire network so that is really cool I actually have a one terabyte hard drive that is hooked up at the top of my PC there and instead of me leaving it there now I can just plug it into the side of the router hide that hard drive away and this is gonna be so cool so let’s continue unboxing this I suppose so right over here we’ve got a Quick Start Guide oh and of course they get some stickers as well oh thanks thank God we get stickers I like stickers and I’m sure all of you do as well right oh my lord there’s also a CD so we have a Quick Start Guide and then I get some more QuickStart guides in different languages cool let’s put that all away there this is just some information I don’t know we also have this beautiful Nighthawk pro gaming sticker here as well very nice I’m not too sure where I’ll be putting that but I’ll be sure to find a place for it then we also have an 8 year device safety and software I’ve the information okay here are the antennas here happy here four gigantic antennas Wow okay then we have the power cord of course oh and they even throw in an Ethernet cable I’m guessing this is like cat5 cat5e patch i’ve cat seven cabling here so I won’t be using this thank you though okay so here we have another power supply for the router but this one is for an EU plug I believe and this is for the UK cool and then we’ll call the other four antennas and I believe that is it yep that’s it and there’s nothing else in the box now we have to check out the merge and the other package that he sent us this is just a plain white box and I don’t know what’s in it so let me put all the antennas away and stuff and put this box down there what on earth is this so oh okay this mean intended to be open okay cool this I have no clue what this is honestly oh my oh my lord okay I wasn’t expecting oh this is nice mmm okay so what are these things to get a knife Hawk pro-gaming like what a bottle as well but I’ll take it guys thank you very much Oh dad okay there’s some stuff in here as well h-12 girl surge this is 28 ounces 828 millimetres single wall aluminium water bottle with threaded snap fit lid and carrying handle how nice of you guys thank you so much nigga I appreciate it damn okay we also have a t-shirt here as well oh this is Oh what this is not a t-shirt this is like it’s a hoodie this feels like Christmas obviously any my gift we got a water bottle we got a router and the merch that Netgear sent me I fall it’s only a t-shirt they sent me a freaking hoodie this is so nice that there’s a zipper on here and everything this is so nice let me put this on this hoodie is like super thin as well as it’s in the summer this is super nice thank you so much guys bye wear a size small despite me going gym I’m still pretty small dude oh my lord limit here is pretty good we got Nighthawk pro gaming I’m so happy with this okay so I lit up I’ve attached the microphone to the hoodie now this is the best day ever right so now that we’ve unboxed or the entire Hawk pro gaming merge let’s plug in this badass router into my network set it all up just before we actually plug in the router and run some speed tests and stuff let’s run a baseline speed test using my BT Infinity 2 router so let’s just hit go I don’t think anything else is running the background we got 9 ping this will probably be around 75 Mbps and the up dog will be between 18 and 19 and megabits per second let’s just wait for this to finish yet this usually like slowly creeps up to 175 then sometimes the school drops a little bit but that’s a pretty good score that might be a new record actually the ping is always like really really good now like the ping would sometimes even show up is one millisecond right now and again but it hasn’t done that in a long time there we go damn okay the upload speed one above nineteen there but the effort was always 18 point 95 so that is our baseline results with the BT Smart Hub we’re out of that my ISP gave me when I switched to BT pindy to now let’s plug in and set up this router and run some more speakers right Santa’s gonna quickly unpopped all the antennas here damn take a look at these antennas guys holy crap they’re cool dude these are some cool antennas my current router doesn’t have any visible antennas at all we got our four antennas for our crazy Netgear router right here let’s get the power here and the entire setup will be very very simple you just plug an ethernet cable from your modem into the internet port at the back of the router and then you should be good to go pretty much right so we have antenna 1 and 1 this is labeled as antenna 1 as well this is labeled as antenna 2 this is labeled as antenna 1 and this is labeled as antenna 3 so find the correct port take these little thingies off here so you can actually screw them in so this is antenna 1 perfect let’s just screw this bad boy in there we go then adjust it like that this is antenna 3 this will go on the side here see it says antenna 3 here this one you can just screw in as there’s no little thing to take off there we go there we go now that’s pointing the right way there’s antenna 2 over here so we’ll find antenna 2 that’s this one here so let’s do this one in yep there we go I don’t want to damage anything so that’s all done and then finally we have antenna 1 again which will go right here all the antennas are now screwed in dear look okay maybe this one’s not fully screwed in there nowadays very nice this router looks insane but you guys have to agree this looks absolutely crazy like the four antennas it’s so aggressive looking as well like I love it there’s like all these like fins here and like cooling down dude this is the most badass router I’ve ever laid eyes on so thank you so much negiah once again I’ll keep saying thank you like every five minutes as I’m very thankful for the router right so let’s go ahead and take a look at my current router which is sitting right underneath my bed here you can just barely see it the little blue line there so I’m gonna take a look at that now zoom out my camera isn’t really zoomed in right now and then we’re gonna upgrade the router right now right so I just found this 50 centimeter cat 7 Ethernet cable in my cupboard which I bought many many years ago and what I’m going to be doing is plugging one end into the back of this router it says internet right here this yellow port here so I’m gonna plug one end into this and this other end into the back of my modem which is also my current router so I’m gonna plug that end into that one and that’s how this router is going to receive Internet as I would directly plug in an Ethernet cable from the wall to this but in the UK and where I live I have a VDSL or a DSL connection so there’s like a phone line it goes into a micro filter from the micro filter there’s like an rj11 connection from the micro filter to your modem and from your modem then you have an Ethernet cable that you plug into your PC so this is adding one extra step to my network that’s just the way I have to set up this honestly no other way I can set up this router but hopefully that won’t be a problem at all so I’m gonna plug this bad boy in and let’s go for the best the seasons coming girl right you can’t really see much of what just happened because this is kind of like a really awkward angle the way I set everything up here but I’ve plugged the router in you can probably see a few flashing lights over there this corner of my room has once again become a cable management disaster and luckily I’m going to be moving the router away from my bed in becoming weeks I’ve planned out everything already what really sucks is that the router is kind of like hidden away there in the corner of my room which it really it should be on display cause it’s such a beautiful router so my plan is to add an extension to my desk right here so I’m going to be adding an extra 1 meter of desk space here by adding an extra Ikea desk and then putting my attic straw in between two of these so that’s kind of the plan here and then I’m going to run the internet connection from the wall there all the way around my entire room to my modem and from the modem to the router and then from the router to my PC so it’s gonna be oh what’s this what is this we have Netgear important update okay okay continue I agree checking my internet connection is it working that’s the real question internet detected ooh then I striking internet speed or year well I guess we’re set up already that was pretty quick there we go download 75 almost and then if you believe your speeds are different I can add these values well I don’t know if this would be like a cap for it but I’m gonna put 75 and 19 press next let me set up my details here right so now there if you set up with a router let’s say go for another speed test we got 8 milliseconds one millisecond less and I’m guessing this piece will say more or less the same as it’s still going through the same modem but the Wi-Fi connection in my house will be amazing I could probably be like very far away from my home and still have Wi-Fi thanks to the for hand tenors and stuff but yeah the internet speed will be more or less the same but probably maybe better ping and the better connection of rule thanks to this amazing router like the dashboard looks insane I’ll show you it in just a second but speeds more or less the same if not ever so slightly better with the ping there and if you’re into the dashboard we got a geo filter here which looks insane we have quality of service oh cool so we have a bunch of stuff here we have a bandwidth allocation download upload oh my lord so you can allocate and like add speed caps I suppose or bandwidth caps to devices on your network so you can select like my iPhone or my PC and and cap the bandwidth usage on that device which is very very cool if you ask me then we also have my i phone here connected via five gigahertz on the Netgear Wi-Fi connection and then from the router we have one to my PC right here and then we also have these two as well say of my modem which is my BT Smart Hub going through one into the router so this is all my network setup right here of course I’m gonna be adding my mum to the Wi-Fi connection here as well she’s been complaining about Wi-Fi dropping off now and again so this new router will help my mum stay on the Wi-Fi without it dropping off hopefully thanks to the four antennas that are on this router oh my lord the Wi-Fi range is gonna be amazing I’m actually gonna run a speed test on my phone go into speed test and then run a quick little test from the new router on my phone this would have probably been a better test to begin with there we go got eleven milliseconds and yeah the speeds are mostly going to be fantastic on Wi-Fi now oh my lord beautiful beautiful more or less the exact same as with a wide connection the dandy upload speeds almost better that’s crazy right wow that might be the best upload speed o ever got so yeah very very good speeds even on Wi-Fi as y’all can see seventy four point three megabits per second download speed eleven ping jitter point fifty five milliseconds zero percent loss and then 19.1 megabytes per second download as well so fantastic stuff I’m very happy with the router so far I’ll leave a link to the router in the description down below as always of course and in the next couple of weeks or so I’ll make a follow-up video going over all the features all the cooler like stuff that this rads can do testing it out a little bit more further than one death as well so thank you very much for watching this unboxing and first impressions of my new router right here which is the Netgear XR 500 Nighthawk pro gaming router it’s not before to seeing you in another video soon I have another video of setup block coming out very soon as well so thank you very much for watching this video as always and I hope to see you in anotherA

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