Netgear D7000 Vs Archer D9 Modem Router

Netgear introduces D7000 new Flagship in VDSL-ADSL modem router based on wireless AC1900 network segment – high speed wireless router with built-in ADSL modem. How good it is compared with TP-link Archer D9 which has been around for while?

Why D7000

Many people don’t like the clutter of devices on the desk, desktop computer and it’s monitor, cable or ADSL modem, a wireless router, a storage  and the network printer. You can combine the wireless router and its modem into a single device. With your cable services you can choose cable modem router combo such as new Surfboard SBG6900 cable modem AC1900 or new TP-link Archer CR700, and what about those users with ADSL-VDSL services?

Netgear comes with new flagship in ADSL-VDSL modem router combo, the Netgear D7000 wireless AC1900 ADSL-VDSL modem router.

What this product does

With D7000 you require only a single device to build a high speed wireless AC network, reduce the clutter of devices and wires on your desk and installation is easier than installing native modem plus a wireless router. It is a high speed wireless AC router with aggregated bandwidth of up to 1,900Mbps with built-in high speed ADSL-VDSL modem powered by high speed 1GHz dual core processor. Most wireless AC1900 routers are engineered using this 1GHZ dual core processor, and also are some types of wireless AC1900 range extenders such as Asus RP-AC68U even though older models use 800Mhz dual core processor. New generations of wireless AC1900 routers are now using faster processor of 1.4 GHz dual core processor such as Linksys EA7500 AC1900. See some of important features this product offered.


  • High speed Wireless AC1900 router with built-in ADSL-VDSL modem
  • Wifi speeds of up to 1300Mbps (5GHz) and up to 600Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Powered by high performance 1GHz dual core processor
  • Fast VDSL/ADSL modem for fiber broadband
  • Network management with Netgear Genie-app
  • High performance network coverage with the addition of high powered amplifier
  • Beamforming technology

With the high speed modem plus the high speed wifi router, you create high speed high performance wifi network to accommodate all of your either wired Ethernet-based devices or wifi-based devices including Android and iOS mobile devices. there are currently bunch of ADSL modem router combo you can find in the market today including the TP-link Archer D9 which becomes the TP-link’s flagship in ADSL router combo.

Netgear D7000 AC1900 ADSL-VDSL
Netgear D7000 AC1900 ADSL-VDSL

Comparison D7000 Vs Archer D9

TP-link Archer D9 has been around for a while long time before Netgear D7000 is released. In countries where ADSL is easier to get than Cable services, Archer D9 has become very popular in ADSL wifi gateway. Now, what are the main spec differences (if any) between the two products which are designed with the same wireless AC1900 technology?

Take a look at the following comparison table between Netgear D7000 and Archer D9 to help you understand the spec comparison between the products.

TP-link Archer D9 DSL Modem
TP-link Archer D9 DSL Modem

Built-in modem

VDSL modem is much faster than standard ADSL modem. ADSL modem typically deliver downloads speed up to 8Mbps, while VDSL can be up to 52Mbps. However, VDSL suffers from attenuation much quicker than ADSL. VDSL is in its best speed within 300 meters from the Telephone exchange office, more than that the attenuation is getting bigger. It’s good  should you subscribe VDSL services when you live close proximity to the local Telco office, unless just subscribe for ADSL for internet services. However today, you can find DSL services use fiber optic for much better performance and longer distance coverage than copper.

D7000 supports VDSL modem but Archer D9 doesn’t.

Ethernet Ports

Both Netgear D7000 and Archer D9 are embedded with four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, however Archer combine one of the Gigabit to function either as Gigabit LAN or WAN port (aka EWAN port). Unlike Archer with EWAN port, D7000 separates one port as dedicated Gigabit WAN port like other wireless routers in general.

With dedicated WAN port, you have more Gigabit port should you use the device to operate as the wireless router when connects to Cable / Fiber modem instead of ADSL broadband. This is a rare condition when people subscribe a broadband internet. Generally when there has been Cable services around, they prefer to subscribe Cable with faster broadband internet and TV services than ADSL. So that’s why when a wireless router modem combo is what they require for easy installation, wireless router Cable modem combo is a preference. Netgear offers various models of this types of wifi gateway including Netgear C3700 wireless N600 cable modem router, or the faster one is Nighthawk C7000 cable modem router combo.

USB Ports

The other difference is about the embedded USB ports. D7000 offers two USB ports both are 3.0 type USB which is 10x faster than USB 2.0. On the other hand, Archer comes with one USB 3.0 plus one USB 2.0. This two types of USB combination is appropriate because typically you host a USB printer which connects to USB 2.0 port and high speeds USB 3.0 storage to USB 3.0 port. Unless you use both USB ports for hosting high speed USB 3.0 storage devices, then D7000 is what you need.

Netgear D7000 Vs Archer D9
 Netgear D7000Archer D9
Built-in ModemsVDSL-ADSLADSL2+
Wifi router technologyWireless AC1900Wireless AC1900
Wifi speedsUp 1300Mbps in 5GHz wireless AC

Up to 600Mbps in 2.4GHz wireless N

Up 1300Mbps in 5GHz wireless AC

Up to 600Mbps in 2.4GHz wireless N

Antennas3x external antennas with high power amplifiers3x external antennas with high power amplifiers
Ethernet Ports4x Gigabit LAN ports

1x WAN Ports for cable / Fiber connection

3x Gigabit LAN Ports

1x Gigabit LAN/WAN port for Cable / Fiber modem connection

USB Ports2x USB 3.0 ports1x USB 2.0

1x USB 3.0

Processor1GHz dual core1GHz dual core

Note that prices are now getting higher, DSL gateway is getting difficult to find in the market since Cable and Fiber optic infrastructure is replacing the DSL technology step by step for faster internet services. Archer D9 is probably twice as much the price it was before. See also top 5 wifi ac1900 routers.

Now which one you need, VDSL capable modem or ADSL.

  1. Click here for D7000 spec details and current price
  2. Click here for Archer D9 spec details and current price


Knowing that both Netgear D7000 and Archer D9 ADSL modem router combo products have several main spec similarities, Archer D9 is preference with lower price except that you subscribe for VDSL or Fiber services from your local Telco company.

Cheers KG.

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