Netgear AC1750 Vs Asus Vs Linksys

WiFi technology is developing very fast, maybe we haven’t had the chance to experience the fastest two band ac based wifi routers such as ac2900 or ac3100 router, while wifi technology has reached to the sixth generation of wireless ax / wifi 6.

Upgrade solution?

What if our ac1750 wifi router is broken or unsatisfied with its performance, do you want to replace it with a similar router from another vendor or upgrade with a product with new technology? What do you get if you replace it with a similar product from another vendor, for example from Asus or Linksys? We see a comparison of their features.

Netgear R6700
Netgear T6700 Dual band router

Netgear AC1750 vs Asus vs Linksys

The ac1750 wireless router was the first model to come out on the market when the introduction of wireless ac (wifi 5) technology in the market such as the Netgear R6400, R6700 and its competitors were Asus AC66U and Linksys EA7500 AC1900. I intentionally used the Linksys ac1900 as a comparison for slightly higher network segment than the ac1750 especially in the 2.4Ghz band.

Netgear AC1750 vs Asus

Take a look at the following two main spec comparison tables of the three wireless ac1750 and ac1900 router products. Table 1 gives a comparison between the netgear r6700 and Asus rt-ac66u and you see that the two wifi routers have almost the same spec except few features like beamforming and airtime fairness and a higher speed processor for the Netgear r6700. Airtime fairness feature is to prevent network lag when both legacy and latest based clients connect to the same network, slower legacy clients won’t make the network lag when connect to the same network.

Both are currently (nov 2019) tagged with the price for around $ 80.

See also comparison between R6700 and Archer C9 with the same ac1750 network segment.

Upgrade to Mesh System

If your R6700 is broken and replace it with a similar R6700 product, the problem is resolved. See the possibility that you need a wider range then a wireless range extender for around $ 80 must be purchased so you spend around $ 160 for a new R6700 router and WiFi Extender for a wider range.

So an upgrade solution with a mesh wifi system can be considered, we take the Meshforce M1 or M3 whole home system for a slightly more expensive around $ 170, only add $10 you get a mesh wifi system with three sets that can cover your home up to 4,500 sq ft from basement to attic.

See also Meshforce M3 vs Orbi whole home system and TP-link Deco M3 vs Orbi.

Table 1 Netgear vs Asus AC1750

Model Netgear r6700 Asus rt-ac66u
Wifi technology Simultaneous dual band Ac1750 (1300Mbps @5Ghz + 450Mbps @2.4Ghz) Simultaneous dual band Ac1750 (1300Mbps @5Ghz + 450Mbps @2.4Ghz)  renewed with AiMesh technology
Beamforming & Airtime fairness Yes No
Network interfaces 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports 2 x USB 2.0
Processor 1GHz dual core processor with 128MB flash and 256 RAM Dual core 600MHz processor with 256MB RAM and 128MB Flash
Price (Nov 2019) $80 $80

Netgear AC1750 vs Linksys AC1900

Now we turn to the possibility of purchasing a wifi router with a higher network segment, namely Linksys ac1900, consider table 2 below.

which faster

There is a speed difference in the 2.4 GHz band, Linksys is higher. And also Linksys ac1900 has already applied MU-MIMO technology. Good, the technology is better, the question is whether your connected clients also support MU-MIMO all this time at home?

If your connected devices don’t support MU-MIMO then useless, all that’s left is the speed in the 2.4Ghz band which is higher for Linksys. And the price of Linksys AC1900 is around 40% more expensive than the R6700 Netgear.

Linksys EA7500 is embedded by the fastest processor – 1.4GHz dual core processor. The same processor speed as in Netgear AC5300 Nighthawk X8 and even TP-link AC2600 router comes with 1.4GHz dual core processor.

There are few competitive models available in the market today you may consider to choose instead of Linksys ea7500. For example Tenda AC15 wireless AC1900 router

Table 2 Netgear ac1750 vs Linksys ac1900

Model Netgear r6700 Linksys ea7500
Wifi technology Simultaneous dual band Ac1750 (1300Mbps @5Ghz + 450Mbps @2.4Ghz) Simultaneous dual band Ac1900 (1300Mbps @5Ghz + 600Mbps @2.4Ghz)  
Beamforming & Airtime fairness Yes Beamforming and MU-MIMO, but no airtime fairness
Network interfaces 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0
Processor 1GHz dual core processor with 128MB flash and 256 RAM 1.4Ghz dual core processor
Price (Nov 2019) $80 $126

Upgrade solution to mesh wifi system is also better idea instead of replace R6700 with Linksys EA7500 with higher price. You may also upgrade to Meshforce M3 or TP-link Deco M5 or TP-link Deco M4. See also Asus Lyra Trio vs Linksys velop.

See new generation of wifi 6 routers – TP-link Archer ax6000 vs Asus AX88u vs Netgear rax80 and higher speed model of Netgear rax120 ax6000 router.

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