Review NETGEAR RAXE500 Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router Reviewed

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Product Review

thiggins

Mr. Easy
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NETGEAR's RAXE500 Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router is the most expensive 6E router right now, but delivers good performance on all bands.

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Gabebear

New Around Here
I see you recommending the RAXE450, Netgear’s website doesn’t list 1024QAM on the RAXE450, they only list 256QAM… I’m super confused on what the differences between the RAXE450 and RAXE500 are.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
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The difference is shown in the side by side spec difference graphic. They are just limiting the maximum link rate for the E450 on the 2.4 and 5 GHz radios.

Since you only achieve 1024 QAM with very strong signals, I don't think it would make a big difference in real life.
 

Gabebear

New Around Here
That is such a bizarre thing to differentiate on… I’m just having a hard time believing that is the only difference.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
That is such a bizarre thing to differentiate on… I’m just having a hard time believing that is the only difference.
Not so unusual. It's what NETGEAR has done on other Costco-exclusive products.

FCC documents cover both routers, so they are the same design.
 

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