You know we’re a busy family! Both my husband and I own businesses which solely rely on the internet! My son is also a very connected child, who owns a Video Channel and a blog and plays games online all the time.
My family lives in Brazil so our tablets and computers are the primary way to keep us together!
So now you understand why our family truly needs reliable and fast internet service, to help us stay connected!
I was tired of hearing my son complain about the game lagging or my Face-Time family time crashing all the time! Or even worse, the slow speed, when all the devices were connected at the same time!
That’ s when we decided to check Connected Home at Best Buy. There we found the Networking (Router): NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band Quad Stream AC5300 Smart WIFI Router (SKU: 4446201 – reg. price $399.99)
It includes an Ethernet cable, phone cable, power adapter and 4 adjustable antennas. Download the Netgear Genie iOS app or Android app to manage, monitor and control your network from your compatible computer, tablet or smartphone.
Our slow internet problem was replaced by increased Wi-Fi speed for buffer-free streaming (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) and gaming (Xbox, Steam). Lag-free browsing allowed us to connect a variety of devices, without sacrificing performance. The router automatically prioritizes devices by Wi-Fi bandwith needs, or you can use the Network Map on the Genie app to manually prioritize.
Every parent worries about control when your child is online. Well, the router offers complete control: setup parental controls to block access to specific sites on certain devices. Plus you can restrict access by time (ex. Shutting off certain devices from Wi-Fi during dinner or bed times). Or set up a dedicated guest network, allowing friends easy access to your Wi-Fi while safeguarding the files on your devices.
ReadyShare USB Port: Simply plug in a USB drive to your router’s port and safely share all files on the drive (can include movies, pictures, music, etc.) across all the devices on your network. I particularly love that!
How is the Internet speed at your house? Can’t wait to hear what you think and as usual, give us a trendy shout!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations
Best buy is my always go to place for electronics! I have the netgear nighthawk and it works great! The speed and connection is always secure and super fast!
During weekends, our connection gets slower because all four of us are using our gadgets. I need this!
I love best buy. They have awesome products. And the techies are very knowledgeable!
Shaney Vijendranath (youbabyandi)
This week it has been slow because of the hectic rains we have been having! I can’t work with slow internet, it really slows my work down and annoys me.
A router really does make a big difference! Best buy is my and my mom’s go-to spot for anything tech related.
My internet connection can be spotty at times, but it has been running smoothly lately. Thank goodness, as there’s nothing more irritating than a slow internet connection.
We have this router and love it. It has been super helpful on netfix and other apps the kids use.
Uff I would be so happy with one of this! Would love to manually prioritize the devices !
Best Buy is a great place to get great internet gear. I can’t wait to buy this too.
I’m I’m glad you’re able to stay so connected with hubby with Best Buy goodies!
I think the speed is okay at my home. I just need a laptop to make it work. Mine is dying. I’m saving up.
I’ve considered best buy too.
Omg I have this router and got it at Best Buy 😉 we love it. Hubby likes his video games so he thinks it was the best thing my blog ever got him! A must for all gamers #Client
Our internet has been pretty slow lately. I’ll have to check this out!
A good router really does make a big difference! Best buy is my go-to spot for anything tech related 🙂
Interesting. I need to see if my router has those parental controls. We need that in this house!
Best Busy is where we buy all of our electronic goodies always spot on and helpful
I love Best Buy! This is one of the few places I’ll actually shop at for electronics. They always have some great deals and all the products work great too.
Dhemz Apdian - Dias
how cool! Sounds like a great review. You can never go wrong with Best Buy. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve always had a really good experience with Netgear routers. I think my current router is a little bit too slow, maybe I should look into a gaming one. I don’t game, but I’d like to be able to not have lag or slowness when I’m doing all my blogging stuff haha!
Thanks for the review!
I rely heavily on my family’s router to get work done! This looks like a great router for all of the family’s needs
Out internet speed is fine, but I think we do need to get us a new router. I’m going to look into that router.
Love that this allows you to restrict access by both device and time. What a great idea to shut it off at dinner so the family can be together and at bedtime so it’s not an easy distraction. – Katy
This sounds like a great router. Our connection speed is not too bad, but we don’t generally have many devices going at once.
BestBuy sounds great! I will check that out later. Glad you shared about it!
We were just at Best Buy. I needed a new headset and they had the best offer and price. I love going there!
Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide
What a cool product. Thanks for sharing.
Our internet speed is pretty good, I cant really complain because we live in the middle of nowhere. This connection from Best Buy looks good for folks that could use a faster connection
Those things are called routers ? hehe i have no clue what those are ill be sure to let my husband now where can i he buy them.
I really need to check into a new router. Mine is ancient, maybe that’s part of why we are struggling with slow internet!
We rely a ton on the Internet so we most definitely need something that is both affordable and reliable. We will definitely be looking into this. Thanks!
I have to grab this one too! Will make my internet connection way better for sure.
I bought a signal booster from Best Buy for my house and now our internet is great. I always find what i need there.
We just upgraded our router because between mine and my husband’s computers, the kids’ iPads and our phone it was SO slow. I love Best Buy – it is about 5 minutes from the house which is dangerous…LOL. I can always find what I need when I go there.
It’s good to have a reliable router at home, especially when everyone can’t live without the internet. I’ve had complaints about our connection too , I guess it’s about time we started looking at new routers! Thanks for sharing your experience!
I like that you can control the settings as a parent. And I agree lag time is the worst, esp. for video games.
We’re connected a lot of the time too and slow-downs are the worst. The new router sounds awesome.
The internet connection at our house isn’t the best. I could use a better router for sure!!
Slow here! May look into this!
Mama to 5 BLessings
Thank you for the reminder, I need to make a shopping trip to Best Buy this week to by my son’s birthday gift. So much to offer there!
I just bought a linksys access point from best buy due to the terrible wifi in my apartment. As a person who also runs my business at home and on the internet it was 100% necessary. Best purchase I made in months!
We need to update our tech gear as the wifi does not work well in other rooms.
The internet speed at my house is really good. Having a great router is important when it comes to speed.
Ana De- Jesus
This is the first time I am hearing about Best Buy but that is probably because I am from the UK it sounds great,
Lois Alter Mark
We buy all our electronics at Best Buy. I’m going to have to look into this because our internet definitely seems to have slowed down over time, which gets frustrating.
My hubby only goes to Best Buy for his tech needs! I think pretty much our whole home is wired with gear from there!
Beauty that walks
I’ve never shopped at Best Buy but I’ve always checked out their stuff….
Perfect! Best Buy is the best. Our internet speed is fast, because of our great stuff from there.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
Yes we have Best Buy in Canada too, and we tend to go there first when looking for electronic things.
What an amazing review! This router seems amazing! I should check it out at Best Buy!
That’s a fantastic review of Netgear’s router! Our wifi in our home is okay. When there are more folks online, then it’s slower than usual. I do my work early in the morning or at lunch break so I get no wifi competition 🙂
Michelle Gwynn Jones
I’ve never suffered from lagging. But reading this article I realized just how many things are connected to my wifi – and wow, way too connected.
We upgrade our router after some issues. Best Buy has the greatest stuff!
I love Best Buy. This looks like a product we need in our house. I hate when wifi slows down, which is inevitable in our house when there are 5 people working at once!
Best Buy is great! I’m interested to see if it would actually be worth the purchase to use in a remote area with not the best internet speed. Thank you for sharing!
Best buy has so many items. I just bought my phone from there.
Kathy Kenny Ngo
I’d totally get that if it was available here. My business relies on the internet as well. It looks like a good investment.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
I shop at Best Buy all the time. I’ve found that I always find the best tech at the lowest price. You can’t beat that.
This looks like a great product. I will keep it in mind for when we need to upgrade.
I could use this router. Our connection slows down when all of our gadgets are connected. I will check this out.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
My kids will be online before I know it, so I bet my current router will slow down when they get online, too.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
We shop at Best Buy quite often. They have all of our tech needs there!