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PatrykZembold12
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Hello i would like to have tge best connection i can for gaming on my ps4 . Is the netgear nighthawk AC1900 a better routwr for gaming as i am thinking of swapping it with my suberhub 2ac?
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it wont make it "better" but it will ease the pain off the sh2 a little Smiley Happy




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Well the best connection will always be an Ethernet one, which should be the same with the Superhub or any other router.  I have the Netgear R7000 Nighhawk and have been using it for gaming on my PS3 & PS4 for nearly 2 years without any issues.  The consoles are both connected by Ethernet.  The Nighthawk does have a setting "Upstream QoS (Optimized for Gaming)" but I don't currently have it enabled.

I have never used the Superhub WiFi so I can't comment on how it compares with the Nighthawk, but I am very happy with the coverage and speeds I get.  I only use the WiFi for my iPad or my mobile and I get a good signal in every room of my house.  I think the Nighthawk's external antennas make a big difference.

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My setup: Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Superhub 2 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.
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couple days ago my brains started melting from port fowarding, triggering, DMZ, UPNP .to get my xbox working with SH3. It has worked with wired then started having issues. Had it working with wireless then this started having issues (NAT, multiplayer connectivity). I could handle it no more!

Went on Amazon and had a few minutes on a £20 quid off promotion they had going on the Nighthawk D7000 AC1900. I went for it not least cause it was on Prime. Installed it yesterday, and was blown over as everything works great from the get go and without messing around with ports - (I believe that was the original point of UPNP). From what I understand the UPNP standard is well written but lots of manufacturers have done a botch job. I believe Netgear makes the SH3 but perhaps cause the firmware is made bespoke for Virgin its a mess.

wireless connectivity seems pretty much the same as the SH3 

Hoping I have no more issues on the Virgin line for the duration of my contract. In case, i do decide to head off afterwards the router has a VDSL modem built in which means I just configure it to the new fibre service

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The Hub 3.0 (note they have dropped the super moniker) is not made by Netgear, the previous "super" hubs were made by Netgear and then had VM custom firmware installed making them lesser devices in most cases.

The Nighthawk is a good choice and mine has served me well for nearly two years.  No hassle with consoles so no need for any port forwarding.

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My setup: Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Superhub 2 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.

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