Upgrading our WORST Wifi Setup - NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router Showcase

  • Published: 14 June 2019
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    We drove all the way out to Colton’s house to upgrade his WIFI with networking hardware from NETGEAR, including the XR500 router and Nighthawk X6S Mesh Extender.

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Comments • 4 226

  • CDubs HasIt
    CDubs HasIt  2 hours back

    I absolutely love the Nighthawk... I especially love the geo-filter option. I’m not playing with Greg in Mozambique anymore lol

    • Mario Perez
      Mario Perez  6 hours back

      Xfinity charges more then $1 per mb/s so I’m stuck with 15mbps :(

      • Sithus1966
        Sithus1966  22 hours back

        Make ID "FBI surveillance van" just to mess with people.

        • Talon Vaughn
          Talon Vaughn  1 days back

          I pay 145 a month from a local company. The satellite is literally pointing at the tower less than .5 mile away. Im suposed to get 50mbs but I dont. Looking into someone else. How does this work for Xbox?

          • MisterXAirsoft
            MisterXAirsoft  1 days back

            hate my neighbors 😂😂😂

            • John Lister
              John Lister  2 days back

              I was shocked to read these comments and see how fast and cheap other people's internet is. I'm in southern Utah and pay $75 a month for 2-3 Mbps down.

              • Conrad2215
                Conrad2215  3 days back

                He looks like chicken little

                • Astron
                  Astron  3 days back

                  Stop staying Colton

                  • Astron
                    Astron  3 days back

                    I am bothered my name is Colton

                    • xMavz
                      xMavz  4 days back

                      What modem is he using

                      I need help with modem I don't know if I need one or not for xr500

                      • Me 2
                        Me 2  4 days back

                        U know u can move a fridge right?

                        • gsweater
                          gsweater  4 days back

                          His house is a complete shithole.

                          • Aayush Dotiya
                            Aayush Dotiya  5 days back

                            Cries in my 12Mbps

                          • MAGIUS2013
                            MAGIUS2013  5 days back

                            I HAZ THIS ROUTER......I MARRIED IT

                            • Anthony Chua
                              Anthony Chua  5 days back


                              • Fuzzy Johnson
                                Fuzzy Johnson  5 days back

                                Sounds like Mrs. Colton needs a side-piece. Colton is gaming, Netflix is broken and Mrs. Colton is still satisfied. Everyone is happy.

                                • shugabear35
                                  shugabear35  5 days back

                                  My only question is after purchasing the router is there a monthly fee? LIke how overpriced At&t does people.

                                  • Helen Nguyen
                                    Helen Nguyen  6 days back

                                    "in 2019, this list helped me decide for the best gaming router *scafe.shop/bgr2019?i2* hope it helps you out too!"

                                    • Zach Rowe
                                      Zach Rowe  6 days back

                                      Where are you people living that you can only get 5mbps? That seems 3rd world .

                                      • Syngos
                                        Syngos  6 days back

                                        Why does Colton have no eyebrows?

                                        • RedEyeJedi
                                          RedEyeJedi  1 weeks back

                                          What about PS4 pro I have a x10 nighthawk hooked to my 1gb xfinity router and I get 70 to 100 ping while playing Black Ops 4 on Ps4 pro is that good ping or bad. But when I'm downloading games they download within 5 minutes.

                                          • random0bat
                                            random0bat  1 weeks back

                                            Nice shill buddy. NETGEAR manufactures terrible routers with even worse firmware/support.

                                            • Derpy BOOPER
                                              Derpy BOOPER  1 weeks back

                                              I’m looking into this router right now and have no experience with any of this. Would I need to pay a monthly fee for this router?

                                              • Bill A
                                                Bill A  1 weeks back

                                                Before even watching this video, how did I guess that Colton has once of those "racing" chairs?? Cuz all duchy gamers/youtubers do. lol

                                                • jandegrote1
                                                  jandegrote1  1 weeks back

                                                  Reading this comments while sitting at 500/500 up and down

                                                  • Krish the Fish
                                                    Krish the Fish  1 weeks back

                                                    Me sitting next to my door of my room instead if my desk cuz my wifi is less than one mb/s at my desk :(

                                                    • Hawkeye312457
                                                      Hawkeye312457  1 weeks back

                                                      Tenda AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router, High Speed Wireless Internet Router with Smart App, MU-MIMO for Home (AC6) is this a good router? I live in an apt and have a slow connection when gaming. Please help

                                                      • paramand singh
                                                        paramand singh  1 weeks back

                                                        I have a gaming console and a lot family members that uses the internet. When I am on my console , the internet becomesslow and it disconnects me from the internet. What router should I get and extender ?

                                                        • Paige
                                                          Paige  1 weeks back

                                                          i'm watching this in 240p rn bc of wifi

                                                          • Paige
                                                            Paige  1 weeks back

                                                            i get 600 kbs

                                                            • Donified GamingTM
                                                              Donified GamingTM  1 weeks back

                                                              "100MBPS IS ACCEPTABLE"

                                                              *CRIES IN H+*

                                                              • Andrew Fehrsen
                                                                Andrew Fehrsen  2 weeks back

                                                                2nd ‘ *less than’ incorrect. Linus was saying he DOESNT want to play on any servers further than 1000km. Which is correct

                                                                • Luke
                                                                  Luke  2 weeks back

                                                                  My internet isn’t even 1 mbps

                                                                  • Morty
                                                                    Morty  2 weeks back

                                                                    AC 1750 Nighthawk is more than enough for anyone looking for personal home internet anything more is extreme overkill.

                                                                    • Powyr.
                                                                      Powyr.  2 weeks back

                                                                      0:43 you spelled twitch wrong.

                                                                      • ro63rto
                                                                        ro63rto  2 weeks back

                                                                        Damn, I wish I had a 10th of the speeds he was getting!
                                                                        The sky sr102 we have currently giving us between 3 & 8 Mbps 😭😭😭

                                                                        • Lynn Mckenney
                                                                          Lynn Mckenney  2 weeks back

                                                                          What TV is that @ 2:28?

                                                                          • Not in Gb
                                                                            Not in Gb  2 weeks back

                                                                            colton sucks tho

                                                                            • Luis Carvalho
                                                                              Luis Carvalho  2 weeks back

                                                                              why not use a powerline to conect the tv?

                                                                              • GamerHD555
                                                                                GamerHD555  2 weeks back

                                                                                I live in the UK and we have Virgin Media. I get 380mbps down and 37mbps up over ethernet but since the router is downstairs and I'm upstairs, well the signal is really bad and it's a known issue with the Virgin Hub 3.0 to have bad range. Might have to consider getting one of the NETGEAR routers lol

                                                                                • greg k
                                                                                  greg k  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Maybe you can help me I am hard wired to my console and pc but still have moderate connections please help

                                                                                  • Joel Wallin
                                                                                    Joel Wallin  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Finish the unboxing of that Samsung TV by removing the plastic foil screen protector. You can clearly see air bubbles all over the screen 😕
                                                                                    Pro tip!

                                                                                    • Peanut Mule
                                                                                      Peanut Mule  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Can you do mine? I get 1 mb/s download 0.2 upload

                                                                                      • Tina Carson
                                                                                        Tina Carson  2 weeks back

                                                                                        100mbps 😩

                                                                                        • Okybu
                                                                                          Okybu  2 weeks back

                                                                                          So wait, I can just go buy an amazingly new gaming router and my WiFi will literally increase by 8%

                                                                                          • Kyler Vasfaret
                                                                                            Kyler Vasfaret  2 weeks back

                                                                                            It was even more. It was 8% more than what it is "supposed to be" not 8% more than what his crap stock router was putting out. Which was probably less than what he pays for

                                                                                        • Lego Star Wars Obi-Wan
                                                                                          Lego Star Wars Obi-Wan  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I feel rich seeing all those comments crying over 5 mbps upload while I get 80.

                                                                                        • David Rodriguez
                                                                                          David Rodriguez  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I have a Nighthawk XR500. its a great router

                                                                                          • cclevel45
                                                                                            cclevel45  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I live in the city and I get 2mb down 🙄😥😪😪