AC1900

Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Accelerate your WiFi

Got game? Well, this is the router for you! Built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind, this next generation gigabit WiFi router has a 1GHz dual core processor and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. With Beamforming+ and built in high powered amplifiers and external antennas, get ready for the extreme! Nighthawk also has you covered even when you're away from home. Features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD®, OpenVPN, and Kwilt app support help you manage your network, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere.

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  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Prioritized bandwidth for streaming videos or music
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Manage home network and provide guest access remotely using NETGEAR genie®
  • NEW & IMPROVED FEATURES: OpenVPN access on mobile devices, and Kwilt integration

Built for Gaming, Streaming and Mobility

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router was built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds. With the powerful 1GHz dual core processor and advanced upstream QoS for XBox® and other game consoles, Nighthawk can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection. Nighthawk also has downstream QoS and is optimized for streaming applications like YouTube®, Netflix®, and others, so you can enjoy uninterrupted video streaming with limited buffering. And with features like high performance external antennas, and Beamforming+, you can enhance your mobile speeds by up to 100%, so you can roam freely throughout your home without fear of slow or dropped connections. 

Simple and Secure Cloud Storage

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR® Nighthawk WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive and Dropbox® without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCLOUD mobile app or web portal, you’ll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home… it’s that easy! 

Safeguard your Files with No Worry Backups

FREE ReadyShare Vault PC software it there for you to schedule automatic hassle-free backups to safeguard precious photos and files from any PC directly to the connected USB storage. ReadyShare Vault is FREE to download and use with your Nighthawk.

Share and Access Your Photos

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage for anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home. And now with the latest Kwilt integration you can not only access all your photos stored on social media, but you can now add your external USB storage device connected to Nighthawk as a source of pictures, so you can search, index and share all of your photos from your iOS Kwilt app.


To learn more about how NETGEAR and Kwilt work together, visit http://www.kwilt.it/netgear/

Speed

Accelerate your WiFi and enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • World's fastest WiFi—Up to 600+1300Mbps

  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming & video

  • Dual core processor—Dual Core 1GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Ultimate Range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

  • Antennas—High-powered amplifiers with 3 external antennas

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous dual band—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

  • Advanced QoS—Downstream & upstream QoS automatically recognizes & prioritizes streaming & gaming applications

  • Airtime fairness — Prevents network lag when slower devices connect

  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands

Sharing

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing. And make sure you keep it safe by using the included ReadySHARE Vault application for backing up Windows-based PCs. For Mac OS® users, back-up using Apple® Time Machine.

  • DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB ports

  • One superspeed USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access— Enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

  • ReadySHARE Vault—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

  • Time Machine—Automatic Mac backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

  • iTunes® compatible—Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay or Apple Remote

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

  • Easy install— Easier installation to upgrade to AC WiFi with your service provider gateway and setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones & computers

  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network anytime, anywhere

  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings

Security

Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • VPN support—Secure access to your home network when away from home

  • Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

  • Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

  • Open source support—Download open source firmware from www.myopenrouter.com

  • Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

Product Number
R7000
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NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart Dual Band WiFi
WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
Beamforming
  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
Key Features
  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps† speeds
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Advanced features for lag-free gaming
  • Prioritized bandwidth for streaming videos or music
  • Now with NETGEAR genie® with remote access
  • Implicit and Explict Beamforming improves range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
  • High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage
  • Upstream & downstream QoS for best gaming & video streaming experience
  • Airtime fairness prevents network lag when slower devices connect
  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device
  • Using Kwilt, view and share all your photos from social media and now from your Nighthawk Router attached USB storage
  • Now with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android, securely access your home network from your mobile device.
  • Free automatic backup software for Windows® PC & Time Machine® compatible for Macs
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • On/off LED lights option
Security
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Processor
  • 1GHz dual-core
Memory
  • 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in (285 x 184.5 x 50 mm)
  • Weight: 1.65 lbs (750 g)
Product Diagram
Package Contents
  • Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
  • Three (3) detachable antennas
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
Standards
  • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

†Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trac, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.

The Innovation Design and Engineering Award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.

    24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.

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Gaming For the Win.

Avoid character freezing and enjoy lag-free gaming with the ultimate in 11AC speed and performance. Nighthawk delivers AC1900 WiFi, a powerful dual core 1GHz processor and advanced upstream QoS for optimized game play on consoles like the XBox®. When microseconds count, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. For the win.

Streaming Unlimited HD

Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media. With features like downstream QoS, Beamforming+ and built-in iTunes® server you'll begin to stream like you mean it. Access your stored media quickly with USB 3.0 and keep it safe with free automatic backup software for PCs and Time Machine® compatible for Macs.

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Mobile Up to 100% Faster

Improve your mobile WiFi speeds by up to 100% with Nighthawk! High-powered amplifiers & antennas help extend WiFi coverage throughout large homes and even backyards. For the first time Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals to both 2.4 and 5GHz devices. With signals locked onto your device, experience what it really means to be mobile!

Your Game Just Got Better

For the PC gamer looking to get the best streaming game experience, NETGEAR offers optimized NVIDIA GameStream-Ready WiFi routers. These NETGEAR AC WiFi routers deliver lag-free, high-performance game streaming from GeForce® GTX-powered PCs or NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming systems giving you the best game play experience available.

For more information, visit http://shield.nvidia.com/

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Network Control So Easy...It's Like Magic

NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. More than six million downloads of the genie App lets users easily monitor, connect & control their home network from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device or the user manual below.

With Remote access, Magic follows you while away from home

Now, genie can now be accessed even when you are away from home! With genie remote feature, some routers can be managed from anywhere, anytime – you can provide easy guest access, look at the network map, even reboot your router – all while you are away.

See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.

  • NETGEAR genie app allows you to control your wifi network on your smartphone or tablet.

Download Apps For Smartphones & Tablets – iOS & Android

Here's what you can do with your genie app...

(See list of supported routers)

  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint® compatible to print from an iPad® or iPhone®
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • Parental controls—Manage web filtering and accessibility by profiles or devices
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • For PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, & Android® devices
  • "One of the top 802.11ac routers currently on the market for heavy-duty throughput tasks." "Sharp design. Great throughput at 5GHz. Excellent range. Wonderful QoS"

    PC Mag Editor's Choice Award

  • "The Router Ranker results ... show the NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk in the #1 position"

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  • "Cutting-edge speeds, user-friendly GUI and a competitive price."

    Legit Reviews Editor's Choice

  • "The Netgear Nighthawk is more than just a router. It defines a whole new class of 'smart' devices."

    TechnoBuffalo Editor's Choice

  • "Performance of the Netgear Nighthawk was stunning to say the least."

    TweakTown Editor's Choice

  • "The stunning wireless performance of Netgear's new hardware has made me a convert."

    Polygon

  • Check out another great review for the Nighthawk from Network World

    Network World

  • "Remember when routers were boring? Just some little box that sat there and moved data around and not much else. Slowly routers have become more intelligent, and the Nighthawk from Netgear just may be the most intelligent one yet."

    TechnoBuffalo

  • Nighthawk has received the Power Award. See why PC Powerplay Magazine ranked Nighthawk 9 out of 10.

    PC PowerPlay