Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Top-Tier Speeds and Reliability

Get top combined WiFi speeds of up to 1.9Gbps with AC1900 in this 2-in-1 CableLabs DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem and WiFi Router. Ensure uninterrupted HD video streaming with industry's first 24x8 channel bonding giving you the fastest download speeds, up to 960Mbps even during peak hours. Save up to $120 a year* by eliminating Internet service provider rental fees. Ideal for fastest Internet cable services like Comcast XFINITY® Blast/Extreme and Time Warner Cable® Maxx data plans.

Model: C7000
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  • Fastest cable modem router available with AC1900 WiFi – speeds up to 1.9 Gbps
  • Powerful 1.6GHz combined processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
  • Two-in-One—Cable Modem and WiFi Router combo
  • No equipment rental fees – save up to $120 a year*
  • One of the best cable modem routers for Comcast XFINITY® Blast, Comcast XFINITY® Extreme or Time Warner Cable® Maxx
  • 24x8 Channel Bonding enables up to 960 Mbps‡ download speeds

Channel Bonding

During rush hour, traffic on a highway can become slow and congested; it’s the same for the Internet. Cable Internet providers use data channels to deliver the Internet to your home. These channels, like lanes on a highway, get congested during peak hours and your Internet access can slow down. However, having more channels on your modem router is like adding lanes to the highway. The more channels you have the faster you go. The Nighthawk WiFi Cable Modem Router supports industry-leading 24 downstream channels. So relax and enjoy super-fast and reliable Internet speeds even during peak hours.

Top Tier Dual Band Performance

If you want to enjoy the top speed tiers from your cable provider, you're going to need modem router that's approved by your provider to handle large volumes of data. Ideal for the fastest Internet cable services like Comcast XFINITY® Blast/Extreme and Time Warner Cable® Maxx data plans, Nightawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router is approved and delivers best-in-class performance with up to 1.9Gbps, first-ever 24x8 channel bonding, and powerful 1.6GHz combined processor. Get blazing fast Internet with while saving up to $120 a year on rental fees with this 2-in-1 cable modem and router.

Technology and Features

Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router is packed with technologies and features so you can game and stream without fear of lost connections or slow-down. Nighthawk features 1.6GHz combined processor, 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and USB port. And with first-ever 24x8 channel bonding, you'll maintain your connection speed even during peak hours, and technologies like Beamforming+ improves range and reliablity so you can roam freely and keep stay connected.

ReadyShare® USB — Ready to Store and Share

ReadySHARE® USB opens up a powerful set of convenient features like USB storage access and streaming media. Connect a USB storage device to the USB port and enjoy high-speed access via WiFi. With ReadySHARE USB you can play, view, listen to, and share your videos, photos, and music on connected TVs, game consoles, or media players.

Better Processors

What could you do with more speed? More power? With a 1.6GHz combined processor, the Nighthawk C7000 delivers faster WiFi speed, faster wired speed, faster USB access speed, and faster WAN-to-LAN speeds meaning faster overall network speeds than ever before. So go ahead and put this network to the test in your home.

802.11ac Speed

Get more the ultimate in WiFi for your home network. Enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience - up to 1.9Gbps.

  • EXTREMELY FAST WIFI—Up to 1.9 Gpbs combined WiFi speed for extreme gaming and streaming

  • DOCSIS 3.0—Up to 24 times faster cable Internet speeds than 2.0

  • CHANNEL BONDING—Extremely fast cable Internet speeds during peak hours

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

  • GIGABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming & video

  • PROCESSOR—1.6GHz combined processor boosts wireless, wired, and WAN-to-LAN

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router proivdes WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • ULTIMATE RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

  • BEAMFORMING+—Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections

  • ANTENNAS—High-powered amplifiers & three dual band internal antennas


There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections. With the Nighthawk Cable Modem Router advanced features and best-in-class WiFi technology, you’ll reduce interference and enjoy more reliable connections.

  • SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

  • BEAMFORMING+—Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections


Sharing across your network is fun & easy, anything from accessing stored data, media, photos & music to wireless printing.

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

  • READYSHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive & printer

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new Nighthawk Modem Roter faster than ever. NETGEAR makes sure installation and management is simple and easy, so you can connect quickly and stay that way.

  • EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

  • NETGEAR GENIE® APP—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network

  • PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • WIFI ON/OFF—Convenient power savings


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.

  • PARENTAL CONTROLS—Web site filtering for all your connected devices

  • GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests

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

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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router
WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
  • 24x8 CableLabs® DOCSIS® 3.0 Verified Modem
WiFi Performance
  • AC1900 (600 Mbps + 1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Four (4) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports
Number of USB Ports
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
Key Features
  • Built-in high-speed DOCSIS® 3.0 24x8 Channel Bonding Cable Modem
  • 24 downstream and 8 upstream channels
  • AC1900 (600 Mbps @2.4GHz with 256 QAM support +1300 Mbps @5GHz 11ac)†
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • Beamforming+—For more reliable connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands
  • Powerful 1.6GHz combined processor
  • Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
  • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
  • IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6) access USB storage
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Product Diagram
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router Specs
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 9.66 x 8.31 x 1.7 in
  • Net Weight: 0.355 lb (161 g)1.6 lb
Package Content
  • Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
  • Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
System Requirements
  • Cable broadband Internet service
  • Check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility
  • Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 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

*Based on a typical monthly equipment rental fee of $10 per month.

†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 traffic, interference, and building construction may lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1900 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps. Up to 1900 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1900 Mbps devices.

‡Maximum rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards.

Customer-owned modems may not be compatible with certain cable networks. Please check with your cable provider to confirm this NETGEAR modem is allowed on your cable network.

This product not compatible with Cable bundled voice services.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller


Gaming and Streaming

With the AC1900 WiFi, powerful 1.6GHz combined processor, Beamforming+, and 24x8 channel bonding you'll enjoy more seamless gaming and streaming with reduced lag and buffering. When you want the best modem router to handle all your high-bandwidth Internet activities, Nighthawk has you covered.

Easy Access to Your Stored Media

Access and share your media withReadySHARE® USB. Simply plug an external storage device into the USB port and you can see your photos and videos, or listen to your music on connected TVs, game consoles, or media players.



Lose the XFINITY / Time Warner Cable Lease

Is your cable ISP charging you every month just to use their modem? Reduce your bill and bring-your-own-modem. With Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router, you'll see improved performance and can save up to $120 a year.

  • "This was easily my favorite 2-in-1 I’ve tested, not just because it was consistent but because it will allow a lot of upgrade-room for users and the Genie software makes troubleshooting or customizing a breeze."

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