Smart WiFi Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

WiFi At The Speed Of Wow!

The future of home networking is here…and it’s fast! AC WiFi is the newest technology, perfectly matched to all the new AC capable mobile devices and laptops. And it’s perfectly compatible with your older WiFi devices, too. Get gigabit WiFi speeds and connect more devices..

Model: AC1450
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  • Next generation Gigabit WiFi speeds
  • Connect more devices throughout your home
  • USB 3.0 port—Up to 10 faster than USB 2.0
  • Perfect for online gaming and video streaming


Everything you need for a fast, fast, fast connected home. Next generation 11ac WiFi with dual band technology provides whole home coverage with Gigabit wired & wireless connections.

  • AC1450 WiFi—Up to 450+975 Mbps speeds

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

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming & video

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and AC1450 Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Range—For large homes


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—Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming

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


With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing.

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

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drives via one (1) USB 3.0 port & one (1) USB 2.0 port

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

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

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—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

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

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

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings


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

  • Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

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

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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1450 (450 Mbps + 975 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • Not applicable
Number of Ethernet ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
Key Features
  • Beamforming+—Faster, more reliable connections
  • Dual-Core 800MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity
  • USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster USB hard drive access
  • Best connectivity for dual band WiFi devices like iPad® /iPhone5®
  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 191 x 198.5 x 65 mm (7.5 x 7.79 x 2.55 in)
  • Weight: 430 g (0.94 lb)
Product Diagram
Package Contents
  • AC1450 Smart WiFi Router
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
  • Two (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
System Requirements
  • 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
  • Use laptop with 3x3 300 Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6300/5300, or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6200 for maximum performance

†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, 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.

‡Up to 975 Mbps wireless speed achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 3 x 3 devices.

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

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.

Download Apps For Smartphones & Tablets – iOS & Android

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

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  • 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