802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
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. Using Amazon Alexa, control your home network with voice commands.
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 Dynamic 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.
If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you'll benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.
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!
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.
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/
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
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
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
Dynamic QoS—Intelligently prioritizes video streaming and gaming
Airtime fairness — Prevents network lag when slower devices connect
Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands
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™
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
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
†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. 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
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 Dynamic QoS which helps prioritize gaming traffic over other content. When microseconds count, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. For the win.
Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media. With features like Dynamic 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.
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!
With the new look-and-feel and ease-of-use of NETGEAR genie, managing your router is fun. NETGEAR genie now supports a single sign-on (SSO) feature that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts. Easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share and stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device.
When you enable the remote access feature, you can access your network through NETGEAR genie even when away from home. With genie remote features, all you need is your tablet or smartphone to diagnose and repair network issues, provide guest access, look at the network map, and even reboot your router.
See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.
NEW FEATURE - Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands by using Amazon Alexa™ and the NETGEAR Skill.
(See list of supported routers)
App Store | Google Play | DOWNLOAD PC | MAC
NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network.
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"The stunning wireless performance of Netgear's new hardware has made me a convert."
Check out another great review for the Nighthawk from 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."
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