AC2400

Nighthawk AC2400 Smart WiFi Router

Nighthawk AC2400 Smart WiFi Router

Model: AC2400

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802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

The Nighthawk® AC2400 WiFi router delivers combined speeds up to 2.4Gbps to efficiently handle high-speed connections for all your streaming and gaming needs. Using Multi-User MIMO technology, this router delivers fast speeds to multiple users in your family as they stream movies, play online games, listen to music, and more at the same time. Powered by a dual-core processor, Nighthawk AC2400 is built to handle heavy network traffic providing enough bandwidth required for your devices and applications. Nighthawk App makes it easy for you to install your router and get quick access to your network information.

Speed

Speed

Enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

SUPER-FAST WIFI—Up to 2.4Gbps

GIGABIT WIFI—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

GIGABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming & video

DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR—Boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance

MU-MIMO - Go faster by simultaneously streaming to multiple devices

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.

EXTREME RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

ANTENNAS—Three (3) external antennas for improved coverage

Reliable Connections

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—Prevent network lag when slower devices connect

Beamforming+—Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections for 2.4 & 5GHz

Sharing

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing. And enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anywhere with ReadyCLOUD.

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

READYSHARE® USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via the USB port

ONE SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 PORT—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

READYCLOUD® USB ACCESS—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

Ease of Use

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.

NIGHTHAWK APP—Easily set up and monitor your home network

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 & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

VPN SUPPORT —Secure access to your home network

GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests

SECURE WIFI CONNECTIONS—Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i,128-bit AES encryption with PSK)

PERSONAL FTP SERVER—Customized free URL to create FTP server

  • AC2400 WiFi - Up to 2.4Gbps (600Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz)
  • MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Advanced QoS for lag-free gaming and smoother streaming
  • Dual-core processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
  • Better range with three amplifiers & external antennas
  • USB 3.0 for up to 10 times faster access to your stored media than USB 2.0
  • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure access to USB storage connected to your Nighthawk® WiFi Router

Go Faster on Gaming, Streaming and Mobile

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2400 Smart WiFi Router is built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds. With the powerful dual-core processor, MU-MIMO and Advanced QoS, this Nighthawk router can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection. Enjoy uninterrupted video streaming for streaming applications like YouTube®, Netflix®, and others. And with features like high performance external antennas, and Beamforming+, you can enhance your mobile speeds, so you can roam freely throughout your home without fear of slow or dropped connections.

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)

Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.


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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! 

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

  • WiFi Performance

    • AC2400 (600Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz

  • WiFi Range

    • Very large homes

  • WiFi Band

    • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz

  • Beamforming

    • Beamforming+—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections

  • Number of Ethernet Ports

    • Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • Number of USB Ports

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

  • Key Features

    • Fast WiFi for your devices—up to 2.4Gbps

    • MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices

    • Advanced QoS for lag-free gaming and smoother streaming

    • Dual-core processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance

    • Better range with three amplifiers & external antennas

    • USB 3.0 for up to 10 times faster access to your stored media than USB 2.0

    • Nighthawk App—Get the most out of your router performance with customized settings

    • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure access to USB storage connected to your Nighthawk® WiFi Router

    • Free backup software for Windows® based computers & Time Machine® support for Mac® computers to automatically safeguard your files

    • DLNA® server to find and play your media on TVs and game consoles

    • iTunes® server to play your USB-stored music using iTunes or Apple Remote Desktop

  • Security

    • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server

    • VPN support—Secure remote access

    • Guest network access—Separate & secure

    • Standards-based WiFi security (802.11i,128-bit AES encryption with PSK)

    • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)

  • Processor

    • Dual-core

  • Memory

    • 128MB flash and 256MB RAM

  • Product Diagram

  • Physical Specifications

    • Dimensions: 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in (285 x 184.5 x 50 mm)

    • Weight: 1.65 lb (750 g)

  • Package Content

    • Nighthawk® AC2400 Smart WiFi Router (AC2400)

    • Three (3) detachable antennas

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick start guide

    • Power adapter, localized to country of sale

  • Standards

    • One (1) USB 3.0 port

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz + 256 QAM support

    • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz

    • Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • System Requirements

    • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, 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 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.

Ideal Uses

Gaming for the Win.

Enjoy lag-free gaming and smooth frame rates with top 11AC speed and performance. Nighthawk delivers AC2400 WiFi, with MU-MIMO, a powerful dual-core processor and advanced QoS which helps prioritize gaming traffic over other content. Go faster and farther on performance and game play.

Smoother HD Streaming.

Enjoy uninterrupted high definition video streaming without buffering. With increased speeds, 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.

Faster on Mobile.

Improve your mobile WiFi speeds by with Nighthawk routers. 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!

Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App (formerly Up app) makes it easy to set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. With the app, you can install your router in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test, setup smart parental controls and much more.

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.