Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Dual Band WiFi Router

The Next Wave in WiFi

Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Dual Band WiFi Router

Model: R7500

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The Next Wave in WiFi

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

The Nighthawk X4 AC2350 WiFi Router with Quad-Stream X4 Architecture, delivers the single fastest WiFi connection, up to 1.73Gbps, and a combined speed of 2.33Gbps. With next generation Wave 2 WiFi, a 1.4GHz dual core processor, and features like Dynamic QoS, X4 delivers unmatched performance for gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity. MU-MIMO provides faster speeds for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices.

With speeds up to 2.33Gbps and next generation Wave 2 WiFi, Nighthawk X4 delivers the single fastest WiFi connection available.

Nighthawk X4 AC2350 WiFi Router with Quad-Stream architecture takes your WiFi to the next level.



Get the single fastest WiFi connection with X4 Architecture for a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.

World's Fastest WiFi—Up to 2.33Gbps combined WiFi speed for extreme gaming and streaming (600+1733 Mbps)

Quad Stream X4 Architecture —Single fastest WiFi connection

Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video

Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

Dual core processor—Dual Core 1.4GHz processor boosts wireless, wired, WAN-to-LAN, and network storage performance

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

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the Nighthawk X4 provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

Antennas—High-powered amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas

BEAMFORMING+—Boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections


There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections. With Nighthawk X4 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

Dynamic QoS—Delivers bandwidth prioritization by application and device

Beamforming+ — Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands


Sharing across your network is fun and easy. Anything from accessing stored photos and music to sharing a USB printer and keep everything safe by using the included FREE ReadySHARE Vault software for backing up Windows-based PCs.

ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive and printer via two (2) superspeed USB 3.0 ports, up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

eSATA port—Access to high-speed and high-capacity external hard drives

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

DLNA®—Find and play your media on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players

ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access and share a USB printer

Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new Nighthawk X4 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 and computers

NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network from a smartphone, tablet or computer

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

WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings

LED on/off—Easily turn router LED lights on or off


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 and secure access for guests

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

Open source support—Download open source firmware from

  • Quad-Stream AC2350 WiFi – up to 2.33Gbps (600+1733 Mbps)
  • Next generation Wave 2 WiFi
  • Multi-User MIMO technology for more throughput with simultaneously streamed data for multiple devices
  • Fastest available 1.4 GHz dual core processor
  • Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
  • Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA ports to connect external storage and enjoy fast, wireless access to high-capacity hard drives
  • Four high-performance external antennas and Beamforming+ for maximum range
  • Manage your home network with NETGEAR genie

X4 Architecture

Be ready for the next generation of WiFi and optimize bandwidth utilization. Introducing Quad-Stream X4 Architecture, delivering the single fastest WiFi connection available, up to 1.73Gbps, with a combined speed of 2.33Gbps.

Dynamic QoS

Reduce buffering and lag while gaming or streaming. Based on an advanced application and device aware prioritization technology, Dynamic QoS intelligently allocates bandwidth to the most important activities in your home.

Faster Router Processing

Make sure you have enough processing power to run all the network-heavy applications throughout your connected home. With an unmatched 1.4GHz dual core processor, you'll have unparalleled performance for gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity.

Storage via USB

The twin USB 3.0 ports and eSATA port provide speed and flexibility when you connect your external storage to your Nighthawk X4. Enjoy fast, wireless access to your high-capacity hard drives from anywhere. Then keep it safe with free ReadyShare Vault PC software and schedule automatic hassle-free backups to safeguard precious photos and files from any PC directly to the connected USB storage.

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.

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

  • Speed and Range

  • WiFi Performance

    • AC2350 (600 + 1733 Mbps)†

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

  • Number of USB Ports

    • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports

  • Number of eSATA Ports

    • One (1) eSATA port

  • Key Features

    • Quad-Stream AC2350 WiFi – up to 2.33Gbps (600 + 1733 Mbps)

    • Next generation Wave 2 WiFi

    • Multi-User MIMO technology for more throughput with simultaneously streamed data for multiple devices*

    • Fastest available 1.4GHz dual core processor

    • Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device

    • Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA ports for external storage

    • Four high-performance external antennas

    • Beamforming+ for more reliable connections

    • Memory: 128MB flash and 256MB RAM

    • ReadySHARE® USB to share your USB hard drive and printer

    • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)

    • On/off LED light switch

  • Security

    • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server

    • VPN support—secure remote access

    • Guest network access—separate and secure

    • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)

    • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)

    • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

  • Processor

    • 1.4GHz dual-core

  • Processor Technology

    • Qualcomm® Internet Processor delivers unprecedented processing power enables better multi-tasking performance to support the growing number of connected devices, content, apps and services.

    • Dual-core 1.4GHz processor is manages advanced apps and media content, leaving the traditional network functions to the dual-core 730 MHz packet processing engine.

    • Faster media and storage –Supports the latest media and storage interfaces for enhanced network services.

  • Memory

    • 128MB flash and 256MB RAM

  • 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)

  • Product Diagram

  • Package Content

    • Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (R7500v2)

    • Four (4) detachable antennas

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick install guide

    • Power adapter

  • Standards

    • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports

    • One (1) eSATA port

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

    • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz

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

  • 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

†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 1733 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 600 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733 Mbps devices.

Qualcomm is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated and is used with permission. Qualcomm Internet Processors are products of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. Registered marks owned by QUALCOMM Incorporated and are registered in the United States and may be registered in other countries.

*MU-MIMO feature only available on R7500v2

Ideal Uses

Intensify your game play and reduce lag

Nighthawk X4 offers extreme WiFi speed for gaming—up to 2.33Gbps. The dual core 1.4GHz processor boosts WiFi, wired, and WAN-to-LAN performance, while Dynamic QoS prioritizes Internet traffic by application and device for lag-free gaming. Powerful amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas give you greater WiFi range throughout large homes and even backyards, while Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals for better connections.

Enjoy uninterrupted streaming

Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media for everyone in your home. Nighthawk X4 delivers the single fastest available WiFi connection to any one device and a total of 2.33Gbps. With Quad-Stream X4 Architecture you’ll enjoy the ability to stream multiple HD videos at the same time. Dynamic QoS prioritizes your WiFi bandwidth by application, such as Netflix as well as by device for smoother streaming. Stream your own media by connecting a storage device to one of the USB 3.0 or eSATA ports and access it from anywhere.

Maximize your range for all mobile devices

Quad-Stream X4 Architecture dramatically increases WiFi range for mobile devices. MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices. Beamforming+ boosts speed and range, while Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization optimizes your Internet speed for gaming and streaming. Powerful amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas give you greater WiFi range throughout large homes and even backyards.

Simplify your access with network storage

The Nighthawk X4 offers cutting-edge features and benefits to make storing your data and sharing your media simple and seamless. Twin USB 3.0 ports and one eSATA port offer faster access to stored media. Free backup software for Windows® computers automatically safeguards your files and the built-in DLNA®-ready server lets you find and play your stored media on TVs and game consoles.

Network Control … At Your Fingertips

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.

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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

Download Apps For Smartphones & Tablets

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

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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