AC2600

Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

The Next Wave in WiFi

Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

Model: R7400

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The Next Wave in WiFi

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

The Nighthawk® AC2600 Smart WiFi Router supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. Get larger WiFi coverage while reducing dead spots with Beamforming+, built-in high powered amplifiers and external antennas. Easily setup your home WiFi and access and control your router from anywhere using the Nighthawk App.

Speed

Speed

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

EXTREME WIFI SPEEDS—AC WiFi 2600Mbps (800Mbps + 1733Mbps)

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

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5 GIGABIT PORTS—Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections

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 large homes

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS—Three (3) external antennas extend strong and reliable WiFi signals over larger area

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.

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

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

  • AC2600 WiFi—Up to 2.6Gbps (800Mbps 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—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 to automatically safeguard your files
  • Airtime Fairness® prevents network lag when slower devices connect

Go Faster on Gaming, Streaming and Mobile

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2600 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

    • AC2600 (800Mbps 2.4GHz + 1733Mbps 5GHz)

  • WiFi Range

    • 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

    • Extreme WiFi speed for gaming—up to 2600Mbps

    • 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 to automatically safeguard your files

    • Airtime Fairness® prevents network lag when slower devices connect

  • 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)

    • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

  • 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: 1.65lb (750g)

  • Package Content

    • Nighthawk® R7400 Smart WiFi Router (R7400)

    • 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 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with future standards.

MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO.

Ideal Uses

Gaming for the Win.

Enjoy lag-free gaming and smooth frame rates with top 11AC speed and performance. Nighthawk delivers AC2600 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 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 and much more.

NETGEAR Warranty

This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.

Extend your warranty & technical support within 90 days of product purchase [US only]. Visit: prosupport.netgear.com/home