AC1900

Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Extreme Performance and Speeds

Get ready to game and stream with the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi router. With up to 1900 Mbps and a 1GHz dual core processor, you'll be ready to support all your activities online. Beamforming+ and external antennas deliver range to spare so you can stay connected throughout your home. ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere.

Model: R6900
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  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Advanced features for lag-free gaming
  • Prioritized bandwidth for streaming videos or music
  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Free PC backup software
  • Now with NETGEAR genie® with remote access

Speed

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

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk AC1900 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

Reliability

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 — Prevents network lag when slower devices connect

  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands

Sharing

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos and 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 and 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 and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

  • 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

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— 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

Security

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

  • 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

Product Number
R6900
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
Beamforming
  • Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
Number of USB Ports
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port
Key Features
  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps† speeds
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • Implicit and Explict Beamforming improves range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
  • Powerful dual core 1GHz processor
  • High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage
  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi
  • Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
  • Downstream & upstream QoS—Automatically recognizes & prioritizes applications
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage connected to your Nighthawk WiFi Router anytime, anywhere
  • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/off LED lights option
Security
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—secure remote access
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Processor
  • 1GHz dual-core
Memory
  • 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in (285 x 184.5 x 50 mm)
  • Weight: 1.65 lbs (750 g)
Product Diagram
Package Contents
  • Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R6900)
  • Three (3) detachable antennas
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install 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) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(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. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices. 2.4GHz performance mode requires 256QAM support on WiFi client.

NETGEAR Warranty

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

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Gaming For the Win.

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 advanced upstream QoS for optimized game play on consoles like the XBox®. When microseconds count, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. For the win.

Easy Upgrade.

Easily upgrade to 802.11ac WiFi even if you can’t replace your existing service provider gateway. Now Nighthawk supports installation wizard to help detect the service provider gateway and help you choose the best installation mode- router or Access Point for your home.

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Streaming Unlimited HD

Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media. With features like downstream 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.

Mobile Up to 100% Faster

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!

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Network Control So Easy...It's Like Magic

NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. Installation is almost effortless - just by opening a browser, genie helps you setup your NETGEAR WiFi Router & connect all of your WiFi devices. Genie also allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your 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 Apps For Smartphones & Tablets – iOS & Android

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

  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint® compatible to print from an iPad® or iPhone®
  • MyMedia—Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • Turbo-Transfer—Quickly transfer files within your home network across various devices 40% faster than normal file transfers
  • For PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, & Android devices