AC1900

Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router

Extreme Performance and Speeds

Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router

Model: R6900

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Extreme Performance and Speeds

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Get ready to game and stream with the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi router. With up to 1900 Mbps and 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.

As your laptops and mobile devices roam around the house, Beamforming+ follows you.

Speed

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—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-power 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

Voice Control - Using the Google Assistant, control your home network with voice commands

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

Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi
  • 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
  • Works with the Google Assistant - Control your home network using voice commands

Technical Specifications

  • WiFi Technology

    • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

  • Speed and Range

  • WiFi Performance

    • AC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)†

  • WiFi Range

    • 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 processor

    • High power amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage

    • Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM

    • Downstream & upstream QoS—Automatically recognizes & prioritizes applications

    • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer

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

    • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)

    • On/off LED lights option

    • Works with the Google Assistant - Control your home network using voice commands

  • 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

    • 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 (R6900v2)

    • Three (3) detachable antennas

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick install guide

    • Power adapter

  • 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 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.

Ideal Uses

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.

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!

NETGEAR genie App

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.

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NETGEAR Warranty

This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorised reseller.

* 90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorised reseller.