Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

MX48616 Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
MX48616 Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Product Info

The Nighthawk Difference - R7000

  • Beamforming+ improves range & performance
  • High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage
  • Upstream & downstream QoS for best gaming & video streaming experience
  • Free automatic backup software for Windows® PC & Time Machine® compatible for Macs

1Ghz Dual Core Processor


Enjoy lag-free gaming with the ultimate in AC speed & performance. Nighthawk delivers AC1900 WiFi, a powerful dual core 1GHz processor, & advanced upstream QoS for optimized game play on consoles like the XBox®. When microseconds count, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. For the win.

Lag free gaming

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 & Time Machine® compatible for Macs.

Using the Internet

Improve your mobile WiFi speeds by up to 100- with Nighthawk! High-powered amplifiers & antennas help extend WiFi coverage throughout large homes & even backyards. Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals to WiFi devices. With signals locked onto your device, experience what it really means to be mobile!

Mobile WiFi

Get the fastest WiFi currently available & enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

AC1900 WIFI WORLD’S FASTEST WIFI—up to 600 + 1300‡ Mbps†

GIGABIT WIFI GIGABIT WIFI—Next generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

GIGABIT WIRED GIGABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming & video

DUAL PROCESSOR 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 Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

ULTIMATE RANGE ULTIMATE RANGE—WiFi coverage throughout your home

ANTENNAS ANTENNAS—High-powered amplifiers with 3 external antennas

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 SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

ADVANCED QoS ADVANCED QoS—Downstream & upstream QoS automatically recognizes & prioritizes streaming & gaming applications

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

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!

icon - EASY INSTALL EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

icon - NETGEAR GENIE APPNETGEAR GENIE® APP—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network

icon - PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

icon - WIFI & POWER ON_OFF WIFI & POWER ON/OFF— Convenient power savings

Maintain the highest security across your network to 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 VPN SUPPORT—Secure access to your home network

PARENTAL CONTROLS PARENTAL CONTROLS—Web filtering for all your connected devices

GUEST NETWORK ACCESS GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests


MYROUTER SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE SUPPORT—Download open source firmware from

FTP PERSONAL FTP SERVER—Customized free URL to create FTP server

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing. And make sure you keep it safe by using the included ReadySHARE Vault application for backing up Windows-based PCs. For Mac OS® users, back-up using Apple® Time Machine.

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

icon - ReadySHARE USB ACCESS ReadySHARE® USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB ports


icon - ReadySHARE PRINTER ReadySHARE® PRINTER—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

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

TIME MACHINE TIME MACHINE—Automatic Mac backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

ITUNES iTunes® COMPATIBLE—Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay or Apple Remote™

Unlike typical Wi-Fi routers that just blast the Wi-Fi signals in all directions, with Beamforming+ the router & device communicate with each other, so the router can directly beam the Wi-Fi signal to the device. The result is a stronger, faster, more reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is moved around the home.

  • Focuses WiFi signals from the wireless router to WiFi devices like smartphones, tablets & laptops
  • Automatic signal management checks with your device to keep WiFi signal at its optimal strength
  • Designed for home environments to support multiple WiFi device connections for highest quality
  • Extends WiFi coverage, reduces deadspots, & boosts signal strength
  • Beamforming+ boosts speed & range for the newest 802.11ac WiFi devices like Macbook Air® & Samsung® Galaxy S4


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.

  • 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


† 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 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 bit QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 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


Standards Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 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
Technical Specifications AC1900 (600 Mbps @ 2.4GHz with 256 QAM support + 1300 Mbps @ 5GHz 11ac)†
Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
Beamforming+—For more reliable connections
Powerful dual core 1GHz processor
High-power amplifiers—three (3) external antennas
Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Downstream & upstream QoS—automatically recognizes & prioritizes applications
ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
Security Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
VPN support—secure remote access
Guest network access—separate & secure
WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Dimenions 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in (285 x 184.5 x 50 mm)
Weight 1.65 lbs (750 g)

Package Contents

  • Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
  • Three (3) detachable antennas
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter, localized to country of sale