AC2300

Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

NEW: Circle with Disney - Smart Parental Controls

Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

Model: R7000P

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SIMULTANEOUS STREAMING TO MULTIPLE DEVICES

The best 802.11ac WiFi router, just got better! Built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind, this gigabit WiFi router supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. Newest generation WiFi technology increases your WiFi coverage while reducing dead spots. With Beamforming+ and built in high powered amplifiers and external antennas, get ready for extreme performance! Access and control your router from anywhere using features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD®, OpenVPN®, and Kwilt app. Frustration-free fast install using NETGEAR Up app to get online in matter of minutes. Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. NEW: Circle with Disney - Smart Parental Controls

Stream and game faster with NETGEAR Nighthawk. Now with MU-MIMO to handle multiple devices at the same time without slowing down your network.

NETGEAR Nighthawk® Smart Wireless Routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously.

Speed

Speed

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

Up to 2.3Gbps Speeds—1625 + 600 Mbps

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

Smart Connect—Designates slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands for best wireless speed

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 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

Dynamic QoS—Intelligently prioritizes video streaming and gaming

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 & 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Kwilt—View & share your photos from social media & now from your Nighthawk router attached USB storage

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!

NETGEAR Up app — Easily set up, update, and configure your router with this app

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 - Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant

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—On PC, MAC, & now also with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS & Android, securely access your home network & Internet connection from your mobile device remotely

Parental Controls—Circle with Disney - the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device

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

  • Extreme WiFi speed for gaming—up to 2300 Mbps
  • MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Powerful Dual-Core processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix®, & others
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device
  • High-performance antennas for better WiFi coverage & faster speeds
  • Two USB ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 LAN & 1 WAN) for faster file sharing and transfers
  • New NETGEAR Up installation app for easy mobile installation
  • OpenVPN access on mobile devices, and Kwilt integration
  • Open source software available††
  • NEW FEATURE: Works with Amazon Alexa & the Google® Assistant – Control your home network using voice commands
  • NEW: Circle with Disney - Smart Parental Controls

Manage Content and Time Online with Smart Parental Controls

Circle is a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Using the Circle app smart parental controls you can easily manage content and time online for each family member. Set Time Limits on daily internet time for apps, and websites. Pause internet by device or by user with the press of a button. Set Bed Time for each family member and their devices. Manage your family’s mobile devices across all networks with Circle Go. And much more. Learn more

Built for Gaming, Streaming and Mobility

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router was built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds. With the powerful 1GHz dual-core processor and Dynamic QoS, Nighthawk can prioritize bandwidth to your game so other devices on the network don't slow down your connection. Enjoy uninterrupted video streaming with limited buffering for streaming applications like YouTube®, Netflix®, and others. And with features like high performance external antennas, and Beamforming+, you can enhance your mobile speeds by up to 100%, 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.

Dynamic Quality of Service

If you like gaming and streaming videos, then you'll benefit from Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). Dynamic QoS resolves Internet traffic congestion when you have competing Internet demands at home. Dynamic QoS identifies your online activities by application and device, and then utilizes bandwidth allocation, and traffic prioritization techniques, to automatically allocate more bandwidth to latency sensitive applications like online gaming and video streaming, while ensuring that lower priority applications continue to work.

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

  • Speed and Range

  • WiFi Performance

    • AC2300 WiFi (1625 + 600 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

    • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port

  • Key Features

    • AC2300 WiFi (1625 + 600 Mbps)† speeds

    • MU-MIMO—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices

    • Circle Smart Parental Controls - Manage content and time online

    • Works with Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant – Control your home network using voice commands

    • Dynamic QoS—Prioritizes network traffic by application & device

    • 1GHz Dual-Core processor– Better video streaming, lag-free gaming, surfing and more

    • Smart Connect—Intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device

    • High-Performance Antennas—Better WiFi coverage & faster speeds

    • Two USB Ports—One (1) USB 3.0 & One (1) USB 2.0 for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media

    • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster file sharing and transfers

    • Beamforming+—Improves range & performance plus for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices

    • NETGEAR Up app—Easily set up, update, and configure your router

    • NETGEAR® genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, includes remote access

    • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

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

    • Kwilt—View and share all your photos from social media and now from your Nighthawk Router attached USB storage

    • OpenVPN Support—Secure access to your home network and Internet when away from home using any device

    • Guest network access—separate & secure

    • OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android, securely access your home network from your mobile device.

    • Free automatic backup software for Windows® PC & Time Machine® compatible for Macs

    • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)

    • On/Off LED lights option

  • Security

    • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP

    • Guest network access—separate & secure

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

    • 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 AC2300 Smart WiFi Router

    • Three (3) detachable antennas

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick install guide

    • Power adapter

  • Standards

    • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port

    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz

    • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz - 1024 QAM support

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

  • 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

†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 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.

††Software available at https://www.myopenrouter.com. The NETGEAR hardware warranty does not include, and maybe be voided by, the use of open source firmware.

Ideal Uses

Gaming For the Win.

Enjoy lag-free gaming and smooth frame rates with top 11AC speed and performance. Nighthawk delivers AC2300 WiFi, with MU-MIMO, a powerful dual-core 1GHz processor and Dynamic QoS which helps prioritize gaming traffic over other content. Go faster and farther on performance and game play. When every microsecond counts, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. For the win.

Streaming Unlimited HD

Stop buffering and enjoy  uninterrupted high definition video streaming. 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.

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!

Safeguard your Files with No Worry Backups

FREE ReadyShare Vault PC software it there for you to schedule automatic hassle-free backups to safeguard precious photos and files from any PC directly to the connected USB storage. ReadyShare Vault is FREE to download and use with your Nighthawk.

Share and Access Your Photos

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 for anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home. And now with the latest Kwilt integration you can not only access all your photos stored on social media, but you can now add your external USB storage device connected to Nighthawk as a source of pictures, so you can search, index and share all of your photos from your iOS Kwilt app. 


To learn more about how NETGEAR and Kwilt work together, visit http://www.kwilt.it/netgear/

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 is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.

24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.