AC1900

Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Powerful Performance. Smoother Streaming.

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router is built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can stream data to multiple MU-MIMO connected devices simultaneously. Smart Connect intelligence, and Dynamic QoS guarantees that every device is assigned the fastest WiFi connection possible and optimized for maximum speed. Features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD®, and OpenVPN help you to securely access and control your router from your mobile device remotely.

Model: R6900P
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  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds
  • MU-MIMO data streaming technology delivers faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices
  • Powerful 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic by application and device
  • Smart Connect intelligently allocates the best wireless band for your devices
  • USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, USB storage-ready access
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Manage home network and provide guest access remotely using NETGEAR genie®
  • 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 AC1900 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! 

Speed

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

  • Up to 1.9Mbps Speeds- 600 + 1300 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

  • 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!

  • 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

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—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

Product Number
R6900P
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1900 (600 + 1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band WiFi - Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
Beamforming
  • Explicit Beamforming for 2.4 & 5GHz bands
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)
Number of USB Ports
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port
Key Features
  • MU-MIMO—Simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices
  • Smart Connect—Same WiFi network name on 2.4 & 5GHz for automatic band selection
  • Dynamic QoS—Prioritizes bandwidth by application and device
  • 1GHz Dual-Core processor– Better video streaming, lag-free gaming, surfing and more
  • One (1) USB 3.0 port for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster file sharing and transfers
  • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • ReadySHARE® Vault—PC software for automatic backup to USB hard drive connected to the router
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—Secure remote access to your home network & Internet
  • OpenVPN® Connect app on iOS and Android® to allow remote secure access to the home network
  • Guest network access—Separate & secure
  • Parental control for safer web experience
  • Implicit & Explicit Beamforming—More reliable connections
  • NETGEAR® genie® home network manager includes remote access to manage your network away from home
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/Off LED light switch
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
Processor
  • Powerful Dual-Core 1GHz processor
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 (750g)
Product Diagram
Package Contents
  • Nighthawk® AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R6900P)
  • 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, 8.1, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, 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.

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

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller

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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.

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.

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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 Up

NETGEAR Up guides you to set up an Internet connection, update to the latest firmware, configure WiFi settings, and register your router to NETGEAR.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store

NETGEAR genie

With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more from home or even remotely.

Learn More >


Download on the App Store | Download genie HD for iPad on the App Store | Get it on Google Play | Get it on Amazon | Download for PC | Download for MAC | Download genie User Manual

NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD

Enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store   | Web Portal

NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault

Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router.


Download the installer and get started.

Kwilt

Use Kwilt to view your photos saved on your external USB hard drive (HDD) that is connected to your Nighthawk router.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store | Learn more

OpenVPN

Securely access your home network and Internet connection from any device remotely.

Learn More >


Get it on Google Play |  Download on the App Store

Connect

NETGEAR Connect is a technical support based application that you can use to reach out to support.


Get it on Google Play | Download on the App Store

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