Since this product is advertised on Netgear, this model is currently being manufactured.


Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 3 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1299.9 mbps


This is classified as a “Mid-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?


  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes, as of firmware


To stay up-to-date, make sure to enable “Automatic Firmware Upgrade” from the dashboard.

Download the latest firmware from (2018-12-19)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Increases the maximum traffic meter limit to 4095 TB.
  • Adds the ability to sync the NTP settings and configure the local time zone so that users can avoid having the firmware automatically update in the middle of the day.
  • Includes a new Ookla Speedtest logo
  • Supports the auto firmware update feature

Security Fixes:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where if the log is sent successfully through email, the original logs are cleared.
  • Fixes an issue where the wireless settings still can be changed during the WPS progress, and after the WPS process is complete a message still displays that the “WPS process is in progress…”
  • Fixes an issue where the IPv6 guest wireless client can log in to the web interface using when IPv6 is enabled.
  • Fixes an issue where if a USB printer is connected to one of the router’s USB ports, both the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 LED turn on.
  • Fixes the issue where the ReadyCLOUD windows app can’t detect a USB device.
  • Fixes the issue where if Smart Connect is disabled in the web interface, the router doesn’t add “-5G” to the 5G SSID automatically.
  • Fixes the issue where the router crashes if the operation mode changes from AP to Router mode and a USB device is connected.
  • Fixes minor bugs (2018-11-15)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Supports Canada power.