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):

  • 2 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 866.6 mbps


This is classified as a “Low-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? To find out. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com (2018-10-24)

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-01-30)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-12-13)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-10-10)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-09-19)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-06-21)

  • Fixes security issues. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed the ReadySHARE Printing security vulnerability issue.
  • Uses TLSv1 to replace SSLv3 for remote web GUI management function. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed a security hole issue for SOAP API. (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Removed SNMP module to prevent security risk, since it is not supported as per the product specification (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Fixed the installation fail issue in four languages (Norwegian, Greek, Polish, Slovak).
  • Fixed Security issue from Shadow File Blog (GUI access w/o auth)
  • Fixed the issue that sometime can’t apply wireless settings and see “WPS in progress, please try again later” this error message.
  • Included GPL statement in FW
  • Removed repeater function (WDS)
  • Fixed the issue that Bitcomet program cause router busy to search UDP connection track then cause Internet disconnection. (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Supports ReadySHARE Printer.
  • Added Bridge mode.
  • Win7/Win 8.1 certification is passed.
  • 11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi certification.
  • Added Access Control List support.
  • Supports SOAP API 2.0.
  • Supports AP mode detection.
  • Supports No-IP for DDNS.
  • Supports - 2.4G/5G can use the same SSID now. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed the issue that when 5G wireless client disconnect and send re-associate packet to R6100 very quickly, R6100’s ICMP packet size will be corrupted.
  • Fixed a kernel panic issue which caused by 5G Rx reordering queue operate wrongly in a specific case. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed the wireless IOT issue with NTGR A6200 wireless adapter.
  • Fixed the WAN detection issue: fail to detect DHCP connection in Comcast.