R6230

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Availability

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

Performance

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

Warning

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?

Security

  • 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

1.1.0.80 (2018-09-23)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the Funjsq service for China.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes issue where the device name cannot be edited in the GUI
  • Fixes the issue where the serial number inputting history can be seen on the Router Password Reset page
  • Fixes the issue where the WiFi password cannot be saved if it contains 64 characters
  • Fixes the issue where the router can’t check for new firmware versions
  • Fixes the issue where the router can’t check for new firmware if the WAN mode is static.
  • Fixes the issue where the an error message displays even though the 5 GHz guest network was modified successfully
  • Fixes the issue where the Windows desktop genie app can’t update the firmware
  • Fixes security vulnerability issues

1.1.0.68 (2018-05-31)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where the Nighthawk app dashboard cannot open if the traffic limit is set to 5 MB.
  • Fixes the issue where the router web interface displays when the old traffic meter limit value is reached instead of the new value.

1.1.0.66 (2018-05-08)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes the issue where the DDNS name is not used for the remote management address when DDNS enabled.
  • Fixes the issue where access control does not work.
  • Fixed the issue where the speed test always displays as 0 in the Up app.

1.1.0.64 (2018-02-22)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes the issue where the router web interface won’t open if the router is in AP mode.

1.1.0.62 (2017-12-22)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports SMBv3.
  • Supports HTTPs when updating the firmware.
  • Supports traditional Chinese.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.

1.1.0.60 (2017-12-13)

  • Fixes security issues.