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? To find out. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com (2018-11-29)

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-04-17)

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-02-02)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-12-06)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-09-29)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-06-23)

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues. (2017-01-16)

  • Fixed the password disclosure vulnerabilities via the administrative web panel. (2017-02-10)

  • Fixed the security issue about Security Advisory VU 582384. (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Supports China.
  • Adds the app installation page in the setup wizard .
  • Adds a single click firmware update from genie.
  • Puts an attached HDD in standby mode when the HDD is not accessed for 30 minutes.
  • Supports the XFS file system.
  • Changes the NAT idle-timeout for TCP sessions from 30 minutes to two hours and four minutes.
  • Supports the VLAN/Bridge group.
  • Supports Airtime Fairness.
  • Supports IPv6 6rd .
  • Supports remote access with the genie app.
  • Supports the following IPv6 enhancements: single PPP session and user defined IPv6 DNS. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixes the SOAP security issue.
  • Fixes the Kcode NetUSB security vulnerability issue.
  • Fixes the issue in which the router is unable to perform port forwarding using the same internal port. (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Updated Firmware for compliance to the new regulatory EN301 893 V1.7.1 and EN300 328 V1.8.1
  • Time machine Support.
  • ReadSHARE Vault Support.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the IOT issue for some USB 3.0 storage devices.
  • Fixed the IPv6 auto detection issue in certain cases.
  • Fixed large file copying issues.
  • Fixed NTP issue on router could not get system time update. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed new 4708 chip LAN/WAN throughput issue
  • To support the new date code / enhanced package CPU4708. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed the issue causing NETGEAR desktop and mobile genie to fail to log in to the router.
  • Fixed the issue causing NETGEAR desktop and mobile genie to fail to use the Traffic Meter function when the router is running in Access Point mode. (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Added Beamforming+. (2016-11-28)

  • Wireless client can’t connect to the router, when region is Australia in 5G mode. (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Modified the board limit nvram value.
  • Updated wireless driver. (2016-11-28)

  • Initial Release.