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


This model hasn’t received updates in over 2 years. Upgrade to a different model today! (2016-11-14)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updated power table to supports R6260-AUS (2018-09-19)

  • Fixes the kernel stability issue
  • Fixes the issue where no warning messages display when the NTP fails
  • Fixes the issue where the 5G mode does not display correctly when region is set to Korea
  • Fixes the issue were some special characters cannot be used for the password
  • Fixes the issue where if the router is in AP mode, the access control page only displays devices that are connected to router
  • Fixes the issue where the traffic meter counter cannot be restarted (2018-08-08)

  • Fixes the issue where IPTV cannot be set up in Korea
  • Fixes the issue where the incorrect firmware version format causes the firmware update to fail
  • Fixes the issue where the wrong string displays in the IPv6 option when the language is Japanese
  • Fixes the issue were some special characters cannot be used for the password
  • Fixes GUI translation issues
  • Fixes the issue where the Turn off wireless signal by schedule option does not display on the Logs page (2018-05-31)

New features:

  • Provides a new OpenVPN package to enhance OpenVPN security.
  • Supports new features that were added to the Nighthawk app version 2.1.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes GUI and languages issues
  • Fixes Traffic Meter value incorrect in Nighthawk app version 2.1
  • Fixes USB setting gray out issue in AP mode
  • Fixes Nighthawk app cannot login issue when security mode is NONE.
  • Fixes Router status page show incorrect in bridge mode (2018-07-26)

  • Fixed PPTP Dial-on-demand and Access Control issue. (2018-02-15)

New features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the power setting for Japan. (2018-02-15)

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-02-15)

  • Initial FW release.