R6400

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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):

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

Note

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?

Security

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

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes, as of firmware 1.0.1.42.

Tip

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

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

1.0.1.46 (2018-12-21)

  • Fixes the issue where the UPnP cannot create a port forwarding rule.
  • Fixes the issue where the automatic firmware update feature doesn’t work if the router is in AP mode.
  • Fixes the issue where sometimes the USB device cannot be detected if it was plugged into router during booting.
  • Fixes some security issues.

1.0.1.44 (2018-08-27)

  • Fixes security issues .

1.0.1.42 (2018-06-01)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Supports auto firmware upgrade.
  • OpenVPN cert update (from MD5 to SHA256)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues .

1.0.1.36 (2018-01-28)

Fixes security issues .

1.0.1.34 (2018-01-10)

  • Fixes security issues .

1.0.1.32 (2017-12-14)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes the issue where the Wireless Settings page displays incorrectly when the region is China.
  • Fixes the issue where the R6400 cannot recognize a large volume USB3.0 HDD.
  • Fixes the issue where the UPnP module sometimes cannot create port forward rule correctly.

1.0.1.26 (2017-10-04)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Support BT IGMP Proxying function

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed security issues.

1.0.1.24 (2017-06-08)

  • Fixed security issues.

1.0.1.22 (2017-03-30)

  • Fixed security issues.

1.0.1.20 (2017-01-26)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improves security protection on the device’s web server.
  • Improves port forwarding.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes the issue in which the password recovery mechanism might disclose the password recovery token. A hacker can use this token to get the web login password.
  • Fixes the issue in which some speed tests might show a drop in performance.
  • Fixes the DDos false detect issue when accessing multiple IP CAMs from the Internet.
  • Fixes the insecure timestamp password vulnerability, PSV-2016-0254.

1.0.1.18 (2017-11-09)

  • Fixed the security issue about Security Advisory VU 582384.

1.0.1.12 (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Improves port forwarding by allowing fixed and range ports to be added to one rule.
  • Forces the user to change the admin password in the installation wizard.
  • Adds admin password protection for ReadySHARE storage. By default, it is enabled for WAN access.
  • Enhances the ReadySHARE printer compatibility for HP printers.
  • Uses a random source port for DNS query.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue in which there is packet loss when QoS is enabled and there are large sessions transmitted.
  • Fixes the issue in which if a computer is connected to a LAN port on the router, it can access the web GUI using the WAN IP address.
  • Fixes the issue in which the upgrade button cannot be seen when the release content is more than 30 lines.
  • Fixes the issue in which the VLAN / Bridge function can be enabled when the router is in AP mode. This function should be disabled in AP mode.
  • Fixes the issue in which router cannot update the date and time through NTP under some ISP environments.
  • Allows the VLAN ID to configure as 0 for the Internet group.
  • Fixes the issue in which Internet LED is inconsistent with what displays in the GUI.
  • Fixes the potential security issue that is related to password recovery.
  • Fixes the issue in which the NETGEAR Downloader (Beta) link is not available when the user logs in from a remote management.
  • Fixes the issue in which the FTP server cannot be accessed by Internet Explorer via an OpenVPN connection.
  • Fixes the potential security issue that is related to a long URL or input fields.
  • Fixes the security issue in which the user was able to download the VPN configuration or debug the log without authentication.

1.0.1.6 (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Supports the IN SKU.

1.0.0.26 (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Supports the PR SKU
  • Supports the NETGEAR Downloader feature (Beta)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where the ReadyCLOUD shows the wrong disk space information when a portable hard disk has three or more partitions
  • Fixed the issue where the connection between a MacBook and the router drops from HT80 to HT40 when the MacBook reconnects to the router’s 5 GHz WiFi network

1.0.0.24 (2016-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Supports the ReadyCLOUD function
  • Supports the Speed Test client
  • Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup > Upstream QoS to view the Speed Test client.
  • Supports the following regions : PAS, PES, UKS, and AUS

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where the GUI doesn’t request to download ReadySHARE Vault and desktop genie if you are using the Windows 10 Edge browser

1.0.0.20 (2016-11-28)

  • Improved 2.4GHz connection stability.
  • Fixed the issue where NETGEAR USB Control Center cannot find R6400 after ACL enabled.

1.0.0.14

  • Initial Release