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? Yes, as of firmware


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

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com (2018-12-17)

New features and enhancements:

  • Updates the iQoS database to v1.238
  • Supports the new GUI login password enhancement
  • Supports DDNS GDPR

Bug Fixes:

  • When iQoS is enabled, the priority and device type for Xbox does not display correctly.
  • The initial installation does not display the Congratulations page automatically if a USB HDD is connected to the router when applying Internet connection settings.
  • The connection type format is not correct when an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus connects to the R6900. (2018-10-16)

New features and enhancements:

  • Improves the system stability.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues
  • Fixes the issue where the router disables Circle when the router reboots (2018-06-07)

New features and enhancements:

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

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues. (2018-05-07)

New features and enhancements:

  • Supports the auto firmware update feature

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-02-28)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-12-05)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-09-26)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updates the SAMBA version to support Microsoft SMB v2/v3.
  • Supports Circle parental controls

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-08-01)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-06-19)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-03-27)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Includes security fixes for CVE-2017-5679. (2017-01-16)

  • Fixed the security issue about password recovery. (2016-12-23)

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

  • Fixes the K-code NetUSB security hole issue.
  • Fixes the issue in which the genie download page is missing in Windows 10. (2016-11-28)

Initial Release.