R6900P

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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 1.3.0.8

Tip

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

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

1.3.1.44 (2018-07-16)

New features and enhancements:

  • Supports NETGEAR Armor.
  • Supports Device Identification Enhancement.
  • Support STP in AP mode

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues
  • Enhances the password storage (hash/reset) mechanism
  • Fixes the language issue on the Schedule page
  • Fixes the GUI layout problem when the language is set to Russian
  • Fixes the issue where the download and upload speeds that displays are switched
  • Fixes the traffic meter statistic error
  • Fixes the issue where the Internet port cannot obtain an IP in PPTP mode when running the setup wizard
  • Fixes the issue where the firmware update fails when using the Windows genie desktop app or genie mobile app
  • Fixes the issue where ReadySHARE and the genie app fail to download when using the CD installation
  • Fixes the issue where the GUI requests a password for FTP even though password protection is disabled
  • Fixes the issue where the installation fails in Fixed IP mode
  • Fixes the issue where the Nighthawk app cannot enable remote management
  • Fixes the issue where no notifications displays when the traffic meter reached the limit value
  • Fixes the issue where the download task shows 100% after reboot even though the download is not complete
  • Fixes the issue where the genie app displays a “registration process failed” message when using the remote management feature
  • Fixes the issue where the test windows displays error info when the Test button is clicked in PPTP mode
  • Fixes the issue where the wrong device name displays in the Nighthawk app
  • Fixes the issue where the USB device does not display on the ReadyCLOUD page
  • Fixes the issue where the firmware update might fail
  • Fixes some wording problems in the GPL document
  • Fixes the issue where the wrong USB information displays when two USB devices are connected to the router at the same time
  • Fixes the issue where the VPN cannot access a website while using a mobile device
  • Fixes the issue where DNS cannot be set as x.x.x.0 on the Internet Setup page

1.3.1.26 (2018-04-13)

  • Fixes security issues.

1.3.0.20 (2018-02-03)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports new features that were added to the Up app version 2.1.
  • Updates the QoS database to version 1.170.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.

1.3.0.8 (2017-12-23)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports router analytics.
  • Supports the auto firmware update feature.
  • Supports the HTTPs firmware update feature.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.

1.2.0.22 (2017-10-09)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updates Xagent to support ReadyCLOUD.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.

1.0.1.14 (2017-07-25)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Circle parental control.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.

1.0.0.58 (2017-06-25)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes the memory leak issue.
  • Fixes the issue where the DUT cannot obtain an IPv6 address from the PPPoE server.
  • Fixes the Smart Connect issue.
  • Fixes GUI and languages issues.
  • Fixes the issue where the connection type for wireless clients does not display correctly on the access control page.
  • Fixes the issue where the WPS LED blinks too quickly when an invalid WPS PIN is inputted more than three times.

1.0.0.46 (2017-02-14)

  • Initial Release