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 (2018-11-11)

  • Includes security fixes (2018-07-06)

  • Added support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN.
  • Includes security fixes (2018-01-28)

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-01-16)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-10-09)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-07-18)

  • Fixed security issues. (2017-03-23)

  • Fixed security issues. (2016-12-23)

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

New Features and Enhancements

  • Adds a step to the installation wizard that lets the user change the web GUI login password.
  • When WAN access for ReadySHARE is enabled, password protection is enabled by default for WAN access to a USB storage device.
  • Includes a Geek Squad technical support tool enhancement.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed 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 (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Updated to a new wireless driver to support WiFi certification.
  • Updated to a new powerline driver to support HPAV2 certification.
  • Added support for Canada RF power table.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the one corner IOT issue with Intel 6300 where the user is unable to connect to the R7300’s 2.4G main network, when the R7300 security is in mixed mode and the 2.4G guest network is enabled.
  • Fixed the web GUI issue where the SSID information displays abnormal text strings when the R7300 is in bridge mode.
  • Fixed the web GUI issue where the LAN ports up time fields display empty data on the Show Statistics page.
  • Fixed the issue where the Apple remote APP running on the iPhone or iPad is un-registered from the iTunes server after the R7300 reboots.
  • Fixed a potential system out of memory issue where IPv6 is set in “Auto Config” or “DHCP” mode. (2016-11-28)

  • Initial Release.