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):

  • 4 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1733.2 mbps


This is classified as a “Top-Performer” and therefore the fastest 802.11ac wifi system.


  • 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 (2018-10-24)

  • Fixes security issues. (2018-03-27)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes Web GUI issue. (2018-02-02)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-12-06)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-11-13)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-11-01)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-09-19)

  • Fixes security issues. (2017-09-19)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes the massive battery drain issue on Android phone when connect to R7500 5GHz wireless network. (2017-11-28)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Updated 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless driver settings to fix the wireless connection unstable issue and low performance with some wireless clients.
  • Enhanced the Samba performance for NTFS file system of HDD
  • Enhanced the Web management GUI response speed

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where the Block Site function is not working (in V1.0.0.92 firmware)
  • Fix the issue where the Speedtest function is not working when WAN port is in PPPoE mode (in V1.0.0.92 firmware)
  • Fixed SOAP security issue (2016-11-28)

  • Fixes the Japanese wireless DFS channel display issue for the weather channel on the web management page. (2016-11-28)

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • Supports QoS function that user can edit the device type and priority.
  • Improves the NTFS write speed over the USB from 40 Mbytes/sec to 60 Mbytes/sec.
  • Added “Traditional Chinese” in language support for GUI.
  • Supports CE DFS channel.
  • Improved 5G stability and performance
  • Improves the 2.4G auto channel selection function
  • Fixed the issue with loading network map and iPad detection with NETGEAR genie.
  • Fixed the GUI issue that gets wrong 5GHz link rate information when R7500 is setup as wireless bridge.
  • Fixes the GUI issue in which the user sees an invalid DLNA task message on the web GUI page when they apply the Media Server settings.
  • Fixed the GUI issue in AP mode, user still can click the “Wireless Bridge” menu item even though it is grayed-out.
  • Fixed the GUI issue, When R7500 is in wireless bridge mode, the ACL function should be grayed-out. (2016-11-28)

New Features, Enhancements

  • Supports Japan region and RF power table. (2016-11-28)

New Features, Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • Improves the USB performance when the user copies files from a computer to a USB storage device.
  • Improves the 5 GHz wireless performance at long range distances.
  • Improves the 2.4 GHz channel selection after the system boots up if the user selects the “Auto” option for the 2.4 GHz wireless channel.
  • Adds country code support for China, Australia, and Canada. (2016-11-28)

Enhancements and Bug Fixes:

  • Improved the 5GHz wireless performance when Beamforming is enabled.
  • Improved the 2.4GHz wireless connection in noisy environment.
  • Improved the 5GHz wireless connection when user configures R7500 in wireless bridge mode.
  • Fixed the issue that USB LEDs might show the wrong status if user unplug/plug USB disk too fast.
  • Fixed the loop issue when two R7500 in the same network. (2016-11-28)

  • Initial Release.