R7800

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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):

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

Important

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

Security

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

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes, as of firmware 1.0.2.52.

Tip

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

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

1.0.2.60 (2018-10-19)

  • Fixes an issue where the name of the attached device disappears if the firmware is updated to V1.0.2.60.
  • Fixes security issues
  • Fixes minor bugs

1.0.2.58 (2018-08-24)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Increases the maximum traffic meter limit to 4095 TB.
  • Adds ability to sync NTP setting and configure local timezone so users can avoid auto firmware update in the middle of the day.
  • Removes support for channels 132, 136, and 140 in 5G_HT80 mode to meet regularity.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where the name of the attached device disappears if the firmware is updated to V1.0.2.52.
  • Fixes security issues
  • Fixes minor bugs

1.0.2.52 (2018-05-23)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the Nighthawk app version 2.1
  • Supports the NETGEAR Smart Connect feature
  • Supports the NETGEAR Router Analytics feature
  • Supports the NETGEAR auto firmware update feature
  • Add support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues
  • Fixes minor bugs

1.0.2.46 (2018-03-07)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the VPN client feature.

1.0.2.44 (2018-01-28)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue in which TimeMachine cannot detect USB-HDD connect with R7800.
  • Fixes an issue in which GUI responds “400 Bad Request” when setting the wireless password including special characters, such as ‘’.
  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes minor bugs.

1.0.2.40 (2017-12-13)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where the access control feature can’t be disabled when the R7800 is in AP mode.
  • Fixes the issue where the ReadySHARE page, accessed from the BASIC tab, shows a “No such file or directory error” message.
  • Fixes the issue where the Robocopy command can’t perform a USB performance test.
  • Fixes an issue where the max value of the traffic meter’s WAN traffic counter is limited to 4G.
  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes minor bugs.

1.0.2.38 (2017-11-24)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes minor bugs.

1.0.2.36 (2017-09-21)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the SMBv3 protocol.
  • Updated the Speedtest logo on the QoS Setup page.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where remote login using the genie app fails if the R7800 is in AP mode.
  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes minor bugs.

1.0.2.32 (2017-08-01)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Removes the “Enable Video Network” option on wireless page of the GUI.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed security issues.
  • Fixed other bugs.

1.0.2.28 (2017-03-20)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Removed the “Enable Video Network” option on wireless page of the GUI.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the issue where the GUI can only accept a maximum of seven keywords to block HTTP sites.
  • Fixed the issue where a folder in a USB storage device can’t be renamed.
  • Fixed security issues.
  • Fixed other bugs.

1.0.2.20 (2017-03-22)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Opens the DFS channel for Japan.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue in which the IPV6 SPI-filter doesn’t work when IPv6 use same PPPoE session as IPv4.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

1.0.2.12 (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added WiFi 5G band support for FCC DFS channels 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140.
  • Upgraded OpenSSL cryptography library from V1.0.0 to v1.0.2h.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issue in which TCP port 80 and port 443 were always opened in IPv6 environment.
  • Fixes security issue in which remote management interface still could be accessed even if it was disabled when the request packet is using 1723 as source port.
  • Fixes security issue in which R7800 reboots when using $(reboot) as user name to register ReadyCLOUD.
  • Fixes the issue in which the flash drive connected to USB port2 cannot be added into approved USB devices list.
  • Fixes the issue in which the desktop genie was unable to access R7800 remotely.
  • Fixed other minor bug fixes.

1.0.2.04 (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Enables the user to change the admin password during the router installation process.
  • Includes admin password protection for USB storage devices by default.
  • Allows for the same SSID for 2.4G and 5G WiFi.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the disconnect issue when Apple devices are in sleep mode.
  • Fixes the disconnect issue of IPv6 with some ISPs.
  • Fixes the issue in which the upload speed behind the R7800 can only reach one-third of the actual speed for some ISPs.
  • Fixes the issue in which ReadyCLOUD times out during registration.
  • Fixes the SOAP vulnerability issue when the user logs in using Windows genie.
  • Fixes the issue in which the ReadyCLOUD app shows an “account / password” prompt every time the user tries to access their USB storage device from a remote location.

1.0.1.30 (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed the potential auto-reboot issue.

1.0.1.28 (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports ReadyCloud, which allows you to access your USB storage device from anywhere.
  • Supports genie remote, which allows you to manage your home network remotely using NETGEAR genie.
  • Supports the Kwilt iOS photo manager app, which can be used to view and share photos stored on the USB drive connected to the R7800, as well as from other sources like DropBox, OneDrive, Facebook etc.
  • Supports NETGEAR Downloader (Beta), which allows you to directly download files from Internet to the USB drive connected to the router.
  • Supports OpenVPN mobile client (iOS and Android) app for easy secure remote access to your home network.
  • Sends log reports via SSL email, which allows email notification to be setup on your Nighthawk router.
  • Supports WiFi Transmit Power Control, which reduces WiFi power to just cover your home network and reduces WiFi interference in the neighborhood.
  • Supports AP mode detection, which detects whether you set up the router in AP mode or not, and provides you with the option to configure the router in router mode or AP mode.
  • Supports IPTV port, which creates a bridge connection from the WAN port to one of the LAN ports. The designated LAN port or wireless SSID becomes an IPTV port, and has the direct access to the WAN port, without going through NAT.
  • Supports IGMP proxy for British Telecom.
  • Improves port forwarding by allowing fixed and range ports to be added to one rule.
  • Supports IP-MAC binding for the PR region.
  • Supports Super WiFi for the PR region.
  • Supports DNS 3322 for the PR region.
  • Supports Russian WAN installation and IPTV port support.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the issue in which iMAC cannot scan 5G SSID when channel is set to 153/157.
  • Fixed the issue in which IPv6 cannot be disabled when using Windows10 Edge browser.

1.0.0.40 (2016-11-28)

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Improves the wireless performance
    • Supports implicit beamforming
  • Improves the VPN performance
  • Fixes some translation errors on the UI page
  • Fixes the issue in which the Y-Cam HomeMonitor HD security camera intermittently drops the WiFi connection
  • Fixes the issue in which the Attached Device page displays the Vonage VOIP and Chromecast device as an unknown device
  • Fixes the issue in which the Attached Device page displays the wrong icon for PS3 and iPhone6S
  • Fixes security vulnerability NON-2015-0211.

1.0.0.30 (2016-11-28)

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Adds wireless CE power table
  • Adds Wireless MU-MIMO enable/Disable option on UI Page.
  • Fixes iTunes utility will show “rebuffering stream” on PC 1 when iTunes on PC2 play music at the same time.
  • Fixes some translation error on UI page.
  • Fixes the issue when router is to set bridge mode via WEP. The Link rate always shows 55 Mbps when auxiliary router is set wireless link rate as 54Mbps.
  • Fixes issue when power failure or unplug the power from the router. SIP ALG settings are lost.

1.0.0.28 (2016-11-28)

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Fixed the issue where the Wireless HT160 is disabled by default.
  • Removed Wireless ATF function.
  • Fixed ap mode sometimes get ip with long time issue.
  • Fixed the issue where the Chromecast play youtube cannot recoginze as youtube streaming (listed as general traffic).
  • Fixed the issue where the DUT under beidge mode cannot connect to the Router with WEP64.
  • Fixed the revert factory default settings,download failed,page Jump failed issue.
  • Fixed the issue where the 5G channel can not display correctly on genie.
  • Fixed the issue in R7800 reboot where it cannot recognize traffic in GUI.
  • Streamboost: Uses new R7800 ssl key from QCA.
  • Changed model name to Nightawk (R) X4S R7800.
  • Fixed the issue where it displays blank page after fw update.
  • Fixed a small format issue in german translation.
  • Fixed the issue where the web netgear genie displays error information when connected the internet.
  • Fixed the issue where the DHCP stopped working after setup
  • Fixed the missing translation and length issues.
  • Fixed the Netgear A6210 connection issue.
  • Fixed the IR Attached device won’t show space issue.
  • Fixed the translation Problem in “Dispositis Connecte”.
  • Fixed the AP mode unability to turn ON/OFF LEDs from UI.
  • Fixed the Turkish translation: Türk => Türkçe.
  • Fixed the Turkish translation : English tex.
  • Turkish : Attaches devices : almost impossible to check box
  • Turkish : attached devices not shown, no speed either
  • Fixed the minor -ugly-error in Help UI.
  • Fixed the Dynamic DNS Status update wrong date issue.
  • Fixed the Arlo icon selection issue in Genie shows as blank in router UI.
  • Fixed the issue where the number of channels is different from between Genie and Browser.
  • Fixed the mistake in the translation.
  • Fixed the translation where the WAN Port Mirror misspelled as WAN Port Minrorr in Debug Page.
  • Fixed the issue where the Router does not seem to be supporting 4TB drives using GPT partition tables.
  • Fixed the issue where the Readycloud is not available (remove GUI Readycloud).
  • Fixed the French translation: attached devices > missing link.
  • Fixed the turkish transalation : missing space (esthetic glitch ;)).
  • Fixed the issue where the USB Control detects R7800 as R7500 V2.
  • Fixed the issue where the “Show statistics” cannot counter “Tx B/s” data.