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 (2019-01-16)

Bug Fixes:

  • Improves system stability
  • Fixes the issue where the speed test fails

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Dynamic QoS database v1.46 update
  • Plex media server v1.14.1 update
  • GUI login password enhancement to support a more secure password (2018-11-01)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the NTP setting page
  • Updates the OOKLA speed test badge
  • Supports the traffic meter upper bound up to 4095 TB

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes some security issues (2018-06-21)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports the auto firmware update feature
  • Added support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes some security issues (2018-02-08)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updates SAMBA to v4.4.3 to support Microsoft SMBv2 and SMBv3.
  • Supports Circle with Disney parental controls.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes some security issues (2017-11-02)

  • Fixes some security issues. (2017-06-16)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Open VPN service for mobile devices.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes some security issues. (2017-01-18)

  • Fixed the security issue PSV-2016-0254.
  • Fixed the security issue PSV-2016-0068. (2016-12-23)

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

  • Supports ReadyCloud.
  • Supports AP mode detection.
  • Supports IPv6 6rd.
  • Fixes the WIN10 Edge and IE11 web browser issue. (2016-11-28)

  • Fixed the K-code NetUSB security hole (2016-11-28)

New Features

  • Supports Dynamic QoS
  • Supports genie remote (2016-11-28)

New Features

  • Enabled TLSv1 and disabled SSLv3
  • Fixed SOAP vulnerability issue. (2016-11-28)

  • Initial Release.