Since this product is advertised on Netgear, this model is currently being manufactured.


Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speeds

This model advertises speeds of 2166.5 mbps on 5Ghz band. However, they are advertising 1024-QAM (which is 25% faster than 256-QAM), which is not part of 802.11ac specification. Since there are no client devices that support this, we can skip these claims. Realistic speeds are listed below!

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 (2018-09-26)

  • Increases the maximum traffic meter limit to 4095 TB.
  • Includes security fixes. (2018-06-14)

  • Added support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN.
  • Includes security fixes.
  • For Japan region, Fixes the issue where Internet sessions are disconnected when the DHCP lease update occurs on the Internet port. (2018-01-30)

  • Includes security fixes. (2017-10-09)

  • Includes security fixes.
  • Fixed the delay issue when changing the channel on IPTV.
  • Supports NETGEAR UP 2.0 APP.
  • Supports SMBv3 for Samba access.
  • Supports Ozone ISP which uses two default gateway IP address. (2017-05-22)

  • Fixed security issues.
  • Enhances the interoperability to support a 8 TB USB disk. (2017-03-15)

  • Fixed security and UI issues. (2016-12-16)

  • Improved security protection on device web server. (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports MU-MIMO.
  • Adds a step to the installation wizard that lets the user change the web GUI login password.
  • When WAN access ReadySHARE is enabled, password protection is automatically enabled for WAN access to a USB storage device.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes 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.
  • Fixes some security issues, which might cause system authentication bypass or buffer overflow issues (2016-11-28)

  • Initial Release