802.11ac Dual Band Quad Stream Gigabit
Fastest gaming performance. Unmatched processing power. Superior WiFi technology. Nighthawk® X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router with 160MHz, MU-MIMO and Quad Stream technology delivers WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously for faster speeds. Whether gaming or streaming, you're getting 160MHz bandwidth that ensures low-ping and best stream quality. Enjoy ultimate WiFi speeds up to 2.53Gbps, a powerful 1.7GHz dual core processor, and Dynamic QoS, delivering smoother streaming and gaming by prioritizing applications and devices. Features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD® , OpenVPN, and Kwilt app support help you manage your network, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere. Using Amazon Alexa™, control your home network with voice commands.
Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage for anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home. And now with the latest Kwilt integration you can not only access all your photos stored on social media, but you can now add your external USB storage device connected to Nighthawk as a source of pictures, so you can search, index and share all of your photos from your iOS Kwilt app.
To learn more about how NETGEAR and Kwilt work together, visit http://www.kwilt.it/netgear/
Get the ultimate in WiFi & enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.
World's fastest WiFi—Up to 2.53Gbps†
160MHz support—Doubles the streaming speeds
Dual core processor—Dual Core 1.7GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-to-LAN performance
Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds
Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video
Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.
Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
Antennas—High-powered amplifiers and 4 high-performance external antennas
There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features and best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.
Quad-Stream—Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi increases WiFi speed and range for mobile devices
Dynamic QoS—Delivers bandwidth prioritization by application and device
Beamforming+—Boosts speed, reliability, and range of WiFi connections
With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing. And make sure you keep it safe by using the included ReadySHARE Vault application for backing up Windows-based PCs.
DLNA®—Find and play your media on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players
ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive and printer via two (2) USB 3.0 ports
eSATA—One (1) eSATA port for storing and streaming
Two super speed USB 3.0 ports—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
ReadyCLOUD® USB Access— Enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere.
MU-MIMO—Multi-user MIMO enables simultaneous streaming to mobile devices
ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access and share a USB printer
ReadySHARE Vault—PC software automatically backs up to USB hard drive connected to the router to USB hard drive connected to the router
Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!
Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones and computers
NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network anytime, anywhere.
Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings
LED on/off switch—Easily turn LEDs on or off
Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.
VPN support—Now with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android, securely access your home network and Internet connection from your mobile device remotely.
Enhanced Parental Controls—Manage website access by family member and device
Guest network access—Separate and secure access for guests
Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2
Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server
Open source support—Download open source firmware from www.myopenrouter.com
†Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary.
*To benefit from 160MHz and MU-MIMO features, WiFi client needs to be 160MHz and MU-MIMO capable
Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1733 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 600 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733 Mbps devices.
Nighthawk X4S offers extreme WiFi speed for gaming—Up to 2.53Gbps and 160MHz bandwidth further reduces the lag. The dual-core 1.7GHz processor boosts WiFi, wired, and WAN-to-LAN performance, while Dynamic QoS prioritizes Internet traffic by application and device for lag-free gaming. Powerful amplifiers and four high performance external antennas give you extreme WiFi connectivity throughout large homes and even backyards, while Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals for better WiFi range and performance.
Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media for everyone in your home. Nighthawk X4S delivers the single fastest available WiFi connection to any one device, up to 1.73Gbps, and a total of 2.53Gbps. 160MHz support makes it easier to stream 4K content in pristine quality. With Quad-Stream X4S Architecture you’ll enjoy the ability to stream multiple HD videos at the same time. Dynamic QoS prioritizes your WiFi bandwidth by application, such as Netflix as well as by device for smoother streaming. Stream your own media by connecting USB 3.0 or eSATA storage devices and access it from anywhere.
Double the bandwidth with 160MHz support and dramatically increase WiFi range for mobile devices with Quad-Stream X4S Architecture. 15 more channels (DFS) in 5GHz for interference free operation. MU-MIMO gives you faster speeds with simultaneously streamed data for multiple devices. Beamforming+ boosts speed and range, while Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization optimizes your Internet speed for gaming and streaming. Powerful amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas give you greater WiFi range throughout large homes and even backyards. With EZ Mobile Connect on NETGEAR genie® app, you can connect to WiFi securely by simply scanning a QR code.
With the new look-and-feel and ease-of-use of NETGEAR genie, managing your router is fun. NETGEAR genie now supports a single sign-on (SSO) feature that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts. Easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share and stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device.
When you enable the remote access feature, you can access your network through NETGEAR genie even when away from home. With genie remote features, all you need is your tablet or smartphone to diagnose and repair network issues, provide guest access, look at the network map, and even reboot your router.
See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.
NEW FEATURE - Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands by using Amazon Alexa™ and the NETGEAR Skill.
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NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network.
“In our testing, the Nighthawk X4S had solid performance throughout, and was the only router to have the fastest speed on more than a single benchmark.”
"The R7800 pushes aside TP-LINK's Archer C2600 to take the #1 rank of 5 tested AC2600 class routers."
“… NETGEAR's R7800 Nighthawk X4S looks like it deserves its #1 spot in our AC2600 Router Ranking for MU-MIMO performance, too…”
"It delivered the fastest MU-MIMO performance we've seen in our testing"
“Nighthawk X4S is a high-end router that takes the design and functionality of the previous Nighthawk models and improves upon it with an updated feature set and internal hardware”
"...X4S is as far ahead of the curve as a router can get at this point. With 160MHz technology being the next full step ahead for large performance increases, this router is ready to handle whatever you throw at it."
"Being able to stream a movie in 4K in the living room while playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in a bed room and watching Twitch streams on the desktop PC with no lag on any device is a true testament to the Nighthawk router and modem.”
R7800 Wins Gaming Router Comparison
"...solid choice for users who need to connect dozens of smart devices to their home network and need to game far from the router location without running Ethernet cables."
"If you need a powerful Wi-Fi solution for a large home, the X4S is a great choice."
"Netgear’s Nighthawk X4S is a world-class router for gamers and networking gurus"
"Everything you need to better handle 4K content and improved streaming."
"I used a PS4 with a wired and wireless connection to test how well the Nighthawk X4S AC 2600 could deliver lag free gaming and as far as I could tell gaming performance was just as good with a wireless connection as with a wired connection."