NETGEAR has announced their NIGHTHAWK AC1900 R7000 router.  With three external antennas, a 1GHz dual core processor, 128MB of flash and 256MB of onboard memory, NETGEAR promises the best performance and best range.  Read on for details!


NETGEAR has announced their NIGHTHAW AC1900 R7000 router.  With three external antennas, a 1GHz dual core processor, 128MB of flash and 256MB of onboard memory, NETGEAR promises the best performance and best range.  This router is aimed at people who use wi-fi to game, stream video and use mobile devices in the home and require the best performance possible.  This is an AC1900 router, with speeds up to 1300Mbps on AC and 600Mbps on N and looks to be packed with features and hardware.

Check out this video for a nice overview of the R7000:

Here is the press release; see the bolded section on the second page for high-value features that NETGEAR included:


Next Gen Gigabit 802.11ac performance combines world’s fastest WiFi and greatest range to optimize the gaming, streaming and mobile experience.

SAN JOSE, California — October 1, 2013 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has launched its newest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router, Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) Soaring above the competition to provide the best performance with the world’s fastest Gigabit WiFi speed, Nighthawk combines a powerful 1GHz dual core processor with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port and NETGEAR Beamforming+ to boost speed, reliability and range for unmatched connectivity in the home.

Nighthawk’s blazing-fast combined WiFi connection speeds up to AC1900 WiFi (600 +1300 Mbps*) make it ideal for bandwidth-hungry activities such as online gaming, video streaming, and for supporting the increasing number of mobile WiFi devices in the home. High-power WiFi amplifiers and three external antennas provide outstanding coverage around the home, inside and out — even in the garage and back yard. Wireless HD streaming can be enjoyed at its best thanks to Nighthawk features such as downstream Quality of Service, Beamforming+ and built-in iTunes® server compatibility.

Gaming enthusiasts will thrill to the way Nighthawk’s AC1900 WiFi, 1Ghz dual core processor and advanced upstream Quality of Service are optimized for online gaming with exceptionally low-lag game play, making milliseconds count. Nighthawk automatically gives bandwidth priority to Xbox®, for a frustration-free gaming experience.

“NETGEAR designed Nighthawk to be the best WiFi router in the world today, bar none. Our goal was to make the best router for data-intensive activities such as online gaming and video streaming,” said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR director of product marketing for Core Networking. “We’ve listened to the demands of high bandwidth users and packed Nighthawk with features to surpass their expectations for speed, range, sharing, reliability, ease of use and security — the must-haves for enabling an increasingly connected digital lifestyle. Simply put, Nighthawk is for anyone who wants the best.”

Nighthawk includes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Content on a storage device attached to the USB 3.0 port can be accessed and transferred quickly across the network, making it ideal for streaming video to DLNA enabled screens around the home. Content can also be kept safe with NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault™, free software for automatic backup to a USB hard drive connected to Nighthawk. Mac users will be pleased to know that Time Machine is also supported.