Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Dual Band Pro AC2600 Gaming Router

Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Dual Band Router, AC2600 (800+1733Mbps), 4x GbE LAN, USB 3.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

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Product Overview Advanced Gaming & Streaming
XR500 Nighthawk® Pro Gaming WiFi Router uses state-of-the-art software to optimize your internet connection by stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you in the game with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming. Personalize your gaming dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping and many other parameters. Limit lag and get a guaranteed local connection with Geo Filter or enable Quality of Service for prioritized gaming devices and allocated bandwidth.

Guarantee Local Connection & Eliminate Lag
Geo Filter lets you fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players. You can get a guaranteed local connection and create a blacklist or whitelist of your preferred servers.

Monitor Internet Utilization & Live Game Ping
Keep an eye on real-time bandwidth utilization with the Internet Utilization Monitor. Reveal bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag and slowing your game.

Prioritize Your Gaming Traffic
Prioritize gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network with Quality of Service (QoS). Control the maximum upload and download speeds per device on the network to minimize sudden lag spikes while gaming.

Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
Traditional WiFi routers can stream data to only one device in the home at a time. When multiple devices are connected to the router, each device needs to take its turn, and then wait before receiving more data. This can lead to slower network and Internet speeds. Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.

ReadySHARE® Vault—Automatic backup for Window PCs
ReadySHARE Vault is a free app that provides automatic, continuous backup of Windows PCs to the USB hard drive connected to the Nighthawk® X10. The app has a wonderfully simple interface with intuitive backup settings—simply setup and forget and be assured that all your data on various home PCs in the home network is being continuously backed up. Never worry about losing your data again. Easy single click setup to back up the Window PCs on the home network.
• Automatic, continuous incremental backup of all the changes.
• Easily restore deleted files by going back to older snapshots.
• Safeguard all your precious data, photos, videos.

Beamforming+—For More Reliable Connections
Unlike typical WiFi routers that just blast the WiFi signals in all directions, with Beamforming+ the router & device communicate with each other, so the router can directly beam the WiFi signal to the device. Boosting speed, reliability, and range for both Implicit and Explicit 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi devices, the result is a stronger, faster, more reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is moved around the home.
• WiFi Signal Focus - Focuses signals from the wireless router to WiFi devices like smartphones, tablets & laptops.
• Automatic Signal Management - Checks with your device to keep WiFi signal at its optimal strength.
• Device Connections - Designed for home environments to support multiple WiFi device connections for highest quality.
• WiFi Coverage - Reduces dead spots, & boosts signal strength.
• Implicit & Explicit Beamforming boosts speed, reliability & range for both 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi—an industry first. Features • Customizable Dashboard: Personalize your gaming dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping and many other parameters on a single screen.
• Speed: Get blazing-fast WiFi & enjoy a lag-free WiFi experience for VR gaming, video streaming or surfing.
• Pro Gaming: Stay in the game with reliable connectivity for fast-paced gaming. Optimize your Internet connection by stabilizing ping and reducing lag spikes.
• WiFi Range: Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the XR500 Nighthawk® Pro Gaming Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.
• Sharing: 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.
• Reliable Connections: There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.
• Ease of Use: 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!
• Security: Maintain high security across your network to ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.
Specifications
Networking, Connectivity & Ports
Model Nighthawk
Form-Factor Desktop
Device Type Router
Compatible Internet Connections  
Network Connectivity
  • 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN
Network Ports  
Other Connectors 2 x USB 3.0
USB Applications  
Wired Protocols IPv6
Total LAN Connections 4
Total WAN Connections 1
64 Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance  
512+ Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance Unknown
Wireless
Wireless Speed 800Mbps @ 2.4GHz, +1733Mbps @ 5GHz Mbps
Wireless Protocols
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Band Dual Band
Frequency
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Operation Channel  
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Antenna  
Core Features
Features  
Router/Modem Processor  
Internal RAM Memory 512MB
Internal RAM Memory Type  
Internal Flash Memory 128MB
LED Indicators 1 x Power LED
Buttons  
OS Support
  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • UNIX
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
Max. Power Consumption Unknown W
PSU Type  
Security & VPN
Security Protocols N/A
Firewall/NAT Yes
Management  
VPN Support  
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 321.9 x 55 x 321.9 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 801 g
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Telephone:
0134 445 8200
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Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Dual Band Pro AC2600 Gaming Router
Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Dual Band Pro AC2600 Gaming Router