Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router released

Netgear is launching the new Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router (R7800) for people who value speed.

Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router

The Nighthawk X4S supports Wave 2 WiFi features like quad-stream architecture for both 2.4 and 5GHz, Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), and 160MHz bandwidth.

Nighthawk X4S optimizes usage of available bandwidth for supporting lag-free gaming and smoother streaming of HD video. With its dual-core 1.7GHz processor, it provides 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to 2.53Gbps and supports up to four data streams in each WiFi band, maximizing connection speeds for sending data to multiple mobile devices simultaneously.

You can stream your favorite 4K HD video to one device and play an intense multi-user online video game on a different device, with greater clarity and less buffering, throughout your home.

Even though the newest WiFi routers like Nighthawk X4S now support four streams for improved bandwidth, many mobile devices continue to have only single- or dual-stream support due to size and battery life constraints. To solve this problem, Netgear has designed Nighthawk X4S to support the highest possible 160MHz bandwidth, effectively doubling the throughput for supported mobile devices and ensuring the fastest possible speeds.

Hardware features

  • The powerful 1.7GHz dual core processor boosts AC2600 WiFi, wired, and WAN-to-LAN network performance to deliver a combined speed of an astonishing 2.53Gbps (up to 1733Mbps on the 5GHz band + 800Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band).
  • Quad-stream architecture with new Wave 2 WiFi improves WiFi range for mobile devices.
  • MU-MIMO technology designed for simultaneous streaming to multiple devices provides major performance improvements with next-generation mobile devices.
  • 80+80/160MHz supports maximum speeds for upcoming mobile devices.
  • 4 high performance external antennas with powerful amplifiers combine with Beamforming+ to ensure the best WiFi coverage and reliability throughout large homes and even backyards, by focusing WiFi directly at connected devices.
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 LAN and 1 WAN) offer multiple fast wired connections for home entertainment systems and game consoles.
  • 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and 1 eSATA port offer high-speed, storage-ready access and transfer of your content significantly faster than USB 2.0.

Software features

  • Application-aware and device-aware Dynamic QoS technology optimizes your connection speed for reduced lag and buffering.
  • Security features include VPN support for secure remote access to your home network and Internet when away from home, separate guest network access, and a customized free URL to create a personal FTP server.
  • ReadySHARE Vault, a free software application, automatically backs up Windows-based PCs on your network to a USB hard drive connected to Nighthawk X4S.
  • The unique Netgear genie app, with more than 6 million downloads, is a personal dashboard to make it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network.
  • Enhanced Parental Controls enable web filtering and accessibility by family member or devices.
  • Netgear MyMedia helps you to find and play your stored media from anywhere on your network to your DLNA-ready TVs and music system.
  • ReadySHARE USB storage access and ReadySHARE printing capability enable you to wirelessly access and share a USB hard drive and USB printer via the 2 USB ports.