NETGEAR recently announced their next generation AC1750 Smart WiFi router that offers great value, jam-packed with features and latest technologies that boost performance and range for faster streaming and gaming at home. The new router is none other than the NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400). Check out the full news release below for more information about this new Smart WiFi router.
The New NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400)
NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today expanded its portfolio of Smart Routers with the NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400). A new design that includes high power amplifiers, external antennas and Airtime Fairness®, combined with implicit and explicit Beamforming, boosts this router’s WiFi performance at long range by up to 80 percent over the previous-generation NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router, the R6300. Packed with user-friendly features such as new remote network management via the NETGEAR genie® app and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, it’s a high performance, high value solution for large homes with an increasing number of wireless devices.
With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and three high-powered external antennas, the NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router offers ultimate performance and wireless coverage. It offers up to three times faster access than routers with 802.11n technology and more reliable streaming for home computers and WiFi mobile devices. This router delivers the fast speed and reliability needed for applications such as smooth, lag-free multiple HD video streaming, multi-player gaming, and a secure and reliable connection to the Internet.
Compatible with next-generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices, the NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router enables HD streaming throughout your home. High-powered amplifiers, three external antennas and Beamforming+ improve range and reliability to extend coverage and reduce dead spots for large homes. With up to 1750Mbps* speeds (450+1300 Mbps) and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology (2.4GHz for range and 5GHz for performance), this router avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections for all your mobile devices. Airtime Fairness prevents network lag when slower devices connect. Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) automatically recognizes and prioritizes applications for smoother HD video streaming and low-latency multi-player online gaming.
“Customers who are looking for the best price/performance router with the latest 802.11ac WiFi technology need look no further than our new AC1750 Smart WiFi Router,” said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR’s senior director of product marketing for Retail Network Products. “With new technical capabilities and a rich feature set, it’s not only supremely easy to install on your network, but offers an amazing uptick in terms of performance and range.”
NETGEAR has you covered in terms of network security, as the AC1750 Smart WiFi Router offers the highest levels of wireless security, including VPN support for secure access to your home network. You can even customize a free URL to create your personal FTP server. To ensure your family’s online safety and privacy, you can also set up guest network access and parental controls that you can tailor to each device.
NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router supports the unique capabilities of the NETGEAR genie® app. The user-friendly NETGEAR genie, already enjoyed by more than 5 million NETGEAR customers worldwide, is your personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network. The new remote capabilities of NETGEAR genie means you’ll experience superior visibility and control of your router whether you’re at home or away, so you can also enjoy peace of mind. You can easily access your home network, view the real-time network map of all the connected devices on your network, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing on a per-device basis, anytime, anywhere, all through the app. The NETGEAR MyMedia™ feature enables you to find and play your stored media files from anywhere on your network to your Chromecast® connected TVs, DLNA®-ready TVs and music system. You can also make any printer AirPrint® compatible for printing from an iPad® or iPhone®.
In addition to its four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router offers two USB ports, one of which is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port that provides a connection up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. These two built-in USB ports are NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on USB hard drives from any device in your home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means you can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs.
You can keep your content safe with NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault™, free application software that takes automatic backups of incremental changes on all PCs in your home network and saves them to a USB hard drive connected to the router. The AC1750 Smart WiFi Router is also compatible with Apple Time Machine® for automatic Mac® backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router.
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router R6400 is available now worldwide from major retailers in stores and online, and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $149.99 in the U.S.
NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router R6400 Specifications
|Speed and Range||AC1750|
|WiFi Performance||AC1750 WiFi (450+1300 Mbps)†|
|WiFi Range||Large homes|
|WiFi Band||Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz|
|Beamforming||Beamforming+—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology|
|Number of USB Ports||Two (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port|
|Key Features||Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 and one (1) USB 2.0
Implicit & Explicit Beamforming for 5GHz—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections
READYSHARE® USB—Wirelessly share and access USB storage
Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
WiFi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers
Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)
Custom URL—Netgear DNS service
Airtime fairness prevents network lag when slower devices connect
Now with NETGEAR genie® with remote access
IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
|Security||Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
VPN support—secure remote access
WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
|Physical Specifications||Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.79 x 2.55 in (191 x 198.5 x 65 mm)
Net Weight: 0.94 lb (430 g)
|Package Contents||AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400)
Quick install guide
Power adapter, localized to country of sale
|Standards||Two (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
|System Requirements||Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome™ 11.0 browsers or higher
Use laptop with 3x3 450 Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6300/5300, or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6200 for maximum performance