NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2600, Dual-band

Product code: 261892

Product features

  • For cable or fibre optic broadband
  • AC 2600
  • Ideal for gaming
  • Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
  • MU-MIMO gives everyone the fastest connection
£249.99
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        Product features

        • For cable or fibre optic broadband
        • AC 2600
        • Ideal for gaming
        • Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
        • MU-MIMO gives everyone the fastest connection
        Product information
        Top features: 

        - Advanced gaming and streaming with a fast and stable connection 

        - Prioritise what matters most with dual-band connectivity 

        - Make sharing between devices simple with two USB ports 

        Advanced gaming and streaming 

        Get a stable, lightning-quick internet connection with the Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro WiFi Cable & Fibre Router.

        The high AC rating and four antennas mean that the XR500 Nighthawk Pro delivers a faster, more powerful connection. Perfect for 4K streaming and the demands of online gaming.

        The Nighthawk also features beamforming technology, which helps to focus your WiFi for stronger, more reliable internet. You can even monitor your live WiFi speeds for extra peace of mind that your connection is keeping up.

        Prioritise what matters most

        The XR500 Nighthawk Pro gives you the flexibility of dual-band connectivity, so you can split the load of everyone trying to get online at once.

        The 2.4 GHz band is great for browsing on your phone, playing on an app or other small online tasks, freeing up the 5 GHz band for more serious internet usage like downloading large files, streaming a 4K film or playing an online game. With speeds of up to 1733 Mbps, the whole family can enjoy lag-free internet without anyone having to deal with connection drop-outs.

        Make sharing between devices simple

        With two USB ports, you can connect to external hard drives and printers for easy wireless access for anyone connected to the WiFi. Play music, watch videos or print photos from any device that's connected to the router in moments - ideal for sharing files between devices around the house.
        Specification

        Technical specifications for NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2600, Dual-band

        OVERVIEW
        Type Cable & fibre router
        Rating AC 2600
        Data transfer speed Up to 1733 Mbps
        Wireless band Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
        CONNECTIVITY
        Wireless connectivity WiFi
        Wired connections - Gigabit LAN Ethernet port x 1
        - WAN Ethernet port x 4
        - USB 3.0 x 2
        Beamforming Yes
        Number of antennas 4
        SECURITY
        Encryption WPA/WPA2
        Firewall - NAT
        - SPI
        Guest network access Yes
        Network standards - IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
        - IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
        - 256 QAM support
        Other security features Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
        GENERAL
        System requirements - Microsoft Windows 7 or later
        - Mac OS
        - UNIX / Linux
        Colour Black
        Box contents - Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro WiFi Cable & Fibre Router
        - 4 detachable antenna
        - Ethernet cable
        - Quick start guide
        Dimensions 321.9 x 243.7 x 55 mm (H x W x D)
        Weight 801 g
        Manufacturer’s guarantee 2 years
        Customer reviews

        XR500 Nighthawk Pro WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2600, Dual-band reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        5 reviews

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        (8.4 out of 10)
        Compatibility
        8.6
        Performance
        8.8
        Reliability
        8.6
        Value for money
        7.2
        Overall rating
        8.4
        Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
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        (8 out of 10)

        Adam

        Wiltshire GB
        +
        Navigating the GUI is easy.
        Ping assist works well.
        Great for gaming.
        OpenVPN support.
        Easy to backup and restore if things do go wrong.
        The price is high for relatively old hardware components.
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        XR500

        Confirmed purchase: 28 August 2019
        Published on: 07 January 2020
        (7 out of 10)

        Confirmed purchaser

        TORQUAY GB
        +
        It good for gaming, ability to adjust want devices use banthwith.
        The price Is a bit steep for a router.
        Confirmed purchase: 20 September 2019
        Published on: 19 October 2019
        (9 out of 10)

        Robert

        Notts GB
        +
        Geo filter is great for selecting the best lobbies for games. Congestion control is good. Lots of support from the forums. It has improved my gaming experience by be able to avoid and blocking leggy hosts.
        None. I've not had any issues with this router and would recommend. It takes some setting up to get it right but once you know how it's not too difficult. Simjc74 did a full walk-through and set up guide on you tube. I would suggest watching that before buying
        1 of 1 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 28 June 2019
        Published on: 31 July 2019
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            NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2600, Dual-band
            £249.99