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NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk® Pro

AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi 5 gaming router

Item # 941XR500

Made for hardcore gamers, with a blazing-fast processor, four free Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a customizable dash.

Made for hardcore gamers, with a blazing-fast processor, four free Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a customizable dash.

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About the NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk® Pro

Made for gamers

Hardcore gamers rejoice: the NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 is made for you. Four available Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports let you make wired connections to PCs and consoles to get the high speeds demanded by online gaming. And Wi-Fi streams up to a blazing-fast 2.6Gbps. The dual-core 1.7GHz processor inside has no problem keeping up when the action gets heavy.

Made for gamers

Hardcore gamers rejoice: the NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 is made for you. Four available Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports let you make wired connections to PCs and consoles to get the high speeds demanded by online gaming. And Wi-Fi streams up to a blazing-fast 2.6Gbps. The dual-core 1.7GHz processor inside has no problem keeping up when the action gets heavy.

The router's built-in DumaOS operating system is designed to support high definition video, lag-free gaming and fast internet browsing. And that's just the beginning.

Smarter than the average router

The router's built-in DumaOS operating system helps you manage your network for glitch-free video streaming, lag-free gaming, and fast internet browsing. It can automatically prioritize activities that call for high throughput and block slow server connections to minimize network congestion. And it gives you a powerful dashboard for monitoring your network and adjusting its settings. The dash is customizable, so you can place important information panels where you want them, and re-size them for easy visibility.

Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi

The XR500 offers fast Wi-Fi, but it's super-efficient, too. It generates simultaneous dual-band, essentially doubling the available bandwidth. Four external antennas ensure wide coverage, faster speeds and less interference. Fifteen additional DFS (dynamic frequency selection) channels give you full access to the 5GHz band.

MU-MIMO (multi-user, multi-input, multi-output) allows simultaneous streaming to multiple devices, so you can have friends over and ensure each person who logs on has equal access. We like to use a grocery store analogy: a generic router may be like the store that only has one or two lanes open, leading to long, slow lines. The XR500 has multiple lanes open, staffed with speedy, accurate checkers who keep the lanes clear and the customers happy.

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Product highlights:

  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) wireless router
  • blazing-fast dual-core 1.7GHz processor
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN, 4 LAN)
  • dual USB 3.0 ports for connecting peripheral devices
  • DumaOS operating system with customizable dashboard:
    • pin and resize information panels for easy visibility and access
    • view real-time bandwidth utilization by device
    • network and system performance analytics
    • monitor live game ping
  • four external antennas for strong, fast wireless coverage
  • MU-MIMO generates fast wi-fi streams for multiple users
  • geo-filtering prioritizes servers near your location
  • Gaming VPN helps protect your network identity and prevent DDoS attacks
  • 15 DFS (dynamic frequency selection) channels in the 5GHz band
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