WiFi Cable Modem Router: NETGEAR's AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem
Router (C7000) combines a cable modem and WiFi router in one device, so you can
connect to your cable internet service provider and other network devices in
your home without having to connect a separate router or gateway. The NETGEAR
AC1900 is certified by most major cable Internet providers in the US. The WiFi
cable modem router saves you money over time by owning your cable equipment and
avoiding monthly rental charges from your cable internet service provider.
US Cable Internet Service Provider Compatibility: The AC1900
WiFi Cable Modem Router is compatible with most major US cable internet service
providers; like Comcast XFINITY (including Comcast XFINITY Blast), Time Warner
Cable (including Time Warner Cable Maxx), Cox, Charter, Cablevision &
more. The cable modem supports the assignment of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses by
cable Internet providers. Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services.
- You must contact your Internet service provider (ISP) and tell them
that you are using the cable modem. Before you connect the cable modem
and contact your cable Internet provider, collect your cable account
number, account phone number, and login information (your email address
or user name and password).
- If Comcast XFINITY is your cable Internet provider, setup Internet
service by using Comcast XFINITY self-activation process. If you are
unable to self-activate your modem router, call Comcast XFINITY customer
CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified: The NETGEAR AC1900 WiFi
Cable Modem Router is designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and backward
compatible with DOCSIS 2.0 networks. DOCSIS 3.0 is 16-times faster than 2.0
Powerful 1.6GHz Combined Processor w/ 24x8 Channel Bonding:
Its powerful 1.6GHz combined processor supports 24 download & 8
upstream channels simultaneously for efficient and reliable Internet access. You
get up to 960Mbps download speed for streaming
HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming.
Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi (2.4GHZ/5GHz): The NETGEAR
AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports WiFi connection speeds up to 600Mbps in
the 2.4GHz band for 802.11n devices and up to 1300Mbps in the 5GHz band for
802.11ac devices. Both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands can be active simultaneously. The
modem router supports the following advanced WiFi features -
- WiFi Multimedia (WMM): WMM QoS prioritizes WiFi data
packets from different applications based on four access categories - voice,
video, best effort, and background.
- Protected Management Frames (PMF): Protected Management
Frames (PMF) is a security feature that protects unicast and multicast
management frames from being intercepted and changed for malicious purposes.
- Wireless Multicast Forwarding (WMF): Wireless Multicast
Forwarding (WMF) lets the modem router forward multicast frames to wireless
LAN (WLAN) hosts, using unicast addresses. WMF provides robust wireless
communication because unicast frames are acknowledged, retried, and
- Airtime Fairness (ATF): Airtime Fairness (ATF) ensures
that all WiFi clients receive equal time on the network. Network resources
are divided by time, so if five WiFi clients are connected to the network,
they each get one-fifth of the network time. The advantage of this feature
is that the slowest WiFi clients do not control network responsiveness.
802.11ac: The modem router supports the 802.11ac networking
standard. This new standard offers better speed, improved reliability, and more
range than older WiFi networking standards. The extender is also backward
compatible with earlier WiFi a/b/g/n standards. However, to get the benefits of
802.11ac, your WiFi router must support the 802.11ac WiFi networking standard.
In comparison, the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard is 3x faster than the older
802.11n WiFi standard.
Beamforming+: Beamforming+ boosts speed, reliability, and
range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands. 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. The result is a stronger, faster, more reliable connection
that is locked in even when the device is moved around the home.
NETGEAR Genie App: The
NETGEAR Genie App makes getting the most out of your home network fun &
easy. The Genie App lets you easily monitor, connect & control your home network
from a Windows PC, Mac computer/laptop, Apple iOS device, or Android
smartphone/tablet. With the NETGEAR Genie App you can share & stream music or
videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more.
Convenient Content Sharing: With NETGEAR, sharing across
your network is built-in and simple, anything from accessing stored photos &
music to wireless printing.
- DLNA/UPnP: Find & play your media on DLNA/UPnP
compatible TVs & game consoles.
- AirPlay: Share your music to Airplay-compatible devices
from the USB hard-drive connected to the router.
- AirPrint: Make any network printer AirPrint compatible
and print from your Apple iOS device.
- ReadySHARE USB Access: Wirelessly access & share USB
hard drives via the one USB 2.0 port.
- ReadySHARE Printer: Wirelessly access & share a USB
Cloud Storage: Access and share your files stored on a USB
Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive
into the NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem Router to create secure personal cloud
storage. Enjoy the convenience and accessibility of Google Drive and Dropbox
without the fees, storage limitations, or privacy concerns. Using the ReadyCLOUD
mobile app or web portal, you'll now have anytime, anywhere access to your USB
drive at home.
Wired Connections: The modem router provides one coaxial
cable connector, four 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports, and one USB 2.0
- Coax Connector: The modem router's coax connector plugs
into your cable internet service provider's coax cable.
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The four RJ-45
GigabitEthernet ports (10/100/1000) with auto-sensing technology let you
make a wired connection to local LAN devices, like your computer, game
system, smart TV, and Blu-ray player.
- USB Port: The one USB-A 2.0 port lets you connect a USB
hard drive, flash drive, or printer to the modem router. USB storage devices
must be formatted in FAT16/32, NTFS, or Ext2/3/4. If you attach a USB
storage device to the modem router, you can access the storage device from
your local network or outside your local network via the internet.
High Security: Maintain the highest 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.
- Parental Controls: Keep your Internet browsing
experience safe and secure with free parental controls. It allows you to
limit access to certain web sites at certain times. For example no social
networking or gaming site access after dinner time.
- Guest Network Access: Separate & secure access for
guests. Guest networks create a completely separate WiFi network for your
guests' devices, ensuring they do not have access to your home network or to
the shared USB hard drive with all your personal data.
- Secure WiFi Connections: Secure WiFi connections offer
the highest level of WPA/WPA2/WPA2-PSK security with Double firewall
protection (SPI/NAT firewall) and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack prevention.
- Personal FTP Server: With your customized free URL, you
can use FTP to access your network when you aren't home through Dynamic DNS.
Browser-Based Installation: Browser-based installation makes
setup easy using an Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet,
Windows PC, or Mac computer/laptop.
Computer Requirements: The NETGEAR AC1900 is compatible with
Windows PC (8/7/Vista/XP/2000) and Mac computers (OS X). It also supports
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0
browsers or higher.