NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming WiFi AC2600 Router

We have worked tirelessly with gamers to engineer features that deliver best-in-class performance, customization and ease-of-use for the ultimate network environment for gameplay. There should not be anything on your network that prevents you from having the ultimate game experience. With Nighthawk Pro Gaming, you will now have the power to win



  • Gaming Dashboard-Customizable view of real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping, etc.
  • Geo-Filter-Control your lag by limiting distance to game servers or other players
  • Gaming VPN Client Support-Protect your network identity and prevent DoS attacks
  • Network Monitor-Check bandwidthhogging devices and identify what causes lag
  • Quad Stream & 160MHz for faster speeds
  • MU-MIMO support for simultaneous streaming
  • Quality of Service-Prioritize gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device
  • Beamforming+ for more reliable connections
  • ReadySHARE USB to share your USB hard drive & printer
  • ReadySHARE Vault-PC software for automatic backup to USB hard drive connected to the router

Package Contents

  • XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router (XR500)
  • 4 detachable antennas
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter

Competition Tested. Gamer Approved.

Built to transform your gaming experience and give you the power to win.


Get blazing-fast WiFi & enjoy a lag-free WiFi experience for VR gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • BLAZING FAST WIFI-Up to 2.53 Gbps 2.53Gbps
  • QUAD STREAM-Up to four data streams per WiFi band maximizes connection speed
  • MU-MIMO-Multi-user MIMO enables simultaneous streaming to mobile devices
  • DUAL CORE PROCESSOR-Dual core 1.7GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
  • GIGABIT WIFI-Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds
  • GIGABIT WIRED-Ideal for HD gaming & video

Pro Gaming

Stay in the game with reliable connectivity for fast-paced gaming. Optimize your Internet connection by stabilizing ping and reducing lag spikes

  • GAMING DASHBOARD-Customizable view of real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping, etc.
  • GEO-FILTER-Control your lag by limiting distance to game servers or other players
  • QUALITY OF SERVICE-Prioritize gaming devices and allocate XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
  • GAMING VPN CLIENT SUPPORT-Protect your network identity VPN and prevent DDoS attacks
  • NETWORK MONITOR-Check bandwidth-hogging devices and identify what causes lag

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home

  • ULTIMATE RANGE-WiFi coverage throughout very large homes
  • ANTENNAS-High-power amplifiers with 4 external antennas

Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)

Traditional WiFi routers can stream data to only one device in the home at a time. When multiple devices are connected to the router, each device needs to take its turn, and then wait before receiving more data. This can lead to slower network and Internet speeds. Using Multi-User MIMO technology, NETGEAR routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads and smoother streaming for your devices.

Technical Specifications

  • AC2600 (800Mbps @2.4GHz-256QAM support +1733Mbps @5GHz 11ac)
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi – Tx/Rx 4×4 (2.4GHz)+ 4×4 (5GHz)
  • 4×4 11ac 80MHz + 2×2-160/80+80MHz
  • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
  • Powerful dual core 1.7GHz processor
  • Four (4) high-performance external antennas
  • Memory: 256MB flash and 512MB RAM
  • IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/Off LED light switch


  • VPN support-secure remote access
  • WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 9.6 x 2.2 in (321.9 x 243.7 x 55.0 mm)
  • Weight: 1.77lb (801g)


  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps-(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP,2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome 55 or higher, Firefox 45 or higher, Safari 10 or higher
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