Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

Hardware Overview of the Router
Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900, in this manual referred to as the router, delivers
combined WiFi connection speeds of up to AC1900 WiFi (600 Mbps
 on 2.4 GHz 802.11n and 1300 Mbps
 on 5 GHz
802.11ac). Both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios can be active simultaneously.
Nighthawk, powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor, is ideal for bandwidth-hungry activities such as online gaming
and video streaming. High-powered amplifiers with antennas provide WiFi coverage anywhere around your home, inside
or out.
For gamers, Nighthawk supports upstream Quality of Service (QoS) optimized for online game play with game consoles
like Xbox. For uninterrupted HD streaming media, Nighthawk features downstream QoS to identify and prioritize streaming
traffic from websites like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu Plus.
Nighthawk provides fast central storage, backup, and streaming to every device in your home with the USB 3.0 port (10
times faster than USB 2.0). Sharing content across your network is easy, whether you’re accessing stored photos and
music or printing over WiFi. Stream your stored media files anywhere on the network to DLNA screens. Share your
music to AirPlay-compatible devices from the USB hard drive connected to the router. Use the free NETGEAR
ReadySHARE Vault app to back up your Windows computers to a USB hard drive connected to Nighthawk.
The chapter contains the following sections:
 on page 12
 on page 14
 on page 15
 on page 17
1. Maximum WiFi signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and WiFi coverage will vary. Network conditions and
environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and
WiFi coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac
1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps.
2. Up to 1300 Mbps WiFi speeds can be achieved when you are connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.
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