Got game? Well, this is the router for you! Built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind, this next generation gigabit WiFi router has a 1GHz dual core processor and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. No matter where you WiFi, Nighthawk has you covered with Beamforming+ and built in high powered amplifiers and external antennas.

What's New:

  • [New Feature] Certified for CE DFS Channels: Supports 5G band 2 and 5G band 3 channels for European Countries: Channel 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, and 112.
  • Added a manual database rescan button for DLNA.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some WiFi stability issues.
  • Fixed the MAC 10.10 home route issue for VPN service.
  • Forces the PPPoE connection mode to “Always on” when ReadyCLOUD is enabled. This is to prevent ReadyCLOUD access failure when the PPPoE Internet idle times out.
  • Fixed the issue where ReadyCLOUD registration sometimes fails in areas of China.
  • Fixed the issue where the USB printer can’t be used when access control set to “Block all new devices from connecting”.
  • Fixed the issue where the remote router management fails in some browsers.

To Install:

Note: To avoid wireless disconnect issue during the firmware download process, NETGEAR recommends that firmware upgrade be performed on a computer with wired connection.

  • Write down all the settings which you changed from the default values, since you may need to re-enter them manually.
  • Download and extract the new firmware to a convenient place such as your desktop.
  • Log in to the router using a Web browser. The URL is
  • Click ADVANCED tab > Administration > Firmware Upgrade.
  • Click Browse and find the file you just downloaded.
  • Click Upload. Do not interrupt the upgrade while the router does this step.

Important Note:

  • The upgrade process is completed when the on screen progress bar completes. If power LED light turns amber and blinking, power cycle the router to complete the upgrade.
  • If the upgrade progress bar on web GUI doesn't display correctly during firmware upgrade, you can still check the status using Power LED. The Power LED should be blinking (amber) during firmware upgrade. After firmware upgrade is done and boots up the system, it changes to steady amber color.

Please DO NOT power off or reboot the device during firmware upgrade, otherwise, it may result to a corrupt firmware and cause the device not to work.

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NetGear Nighthawk R7000 Router Firmware