Netgear R7000 Product Details
The Netgear Nighthawk R7000 WiFi router supports combined wireless internet speeds of up to 1900 Mbps. This means that the 2 simultaneous dual-band networks (2.4GHz and 5GHz) work together to provide service adequate for most Gigabit internet plans.
Make the Most of the Nighthawk WiFi
To get the best signal strength and speeds possible, we recommend taking full advantage of your dual-band WiFi. Use the 2.4GHz wireless network for your mobile devices, and stationary devices that are located further away from your Netgear Nighthawk router. This network band stays strong over longer distances, but will have a slightly weaker speed than the 5GHz one.
Subsequently, you’ll want to use the 5GHz band for your gaming consoles, smart TVs and any other devices that rely on a faster connection to function properly. This signal band is not as able to pass through walls, glass or other building materials, so it’s best to keep devices using it in the same room, if possible.
As with everything, your mileage may vary, and we highly recommend downloading a free WiFi scanner app on your mobile device to ensure that you have the coverage you need, where you’ll be using it the most!
Cybersecurity for your Home
Protect your home network and all connected IoT, smart home and personal mobile devices safe and secure from cyber threats. NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender protects all your smart home devices from cyber threats or attacks including viruses, Trojans, spyware, ransomware, and more. Check security status for all your devices in one place and receive instant alerts when threats are blocked on any device.
Smart Parental Controls
Circle® Smart Parental Controls is the simple yet powerful way for families to manage content and time online on any connected device. Using the Circle app, you can set Time Limits for specific apps and websites, pause internet by device or by user with the press of a button, set a BedTime for each family member and their devices, and so much more.
Built for Gaming, Streaming and Mobility
Dynamic Quality of Service
- Netgear R7000 Wireless Router
- 3x Original Netgear Antennas
- Ethernet Cable
- Power Supply Cable
- Online Installation Manual
Additional R7000 Specs
- AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds
- 1GHz Dual Core Processor
- Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netﬂix® & others
- ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
- Nighthawk App – Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi.
- Works with Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant – Control your home network using voice commands
- Circle® Smart Parental Controls
- NEW: NETGEAR Armor™ – Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and all your devices
Netgear R7000 Manual & Product Guides
How to Find Your IP Address
This method works on Windows computers and does not require any software to be downloaded. You’ll be using command prompt to find the internal IP address so you can log into your WiFi router or modem router’s settings panel.
- Click the start menu in the bottom left of your screen.
- In the search bar in your start menu, type in “cmd.exe” and then click on that program when it appears in the search.
- When the program opens, you’ll see a black window on your screen with white text.
- Type into the program “ipconfig“, then hit Enter. Your window should look like the one shown below. The IP address circled below shows where your internal IP address will be on your command prompt window. Now you can move on to accessing your modem or modem router’s settings admin panel.
Netgear R7000 Firmware Download
To download the latest version of this modem’s firmware, we recommend visiting Netgear’s website.
Netgear R7000 WPS Button
Where is the WPS button on the Netgear R7000?
When looking at the wireless router from the front, find the light that’s furthest to the right. Even though it looks like it’s just a light, press this button to activate the WPS function of your router.
How to Setup Netgear R7000 as a Repeater
From the Manufacturer’s Website:
Extender (wireless repeater) mode enables you to connect a non-NETGEAR router to your Nighthawk router in order to extend your WiFi coverage. The non-NETGEAR router repeats your existing WiFi signal instead of broadcasting a new one.
You can also use your Nighthawk router as an extender and a non-NETGEAR router as your main router.
Note: If you set up your Netgear router as an extender (wireless repeater), important routing functions like network traffic management are not active. We recommend using your Netgear router as your main router and purchasing an extender to increase your WiFi coverage.
Note: Use a wired Ethernet connection during setup to avoid interfering with your wireless connection.
To enable the extender mode feature on your Nighthawk router:
- Launch an Internet browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to your Nighthawk router’s wireless network.
- Visit http://www.routerlogin.net. If http://www.routerlogin.net does not work, try the following:
3. Enter your user name and password.
The default user name is admin. The default password is password.
Note: The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC page displays.
4. Select Wireless and verify that the wireless settings of your Nighthawk router are correct.
5. Before enabling extender mode, Security Options must be set to None.
6. Click the ADVANCED tab.
7. Select Advanced Setup > Router/AP/Bridge/Repeating Mode.
8. Select Enable Wireless Repeating Function for the 2.4GHz or 5GHz WiFi band.
For more information, see What is the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless frequencies?.
9. Select the radio button for Wireless Repeater.
10. In the Repeater IP Address field, type the IP address of the router that you want to make the extender.
Note: Your router’s IP address is usually listed on a sticker located on your router. The last octet of the extender router’s IP address must be different than your main router’s IP address. For example, if your main router’s IP address is 192.168.1.1, your repeating router should have an IP address like 192.168.1.75.
For more information, see What is an IP address?.
11. (Optional) If you don’t want to use your extender router for WiFi, only for wired Ethernet connections, select Disable Wireless Client Association.
For example, you might choose this option if you are only setting up the extender to connect a wired printer, television, or other device to your network.
12. In the Base Station MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of your Nighthawk router.
Your router’s MAC address is on a sticker located on the back or bottom of your router.
13. Click Apply.
Your Nighthawk router is now in extender mode.