Smart WiFi Router

AC2000 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit

Model: R6850

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AC2000 Smart WiFi Router

The NETGEAR AC2000 Smart WiFi Router is an incredibly fast router delivering up to 2Gbps WiFi speeds. This router offers 3x faster speed than similar 802.11n and provides the best connectivity for dual band wireless devices. It delivers the speed and reliability needed for applications such as multiple HD video streaming and lag-free multi-player gaming, and reliable internet connections. With up to 300+1733Mbps speed, MU-MIMO and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring reliable WiFi connections throughout the home. External antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for more wireless coverage for larger homes. Frustration-free fast install using Nighthawk App get you online in matter of minutes.



Super fast download speeds up to 300+1733Mbps. Next generation 11ac WiFi with dual-band technology providing whole home coverage with Gigabit wired and wirelesss connection. Everything you need for a fast, fast, fast connected home.

AC2000 WiFi - Up to 300+1733Mbps

GIGABIT WIRED - Ideal for HD gaming & video

MU-MIMO - Go faster by simulateously streaming to multiple devices

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. The NETGEAR AC2000 Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi connectivity throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices.

BETTER RANGE: Wireless coverage for large homes


With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing.

DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

READYSHARE® USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via one (1) USB 2.0 port

Reliable Connections

Stay connected—with your devices, your media, and your friends. Simultaneous dual band WiFi provides two separate WiFi networks—2.4GHz for legacy devices and 5GHz which is less interference-prone for media streaming. The advanced QoS technology provides higher priority for media streaming application for smoother HD video streaming and low-latency online gaming.

SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

ADVANCED QoS—Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your WiFi.

PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT —Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)


Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

PARENTAL CONTROLS—Manage web filtering and accessibility by profiles or devices

GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests

SECURE WIFI CONNECTIONS—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

PERSONAL FTP SERVER—Customized free URL to create FTP server

High-Performance Connectivity

With up to 300+1733Mbps speed and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, it avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections. These technologies also provide ultimate connectivity for the latest dual band mobile devices like iPads and iPhones.

Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)

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


    • 802.11ac Dual Band WiFi


    • AC2000


    • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—Tx/Rx 2X2 (2.4GHz) + 2X2(5GHz)


    • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology


    • One (1) USB 2.0


    • 128MB NAND flash and 128MB DDR3 RAM


    • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)

  • IPV6

    • IPV6 support for improved performance

  • Product Diagram


    • Dimensions: 9.27 x 5.94 x 2.14 in (235.51 x 150.76 x 54.5 mm)

    • Weight: 0.83 lbs (377 g)


    • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

    • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz


    • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®

    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Microsoft® Edge, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

    • Use laptop with 2x2 300 Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6205/6235, 3x3 450Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6300/5300, or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6210 for maximum


    • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)

    • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)

    • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention


    • AC2000 Smart WiFi Router (R6850)

    • Ethernet cable

    • Quick start guide

    • Power adapter

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction.

NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with future standards.

Nighthawk App

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® App makes it easy to set up your router and get more out of your WiFi. With the app, you can install your router in few steps - just connect your mobile device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause Internet on your connected devices, run a quick Internet speed test and much more.