Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 AC2600 Dual Band WiFi Router with Geo Filter

Model: XR500-100AUS

SKU: 577854 Product ID: 878390

  • Gaming VPN Client Support
  • Gaming Dashboad - Customizable view of real-time bandwidth utilization
  • Control your lag by limiting distance to game servers or other players
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    XR500 Nighthawk® Pro Gaming WiFi Router uses state-of-the-art software to optimize your Internet connection by stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you in the game with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming. Personalize your gaming dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping and many other parameters. Limit lag and get a guaranteed local connection with Geo Filter or enable Quality of Service for prioritized gaming devices and allocated bandwidth. VPN Client protects your network identity and prevents DDoS attacks. Blazing-fast 2.6Gbps WiFi speeds, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a dual core 1.7GHz processor make online and network gaming frustration free.

    Guarantee Local Connection & Eliminate Lag
    Geo Filter lets you fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players. You can get a guaranteed local connection and create a blacklist or whitelist of your preferred servers.

    Monitor Internet Utilization & Live Game Ping
    Keep an eye on real-time bandwidth utilization with the Internet Utilization Monitor. Reveal bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag and slowing your game.

    Prioritize Your Gaming Traffic
    Prioritize gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network with Quality of Service (QoS). Control the maximum upload and download speeds per device on the network to minimize sudden lag spikes while gaming.

    Customizable Dashboard
    Personalize your gaming dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping and many other parameters
    on a single screen.

    Key Features

    Blazing Fast Wifi
    Up to 2.53 Gbps 2.53Gbps

    Quad Stream
    Up to four data streams per WiFi band maximizes connection speed

    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

    Gaming Dashboard
    Customizable view of real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping, etc.

    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

    Ultimate Range
    WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

    High-power amplifiers with 4 external antennas

    Readyshare® USB Access
    Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two USB ports

    Two Superspeed USB 3.0 Ports
    Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

    Readyshare® Vault
    PC software automatically backs up to USB hard drive connected to the router

    Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections

    Simultaneous Dual Band Wifi
    Supports two WiFi bands simultaneously to double the available bandwidth and provide a reliable, dedicated WiFi network for smooth online gaming without any network congestion

    Additional DFS Channels
    15 more channels in 5GHz for interference free gaming experience


    Network device type - Router

    Data speed (Mbps) - 2530

    Frequency band - Dual Band (2.4/5.0GHz)

    Wireless Range - For Medium to Large Homes

    Beamforming - True

    PC Gaming Device - Gaming router

    USB Portable HDD Access - True

    USB Version - 3.0

    USB Ports - 2

    USB 3.0 Ports - 2

    Ethernet / LAN ports - 5

    Wi-Fi - 802.11 ac

    WPA - True

    WPA2 - True

    Mac compatible - True

    Manufacturer's warranty - 2 Years


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb routeru Very simple to setup with the built In OS holding your hand every step but also giving you just about every advanced option if you are an advanced user. Advanced monitoring allowing you to see what’s connected and to control access to devices QOS To allow bandwidth allocation and to prioritise devises on your network. Geo-Filter to help with those pings from over seas servers (have noticed a reduction on all my MMOs of up to 100 ping) Auto firmware updating Plus much much more Including a mobile app to remotely monitor and changes settings A great investment if you’re a gamer, streamer, novice or just want a reliable router.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pros & Cons I am TPG NBN (FTTC) and having this router about for 4 months. Pros: Very stable & solid WiFi performance in overall. Disk writing speed impressive. Hits 600Mbps over USB 3.0. nearly double speed than my ex ASUS RT-AC88U. Cons: Can be used only as router ! Internet setup wizard does not detect internet connection when the router is connected to FTTC NBN connection box VIA Ethernet port. You have to manually setup internet connection by VLAN tagging, but here is another issue. When the router successfully have Internet connection by enabling VLAN tagging(VLAN ID 2, Priority 0 for TPG), NAS & WiFi network printer lose connection. Need a firmware update to fix the issue.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome gaming router! First week owning router so far so awesome. Installation was very easy just plug in and follow the easy steps and your connected. Love the gaming settings QoS making managing a house full of wifi products easy to control also the geo filtering works great. Net Duma OS is a added bonus which makings managing the router easy and professionally. I will definitely keep buying netgear products in the future! 10/10 guys
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable router! Makes my internet more enjoyable experience. Works well with Telstra NBN.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit. Lightning fast. Great software Good unit, easy to install. But it's the Nighthawk software that make it outstanding. Easy to use and very versatile
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for gaming I had an issue of high lag during online games because of the server regions. My netgear xr500 has now solved the issue and I am able to play games smoothly. Highly recommended for gamers.
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like magic I bought this product as a recent housemate moving in (and streaming 4K Netflix) made my internet have lag spikes up to 1000ms while gaming. The set up was fairly straight forward and from the minute I linked it with my computer and turned on Mu-MIMO as well as the QoS services, I started getting consitent 30-40ms (the best you're gonna get in Aus lets be honest) every game! Love it and do not regret the decision at all! Look forward to using the geofilter function when I start playing Halo again on the Xbox...
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Improvement Great improvement for the kids gaming, compared with just the standard TG-1.
Date published: 2019-04-13
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