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AC1600 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit


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The NETGEAR AC1600 Smart WiFi Router is an incredibly fast router delivering AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. External antennas provide improved WiFi coverage for larger homes. This router offers 3x faster speed than similar 802.11n and more reliable streaming for mobile phones and tablets. It delivers the speed and reliability needed for applications such as lag-free multiple HD video streaming, multi-player gaming, ultra-fast speed and a secure and reliable connection to the Internet. The AC1600 Smart WiFi Router also includes Nighthawk™ App to easily set, update and configure your router. Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices, it enables HD streaming throughout your home. With up to 300+1300Mbps† 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. The 880MHz processor delivers highperformance connectivity, while the USB 2.0 port provides wireless access and sharing of USB hard drives.

Key Benefits

  • AC1600 WiFi—300+1300Mbps† speeds
  • For up to 20 devices and 1600 square foot coverage
  • Nighthawk® App—Easily set up and monitor your home network
  • Great for 4K streaming, online gaming, and Smart Home devices
  • Easy setup—get online in minutes
  • 880MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity
  • USB 2.0 port—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive
  • Connectivity for the latest dual band mobile WiFi devices like iPad®/iPhone®

Nighthawk® App

The Nighthawk® App makes it easy to set up your router and get the most 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 manage your connected devices, check your Internet connection speeds and much more!

  • Remote Management—Easily monitor your home network anytime, anywhere
  • Traffic Meter—Track Internet data usage
  • Guest Networks—Setup separate WiFi access for guests
  • Quick Setup— Get connected in just minutes


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!


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

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. The Better WiFi Range NETGEAR AC1600 Smart WiFi Router with high-powered external antennas provides WiFi connectivity throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices.


Relive memories and share them with others. Find photos, videos and music stored on a shared USB hard drive and enjoy them on your DLNA TV right from your couch. If it's secure and shared storage access you want NETGEAR has easy ways to do it.

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, which gives you smoother HD video streaming and low-latency online gaming.


Speed makes HD video better. Speed makes online gaming awesome. Speed makes all your devices really go. And anyplace you need speed, with NETGEAR you got it. Extreme download speeds up to 300+1300Mbps. Next generation 11ac WiFi with dual band technology providing whole home coverage with Gigabit wired and wireless connection. Everything you need for a fast, fast, fast connected home.


NETGEAR R6260 Specifications
AC1600 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit
Package Contents
  • AC1600 Smart WiFi Router (R6260)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter, localized to country of sale
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 9.27 x 5.94 x 2.14 in (235.51 x 150.76 x 54.5 mm)
  • Weight: 0.75lbs (340g)
Technical Specifications
  • AC1600 (300+1300Mbps)†
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
  • WiFi Transmitters/Receivers (Tx/Rx) - 2x2 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • Memory: 128MB NAND flash and 128MB DDR3 RAM
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Enhanced Parental Controls to manage web filtering & accessibility by profiles or devices
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with autosensing technology
  • Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
  • Free custom URL using NETGEAR Dynamic DNS service
System Requirements
  • 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 300Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6205/6235, 3x3 450Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6300/5300, or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6210 for maximum performance
  • 90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorized reseller
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*90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from authorized reseller.

† Up to 1600Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1600Mbps devices. 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.


Download the NETGEAR R6260 Datasheet (PDF).

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