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NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000

Smart Dual Band Wi-Fi Router - top speed for your tasks

Recommended forHome office (1-5 users)
Supported VPN standardsOpenVPN
Max. number of VPN users3
Built-in WiFiyes
WiFi performanceAC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)
Processor1 GHz Dual Core
Additional featuresCircle Smart Parental Controls, Voice Control. Separate Guest Network, Nighthawk App
Device StatusActive

Our review:

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 R7000 is an excellent home or small business router, supporting up to 3 VPN users (one per platform). Powered by a 1GHz processor, it provides Gigabit connection speeds, making it one of the fastest 802.11ac NETGEAR routers.  

This router offers both an OpenVPN and 3rd party VPN firmware support, for those who want to tinker with OpenWRT or DD-WRT. In addition to VPN security, Nighthawk offers a bunch of unique features, including guest network access, parental controls, and a personal FTP server to ensure your safety.

On top of that, the NetGear Genie UI is pretty straightforward and makes it easy to configure the router even for beginners.

How to configure VPN on a NETGEAR Nighthawk router

You can prepare your NETGEAR Nighthawk to VPN connection in a few simple steps:

  1. Connect to the NETGEAR Nighthawk router (via wired or wireless connection)
  2. Log in to the NETGEAR genie
  3. Click "Advanced" > "Advanced Setup" > "VPN Service". Select "Enable VPN Service" and apply changes
  4. Click "For non-Windows" to download the configuration file

How to set up a VPN connection to a NETGEAR Nighthawk router on Mac or iOS

Follow these steps to configure a VPN Tracker connection to your NETGEAR Nighthawk router:

  1. Download VPN Tracker
  2. Add a new connection: Search for NETGEAR > Nighthawk and select "Create" to build a new VPN connection.
  3. Now just upload your OpenVPN configuration file to import the connection!.

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Please refer to the official NETGEAR website for more device info.