The NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500V2 router with quad-stream X4 architecture and four highly effective antennas combines four Wi-Fi streams to deliver Wi-Fi connection speeds of up to 1.73 Gbps and a combined speed of 2.33 Gbps. With dynamic Quality of Service, the NETGEAR R7500V2 router optimizes efficiency based on the application and the device and automatically performs cloud updates to optimize the most popular applications and services. You can stream your stored media files on any device anywhere on the network. You can even share your music with Airplay-compatible devices from a USB hard drive connected to the router.



  1. Up To 2.33Gbps Wi-Fi: If you are looking for the best that Wi-Fi can offer, you need to look no further than the Netgear Nighthawk X4. The NETGEAR Nighthawk R7500V2 offers wireless data rates of up to 2.33Gbps.
  2. MU-MIMO / Quad-Stream Architecture: With Quad Stream architecture the NETGEAR Nighthawk R7500V2 router offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds. MU-MIMO technology means that multiple users can take advantage of fast speeds simultaneously. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 can use the affected wireless signals to its own advantage when you are living in a house that has lots of furniture and the signals get scattered or absorbed.
  3. Fast and Efficient Processing: If you are downloading or streaming videos around the home, you want to make sure your router can cope up with the heavy loads of traffic whether it be on wireless or wired transfers.
  4. Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS): Netgear’s Dynamic QoS application helps you get the most out of your network and Wi-Fi connection. Dynamic QoS conserves and prioritizes traffic so that the receptive traffic is not congested with less important traffic.
  5. Best Storage Ports: With the NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500 v2 you now have all the hardware capability to enjoy lag-free and fast network storage. This is great if you have High Definition (HD) videos on a USB or eSATA drive that you want to stream around your home. You can voluntarily use Netgear’s Ready Share Vault software to back up and move files from your computer to any drive attached to the X4.
  6. Beam forming+: Beamforming+ is a method of transmitting extended signals further by adjusting the signal phase. This extends coverage as the router is not sending a signal in all directions all of the time. It also means that reliability and data rates are increased over longer distances as the signal is relatively stronger.
  7. 4 External High Power Antennas: With four adjustable external antennas, you can adjust the polarization of your Wi-Fi coverage to suit the aesthetics of your home. This is particularly useful if you have a multi-level home.?


  1. In order to set up the NETGEAR Nighthawk R7500V2 first of all, you need to determine where to attach the antennas.
  2. You need to match the labels on the antennas with the labels on the router.
  3. After that, you will need to attach the antennas on the threaded antenna posts. Make sure you position the antennas vertically for the best Wi-Fi performance.
  4. Unplug your modem’s power. If the modem uses a battery backup, remove the battery. Plug in your modem and put the battery back in.
  5. Cable the modem to the yellow Internet port on the NETGEAR router.  The Power LED will turn white when the router is ready.
  6. You can even use an Ethernet cable or connect with Wi-Fi.
  7. To connect with the Wi-Fi, use the Wi-Fi network name and password on the product label.
  8. Launch a web browser and the NETGEAR genie will automatically display.
  9. If you do not see the NETGEAR genie, enter in the address field of the internet browser.
  10. Enter the default username and password and you will be good to go.

During the installation process, genie prompts you to download two free apps:


  1. NETGEAR genie app: A personal dashboard that lets you monitor, control, and repair your home network.
  2. Ready SHARE Vault app: Ready SHARE Vault app allows automated continuous backup of a Windows system to a USB device that is connected to your router.


Why do I need to have the latest firmware on my NETGEAR Nighthawk R7500v2?

The latest firmware increases the functionality and performance of your NETGEAR router. The updated firmware will correct security issues and add improved features to the NETGEAR router.

How do I use the WPS Wizard on my NETGEAR Nighthawk router?

The WPS Wizard helps you add a wireless computer or device to your Wi-Fi network without entering the Wi-Fi password. To use WPS:

  1. Launch an internet browser from a computer or any Wi-Fi device that is connected to your router’s network.
  2. Enter
  3. Enter the router username and password. The username and password are case-sensitive.
  4. Select ADVANCED and click on WPS Wizard.
  5. Select a radio button to choose a setup method:

    • Push button: After you select this radio button, click the WPS button on the page.
    • PIN Number: After you select this radio button you need to enter the Wi-Fi device security PIN and click the Next button.
  6. Within two minutes, go to the Wi-Fi device and use its WPS software to connect to the Wi-Fi network. The WPS process automatically configures your Wi-Fi device with the Wi-Fi password when it connects to your home or office network. The router WPS page will display a confirmation message.