NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 Wi-Fi Router with 4 Ethernet Ports and Wireless speeds up to 2.6 Gbps, AC2600, Optimized for Low ping

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XR500 Gaming Router
Frequency band class Dual-Band
Data transfer rate 2300 Megabits Per Second
Wireless Type 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g
Number of ports 4

About this item

  • Minimize ping and maximize performance with four 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports for lag free, wired connectivity and 1.7 GHz dual core processor network efficiency
  • Amp up your Wi-Fi with AC2600 dual band router that delivers blazing fast speeds up to 2.6 Gbps
  • Put your gaming traffic in a designated express lane with advanced Quality of Service, bypassing network congestion and reducing lag spikes, jumps and jitters
  • Make every millisecond count by using geo filtering to connect to the closest servers and players so you can respond and dominate
  • Monitor your network and game ping in real time so you can see who's hogging the bandwidth by device and application
  • Protect your network identity by connecting to a secure gaming VPN server
  • Optimized to give you the lowest ping possible on Fortnite, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Overwatch, PubG, CS:GO, and more
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Model:XR500 Gaming Router

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NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Dual-Band AC2600 (2.6 Gbps) Smart Wi-Fi Router - Fortnite optimised

AC2600 WIFI ROUTER. Nighthawk Pro Gaming is designed for the ultimate gaming performance. The XR500 Router takes the best-in-class Nighthawk features with cutting edge software, giving you the power to win. Compete in FPS games and make sure that your Twitch stream has the highest quality with stability. Optimize game performance and kill lag before network issues arise.

Note: Lights now showing on the front could be that the light switch on the back of the router has been turned off or from the GUI.

Power to Win

The XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router uses state-of-the-art software to optimise your internet connection by stabilising ping, reducing lag spikes and keeping you in the game with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming.


  • Gaming DashboardView real-time bandwidth utilisation by device
  • Geo FilterLimit distance to servers or other players
  • Network MonitorIdentify applications that could be causing lag
  • Quality of ServicePrioritise gaming devices over others to prevent lag spikes
  • Gaming VPNSupport your existing VPN service
  • AC2600 Dual Band Wi-FiFast and reliable Wi-Fi
  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet PortsMaximised wired speeds
  • Dual-core 1.7GHz ProcessorSupport multiple devices and demanding traffic
  • 2x USB 3.0 Ports — Access media or connect a printer

Customisable Dashboard

Personalise your gaming dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilisation by device, ping and many other parameters on a single screen.

Assured local connection and eliminate lag

Geo-Filter lets you fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players. You can get a assured local connection and blacklist laggy opponents and whitelist your friends.

Prioritise your gaming traffic

Prioritise gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag. Easily control the maximum upload and download speeds per device on the network to minimise sudden lag spikes while gaming.

Up to 2.6Gbps wireless speeds

Four (4) external antennas for better Wi-Fi coverage, faster speeds and less interference. Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming, Quad-Stream and 160MHz for accelerated speeds.

Powerful processor for smoother performance

The Dual-core 1.7GHz Processor keeps the speed consistent and reliable for your connected devices. Supports many devices for better VR gaming, 4K streaming, surfing and more.

Wired connections for optimal performance

Keep your gaming devices connected at all times. Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports maximise wired speeds ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-quality streaming.


Maintain high security across your network to ensure your privacy and family is safe while online. VPN, WPA/WPA2 and the Gaming VPN client support protects your network identity and prevents DDoS attacks.

Set Contains:

XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router (XR500), 4 detachable antennas, Ethernet cable, Quick start guide, Power adapter

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1.0 out of 5 stars Is the XR500 Really Worth the Money? Not really!! Don't listen to all the hype!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy setup, rock solid reliability, speedy performance, very good WiFi coverage
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2018
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Mike Richards
1.0 out of 5 stars Auto-updated to an unsupported version of firmware, Netgear support useless
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy internet control for gamers and busy households
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy internet control for gamers and busy households
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2018
The 'NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming' offers incredible internet controls tailored towards gamers whilst being user-friendly enough for non-tech wizards to work with.

· DumaOS is an easy-to-use, yet very powerful tool
· Quick and easy to set up
· Strong, reliable connection
· Can monitor and diagnose internet issues easily
· Design is unique and allows for sufficient cooling

· Wireless range/performance could be better
· Expensive hardware if you won't use DumaOS
· Large and unique design won't be for everyone

The DumaOS is the star of the show, as this web management tool grants the user an efficient way of monitoring your network, handling your bandwidth allocation and keeping your connections secure, all via a clean and simple dashboard.

If you're a console gamer, the the NETGEAR XR500 router and DumaOS won't turn you from 'scrub' to 'pro' overnight, but it will help you keep your connection steady and secure, whilst enabling you to see the ping of hosts (we've all played in those games where the host is nigh invincible) and blacklist those dial-up connections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up and made an amazing difference
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 July 2020
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