Nighthawk 4G LTE Modem Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Stay Connected with Mobile Broadband Access

The NETGEAR Nighthawk® AC1900 WiFi 4G LTE Modem Router gives your wireless and wired devices ultra-fast broadband network access from a mobile office, remote workplace or vacation home. It can also be used as 4G LTE backup for your existing wired network at home.

Model: R7100LG
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Whether you're working from a remote work location, attending a conference, or in your recreational vehicle, you can be assured that you're always connected. You'll stay connected even if your 4G connection isn't strong enough or if your wired connection goes down. At home, enjoy uninterrupted video streaming and gaming with a stable WiFi connection. NETGEAR Nighthawk R7100LG maintains the highest security across your network to ensure your family's privacy and safety while online.

WiFi 4G LTE Modem Router

  • Two-in-One—LTE Modem + AC1900 WiFi Router
  • Extreme WiFi speed from Broadband access—Up to 300Mbps with 4G LTE or up to 1900Mbps with wired
  • Perfect when wired connectivity is unavailable, inconvenient or slow
  • Dual core 1GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-to-LAN performance
  • Advanced QoS intelligently prioritizes video streaming and gaming
  • Extreme range with high-powered amplifiers and external antennas for best connectivity
  • Open source support
  • NETGEAR genie® App— a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network from anywhere


Get the fast 4G LTE currently available & enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • 4G LTE connectivity—Get anytime, anywhere access to super-fast 4G LTE networks. LTE Category 6 (300Mbps) network

  • World's fastest WiFi - Up to 600+1300Mbps.

  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video

  • Dual core processor—Dual-core 1GHz processor boosts wireless, wired and WAN-to-LAN performance

WiFi Range

Whether you’re at home or a remote location, you’ve got WiFi coverage no matter where your life takes you.

  • Optimal service—High-powered amplifiers with 3 external antennas for optimal 4G LTE service

  • Wired broadband— Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for wired broadband service as alternate connection


Enjoy fast, reliable connection anywhere and everywhere. With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity, from anywhere you are.

  • Simultaneous Dual Band—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

  • Advanced QoS—Downstream & upstream QoS automatically recognizes & prioritizes streaming & gaming applications

  • Failover—From wired to wireless conection and from wireless to wired connection


Share your 4G LTE broadband with more WiFi devices. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect wired devices to your network.

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive and printer via two (2) high-speed USB 3.0 ports

  • One super speed USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

Ease of Use

Insert a SIM card from your service provider, and 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!

  • Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network. Now includes remote access to manage your network away from home.

  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings


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

  • VPN support—On PC, MAC, & now also with OpenVPN® app on iOS & Android, securely access your home network & Internet connection from your mobile device remotely

  • Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

  • Secure WiFi connections—Highest-level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

  • Open source support—Download open source firmware from

  • Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

Product Number
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
  • 4G LTE Category 6
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1900 (300 + 1600 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Medium to large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
Key Features
  • AC1900 (600 Mbps @2.4GHz with 256 QAM support +1300 Mbps @5GHz 11ac)†
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • Powerful dual core 1GHz processor
  • High-powered amplifiers—Three (3) external antennas
  • LTE Category 6 (300Mbps download, 50Mbps upload), 2-band Carrier Aggregation (up to 40MHz)
  • Micro SIM 3FF slot, (SIM card not included)
  • LTE B1 (2100MHz), B3 (1800MHz), B7 (2600MHz), B8 (900MHz), B20 (800MHz), B38 (2600MHz), B40 (2300MHz)
  • 3G B1 (2100MHz), B8 (900MHz)
  • Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
  • Downstream & Upstream QoS—automatically recognize & prioritize applications
  • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/off LED lights option
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—secure remote access. Now also on Mobile devices.
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • 1GHz dual core
  • 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 12.05 x 10.3 x 8.0 in
  • Weight: 2.48 lb
Product Diagram
Package Contents
  • Nighthawk AC1900 4G LTE Modem Router (R7100LG)
  • Three (3) detachable antennas
  • One (1) 5 ft. Ethernet cables
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter, localized to country of sale
Router Standards
  • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
System Requirements
  • Active Internet connection
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

†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. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards.

Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices. 2.4GHz performance mode requires 256QAM support on WiFi client.

NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo, ReadySHARE, ReadyCLOUD, Nighthawk, and NETGEAR genie, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks are for reference purposes only. ©2016 NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is packaged with a limited warranty, that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller
    90-day complimentary technical support following purchase from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.


Always Connected

Never be without the Internet at home or in your small office when 4G LTE fail over can keep you connected. With the Nighthawk 4G LTE Modem Router you can stay online even when your DSL or Cable are off-line. Enjoy high-speed Internet with LTE in places where cable and DSL providers aren’t reliable or available. This AC1900 LTE modem router is ideal for mobile-only retail locations, like pop-up stores at trade shows, sporting events, festivals or even food trucks.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk R7100LG Modem Router can also deliver your primary connection for business-critical equipment including cameras, POS systems, and all your wireless devices.

Streaming, Gaming and Mobile

Boost your gaming and streaming performance with WiFi speeds of up to 1900 Mbps with the powerful 1GHz dual core processor.
Amplifiers and external antennas increase WiFi range for mobile devices throughout your home. Enjoy uninterrupted video streaming with advanced QoS. Easily find and play stored media on your TVs and game consoles using DLNA® server.


Network Control … At Your Fingertips

With the new look-and-feel and ease-of-use of NETGEAR genie, managing your router is fun. NETGEAR genie now supports a single sign-on (SSO) feature that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts. Easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share and stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device.

NETGEAR genie with remote access

When you enable the remote access feature, you can access your network through NETGEAR genie even when away from home. With genie remote features, all you need is your tablet or smartphone to diagnose and repair network issues, provide guest access, look at the network map, and even reboot your router.

See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.

NEW FEATURE - Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands by using Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill.

Learn more

Upgrade today to a Nighthawk to Fully Utilize genie App

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NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network.

  • Network Map—Allow or block access to your network using real-time map of connected devices
  • Traffic Meter—Track your Internet data usage
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • Parental Controls—Easy way to set online boundaries
  • For iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® devices