Nighthawk® X4S VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Enjoy Faster Speeds and Simultaneous Streaming

Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router with MU-MIMO and Quad Stream technology delivers WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously for faster speeds. Get ultimate WiFi speeds of up to 2.53Gbps, with a powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor. Enjoy smoother streaming and gaming by prioritizing application and device with Dynamic QoS. Includes auto detection for universal DSL support, compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ASDSL2, and ADSL2+. Features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD® , OpenVPN, and Kwilt app support help you manage your network, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere.

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  • Quad Stream AC2600 WiFi for speeds up to 2.53Gbps (800+1733Mbps)
  • Next generation Wave2 WiFi
  • Dual Core 1.4GHz processor boosts performance for gaming and streaming
  • Built in high speed modem compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+
  • Auto Detection for Universal DSL Support
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for universal Internet service compatibility
  • Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA ports for external storage
  • Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
  • Manage your home network with NETGEAR genie
  • NEW & IMPROVED FEATURES: Your Nighthawk X4S modem router now includes ReadyCLOUD, Open VPN access on mobile devices, and Kwilt integration.

Wave 2 MU-MIMO Technology

When multiple devices are connected to the router, each device needs to take it's turn and then wait before receiving more data. This leads to slower network and Internet speeds. MU-MIMO technology delivers high-speed data streams to up to three devices simultaneously, so there's less waiting, boosting overall network speeds for all WiFi devices.

Dynamic QoS

Reduce buffering and lag while gaming or streaming. Based on an advanced application and device aware prioritization technology, Dynamic QoS intelligently allocates bandwidth to the most important activities in your home.

Powerful Processors

Make sure you have enough processing power to run all the network-heavy applications throughout your connected home. With an unmatched 1.4GHz dual core processor, you'll have unparalleled performance for gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity.

Built for Gaming, Streaming and Mobility

Take gaming and streaming to the next level. Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) and Quad Stream technology delivers WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously for faster speeds while Dynamic QoS prioritizes Internet traffic by application and device for lag-free connections. Roam freely on your mobile devices with increased range from Quad Stream Wave 2 WiFi. Beamforming+ and four high powered antennas and amplifiers increase coverage, dependability and performance.


The twin USB 3.0 ports and eSATA port provide speed and flexibility when you connect your external storage to your Nighthawk X4S. Enjoy fast, wireless access to your high-capacity hard drives from anywhere. Then keep it safe with free ReadyShare Vault PC software and schedule automatic hassle-free backups to safeguard precious photos and files from any PC directly to the connected USB storage.

Share and Access Your Photos

Access and share your files stored on a USB Drive through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® USB Access. Simply plug your USB hard drive into your NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi Router to create secure personal cloud storage for anytime, anywhere access to your USB drive at home. And now with the latest Kwilt integration you can not only access all your photos stored on social media, but you can now add your external USB storage device connected to Nighthawk as a source of pictures, so you can search, index and share all of your photos from your iOS Kwilt app. 

To learn more about how NETGEAR and Kwilt work together, visit


Get the fastest WiFi currently available and enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • D780 Product Diagram

    World's fastest WiFi —Up to 2.53 Gbps†

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

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video

  • Dual core processor—Dual-core 1.4GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance

  • Cable or Fiber—Also connects to cable modem via Gigabit

  • VDSL MODEM—Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

  • Antennas—High-powered amplifiers with 4 external antennas


There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Quad Stream—Quad Stream Wave 2 WiFi increases WiFi range for mobile devices

  • Dynamic QoS—Delivers bandwidth prioritization by application & device

  • Beamforming+ — Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections. on 2.4 and 5GHz bands


With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos and music to wireless printing. And make sure you keep it safe by using the included ReadySHARE Vault application for backing up Windows-based PCs.

  • DLNA®—Find and play your media on DLNA TVs, game consoles & media players

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

  • eSATA—One (1) eSATA port for storing and streaming

  • Two super speed USB 3.0 ports—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

  • MU-MIMO—Multi-user MIMO enables simultaneous streaming to mobile devices

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

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

  • ReadySHARE Vault—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

  • iTunes® compatible—Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay or Apple Remote

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!

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

  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network

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

  • WiFi and power on/off—Convenient power savings


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

  • VPN support—Now with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android, securely access your home network and Internet connection from your mobile device remotely.

  • Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate and secure access for guests

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

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

Product Number
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
D780 Product Diagram
  • DSL Modem—Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
WiFi Performance
  • AC2600 (800 Mbps + 1733 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of ADSL Ports
  • One (1) DSL port, supports ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ and VDSL/VDSL2
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
Key Features
  • Extreme combined WiFi speed—up to 2.53 Gbps
  • Dual Core 1.4GHz processor boosts performance for gaming and streaming
  • Two-in-One—DSL Modem + AC2600 WiFi Router
  • Auto Detection for Universal DSL Support
  • Open Source support on
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port provides universal compatibility with any Internet service
  • Compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
  • IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Using Kwilt, view and share all your photos from social media and now from your Nighthawk Router attached USB storage
  • Now with OpenVPN Connect app on iOS and Android, securely access your home network from your mobile device
  • Manage home network and provide guest access remotely using NETGEAR genie®
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—secure remote access
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Product Diagram
D780 Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 285 x 185 x 50 mm (11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 in)
  • Weight: 840 g (1.85 lb)
Package Contents
  • Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone cable
  • DSL filter
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter, localized to country of sale
  • One (1) eSATA port
  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • One (1) VDSL/ADSL port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
System Requirements
  • ADSL broadband Internet service
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® IE 9 & 10, Firefox® 4.0, Safari® 6.2.6, or Google Chrome® 11.0 browsers or higher

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1733 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 600 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.

    24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.


Intensify Your Game Play & Reduce Lag.

Nighthawk X4S offers extreme WiFi speed for gaming—Up to 2.53Gbps and 160MHz bandwidth further reduces the lag. The dual-core 1.7GHz processor boosts WiFi, wired, and WAN-to-LAN performance, while Dynamic QoS prioritizes Internet traffic by application and device for lag-free gaming. Powerful amplifiers and four high performance external antennas give you extreme WiFi connectivity throughout large homes and even backyards, while Beamforming+ focuses WiFi signals for better WiFi range and performance.

Enjoy Uninterrupted Streaming.

Stop buffering and start enjoying uninterrupted streaming media for everyone in your home. Nighthawk X4S delivers the single fastest available WiFi connection to any one device, up to 1.73Gbps, and a total of 2.53Gbps. 160MHz support makes it easier to stream 4K content in pristine quality. With Quad-Stream X4S Architecture you’ll enjoy the ability to stream multiple HD videos at the same time. Dynamic QoS prioritizes your WiFi bandwidth by application, such as Netflix as well as by device for smoother streaming. Stream your own media by connecting USB 3.0 or eSATA storage devices and access it from anywhere.



Maximize Your Range for All Mobile Devices.

Double the bandwidth with 160MHz support and dramatically increase WiFi range for mobile devices with Quad-Stream X4S Architecture. MU-MIMO gives you faster speeds with simultaneously streamed data for multiple devices. Beamforming+ boosts speed and range, while Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization optimizes your Internet speed for gaming and streaming. Powerful amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas give you greater WiFi range throughout large homes and even backyards. With EZ Mobile Connect on NETGEAR genie® app, you can connect to WiFi securely by simply scanning a QR code.

Network Control So Easy...It's Like Magic

NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. More than six million downloads of the genie App lets users easily monitor, connect & control their home network from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device or the user manual below.

With Remote access, Magic follows you while away from home

Now, genie can now be accessed even when you are away from home! With genie remote feature, some routers can be managed from anywhere, anytime – you can provide easy guest access, look at the network map, even reboot your router – all while you are away.

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

  • NETGEAR genie app allows you to control your wifi network on your smartphone or tablet.

Download Apps For Smartphones & Tablets – iOS & Android

Here's what you can do with your genie app...

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  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint® compatible to print from an iPad® or iPhone®
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • Parental controls—Manage web filtering and accessibility by profiles or devices
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • For PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, & Android® devices