Netgear Nighthawk R7000 powered by Sabai OS

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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router Overview

The Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is a high octane WiFi router that boasts killer performance both wireless and wired, with a 1GHz dual core processor and massive range, so you never have to worry about not getting a signal in some rooms of the house.

It offers simultaneous dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz connectivity, which allows more devices to connect without slowing the network, and can handle the heaviest duty traffic.

The router was developed to be used for network intensive applications, such as gaming and high definition video streaming. In fact, it’s one of the best routers available for gaming due to its lightning fast connectivity.

But it’s not just gamers that will enjoy the power of the Netgear R7000. Media streaming also goes to a whole new level, as does mobile use, with high powered WiFi amplifiers and antennas that push the signal through the house, and even into the back yard.

It’s even powerful enough for office use, with more devices being able to connect and maintain great speeds across the network.

Add to this Sabai OS and you’ve got an incredibly versatile, highly secure, and easy to maintain super-router! Sabai OS is simple yet extremely powerful, with many advanced network options whilst being plug and play so you don’t need to worry if you’re not an IT professional.

It’s little wonder the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is our most popular router.

What’s in the box?

●      1x Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router, powered by Sabai OS firmware

●      1x Ethernet cable

●      1x Dual voltage American style power adapter

●      Setup instructions

●      One year of Sabai Freedom technical support

●      90 day satisfaction guarantee

*This product is dual voltage but comes with a standard American style plug. A simple power plug adapter can be purchased to accommodate other outlet types.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 features

Great Hardware

Great Operating System

  • 1900 Mbps 2.4GHz & 5GHz wireless AC

  • 802.11ac Dual band for maximum speed in gaming and HD streaming.

  • 3x External antenna for extended WiFi Range

  • Capable of servicing very large homes.

  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports

  • For the fastest, most reliable wired internet performance.

  • Great quality and hardware specs

  • 1GHz dual-core processor, 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM means this router is meant for extreme speed.

  • American Power Supply

  • Adaptable for global usage.

  • Note: European & Asian customers should purchase the optional dual voltage power supply.

  • Modified to run Sabai OS

  • Supports OpenVPN and PPTP VPN protocols

  • No-Flash, Simple 5-minute setup

  • Connects non-VPN compliant devices to VPN tunnel

  • The GATEWAYS feature allows device by device assignment of local internet and VPN access

  • Supports all wired and wireless devices

  • Advanced networking options made easy, such as network accessible storage & network printing

  • Easily connect VPN to Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Wii, Tablets, and more

  • Automatically connect your devices to your VPN IP address


Netgear Nighthawk R7000 VPN Router Setup

At Sabai Technology, we are committed to customer service. The Sabai VPN Router setup is created with beginners in mind and Technical Support is available for customers who need assistance. Plug and play style, Sabai OS is particularly easy when compared with DIY options such as DD-WRT.

Getting started

To set up your Sabai OS powered Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router:

  1. Unplug your modem from the power supply
  2. Connect your router to the modem via ethernet cable
  3. Plug in your Netgear R7000 router and modem to the power socket
  4. Start up the modem and router
  5. Open your web browser and type into the address bar:
  6. Enter the password that came with your router

Now you’re at the Sabai OS home screen, Follow the instructions in this guide to finish setting up your VPN router.


Sabai Technology's most unique and popular advanced networking feature is Gateways. This feature provides a list of all the devices on your network, and allows you to designate whether they should use your local IP address, your VPN IP address, and/or your VPN Accelerator IP address. (What is the VPN Accelerator?) All of this control from one single router connection can only come from Sabai.

Multiple wireless networks in one home can slow down both connections. Everyone knows that when it comes to VPN, speed is crucial - especially if the main goal of your VPN account is entertainment! Gateways means that your laptop can be on local internet and your Smart TV on VPN to the UK or US, every time you boot up. No interference. No switching networks.

Follow these instructions in the guide mentioned above to setup gateways on your Netgear R7000 VPN Router.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 optimized by Sabai OS

Even though the Sabai Technology Netgear R7000 router looks the same as the basic model purchased elsewhere, we have installed our special operating system, designed to run a VPN account. 

Sabai Technology has developed a firmware that works seamlessly with OpenVPN and PPTP, the most popular VPN protocols.

 Typically, VPN only works on a single VPN enabled device. A "normal" or "off the shelf" router isn't VPN enabled, even if it says it allows VPN pass-thru. This 'pass-thru' feature only means that if you are running VPN on your computer but are connected to the internet via wireless, it will still work. It is only when you use your VPN account on a Sabai VPN Router that you can actually broadcast your VPN IP address to your entire home network.

Why choose a Sabai VPN router

By now you may be thinking - “Why do I need a VPN router, what’s the problem with just having a VPN on my laptop?”

Well, it’s great that you take your privacy seriously, but by having a simple VPN setup on your laptop, you’re missing out on so much!

For example - with a Sabai VPN router, you can create gateways that allow different devices on your network to connect to either local internet OR VPN. This means your laptop and phone could be using your regular IP from your internet provider, whilst your TV uses a VPN to connect to a server in another country to unblock content!

See our full range of VPN Routers here.

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Additional Information

Operating System:
Sabai OS
Wireless Type:
2.4 & 5GHz
256 MB
2 x 1GHz
USB Ports:
Flash Storage:
128 MB
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15 Reviews

  • 5
    Netgear Nighthawk R7000

    Posted by Dale DeRosa on Oct 28th 2018

    I have to admit that at first I was a bit skeptical about a plug and play vpn router but the techs at Sabai put that notion to rest right away. A person like myself who knows just enough to get themself into trouble needs a place like this to turn to. They took care of everything and made it simple and the technical support over the phone is nothing short of phenomenal. They take their time to get it right and leave you satisfied and happy with a superior product. If you think the price is a bit high it’s really not because you get in my opinion more than that in many ways for instance they give you an understanding of what’s going on and completely answer your questions even ridiculous ones. I can’t thank them enough because I’m streaming away without any problems and I know I have someone who can help in a jam.

  • 4
    Solid Router

    Posted by Chris on Oct 8th 2018

    Happy with my purchase of this Sabai R7000. The only thing that prevents me from leaving a 5-star rating has nothing to do with Sabai. Their service and software has been outstanding. My only minor complaint is with the antenna strength on the R7000. From the reviews, I figured that the range on this router would be more than enough for my home. Admittedly, the router is next to a brick fireplace, but this issue didn't even phase my last router (Linksys AC1900). With the R7000, I lose a signal bar in the farthest points in my home, but everything still stays connected without issue.

  • 5
    Works ALL OVER my 3-story house--a FIRST for any router!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 6th 2018

    I'd done my homework before calling Sabai and wasn't sure that this was THE router I needed--NO REGRETS! Has more than fulfilled my needs!

  • 5
    excellent product

    Posted by Jim Sparks on Jan 27th 2018

    My old (4 yrs Sabai Belkin) was working fine but slower speeds which is expected for its age. This Netgear Nighthawk R7000 has increased my speed significantly. Would recommend it to anyone. Just plug it in and away you go. The Sabai staff is very helpful. The only place I buy my routers from.

  • 5
    Easy installation

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 24th 2017

    I live in Tokyo and Sabai Technology was recommended for it's great support, especially since I live abroad. Got the Netgear Nighthawk R7000, unpacked it, plugged it in, and it seamlessly connected all my devices. Super easy and great sales and tech support.

  • 5
    Superb VPN Router

    Posted by RB on Oct 11th 2017

    I bought my Netgear Nighthawk 7000 Router powered by Sabai OS two years ago and had it shipped to Europe. Up until recently I was having to reboot it at least once a day as it would constantly drop my VPN connection. However after speaking to my VPN provider I found out that this was not a fault of the router but the way I had set up the VPN settings. Now it stays connected 24/7 and I haven't needed to reboot in ages. I highly recommend this router and Sabai OS and cant see me ever changing to anything else as it does everything I require it to do.

  • 5
    Netgear Nighthawk 7000 router

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 16th 2017

    Sabai preconfigured my Nighthawk 7000 router for strong VPN perfectly. I only had to plug it in and it was 100% ready. Seamless process. I will only use Sabai for my routers.

  • 5
    VPN made easy by great technology and professionals

    Posted by David on Apr 25th 2017

    So impressed with the Sabai approach. I engaged before purchase to learn more and their technical professionals (Rhett in my case) answered my questions in plain english and didn't upsell or overpromise. As I purchased, received, installed, and implemented Rhett actually stayed with me and went tested the field of VPN providers to find the one that worked the best for my area and Internet provider. Finding the right (fastest) VPN for my computer took about an hour of trying different providers but Rhett stayed right with me. Impressive! I'd highly recommend Sabai to anyone looking for a hardware based VPN solution. Sabai makes VPN easy. Thanks Sabai!

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Paul on Feb 19th 2017

    Super easy to set up. I went with this model because it intergrates with my IPVanishVPN. The software has gateways which allow you to decide what devices are on VPN and which are not. Great choice if you have a smart TV and can't load VPN software onto your TV directly.

  • 5
    Great product and great support from Ruth

    Posted by Mark Garner on Jan 6th 2017

    Purchased this router this week and had it shipped to Australia to help setting up media boxes to get UK content. Im not very Tech aware so as expected i had a few issues at set up due to my lack of knowledge ! I contacted Ruth who was patient , happy to help and advise and then to rectify the problems i had caused ! she remote accessed my PC and re sorted everything out . Now its all working as i wanted it to. Very easy to allocate VPN or Local Internet to each device. Happy with my purchase and happy with support from Sabai during set up. Thanks !

  • 5

    Posted by Jeremy on Nov 25th 2016

    This is my first router of this type with this added system to it! This is great and works flawlessly. Thanks.

  • 5
    Great Product and even better Customer Service

    Posted by Bassem on Jun 29th 2016

    Had this product just for over a week now and I have to say works as advertised the Sabai OS system on it is very easy to manage from novice to advanced skills. Have my VPN running in it continuously with no disconnect issues what so ever.

    Was my first purchase from Sabai Technology and I have to say thank you for the amazing customer service all the way from ordering to the expedited shipping and to the great Tech Support.

    Special thanks to Rhett for the help in getting my router out to me at the promised time and for the remote support session to help me figure out ways to speed up my VPN speed from overseas.

    I will be definitely be looking for Sabai for future purchases.

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