NETGEAR Releases WI-FI 6 Routers
April 9, 2019
has released four new routers that support the latest and fastest Wi-Fi
networking standard – Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).
Today’s households are dealing with
an increasing number of connected devices and an increasing demand for
greater bandwidth from streaming video, audio and online gaming. Add to
this the plethora of smart home devices from IP cameras, voice
assistants, smart thermostats and appliances, all of which are dependent
on a constant connection to the cloud. These devices just increase the
complexity of a network as they compete for bandwidth, pushing wireless
home networks beyond the technical threshold for the current generation
of Wi-Fi. NETGEAR has solved for this modern-day dilemma with the
introduction of a full suite of ultra-fast Wi-Fi 6 routers.
Wi-Fi 6 — the latest generation of Wi-Fi –- delivers up to four times
better performance than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) using innovative technologies
such as Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (OFDMA) to help
maximize the capability to connect multiple devices at the same time,
which will help reduce the congestion for the typical bandwidth starved
connected home. Wi-Fi 6 will provide a huge boost in total network
capacity and reliability, ushering in a new era of speed, performance
and capacity for wireless networking in today’s homes. The actual
quality of the connection for each Wi-Fi device will also be improved by
reducing the interference between them, thus ensuring that the
experience of lag or buffering is reduced during online gameplay or
streaming Ultra HD 8K/4K.
With the introduction, earlier this year, of new smart phones and
laptops that have embraced Wi-Fi 6 and with widespread industry support,
it is expected that the transition to Wi-Fi 6 will be adopted much more
quickly than previous iterations of the wireless networking technology.
As the year progresses into 2020 and beyond, the market will continue to
see many more devices introduced that support Wi-Fi 6. Additionally,
given that Wi-Fi 6 works on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz band and is 100%
compatible with previous generations of Wi-Fi, upgrading to a Wi-Fi 6
router now will ensure that your network is set for years to come.
“While previous Wi-Fi iterations have been largely about improvements to
speed, Wi-Fi 6 promises a number of other benefits such as lower battery
consumption and most notably increased capacity and reduced latency,”
explains David Watkins, director, Intelligent Home Group for Strategy
Analytics. “The average North American home today has 10 Wi-Fi devices
and this figure is set to grow significantly over the coming decade as
consumers adopt more Smart Home devices. The enhanced capacity of Wi-Fi
6 will ensure that consumers experience great performance across all
their devices even as those devices demand more data from ever richer
To make the most of the higher speeds and greater bandwidth for the
broad range of household network needs, NETGEAR has released a new
family of routers featuring the industry’s latest Wi-Fi 6 standard with
four times increased data capacity to handle today and tomorrow’s
growing home network.
NETGEAR is announcing the latest model, Nighthawk® AX4 4-Stream AX3000
(RAX40) providing all the benefits of Wi-Fi 6 at a budget-friendly price
point. With the new Nighthawk AX4 Wi-Fi 6 router, you’ll be prepared for
this major technology shift to faster connectivity and greater capacity
to handle the numerous devices now connected in the home.
RAX40Nighthawk® AX4 4-Stream AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX40) –
$199.99 – Availability: April 2019 – features combined Wi-Fi speeds up
to 3Gbps and an AX optimized dual-core processor powers smart home
automation, ultra-smooth 4K UHD streaming, online gaming, and more.
4-stream Wi-Fi with up to 600 + 2400Mbps for ultra-fast wireless
processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming.
Powerful amplifiers for network
coverage throughout medium size homes
RAX80Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX80) –
$399.99 – Availability: Now – The Nighthawk® AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi
Router features blazing-fast combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 6Gbps with an
award-winning design recognized by both Red Dot and iF Design awards.
Eight Wi-Fi spatial streams - four in the 2.4GHz band, and four in the
5GHz band - offer four times the device capacity as compared to typical
2x2 AC Wi-Fi. Multi-Gig Internet enables customers to get more than one
Gbps of Internet through aggregation.
RAX120Nighthawk® AX12 12-stream AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX120) –
$499.99 USD – Availability: April 2019 – This 12-stream router
offers combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 6Gbps and AX optimized 64bit 2.2GHz
Quad-core processor an award-winning design recognized by both Red Dot
and iF Design awards. Have more fun with the uninterrupted 4K/8K Ultra
HD streaming, gaming, and the smart home experience. As the only router
with 8 streams on 5GHz, you will get better range and reliability with
all devices. Built-in 5Gbps Multi-Gig Ethernet provides powerful
Tri-band AX12 12-stream Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX200) – $599.99 USD -
Availability: May 2019 – The Nighthawk® Tri-band AX12 Wi-Fi 6 Router
offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds with a combined speed of up to 10.8Gbps
designed to specifically address the smart homes of today and into
tomorrow, which are crowded with an ever growing number of connected of
devices. This tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router ensures that there is an abundance
of bandwidth available to distribute to all the connected devices on the
network delivering the best performance without congestion or drop outs.
While streaming 4K/8k Ultra HD video and playing online games
simultaneously on the same network, you’ll now be able to enjoy the
experience without lag or interruptions. This router also supplies a
2.5Gbps Multi-Gig Ethernet that can be used for LAN or internet