Netgear has announced its all new availability of four new that support the latest and fastest Wi-Fi networking standard Wi-Fi 6, that would be 802.11ax.
This new standard in wireless connectivity offers a huge performance leap for applications like video streaming, gaming, smart home automation and video chatting. Not only does Wi-Fi 6 give you faster wireless experiences — with up to 40% higher peak data rates for a single client device — it is also much more responsive and does a better job handling a growing number of devices, all of which are simultaneously competing for bandwidth. This means that as you connect more devices in your home, like upcoming PCs with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), you can be confident that your network performance can keep up.
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 maximise 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.
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.
Today, 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.
Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX40) - £179.99 - Availability: April 2019 - features combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 3Gbps and an AX optimised 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 speeds.
- Powerful Processor-Dual-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming.
- Powerful amplifiers for network coverage throughout medium size homes
Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX80) - £299.99 - 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.
Nighthawk AX12 12-stream AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX120) - £359.99 - Availability: April 2019 - This 12-stream router offers combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 6Gbps and AX optimised 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 connectivity options.
Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-stream Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX200) -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 connectivity.
These new routers feature the Nighthawk award-winning design with the speed, power, and ease-of-use consumers have come to expect from NETGEAR products.
For more information, you can check out the product pages of the RAX200, RAX120, RAX80, and RAX40.