NETGEAR Comes in Hot with Four New Wi-Fi 6 Routers
We heard last fall from the Wi-Fi Alliance that the group planned to rebrand the naming convention of their wireless networking standards to coincide with the launch of the next-gen standard. Thus, the Wi-Fi 6 standard was introduced, bringing the 802.11ax standard under a simpler, easier to understand and marketing umbrella. And now, with the standard finalized, the wave of new networking products feels like it’s about to crest—starting with NETGEAR.
The longtime leader in the networking space, NETGEAR launched into the market four new Nighthawk routers that support the faster, greater-bandwidth-supporting Wi-Fi 6 standard. The line ranges from a $200 Nighthawk AX4 router that boasts Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3Gbps that has signal amps suitable for a mid-sized home, up to the $600 Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 router that sports speeds up to 10.8Gbps.
The promise of these new Wi-Fi 6 routers is about far more than just the speed of networking. In this age of smart home devices, the average household has roughly 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices connected to their network at a given time. That number is set to explode over the coming years with more smart home devices being added every day. That means more bandwidth is needed on these networks in order to ensure minimal or no lagging.