Netgear has announced three new Netgear Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 routers to coincide with the launch of the new Wi-Fi standard. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest generation of the technology and delivers four times the performance of Wi-Fi 5 (902.11ac). In addition, the new standard and the new Netgear Nighthawk routers has been designed to handle the load that the average Australian home requires.
According to available data, on average, Australian homes have 17 devices connected and operating at any one time. This means that home networks are currently being pushed beyong the technicial limits of Wi-Fi 5.
Wi-Fi 6 has been designed to offer ” users 4X faster speeds and capacity as well as the opportunity to support up to 12 streams at once, without lag or disruption.”
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The first new model is the AX4 4-Stream AX3000 which grants access to Wi-Fi 6 at a budget price; $399.99 AUD. The next level up is the AX8 8-Stream AX6000 Wi-Fi Router priced at $599.99 AUD and finally, the AX12 12-stream AX6000 priced at $799.99 AUD.
According to Netgear;
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.
David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for Netgear said, ” Wi-Fi 6 is the most significant change to the Wi-Fi standard in over 6 years.
“With the technology’s increased capacity and thus the capability to connect simultaneously with multiple client devices, Wi-Fi 6 will make the world of Internet of Things much more sustainable due to the expansive bandwidth it will deliver to a network.”
The AX4 features;
- 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
The AX8 features;
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 2×2 AC Wi-Fi. Multi-Gig Internet enables customers to get more than one Gbps of Internet through aggregation.
The AX12 features;
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.
For more information, head to Netgear’s website.