Netgear makes transitioning to WiFi 6 easy with its new Nighthawk Mesh System

WiFi 6 is the latest tech buzzword promising up to 9.5Gbps speeds; more than double the 3.5Gbps of current WiFi 5 protocols. While the number of consumer devices capable of WiFi 6 is still far from ubiquitous, Netgear isn’t waiting around for the market and recently announced some new WiFi 6 tech at CES 2020.

First off is the new Nighthawk Mesh WiFi System is aimed at tech enthusiasts, gamers and small businesses that require the fastest WiFi coverage on-premise.

It features Dynamic QoS that automatically prioritizes both video streaming and gaming traffic. So when the kids are watching Netflix and you’re trying to play a match of Apex Legends, everybody wins.

Netgear Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System

Every Nighthawk Mesh System comes with a WiFi 6 router with one or two satellites to cover the home. The router supports Dual-band WiFi up to 1.8Gbps bringing a speed boost to newer iPhones and Samsung phones. Netgear says even legacy WiFi 5 devices will see some speed benefits thanks to the Nighthawks more efficient utilization of WiFi channels.

The Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System will ship with one router and a satellite starting May 2020. The router and two satellite kit will be available later in Q2 2020. Pricing hasn’t been made available at this time.

Netgear Nighthawk AX6 AX5400 WiFi 6 6-Stream Router (RAX50)

The new AX6 Router features a 1.5Ghz Triple-core processor with a fully offloaded CPU to increase the performance of the network. Additional features include WiFi 6 with OFDMA, 160Mhz channel support and 1024 QAM. This will be available in Q3 2020 with local pricing announced then.

AX1800 4-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX20)

Additionally, the AX1800 promises dramatically faster network speed and coverage over new WiFi 6, 802.11ax protocols. It includes backwards compatibility for previous-gen routers and devices. It will be available sooner in Q2 2020 with pricing announced then.

Kizito Katawonga
Kizito Katawonga
Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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