Comcast announces Xfinity Wi-Fi 6 certified gateway2020-01-06 18:12 by Daniela
Tags: Comcast, Xfinity, xFi
Comcast Xfinity made two big announcements at CES 2020: It's going to have a new Wi-Fi 6-certified gateway available, and it's making important security features available for free to its internet customers.
The xFi Advanced Gateway will be dual-band, working on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and usable with xFi pods, so customers can create a Wi-Fi mesh network in a their home. The router comes in white, has four gigabit Ethernet ports on the back — one that's 2.5Gbps.
"We designed the next-generation Advanced Gateway to be the fastest, smartest, and most powerful WiFi device on the planet to continue to deliver on our promise of bringing our customers a great broadband experience," said Kunle Ekundare, director of product and hardware management for Comcast. "The xFi Advanced Gateway is truly the best Internet product we've ever built, and we're thrilled to be bringing our customers into the future with Wi-Fi 6."
The new gateway isn't available to all Comcast customers, though — you'll have to be on one of Comcast's plans with speeds of 300 Mbps or more per month. But if you are on one of those plans, the new gateway will cost the same to lease as what you're already paying today.
Meanwhile, Comcast said it's now free xFi Advanced Security feature provides automatic monitoring, blocking, and online threat detection for wired and WiFi connected devices in the home of its Xfinity Internet customers. Customers can activate the service via Comcast's website or mobile app once it rolls out.
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