Netgear launches a new Wi-Fi 6E router at CES 20222022-01-04 07:53 by Daniela
Tags: Netgear, CES 2022, Wi-Fi 6E, RAXE300
Netgear is bringing the new wireless broadband technology to its Nighthawk gaming routers by introducing the Nighthawk RAXE300 Tri-band WiFi 6E Router. A CES 2022 Innovations Award Honoree, RAXE300 provides speeds up to 7.8 Gbps while leveraging the new era of fast connectivity on the 6 GHz band, free of interference and congestion.
To that end, the router includes a WAN port capable of handling incoming wired speeds of up to 2.5Gbps, as well as support for wireless speeds of up to 4.8Gbps on the 5GHz band and up to 2.4Gbps on the 6GHz band. That 6GHz band is exclusive to Wi-Fi 6E devices and free from interference from slower, previous-gen Wi-Fi 5 devices, making it a bit like Wi-Fi's VIP section.
"We're seeing customers upgrading their home broadband services to speeds greater than 1Gbps and they don't want these speeds to be bottlenecked by older Wi-Fi 5 connections," explained David Henry, Netgear's president and GM of Connected Home Products and Services.
Netgear says the RAXE300 can serve homes up to 2,500 square feet in size using its wireless signal with eight WiFi streams. Six antennas are included for improved signal strength and coverage. Five additional Gigabit Ethernet ports are available for wired connections to other smart home devices.
This is Netgear's third WiFi 6E router, and it joins the pricier Nighthawk RAXE500 and the Orbi Quad-Band Mesh WiFi 6E System. The RAXE300 will be available in the first quarter of 2022 and it will be priced at $399.99.
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