NETGEAR today introduced a WiFi router for domestic use, adding to the company’s Nighthawk product line of WiFi routers.
Named as Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500), the router provides combined WiFi speeds up to 5.3Gbps. NETGEAR claimed that the router provides more Internet bandwidth for all the devices in a home.
The Nighthawk X8 features include Wave 2 AC WiFi. It is powered by 1.4GHz dual core processor for faster connections, Active Antennas to boost range and three WiFi bands with quad-streams. NETGEAR added that the router also supports more wired connections with six Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router is available now in the U.S. from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP of $399.99.
Citing results of a survey conducted by market research firm MarketLab, NETGEAR said, the average household today has more than 12 WiFi devices connecting to its network. The popularity of mobile devices is expected to grow dynamically in the coming years as the “Internet of Things” (IoT) smart home becomes a reality.
On this note, NETGEAR said Nighthawk X8 WiFi router ensures the bandwidth required to support this ever-growing number of networked devices.
Separately, NETGEAR said it is expanding its ReadyNAS 200 Series of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices for home and home office networks with new two- and four-bay models – ReadyNAS 212 (RN212) and ReadyNAS 214 (RN214).
These NAS devises are based on a quad-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex processor. Available now for purchase, NETGEAR ReadyNAS 212 has an MSRP in the U.S. of $329 for the diskless 2-bay model, while the ReadyNAS 214 is $499 for the diskless 4-bay model.
In august, NETGEAR announced the launch of ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T) — targeting SMB market. The launch of XS728T is part of expanding its presence in the 10-Gigabit Copper (10GBASE-T) switching solutions market.