NETGEAR launches 802.11AC WIFI router
New Delhi, India, 30th April, 2012: Networking company NETGEAR, Inc. today announced the availability of the NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router – a 802.11ac dual band gigabit WiFi router enabling 5th generation WiFi (5G WiFi) at gigabit speeds.
The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n which provides optimum interoperability with legacy WiFi devices.
The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router, powered by Broadcom’s 5G WiFi IEEE 802.11ac chips, is up to three times faster than conventional 802.11n routers, says NETGEAR.
With an elegant new design, the router increases the coverage area for HD streaming in the home. The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router has speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on 5GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4GHz enabling consumers to download web content from any device at their homes.
The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is a fast WiFi, providing gigabit WiFi speeds allowing for web content to download faster, and large video or music files to sync more quickly.
The speed of 802.11ac technology is ideal for mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets.
No CD is required for installation, so users can set it up with
smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, and even MacBook Air.
To simultaneously support USB storage and USB printer
on the router, the device comes with 2 USB ports.
“802.11ac is the next-generation of WiFi connectivity and is set to
revolutionize the way we consume content wirelessly by delivering Internet
speeds up to three times faster than consumers are used to experiencing,”
said David Henry, vice president of product management, retail products at
NETGEAR. “NETGEAR’s leadership in the industry, and collaboration with Broadcom to introduce the first 802.11ac router, will future proof your
network by ensuring your home is capable of supporting new faster 802.11ac devices as they begin to roll out this year.”
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router will be available in May starting at $199.99.