Netgear Introduces Nighthawk RAXE500, Its First Wi-Fi 6E Router

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Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500

The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 is one of the next generation routers that major network product vendors are showcasing at CES in Las Vegas.

He Nighthawk RAXE500 It is the first router of the company with support for Wi-Fi 6E, the new version of the wireless standard that to all the advantages of Wi-Fi 6, has added the extension of the spectrum of use to the 6 GHz band approved by the Federal Communications Commission of the United States. It will be the biggest update to wireless standard in 20 years and can be used without license fees.

The approval of 6 GHz for Wi-Fi means expanding the spectrum of use by 1,200 MHz. In this way, compatible routers will be able to work with the existing 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and the new 6 GHz bands. practice, and although the theoretical maximum throughput of the standard remains at 10 Gbps of Wi-Fi 6 (9.6 Gbps to be precise), it will allow improve actual transfer speeds and latencies as well.

Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500

It’s the first router announced with Wi-Fi 6E support, but more are coming at CES because all the big manufacturers are catching up. The router is capable of using all three bands to deliver internet speeds of up to 10.8 Gbps with reduced latency.

Netgear notes that devices that transmit in the 6 GHz band can avoid interruptions from other nearby devices operating in the congested 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

Powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM processor, the router is designed to provide 12 connections for 60 devices at the same time. The router offers four 6 GHz streams, four 5 GHz streams, and four 2.4 GHz streams, expanding the capacity of the networks to accommodate more devices.

Its design is visible and it is very attractive on a visual level, with the external antennas covered by two panels like a Star Wars fighter … In addition to Wi-Fi, has five Gigabit Ethernet ports with 2.5G speed and two USB 3.0 ports for use in network storage devices.

Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500

The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 It is now available to book in the Netgear online store. It will begin shipping in the first quarter of this year with a price of 599 dollars. Very, very high for a router, even if it sits at the top of the segment. We look forward to other more affordable Wi-Fi 6E solutions.

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