This week at CES Netgear are announcing new routers and new WiFi range extenders. I found the range extenders pretty useful in eliminating dead WiFi areas in my home and two of the devices Netgear have in their press release look interesting, the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100).
The AC1200 and the AC750 both support a/b/g/n standards as well as the latest 802.11ac standard. The AC1200 is a standalone device that can support 1200Mbps and 700mW power amps. The AC750 is a power socket device that you can plug into a wall socket and use it to extend the range of your WiFi network.
I should have a full review here on TDL in the future.
NETGEAR DEMONSTRATES THE ‘POWER TO CONNECT’ THROUGH INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCTS AT 2014 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Honoured with three CES Innovations Awards; NETGEAR unveils product roster to enable smarter, faster, high performance connectivity, wherever you need it
Bracknell, UK — January 6, 2014 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.co.uk), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is demonstrating a number of new products to press, customers and channel partners at the 2014 International CES® trade show running through January 10 in Las Vegas. NETGEAR’s new products give you the power to connect at the world’s fastest WiFi speeds to the people and content that matter the most — whether you are at home, work or play. You can see NETGEAR’s CES-related announcements on the company website at www.netgear.com/ces.
NETGEAR is a triple honouree this year in the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards competition sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®)) (cesweb.org/Events-Awards/Innovations.aspx). NETGEAR products that have received the industry’s highest accolade in the Home Networking category include the Nighthawk™ AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000); the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100); and the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200). Innovations honourees are highlighted at CES in a special Innovations Showcase located in The Venetian® Las Vegas
“Being honoured with CES Innovations Awards is always exciting and drives us to be even more innovative in our product development. Every year we’re pushing the performance bar higher to fulfill our mission of connecting the world to the Internet,” said Patrick Lo, CEO of NETGEAR. “Without a reliable, secure and high performance network, you can’t take full advantage of the latest mobile phones and tablets, HD streaming entertainment, and smart home devices. For that reason, the new products we’re highlighting at CES supercharge and extend the reach of your wireless network. We power your connection to the world to help make your lives more productive and enjoyable — and we do it better than anyone!”
Next-Gen WiFi and Home Networking
The company’s flagship, next-generation 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi router, Nighthawk™ AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) is a CES Innovations Award honouree that already soars above the competition with a 1GHz dual core processor that delivers the fastest WiFi currently available (AC1900 WiFi = 600 +1300 Mbps*) so you enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing. With the advanced features and best-in-class technology of Nighthawk, you reduce interference and have more reliable WiFi connectivity with mobile devices, home entertainment systems, and game consoles, including the new Playstation® 4 (PS4™) and Xbox One™. More information is at www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7000.aspx.
NETGEAR will be demonstrating enhancements to NETGEAR genie® software, a personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets. New enhancements include NETGEAR genie for Windows® 8, an app that makes managing your home network easy, slated for release in Q1 2014. More than three million customers have already installed NETGEAR genie.
WiFi Where You Want It
NETGEAR, the world leader in WiFi Range Extenders, is debuting two CES Innovations Award honourees, the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (www.netgear.com/ex6200) and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100). Both are ideal for boosting range of an existing home network and eliminating frustrating WiFi dead zones, while delivering next generation WiFi performance for the new mobile devices demanding WiFi throughout the home. Both extenders support older a/b/g/n WiFi devices while providing additional performance to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices. The AC750 WiFi Range Extender is an industry-first extender providing up to 750 Mbps* 802.11ac WiFi performance in a convenient wall-plug form factor, with Smart LED indicator lights that guide you to an optimal placement for best WiFi coverage. The AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender is designed with ultimate performance in mind, supporting latest generation 802.11ac WiFi technology with up to 1200 Mbps* speed, 700mW high power amplifiers, high gain 5dBi external antennas, and a dual core processor (CPU) to enable ultimate range extension at groundbreaking next-generation WiFi speeds. See today’s press release for more information.