NETGEAR has announced the availability of the NETGEAR R6300 Wi-Fi Router; the first 802.11ac dual band gigabit Wi-Fi router enabling 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi) at gigabit speeds. The router is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n which provides optimum interoperability with legacy Wi-Fi devices.
The NETGEAR R6300 Wi-Fi Router, powered by Broadcom's 5G Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac
chips, is up to three times faster than today's 802.11n routers. With an elegant new design that fits perfectly in consumers' living spaces, the router increases the coverage area for HD streaming in the home. The NETGEAR R6300 Wi-Fi 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 in the home in a fraction of the time it would take on a similar 802.11n device.
The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is the world's fastest Wi-Fi, providing gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allowing for web content to download faster, and large video or music files to synch more quickly. The increased speed of 802.11ac technology is ideal for mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, by providing three times the performance for a similar amount of battery consumption of devices utilizing the current 802.11n Wi-Fi standard.
The NETGEAR R6300 Wi-Fi Router will be available in May starting at $199.99