Netgear announces its first Wi-Fi 6E router, the Nighthawk RAXE500. The tri-band router with support for Wi-Fi at 6GHZ will ship from March and will cost $ 600 in the United States.
Of Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 can connect with wifi devices at 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz. Connections over Wi-Fi 6E at 6GHz would be lower latency should deliver. The theoretical maximum speed is 4.8Gbit / s equal to that of 5GHz connections.
Netgear equips the router with an unspecified quadcoresoc, with a speed of 1.8GHz. The device has one 2.5Gbit / s Ethernet connection and four gigabit ports. Two of those gigabit connections can be combined with link aggregration for faster transfer. The router also has two USB 3.0 ports.
To make use of Wi-Fi 6E op 6GHz clients must also support the new standard. Currently there are no devices out there that do that. It is expected that this year will include smartphones and TV that support Wi-Fi 6E. Chip manufacturers already announced chips with support for the new standard last year.
Netgear says the router will be released in the first quarter of this year. On the US Netgear website, the Nighthawk RAXE500 can be pre-ordered for $ 600 and it can be seen that the product will be shipped from March.