Netgear today introduced a Wifi router home use. The latest addition to the company's premium Nighthawk product line of Wifi routers, Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500) delivers combined WiFi speeds up to a blistering 5.3Gbps, a new record for a home router.
The Nighthawk X8 is powered by a powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor for faster connections; the industry's first, patent-pending Active Antennas to boost range. It supports more wired connections with six Gigabit Ethernet ports including two that can be aggregated for faster file transfers.
Today's homes combine many new and old Wifi devices that slow down overall performance. The Smart Connect feature of the tri-band Nighthawk X8 is engineered to intelligently segment slower and faster devices into the most appropriate Wifi band so that not only can the fast devices run faster, but even older devices will offer better performance.
One can also use the tri-band capability to segment traffic by devices or application. In a tri-band router such as Nighthawk X8, video streaming and Internet gaming traffic can each operate on separate bands, effectively getting double the speed of a dual-band router.
Nighthawk X8 offers a unique Dynamic QoS prioritization capability. Instead of treating all devices and applications as the same, Dynamic QoS recognizes each individual application and the device it is running on, their network traffic accordingly.
Nighthawk X8 boasts a total of eight antennas, four internal and four patent-pending external Active Antennas - the industry's first - that boost the wireless range of the Nighthawk X8. Unlike typical antennas that simply relay the WiFi signal received from your devices to the router, Active Antennas amplify the WiFi signal within the external antenna itself. They eliminate loss in signal strength and avoid any additional noise during transmission.
One will be able to transfer large data files, photos, and videos in minutes rather than hours thanks to the port aggregation capability of Nighthawk X8 . The router has six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, the largest number available on a mainstream home router. Two of these ports can be aggregated to double the gigabit connection to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device.
NETGEAR Nighthawk X8, Tri-Band, Quad-Stream AC5300 WiFi Router will be available, at a price of INR 27,000 with NETGEAR's authorized distributors in India from January 2016.