Netgear has unveiled its next-generation router called Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200. The Nighthawk X6 router has been specifically designed for households with multiple concurrent users enabling them all to connect using the new tri-band routing technology. The concept behind tri-band routing is simple. In addition to the now standard 2.4 GHz radio and faster (but shorter-ranged) 5 GHz radios found in the Nighthawk, the Nighthawk X6 features an additional 5 GHz band. Other features of the Netgear Nighthawk X6 include USB 3.0 port enabling you to stream media from USB attached device using the built-in DLNA or iTunes servers. It also features a new technology called Smart Connect feature that will automatically separate slower and faster clients onto separate networks to make the most of the Nighthawk X6 tri-band technology and load balancing features.
According to Netgear marketing director Sandeep Harpalani, “almost 20 percent of homes surveyed have nine or more active Wi-Fi-connected devices, which the company expects to increase considerably in the next year and beyond. The X6 will serve this growing audience by virtue of what Netgear is billing as the first tri-band router.”
The Nighthawk X6 will launch in mid-July with an MSRP of $299.99