Wi-Fi 6 Routers are here and devices supporting the new standard are starting to hit store shelves, both off- and online. Wi-Fi 6 promises to bring faster speeds and greater capacity.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router is the latest wireless standard, designed to improve the current Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac. Key benefits of Wi-Fi 6 routers over previous standards like Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) include 4x connected capacity, increased data throughput, and faster speeds, resulting in improved performance. This makes Wi-Fi 6 ideal for supporting smart homes with multiple connected devices, 4K & 8K streaming content, large file downloads & uploads, and gigabit internet speed tiers, giving you a more enjoyable Wi-Fi experience.
Below are some benefits of NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 routers over an average router –
- Wi-Fi 6 routers have a faster CPU, so you may see additional speed benefits if you’re on a Gigabit internet plan
- Wi-Fi 6 provides the fastest real-world speeds and range (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz)
- Wi-Fi 6 is ideal for 4K/8K UHD streaming
- Wi-Fi 6 Brings Capacity – It is faster than ever and offers 4X increased capacity compared to a Wi-Fi 5.
- Wi-Fi 6 offers upto 12 Wi-Fi streams means more available Wi-Fi bandwidth and less congestion for all the devices on the Wi-Fi network
- Wi-Fi 6 Works with Existing Wi-Fi Devices – Supports all current Wi-Fi devices and is backward compatible with older devices.
- Wi-Fi 6 offers a seamless and Consistent Mesh Wi-Fi Coverage- From front door to backyard and in every corner of your home. A dedicated quad-stream Wi-Fi 6 backhaul allows up to four data streams on each band.
- Wi-Fi 6 provides the highest level of performance in busy multi-device households.
Following are the netgear offerings in the wi-fi 6 category – NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 Wi-Fi 6 Router, NETGEAR Nighthawk tri-band AX12 Wi-Fi 6 router, NETGEAR Orbi RBK752 tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh system, NETGEAR Orbi RBK853 tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh system. Price not mentioned.