NetGear (http://www.NetGear.com) ahas announced the NetGear R6300 WiFi Router; which it says is the first 802.11ac dual band gigabit WiFi router enabling fifth generation WiFi (5G WiFi) at gigabit speeds. The router is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n which provides interoperability with legacy WiiFi devices.
The NetGear R6300 WiFi Router, powered by Broadcom’s 5G WiFi IEEE 802.11ac chips, is up to three times faster than today’s 802.11n routers, according to the folks at NetGear. It also increases the coverage area for HD streaming in the home. The NetGear R6300 WiFi Router has speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on 5GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4GHz.
The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is the world’s fastest WiFi, providing gigabit WiFi 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 WiFi standard, according to the folks at NetGear. The NetGear R6300 WiFi Router will be available in May starting at US$199.99.