NETGEAR’s (www.netgear.com) VDSL Modem Router, the US$529 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800), with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and built-in DSL modem, is the first DSL modem router to support the latest Wave 2 WiFi technology with Quad-Stream on both bands as well as Multi-User MIMO-capability.
The Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router provides a built-in fast DSL modem for broadband that’s compatible with legacy ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ connections as well as lightning-fast VDSL and VDSL2 speeds. Its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port is compatible with any Internet service so that Nighthawk X4S also offers a future-ready upgrade to fiber/cable options.
The dual-core 1.4GHz processor that powers Nighthawk X4S boosts wireless, wired, and USB performance. Nighthawk X4S takes full advantage of the AC WiFi technology that’s already embedded into your latest mobile devices, while still backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices. Within the home or local network, Nighthawk X4S delivers incredibly fast wireless up to 2.53Gbps (AC2600 WiFi = 800Mbps+1733Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi, the industry’s latest WiFi technology, means the X4S supports up to four data streams in each WiFi band, maximizing connection speeds for faster gaming and smoother HD video streaming with greater clarity and less buffering. Moreover, high-powered amplifiers, four high-performance external antennas and Beamforming+ improve the X4S range and reliability to extend WiFi coverage and reduce dead spots.
With MU-MIMO technology designed for simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices, Nighthawk X4S provides bandwidth improvement in next-generation mobile devices. It’s especially appropriate for home networks with multiple device connections such as smartphones; notebook, tablet and desktop computers; gaming consoles; smart TVs; and Blu-ray players.
Instead of sending data to one device at a time, like traditional WiFi routers, the Nighthawk X4S with MU-MIMO will deliver data in parallel to multiple devices simultaneously, essentially doubling the throughput. As a result, you can stream 4K video to one device while also playing an intense multi-user video game on a different device.
The Nighthawk X4S has four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting wired devices like game consoles, smart TVs, or streaming players to your existing WiFi network. You can add storage by connecting a drive to the twin SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports or one eSATA port on the Nighthawk X4S, giving you fast access to all your treasured files and multimedia content. The two built-in USB 3.0 ports are NETGEAR ReadySHARE-enabled for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on USB hard drives from any device in your home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means you can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs.