Friday, September 6th 2019

NETGEAR Extends WiFi Range and Capacity with Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Extender

NETGEAR, the leading provider of WiFi that power smart homes, today introduced, a world's first, the new Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80) to address the needs of constrained or limited reach of an existing home WiFi network. Adding the Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh extender to a home network extends the range and capacity for more connected devices.

Today the world is a connected one, where much of what we do on a day to day basis depends on connectivity. The good majority of consumer electronic products now require a connection to deliver the features optimally, which is only made possible with a continuous and strong connection with the capacity to handle simultaneous connections. Built for the wireless network challenges of today and the future, the Nighthawk WiFi 6 Extender delivers the maximum capacity, maximum speed and the greatest coverage. With WiFi 6 added to a wireless network, one can now experience broadband connectivity at the furthest corners of the home with blazing-fast performance up to 6 Gbps. The 8-stream WiFi delivers more spatial streams with more available bandwidth and thus less congestion for all the devices connected on the WiFi network.
Compatible with any WiFi Router, including internet service provider gateways, extending the network capabilities with the new Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 extender is seamless and uncomplicated. The existing WiFi network name (SSID) will remain, so that devices do not need to be manually connected to the extended WiFi 6 network. With the Nighthawk AX8, you will now be able to take advantage of all the benefits that WiFi 6 has to offer, such as faster speeds and increased capacity, a necessity for today's Smart Home.

The EAX80 also comes equipped with four gigabit LAN ports for those who prefer a wired connection to their devices, and includes a USB 3.0 port to add network accessible storage. "At NETGEAR, we have worked to provide a diverse product line of high performance WiFi 6 offerings. With the introduction of the Nighthawk AX8 Mesh WiFi 6 extender, we have ensured that anyone who wishes to experience the latest in WiFi technology can do so," said David Henry,
senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR.

The Nighthawk EAX80 is ideally suited for larger homes with numerous WiFi connected mobile and smart home devices, where an existing router or cable gateway is already installed. Experience the ultimate in both gaming and streaming performance from the garage to your backyard. Gigabit download speeds will become a reality with 160 MHz bandwidth support for mobile and laptops.

With the NETGEAR Nighthawk app for iOS and Android, the setup of a new WiFi 6 mesh extender is made easy. Within a few quick taps in the Nighthawk App from a tablet or smart phone, WiFi6 can be extended as a mesh network throughout the home. For those who also own a Nighthawk router, it is a breeze to manage both router and extender from the app.

Availability:
The Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80) is now available for pre-order worldwide for a MSRP of $249.99 and is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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4 Comments on NETGEAR Extends WiFi Range and Capacity with Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Extender

#1
AnarchoPrimitiv
Is anyone else like me and absolutely hates the way wifi routers and APs are marketed? Specifically how they combine all the speeds from each frequency and then claim that sum is the router's throughput? If I were an all powerful being, I'd make is so the manufacturers could only list the maximum, real life, bandwidth for a single cconnection, like how 5Ghz AC will only actually achieve a connection of 300Mbps to a single user (650Mbps theoretical).
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Bobweadababyitsaboy
AnarchoPrimitiv
Is anyone else like me and absolutely hates the way wifi routers and APs are marketed? Specifically how they combine all the speeds from each frequency and then claim that sum is the router's throughput? If I were an all powerful being, I'd make is so the manufacturers could only list the maximum, real life, bandwidth for a single cconnection, like how 5Ghz AC will only actually achieve a connection of 300Mbps to a single user (650Mbps theoretical).
Um, my cell phone can test out faster than 300mbps?? They advertise the combined speeds as you can combine the bands to get that speed. Maybe not exactly but just like you can't get 1Gbps out of a 1Gbps network card either. IP overhead and the such. Either way you should be able to get damn close with the right equipment. They also sell that equipment.
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#3
yakk
8 stream at $250, getting there but still need a lot more competition and options for Wi-Fi 6.
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BArms
Bobweadababyitsaboy
Um, my cell phone can test out faster than 300mbps?? They advertise the combined speeds as you can combine the bands to get that speed. Maybe not exactly but just like you can't get 1Gbps out of a 1Gbps network card either. IP overhead and the such. Either way you should be able to get damn close with the right equipment. They also sell that equipment.
I get 1Gbit out of my PC all the time. 125/MByte/s transfers to and from a NAS all day long.
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