Tuesday, April 19th 2022

NETGEAR Extends Managed Access Point Lineup With New Dual-band WiFi 6 Product

NETGEAR, Inc., the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, today announced the latest addition to its managed wireless access point portfolio, the Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX3000 Dual-band Multi-Gig PoE Access Point (WAX615). Developed for small and medium businesses (SMBs), the WAX615 provides the fastest dual-band, WiFi 6, multi-gig performance and coverage with NETGEAR Insight remote cloud management and the NETGEAR unique Instant Mesh capability. Broadband internet access for businesses has broken the Gigabit per second speed limit. End-point device WiFi speeds have increased as WiFi technology has evolved from one generation to the next. Businesses must upgrade their WiFi infrastructure to keep up with customer demand as well as data-driven business operations. The WAX615 provides SMBs and managed service providers with a powerful WiFi solution based on the latest WiFi 6 Release 2 technology, delivering twice the throughput compared to WiFi 6 Release 1, at a price comparable to its immediate predecessor. The WAX615 is backwards compatible with all NETGEAR Insight Managed WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 Access Points, making it an easy, drop-in upgrade to existing Insight networks.

With a top speed of 3 Gbps, superior range and easy setup, the WAX615 access point delivers seamless roaming, load balancing and multi-user access for the best WiFi experience in high density environments. The device also includes one-year free Insight subscription for fully centralized, real-time setup, monitoring, and control with no need for extra management hardware. Furthermore, the WAX615 features one 2.5 Gbps Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet port for faster wired connectivity and easy installation. It's ideally paired with NETGEAR GSM4210P, MS510TXPP, MS510TXUP and MS108EUP PoE switches. "The WAX615 is yet another example of NETGEAR's commitment to innovation and delivering superior WiFi solutions to customers," said Douglas Cheung, director of product line management for NETGEAR Business Wireless. "The result of our innovation is the WAX615 that delivers higher data throughput, improved network efficiency, and a better user experience, all while maintaining management consistency across generations of products and at an attractive price point."
Unprecedented Business Class WiFi 6 Security
Small and medium organizations can enjoy enterprise level security without expenditures typically associated with this class of product. NETGEAR Insight makes it simple to configure and maintain network security with features that include:

WPA3 Enterprise for the highest level of WiFi connection security.
8 separate wireless networks (SSIDs) that can be used for admins, employees, guests and myriad of IoT devices (WiFi surveillance cameras, thermostats, door locks and sensors, etc.).
Individual VLANs for network separation and dedicated swim lanes for various data streams (administrators, employees, visitors, HR, Finance, etc.).

Additional Features:
  • WiFi 6 Release 2 - 100% faster speed than WiFi 6 Release 1 in 5 GHz band, enabled by 160 MHz channelization
  • Instant Mesh - Compatible with all Insight Managed Access Points to form hybrid wired and wireless mesh networks, expanding WiFi coverage to areas that are hard to reach by Ethernet cables
  • Concurrent Usage - Handles 4x more client devices per unit (when all devices support WiFi 6) compared to WiFi 5
  • Superior Performance - Dual-band with each unit capable of delivering 3.0 Gbps of data throughput
  • Seamless Roaming and Load Balancing - unrivalled user experience throughout the business, ideal for high density environments
  • Support for Latest Devices - Works with the latest iOS and Android mobile devices such as iPhone 13, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and all notebook computers, wireless and wired
  • Backwards Compatible - Supports WiFi 4 (IEEE 802.11n), WiFi 5 (IEEE 802.11ac) and WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) standards
  • Easy Deployment - One 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port with high-power Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) port (PoE+ switch & access point power adapter are sold separately)
Availability
NETGEAR Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX3000 Dual-band Multi-Gig PoE Access Point (WAX615) is available this month on NETGEAR.com.

WAX615-100NAS: US$189.99
WAX615PA-100NAS: US$209.99 (includes power adapter)
Source: Netgear
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1 Comment on NETGEAR Extends Managed Access Point Lineup With New Dual-band WiFi 6 Product

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Owen1982
Am I the only one who thinks "WiFi 6" is misleading to the average joe? If I hadn't been looking into access points for work, I would not know that WiFi 6 does not mean using the 6Ghz band (that's "WiFi 6E"). I am sure alot of consumers will think they have stuff running on the 6Ghz band because they have WiFi 6. Pretty poor marketing (well... good for businesses) if you ask me.

Props to editor for putting up the spec sheet, so at least we can see none of this stuff is using 6Ghz.
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