Netgear is promising to speed up WiFi and reduce gaming lag with its Nighthawk WiFi AC router featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor.
The flagship Gigabit router was unveiled at CES 2014 and features AC1900 WiFi that can deliver up to 1.9Gbps, as well as Nighthawk technology to reduce interference and increase reliability.
Netgear also debuted two wireless extenders: the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100). Both are aimed at eliminating frustrating WiFi dead zones.
Patrick Lo, CEO of Netgear, said: “Without a reliable, secure and high performance network, you can’t take full advantage of the latest mobile phones and tablets, HD streaming entertainment, and smart home devices.
“For that reason, the new products we’re highlighting at CES supercharge and extend the reach of your wireless network. We power your connection to the world to help make your lives more productive and enjoyable — and we do it better than anyone!”
AC1900, AC1200 and AC750 all combine both 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels using the 802.11ac WiFi standard confirmed in 2013, reaching different speeds due to their different antenna configurations.
The AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender provides up to 750Mbps 802.11ac Wi-Fi performance in a convenient wall-plug form factor, with Smart LED indicator lights to help you find the best place to put it.
The AC1200 High Power Wi-Fi Range Extender supports the latest generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology with up to 1200Mbps speed, 700mW high power amplifiers, high gain 5dBi external antennas, and a dual core processor to enable range extension while maintaining fast Wi-Fi speeds.
The networking firm is also demonstrating enhancements to its genie software, a personal dashboard that allows users to install, monitor, control and repair a home network from PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. New enhancements include genie for Windows 8, slated for release in the first quarter 2014.