NETGEAR Announces Nighthawk X4S Router

NETGEAR has announced its latest flagship VDSL Router which features a dual-core 1.40 GHz processor and integrated DSL modem. Impressively, the device utilizes the first to market 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 (D7800) offers impeccable wireless, wired and USB performance whilst being backwards compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices. In terms of its maximum quoted speed, the router can produce up to 2.53Gbps (AC2600 WiFi = 800Mbps+1733Mbps) wireless and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. David Henry, vice president of product marketing and engineering, NETGEAR Home Networking outlined the router’s appeal:

“If multiple people in your household are streaming HD Internet content at the same time, it’s very likely that the DSL modem router you get in your subscriber service package is not capable of supporting your bandwidth needs,”

“With the Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router, you’ll take advantage of the fastest processor in a DSL modem router combined with the latest innovations in wireless technology for the best experience you can get today for streaming, gaming and file sharing.”

The router also employs Dynamic QoS prioritization which helps to optimize network traffic. Another neat inclusion is the NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault software which makes automatic backups to any hard drive connected to the router. In terms of security, the router is protected by leading wireless protocols, has VPN support and allows you to setup a free URL to create your own private FTP server.

When it comes to pricing, the Nighthawk X4S will retail at an MSRP of $529 (AUD), £269 (GBP) and €299 (EUR). Currently, the device is available throughout Australia and coming to Europe in mid-September.

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Netgear Launched the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

Netgear expanded its family of Modem Routers with the new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7000) with dual band WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet.

The D7000 has an embedded DSL modem supporting ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ and VDSL/VDSL2 speeds supporting even the fastest lines with its gigabit WAN port. Inside it is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and sports the best WiFi speeds and great coverage range. It is also the first AC1900 VDSL Modem Router to offer two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster connections and twice the USB storage access.

The Nighthawk delivers incredibly fast wireless speeds of up to 1.9Gbps (AC1900 WiFi = 600+1300Mbps) and wired Gigabit Ethernet speeds. High-powered amplifiers, three external antennas and Beamforming+ improve range and reliability to extend coverage and reduce dead spots even in very large homes.

The two USB ports support Netgear’s ReadySHARE, allowing you to easily share both printers and storage over your entire network. It also comes with the Netgear Genie app that helps you to setup and manage your router as well as Netgear MyMedia for DLNA streaming and AirPrint for your iPad and iPhone.

All the basic routing functionality is also covered from scheduling to security, port forwarding and virtual servers, and everything else you’d want from a router.

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem router is available now throughout Europe, Asia and Australia for an MSRP of €229.99 and will be available early fall in the U.S for an MSRP of $249.99.