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Is the WiFi coverage in your home a bit spotty? Are you experiencing lag while playing your favorite games? Netgear may have an answer to your dilemma, as the company has just released the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System. It reportedly enhances one’s online experience and extends WiFi broadband through an entire 4-5 bedroom home. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System is targeted specifically at gamers, while the company's typical Orbi mesh Wifi system is intended more for everyday consumers. The system includes a Nighthawk Mesh EX7700 Tri-band WiFi extender and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi router. The extender automatically syncs with the router to provide a seamless and... Read more...
Netgear on Tuesday announced its new Cybersecurity AC2300 Wi-Fi Router (RS400) with special software baked inside to keep networks safe from online threats. Called Netgear Armor, it is essentially an implementation of Bitdefender Total Security 2019, though there are some key differences between what's integrated in the router versus the off-the-shelf version. For one, Netgear Armor protects an 'unlimited' number of devices (subject to Netgear's fair use policy), including every PC, smartphone, tablet, IoT, and smart gadget in your home network. It also ups the ante with an entire network scan, rather than running on individual devices, and provides real-time updates remotely with Netgear's Nighthawk... Read more...
There is a fledgling wireless standard that effectively renders the vast majority of home networks out of date -- don't panic though, your stuff isn't necessarily obsolete. It is called Wi-Fi 6, if using the simplified nomenclature that the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced last year, or 802.11ax if you want to stick with the more technical (and potentially confusing for the average consumer) description. Either way, what we have is a bleeding-edge standard that router makers are just now starting to adopt, one that is better equipped to handle the growing number of wireless devices that are commonly found in our homes (PCs and laptops, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, smart speakers, and so forth).... Read more...
If you haven’t yet been sucked into the mesh routing craze, Amazon is currently running a smoking deal on an entry-level system from Netgear. The retailer currently has the Orbi RBK23 AC2200 Mesh Wi-Fi System on sale for $249.99. However, if you clip the coupon that’s available right on the product page, it drops the price down to just $209.99. The RBK23 consists of a primary Wi-Fi router/base that connects directly to your cable modem. There are then two satellites that you can place around your house to achieve optimum coverage and performance. According to Netgear, the RBK23 can cover up to a 6,000 sq ft home. The router and both satellites have two Ethernet ports (although... Read more...
Netgear on Tuesday announced four new high-end Wi-Fi 6 wireless routers for increasingly connected homes. The expanded lineup arrives as households see an increasing number of gadgets vie for bandwidth, from PCs and game consoles, to smartphones and a growing base of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This is where Wi-Fi 6 is designed to shine. Otherwise known as 802.11ax under the old nomenclature, Wi-Fi 6 does not just bring faster speeds compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), but also better handling of multiple devices simultaneously. This is accomplished through a technology called Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM). "Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) enables efficient... Read more...
Mesh networking is starting to take a foothold in the home market, but the technology has actually been around for quite sometime. In fact, you have most likely been connected to a mesh network at some point in time without even realizing it. Hotels, universities, and malls have been using the tech for years to keep their students and customers seamlessly connected to the internet over large areas. The cost of setting up and maintaining a large, mesh network is worthwhile for the enterprise and major institutions, but for the rest of us -- until recently -- mesh networks have simply been out of reach. This has kept the technology out of the hands of the average consumer, but over the last couple... Read more...
Netgear has launched a new product that will slip into its Orbi family of WiFi devices. The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router System is billed as the industry's first whole-home WiFi router that has an integrated cable modem, app setup, and a high-performance FastLane 3 Tri-Band WiFi system inside. Netgear says that the modem creates "ultra-fast mesh WiFi coverage for homes up to 4,000 square feet." If your home is larger, you can add in Orbi Satellites that will expand coverage to an additional 2,000 square feet per satellite. The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router System is compatible right out of the box with Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox and other service providers. With most... Read more...
Netgear has a solution to eliminate those pesky Wi-Fi dead zones in your home and to extend wireless coverage to every nook and cranny. It is called the Nighthawk X6S (model EX8000) and it is an AC3200 tri-band Wi-Fi range extender, which itself does not sound all that sexy, but there is more here than meets the eye. One thing that makes this range extender stand out from the competition is Netgear's patented FastLane3 technology. FastLane3 is a fancy marketing term Netgear came up with to describe three critical components of the Nighthawk X6S, those being tri-band Wi-Fi, a dedicated Wi-Fi link from the extender to your router, and an optimized antenna design inside the range extender. That... Read more...
When many think about the security of their devices, it's easy to look at the obvious targets: desktops, notebooks, mobile devices, and of course, the software on all of them. In reality, one of the most vulnerable pieces of digital equipment in our homes can be the router - an effective entry point that gives access to all of your connected devices. In a support page update, NETGEAR says that its high-end NightHawk R7000 will begin recording specific information, although it is currently unclear on if the feature can be disabled. On one hand, NETGEAR could be commended for not keeping this under the radar, leaving people to learn of it the hard way, but does the company really need the information... Read more...
Updated: 2/10/2017 -  Since we initially launched this article, Netgear assisted with resolving a technical issue we were experiencing with 802.11ad connectivity and performance with the Nighthawk X10 router we had in for testing. As such, we have updated this review with both fresh 60GHz 802.11ad performance data, and we've upgraded our rating to HotHardware Recommended in the conclusion as well. We’ve reviewed all kinds of 802.11 routers here at Hothardware, including audacious tri-band routers that look like spaceships, and more pedestrian dual-band routers too. The recently released Netgear Nighthawk X10 is something different though, as it’s the industry’s first 802.11ad router. You... Read more...
Over the weekend, we brought you news of a rather serious vulnerability in certain Netgear wireless routers — namely the R6400, R7000 and R8000. According to a CERT bulletin, the routers could easily become the victim of “arbitrary command injection”, which would potentially allow hackers to gain remote access to your network. But perhaps the most puzzling revelation (other than the exploit itself), is that Acew0rm, the hacker that discovered the security hole, notified Netgear about it more than four months ago. Netgear never followed up once he made the company aware of the exploit, to which Acew0rm quipped, “I didn’t think it was going to this big and I thought they were going to instantly... Read more...
Last week, we brought you information about a relatively easy-to-exploit vulnerability in professional-grade Sony cameras. Now, Netgear is the latest high-profile tech company that is coming under fire for a potentially dangerous exploit that was first reported over four months ago. The vulnerability, labeled VU#582384 by Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT, allows “arbitrary command injection” on Netgear’s R7000 and R6400 routers (using firmware 1.0.7.2_1.1.93 and 1.0.1.6_1.0.4 respectively). According to CERT, it’s possible that earlier firmware for these two routers are also susceptible to attacks. The attack is carried out by enticing a user to visit a specially made website, after which commands... Read more...
Consumer WiFi router products are generally classified by three major performance characteristics: overall throughput or bandwidth, multi-client performance, and range. Although throughput and multi-client bandwidth has scaled-up nicely over the years, range perhaps hasn't improved quite as robustly and even the most powerful WiFi routers, like Netgear's own beastly Nighthawk X8, with its active antennas, can still leave dead spots in large home or office installations. That's where the recent crop of mesh router technologies, that startups like Eero and Google with Google WiFi, are making significant advancements. By spreading out multiple, interconnected router access points (as well as their... Read more...
Call it a first-world problem if you like, but the larger your home, the trickier it can be blanketing it in wireless connectivity. Dead zones have a nasty habit of popping up in remote corners separated by walls and doors, and that's one of the reasons why your choice in router matters. It's also the main selling point of Netgear's new Orbi Wi-Fi System. There's a lot of fancy marketing speak associated with Orbi but what it essentially boils down to is an easy-to-configure router and range extender (more on that in a moment), the latter of which Netgear calls a satellite. Like Google's OnHub series, the Orbi doesn't look like a traditional router that you'd feel compelled to hide in the bedroom... Read more...
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