CES 2022 is upon us and Netgear is taking the opportunity to unveil new networking products. The California-based company has launched the Nighthawk RAXE300 tri-band Wi-Fi 6E wireless router. The networking hardware maker has also announced a new mid-range Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System called Orbi Pro SXK50.
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 price & specifications
The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 sports a familiar design: a futuristic stealth aircraft-like body that we have seen previously from the company. It supports Wi-Fi 6E devices and is compatible with the new 6GHz band, as well as 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Netgear promises a combined Wi-Fi speed of up to 7.8Gbps — 2.4Gbps, 4.8Gbps, and 600Mbps over the three bands respectively.
The new router features six antennas in its wings as well as eight Wi-Fi streams — two streams of 2.4GHz, four streams of 5GHz, and two more streams of 6GHz. This ensures strong signal strength and coverage for up to 40 devices. The company is claiming 2,500 square feet of high-speed Wi-Fi coverage from the Nighthawk RAXE300. The device also features six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to connect other devices and IoT (Internet of Things) hubs in your home. You get two-port LAN aggregation as well. You also have one USB 3.0 Type-C port for network storage.
The Nighthawk RAXE300 features a quad-core 1.7GHz processor and supports VPN and WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol. It will cost $399.99 and will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2022. Netgear promises automatic firmware updates to deliver the latest security patches to the router.
Netgear Orbi Pro SXK50 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System price and specifications
The Orbi Pro SXK50 is a new mid-range Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System from Netgear. It supports 75 devices simultaneously and boasts a coverage range of 5,000 square feet. The company promises up to 5.4Gbps of video conferencing, file transfers, and downloads. Each Orbi Pro SXK50 unit features three 1 Gigabit LAN ports for higher performance for wired devices. This device also supports the WPA3 Wi-Fi security protocol and dual-image in the flash.
The Orbi Pro SXK50 is ideal for small businesses, educational centers, and professionals working from home. It offers decent Wi-Fi coverage and performance as well as connection capacity without making a big dent in your wallet. The device is priced at $449.99 and is now available for pre-order on netgear.com. The package comes complete with a router and satellite. General sales will begin in the US later this month. The Orbi Pro SXK50 will also be available in Europe this quarter.