NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) ( www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its market-leading family of next-generation 802.11ac wireless products ( www.netgear.com/fastestwifi) with the R6100 WiFi Router. The R6100 is a dual band router that supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps* with Fast Ethernet wired connections, providing secure and reliable Internet connections for fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming. At only $99.99, the NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router offers the best value and enhanced features for improving your home theater experience and prepares your home network for new or upgraded devices that integrate 802.11ac WiFi support, such as the MacBook Air® and smartphones like the new Samsung Galaxy S®4 and the HTC One®.
The NETGEAR R6100 (Photo: Business Wire)
The NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router is an affordable solution for upgrading your WiFi home network to the latest and faster wireless networking standard, 802.11ac, which is up to three times faster than 802.11n and backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices. The NETGEAR R6100 offers improved performance and whole-home wireless coverage by incorporating simultaneous dual band WiFi technology. The 2.4 GHz band supports legacy devices while the less interference-prone 5 GHz band is perfect for multiple HD media streaming and online gaming. Moreover, the R6100 works with the free NETGEAR genie® app and software for easy installation and network management, ensuring you a hassle-free transition to 802.11ac. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an explosion in the number of WiFi devices connected to the home network. If it doesn’t already, your house will soon have smart TVs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray® players, and media servers in addition to smartphones, desktops, laptops and tablets,” said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR’s director of product marketing for core networking products. “To future-proof your network and keep it humming along at peak performance, you’re going to need to upgrade to AC wireless. The newest smartphones and Mac®s already have 802.11ac inside. It enables you to be more productive at home and to experience the world of entertainment available through the Internet in a seamless fashion.”