CES News: Netgear Introduces New Wireless Routers, Other Home Networking Solutions
People have become accustomed to the connected lifestyle and, therefore, expect to be able to tap into the network from any corner of their homes and with good performance. With that in mind, Netgear (News - Alert) Inc. this morning made a flurry of new home networking product introductions, including a handful of wireless routers, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The mobile broadband router, or MBR1000, is a new wireless router with 4G mobile broadband support. Verizon is highlighting the product at CES (News - Alert), and Bell Canada is already using it in commercial deployments.
The N600 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router – Premium Edition, meanwhile, adds to the company’s previous product in this category by bringing new features such as clear channel selector; ReadyShare printer and quick start; and steady stream HD, which starts streaming videos faster with less buffering delay and maximizes bandwidth. Along with this new product, the company introduced the Netgear Genie, a home network dashboard application through which consumers can connect to, control and monitor their home networks.
The N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL modem router, meanwhile, brings together the functionality of multiple devices in a single box. It allows Internet access via ADSL or a gigabit Ethernet port, has a four-port gigabit switch, ReadyShare storage access with two USB ports, a DLNA media server, and more.
And the N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, which offers connectivity of up to 450mbps, is designed for HD video streaming, simultaneous downloads and high-quality online gaming. The dual band technology means interference isn’t a problem and helps ensure high speeds and good range.
The company also introduced a variety of other products in the wireless accessory arena, including a device to extend the range of users’ existing Wi-Fi routers; Powerline AV solutions; a home media storage product; a digital media player; a
Edited by Stefania Viscusi