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Netgear Debuts Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router With the Fastest Wi-Fi Speeds for Homes With a Multitude of Connected Devices
[March 20, 2019]

Netgear Debuts Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router With the Fastest Wi-Fi Speeds for Homes With a Multitude of Connected Devices


SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small businesses, has introduced a new tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router, the NETGEAR® Nighthawk®Tri-band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX200).

Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 Router
The NETGEAR Nighthawk Tri-Band AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX200) with 8 streams of 5GHz and 4 streams of 2.4GHz delivers more available bandwidth and less congestion - equivilant to 4x the data capacity over the previous generation of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, also now known as Wi-Fi 5.


The Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 (RAX200) is a powerful Wi-Fi 6 router that uses three bands with a combined Wi-Fi speed of 10.8Gbps3. This provides the ideal solution for the growing needs of households with an ever-increasing number of connected devices vying for internet bandwidth simultaneously. Tri-Band Wi-Fi provides an additional Wi-Fi band to reduce congestion and provide a better-connected experience across multiple devices simultaneously. The latest Wi-Fi 6 technology provides four times* the amount of data capacity over that of the previous generation of Wi-Fi routers (802.11ac), also now known as Wi-Fi 5.

Experts predict the total number of connected devices worldwide will expand to 50 billion by 20201, as more and more people use smart devices in the home, from voice assistants, connected speakers, security cameras, thermostats, and much more, all at the same time.  It is also expected that nearly 45 million people across the US will cut the cord to rely solely on internet video streaming to replace their broadcast and cable television2, which will place even greater demand on the already strained home Wi-Fi network.

Using the Nighthawk AX12 Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router, households can expect a combined 10.8Gbps3 of bandwidth for all their networking needs from simultaneous 4K/8K UHD video streaming to gaming and other high-bandwidth consuming activities. With a single Wi-Fi name across the three bands, Nighthawk RAX200, using Smart Connect technology, intelligently distributes all the connected devices to the appropriate Wi-Fi band based on the speed of the device ensuring the best utilization of the available bandwidth.

Increased Capacity for the Smart Home
With its powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor and support for multi-gig internet connections, the Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 router will help to keep up with the increasing internet speeds being delivered to homes.

The Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 sets you up for faster speeds and latest Wi-Fi technology in the foreseeable future as computers, mobile and IoT devices adopt the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, while continuing to support all of your existing Wi-Fi devices. The Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 candeliver more than one Gigabit of throughput to mobile devices that support 160MHz bandwidth.



Award-Winning Industrial Design
This next-generation Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 Wi-Fi 6 router design conceals eight (8) high-performance antennas under the ‘wings’. The antennas are optimally positioned for best Wi-Fi performance and extend strong and reliable Wi-Fi coverage while providing a clean streamlined functional design.

The Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 includes the following key specs and features:


  • Fastest Wi-Fi with up to 10.8Gbps Combined Wireless Speed – 12-Stream Tri-band Wi-Fi with combined wireless speeds up to 10.8Gbps (1.2 + 4.8 + 4.8Gbps).†
  • 12-Streams Tri-band Wi-Fi– Eight streams of 5GHz and four streams of 2.4GHz means more available bandwidth and less congestion for all devices on the Wi-Fi network.
  • Smart Connect - Intelligently selects the fastest Wi-Fi band for every device connection. One Wi-Fi name for the entire home.
  • Nighthawk App - Easily set up your router and get more out of your Wi-Fi. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home.
  • Wi-Fi6 Optimized Powerful Processor - 64bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming & gaming – ideal for Gigabit internet speeds.
  • Multi-Gig Ethernet Port 2.5G - 2.5 times the wired speed of a typical Gigabit port, to be used for LAN or internet connectivity.
  • Five (5) Gigabit Ethernet Ports - Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections. Ability to aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports and two Gigabit WAN ports (configurable) concurrently.
  • Automatic firmware updates - Latest security patches delivered to the router.
  • Pre-optimized Antennas - Unfold and set antennas on the router, no further adjustment required. The AX12 antennas come pre-optimized for best Wi-Fi performance.
  • Dynamic QoS - Prioritizes network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Net?ix®, & others.

Pricing and Availability:
The NETGEAR® Nighthawk®Tri-Band AX12 12-Stream AX1100 Wi-Fi Router (RAX200) is currently available for pre-order through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels, ecommerce sites, and major retailers at an MSRP of $599.99.

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WI-FI and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 23,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 22,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on TwitterFacebook and our blog.

1 https://www.statista.com/statistics/678739/forecast-on-connected-devices-per-person/
2 https://www.emarketer.com/Chart/US-Cord-Cutters-2017-2022-millions-change-of-population/220822
3 Up to 10.8Gbp† speed achieved by tri-band (1.2 + 4.8 + 4.8 Gbps)

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11ax specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary.

*As compared to a Wi-Fi5 (802.11ac) router
**To achieve Gigabit wireless speeds the network requires compatible devices that supports 160MHz channels. Intel Gigabit Wi-Fi enabled devices supported. Clients must also support 11ax standards.

©2019 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, and the NETGEAR logo, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Source: NETGEAR-G

U.S. Media Contact: Nathan Papadopulos, (408) 890-3889, NPapadopulos@netgear.com 
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com 

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