Netgear continues to build Wi-Fi compliant router series 6. Registered 802.11ax, it will succeed the current 802.11ac launched in 2014 (now "Wi-Fi 5").
The attractions of this evolution are many. They relate to flows up to 40% higher; a connection capacity with more Wi-Fi devices (homes and businesses are always fuller); lower the connection latency or even reduce the power consumption by limiting the time of activity of Wi-Fi chips to only periods of effective data transmission (see also Netgear and TP-Link present Wi-mesh routers -Fi 6).
At Apple, the Wi-Fi 6 is not yet relevant but Samsung, for example, has already upgraded its Galaxy S10. Nothing prevents a device "Wi-Fi 5" to connect to a Wi-Fi router 6, simply it will be equal standard to enjoy the benefits of the new.
Netgear now has four Wi-Fi routers 6 in the catalog. The most affordable is the Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 (RAX40) sold 249 € (or 230 € or even 220 €) on Intel Dual Core chip, intended for a household of medium size. It includes five Gigabit Ethernet ports and a single USB 3.0 port (two ports on all other routers). This model supports four channels with speeds of 600 Mb / s + 2.4 Gb / s.
Follow the Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 (RAX80), on 1.8GHz Quad Core Broadcom processor, with 6 Ethernet ports (you can aggregate two to get Multi-Gig). It manages 8 channels: 4 in 2.4 GHz and 4 in 5 GHz with a maximum speed of 6 Gb / s. This model costs 329 €.
Then there is the Nighthawk AX12 AX6000 (RAX120), based on a Qualcomm Quad Core processor at 2.2 GHz. It supports 12 channels: 4 in 2.4 GHz and 8 in 5 GHz, with a speed also of 6 Gb / s maximum. It is worth 399 €.
Finally, Netgear has in reserve the Nighthawk AX12 tri-band (RAX200) expected later and without price yet. Broadcom processor and top speed of 10.8 Gbps.