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Netgear's Nighthawk X6 Wields Six Antennas, Offers Tri-Band Wi-Fi

Maximum PC: Netgear today announced what it claims is the industry's first AC3200 tri-band Wi-Fi router, the Nighthawk X6. That claim is born from the fact that this is the only consumer tri-band router that's available to purchase today (in pre-order form, with shipping expected in July) -- Asus has its RT-AC3200 on tap as well, though it doesn't look like it will beat Netgear's newest unit into homes.

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neoragex1146d ago

So basically it's behaving in a rather anti net-neutrality manner by providing fast lanes to premium devices. Anyone else get a chuckle out of that?

Sahil1146d ago

Damn! Cheated! Here I thought 802.11ad had been approved and we were going to see 2.4/5/60 channels. Alas, Netgear spins another web of deceit.

neoragex1146d ago

I'm so tired of the paper releases lately. Asus has been advertising their next-gen RT-AC87U MU MIMO 802.11ac router with four antennas since January:

http://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/...

And now, Asus is advertising their new RT-AC3200 MIMO 802.11ac router with six antennas:

Sahil1146d ago

So basically it's behaving in a rather anti net-neutrality manner by providing fast lanes to premium devices. Anyone else get a chuckle out of that?

neoragex1146d ago

I think when these two routers are available a review is in order.