Netgear Debuts R6250 WiFi Router for Multiple Smart Devices
The router also comes with an array of features provided by Netgear, including Genie, a free app for PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices.Networking specialist Netgear announced the release of the latest edition of its family of wireless Internet routers, the R6250 Smart WiFi Router, which is available for $169.99 and is the company’s newest router to support the upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard. The router includes Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port and is suitable for HD streaming to multiple devices, including the latest smartphones with 802.11ac, such as the recently released Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. The dual-core 800 MHz engine enables combined WiFi connections at Gigabit speeds up to 1600M bps and provides enough wireless coverage for large homes. The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is the world’s fastest WiFi, providing Gigabit WiFi speeds so users can download Web content faster and synchronize large video or music files more quickly. The increased speed of 802.11ac technology is ideal for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets by providing three times the performance for a similar amount of battery consumption of devices using the current 802.11n WiFi standard. As a result, many companies, such as Samsung and HTC, are now releasing smartphones with 802.11ac WiFi, with additional 802.11ac-enabled smartphones, tablets and TVs from other manufacturers anticipated to debut in the coming year. Netgear developed the router with those developments in mind, with the R6250 designed to work as network hubs for consumers with eight or more WiFi devices, and it works well with dual-band WiFi devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone 5.
The router also comes with an array of features provided by Netgear, including Genie, a free app for PCs, Macs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets that enables home users to control, monitor, repair and manage their home networks through a simple dashboard. Netgear customers can download the utility through Netgear’s Website or from the Google Play or App Store.