Get more out of your existing home network with new WiFi Range Extenders, CES Innovations honorees that leverage 802.11ac technology to fight WiFi dead zones and improve signal strength for the ultimate experience in connectivity
LAS VEGAS — January 6, 2014 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the availability of two new WiFi range extenders that are also 2014 CES® Innovations Award honorees. NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100) and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (www.netgear.com/ex6200) are ideal for delivering next-generation WiFi performance for the new mobile devices demanding WiFi throughout the home. Both extenders support older a/b/g/n WiFi devices while providing additional performance to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices.
The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender have been recognized by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) for outstanding design and exceptional engineering in the home networking category. Both extenders will be highlighted in the Innovations Showcase of the 2014 International CES® event in Las Vegas this week.
The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender is an industry-first extender providing up to 750 Mbps* 802.11ac WiFi performance in a convenient wall-plug form factor. The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender is designed with ultimate performance in mind, supporting latest generation 802.11ac WiFi technology with up to 1200 Mbps* speed, 700mW high power amplifiers, high gain 5dBi external antennas, and a dual core processor (CPU) to enable ultimate range extension at groundbreaking next-generation WiFi speeds.
Both extenders are ideal for improving the range of a home network and eliminating frustrating WiFi dead zones while enabling lag-free gaming and uninterrupted video streaming with the ultimate in 802.11ac speed and performance. Like other dual band NETGEAR WiFi range extenders, both support the NETGEAR FastLane™ technology that uses both WiFi bands simultaneously to establish one super-fast wireless connection that is ideal for HD video streaming and gaming. Additionally, consumers can use the free NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app for Android™ tablets and smartphones to optimize their home network with information about their network status, signal strength, and channel interference.
“We provide our customers with the latest WiFi extender technology, so we’re thrilled that industry experts have recognized the innovative design and features supported by our new WiFi Range Extenders,” said Damir Skripic, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. “Not only are our new AC750 and AC1200 WiFi Range Extenders the fastest for providing whole home coverage, but we have even redesigned Smart LED indicator lights for the AC750 Extender that help you place it properly in your home. Improper placement of a WiFi range extender is one of the biggest frustrations we see with our customers, and an important one that we wanted to help solve.”
Highlights of the AC750 WiFi Range Extender
The compact NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender is the first wall-plug extender delivering dual-band 802.11ac performance to maximize network speed for older a/b/g/n WiFi devices, while providing up to 750 Mbps to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices. It is outfitted with dual external antennas boosting range and improving WiFi speeds. With its uniquely stylish, compact wall-plug design that is effortless to install, you can discreetly plug it into any electrical outlet. Smart LED indicator lights on the front of the extender guide you to an optimal location for best WiFi coverage.
In addition to extending a home network, you can also use the extender as an access point by creating a new WiFi hotspot when you plug in a wired Internet connection. The available Gigabit port on the NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender can be used as a WiFi bridge, ideal for connecting a device like a Blu-ray® player, game console, or smart TV to the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard, at a fraction of the cost of proprietary WiFi adapters.
Highlights of the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender
The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender delivers next generation 802.11ac WiFi with speeds up to 1200 Mbps. It’s the first WiFi range extender to use a dual core processor that’s up to twice as fast as other processors, to improve efficiency and maximize 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi performance. It is equipped with dual high gain 5dBi external antennas and 10 amplifiers that boost output power to a staggering 700mW. This combination provides ultimate wireless whole-home coverage, increasing WiFi range and easily penetrating walls to eliminate WiFi dead spots throughout large homes and even back yards. The Extender also offers Beamforming+ for more reliable connections.
The NETGEAR AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender offers five Gigabit ports that act as a WiFi bridge, ideal for connecting up to five devices like gaming consoles, smart TVs and streaming players to the WiFi network, eliminating the need to buy proprietary WiFi adapters. Additionally, you can access and share all your stored media with the USB 3.0 port. The AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender has a stylish design with glossy black enclosure and red accents.
Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR AC750 and AC1200 WiFi Range Extenders are available worldwide from major retailers in stores and online. The AC750 WiFi Range Extender is available at an MSRP of $89.99 in the U.S. The AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender is available at an MSRP of $129.99 in the U.S.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC1200 equals 300 Mbps @2.4GHz + 900 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. AC750 equals 300 Mbps @2.4GHz + 433 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1200 Mbps (or 750 Mbps) wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.
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