Netgear’s new tri-band Wi-Fi 6E access point could be ideal for SMBs

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Netgear has announced the launch of its latest Wireless Access Point (WAP) which includes WiFi 6E to provide SMBs with enhanced connectivity.

The Netgear WAX630E is a business-grade tri-band WAP that can be managed in the cloud using the company’s Netgear Insight network management service.

In addition to offering fast throughput and low latency, Netgear’s latest WAP supports the new 6 Ghz WiFi band known as WiFi 6E. The WAX630E is well suited for businesses in the manufacturing, education, hospitality, municipal and retail sectors, although it may also be the ideal solution for small businesses with IT staff. limit.

Director of Product Line Management and SMB Wireless at Netgear, Doug Cheung provided more details on the WAX630E and the benefits offered by WiFi 6E for SMBs in a press release, saying:

“As applications that include 4K and 8K video streaming or virtual and augmented reality become more ubiquitous, businesses will need to at least double their WiFi connection speeds to support them. WiFi 6E provides a wide highway and fast to deliver the capacity and speed required.The new WAX630E is the perfect on-ramp for SMBs.

Netgear WAX630E

Netgear’s WAX630E features a tri-band design that enables the latest 6E WiFi technologies. As such, the WAX630E can operate in the widest 160 MHz WiFi channels on the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands.

However, all three bands (2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz) fully enable AX technologies such as MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) that increase the number of concurrent users to just one. access point (AP) can support. .

In total, the WAX630E offers an aggregate throughput of 7.8 Gbps to provide client devices on all three WiFi bands with super-fast Internet and intranet access.

There are two models of WAX630E available (the WAX630 E-100NAS and the WAX630EP-100NAS), the former costs $349 (£299.99) while the latter is slightly more expensive at $369. The WAX630EP-100NAS, which is only available in the United States, includes an AC adapter, while the WAX630 E-100NAS does not. However, this WAP supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), so if you choose the cheaper model, you will also need to choose a network switch.

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