NETGEAR Introduces the Industry’s First 802.11ac WiFi Router

Macworld Australia Staff
4 June, 2012
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SYDNEY — 4 June, 2012 — NETGEAR has today announced the availability of the NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router; the first 802.11ac dual band gigabit WiFi router. Offering 5th generation WiFi at gigabit speeds, the NETGEAR R6300 is up to three times faster than routers using the current WiFi standard, 802.11n.

The upcoming 802.11ac wireless standard is the world’s fastest WiFi. With gigabit WiFi speeds, 802.11ac enables users to download web content and sync large video or music files up to three times faster than ever before. As Australians continue to embrace the convenience of mobile internet and tablets[i], 802.11ac offers superior speed while using a similar amount of battery power as devices operating with the current WiFi standard.

With an elegant, sleek new design, the NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router will fit seamlessly into any interior, while increasing the coverage area for HD streaming in the home. Speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on 5GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4GHz allow consumers to download web content from any device in the home in a fraction of the time it would take on a similar 802.11n device. The router is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n legacy WiFi devices.

“After 15 years as an industry leader, we are thrilled to bring the first 802.11ac router to Australian consumers,” said Brad Little, senior director of consumer channels, NETGEAR Australia and New Zealand. “The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router comes to market as Australians continue to embrace mobile devices and data-rich online content. Offering the world’s fastest WiFi technology, 802.11ac is set to revolutionise the way we consume content wirelessly.”

Other advanced features of the NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router include:

  • NETGEAR Genie®: A free app for PCs, Macs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets enables home users to control, monitor, repair, and manage their home networks easily through a simple, elegant dashboard. NETGEAR customers can download the utility at http://www.netgear.com/genie or from the Google Play or App Store.
  • NETGEAR MyMedia™: The NETGEAR Genie mobile app feature provides the ability to find photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on a DLNA media player.
  • AirPrint™ Support: The NETGEAR Genie app enables users to print on any USB or networked printer directly from an iPad or iPhone.
  • Guest network access: The NETGEAR Genie app makes setting up a guest network simple. Guests and visitors can go online through the router without the need for secure login information. The guest network also prevents users from seeing and accessing a household’s computers, printers, storage devices and other home network devices.
  • ReadySHARE® Printer: Makes it easy to turn any existing USB printer into a fully functional networked printer that is fully compatible with Macs and PCs.
  • Media Server-DLNA: The R6300 Router is DLNA ready and can stream to any DLNA compatible device in your house, including the latest Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, media players, game consoles, handheld devices, tablets and more.
  • NETGEAR Live Parental Controls: A centralised, flexible, and reliable parental control solution for all the devices on the network, including Macs, Windows PCs, smartphones and tablets. No subscription is required.
  • Automatic WiFi Security: Comes with wireless security turned on out-of-the-box, complete with a pre-configured network name and password, protecting home WiFi networks by default.
  • Easy Installation: No CD required so users can set it up with smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, and even MacBook Air.
  • Two USB ports: To simultaneously support USB storage and USB printer on the router.

Availability

The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router will be available from national retailers this month.

More Information 

Learn more about the NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router at www.netgear.com.au/fastestwifi and more about 802.11ac/5G WiFi, the next generation in WiFi at www.netgear.com.au/80211ac and www.5GWiFi.org.

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