Netgear Confirm Next-Gen WiFi 6 Gaming Router Coming November
Netgear has confirmed its next-generation Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 WiFi 6 router will land in Australia in late November, initially available through JB Hi-Fi for RRP $549.
The product claims to be its first WiFi 6 gaming router powered by DUMA OS 3.0 gaming software, and is specifically designed to reduce network latency for gaming environments.
The new XR1000 WiFi 6 router also pledges to enhance the overall home networking experience for every connected device.
“Now with the DumaOS 3.0 software and the ultimate WiFi 6 hardware solution, the network will be equipped to handle the load of multiple streaming screens and gaming platforms without compromising on bandwidth or ping rates,” states David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR.
“NETGEAR is pleased to introduce the latest addition to the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Franchise developed to enhance the online gaming experience and provide improved network performance for an entire household of connected devices.”
The router harnesses next-gen networking hardware to ensure stablisation of ping and reduction of lag spikes, with reliable connectivity over both wired and wireless networks.
Dumas 3.0 software benefits include; customisable Geo-Fencing, Ping Heatmap, Application QoS with Bandwidth Allocation, Connection Benchmark, and Traffic Controller.
The news comes as gaming demand booms through the COVID19 pandemic, as home-bound consumers crave new forms of entertainment amidst lockdown conditions.
Netgear asserts the new WiFi 6 router caters to both growing gaming uptake and smart home connectivity, and follows increasing adoption of the new WiFi standard across devices such as the new Sony PlayStation 5.
The new Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 WiFi 6 router claims to improve WiFi performance by up to 40%, reducing ping rates up to 93% under a congested network – addressing some of the primary pain points for gamers.
Netgear claims the dual-band WiFi 6 AX5400 allows for more devices to connect and stream simultaneously – without impacting speed or reliability – whilst offering reliable connectivity and a 4X increase in capacity.
The Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN) and powerful 1.5GHz Triple-Core processor seeks to support more devices across a plethora of uses including; VR gaming, 4K streaming, and wireless, wired, and USB connectivity.
The router accompanies as 30-day trial period of Netgear Armor cybersecurity for threat protection over home network and connected devices.
Further information and full product specifications are available on Netgear’s website here.