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Published on June 25th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

NETGEAR INTRODUCES NEW ADDITION TO INDUSTRY-LEADING WIFI 7 LINEUP OF HOME NETWORKING PRODUCTS

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of innovative and secure solutions for people to connect and manage their digital lives, today expanded its WiFi 7 standalone router line with the new Nighthawk RS300 Router. NETGEAR’s most affordable WiFi 7 product to date builds on the company’s promise to provide powerful WiFi performance and secure connectivity.

WiFi 7 Changes the Game

WiFi 7 unlocks 2.4 times faster speeds than WiFi 6, delivers low latency and better handles WiFi interference for families to seamlessly enjoy next gen 4K/8K streaming, video conferencing, gaming, and more. Since the launch of NETGEAR’s first WiFi 7 offerings – Nighthawk RS700 and Orbi 970 – multi-gig internet speeds have become more affordable, work from home demands have remained steady, and more devices such as AR/VR headsets or AI-focused platforms like CoPilot+ have been introduced that require extreme low latency and higher throughput.

While WiFi 7 adoption is growing and new generations of smartphones, laptops, and other devices are hitting the market at a rapid pace, IoT threats are increasing and router security at the device level is critical to keep digital lives and homes protected.

“NETGEAR’s singular focus has always been to create and provide industry-leading solutions with powerful performance and secure WiFi connectivity.” said David Henry, president and GM of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. “Our newest WiFi 7 addition, Nighthawk RS300, delivers these connectivity benefits to a wider audience, helping them experience unprecedented speed and performance on their devices and applications with the strongest possible security available today.”

Powerful Performance for Incredible Value – Nighthawk RS300

The Nighthawk RS300 Tri-band router introduces blazing-fast WiFi 7 for speeds up to 9.3Gbps1 to budget-conscious but high-tech and gadget users. Its sleek new body and patented omni-directional internal antenna design improves coverage and pushes signals to the farthest range, providing up to 230 sq. m. of WiFi coverage across a max of 100 devices.

Everyone in the household can access the latest multi-gig internet speeds with the 2.5 Gig internet port, and the additional 2.5Gig and two 1Gig LAN ports can be used for fast wired connections for latency intolerant, devices such as a gaming PC or console.

Peace of Mind with Cutting-Edge Security

Home network devices see an average of 10 attacks on home networks every 24 hours2, making it critical to safeguard your digital life starting at the router. Powered by state-of-the-art encryption protocols and advanced threat detection mechanisms, NETGEAR routers stand as the first line of defense against evolving cyber threats and include security features such as automatic firmware updates, VPN support, cutting-edge WPA3 security, access control, and guest WiFi network options.

For added protection, Nighthawk RS300 includes a 30-day trial for NETGEAR Armor™ Powered by Bitdefender, providing an automatic shield of security for connected devices and added privacy with VPN. Unlike traditional endpoint antivirus products, Armor is built into the router as an all-in-one security solution, protecting computers, security cameras, baby monitors and other IoT devices on the network and eliminating the need for multiple security subscriptions or software.

It also comes with NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls™ to easily manage kids’ time online across their connected devices and promote good online habits for the family. Basic features are available free of charge. A subscription fee applies for a Premium Plan after a 30-day trial.

Nighthawk RS300 Technical Specifications:

  • Blazing-Fast WiFi 7 Tri-Band Speeds up to 9.3Gbps Experience combined Multi-Gigabit speeds up to 9.3Gbps with the ultra-fast 6GHz WiFi band for smoother WiFi experiences and less interference from neighbouring networks.
  • 2.4x Faster Speeds WiFi 7 delivers 2.4x faster speeds than WiFi 6 with ultra-wide 320MHz high-capacity channels and 4K QAM to maximise performance across your connected devices.
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 2.5Gig Internet Port –Use the 2.5Gbps internet port for today’s faster cable and fiber plans. Or link one LAN port and the internet port together for speeds up to 2Gbps for a modem that does not have a multi-gig port but supports link aggregation. Compatible with any internet service provider.
  • Improved Performance with 2.5Gig Wired Ports –Enjoy improved performance on your gaming and entertainment devices by plugging them into the two 2.5Gbps ports for faster wired connections. And link the two 1Gbps LAN ports together for speeds up to 2Gbps for a NAS device.
  • Easy file sharing  Plug a thumb drive to the router’s USB port to easily share files.
  • Do It All with the Nighthawk® App – Configure your WiFi for peak performance on priority devices. Easily manage your network from anywhere, including pausing the Internet, running Internet speed tests, tracking your Internet data usage, setting up separate guest networks, and more.

Availability

The NETGEAR Nighthawk RS300® is available now on NETGEAR.com.au and at other major retailers subsequently.

  • RS300: Router – $649.00 MSRP


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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