After ASUS, NETGEAR too has released its first-ever supercharged ‘Wave 2’ router, called as Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (aka the R7500). This latest router is equipped with Quad-Stream X4 architecture and 1.5 GHz dual core processor for superfast Wi-Fi wired, and WAN-to-LAN connection. It also powers 2.4GHz frequency band
The most amazing aspect about R7500 router is its Dynamic QoS feature that has been primarily designed to reduce buffering while streaming or gaming. It intelligently allocates required bandwidth to each individual application, including gaming, streaming, file transfers or web browsing, for enhanced online experience. And not just according to application, the router also has the ability to prioritize the Internet bandwidth on basis of device, between smart TVs, gaming consoles, smartphones, computers, etc.
Furthermore, the twin USB 3.0 ports and eSATA port of the router offer great speed and flexibility while connecting any external storage with R7500 router, enabling you to easily access your hard drives from anywhere.
On the launch of the router, the company also added that “the X4 also offers superior capabilities for sharing, storing and securing your treasured files and multimedia content. You can easily add storage by connecting a drive to the twin SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports or one eSATA port on the Nighthawk X4 giving you fast access to all your files”.
According to NETGEAR, some other prime highlights of NETGEAR R7500 router are:
- Beamforming+ for superior Wi-Fi coverage and reliability
- Powerful amplifiers
- Four high-performance external antennas
- Security features, such as VPN support, customized free URL, SPI and NAT double firewall, parental controls, guest network access, and open source support
- Five Gigabit Ethernet ports (one WAN, four LAN)
- ReadyShare Vault for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
- Media server supporting DLNA and iTunes (AirPlay-compatible)
- NETGEAR Genie to install, monitor, manage and troubleshoot your home network from PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android devices
As far as the price and availability of the router is concerned, it is currently priced for $280 and it available in the US only.