Netgear is ahead of the future with the Nighthawk RS700 router for Wi-Fi 7

The Netgear Nighthawk RS700 is a good preview of the future of local networks, for the outstanding novelty of support for Wi-Fi 7. It will be available in the spring for a price of 700 dollars and can already be reserved on the manufacturer’s website.

Wi-Fi 7 will be next major upgrade to the wireless connectivity standard. Despite the relative closeness of Wi-Fi 6/6E, his arrival is closer than we could think since some large providers have “skipped” the previous standard and plan to speed up its availability. We already saw another TP-Link product preview; the presentation of the Qualcomm or MediaTek platform and Intel’s announcement to introduce Wi-Fi 7 in personal computers in 2024.

Netgear Nighthawk RS700

Netgear is another of the big network providers and is betting big with this RS700 which, for starters, offers a combined wireless performance of 19Gbps. Really fantastic and enough to completely forget about wired networks.

Count with one tri-band design (for 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz connectivity) plus four Gigabit LAN connectors with link aggregation if you want to go wired. In addition, it has a multi-gigabit WAN port, a connector High-speed internal LAN with 10 Gbpswhich don’t even support today’s home networks, and a USB 3.

The router debuts features that will be exclusive to Wi-Fi 7 such as Multi-Link, where compatible devices can use multiple Wi-Fi bands (5 GHz and 6 GHz, for example) to improve signal speed and stability. It is intended for advanced, next-gen tasks like VR, remote work, and cloud desktops.

In terms of design, it sports an elongated chassis similar to that of some smart speakers, with 8 high-performance internal antennas with 360-degree coverage, optimized to support up to 200 simultaneous client devices in all rooms. The manufacturer says that this 3D design of the antennas, together with the radio frequency circuits specially designed for this router, will offer the best connection and range up to 325 square meters.

Netgear Nighthawk RS700

The router comes with one year of free access to NETGEAR Armor, a security system powered by Bitdefender that provides an automatic security shield for all connected devices. Unlike traditional antivirus products, Armor is built into the router as a comprehensive security solution to monitor inbound and outbound activity, protecting all connected devices.

The Netgear Nighthawk RS700 will be available next spring for a price of 700 dollars. Nothing cheap as usual in new technologies. We expect a preview of Wi-Fi 7 on schedule and solutions from all manufacturers.

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