Last week, Netgear introduced a new addition to its ReadyDATA unified storage (NAS/SAN) platform, called ReadyRECOVER. This backup platform was built from the ground up to run exclusively with the ReadyDATA
Netgear ReadyRECOVER, a new storage platform backing up data every 15 minutes, has just been announced. But for small businesses the company may still be best known for its ReadyNAS system.
NETGEAR has announced the immediate availability of the ReadyRECOVER backup appliance, the newest addition to their ReadyDATA unified storage (NAS/SAN) platform and designed to run exclusively with the ReadyDATA line of storage appliances. ReadyRECOVER allows small and medium-sized businesses to create full backups of servers, desktops and laptops every 15 minutes, which can be independently used to quickly and reliably restore files, folders, databases or systems to any platform: physical or virtual.
ReadyRECOVER combinesStorageCraft Technology's ShadowProtect backup and disaster recover software with NETGEAR ReadyDATA storage appliances. ReadyRECOVER creates full backups of servers and Windows desktops and laptops every 15 minutes in VHDX format. After an initial full backup, ReadyRECOVER stores only changed data for each backup.
I recently spent time with the Netgear ReadyNAS RN102, a 2-bay connected device that functions as a personal cloud. With up to 8TB of storage, it’s certainly enough space to hold music, movies, photos, and other media. And, given the numerous ways in which we can now cast our media to a television, I’ve fallen fast in love with the device.
The GS752TXS is a 52-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch ideal for small and medium-sized businesses looking for an affordable (yet powerful) easy-to-use solution. This easy to manage switch cab be stacked with up to six switches for a grand total of 288 network ports, all of which have full redundancy for great reliability. In addition, the GS752TXS offers businesses and enterprises with feature-rich functionality using the Smart Control Center software, which is packaged free of charge.
Network equipment expert NETGEAR is once again trying to claim an "industry first" title. With the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (R800), it is unveiling the first Tri-Band router to hit the market, promising to deliver to home users the best WiFi band compatible with their device, whether old or new, and adjusted for their particular needs.
Netgear has revealed its newest home networking creation. Dubbed the Nighthawk X6, the company’s latest router is designed for modern households, many of which have not one or two, but a multitude of devices sharing the same Internet connection.
The newest version of the high-speed 802.11ac wireless Nighthawk routers was announced by Netgear today. The Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router (R8000) offers improvements over the previous version, introducing tri-band technology with Smart Connect to make network sharing more flexible. The Nighthawk X6 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with three offload processors to aid in the balancing of the high demand on data in the modern home.
NETGEAR has announced the first AC3200 router. The R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router is no longer a rumor. It's the first router based on Broadcom's XStream platform announced only in two months ago, beating ASUS' RT-AC3200 announced a few weeks ago at Computex
If you have a laptop or smartphone that uses wireless-ac technology and you're ready to upgrade your router, you should get the Netgear R6250. The R6250 has the best combination of speed, price, stability, and features of any router in its price range. It can make your new device's Wi-Fi connection up to three times faster than a wireless-n router could. It's a smidge more expensive than the sweet spot for a router of its class (hovering around $130-$145 on Amazon), but we feel the benefits are worth the slightly higher cost.
Overall the Netgear ReadyNAS 31x series is well priced, offers excellent build quality, provides loads of features and performs well. Users do need to be aware of the write performance trade off that the BTRFS file system seems to bring and if the added data integrity is worth it. Finally we look forward to following future Netgear releases and hope they continue to work hard on their ReadyNAS operating system.
Pushing through the build quality to performance, I found the EX6200 to be one of the best performing solutions I have had come through the lab. It's far superior to the REA20 because it simply works. In testing, we were able to connect and setup the extender with ease thanks to the Netgear Genie, and 2.4GHz performance allowed us to connect around 150Mbps, while 5GHz allowed 585Mbps, though we did see the full 867Mbps a few times when we were closer to the extender.
If you take the excellent Netgear C3000 Cable Modem Router and replace its router with the impressive Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), you get Netgear's C3700 Cable Modem Router ($129.99). Generally, I recommend going with a dedicated wireless router even when using a modem/router combo, but the C3700 is the lone exception. This is the only combo modem and router I've tested that could make adding a dedicated wireless router unnecessary for all homes, save for those with heavy video-streaming, gaming, or advanced Wi-Fi needs.
NetGear (NTGR) is looking to make installing and deploying centralized Wi-Fi easier than ever with the release of its new ProSAFE WC7600 centralized management console and the ProSAFE WN370 access points. The company is aiming its new products at small and midsized businesses (SMBs) as well as the healthcare, hospitality and education verticals to enable admins who have a limited knowledge of IT to set up and manage their wireless services.
Netgear's AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) ($89.99) was released about the same time as the pricier Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200). The EX6100 is lower-priced because it's not as feature-packed (nor does it offer the same hardware specs) as the EX6200, which won our Editors' Choice award for Wi-Fi range extenders.
Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for schools. According to the company, the products are designed to help schools support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) by making it easier to add users to the network quickly and easily.
NETGEAR has added a new wireless controller and AP to its business-class wireless line. The ProSAFE WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller is focused on mid-sized business applications such as small to medium sized hotels / motels, schools and assisted living centers. It supports centralized management for all NETGEAR's current business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points and will support 802.11ac APs as they become available.
Networking vendor Netgear has announced two new solutions in its ProSAFE business-class wireless family, the WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller, and the WN370 Wall Mount Access Point. Both these offerings are designed for mid-sized hospitality facilities, K-12 schools, colleges, senior centers, assisted living centers, and other multi-tenant sites.
We were really pleased with the simplicity and performance of the EX6100. The device is able to support two WiFi networks simultaneously, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, not unlike most routers available on the market today.
It’s been quite some time since we last checked out one of NETGEAR’s NAS offerings, so we’re going to use the ReadyNAS 102, a dual-bay offering, to help us get up to speed. Unlike the last ReadyNAS we looked at, the 102 features OS 6, and one of our favorite, understated features: Btrfs support.
The AC1900 labeling means the Nighthawk can support physical tethered link rates up to 1300 mbps via the 5Ghz radio utilizing 802.1ac network standard. Yet it can simultaneously achieve 600 mbps with its 2.5hz radio using the older 802.11n. Note this is considerably higher than 450 mbps of older 2.6hz 802.11n solutions. In addition to the speed, here’s a quick rundown of the 9 most compelling features of the Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk 5Ghz Smart WiFi Router.
Most tablets are created for content consumption and games, but NETGEAR and smart home specialist iControl have something different in mind. While the NETGEAR STS7000 still has some features you'd expect from an Android tablet, it's raison d'être is being a gateway to a home security system and more.
Part of the connected home initiative many are attempting to tackle is home security. NETGEAR and iControl have teamed up to make security a focus with thier new STS7000 unit. The touchscreen display will give you ful control over your home security, but can also be a hub for all things in your connected home.
Overall, I found the Unite Pro to be an impressive, convenient unit. It's not the smallest hotspot, or the least expensive, but it worked well and offers a host of features, including the convenient battery charger.
BitTorrent Sync is a feature that was announced a while back that is designed to be a cloud-like storage device that lets the user sync files across multiple devices. These files don’t have a home on the web like most cloud storage services, rather the files are shared across all your devices. BitTorrent has announced a new twist for BitTorrent Sync.
Until today, though, you've only been able to use the BitTorrent Sync App with mobile devices and your computer. Now, you'll be able to use it with NAS as well, which makes a lot of sense because if you've got so much data that the cloud is inconvenient, you're likely to need some networked storage for backup. At launch, NetGear will be the first partner, with support starting immediately, but BitTorrent told us that they'll have more partners soon.
NetGear has signed on to be the first partner to launch a native BitTorrent Sync application, it can be accessed right away from the ReadNAS Add On page. All NetGear home and business products running OS6 will support this new feature, even Business Rackmount Storage series gets support. Additional partners will be announced in the near future.
Virgin Mobile USA, together with Netgear, has announced the availability of the Netgear Mingle MobileHotspot. This little Internet-enabled device is designed to provide users with Internet anytime anywhere thanks to Virgin Mobile's Broadband2Go coverage.
Virgin Mobile USA this week introduced its first 4G LTE mobile hotspot, the Netgear Mingle. Priced $99, the device piggybacks off of Sprint’s network and is equipped for the carrier’s tri-band Spark LTE speeds. According to Virgin Mobile, the Mingle allows for up to 10 devices to connect at once and features an 1800mAh battery good for 12.5 hours usage. The device features a 1.77-inch LCD display and can be paired with any of the prepaid data plans. Virgin Mobile users can purchase a 250MB bucket for $5/day, 1.5GB/month for $25, and 6GB for $55.
NetGear has introduced a DOCSIS 3.0 voice and data gateway for the service provider market that features DOCSIS transmission rates up to 1 GHz, and aggregate Wi-Fi throughput of 1.9 GHz. NetGear’s AC1900 Voice and Data Cable Gateway (C7000B) is designed to connect smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other devices in a home network.
Targeting in-home wired and wireless throughputs approaching 1 Gbps, Netgear has launched a new DOCSIS 3.0-based voice/data services gateway that packs in dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a D3 chipset that’s capable of bonding up to 24 downstream channels and eight upstream channels.
I’ll be honest and reveal that I have been using the standard wireless router that my cable company provided when I signed up with them. For the most part it gets the job done. Or so I thought it did. However there are some spotty locations that just don’t get the full robustness of the interwebs and all it has to offer. Case in point would be the living room, which ironically has an issue with constant connectivity and consistent speeds. A pretty big bummer when you’re trying to stream content off of Netflix, Hulu or any other streaming service. So I’d have to suffer through many moments of buffering or recalibrating video quality, I was living like a caveman (albeit a caveman with high speed Internet).
When it comes to wireless routers, most of us just want something with ample performance that we don't have to constantly reset when network traffic gets a little heavy. For myself, I have been through many routers that have had this problem and--for the first few times at least--you think it's just a bug in the firmware that may go away and the router will live a happy life on your desk, shelf, or wherever. After a short while, the router may act up again leaving you looking for another solution that just works.
Today we look at Netgear’s flagship dual-band router, the Nighthawk R7000. Legit Reviews has been evaluating Wireless-AC devices for a number of years and has put off upgrading from what we think is currently the best overall router, the Netgear R6300. While not the absolute fastest, nor the most customizable, the Netgear R6300 has been a rock-solid device that has never let us down with wireless drops or general reliability. While we absolutely love the R6300, the Nighthawk R7000 looks to make a huge step forward in performance and thus out interest in evaluating the device today.
Netgear's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) is an excellent piece of hardware despite a few software hiccups after a firmware update. Five Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port make this extender a winning proposition
Netgear calls the XS708E the world's first SMB switch with 10 gigabit connectivity, but we think it's much more than that. Virtualization is on the rise in many market segments, and the low price mixed with the features offered make this product attractive for many markets. It's difficult to get away from talking about the price because regardless of everything else, this switch is clearly the market leader at this time. Other companies have started to talk about low cost 10GbE SMB products, but Netgear has already delivered.
Having sat at the helm of NetGear's commercial business for over six months now, John McHugh said he's plotting a course in 2014 for NetGear to grow its partner base, strengthen its brand and become the clear-cut industry leader in the SMB market.
GetConnected correspondent Sean Walker is at the Netgear booth at CES 2014 checking out some of their new products for this year.
For a cost-effective, high-performance Wi-Fi access point for SOHO and SMB markets, the CRN Test Center recommends the WN203 ProSafe Single-band Wireless N from Netgear.
With technology as complex as networking, the simplest solution is often the best. That's what we found when testing the WN203 ProSafe Single-Band Wireless N access point from Netgear. About the size of a paperback, the WN203 mounts easily on a ceiling, wall or table, connects with a single Power-over-Ethernet cable and can be set up in just a few minutes through Netgear's browser-based management pages or the included setup utility.
Netgear is determined to save you a bit of jingle each month by launching a pair of new cable modem router devices: N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (C3700) and N300 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (C3000). Both devices combine the functionality of a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with a wireless router, meaning you can serve up Internet connectivity throughout your home and avoid paying your ISP cable modem rental fees, which can add up over time.
NETGEAR has added two cable modem N class wireless routers. The C3700 N600 Dual-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router and C3000 N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router integrate 8x4 CableLabs-certified DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems into N600 and N300 class routers. The C3700 supports simultaneous dual-band link rates of up to 300 Mbps in each band, while the C3000 supports the same link rate in 2.4 GHz only.
NETGEAR rushed out the gate full force as CES 2014 started with a flurry of new products designed to improve network bandwidth and signal strength for the home or small office. Their two newest WiFi range extenders even won prestigious innovations awards. Benchmark Reviews met up with NETGEAR at their invitation-only suite during CES 2014 to get a look at the newest products and technologies being released.
Mobile hotspots are nothing new to the market, but manufacturers like coming up with new ways to make them more user friendly, modernized in both appearance and functionality, and have a greater battery life. AT&T recently released the Unite Pro 4G LTE hotspot, manufactured by Netgear, which packs a 2.4 inch QVGA 64k color capacitive touch screen, a giant 4020mAh battery, LTE Advanced support, and even dual-band WiFi.
Its ReadyDATA series of storage systems targets the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and mid-size enterprise owner. Billed as enterprise-class storage, it is less expensive and easier to use than traditional enterprise offerings. In May 2013, NETGEAR expanded the portfolio with the introduction of the ReadyDATA 516—the first in the network attached storage (NAS) family in desktop form.
NETGEAR didn’t have a ton to show in the consumer space at CES, but they did have two very interesting 802.11AC range extenders on hand and their Trek travel router on hand. There are a few things that make these devices interesting. First off, until now if you wanted to bridge an 802.11AC network it required two routers - like the NETGEAR R7000. Having a specialized product cuts the cost down dramatically, the two stream AC750 should cost $90 and the three stream AC1200 will run $129. More importantly, both of these devices are two radio extenders – meaning that there are discrete radios for send and receive so bandwidth won’t be halved.
Network specialist Netgear and social media giant Facebook are partnering to help bring WiFi to the customers of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) through an application that enables merchants to provide free Internet access to their customers when they "check in" at the business’ Facebook Page.
Las Vegas – International CES 2014 -- Netgear is the latest CE vendor to throw its hat into the emerging market of HDMI-connect set-top sticks. Netgear, follling a path blazed by devices such as the Google Chromecast, Sony Bravia Smart Stick and the Roku Streaming stick, has launched the NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle, a device with on-board 802.11ac WIFi and 1080p/60 HD decoding that will initially hit the market in the first half of 2014 with support for the Android app platform. The device will also be outfitted with Miracast, a protocol that lets users send video and other Internet-sourced content from a mobile device to the TV.
Honey, they shrunk the cable box: Netgear introduced a new TV dongle called the NeoMediacast, also known as NTV300D, at CES Monday that seems partially inspired by Google’s Chromecast. The NTV300D is going to be sold to pay TV operators, who may lease or resell it to their customers. In other words, Netgear aiming to replace the cable box with a USB flash drive-sized stick that gets plugged into a TV’s HDMI port.
NetGear is launching a line of HD cameras designed for some of the peculiar requirements of service providers who have home automation offerings. Simultaneously, the company is introducing an Android-based HDMI dongle that service providers can use in lieu of a set-top box (STB) to provide a basic video tier accompanied by Android apps, which can include a guide and storefront. The dongle is being positioned as a service provider alternative to devices such as Google’s Chromecast or Apple’s AppleTV.
A good router is a great investment (and a great gift) for just about anybody that plays games, and this is where Netgear's recently released Nighthawk comes in. It's got a powerful set of three antennas that will increase range and connection speeds in just about any location, including apartment buildings full of competing wireless signals. It also lets you prioritize gaming traffic on your network at the touch of a button, and it's got 802.11AC for some point in the future when devices that support this faster standard become more widespread.
Typically, home users have been subjected to very few, true performance NAS products. If you wanted true performance, you had to reach a little deeper into your pocket, and pull out a bit more of that hard earned money. With Netgear being an industry leader in network storage solutions, it seems only fitting that they would offer top to bottom storage solutions for every sector of the market. Today, on this crisp winter morning, we will be looking over the Netgear ReadyNAS 104.
Netgear is on the cutting-edge of pioneering new generation Wi-Fi standard that would transfigure high-end Wi-Fi routers. Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 a Smart Wi-Fi Router received its final consent from IEEE standards for 802.11ac wireless networking, creating a benchmark for delivering prodigious features and performance leaving miles away the 802.11n gear. Isn’t this really gripping?
Ever since the Taiwanese NAS manufactures included 10GbE capabilities to their products, I've been in the 10GbE network market. Until now your options were limited to enterprise, expensive paired with lucky, or enterprise paired with more expensive. Searching the used market is little help. Early 10GbE came from a connector called CX4. Just as with gigabit Ethernet, fiber brought 10GbE out of the largest data centers, but fiber can be expensive since each end takes an optical transceiver. The natural progression is to copper lines, but it takes time for technology to move from the top down.
If you are a regular reader of NAS reviews at TweakTown, then you wouldn't know that Netgear sells more NAS products than any other company. The reason why is because this is the first Netgear NAS we've ever tested at TweakTown. Yes, it does seem odd, especially since the Infrant Technology, the NAS maker Netgear acquired to develop the Netgear NAS program, sponsored the second NAS I ever reviewed prior to the May 2007 acquisition. Over the years, we've reached out to Netgear but never had any luck getting ReadyNAS products in for review. That's changed now. Today we look at the Netgear ReadyNAS 516, a business class unit with flagship level specifications.
The Netgear WN203 is a single band 802.11n Wi-Fi access point (AP) designed to offer enterprise security features for small businesses or branch offices of larger organizations. The device is positioned as a business-grade AP with a consumer-centric suggested retail price of $145. We evaluate a review unit that Netgear shipped to us.
I can scarcely remember a time when I didn’t own a Netgear wireless router. It’s not that I’m brand-loyal, mind you, but rather because Netgear always seemed to have a solid enough product in my usually meager price range. So suffice it to say that when I was offered a chance to check out their new Nighthawk AC1900 – a dual-band gigabit router that retails for around $250 – as a part of the recently launched Netgear Ambassador Program, I was intrigued but skeptical.
Netgear revealed its ambitious network storage plans early this year, rolling out the red carpet for an eventual launch of a handful of ReadyNAS units that would complement the ReadyNAS Duo v2 that we reviewed in 2011. We got our hands on one of these new units, the ReadyNAS RN102, a 2-bay connected device that offers up to 8TB of storage, which places it a step below the similarly-launched RN104. At about the same price of the Duo v2, the RN102 takes things up a notch in the hardware department, but is it ultimately worth the upgrade?
This one’s for the gamer in your life. The Nighthawk WiFi router is hardly attractive (it’s way too big and bulky), and it doesn’t deliver great performance over the 2.4 gHz bandwidth. However, it’s built for gamers, with Quality-of-Service settings that easily let you tweak your network to show preference to gaming streams or video streams. It’s an easily customizable WiFi unit that’s perfect for geeks and Internet control freaks who like to micromanage priorities and settings. Best of all, the interface makes it all simple and easy to set up. And any router dubbed the “Nighthawk” has to be kind of cool, right?
Netgear, one of the earliest and most prolific suppliers of desktop NAS (Network Attached Storage) appliances for small and medium sized businesses, has a new line of storage boxes with an upgrade that includes the operating system, the user interface, and the file system. We tested the ReadyNAS 312, a 2-disk unit that comes diskless or filled with two 3.5 or 2.5 inch disks (SSD or SATA).
Netgear’s new top-of-the-line desktop NAS, the ReadyNAS 716, runs on a quad-core Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge E3-1225v2 3.2GHz processor and 16GB of ECC memory, and includes two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports along with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Being the first desktop NAS to include 10GBase-T Ethernet support is the foundation for the company’s speed claims, along with an upgrade of the ReadyNAS operating system to version 6. Netgear’s ReadyNAS 716 (RN716X) has the power to support up to 500 concurrent users and stream multiple Blu-ray high-definition movies at once.
AT&T has unveiled a new mobile device called the Unite Pro. The device is a gadget produced in cooperation with Netgear. The Unite Pro is two devices in one with the ability to set up a mobile hotspot and keep your devices charged on the go. The Unite Pro can create a 4G LTE mobile hotspot for connecting up to 15 devices. It supports dual-band WiFi and LTE-A networking. The device also features a 2.4-inch touchscreen. That touchscreen can be used to configure settings for the mobile device.
Have you ever been out and about and wanted to access your own personal mobile hotspot and use the same device to charge your smartphone? Well if you answered yes, and you’re an AT&T customer, than you’re in luck. AT&T has launched what they call the Unite Pro, which is a product of AT&T teaming up with Netgear.
NETGEAR has just announced the ReadyNAS 716, a powerful Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for business usage that NETGEAR says is powerful enough to serve 150 concurrent 1080p video streams… if your network can support it. To achieve this level of performance, NETGEAR has tapped into a powerful Xeon (Ivy Bridge) E3-1225v2 quad-core CPU from Intel which runs at 3.2GHz and is couple with 16GB of RAM (ECC memory). More importantly, NETGEAR has chosen to connect via a 10Gb Ethernet protocol, and even features two Ethernet ports on this NAS, in case one of them fails for some reason (and no, you cannot aggregate the bandwidth of both ports).
NETGEAR has launched what it claims is the world's fastest desktop NAS. The ReadyNAS 716 is a six-bay desktop NAS based on a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge E3-1225v2 processor and 16 GB of ECC RAM. Six hot-swappable bays accept 2.5" and 3.5" solid state and hard SATA drives.
Netgear is better known for its home networking gear, however the company's Zing hotspot aims to make a dent in the mobile market. With support for Sprint's LTE network and a touch-based management interface, the Zing packs on a few extra features that are hard to find among the competition. In our full review, we take the hotspot and a handful of data-hungry devices out for a road trip.
(Video) Netgear CEO Patrick Lo on the company’s growth.
Three Sprint mobile HotSpots are already compatible with Sprint Spark such as the Netgear Zing Mobile HotSpot, Netgear 341U USB Modem and the MiFi 500 LTE by Novatel.
While the Netgear Wi-Fi Analytics app is simple, and provides no customization options, it's useful and efficient at displaying basic wireless network information that can be used to optimize the wireless networking experience. It's an easy 4 out of 5 stars for networking utilities.
The Nighthawk$199.99 at Amazon, is Netgear's latest router in the company's premium dual-band 802.11ac router line-up. The router looks as cool as its name suggests, with a trapezoid design and flared sides. The shape is reminiscent of the famed fighter jet of the same name. Yet the Nighthawk (model R7000) is not just dressed to impress: Excellent speeds on the 5GHz band when paired with Netgear's latest mini 11ac A6100 USB adapter and enhanced Quality-of-Service (QoS) that really shortens the time to buffer and stream video make the Nighthawk one of the top 802.11ac routers currently on the market for heavy-duty throughput tasks.
Earlier today, NETGEAR, Inc. announced the availability of the new ProSAFE 16-port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch, the GS516TP. NETGEAR explained that this device is designed for SMB workloads and can operate on either AC or PoE (Power over Ethernet).
NETGEAR has just launched its latest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router geared toward online gaming and video streaming. The Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) provides superior speed and range. The Nighthawk packs a powerful 1Ghz dual core processor along with USB 3.0 for power and connectivity. Combined with the ultra-fast WiFi connection, this router is ideal for homes that have multiple mobile devices that demand bandwidth. Namely gaming and video.
Netgear has announced an all-new router described as "ideal" for gamers. Known officially as the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000), the router claims to soar above the competition to provide the "best performance" with the "world's fastest" WiFi speed.
After five days with the Nighthawk, I'm ready to put down the 200 dollars. First, back to my appointment. Netgear put together an impressive and at times exhausting presentation. The Nighthawk is designed for "gaming, streaming, and mobile connections," per their slide show. The new router is what Netgear is calling AC 1900 — meaning that in addition to the 1300mbps speeds of the 802.11ac standard, it's also packing a more powerful 802.11n radio that supports up to 600mbps (twice as much as my current router, the aforementioned E3000). As important is the processing power inside of the Nighthawk, according to Harpalani: a 1Ghz dual core processor and 256MB of RAM. These specs allow for the Nighthawk's main selling point: quality of service prioritization for games and streaming media.
Supposing you’re wanting to make the most of your best-in-class internet connection at home, the folks at Netgear have brought forth the likes of their Smart WiFi Router by the name of “Nighthawk.” They saw the need for such a high-powered device in the everyday home environment, and they made it a reality. Here you’ll find the AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) prepared for the common market, rolling out with a 1GHz dual-core processor, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, and Netgear Beamforming+ technology to boot.
The Netgear ProSafe GS724T Switch features twenty-four copper 10/100/1000 ports and two SFP 100/1000 ports and is designed for small businesses utilizing the switch for applications such as VoIP, video conferencing, and network security. The 24 ports copper ports use standard RJ45 Ethernet connections and auto-negotiate for transfers, while the SFP ports can support large data transfers and other mission-critical requirements.
NETGEAR has added two more Intel-powered ReadyNAS rackmounts. The ReadyNAS 3220 and ReadyNAS 4220 are successors to the ReadyNAS 3200 and 4200. Both are 12 bay 2U rackmount NASes that take 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard or solid-state hot-swappable drives.
To keep things up to date users can also select automatic update options, scaling from 15 minutes to once per week, to make sure virus definitions are always current. VPNs aren't left out of the mix either, with the UTM150 having support for up to 150 site-to-site links or 75 SSL VPN tunnels. When it comes down to it, the ProSecure UTM150 brings with it many powerful filtering options that don't take an entire IT department to configure or maintain.
After initially announcing its first batch of tri-band 4G LTE mobile broadband products earlier this year, Sprint today revealed when consumers will actually be able to get their mitts on the new hardware. Sprint says that the MiFi 500 LTE from Novatel (shown above), the Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot (shown below), the Netgear 341U USB Modem and will hit its yellow shelves on July 19. Pricing and features for each model are as follows.
The Netgear M7100 is a fully managed switch that features twenty-four 10GBase-T ports and 4 SFP+ ports and is designed for virtualization and aggregating 10GbE access layer switches. The 24 ports of 10GBase-T use the standard RJ45 Ethernet connection and support Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE speeds with auto-negotiation for speeds.
The R6100 is the latest addition to Netgear's 2013 router lineup and retails for an easier-to-justify price than its siblings. For $100, the 802.11ac-generating square will connect to the new Macbook Air's upgraded wireless, with a dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz a/b/g/n antenna ensuring compatibility with your first-gen Zune.
Now might not be the best time to upgrade your home networking equipment to 802.11ac since a final standard has yet to be ratified, but if you're gung-ho to make the leap anyway, there are plenty of companies that will oblige. Count Netgear among them. Not only is Netgear offering an upgrade path to 802.11ac, it's new R6100 dual-band router is $100, a relatively cheap price tag considering it's a next-generation router.
It’s the sixth device that Netgear has released with future-ready 802.11ac wireless connectivity, but it’s the first that’s coming in at under a bill. That’s right under a hundred bucks here in the USA, and at that point working with AC1200 dual-band technology becomes accessible by the masses.
NETGEAR has announced a PoE-powered N300 small-biz access point. The NETGEAR WN203 ProSAFE Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point is a 2.4 GHz N300 class access point aimed at small business buyers. It includes dual internal antennas and two RP-SMA connectors for adding optional higher-gain external antennas.
A DOCSIS 3.0-powered device from Netgear that’s capable of producing downstream bursts of 1 Gbps is in “multiple” lab trials and is starting to enter field trials, according to Naveen Chhangani, director of product management for Netgear’s service provider unit. That’s his progress report about six months after Netgear became the first DOCSIS vendor to achieve CableLabs certification for a data/voice gateway that can bond 24 downstream channels – enough to produce max downstream speeds of 960 Mbps using 6MHz-wide channels (in North American DOCSIS configurations), and eclipse the 1 Gbps mark in EuroDOCSIS systems that utilize 8MHz-wide channel spacing.
The Netgear ProSafe Plus XS708E 10GbE switch is part of a new family of ProSafe switches that are designed for SMBs to address the concerns of both enormous network traffic growth and the increasing performance capabilities of networked storage. Most storage arrays are sold with 10GbE these days either standard or as a reasonably priced option and 10GbE is likewise gaining traction in the server market. While gigabit Ethernet remains the standard, the benefits of 10GbE are immense, but a long time stumbling block has been the capital investment in equipment to support the interconnect, especially for small businesses.
Now that I've retested NETGEAR's top-of-line draft 802.11ac R6300, we can proceed to the first of its new 11ac routers to be powered by Broadcom's second-generation router SoC. Like the R6300, the R6250 is a "Smart" router, running its "genie" admin GUI, with Android and iOS apps for remote access and admin control. Unlike the R6300, the R6250 is an "AC1600" router.
When we first saw that the NETGEAR A6200 was a USB 2.0 device we were concerned about performance. After all there is a limit to how much data you can push through a USB 2.0 port. Sadly this limit is below what 802.11ac is capable of. We were glad to see that even with that limitation you still get great performance and with fairly small price tag.
Networking specialist Netgear is highlighting its suite of connectivity solutions for the smart home and small businesses at the MedPi trade show in Monaco, including the Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1-Port (XAVB5401), a new-generation 500M bps product that extends Internet access to any electrical outlet, supporting faster speeds for applications such as HDTV, multiple HD or 3D video streams, streaming multimedia and multiplayer gaming.
Networking solutions specialist Netgear announced an addition to the ReadyData family—the first device in desktop form, ReadyData 516, which is aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). The device provides edge-to-core data protection, which enables a business to manage storage centrally and replicate data from a remote or branch office to corporate headquarters or a central site.
Netgear has announced the ReadyDATA 516 6-bay NAS unit designed with enterprise-class features and simple usability for SMBs. The ReadyDATA 516 is a great fit for organizations that don't have a data center or for an application such as multiple branch offices requiring on-site storage used in conjunction with the ReadyDATA 5200 2U 12-bay NAS.
Apps are moving everywhere, even into your Internet routers. Netgear is validating that point with the announcement today of a $1 million contest to find the best app for a Netgear router.
The M4100 carriers NETGEAR's lifetime warranty, which gives me confidence in the reliability of a network device. I've been using NETGEAR switches for years and haven't had one fail yet. I had a few challenges figuring out some of the configurations on the M4100, but overall, my experience with the M4100-D12G was positive. I recommend you consider NETGEAR's M4100 switches if you're looking to aggregate and route inter-VLAN traffic on your network!
There are other 10GbE models in the ProSAFE product line that have more capabilities than the XS708E, more ports, more management features, etc. and they all push the price/performance line down from where it was. The XS708E has the potential for making the biggest impact though, because the price is so attractive. The barrier to implementing 10GbE in your SMB is virtually gone, as of now.
On Monday, Netgear added support for Beamforming+ to its R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit router, as well as its A6200 USB adapter, offering users better wireless Internet performance and reliability. For those who already have one (or both) of the devices, a firmware update has also been rolled out that adds Beamforming+ support to the devices. With the added support, users will see their 802.11ac gain additional speed, among other things.
Although Netgear was one of the quickest out of the gates with 802.11ac WiFi hardware, that doesn't mean its hardware is the quickest today: without beamforming to optimize the signal, it risks trailing behind newcomers who've had more time to prepare. Starting with the R6300 router and A6200 USB adapter, the company will soon catch up through a firmware update that rolls in support for the beamforming standard.
NETGEAR has released free upgrades adding beamforming to some of its draft 802.11ac products. Actually, it's "Beamforming+" that NETGEAR has enabled on its R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router and A6200 802.11ac Dual Band WiFi USB Adapter.
Today we look at the re-released Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router, the WNDR3700v4. Obvious by the router’s model number you can see that this is the fourth revision of this very popular router.
The R6250 Smart WiFi Router is aimed at buyers who want a lower cost alternative to AC1750 routers, but without giving up the ability to support the highest 1300 Mbps draft 802.11ac link rates.
The new R6520 Smart Wi-Fi router from Netgear is the company's newest product to support the 802.11ac wireless standard, and it's designed specifically for people who care more about the draft specification than with having the fastest 802.11n Wi-Fi performance in the 2.4GHz band. It's armed with a dual-core 800MHz engine to enable combined Wi-Fi connections at speeds up to 1600Mbps.
Fifteen companies met in Durham, NH, USA during the week of February 25 – March 1, 2013, to participate in the first wide scale interoperability testing of equipment implementing ITU-T G.vector for VDSL2. This plugfest, the first of a planned series of interoperability events organized by the Broadband Forum, and hosted by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), was focused on detailed testing of G.vector functionality.
Netgear rolled out a new series of NAS appliances to go with a new version of its ReadyNAS operating system. With the unveiling of its ReadyNAS 6.0, Netgear also finally standardizes on a single operating system rather than the three it had been using, said Matt Phanke, senior manager of product marketing for the San Jose, Calif.-based company’s storage business.
We have looked at a number of NETGEAR devices recently, from state of the art routers featuring Wireless-AC technology to Music Extenders and WiFi range enhancers. Today we are looking at a wireless access point that utilises Powerline technology to access the router and share the connection via WiFi - the Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point
Netgear is giving you a new place to store all of your digital files. The company just debuted a slew of new networked-attached-storage (NAS) products, all of which run on the brand-new ReadyNAD OS 6. That OS basically means that each of these products are designed to make storage easy—as in, you should really have a central spot for all of your digital stuff.
Networking specialist Netgear announced a portfolio of network attached storage (NAS) products, which run on the newly developed ReadyNAS OS 6 and are aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and home office users.
Netgear got into the SMB / SOHO / consumer NAS market with the purchase of Infrant Technologies in May 2007. The first generation ReadyNAS NV products were based on Infrant's own chips (using a SPARC core).
While Netgear is mostly known for its vast line of networking equipment, like routers, switches, and hubs, the company has dabbled a bit in the network-attached storage realm, but they never fully dove into the trade. However, today’s announcement of the company’s new ReadyNAS storage lineup looks to make a splash in the SMB storage market.
While Netgear is mostly known for its vast line of networking equipment, like routers, switches, and hubs, the company has dabbled a bit in the networNetgear has announced availability of its new ReadyNAS products that are spread across three series all running on a new OS. The new NAS also utilizes redesigned hardware and a sleek, modern GUI. Compared to previous models, one significant change that Netgear has implemented is that all of its new NAS units will run unified on ReadyNas OS 6, while previous generations ran different OS versions. Designed for home users and SMB, Netgear is also making an important offering by providing real-time anti-virus protection and unlimited snapshots across the entire ReadyNas line, regardless of unit cost or drive configuration.k-attached storage realm, but they never fully dove into the trade. However, today’s announcement of the company’s new ReadyNAS storage lineup looks to make a splash in the SMB storage market.
Netgear today introduced two new network-attached storage (NAS) devices, the ReadyNAS 100 and 300. With these releases Netgear is taking its next step in simplifying its design and branding, said Matt Pahnke, the company’s senior marketing manager for storage.
NETGEAR has revamped its entire ReadyNAS product line with five new desktop models in three new ReadyNAS families with an completely overhauled new OS. The entry level ReadyNAS 100 Series is powered by a 1.2 GHz Marvell Armada 370 CPU with 512 MB of RAM. The two-bay version has one Gigabit Ethernet LAN port while the four-bay has two ports.