In the next few days, we will see a lot of cool hardware news at CES. Not all of these, such as these strangely proportioned screens, are particularly relevant to gamers. However, this new router from Netgear definitely attracts gamers in the target market.
Netgear’s latest Nighthawk router (made by network) Well built on the basis of last year’s Wi-Fi 6 version, and perhaps more importantly, its cost has been reduced by $200. The Nighthawk RAXE300 WiFi 6E router maintains the same all-black gull wing appearance, just like a stealth jet of last year. However, this year’s model may look like a beautiful matte black finish, rather than shiny, fingerprint-prone.
The new tri-band router packs eight antennas into the shape of this Batplane, apparently to cater to the newly opened 6GHz frequency band. Unfortunately, there are very few Wi-Fi 6E devices currently using it, so it may not make much sense to many consumers. In addition, it supports 6GHz speeds up to 2.4Gbps, so for most people, 5GHz of 4.8Gbps is still its place. 5GHz also tends to have a larger range. For people with compatible devices, they will get a neat band, but for most people, this is largely a proof of the future.
Gigabit connection seems to be another key point of this gaming router, which is not accessible to everyone. For those who do, you should see some very good speeds, with a total of eight Wi-Fi streams separated on each frequency band. Two channels of 6GHz, four channels of 5GHz, two channels of 2.4GHz, and even two gigabit network ports can be aggregated. This is mainly to focus on multi-device use and high-quality streaming. According to Netgear, the Nighthawk RAXE300 router can provide uninterrupted 8k streaming media, but this again exceeds the needs of most users.
Netgear’s Nighthawk routers are very iconic at this point, partly because they look like the shadow ships in Bablyon 5, but also because they tend to be great. Both Netgear Nighthawk XR700 and Netgear Nighthawk AX4 have entered our 2021 best gaming router list, and we may see the new Nighthawk RAXE300 WiFi 6E router available in 2022 at a price of $400. Of course, we must try it first. Fortunately, Netgear said that we should see it released in the first quarter of this year, and hope we can give them a chance.