[IFA 2014] Netgear Launches the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router With the fastest dual-band 802.11ac Speed
IFA 2014 is known to be an event that isn’t focused only on smartphones, tablets and computers, as other hardware usually finds its way here. That’s why Netgear has announced its latest smart WiFi router. More details after the images.
At the IFA 2014 conference in Berlin, NetGear has launched the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router, which comes with support for Quad-stream WiFi Architecturem and delivers the fastest dual-band 802.11ac speed and performance for high intensity gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity.
The newest Nighthawk X4 is capable of an impressive 2.33 Gbps combined network speed, which means up to 1733 Mbps on the 5.0 GHz band + 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. It sports a powerful 1.4 GHz dual core processor, based on the Qualcomm Internet Processor and is also powered by the Quantenna 802.11ac Wave 2, 4×4, which is a Multi-User MIMO WiFi solution to maximize wireless performance.
The new Quad-stream Architecture enables the X4 to stream high quality, full HD content with greater clarity and less buffering than was ever possible before. This, in conjunction with the four high performance antennas, provides unmatched home WiFi range and performance wherever it’s needed. The Nighthawk X4 also comes with a unique Dynamic QoS prioritization capability. Here’s how it works:
“Instead of treating all devices and applications as the same, Dynamic QoS recognizes each individual application — gaming, streaming, file transfers, web browsing, etc. — and prioritizes them accordingly. X4 is also device-aware, recognizing gaming consoles from smart TVs, and PCs from smartphones, thus ensuring bandwidth is allocated appropriately to each connected device. This unique application-aware and device-aware capability makes online gameplay completely lag-free. Streaming full HD video is more stable and jitter-free, with less buffering, for a totally seamless experience.”
Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR’s director of product marketing for Retail Network Products, said the following:
“The Nighthawk X4 is designed for gamers and people who do a lot of video streaming. We are excited to leverage the best in processing power, Dynamic Quality of Service, and dual-band WiFi technology to exceed the expectations of these demanding consumers.”
Let’s have a look at some of its most important specs and features:
– Quad-stream X4 Architecture delivers AC2350 WiFi for a combined speed of 2.33 Gbps (1733 Mbps* + 600 Mbps*), the fastest available dual-band 802.11ac WiFi connection to any one device.
– The 1.4GHz dual core processor delivers 40 percent faster speed for improved WiFi, wired, and WAN-to-LAN performance.
– 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi technology is designed to deliver faster WiFi to multiple devices.
– Application-aware and device-aware Dynamic QoS technology optimizes your connection speed for reduced lag and buffering.
– Beamforming+ improves WiFi coverage and reliability by focusing WiFi directly at connected devices.
– Powerful amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas increase range for whole-home mobility.
– Security features include VPN support for secure remote access, customized free URL, SPI and NAT double firewall, separate guest network access, and parental controls.
– Five Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN) offer fast wired connections.
– One eSATA port and two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports offer high-speed, storage-ready access that is significantly faster than USB 2.0.
– ReadySHARE® Vault, a free software application, automatically backs up Windows-based PCs to a USB hard drive connected to Nighthawk X4.
– NETGEAR MyMedia™ enables you to find and play your stored media from anywhere on your network to your DLNA®-ready TVs and music system.
– iTunes™ server support enables you to play music on AirPlay-compatible devices using iTunes or Apple Remote™.
– NETGEAR genie® is a personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets.
The Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (R7500) is available immediately at an MSRP of $279.99 in the U.S.