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NETGEAR announced six new mananaged and unmanaged PoE switches at CES 2020.
The new POE+ switches include two managed and four unmanaged models:
- GS110TUP Ultra60 PoE++ 10-Port GbE Smart Managed Pro Switch with a 240W power budget
- GS710TUP Ultra60 PoE++ 10-Port GbE Smart Managed Pro Switch 8 PoE++ ports with a 480W power budget
- GS724TPP 24-Port GbE Hi-Power PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch
- GS308PP 8-Port GbE Unmanaged PoE+ Switch with 83W PoE budget
- GS316P 16-Port GbE Unmanaged High-Power PoE+ Switch with 115W PoE budget
- GS348PP 48-port GbE Unmanaged High-power PoE+ Switch with 380W PoE budget and 24 ports PoE
The NETGEAR AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender (EAX20) is a Wi-Fi 6 device powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.
The new extender has dual-stream 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 radios that support maximum wireless link rates of 600 Mbps @2.4 GHz and 1.2 Gbps @ 5 GHz. When added to an existing mesh network, the AX1800 helps increase the network’s wireless range and supports mesh-related features like seamless roaming.
Using the NETGEAR Nighthawk app, customers can set up the NETGEARAX1800 extender and then continue to use the app to monitor and manage their home network.
Aside from its wireless capabilities, the AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender includes four GbE ports for additional physical connections.
Available in February, the NETGEAR AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender (EAX20) will have an MSRP of $149.99.
A recently announced honoree of the CES 2020 Innovation Award, the AX6000 NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 Cable Modem Router (CAX80) is the first retail DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem to include Wi-Fi 6 radios.
Built for Gigabit+ internet services, the Nighthawk AX8’s modem component will support 1Gbps+ internet speeds.
Physical interfaces on the Nighthawk AX8 include four GbE ports, one Multi-Gig (1 GbE/2.5 GbE) port and USB 3.0. Other noted features include link aggregation, auto firmware update and compatibility with Netgear’s Nighthawk Mobile App.
Available later this month, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Cable Modem Router will have an MSRP of $429.00.
NETGEAR's new Nighthawk M5 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Router (MR5200) combines 5G network access with Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking.
Powered by a removable rechargeable battery, the Nighthawk M5 can be used by families on-the-go or business travelers that need a fast 5G connection. It also can be used as a home-based networking gateway that can be connected to wired networks via its gigabit Ethernet port. Setup and management is done via a built-in color touchscreen.
Pricing for the Nighthawk M5 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Router is currently TBD, but its scheduled for availability in the second half of 2020.
NETGEAR's Orbi 4G LTE Whole Home Wi-Fi router (LBR20) adds a 4G cellular WAN connection to its award-winning mesh networking system.
Designed for locations that don’t have easy access to a broadband connection, the newly added 4G cellular connection included with the AC2200 router can either be used as a dedicated internet connection or as a backup connection in case the primary broadband connection goes down.
Aside from mesh networking-related features like seamless roaming, other features mentioned include Netgear Armor powered by Bitdefender for security, Circle Smart Parenting Controls for families, and mobile management via the Orbi app....
The latest addition to NETGEAR’s Wi-Fi 6 Nighthawk family, the Nighthawk AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (RAX50) combines two-stream 2.4 GHz and four-stream 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 radios to offer a more affordable option.
The Nighthawk AX6 delivers maximum wireless link rates of 600 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 4.8 Mbps @ 5 GHz, powered by a 1.5 GHz triple-core processor backed by 512 MB of RAM and 256 MB of flash memory.
Physical interfaces include five GbE ports (one WAN and four LAN) and a USB 3.0 port. Additional features include management and setup using the Nighthawk App, compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, beamforming, four external antennas, automatic firmware update, guest networking, VPN support and WPA3.
The Nighthawk AX6 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (RAX50) doesn’t have a list price yet, but is scheduled to be available in March...
NETGEAR announced its first Nighthawk Wi-Fi mesh system based on the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi EasyMesh technology at CES 2020.
The initial offering, the Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System (MK62), includes an MR60 routing unit and MS60 satellite unit, both based on a dual-stream Broadcom platform. The system can be expanded by adding more MS60 satellites up to a total of four, or maybe 5 nodes, according to NETGEAR.
Both router and satellite are powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 128 MB flash and 256 MB DRAM and support maximum link rates of 600 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 1200 Mbps @ 5 GHz.
The MR60 router has Gigabit Ethernet WAN and LAN ports and the MS60 satellite has a single Ethernet port. Wired backhaul will be supported in a future firmware release.
However, the fine print in the product's data...
Actiontech announced new Wi-Fi 6 networking products for service providers at CES 2020.
The newest gateway is the T4200M Bonded MoCA 2.5 VDSL WiFi6 Tri-band Residential Gateway that supports fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-to-the-node (FTTN), fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC), and fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp/MDU). The T4200M runs a maximum wireless rate of 2.5 Gbps and has MU-MIMO, Smartsteering, and Optim Wi-Fi Management functions, while its secured with WPA, WAP2, WPS3 and MAC address filtering. Interfaces include four GbE ports, one MoCA 2.5 port and two USB 3.0 ports.
Actiontec’s website also announced a Wi-Fi 6 version of its T3270 Fiber Gateway Bonded VDSL2/ADSL2+ GigE, however the posted specs were not updated at the time of this writing.
The Actiontec WEB7100 WiFi 6 802.11ax Network Extender delivers a maximum wireless rate of 2.5 Gbps. Features listed: support of up to 16 SSIDs,...
TP-Link has announced HomeCare Pro powered by Avira, the second generation of the company's home network security solution.
Not to be confused with the earlier iteration of TP-Link HomeCare, the new Pro version adds IoT device protection and parental controls. HomeCare Pro can identify new smart home devices on the network and check them for security vulnerabilities. If problems are found, users will be notified to enable device security features, if they are available.
To summarize, TP-Link HomeCare Pro offers:
- Multi-platform antivirus, malicious site blocking, intrusion prevention and end-device protection.
- IoT device detection, protection, safety check and remediation recommendation
- Parental Controls including content filters, time limits, easy management, records and statistics and scene mode (multi device Wi-Fi access control)
- Comprehensive reports that outline device and time usage.
TP-Link's Wi-Fi 6 CES 2020 introductions include two new AX6600 tri-band routers, a new AX3000 PCI-Express Network Card and a new AX1500 range extender.
The AX6600 tri-band Archer AX90 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and has dual-stream 2.4 and 5 GHz radios plus a second four-stream 5 GHz radio. Maximum wireless rates are 574 Mbps @2.4 GHz, 1201 Mbps @5 GHz_1 and 4804 Mbps @5 GHz_2). Wireless features include beamforming, OFMDA, MU-MIMO and WPA3 security.
Archer AX90 ports include one 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN, one Gbps WAN/LAN port, three Gbps LAN and two USB (2.0 and 3.0).
The AX6600 tri-band Archer GX90 gaming router has a dedicated four-stream 5 GHz radio for gaming, providing a maximum wireless rate of 4804 Mbps. TP-Link didn't specify the capabilities of the 2.4 and other 5 GHz radios. But we're guessing they're the same as the Archer AX90.
Other gaming-centric features include Gaming Accelerator, providing...
TP-Link's three new Wi-Fi 6 Deco X90, Deco X60 and Deco X20 Mesh Wi-Fi systems all support seamless roaming, self-healing and adaptive routing.
All three kits also support OFDMA, DL/UL MU-MIMO, and WPA3 and are managed through the Deco mobile app. Customers can also use Amazon Alexa to control the Deco’s guest Wi-Fi network feature and optionally subscribe to TP-Link’s new HomeCare Pro by Avira service. HomeCare Pro adds antivirus, IOT security and parental control features; each new Deco includes a limited time free trial.
The Deco X90 is an AX6600 tri-band two-node kit, supporting maximum wireless rates of 574Mbps @ 2.4GHz and 1201Mbps @ 5GHz on its dual-stream radios and 4804Mbps @ 5GHz on the second 5 GHz four-stream radio. TP-Link says the Deco 9 can provide 6000 square feet of coverage and support up to 200 devices. The Deco X90 system also includes a 2.5 Gbps WAN port to support connection to Gigabit internet services....
D-Link is getting ready to release three 5G NR Sub-6 GHz gateway products for service providers so customers will have access to a faster connected world.
The DWR-2010 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (pictured above) will deliver AX3000 Wi-Fi to home users. Interface-wise, the 5G NR will include three GbE ports, one 2.5 GbE port, one GbE WAN port, one USB 3.0 port, one SIM slot and one RJ-11 port.
The second product, the DWR-978 5G Gateway (below left), will be an AC2600 Wi-Fi device with four GbE LAN ports, one GbE WAN port, one SIM slot and a USB 2.0 port.
Lastly, the DWP-1020 5G NR Outdoor Unit (above right) will support mmWave and be fortified with an IP45 waterproof case to withstand the elements (temperature tolerance: -47.2° –131° F). Unlike the other two 5G NR Gateways, the outdoor unit will include PoE support, have a 5 GbE port and work with the EZFi app.
AI-based features will be included in D-Link’s two newest Wi-Fi cameras, the Full HD Pan and Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8302LH) and the Full HD Indoor and Outdoor Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8526LH).
The DCS-8302LH is an indoor Wi-Fi camera that has 360-degree Pan/Tilt view and motion tracking, while the DCS-8526LH is an outdoor Wi-Fi camera that gets a spotlight and alarm that are triggered by detected motion. Both cameras include two-way audio.
The new edge-based AI architecture streamlines video processing, allowing faster and more accurate alerting, resulting in better recognition of objects and people, as well as glass breakage detection.
Storage options have also been updated. Now customers get three choices on how to save their videos:
- ONVIF Profile S is new and enables storage on personal NAS devices.
- MicroSD storage now caps at 256 GB.
- Free and paid subscription plans are still available.
The Full HD Pan...
D-Link announced it will add the new Nuclius Connect family of business-class Wi-Fi products to its existing Nuclius lineup of cloud-managed switches and APs.
The three new products include the Nuclius Connect Hub (DNH-100), Nuclias Connect Indoor Access Point (DAP-3666) and Nuclias Connect Outdoor Access Point (DAP-2620).
Normally, Nuclius Connect products are managed using D-Link’s own free downloadable management software, but in cases where using a PC isn’t possible, the Nuclius Connect Hub has all the necessary software installed. With the hub and its software, administrators can manage up to 1000 APs, utilize auto managed frequency bands and L2/L3 AP discovery, use NAT passthrough, and administrate access using Nuclius’ SSO utility.
The two new APs will share several features including dual-band throughput (up to 1.2 Gbps), 2x2 MU-MIMO with two spatial streams, PoE support, one RJ-11 phone port, one RJ-45 GbE port, support of up...
Composed of Wireless AC and Wireless AX products, D-Link just announced a slew of new mesh networking devices, including seven routers, three extenders and one Wi-Fi system. All devices will support the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi EasyMesh technology enabling formation of mesh networks with other D-Link devices.
The new mesh products will also include profile-based parental controls that uses a tap-and-set interface to add wireless devices and schedules, WPA3 encryption support, BSS coloring, compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, as well as chat support using the D-Link Wi-Fi app.
The four new Wi-Fi 6 routers replace the AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X6060) and AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-X9000) announced at CES 2018 and which never shipped.
Product specs other than those above are...
Fans of the Turris Omnia router may be excited that its MOX modular network device is now available for general retail sale after completing a successful Indiegogo campaign.
The MOX system is built around the MOX Start module (EUR 169), which contains a dual-core 1 GHz Marvell Armada CPU and 512/1024 MB of DDR memory. Like its Omnia predecessor, the MOX runs Turris OS, which is based on OpenWRT and has a particular focus on security features. A private cloud service is also available through a partnership with Nextcloud.
Additional modules enable the system to be configured as a router, switch, access point or server by snapping modules together. Available modules include 4 and 8 port Gigabit switches, quad USB 3.0 ports, SFP port, mPCIe and PoE adapters and two and three stream WiFi-5 (AC) radios.
Available now through Amazon.de and select...
NETGEAR's new Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System is a three-node mesh Wi-Fi kit that lists for $229.99, or a little over $70 per node, making it cheaper than Google WiFi.
The new Orbi system is an AC1200 class dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) design, which means it's the first Orbi to not have a dedicated 5 GHz backhaul radio. The RBK13 kit includes one Wi-Fi router and two satellites, each powered by a quad-core 710 MHz processor, 256MB flash and 512MB RAM.
Each node's dual-band radio supports maximim link rates of 400 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 800 Mbps @ 5 GHz, AC MU-MIMO downlink, implicit and explicit beamforming and "seamless" roaming between access points/nodes.
Physical interfaces provided on the router node include two gigabit ethernet ports (one LAN and one WAN). The satellites do not have an Ethernet port, so cannot be connected via Ethernet backhaul.
Other features include NETGEAR Armor for anti-virus, anti-malware, and data...
The aggressively-priced dual-stream Archer AX1500 and quad-stream Archer AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 routers will be sold exclusively at Walmart.
The 4-stream Archer AX3000 is powered by a dual-core Intel CPU and provides maximum link rates of 2402 Mbps @ 5 GHz and 574 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz. Physical Interfaces include 5 Gigabit ports (one WAN and four LAN) and one USB 2.0 port.
At an MSRP of $69.99, the bare-bone Archer AX1500 is the first AX router to break the $100 price point. It uses a tri-core CPU and delivers maximum link rates of 1201 Mbps @ 5 GHz and 300 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz. Like the AX3000, it also includes 5 Gigabit ports (one WAN and four LAN), but no USB ports.
Designed similarly on the outside, these Archer devices also share similar features, including four external antennas, can be managed using TP-Link’s Tether app, and are backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards.
Both routers will be available at Walmart next week with...