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NETGEAR Adds Wall-Plugged Three Radio Extender

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    NETGEAR’s EX7500 Nighthawk X4S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender is a tri-band Wi-Fi extender in wall-plugged format.

    The new extender is essentially a less expensive version of the EX8000 introduced at the end of August. The EX7500 uses a two stream 5 GHz backhaul radio vs. the EX8000's four stream. Both extenders have dual-band two stream radios for client device connection.

    Both products have 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz low band (Channels 36-48) and 5 GHz high band (Channels 149-161) radios and use the 5 GHz high band radio for dedicated backhaul connection to the router being extended.

    The EX7500 supports maximum link rates of 400 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 866 Mbps in each of its 5 GHz radios to get its "AC2200" speed classification. The EX8000's 4x4 design supports the same maximum link rates in its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz low-band radios, but 1733 Mbps in its 5 GHz high-band, which add up to its "AC3000" class.

    Other Nighthawk X4S Extender features include MU-MIMO support, Smart Connect band-steering and 802.11k support for smoother roaming. For optimal installation, the Android-based WiFi Analytics app and Smart LEDs on the front of the extender help guide extender placement.

    NETGEAR’s Nighthawk X4S Extender will start shipping Oct 20 and list for $179.99.