Julio Urquidi

News Editor
Here’s a summary of NETGEAR consumer and business products announcements from this year’s virtual Consumer Electronic Show:

Nighthawk 4G LTE WiFi 6 Router (LAX20) – With a built 4G LTE modem, the LAX20 is certified for carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile who serve customers in hard-to-reach locations. For wireless connections, the LAX20 delivers a maximum wireless rate of 1.8 Gbps, while for physical connections there are five Gigabit Ethernet ports (four LAN + one WAN) and a single USB port.

4G LTE Modem (LM1200) – Providing a maximum rate of 150 Mbps, the LM1200 is certified to work with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile at launch. The LM1200 is designed for homes with slow internet options or homes that lack a fixed-line internet service. Additionally, the LM1200 also includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports for physical connections.

Nighthawk M5 5G Mobile Router – The new Snapdragon-powered 5G mobile router will take advantage of the new 5G cellular service while providing Wi-Fi 6 connectivity via its external antenna ports and a physical GbE connection through its single Ethernet jack. Designed for those on the road, the Nighthawk M5’s battery provides up to 13 hours of powered service.
Network Management (Business):

Insight 6.0 – Built for companies with 50-250 employees, Netgear’s updated cloud-based network management platform includes newly designed topology features (maps, graphs, etc.), and more tools to facilitate the implementation and management of growing wireless networks. Additional features include support for seamless roaming, AP load balancing, SSID-level client isolation, and client roaming history.
Wireless AX Access Points (Business):

Business Essentials Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (WAX214 and WAX218) – Designed for wall/ceiling mounting, these identical looking dual-band Wi-Fi 6 APs handles up to four SSIDs, use WPA3 authentication and encryption, supports DHCP NAT, and can be powered over Ethernet (PoE). The WAX214 and WAX218 have maximum wireless rates of 1.8 Gbps and 3.6 Gbps, respectively. Each AP also includes a single Ethernet port; a GbE Ethernet port for the WAX214, and a 2.5 GbE port for the WAX218.
Multi-Gig Switches (Business):

Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switches (MS510TXM and MS510TXUP) – Netgear introduced two new 8-port + 2-SFP switches that can connect and auto-negotiate at speeds up to 100Mb, 1G, 2.5G, 5G or 10G. Both switches support L2/L2+/L3-Lite network features like VLANs and QoS management and include a one-year subscription to Netgear’s Insight cloud-based network management platform. Additionally, the MS510TXUP model offers Ultra60 PoE++ on each port, providing up to 60 watts per connected device, and includes an uninterrupted PoE feature that protects powered devices’ uptime during firmware updates.
Availability and Pricing:

Nighthawk 4G LTE WiFi 6 Router (LAX20) – Available now and priced at $299.99 USD.

4G LTE Modem (LM1200) – Available now and priced at $149.99 USD.

Nighthawk M5 5G Mobile Router – Available now and priced at $509.99 USD.

Insight 6.0 – Available now for Insight supporting products via firmware download.

Business Essentials Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (WAX214 and WAX218) – Available now, the new APs are priced at $119.99 USD and $249.99 USD, respectively.

Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switches (MS510TXM and MS510TXUP) – Available now, the new switches are priced at $459.00 and $559.99 USD, respectively.
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Mr. Easy
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WAX214 is Qualcomm. Couldn't find WAX218 in FCC ID database doing a quick search. It's likely Qualcomm too.

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