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Netgear readies dual-band 750Mbps wireless router

Fires on both bands
Tue Apr 26 2011, 13:50

NETWORK KIT MAKER Netgear has released a dual band wireless router claiming up to 750Mbps throughput.

Netgear's N750 wireless router is the firm's top of the range model that operates on both 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands with 300Mbps and 450Mbps throughput respectively. Netgear says that the router can operate on both bands simultaneously. offering an aggregate throughput of up 750Mbps.

Netgear says that by using the 5GHz frequency band the N750 can provide "smoother, more consistent streaming to newer laptops, video game consoles and other dual-band wireless N [802.11n] devices for a superior user experience", as there is less interference than the 2.4GHz band. Aside from its impressive turn of speed, Netgear also highlights support for parental controls, DLNA server support and a USB port that allows files from connected devices to be streamed over the network.

Som Pal Choudhury, director of product marketing at Netgear said, "No wireless router on the market today is faster or better prepared to deliver these next-generation online experiences to everyone in the family than the N750."

Netgear hasn't announced pricing for its N750 dual band wireless router yet, however over in the US it sells for around $150 (£91), so expect it to be priced at around the £100 mark when it finally tips up in the UK. µ

 

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