It’s the first tri-band wireless router released for consumer use
It would be hard to believe if someone is completely happy with the way their routers work. They always have enough room for a little more kick and if this little oomph is what we are talking about then we must check out the Nighthawk X6 wireless router from NETGEAR. What makes is special is that it is the first tri-band router to ever released for consumer use.
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A tri-band router has all the features one could imagine having in a perfectly functional router. It is basically our definition of ‘perfect’. The X6 has two 5GHz bands and one 2.4GHz bands and theoretically speaking these are going to give 3.2Gbps transfer speeds. However, there is a little twist, the device is not going to use all the bands simultaneously to transmit data to your router. Instead, different bands will be allocated to different technologies which you have been connected to. For instance, an older laptop will have lower WiFi standards as compared to the latest ones and hence the 2.4GHz will be allocated to a lower intensity device.
Similarly, the devices which make use of larger bandwidths will be able to use the other two 5GHz bands. With the X6 you are also going to get the feature of Beamforming+ which is going to take care of the issues of weak signals. This is particularly helpful for those users who are sitting far away from the router. Additionally, the router has a built-in USB 3.0 stick that supports DLNA and AirPlay streaming. This means you can easily turn your router into a media hub as well. Other features include 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, four LAN and one WAN, and a 1GHz dual-core processor.