NETGEAR introduces the industry’s first 802.11ac WiFi home router with integrated ADSL
The new NETGEAR D6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Modem Router delivers next generation wireless technology
SYDNEY – 18 September, 2012 — NETGEAR has today announced the availability of the NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router, Australia’s first ADSL2+ 802.11ac integrated router. The latest addition to NETGEAR’s family of high-speed 802.11ac wireless devices, the D6300 is designed to meet growing customer demand for better and faster wireless on internet-enabled WiFi devices in the home. Supporting both integrated ADSL and a gigabit WAN Ethernet port, the NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router is a single, power-packed device that enables consumers to access ADSL, fibre or cable broadband using the world’s fastest WiFi technology.
With wireless speeds up to three times faster than the previous standard, the NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1600 Mbps.* This makes the D6300 the perfect router for HD video streaming and gaming throughout the home. Like other NETGEAR 802.11ac WiFi Routers, it is compatible with next-generation WiFi devices, while offering backwards compatibility with current WiFi devices for a complete future-proof solution.
“With an integrated ADSL modem, the D6300 offers a simple and convenient solution to make the most of high-speed internet with the best WiFi network in the home,” said Brad Little, senior director of consumer channels, NETGEAR Australia and New Zealand. “With the launch of the industry’s first 802.11ac modem router, the D6300 reaffirms NETGEAR’s position as number one provider of premium networking devices.”
The NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router also includes a separate gigabit Ethernet WAN port, making it NBN-ready for connecting to fibre optic broadband or high-speed cable. Consumers can switch between cable, fibre optic broadband or ADSL without having to reconfigure their home network or replace their router.
The NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router also supports NETGEAR’s ReadySHARE® Cloud service, which enables users to create a secure private cloud to access and share files over the internet. By attaching a USB external storage device to the router, NETGEAR ReadySHARE Cloud makes your files available to transfer, edit or share anywhere, anytime remotely via your smartphone, tablet or PC.
The D6300 WiFi Modem Router joins a range of 802.11ac solutions, making NETGEAR the only home networking company to offer a complete suite of next generation WiFi products. This includes:
NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router:
the industry’s first 802.11ac router, which supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1750 Mbps
NETGEAR R6200 WiFi Router:
which supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps
NETGEAR A6200 WiFi Adapter:
a first-to-market 802.11ac dual band WiFi USB adapter, which enables 802.11ac performance on existing PCs or laptops
Advanced features of the NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router include:
Pricing and Availability
This free app for PCs, Apple® Macs®, iOS® and Google® Android® smartphones and tablets enables users to control, monitor, repair and manage their home networks easily through a simple, elegant dashboard. NETGEAR customers can download the utility at http://www.netgear.com/genie or from the Google® Play or App Store.
The NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to find photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on a DLNA media player.
The NETGEAR Genie app enables users to print on any USB or networked printer directly from an Apple iPad® or Apple iPhone®.
Guest network access:
The NETGEAR Genie app makes setting up a guest network simple. Guests and visitors can go online through the router without the need for secure login information. The guest network also prevents users from seeing and accessing a household’s computers, printers, storage devices and other home network devices.
This feature makes it easy for the router to turn any existing USB printer into a fully functional networked printer that is compatible with Macs and PCs.
The NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router is DLNA-ready and can stream to any DLNA-compatible device in your house, including the latest smart TVs, Blu-ray® players, media players, game consoles, handheld devices, tablets and more.
NETGEAR Live Parental Controls:
A centralised, flexible, and reliable parental control solution for all the devices on the network, including Macs, Windows PCs, smartphones and tablets, for a safe online environment for children and teenagers. No subscription is required.
Automatic WiFi Security:
The integrated router comes with wireless security turned on out-of-the-box, complete with a pre-configured network name and password, protecting home WiFi networks by default.
There’s no CD required, so users can set the router up with smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and even MacBook Air®.
The NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router will be available next week with a recommended retail price of $399. The NETGEAR R6200 WiFi Router and A6200 WiFi Adapter will be available in October with recommended retail prices of $319 and $139 respectively.
Learn more about the NETGEAR 802.11ac products at www.netgear.com/fastestwifi. To learn about 802.11ac/5G next generation WiFi go to www.netgear.com.au/fastestwifi
. To learn about other new NETGEAR consumer products and services, please visit www.netgear.com.au
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com.au or by calling (+61) 2 8117 6800.
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* Actual speeds for the NETGEAR D6300 WiFi Modem Router are 300 Mbps (@ 2.4 GHz 802.11n) and 1300 Mbps (@ 5 GHz 802.11ac). Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps.