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Netgear introduces two more Wi-Fi 6 routers that look like spaceships, meet the new RAX40 and RAX200 (updated)

By Kenny Yeo - on 3 May 2019, 9:14pm

Netgear introduces two more Wi-Fi 6 routers that look like spaceships, meet the new RAX40 and RAX200 (updated)

Netgear RAX40 (Image source: Netgear)

**Updated on 3 May 2019 with local availability and pricing details**

Netgear has just bolstered its line-up of Wi-Fi 6 routers with two more routers. The Nighthawk RAX40 is their new entry-level model, whereas the Nighthawk RAX200 will be series' new flagship. Thes routers will join the already announced RAX80 and RAX120.

Wi-Fi 6 is, of course, the next big thing in wireless networking. It used to be known as 802.11ax but has been renamed to make it easier to understand. If all this is gibberish to you, be sure to check out our guide to Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax here.

Now, the Nighthawk RAX40 is a dual-band 4-stream AX3000-class router. It delivers speeds of up to 600Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 2,400Mbps on its 5GHz network.

To further improve network performance, the Nighthawk RAX40 also supports Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), allowing users to tap into channels typically reserved for military and government use.

It has a single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. It also has a single USB 3.0 port.

The Nighthawk RAX40 is priced at S$399 and is available now.

Netgear Nighthawk RAX200

The Nighthawk RAX200 is a much more powerful router. It is a tri-band 12-stream AX11000-class router. Thanks to its 12 streams, its 2.4GHz network supports data transfer rates of up to 1,200Mbps, whereas its two 5GHz networks can manage a maximum of 4,800Mbps.

To allow users to maximize its high wireless speeds, the Nighthawk RAX200 has a single 2.5Gbps Ethernet port that can be used for Internet connectivity.

On top of that, it has the usual the single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. However, these ports support link aggregation.

The WAN port can combine with one of the LAN ports to form a single 2Gbps port for Internet connectivity. Likewise, two of the LAN ports can combine to form a single 2Gbps port to be used with high-end NAS systems.

Finally, the RAX200 comes with two USB 3.0 ports that can be used for print and file-sharing.

The Netgear Nighthawk RAX200 is priced at S$799 and will be available in June.

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