Netgear announces Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router in India

Netgear Nighthawk X4S is a smart WiFi router capable of fast-paced online gaming and 4K HD streaming

By: Tech Desk | Updated: July 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Netgear Nighthawk X4S is a smart WiFi router capable of fast-paced online gaming and 4K HD streaming (Source: Netgear) Netgear Nighthawk X4S is a smart WiFi router capable of fast-paced online gaming and 4K HD streaming (Source: Netgear)

Netgear has launched its new Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router in India. The Nighthawk X4S was the winner of 2016 CES Innvotation Award at Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi Router (R7800) delivers fastest online gaming and 4K HD streaming for fast-paced gamers. The Smart WiFi Router delivers up to twice the throughput to 160MHz-capable mobile devices.

Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 is powered by a 1.7GHz dual core processor which delivers a combined speed of 2.53Gbps. Netgear says it delivers up to 1733Mbps on the 5GHz band + 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. The router incorporates quad-stream architecture with new Wave 2 WiFi for improved WiFi range. The router also supports MU-MIMO technology for simultaneous streaming to multiple devices. It also boasts of 4 external antennas with powerful amplifiers combined with Beamforming+ that ensures best WiFi coverage and reliability throughout large homes.

As far as connectivity is concerned, the router also offers 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports with 4 LAN and 1 WAN port for multiple fast wired connections. The Netgear Nighthawk X4S also gets 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 eSATA port for storage ready access.

Netgear Nighthawk X4S is not just about its hardware prowess, it also boasts of a great software. The router supports application-aware and device-aware dynamic QoS technology for optimising the connection speed which in turn reduces lag and buffering. It includes VPN support for secure remote access, guest network access and customised free URL for FTP server.

The router also offers options for smart parental controls and can be set up easily with the help of Netgear genie app. The other software feature included ReadyShare Vault which automatically backs up Windows PC on users network automatically to a USB hard drive connected to Nighthawk X4S. The smart WiFi router is priced at Rs 33,000 and carries two years warranty.

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