Netgear Nighthawk Mesh

04 March 2020

Mesh systems are taking a growing share of the Wi-Fi market, says Netgear as it launches the Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi System (pictured).

It is supplied with one (MK62) or two satellites (MK63) to provide building-wide Wi-Fi 6 coverage; more can be added.

Set up and managed with a smartphone, it supports dual-band Wi-Fi with up to 1.8Gbps and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports – one for the internet and one for the LAN – while each satellite has one.

At the same time, Netgear introduced: the Nighthawk AX6 6-Stream AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 Router (RAX50), with a 1.5GHz triple-core processor; the AX1800 4-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX20); and the Orbi 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router, with an integrated cellular modem for use in case of disruption to the wired service.

It provides a claimed 2,000 sq. ft of coverage; and units can be added.