Range and speed from new Netgear WiFi modem/router

Targeted at network users on the lookout for additional range and speed, Duxbury Networking has released the Netgear D6200, a (802.11ac) standards-based, dual-band gigabit wireless WiFi modem/router.

Aimed at the ‘connected home’ with eight or more WiFi devices – including set top boxes, PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones – the D6200 features a built-in ADSL2+ modem capable of delivering speeds up to three times faster than that of previous generation models.

“The D6200 represents the new generation of high-performance wireless routers designed to meet the unique lifestyle demands of today’s consumers,” says Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking.

“These users are often looking to upgrade their network environments and take full advantage of a growing number of bandwidth-hungry applications, including online gaming and high-definition video streaming, coming onto the market in increasing numbers.”

A key feature of the Netgear D6200 is the Netgear Genie ‘app’ which simplifies configuration and control. The device also supports Beamforming+ technology which extends WiFi coverage, reduces dead spots and boosts signal strength, says Robb.

He adds that security is a key focus area for the Netgear D6200 which incorporates the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocols and certification programs developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks.

“At the highest level, the D2600 is geared to prevent phishing and other serious security breaches. At the same time it is able to limit access to the network via a parental control which offers web filtering for all connected devices.”

For users of wired networks, the D6200 offers cable of fibre connection options. It also connects to an external cable modem via a built-in Gigabit Ethernet WAN port.

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