NETGEAR Launches AC1900 C7000 Nighthawk 802.11AC Wireless Cable Modem Router
It seemed absurd to pay a monthly cable modem rental fee when we lived in the US, so I always had my own sitting in between the wall and my router. This was convenient, but if you’re limited for space and want fast 802.11AC NETGEAR just launched a combination 24×8 (fastest DOCSIS channel bonding solution available) wireless router cable modem called the C7000. My first inclination when I heard about the C7000 was that it was a R7000 internally joined with a cable modem that happened to be packaged in a single chassis – this is not the case however as it uses a different SoC to handle all of the functionality, sharing only the same AC1900 Wi-Fi radios as the R7000 which should lead to lower power consumption than the other approach (or two discrete devices), and at $280 certainly lowers the cost compared to cable modem + dedicated similar spec’d Wi-Fi router. As far as I can tell the only downside to this approach is that the firmware upgrade process is managed by the MSO (currently only Comcast is supported, but others will be soon), which is a mixed bag. On one hand you don’t have to keep it up-to-date, on the other hand you can’t swap it for OpenWRT (for e.g.)
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NETGEAR LAUNCHES FIRST NIGHTHAWK AC1900 WIFI CABLE MODEM ROUTER, INDUSTRY’S FASTEST CABLE MODEM ROUTER TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME INTERNET SPEED
Supercharge your home network performance with new cable modem router supporting AC1900 WiFi speeds with 24×8 channel bonding enabling Gigabit cable Internet speeds
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 22, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is introducing the industry’s fastest cable modem router, the first under its premium Nighthawk brand. Cable Internet subscribers demanding the most extreme broadband speeds and service tiers available for HD and 4K streaming and gaming will love the new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000) (www.netgear.com/C7000), as it has the highest-performance integrated AC WiFi cable modem in the market today. Moreover, by owning your equipment, you’ll avoid your Internet provider’s monthly rental charge and will save money over time, meaning the Nighthawk will eventually pay for itself.
This two-in-one device saves power and space by integrating a high performance WiFi router with a built-in DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem that supports the highest data tier plans offered by major U.S. cable Internet providers. In addition to offering incredibly fast WiFi speeds up to 1900Mbps* (600+1300Mbps) with high performance amplifiers, the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router is the first in the market with the latest 24×8 channel bonding modem technology that enables extreme Internet cable download speeds up to 960Mbps**, creating a highly reliable and fast broadband connection. This makes the Nighthawk an ideal choice for stepping up your home network performance to support HD and 4K video streaming, high-speed online gaming, and faster downloads.
Cable Internet bandwidth is shared with other cable subscribers in your neighborhood, so with your existing cable modem router from your ISP you may see decreased performance during peak usage times. But the ability of the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router to support 24 download bonded channels simultaneously means that you have a bigger “pipe” for data traffic as compared to your neighbors with only four download bonded channels. As a result, you should receive the committed bandwidth of your service tier even during peak hours.
“Customer demand is causing cable Internet service providers to continually update their offerings, rolling out new, faster service tiers to support the demand for improved home streaming experiences,” said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR’s senior director of product marketing for Retail Networking Products. “Whether you have a 50Mbps service tier or 250Mbps service tier, our new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports this increase in data throughput and helps sustain optimal performance even during peak usage times. The more bonded channels your cable modem router supports, the more likely you can avoid Internet congestion and enjoy the best streaming and gaming experiences.”
The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router is powered by two processors: a 1.0GHz processor to provide the best performance for wired, wireless and USB storage backup, and a dedicated 600MHz processor for running DOCSIS cable. Beamforming+ technology with implicit and explicit Beamforming support for 2.4 and 5GHz bands boosts WiFi speed, reliability and range for all new and legacy WiFi mobile devices.
With the new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router, you can also enjoy the unique capabilities of the NETGEAR genie® app. The user-friendly NETGEAR genie, already enjoyed by more than 5 million NETGEAR customers worldwide, is your personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets. You can easily access your home network, view the network map, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing, anytime, anywhere, all through the app. The NETGEAR MyMedia™ feature enables you to find and play your stored media files from anywhere on your network to your DLNA®-ready TVs and music system. You can also make any printer AirPrint® compatible for printing from an iPad or iPhone.
Furthermore, there is a built-in NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled USB port for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on a USB hard drive from any device in your home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means you can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs.
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000) will become available in late June from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP starting at $279.99 in the U.S.
- See more details on the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000), including compatible cable Internet service providers, on the NETGEAR website at: www.netgear.com/C7000.
- For other products in the NETGEAR cable family, go to: www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company’s products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company’s products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 33,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
©2015 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, MyMedia and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC1900 equals 600Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1300Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1300Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and 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.
** Maximum cable rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider.
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