CES not only brought a confusing new version of Wi-Fi, but also the next generation of the most powerful routers. After the triple band, the first four bands will arrive. Although it is more accurate, it is three bands with support for four radio signals.
Their connectivity feature is Wi-Fi 6E availability, so they stand for the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz spectrums. Two simultaneous radios can only operate on 5 GHz frequencies. Asus, TP-Link and Netgear made the news. All of them rely on the fact that the 5GHz connection will act as the backbone between the main unit and the satellites, so the remaining three radios will already be used to connect cell phones, laptops and other electronics.
The first Wi-Fi router is Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 With a total wireless transmission rate of 16 Gbit/s, one 10 Gbit/s Ethernet, one 2.5 Gbit/s and four 1 Gbit/s. AiMesh technology is already a norm at Asus, so ROG Rapture can be the central node of a mesh network and will communicate with satellites via a dedicated 5GHz radio. The new product will soon go on sale for $650 (17,000 CZK with VAT).
alternative TP-Link Archer AXE300 With the same transmission rate, Ethernet equipment and similar Easy Mesh technology. In addition, the Chinese manufacturer promises that the new product will handle more than 350 connected devices simultaneously.
Netgear does not yet have separate Wi-Fi routers, but sells the mesh system directly European RBKE963 With a main unit and two satellites for $1,500 (39,000 CZK inclusive of VAT). Total throughput is “only” 11 Gbit / s. Satellites have three Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5 Gbit/s. In addition, the central unit has another 10 Gbit / s.
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