NETGEAR INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST PERFORMANCE DUAL-BAND WIFI 6 ACCESS POINT, OPTIMIZED FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
NETGEAR WAX 620 WiFi 6 Access Point is PoE powered, Mesh-capable and Cloud manageable, while being interoperable with WiFi 5 Access Points; and offers rich security features.
San Jose, CA – April 27th, 2021 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, today announced the availability of the latest Insight™ Managed WiFi 6 AX3600 Dual-band Multi-gig Access Point (WAX620), designed to provide the optimal WiFi experience for small and medium businesses.
This new dual-band access point brings next-generation premium WiFi 6 (802.11ax) performance to small and medium businesses (SMBs), delivering up to 40% higher communication speeds to each connected device as compared to WiFi 5 (802.11ac). WAX620 interoperates with other NETGEAR Insight Managed Access Points, including existing WiFi 5 (WAC 510, WAC 540) and WiFi 6 (WAX 610, WAX610Y) models. Additionally, WAX 620 allows access points to be connected to each other using Instant Mesh1 - a NETGEAR wireless backhaul technology. The new WAX 620 access point can be connected via gigabit or 2.5 Gbit (multi-gig) Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch ports.
WAX 620 is ideally suited for environments with open spaces where there is a need to provide WiFi connectivity for a large number of concurrent users. Schools, community colleges, mid-sized manufacturing facilities and warehouses, etc., will all find value in the capabilities of this new Insight Managed WiFi 6 Dual-band Multi-gig Access Point. This powerful access point is backward compatible with all prior generations of WiFi while offering the maximum speed when connected to the WiFi 6 enabled client devices such as the latest smart phones, tablets, and laptops.
NETGEAR Insight enables management of WAX620 and other devices from the Insight App or a connected browser. With Insight, resellers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can remotely set up, monitor and maintain a customer’s network without requiring a technician to go on-site.
“Due to the ever-growing number of WiFi-connected devices, SMB’s need more from their WiFi network. The performance, scalability and security features offered by the WAX620, along with the ability to manage it remotely using NETGEAR Insight, make it a compelling WiFi access point investment,” said Doug Cheung, senior product line manager of SMB Wireless at NETGEAR.
The WAX620 provides robust enterprise-grade WiFi network security with WPA3 128-bit to 192-bit encryption and the capability to set up VLANs and up to eight different SSIDs. WAX620 also provides 8-streams (4x4) with each unit capable of delivering up to 3.6 Gbps of aggregate data throughput with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands supporting WiFi 6. With the dual-band WiFi 6 technology of the WAX620, businesses can now be confident that they are making an investment in a high-performance WiFi system.
The NETGEAR® Insight™ Managed WiFi 6 AX3600 Dual-band Multi-gig Access Point is available and shipping today in North America and EMEA.
North America –– WAX620-100NAS – MSRP; $229.99.
–– WAX620PA (with Power Adapter) – MSRP: $239.99
Continental Europe –– WAX620-100EUS – MSRP : €229.99
United Kingdom –– WAX620-100EUS – MSRP: £219.99
About NETGEAR, Inc.
Since 1996, NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has been the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet with advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world. As staying connected has become more important than ever, NETGEAR delivers award-winning network solutions for remote work, distance learning, UHD streaming, online game play and more. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to providing a range of connected solutions from easy-to-use high-performance Orbi Mesh WiFi systems, the Nighthawk portfolio of WiFi routers, cable modems and mobile wireless, cloud-based subscription services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products and video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications.
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1 Instant Mesh is supported on WAC540, WAC610, WAC610Y