Netgear unveils gaming router with DDoS protection

Netgear has unveiled its Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router.

The XR500 Wi-Fi router aims to provide a lag-free gaming experience with protection against DDoS attacks.

Netgear’s gaming dashboard allows users to monitor bandwidth usage and latency, and the router’s firmware includes a gaming-focussed QoS feature which prioritises gaming traffic.

The router also features a Gaming VPN, which allows gamers to protect their network identity and prevent DDoS attacks.

The device is available for $300 from Amazon.

The specifications of the XR500 router are below.

Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500
Processor Dual-core 1.7GHz
Ports 4x Ethernet LAN, 1x Ethernet WAN
Wireless Dual-band 802.11ac AC2600
RAM 512MB
Features QoS, DDoS attack prevention, MU-MIMO, SPI
Price $300

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