Netgear’s new extreme Wi-Fi router

Netgear has unveiled its latest high-end gaming Wi-Fi router, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300.

The company said the device is the “best gaming router” on the market, and is aimed at PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and mobile gamers.

“This latest member of the Nighthawk Pro Gaming product family is designed to minimize ping and latency… and leverages a purpose-built gaming dashboard powered by DumaOS, critical for an enhanced online gaming experience,” said Netgear.

“The XR300 ensures that every gamer is provided with a competitive edge to dominate their game, on their platform of choice.”

Users will be able to access several gaming-focused features on the router, including:

  • Reduced lag through gaming prioritisation. This includes geo-filtering to limit the distance to game servers or other players.
  • Prioritise gaming devices and allocate bandwidth on a per-device basis, including maximum download and upload speeds.

Netgear said the XR300 also comes with a gaming dashboard that lets users “tweak every aspect of your connection” to ensure an optimised experience.

Hardware

On the hardware side, the router features four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, one WAN port, and 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz).

It is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, and includes three external antennas and “Beamforming+” for improved range and performance of the Wi-Fi bands.

The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 will be available from April 2019. The current US price is $199.99.


Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300


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