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NetGear (www.NetGear.com) has announced the industry's first ADSL2+ 802.11ac integrated router, the US$199.99 D6300 WiFi Modem Router. It supports both integrated ADSL and a gigabit WAN Ethernet port.
Up to three times faster than 802.11n, the NetGear D6300 WiFi Modem Router supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1600 Mbps, according to Sandeep Harpalani, senior product line manager for wireless networking, NetGear. It enables HD video streaming and gaming throughout the home for an optimal entertainment experience, he adds.
Like other NetGear 802.11ac WiFi routers, its compatibility with next-generation WiFi devices and backwards compatibility with current WiFi devices provides a "future-proof solution," says Harpalani. The NetGear D6300 WiFi Modem Router also includes a separate gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting to either high-speed cable or fiber optic broadband. Consumers can switch between cable, fiber optic broadband or ADSL without having to reconfigure their home network or replace their router.
The NetGear D6300 WiFi Modem Router also supports NetGear ReadySHARE® Cloud service, which enables the creation of a private cloud for accessing and sharing files over the Internet. NetGear ReadySHARE Cloud keeps all your files stored securely at home on a USB external storage attached to the router, but available to transfer, edit or share anywhere, anytime remotely via your smartphone, tablet or computer.
The NetGear D6300 WiFi Modem Router will be available worldwide from major retailers and online beginning next month.