CES 2015: Netgear welcomes Range Extender to the Nighthawk family

Netgear this week at CES 2015 announced the AC1900 Nighthawk Range Extender, its first wireless range extender to make use of the premium Nighthawk brand name. The Nighthawk Range Extender is a dual band extender featuring a 600 Mbps 2.4Ghz band and a 1300 Mbps 5Ghz band. Netgear claim the Nighthawk Range Extender can provide up to three square kilometres of wireless coverage. Netgear has not clarified whether what band the distance refers to, but 2.4Ghz wireless is traditionally able to propagate further than 5Ghz.

Netgear's latest range extender also boasts five gigabit Ethernet ports, one USB 3.0 port, three external antennas and supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

The Nighthawk Range Extender will launch in Australia in the first half of 2015 at a tentative price of AUD$249.

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