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Netgear unveils 802.11ac WiFi extenders at CES

Posted by Alan at 4:29 PM on January 10, 2014

We’ve seen our share of 802.11ac routers and adapters this week during the Consumer Electronics Show. The other day, I covered the offering from TRENDnet, now I wanted to touch on the extenders being offered by Netgear.

The Netgear AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100) and AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) were both announced this week.

netgear-ac750

“We provide our customers with the latest WiFi extender technology, so we’re thrilled that industry experts have recognized the innovative design and features supported by our new WiFi Range Extenders,” said Damir Skripic, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. “Not only are our new AC750 and AC1200 WiFi Range Extenders the fastest for providing whole home coverage, but we have even redesigned Smart LED indicator lights for the AC750 Extender that help you place it properly in your home. Improper placement of a WiFi range extender is one of the biggest frustrations we see with our customers, and an important one that we wanted to help solve”.

Both products are available immediately, with prices of $89.99 and $129.99 respectively. The pair promises 750 mbs and 1200 mbs as the expected speeds.