NETGEAR announces Nighthawk RAX200 AX12 AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

Back in November 2018, we shared with you that NETGEAR was planning to sell some premium Wi-Fi 6 routers. This was very exciting, as the addition of this bleeding-edge technology signaled that 802.11ax had truly arrived. Many die-hard NETGEAR fans were waiting for the Nighthawk line in particular to become equipped with this new standard.

Now, NETGEAR announces yet another Wi-Fi 6 router, and this one looks incredible too. Called "Nighthawk RAX200," it retains the same stingray design of the previously announced RAX120, which I find to be quite attractive. It even has one of my favorite security features for a router -- automatic firmware updates. In other words, NETGEAR will keep the RAX200 router up to date without any effort from the owner.


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"The NETGEAR Nighthawk Tri-band AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router uses the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard to provide four times increased data capacity to handle more devices on your network. Power your smart home, stream ultra-smooth 4K UHD streaming, game online, and more with blazing-fast combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 10.8Gbps and Wi-Fi 6 optimized 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor," says NETGEAR.

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The popular company further says, "Tri-band WiFi offers two separate streams of data transfers in the 5GHz band to ensure best WiFi performance for all high-bandwidth applications such as Ultra HD video streaming, massive file transfers, or torrent downloads. Aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports and two Gigabit WAN ports concurrently for the Multi-Gig experience. Eight high-performance antennas on the router amplify WiFi signals for maximized range and reliable coverage."

NETGEAR shares the detailed specifications below.


  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Tri-Band WiFi (AX11000)
  • 2.4GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40MHz, up to 1.2Gbps
  • 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
  • 5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 1024 QAM 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 4.8Gbps
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi


  • AX11000 WiFi


  • Large to very large homes


  • Tri-band WiFi


  • Beamforming+ -- Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections for 2.4 and 5GHz


  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports + One (1) 2.5G/1Gbps Multi-Gig port


  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports


  • Powerful 64-bit Quad-core 1.8GHz processor


  • Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)
  • Automatic firmware update delivers latest security patches to the router
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • VPN Support—Secure access to your home network away from home


  • Dimensions: 11.63 x 8.92 x 2.14 in
  • Weight: 2.43lbs

As you can imagine, owning such a high-end router will not be an inexpensive affair. How much will it cost? A penny shy of $600. Yes, being an early adopter and buying the RAX200 will cost you $599.99. While it won't ship until May, you can pre-order it from Amazon [amazon_textlink asin='B07PNR2VMD' text='here' template='ProductLink' store='betanews02-20' marketplace='US' link_id='0a19f72b-1874-4568-aeb0-a3a04f0e06ec'] now.

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