NETGEAR INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S FIRST RETAIL DOCSIS 3.1 CABLE MODEM ROUTER
Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router is certified for Xfinity by Comcast for Gigabit download speeds over existing cable lines
SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 11, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has launched the industry’s first Gigabit Docsis 3.1 cable modem router available for purchase in-store or online. The NETGEAR Nighthawk® X4S AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7800) supports DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver Gigabit internet download speeds and blazing-fast WiFi to change how media is consumed in the connected home for Comcast Xfinity® internet subscribers and more.
Currently in a nationwide rollout by Comcast, DOCSIS 3.1 cable internet service is a major development in the evolution of ultra-high-speed broadband over the existing infrastructure. This breakthrough technology makes it possible to get ultra-fast Gigabit internet speeds through the existing coaxial cable connection. DOCSIS 3.1 rivals the speed of fiber internet connections and ensures that your connected home is ready to support the speeds needed for the multitude of connected devices present in today’s homes.
The Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router supporting DOCSIS 3.1 is required for the fastest internet speed tiers offered by Comcast XFINITY and other cable internet providers, C7800 is backward-compatible with DOCSIS 3.0 and works for all speed tiers. With the purchase of a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem router now, you can rest assured that it will work on your current cable connection and you are ready to enjoy higher internet speeds as the DOCSIS 3.1 service is rolled out to your region. You will also appreciate the added benefit of saving up to $120 a year by owning your own equipment instead of paying the monthly rental fee to your cable provider.
The Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router offers a knockout combination: It’s a cable modem router ready to deliver the latest and fastest cable broadband speeds, and also provides all the benefits you expect from a full-featured dual-band wireless router from NETGEAR. It delivers WiFi speeds up to 3.2Gbps for the devices connecting over WiFi on your home network, with a quad-stream architecture that dramatically increases WiFi range using active antenna technology ideal for mobile devices.
“The industry leading Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Router offers the best combination of Quad stream WiFi with support for Gigabit Internet cable speeds for blazing fast internet for your connected home” said Sandeep Harpalani, senior director of product marketing for NETGEAR Connected Home. “This is the first 3rd party DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem router certified by Comcast Xfinity for their network.”
Key Technical Features and Benefits
- 2-in-1 device: Ultra-High Speed Cable Modem and WiFi Router
- Built-in CableLabs®-certified DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem for extreme download speeds for streaming, downloads, online and VR gaming and more
- 2x2 OFDM/OFDMA in DOCSIS 3.1 and 32x8 Channel bonding in DOCSIS 3.0 mode for faster, data streaming
- Simultaneous dual-band AC3200 WiFi for speeds up to 3.2Gbps** so WiFi devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and game consoles easily deliver multiple HD videos
- Beamforming+ technology for 2.4/5GHz bands for boosting speed, reliability and range for all WiFi mobile devices
- Powerful dual-core 1.5GHz processor for better performance for streaming and gaming
- Four (4) high performance active antennas with a patent-pending design for enhancing weak signals and reducing interference
- 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for connecting storage devices and transferring content
- Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting more wired devices
- NETGEAR ReadySHARE® USB port for wireless access and sharing of content on a USB hard drive or printer from any device in your home network
- ReadySHARE® Vault software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router
- NETGEAR genie® for easy installation, monitoring, control and repair of your network
Check out the NETGEAR family of the world’s fastest cable internet products and stop paying monthly modem rental fees while experiencing faster HD streaming.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7800) is available now from major retailers in stores and online at an MSRP of $399.99 in the U.S.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.
©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and Nighthawk are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.
*Maximum rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.1 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Customer-owned modems may not be compatible with certain cable networks. Please check with your cable provider to confirm this NETGEAR modem is allowed on your cable network. This product is not compatible with cable bundled voice services.
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