NETGEAR is known for providing amazing networking hardware and devices. Its products are good in quality, and great in durability, as well as offering great customer support. Let’s check out NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 or RAX120 specifications and price.
Back in 2018, NETGEAR has announced new Wi-Fi routers to its existing Nighthawk line-up. The recently-launched RAX80 and RAX120 routers are specially designed to deliver high-end Wi-Fi performance.
Todays, RAX80 is already available in the market, you can buy it on Amazon.in website while the RAX120 will be made available for purchase in the first quarter 2019.
These routers have some unique designs and amazing performance, making them best among other routers. The distinguishing feature in both RAX80 and RAX120 is that they both have a presence of wings in which the antennae are hidden.
Both RAX80 and RAX120 offers the same specification where the difference lies in stream connectivity. As the name suggests, RAX80 (AX8) offers 8 streaming connectivity where RAX120 (AX12) offers 12.
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 Specifications
- Up to 6Gbps Speed: 1.2 + 4.8 Gbps and 12 streams connectivity
- Quad-core 2.2GHz processor – boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance.
- Multi-Gig 5G, 2.5G and 1G Ethernet port – 5X extra speed compared to standard Gigabit Ethernet port.
- 1024-QAM: Increased data efficiency and offer faster speeds by 25% compare to 256-QAM router.
- 8×8 MU-MIMO: Simultaneous streaming to multiple devices
- OFDMA – Offers efficient data transmission for up to 8 devices simultaneously.
- Up to 8 Simultaneous Wi-Fi Stream
- AX Optimized Powerful Processor – Ensure smooth streaming and gaming.
- Ultimate range – designed for larger homes.
- 8 hidden antennas inside the router winds – offers a strong and reliable signal over a large area.
- Beamforming+: boosts speed, connection reliability and 2.4 and 5.0Ghz bands Wi-Fi range.
- Support Dual band at the same time.
- Super speed ports: 2x USB 3.0 ports (up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0)
- ReadySHARE USB Access: Allows access to your USB drive to other devices wirelessly.
- ReadySHARE Vault: A software for PC backup to USB hard drive connected to your router.
- ReadyCLOUD USB Access: offers personal cloud access to your USB drive across all devices.
- Latest Security Standards: WPA3, and cutting-edge Wi-Fi security protocol.
- VPN (OpenVPN) and VPN Client Support (Prevent DDoS attack)
- Automatic Firmware updates
- Guest network access
Why NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 is the best Wi-Fi router for smart homes?
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 has a very cool and futuristic design and everyone agrees on that. Further, RAX120 (AX12) is the best for smart home because has 12 stream connectivity and support the latest Wi-Fi standards (802.11ax).
It is specially designed for home smart devices. A smart home that has VR, smart speaker, smart appliances, printer, PC, smartphones and smart TV, NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 can be the best choice for you.
One standout feature of the Nighthawk RAX120 (AX12) is that it comes with WPA3 support that offers greater protection with simple passwords, strong encryption for personal and open networks, and has cutting-edge latest security protocol.
Not to mention, the router comes with downlink OFDMA (Orthogonal frequency-division multiple access) offering great efficiency of data transmission with massive speed.
Furthermore, its ability to stream up to 8 devices simultaneously, make the router best choice for smart homes. Moreover, it comes with Nighthawk easy setup app, smart connect, voice control access and AX Wi-Fi backward compatibility.
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 Release Date
Both Nighthawk AX8 and AX12 was announced together where RAX80 was made available in 2018. Where there is still no report on the exact release date or price in India but it is expected in Q1 2019. RAX80 router is priced at $400 which is roughly INR 29,000, looking at this, you can expect AX12 price between 35,000 and 50,000 in India.