NETGEAR Nighthawk LAX20 4G+ LTE Wi-Fi 6 Router - Quick Look

Kim Jong By Kim Jong - March 18th, 2021
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A new era of Wi-Fi has begun with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology that offers faster connections, improved performance, lower latencies, and wider network coverage. NETGEAR - an industry leader in networking solutions - has been offering Wi-Fi 6 solutions to consumers since 2018. Since then, they’ve come out with newer and improved Wi-Fi 6 routers such as the Nighthawk LAX20 4G LTE Wi-Fi 6 Router. The Nighthawk LAX20 is based on the latest generation of Wi-Fi 6 technology and delivers 1.8Gbps of high-performance Wi-Fi, with greater network capacity and performance.

What is Wi-Fi 6 & Do You Need it?

Wi-Fi 6 streams
Wi-Fi 6 Streams

Before we jump into the router itself, let’s talk about Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is the latest generation of Wi-Fi that follows on from Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). Key benefits of the new standard include 4x connected capacity, increased data throughput, faster speeds, and improved performance. Read more about Wi-Fi 6 on Hardwired.

An important thing to note is that Wi-Fi 6 only works with Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices. With that being said, there are plenty of Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices readily available today, and we can expect many more to follow. Many of the latest smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S10 & Note10 (and later), and Apple iPhone 11 (and later) support Wi-Fi 6; as well as laptops that use the latest Intel 10th-gen chips such as HP’s Spectre x360 and ProBook. If you’ve got one of these devices, or are thinking of getting one, a Wi-Fi 6 router will allow you to take full advantage of the latest technology.

What if you don’t own any Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices? Wi-Fi 6 routers are 100% backwards compatible with WiFi 5 and older, so they’ll work as a router regardless, but you won’t get the Wi-Fi 6 benefits. With that in mind, if your router is still fairly new and isn’t experiencing any issues, you can skip on a Wi-Fi 6 router for now. If your router is old, slowing to a crawl, and you’re constantly connecting new devices, you might want to consider a Wi-Fi 6 router to future proof your home. While you won’t experience Wi-Fi 6 from day one, you can make sure that your network is ready for new devices with Wi-Fi 6 sooner than later.

What does NETGEAR’s Nighthawk LAX20 offer?

The NETGEAR Nighthawk LAX20 4G+ LTE Wi-Fi 6 Router in an office.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk LAX20 4G+ LTE Wi-Fi 6 Router in another office.

The Nighthawk LAX20 is based on the latest generation of Wi-Fi 6 technology and delivers 1.8Gbps of high-performance Wi-Fi, and greater network capacity and performance. It’s capable of delivering four times better performance than AC Wi-Fi, and allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability.

On top of speed, there’s also power. The LAX20 is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz quad-core processor, making it ready to take on performance at an ultimate level. The ultra-fast processor enables the router to seamlessly handle data-intensive applications such as 4K/8K UHD video streaming, VR/ AR gaming, as well as provide a stronger, more reliable WiFi experience. The router also includes innovative technologies, such as Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (OFDMA) and intelligent scheduling, which deliver a huge boost in speed and total capacity.

For those who need always-on Wi-Fi, 4G LTE has your back. Nighthawk LAX20 has 4G LTE wireless capability for those who need to maintain a consistent high-speed connection when broadband is not fast enough, spotty, or unavailable. A consistent and reliable internet connection has become a necessity in today’s world, so 4G LTE provides peace of mind that you’ll have internet access even during a network outage.

For further peace of mind, the Nighthawk LAX20 also has NETGEAR Armor built-in to provide you with network security. NETGEAR Armor offers advanced cyber threat protection for the home network and all connected devices. It includes Bitdefender's award-winning anti-virus, anti-malware, and data protection for an unlimited number of devices.

Interested in learning more about NETGEAR’s Nighthawk LAX20? Check it out in NETGEAR's Store!

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Kim Jong

The one from NZ, not NK.

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