Netgear's Nighthawk X6 Wields Six Antennas, Offers Tri-Band Wi-Fi

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Hey.That_Dude

Damn! Cheated! Here I thought 802.11ad had been approved and we were going to see 2.4/5/60 channels. Alas, Netgear spins another web of deceit.

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Spiral01

Well, if Netgear has taught me anything in the past, it is to wait for Asus.

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Ninjawithagun

lol...I have to agree...at least partially. The good thing is that Netgear is direct competition to Asus, which helps keep both of their products somewhat more affordable :D

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Ninjawithagun

I'm so tired of the paper releases lately. Asus has been advertising their next-gen RT-AC87U MU MIMO 802.11ac router with four antennas since January:

http://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/01/rt-ac87u-the-ultimate-router-4x4-mu-mimo-ces-2014/

And now, Asus is advertising their new RT-AC3200 MIMO 802.11ac router with six antennas:

http://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/06/rt-ac3200-ultimate-802-11ac-6x6-router-computex-2014/

But, to this day NONE OF THEM are available for sale or even pre-order. Really? WTF is the point Asus??? At least Netgear has some common sense and is offering them for presale:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-AC3200-Nighthawk-Router-R8000/dp/B00KWHMR6G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1403719401&sr=8-2&keywords=Nighthawk+x6

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Neufeldt2002

I think when these two routers are available a review is in order.

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Enigmatistical

So basically it's behaving in a rather anti net-neutrality manner by providing fast lanes to premium devices. Anyone else get a chuckle out of that?

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Innomasta

...No?