NETGEAR has unveiled the successor to its R6300.
The R6400 AC1750 Smart WiFi Router adopts the same physical design as NETGEAR's best-selling R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 router.
Although the form factor is similar, the hardware design is not. Like the R6300v2, the R6400 still uses a Broadcom BCM4708 processor vs. the more powerful BCM4709 used by the R7000. RAM and flash capacities remain the same at 256 MB and 128 MB, respectively.
NETGEAR says a combination of better transmit power amplifiers, external antennas and other improvements "boosts this routers WiFi performance at long range by up to 80 percent" over the R6300 it replaces.
Other features include gigabit Ethernet WAN (1) and switched LAN (4) ports and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports for storage and printer sharing. ReadySHART Vault and Apple Time Machine backup are also supported.
The R6400 is in stores now, listing for $149.99.
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