We’ve reviewed all kinds of 802.11ac routers here at Hothardware, including audacious tri-band routers that look like spaceships, and more pedestrian dual-band routers too. The recently released Netgear Nighthawk X10 is something different though, as it’s the industry’s first 802.11ad router. You may not have heard much about 802.11ad prior to the announcement of this router, so here’s the skinny; in addition to the standard 2.4GHz B/G/N and 5GHz AC wireless, it can also operate on the 60GHz band, which theoretically allows it to deliver up to 7Gb/s of bandwidth across all three bands, hence the AD7200 moniker. That’s a massive boost from the 1.7Gb/s provided by 802.11ac alone and gives you three separate networks that resemble a timeline of technology of sorts. You’ll not only have all your older and newer devices supported by the latest standards, but also have coverage for devices that don’t even exist yet...
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