Netgear launches 2 WiFi 6 access points designed for small businesses

Netgear access point

Netgear is bringing WiFi 6 (802.11ax) performance to small businesses with the release of Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX1800 access points, WAX610 and WAX610Y (outdoor).

WiFi 6 claims to offer 70% faster speed to each individual device than previous generation WiFi 5 (802.11ac). WAX610 with WiFi 6 has increased capacity for more simultaneous device connections.

WAX610 is suitable for moderate to high density client device environments such as offices, schools, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and medical centres, providing an enterprise-grade WiFi network security with WPA3. Managed service providers and integrators can deploy it with Insight Remote Cloud Management.

The WAX610 works with Netgear Insight managed switches, routers and network storage, and is also compatible with previous generation WiFi client devices and access points (WiFi 5 (802.11ac) or WiFi 4 (802.11n)).

WAX610Y compliments WAX610 in outdoor settings. It is designed to provide advanced WiFi connectivity in harsh environments including prolonged exposure to sunlight, cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail and humidity. The WAX610Y is rated IP55 which supports continued operation in adverse weather conditions with temperatures that range from -20C to 60C and is suitable for construction sites, loading docks, school playgrounds and restaurants with outside dining.