NETGEAR reveals two new products to help cut lag and enhance your online gaming experience

Today, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NETGEAR revealed two new devices to help anyone looking to enhance their online gaming, streaming sessions in high-definition, or LAN parties, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFI Router and the SX10 10G/Multi-Gag LAN switch.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) promises to optimize network connections by stabalizing ping, reduce lag spikes, and keep the player always-on with either a reliable wired or wireless connection made specifically with gaming in mind. The router will include a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Quad-stream Wave 2 WiFi with MU-MIMO, and four external high-power antennas wrapped in an enclosure.

Introducing the NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch

The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) is the successor of the nighthawk S8000 and will provide an advanced 10G switch to prioritize streaming. It will also offer hard-wired speeds for competitive gamers with two auto-adaptive 10Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit ports to deliver seamless data transfer with five different connectivity speeds: 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps, or 10GBps.

Here is a list of features for both the Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX):

Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500)

  • Gaming Dashboard — On a single screen, view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping delays, and many other parameters.
  • Geo Filter — Fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players, get a guaranteed local connection, and create black/white lists of your preferred servers.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) — Prioritize gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network.
  • Gaming VPN — Protect your network identity, prevent DDoS attack, and use the VPN client to connect to the VPN server.
  • Network Monitor — Check on bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag.
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports — Maximize speed with four (4) GbE LAN ports for wired connections, ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-quality streaming.
  • 802.11ac WiFi — Enjoy Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming, Quad-Stream, and 160MHz for faster speeds.
  • Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor — Support more devices for better 4K streaming, VR gaming, surfing, and more with this powerful, faster processor.
  • AC2600 WiFi — Take advantage of up to 800+1733 Mbps* wireless speed, and double the available bandwidth with simultaneous dual-band WiFi.
  • High-Performance Antennas — Get better WiFi coverage and faster speeds with four (4) external antennas.
  • Memory — Enjoy plenty of headroom with 256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM.
  • Beamforming+ — Enjoy more reliable connections for fewer drops, providing jitter-free network performance.

Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi- Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX)

  • Two (2) 5-speed 10Gigabit/Multi-Gig Uplinks — Increase speeds and expand the bandwidth of your network with ports that automatically adapt to deliver 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps.
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports — Connect more wired devices for fast action gaming parties though the provided 8 GbE LAN ports.
  • Gaming Dashboard — Get real-time insight on performance and configuration in a unified view.
  • Customizable RGB LED Controls — Personalize every light on your switch by color for better visibility, and easily adjust brightness and frequency.
  • Up to 20Gbps Port-Trunking/Link Aggregation (LAG) — Aggregate Gigabit or Multi-Gigabit ports for even faster speeds.
  • Advanced VLAN & QoS Configuration — Give your gaming devices the priority they deserve.
  • Intuitive Interface — Take advantage of a mobile-optimized GUI and “one-click” pre-configured settings for all media needs.
  • Low Latency — Experience the smoothest gaming and fastest action.
  • Auto-Diagnostics — Troubleshoot instantly so you get back into the game faster.
  • Silent/Fan-less operation — Enjoy silent operation, thanks to an aluminum enclosure that dissipates heat so there’s no need for vents or a fan.
  • Integration with Nighthawk — Combine with NETGEAR Nighthawk routers for a top-notch home networking experience perfect for gaming.
  • Warranty — Enjoy peace of mind with your 3-year hardware warranty and free technical support options.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi- Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) are now available in stores for $299.99 each. For more information on these devices or to find where to purchase them, visit the official website.

Sean Anthony likes to combine two of his passions: gaming and writing. Gaming has been a huge part of his life ever since he played his first game as a child, Kirby's Adventure. He aspires to have his name attached to an article that makes the whole world go, "Huh, that's neat, I guess."

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