The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began discussing the potential ban of open source firmware on WiFi routers in March of 2015. According to Thomas Claburn’s article “FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware” on Informationweek.com, the understanding of this proposal was that “third parties (should not be) able to reprogram the device to operate outside of the parameters for which the device was certified.”
SAN JOSE, Calif. — October 19, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its portfolio of next-generation DOCSIS®3.0-compatible cable products that support the most extreme broadband speeds and service tiers offered by major U.S. cable Internet Service Providers.
NETGEAR has set new expectations of WiFi speed with their Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router. This Tri-Band WiFi with Quad Stream performance gives the X8’s combined wireless speeds up to 5.3Gbps. Along with the increased speeds the X8 is able to amplify its WiFi range allowing you greater distance without loss of speed. The X8 has the industries first 4 external active antennas which are also combined with 4 internal antennas give the X8 a range that is matched by only few. With built in Quad Stream MU-MIMO technology, simultaneous device streaming becomes a breeze and can even allow full
Well, it's an exciting day for NETGEAR Nighthawk fans, as the latest and greatest powerhouse router is ready to wreak havoc on your wireless networking life. Sporting numerous high-performance features such as quad internal and external antennas, the Nighthawk X8 offers up to 5.3 Gbps combined wireless speeds.
We at the MyOpenRouter team are very concerned about this development, although it seems the truth and real intention behind the FCC's actions are unclear.
What do you think?
Read a full synopsis at Ars Technica.
The R6400, recently released and announced by NETGEAR, is an AC1750 router capable of 450 Mbps of theoretical throughput -- a lot of performance for the price. The R6400 replaces the much loved R6300, offering better performance and a similar feature set to the R7000
Attention MyOpenRouter fans: updated builds from Tathagata are now available for several of your favorite NETGEAR routers. Grab them here:
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