NETGEAR Reveals The First WiFi 6E USB 3.0 Adapter

NETGEAR has today unveiled the Industry’s first WiFi 6E USB 3.0 adapter designed to boost devices to the fastest WiFi available in a small package.

NETGEAR Nighthawk AXE3000 (A8000)

This new adapter from NETGEAR is the first in the industry allowing users to take advantage of WiFi 6E on notebooks and desktop PCs and bring them up to speed with the fastest WiFi technology available. This inexpensive option simply connects to a device through the USB port and brings an inexpensive option to bring devices up to speed with WiFi 6E.

Blazing Fast WiFi With Easy Use

The Nighthawk A8000 supports all three WiFi bands and auto senses the right band between 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz or 6 GHz and delivers speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps. The adapter uses NETGEAR’s proprietary high-efficiency antenna design which also flips open for greater reception and ensures omnidirectional coverage and low loss for all three WiFi bands.

Technical Specifications

  • Latest WiFi 6E Standards: Plug in the A8000 and instantly access the exclusive 6 GHz wireless express lane for 4.6x more speed, capacity, and bandwidth over WiFi 5.
  • 6 GHz Performance & Speed: The A8000 auto-senses your router’s WiFi technology and connects to the right band – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or 6 GHz – for next-level speed and performance. Smoothly transfer data, stream HD video, and enjoy less lag during gaming with connections of up to 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz, 1200 Mbps on 5GHz, and 1200 Mbps on 6 GHz.
  • USB Cradle & Flexible Design: Use the included USB cradle for flexible placement around the computer and the flip-open design to improve performance.
  • Super-Fast USB 3.0: Utilises the fastest USB connection to your computer possible, up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
  • More Efficiency, Less Congestion: Enjoy a more efficient connection and fewer connection delays with WiFi 6.
  • Cutting-Edge WPA3 Security: The latest Wi-Fi Alliance security protocol is the most sophisticated ever, encrypting your data and safeguarding your family and network against threats.
  • Boost Speeds Where You Need To: Explicit Beamforming boosts the speed, reliability and range of your WiFi connection straight to your device.
  • Compatible with Any WiFi Router: Works with any WiFi router. Use it with NETGEAR Nighthawk and Orbi mesh products for best performance. A WiFi 6E router and Win 11 OS is required to access the 6 GHz lane.
  • Future-Proof & Backward-Compatible: This WiFi 6E adapter supports the latest WiFi and is backward compatible to older WiFi technologies—for ultimate performance.

Price and Availability

The Nighthawk AXE3000 WiFi 6E USB 3.0 Adapter (A8000) is available from NETGEAR and other major retailers at an MSRP of $99.99/£89.99.

Jakob Aylesbury

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