Although devices that support Wi-Fi 6E have not penetrated into everyday devices like Wi-Fi 6, manufacturers are also gradually increasing the model and number of Wi-Fi 6E devices. Today, Netgear released the Nighthawk AXE3000 WiFi 6E USB 3.0 Adapter (A8000), allowing users to add Wi-Fi 6E support to their devices.
If you want to take full advantage of the connection speed of the Nighthawk AXE3000 WiFi 6E adapter, users must use a router that supports Wi-Fi 6E. Once connected, the dedicated 6 GHz band provides 1200 Mbps of bandwidth. The Nighthawk AXE3000 wireless card also supports the traditional 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, with bandwidths of 1200 Mbps and 600 Mbps, respectively, for connecting some older devices.
The shape of the Nighthawk AXE3000 wireless network card is similar to that of a USB flash drive, and it can be directly inserted into the USB interface of a desktop or laptop computer. Netgear has also designed a flip-up antenna and a base for users to get the best wireless network reception.
Wi-Fi 6E introduces support for the 6GHz frequency band on the basis of Wi-Fi 6. It enables Wi-Fi 6 to expand from the original 2.4GHz/5GHz frequency band to the 2.4GHz/5GHz/6GHz frequency band, the specific frequency is from 5925MHz to 7125MHz, and the connection speed has been further improved. If the bandwidth of the 6GHz band is fully utilized, the Wi-Fi 6E-based wireless network can double the number of devices.
At present, the support for Wi-Fi 6E is still relatively limited. Only the Windows 11 operating system can fully support the 6GHz frequency band. If you use macOS or Windows 10, the connection speed of the Nighthawk AXE3000 wireless network card cannot be fully utilized. The wireless card will be available in the US this month for a suggested retail price of $89.99.