Netgear brings dual-band 450Mbps to a gaming adapter

Netgear introduces a dual-band 450Mbps gaming adapter.

The N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port Wi-Fi Adapter from Netgear.
The N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter from Netgear. Netgear

LAS VEGAS--Netgear announced today at CES 2012 its first dual-band 450Mbps adapter, the N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port Wi-Fi Adapter (model WNCE4004).

It connects Ethernet-ready devices, such as desktop computers, printers, and game consoles, to an existing Wi-Fi network. The adapter comes with four network ports, meaning you can add up to four wired devices to the Wi-Fi network at the far end of the connection.

The fact that it supports dual-band and the higher 450Mbps speeds means that you can use it with any existing wireless networks without having to worry about compatibility or performance degradation.

Netgear says that the WNCE4004 "utilizes multiple wireless streams and dual-band technology to support multiple, simultaneous HD video streams in 1080p resolution and fast, low-latency multiplayer gaming".

The N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port Wi-Fi Adapter will be available in the summer of 2012 for around $80.

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