Zyxel announced today the NBG5715, its first router that offers the higher 450Mbps ceiling throughput speed on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the same time. This is the second router to offer this concurrent high-speed feature, the first being the
The new 450Mbps standard is also known as the 3 by 3, in which the router broadcasts the signal in three spatial streams at a time, as opposed to the dual stream of most existing 300Mbps routers. While 3 by 3 Wi-Fi is not new, most other routers that support it, such as the
Zyxel says that, in addition to the higher speed, the NBG5715 also features two USB ports to accommodate sharing both a printer and a storage device over the network. The new router is equipped with Zyxel's SmartRange technology, which the company says pinpoints wireless clients like laptops and tablets and transmits directly to them and helps extend the range and enhance signal penetration. For the wired network, it has four Gigabit Ethernet ports.
According to Zyxel, the NBG5715 also has top security features, five VPN tunnels for home office users, and an intuitive Web interface that makes it easier to navigate through the router's advanced features.
Zyxel's NBG5715 is available now and is slated to cost $250. Expect the street price to be lower, however.