Netgear has introduced two access points intended for SMBs. The access points are capable of broadcasting multiple SSIDs, allowing for better separation of network traffic.
Two new access points have been announced: the WAX214 and WAX218. Both access points support WiFi 6 on 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies. They can be easily mounted on a wall or ceiling and powered with PoE.
Up to four SSIDs
For small businesses that want to set up a separate home network, a network for business use and a guest network, for example, it is possible to broadcast multiple SSIDs. The two access points support up to four SSIDs simultaneously. Naturally, these can be secured using WPA3.
The differences between the two access points mainly lie in the supported speeds. The WAX218 offers a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 3.6Gbps, while the WAX214 only offers 1.8Gbps. The WAX218 features a a 2.5GbE port, while the WAX214 has to make do with a 1GbE port.