Netgear releases new managed Wi-Fi access points for SMBs

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This week Netgear announced the release of its latest dual-band WiFi 6 Access Point. The new dual-band access point brings next-generation premium WiFi 6 (802.11ax) performance to small and medium businesses (SMBs), according to the company.

Netgear claims it also delivers up to 40% higher communication speeds to each connected device as compared to WiFi 5 (802.11ac). WAX620 interoperates with other NETGEAR Insight Managed Access Points,. Those include existing WiFi 5 (WAC 510, WAC 540) and WiFi 6 (WAX 610, WAX610Y) models.

Suited for schools and mid-sized manufacturing facilities

Additionally, WAX 620 allows access points to connect to each other using Instant Mesh1, a Netgear wireless backhaul technology. The new WAX 620 access point can connect via gigabit or 2.5 Gbit (multi-gig) Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch ports.

Netgear is targeting the WAX 620 at “environments with open spaces where there is a need to provide WiFi connectivity for a large number of concurrent users.”

This includes schools, community colleges, mid-sized manufacturing facilities and warehouses, etc., according to the company.

The Netgear Insight app enables management of WAX620 and other devices from the Insight App or a connected browser. With Insight, resellers and MSPs can remotely set up and maintain a customer’s network. And they can do this without requiring a technician to go on-site.

“Due to the ever-growing number of WiFi-connected devices, SMB’s need more from their WiFi network. The performance, scalability and security features offered by the WAX620, along with the ability to manage it remotely using NETGEAR Insight, make it a compelling WiFi access point investment,”  said Doug Cheung, senior product line manager of SMB Wireless at Netgear.