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Re: AC 1200 Netgear47 router, model #R6120

MKWhite1956
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AC 1200 Netgear47 router, model #R6120

I would like to know if this router is a WI FI 6 as I am looking to purchase a firestick 4K

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FURRYe38
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Re: AC 1200 Netgear47 router, model #R6120

No, WiFi 4/5. You'll need something from NG that has RAX in the model for WiFi 6 support. 

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FURRYe38
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Re: AC 1200 Netgear47 router, model #R6120

No, WiFi 4/5. You'll need something from NG that has RAX in the model for WiFi 6 support. 

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MKWhite1956
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Re: AC 1200 Netgear47 router, model #R6120

Thank You

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@MKWhite1956 wrote:

I would like to know if this router is a WI FI 6 as I am looking to purchase a firestick 4K


What tells you that you need Wifi 6 to use a Firestick 4K? The ads for that say "supports Wi-Fi 6" then add:

 

To benefit from Wi-Fi 6, a compatible Wi-Fi 6 router, such as the eero 6+, is required. Fire TV Stick 4K is also compatible with earlier Wi-Fi routers.

 

The speed of your network depends as much on your Internet service than on the devices you connect to it.

 

 

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plemans
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Re: AC 1200 Netgear47 router, model #R6120

Are you looking for wifi 6 (2.4ghz/5gh) or something with 6ghz? 

6ghz would be a wireless 6E device. 

 

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@plemans wrote:

Are you looking for wifi 6 (2.4ghz/5gh) or something with 6ghz? 

6ghz would be a wireless 6E device. 

 


Overkill. If the idea is to use a Firestick:

 

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device | supports Wi-Fi 6, Dolby Vision/Atmos, HDR10+ : Am...

 

@MKWhite1956 should read the small print.

 

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plemans
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@plemans wrote:

@michaelkenward some versions have 6ghz. 

https://developer.amazon.com/docs/fire-tv/device-specifications-fire-tv-streaming-media-player.html

https://dongknows.com/fire-tv-stick-4k-max-2nd-gen-2023-review/

 


Doubtless, but what does that have to do with the original question?

 

It seems to be that @MKWhite1956 was under the impression that Firestick 4K needs WiFi 6 to work. It doesn't.

 

 

 

 

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