Netgear can give your old PC Wi-Fi 6E speeds – but there’s a catch

Netgear has found a clever way to bring  Wi-Fi 6E speeds to aging computers. The new standard comes via Netgear’s Nighthawk AXE3000 USB 3.0 adapter, which can be plugged into a computer and upgraded it to Wi-Fi 6E.

Wi-Fi 6E has been steadily rolling out in recent years allowing devices to access the 6GHz band on top of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The standard allows for “faster speeds, more connections, and less interference from congestion.” However, there still aren’t many devices or accessories that support Wi-Fi 6E, limiting its reach. With the Nighthawk AXE3000 (opens in new tab), you’re retroactively adding Wi-Fi 6E connectivity to laptops and desktop PCs that didn’t have native support.