Netgear Stuffed a Plex Server Into its Latest Nighthawk Router

By Tom Pritchard on at

With all the different gadgets that rely on Wi-Fi, it's important to have a router that can handle them. Netgear's latest Nighthawk X10 is the latest to deal with that problem, but that hasn't stopped Netgear adding a little bonus.

The so-called 'fastest router in the world' also happens to be home to Plex server firmware. That means you can plug it in a USB drive and turn it into a dedicated Plex media server without having to touch a computer. That's in addition to the 1.7 Ghz quad-core processor, Quad Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture (that lets it offer speeds up to 7.2Gbps), three USB 3.0 ports, a gigabit fibre connection, two gigabit LAN ports, and Amazon Drive integration for automatic backups.

The Nighthawk X10 is available in the US for $500, but the UK site only has it down as 'coming soon'. Don't go expecting a reasonable exchange rate, though. You know how these things work.

It's a pricey piece of kit, but if you want the fastest speed possible then it's a small price to pay. It's also perfect if you want that, and use Plex in a regular basis. [Netgear via Engadget]