The Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system includes a router and satellite. | Image: Netgear

How much do you love Wi-Fi? Enough to spend $699.99 on a new high-performance Orbi mesh network? The setup is so mind-blowingly sophisticated that Netgear has dubbed it the Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852), calling it the “ultimate whole home wireless network” for multi-gigabit dwellings.

The Orbi tri-band WiFi 6 router boasts four times the network capacity of Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) solutions. It does this by maintaining the 4×4 wireless backhaul of the previous generation Orbi router, but bumps it to Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for a theoretical link of 2.4 Gbps compared to 1.73 Gbps on the older Orbi RBK50. The system was first teased at CES in January.

On the practical side, the package includes one RBR850 Wi-Fi router and one RBS850 satellite…

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Source:: Theverge – Tech


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