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Net Gear Announces $ 1500 Quad Band Wi-Fi 6E Router

An image of the Orbish Mesh satellite unit itself in a staged living room.

NetGear’s latest mesh router is quad band Orb which is capable of 6GHz speed.
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Mesh Wi-Fi routers have become an important requirement for connecting multiple devices to the Internet, especially since many of us still work from home. And while NetGears Orb is considered a springboard router brand, its latest product is the cart in front of the horse.

Net Gear has just announced its first quad band. Compatible with Wi-Fi 6E. Mesh Router, Orb Quad Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System AXE11000, or RBKE960 Series. Model number one speaks for itself, but it is important to note that NetGear classifies the bands inside each Orb router unit. The quad band mesh Wi-Fi system is billed as the next generation fix for your narrow home network.

The inclusion of Wi-Fi 6E is obvious because it is the next generation of Wi-Fi. But it won’t benefit you immediately, because there aren’t many devices that still take advantage of quality. Net Gear lists some of the compatible devices. News for the newspaperThese include the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Dell 555, and Lenovo ThinkPad.

The Orbiter quad band router claims to offer more than double the bandwidth, with its 6 GHz band participating. It has a 10 Gbps WAN port on the primary node and three Gigabit Ethernet ports on each unit. There is also a 2.5 Gbps LAN port on each satellite unit for high speed input on the back hall. One Orb unit can cover up to 3,000 square feet, while three Orb units can handle up to 9,000 square feet, which is more than the back limit of 7,500 square feet. You can also use the Orb app to create four separate Wi-Fi networks for each band, specifically for handling 6GHz devices.

Quadband Orb lets you set up a separate smart home network, although it’s not clear what that means or how it will work. But it seems that it will be easier to manage smart home devices on different networks from your smartphone or tablet.

Most performance routers are tri-bands, which means they have a dedicated 2.4 GHz band and two 5 GHz bands to handle traffic. Tri-band routers typically use this other 5 GHz band as a backhaul so that data cannot be moved back and forth without the bandwidth-like side road home that runs along the freeway. The Wi-Fi 6E mesh routers currently on the market convert the secondary to 5GHz for the 6GHz band, so you lose this extra portion of the runway in exchange for a wide bandwidth allowance of 6GHz.

With four separate bands, the Orb Router operates the 6GHz band with the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The good news is if you can take advantage of 6GHz, not to mention it will allow you to log in with more devices than ever before. However, a secondary 5GHz band still acts as a backhaul band at Wi-Fi 6 speeds, and this is because its distance is greater than 6GHz.

If you are currently buying a mesh router, it is best to get one of the existing ones. Wi-Fi 6 Model Help drive Internet traffic at home. Unless you have a home involving fraud, even the latest Orb model of Net Gear is much cheaper. Orb routers already have the most expensive tags on the market, and this quad band router is no different. Three packs of quad band orb start at $ 1,500, and you can add individual satellite nodes for $ 600.

While there are traffic benefits. Dedicated to 6E Spectrum on your home network, including low congestion, the latest Orb’s price tag is too high for the future.Proofing for devices you don’t yet have.

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