Netgear has opened pre-orders for the latest version of its Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System, which features 6th-generation Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology that supports gigabit wireless speeds.

orbi mesh router wi fi 6
For those unfamiliar with Orbi, it is a multi-node mesh Wi-Fi system, some models of which Apple sells in its retail stores. The idea behind a mesh system is to provide multiple access points throughout the home, ensuring high-speed Wi-Fi coverage in all rooms.

And with Wi-Fi 6, aka 802.11ax, the Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852) promises faster speeds than any other mesh router, as well as greater network capacity, improved power efficiency, lower latency, and connectivity improvements.

The upcoming iPhone 11, ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all support the latest version of the Wi-Fi protocol, so the Orbi WiFi 6 System will also serve Apple's latest smartphones.

The Orbi AX6000 (RBK852) includes a Wi-Fi router and one satellite, and is designed to cover large homes up to 5,000 square feet. It packs 4x4 radios, 2.4Ghz/5Ghz fronthaul with support for up to 100 devices, and 5GHz backhaul (for connecting individual mesh routers and creating one large Wi-Fi network).

The system offers speeds and bandwidth capable of 4K/8K streaming and online gaming to multiple screens simultaneously without interruption. However, that capability comes at a significant price: The Orbi WiFi 6 System costs no less than $699. Pre-orders are open now on the Netgear website.

(Thanks, David!)

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Top Rated Comments

mikejd1 Avatar
35 months ago
$700?!??? That has to be a typo
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nt5672 Avatar
35 months ago

I don’t even know anyone who buys their own routers. They always come from the ISP
Yep, when you want the ISP to know and control everything about what enters and leaves your home that works fine. Plus you get cheap low quality hardware that just barely works and pay premium price. ISPs will love you. It must feel good to be loved.
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BWhaler Avatar
35 months ago
I love the aesthetic and ease of eero, but with Amazon owning it now, I don’t need another data mining company building profiles off of my internet traffic.

I wish Apple still made WiFi equipment. While not perfect, its the only company we can trust on privacy matters.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeyteh Avatar
35 months ago

I love the aesthetic and ease of eero, but with Amazon owning it now, I don’t need another data mining company building profiles off of my internet traffic.

I wish Apple still made WiFi equipment. While not perfect, its the only company we can trust on privacy matters.
What does eero have to do with anything? This is an Orbi product and owned by Netgear.


I don’t even know anyone who buys their own routers. They always come from the ISP
Renting a router is a huge waste of money. You must know a lot of people who don’t know any better
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jarman74 Avatar
35 months ago
Still rocking an AirPort Extreme, but also happy with the Netgear hardware I got over the years. By the way, is this one of the fabled HomeKit-enabled routers Apple hinted back in June?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
35 months ago
This might be the mesh system i finally buy - this one might actually be fast enough.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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