Netgear Launches New Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System for $230
Netgear today announced a new mesh router in the Orbi family of products, called the Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System. The new system consists of one router and one or more satellites, and is aimed at homes that measure up to 4,500 square feet (with two satellites).
The router and satellites all feature the same design, measuring 4.1 inches on all sides and 2.7 inches tall. As with other mesh systems, after users purchase the base router they can continue to add on satellites to boost the range of the network throughout the home.
The new router delivers Wi-Fi at speeds up to 1.2Gbps, supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous data streaming, includes two high performance internal antennas, and is powered by a quad-core 710MHz processor. Because it's a dual band router, it also supports 2.4GHz (400Mbps) and 5GHz (866Mbps) bands.
The Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System features Netgear Armor cybersecurity, which is built into the router and satellites to protect the user's mobile devices and computers. Netgear Armor features anti-virus, anti-malware, and data protection for an unlimited number of devices.
The system also includes Netgear's Circle parental controls, allowing parents to set age-appropriate settings for each family member, enable safe search, block certain ads, and more.
The parental control settings and other features are performed through Netgear's Orbi app on iOS and Android, including the device's setup process. In the app, users can perform speed tests, manage devices on their network, troubleshoot connectivity issues, and more.
The Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System is available to purchase today for $229.99, including one router and two satellites.
Top Rated Comments
Why buy a new router with old technology?
Once the wiring is in place it's forever. You can power the access points using Power over Ethernet, so no need for electrical outlets near them. You have dedicated bandwidth to each access point. You can keep upgrading the access points as tech improves.
Not to mention, while the guy is installing cable, might as well have him run network drops to your entertainment center and home office, so you can put that stuff on the wired network. The more stuff on your wired network, the better wireless will perform too.