Netgear Unveils New 'Orbi WiFi System' for Fast WiFi Throughout the Home

Netgear Unveils New 'Orbi WiFi System' for Fast WiFi Throughout the Home

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Netgear has announced Orbi, a new WiFi system that uses a Tri-band mesh network to bring high speed WiFi to your entire home.

Orbi enables high-speed WiFi to be accessible throughout your home and property, eliminating dead zones. An industry first, Orbi by Netgear is the only system to leverage Tri-band WiFi, which has the unique capability of providing a dedicated wireless channel between the Orbi router and each Orbi satellite. Tri-band WiFi is similar to a virtual wire, delivering maximum speeds no matter how many devices connect. This dedicated wireless connection ensures far-reaching coverage, empowering you to enjoy uninterrupted WiFi connections with the fastest internet speeds that you are paying your service provider for.

“The connected home has become more data hungry than ever, and video consumption is the primary driver,” says Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. “Consumers are streaming video to every available screen from an increasing number of OTT video service options. In the U.S. market, the average broadband household has over seven connected CE devices that can stream video. In addition, emerging smart home devices require always-on connectivity to function properly. Consumers have come to expect ubiquitous, high-speed connections throughout the home and rely on Wi-Fi for the in-home connectivity and bandwidth that they need.”

Netgear Unveils New 'Orbi WiFi System' for Fast WiFi Throughout the Home

The installation of Orbi is designed with simplicity in mind and is completed with a few clicks from any mobile device or browser. Intended to act as a full-featured router, Orbi can plug into your gateway or modem. If you would like to upgrade the WiFi on your service provider gateway, simply plug Orbi into your existing gateway and enjoy.

The Orbi Kit includes two devices, a router and a satellite, that are pre-paired together for an easy out-of-the-box set-up. There is no need to guess the proper placement of the satellite nor is there a need to locate it within line-of-sight of the router. Simply connect the Orbi router to your internet modem or service provider gateway, and place the Orbi satellite in a location that is in the center of the home. Within minutes, you’ll have a single, secure, high-performance WiFi network all under one network name.

Netgear Unveils New 'Orbi WiFi System' for Fast WiFi Throughout the Home

The Tri-band WiFi that powers Orbi includes a dedicated 1.7Gbps 5GHz band solely for extending internet speeds to Orbi satellites. This enables the other two WiFi bands to be fully dedicated bands for all connected devices across an entire home. Tri-band WiFi ensures that Orbi WiFi System provides both reliable WiFi coverage and maximum internet speed throughout your home.

An Orbi WiFi System with router and satellite can easily cover an area up to 4,000 square feet of a typical home, which addresses the large majority of U.S. homes today. Within the calendar year, Netgear will be offering kits with more satellites for larger homes and will also make satellites available as add-ons for the Orbi System. With the introduction of Orbi, roaming from room to room, floor to attic, and even the basement to the yard can now be done with consistent, uninterrupted access to the fastest WiFi speeds available. Forget video buffering and eliminate dead zones to enter a world where you can enjoy pure, seamless high-speed connectivity.

Technical Features of the Orbi WiFi System:
● Orbi WiFi router and satellite form a Tri-band WiFi mesh for high-speed whole-home WiFi coverage
● High-performance WiFi coverage up to 4,000 square feet
● Single WiFi network name (SSID) for the entire network (2.4 & 5GHz WiFi bands)
● Blazing-fast 802.11ac AC3000 WiFi speed up to 3Gbps*
● Tri-band WiFi system with dedicated 5GHz quad stream wireless back haul between the Orbi router and satellite delivering high performance WiFi
● 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 1 USB 2.0 port each on the router and satellite
● Advanced router features such as IPv6, Dynamic DNS, port forwarding, parental controls, access point mode
● Auto-updates of maintenance firmware available to ensure you have the latest security and software updates
● Advanced WiFi security with automated updates, WPS-protected setup, 64/128 bit WEP; WPA/WPA-2 PSK, WPA/WPA-2 Enterprise

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System with one WiFi router and one satellite will be available worldwide this September from major retailers at an MSRP of $399.99 in the U.S.

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Netgear Unveils New 'Orbi WiFi System' for Fast WiFi Throughout the Home

JayBee - August 23, 2016 at 6:52am
4000sqft coverage sounds great but that's in 2 dimensions yet we inhabit 3D as far as I can say. So what the coverage in 3D space?
Bob1 - August 23, 2016 at 8:28am
Mine works perfectly over 3 floors
Bbrmk - August 23, 2016 at 5:58pm
How do you already have it? I thought it wasn't available yet?
Bob1 - August 26, 2016 at 5:03pm
NDA prelease
Bob1 - August 23, 2016 at 6:42am
This kit works exceptionally well, with great coverage and speed, and is far more simple to install and use than a router + 2 APs. The price is perhaps a bit high but garbage this is not.
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