Managing WiFi at home can be harder than it looks. With the proliferation of connected objects, the proliferation of multimedia content, and the advent of teleworking, reliability is now a key issue. In most households, the creation and management of the WiFi network is done via the Internet box. However, the latter are not necessarily the most efficient in terms of wireless networking, and large spaces are very often a problem. These are the issues that NETGEAR’s Orbi Mesh WiFi systems are addressing and taking the new WiFi 6 line to the next level.
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Bad WiFi is often a combination of two factors: speed and range. In order to create as much space as possible, traditional solutions such as WiFi repeaters or systems with a single access point are not the most reliable. Whether due to distances, floors or walls, the connection in an apartment or house very often does not offer maximum range and stability.
In addition, the proliferation of connected objects connected to WiFi can cause network congestion. Between lightbulbs, smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones, the number of devices per household has exploded in recent years. Not to mention the users who log in at the same time, whether they’re teleworking, studying remotely, playing online, or streaming Netflix videos.
To address this, the Orbi WiFi 6 range includes various technologies including Tri-Band, MU-MIMO, and WiFi Mesh. To take advantage of this, all you have to do is connect your Orbi router to your Internet box. You can then connect satellites to the device via WiFi to expand coverage throughout your home. The whole thing forms a stable WiFi network with a single WiFi name for all connected devices. You don’t need to renew your mobile devices as WiFi 6 is fully compatible with older generations of WiFi.
In 2021, 4K streaming, cloud gaming and video will be ubiquitous. Your WiFi system not only has to guarantee the range throughout the house, it also has to be very fast, regardless of the type and number of terminals connected.
Since its inception, the NETGEAR Orbi have provided the fastest WiFi connection possible. Thanks in particular to the integration of the latest WiFi technologies, but also to the automatic management of the bandwidth so that it is always optimal. With its new models, WiFi 6 is built in, and the speed can be up to 6 Gbit / s, which is much more powerful than necessary to capture all possible speeds.
The bottom line in setting up a WiFi network can be scary on the surface, and Orbi makes it all easy. With the mobile app, you can provision your network in minutes, restrict access to specific devices, configure a guest network, add the NETGEAR Armor cybersecurity service, and much more. Everything is meant for the sake of simplicity.
Three models for different applications
NETGEAR offers three Orbi models in its new WiFi 6 range.
The first, Orbi WiFi 6 AX1800 (300 Series), is the most accessible. It offers coverage on one level of up to 200 m2 (RBK352, router + satellite package) and the speed can reach 1.8 Gbit / s thanks to its dual-band WiFi network. It also has 6 ethernet ports that you can use to easily manage your wired terminals.
In the middle area we find the Orbi WiFi 6 AX4200 model (700 series). It covers a larger room of up to 350 m² (RBK752, router + satellite package) at a speed of up to 4.2 Gbit / s. It uses NETGEAR’s patented tri-band technology that reserves a radio channel for the router to satellite connection, ensuring maximum speed for the devices in your home. It offers lossless network access for more than 40 devices at the same time. Perfect for large households and connected households that want to use their fiber optic internet connection at the top speeds offered by their operator.
The ultimate product in the NETGEAR WiFi 6 range is the Orbi WiFi 6 AX6000 (800 Series). It enables loss-free top speeds of up to 6 Gbit / s on an area of up to 460 m2 (RBK852, router + satellite package). It also sets new standards for the number of simultaneous streams. With up to 12 streams, up to 100 devices can be connected in parallel and stably – an unbeatable advantage, especially in modern smart homes with many connected devices. You enjoy maximum speed for all your purposes. The RBK853 (router + 2 satellite package) is the brand’s highest quality package and offers coverage of up to 690 m2. In total, the router of the Orbi AX6000 series can be combined with up to six satellites to cover an area of up to 1500 m².
Ideal especially for large multi-storey houses, thick walls, numerous and ultra-connected households that want to use their fiber optic WiFi connection anywhere in the house.
For each model in the range, you can opt for packages with more or fewer satellites, all of which are now available at Boulanger:
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