Connected Home , NETGEAR

NETGEAR is in Berlin at IFA 2019 this week, and we’re excited to see what innovations the industry announces, but we are also excited to announce a few of our own.   Our products always set the bar for performance, and this year is no different!

This year, we are very excited to announce the arrival of our newest addition to our NETGEAR family of Mesh products, with the Orbi™ WiFi 6 (RBK852), as well as the Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80).

Over the past few years, WiFi Mesh systems have proliferated the market, as more and more homes require stronger, faster and more reliable WiFi that covers more of your property. Leading the pack along the way has been NETGEAR’s Orbi™, always a fan favorite, in bringing strong, stable WiFi to families everywhere.

These days, more and more customers are signing up for gigabit plans from their service providers, and with the industry rolling out high speed 5G cellular networks, this trend is expected to grow.

Now, NETGEAR has taken the next step, and is introducing the next generation of Mesh network, to bring these gigabit speeds from the edge of your property to every corner of your house, with the Orbi WiFi 6.

Orbi WiFi 6 is an investment for the modern gigabit or multi-gigabit home. When you live in a household with multiple smart TV’s, tablets, consoles, and phones that are all attempting to stream HD and 4K movies and games, as well as a household that is also running a multitude of connected devices that are always on, like smart smoke detectors, security cameras, and voice assistants, you really need a system that has the capacity to support all of that traffic, at all times.

Your internet-connected devices, for the most part, don’t have Ethernet ports; they rely on  WiFi. If you’re paying for super-fast service in your home, that speed should extend to all areas and devices throughout your home.

When your network is not up to par, you get buffering, lag, and connection failures and drops. Nobody has time for that! With the Orbi Tri-band System with the latest and fastest WiFi 6 technology, you will be sure that you are getting the gigabit and multi-gig internet speeds you are paying for, not just in a part of your house, but in every corner, with up to 4 times more capacity than traditional WiFi 5 routers.

As more and more devices like laptops and mobile phones are now supporting WiFi 6, it could be time to invest in the next generation of WiFi routers! With 12 WiFi 6 streams, a 2.2 GHz quad core processor, a 2.5 Gbps WAN port as well as four 1 Gbps LAN ports, the Orbi WiFi 6 gives you the best in class internet speeds, WiFi performance, connection capacity, and coverage! Be sure to read more about WiFi 6 here

Now, what if you already have a router system and are not able to switch your entire network to the Orbi? The new Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80) is an amazing choice to extend the range and capacity of your current router seamlessly, even if you have an internet service provider router or cable gateway.

With 8-stream WiFi 6, this extender works with your existing router to create a Mesh WiFi network in your home, and works to deliver the maximum capacity, speed, and coverage to your existing network.

If you are at IFA, come find us, and see our new and exciting Mesh WiFi offerings! We look forward to meeting you there!

Amit Rele

Senior Product Manager

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