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Compatibility RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6

Hi,

1.  Is the Nighthawk CM1000 Modem compatible with the RBK 852 Orbi WiFii 6 router system?

2.  With the Orbi WiFi 6 - I know my wifi 5 devices will connect.  Will they benefit at all from the wifi 6 standard - such as improved latency, faster speeds to device?   (I only have 2 devices with wifi 6 built in)

 

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Re: Compatibility RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6


@classicrokr wrote:

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2.  With the Orbi WiFi 6 - I know my wifi 5 devices will connect.  Will they benefit at all from the wifi 6 standard - such as improved latency, faster speeds to device?   (I only have 2 devices with wifi 6 built in)

 


No, Wifi AC devices will connect using Wifi AC (IEEE 802.11ac) and Orbi AX will not make any noticible improvement for those devices.

On the other hand, Orbi AX has a more powerful processor and it's faster than Orbi AC. You will clearly notice this when managing the system using the Orbi app or the web GUI.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: Compatibility RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6

Yes, your modem is compatible.

As far as WiFi benefits, a WiFi 6 capable device will certainly benefit from the ax wireless connection. My laptop has a WiFi 6 capable network card and connects at over 900mbps.
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Re: Compatibility RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6

ALL CM modes are compatible with both Orbi AX and AC. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Compatibility RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6


@classicrokr wrote:

......

2.  With the Orbi WiFi 6 - I know my wifi 5 devices will connect.  Will they benefit at all from the wifi 6 standard - such as improved latency, faster speeds to device?   (I only have 2 devices with wifi 6 built in)

 


No, Wifi AC devices will connect using Wifi AC (IEEE 802.11ac) and Orbi AX will not make any noticible improvement for those devices.

On the other hand, Orbi AX has a more powerful processor and it's faster than Orbi AC. You will clearly notice this when managing the system using the Orbi app or the web GUI.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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