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Orbi 802.11ax support

Does anyone know when Netgear will release the Orbi routers with 802.11ax (the new wifi standard)?

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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loomis1975
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Unless I am really behind on my reading, I last heard 802.11ax wasn't going to be public release till sometime in 2019.

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loomis1975
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So I read a few more things and the only consumer device slated for coming out in the 1st half of 2018 with 802.11ax is an Asus router.  As such it will really be an 802.11ax-draft device (remember 802.11n-draft devices?), as the final for the specs is still pushed out to at least 2019.

 

I have not read anywhere about any consumer devices that are served Wi-Fi, i.e. clients, even suggesting 802.11ax-draft or otherwise at all. So maybe Iphone XII or Galaxy S10 will be the first AX devices?  Heck, there isn't even that wide spread adoption of Wave 2 AC with MU-MIMO yet.  It always lags behind on the client side of things.

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