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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

ChristineT
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NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

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FURRYe38
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Nice to see a Black case syle. Thank you NG for listening to requests for this:

https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/mesh/rbke963b/

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK853 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and RBK752 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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plemans
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Thanks for posting this @ChristineT !

I'll be excited to see some reviews of how it performs

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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FURRYe38
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Nice to see a Black case syle. Thank you NG for listening to requests for this:

https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/mesh/rbke963b/

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK853 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and RBK752 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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Ragar99
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

$1499, LOL that is insane.

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plemans
Guru

Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

the competitors triband mesh system with 6E is $1200. So I wouldn't call the first quad band device crazy priced. But it does push it out of the league for a lot of people. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Ragar99
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

There are barely any WiFI 6 clients yet, much less 6E.  6E mesh will be a really cool thing to have in about 3 years.  By then I bet the Costco price for Orbi 6E mesh will be the same as Orbi 6 today.

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Derpy_panda
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

I'm excited to see that Netgear is finally started to release Wi-Fi 6E devices, I'm just a little confused why the $1500 price? Is there a ton of devices coming in 2022 that support the new 6Ghz frequency?
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FURRYe38
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Not a ton but slowly building. I bought a 6Ghz PCI adapter card off Amazon for fairly inexpensive. iPhone 13 was thought to have 6Ghz support but no. I presume something afterwards. 6Ghz won't be fully certified until next year or after so 6Ghz is still being vetted out. It's still in flux. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK853 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and RBK752 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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opus123
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY


@Ragar99 wrote:

$1499, LOL that is insane.


I also like how they make it seem like giving you the ability to have a seperate SSID for the 2.4ghz band is some huge new feature. 

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Echostorm
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Will the AXE system be compatible with AX satellites?  Meaning if we keep our RBS 850 satellites can we use them are wireless satellites in the new mesh network with the RBK953 router and satellites?

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ant
Prodigy
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Will it be autoupgrading, and buggy and unstable like their older and current Orbi models? 😕

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tarcvf
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

This is going to be a great addition and this Orbi looks Super charged... Still don't have more than a couple of WiFi6E devices, hopefully we will see a trend soon. Also with the bandwidth prices going down, the 10G ethernet port is a great addition... I know many many not agree but again this is the move in the right direction. 

 

The price definitely puts this out of reach of many, but I see the price coming down after a few months with discounts offered by wholesellers like in the past. 

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tak1313
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Can't do 3 bands right, and they're going to do 4 bands AND charge people more for it...

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jordand
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Re: NETGEAR ADDS THE WORLD’S FIRST QUAD-BAND WIFI 6E MESH SYSTEM TO THE ORBI FAMILY

Maybe they can start by making all of their current products functional instead of releasing more overpriced doorstoppers.

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