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I would like to know when 5G comes out from cell companies.Will there be a firmware released so the Orbi Device can connect to 5G wireless service when internet goes down?

 

 

 

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Model: RBK22| Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi System
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Re: ORBI

Orbi only supports WLAN networking. Cell phone support is completely different hardware and specs. 

 

You could hook up the Orbi to a mobile wifi router if it support a LAN port for a connection. 

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Your Orbi will always need some kind of modem in front or built in, regardless of how the signal gets to your house; cable, satellite, or 5G mobile, as FURRY implies. The combo Orbi is a cable modem device. Mobile 5G (not to be confused with 5GHz, since the on air frequencies are higher - which by the way will take a new forest of smaller but more numerous antennas) will first become somewhat city practical over the next couple of years, and some manufacturers such as Qualcomm plan on rolling out 5G modems sometime this year. Fringe suburban and rural will take longer due to the number of new broadcast antennas needed. 5G has huge potential for all kinds of interconnectivity and speed, even revolutionary in some respects, but I would stay seated.

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