Netgear’s fast new Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh system costs $699.99

The Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system includes a router and satellite. | Image: Netgear

How much do you love Wi-Fi? Enough to spend $699.99 on a new high-performance Orbi mesh network? The setup is so mind-blowingly sophisticated that Netgear has dubbed it the Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852), calling it the “ultimate whole home wireless network” for multi-gigabit dwellings.

The Orbi tri-band WiFi 6 router boasts four times the network capacity of Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) solutions. It does this by maintaining the 4×4 wireless backhaul of the previous generation Orbi router, but bumps it to Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for a theoretical link of 2.4 Gbps compared to 1.73 Gbps on the older Orbi RBK50. The system was first teased at CES in January.

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