Netgear Debuts New 2-in-1 Orbi Modem Router System Starting at $300

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  1. groovyd macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2013
    probably decided it wasn't worth the boundary improvement until 'ax' comes out. Guessing they are currently working on a 3.1+ax orbi using draft standard chipsets they will release next year and are considering this their stepping stone proof of concept product. I will be one of the day one customers if they do in fact release a 3.1+ax router next year.
  2. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Google has single-user MIMO. Orbi has MU-MIMO (Mult-User).

    Ethernet ports are still important! For instance, most home automation "hubs" use direct ethernet connection. I have Hue and Caseta connected to my Orbi base station for instance. How would you do that with Google Wifi? Then, I have my satellite strategically located by my home theater so I can connect my TV, receiver, Blu-ray player directly. Why take up shared client bandwidth when you can directly connect to a satellite and utilize only the 1.7Gbps backhaul channel.

    Good job ignoring everything else I said.

    Google Wifi is shameful today. It really needs an update.
  3. mikewaltor macrumors newbie


    May 14, 2018
    It is really the best system I really appreciate it.
  4. FaustsHausUK macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    As others have stated, lack of DOCSIS 3.1 is a dealbreaker. It looks like their new ax-compatible kit and my own modem is a better option.

    Side note: it’s weird that Macrumors’ links to Netgear are a news page. You click on an item on the Netgear news page and it brings you back here. What is this, a web ring?

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