Netgear’s new Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi routers for home network

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New Delhi: Netgear has announced the launch of Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Routers to tackle home network challenges. The Netgear Mesh system consists of a router and one or more satellites that are suitable to cover the 200 sq mt surface area.

Orbi routers renewed designed makes it even more in line with the architectural, stylistic and above all technological needs of modern “digital” homes.

Netgear’s latest offering comes with a brand new design which features a diminutive cube-like base router and satellites with a diamond-like pattern on top.

The Mesh system also comes in two modules; RBK12 which provides reliable coverage of up to 120 square meters and RBK13 which provides coverage of up to 200 square meters.

These new models are much more discreet and can be left more easily on a corner of the shelf or desk. The main router and the satellites form a square about 5 cm square and weigh around 250 gm.

“Currently we are facing a pandemic scenario throughout the world where we are bound to be dependent on our home networks where we don’t have an effective option for high-speed Internet. Our home networks are either too slow or too expensive or non-existent,” said Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager India, ME & SAARC – Netgear.

“Through our latest Mesh Wi-Fi offering, we aim to provide our customers with a Wi-Fi system that is exceedingly fast and reliable as well as secured by Netgear Armor Cybersecurity and Circle Parental Controls,” added Nagendra.

The Orbi Mesh system also integrates the parental control Circle with Disney, a really simple way for families to manage the content and online time of their children on any connected device.

The RBK12 and RBK13 are also protected by Netgear Armor by Bitdefender, a security system that guarantees the protection from viruses, malware, stolen passwords, identity theft, and hacker attack, of all devices connected to the internet from home network, both that they are inside the house and on the move.

Both of these security systems can be activated directly from the Orbi App on a smartphone or desktop. Once preferences are set in a smartphone, the user will be able to receive notifications on his smartphone of suspicious activities.

Netgear Orbi also promises top combined speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, along with a single gigabit ethernet jack on the back of the router for a speedy, wired connection to your streamer, smart home hub or gaming console of choice.

Also, the routers have two internal antennas and support band-steering, so you can switch automatically between 2.4 and 5GHz. Furthermore, there is support for voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Technical Specifications:

  • Dual-Band Mesh System
  • Pack of 3 (RBK13) includes a Wi-Fi router (RBR10) and two satellites (RBS10) to provide reliable coverage of up to 200 square meters
  • Pack of 2 (RBK12) includes a Wi-Fi router (RBR10) and a satellite (RBS10) to provide reliable coverage of up to 120 square meters
  • Unique network name (SSID)
  • Combined speed up to 1.2 Gbps to meet the family’s streaming, gaming and browsing needs
  • Management through the Orbi App available from iOS, Android desktops, smartphones and tablets
  • Compatible with all Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Two (2) Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN + 1 LAN) available on the router.
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Guest WiFi Network: Allows friends and family to access the Internet without sharing your personal network password

The Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi system is now available through authorized Netgear partners and other resellers channels, e-commerce sites, and major retailers. Orbi Mesh WiFi System (RBK12) AC1200 is priced at Rs 11,000 and Orbi Mesh WiFi System (RBK13) AC1200 is priced at Rs 16,000.

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