Netgear introduces the next generation of faster, all-purpose, no-compromise WiFi connectivity with the arrival of the Orbi RBKE963 Quad-Band WiFi 6E Mesh System and their Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-Band WiFi Router.

The first to market launch coincides with national 6GHz certification from the MBIE and will ensure, fast, smooth and easy WiFi connection for homes across the country.

Working, learning, and video streaming from home has placed greater demands on home WiFi networks. Devices in these ultra-connected households have been in a constant contest for bandwidth on crowded WiFi networks. WiFi 6E resolves these congestion issues by adding previously unavailable 6GHz WiFi spectrum that can be used to broadcast WiFi signals and connect to more devices with faster speeds and reliability.

Up until the introduction of WiFi 6E, WiFi routers have been limited to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The new third 6GHz band will dramatically increase the capacity of networks to support more devices.

Netgear Orbi

“As a leader in networking for more than 25 years, NETGEAR is committed to creating best-in-class WiFi products that maximise the benefits of the latest WiFi technology. This next technological leap represents everything we’ve been striving for,” said David Henry, President & GM of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. “From the moment multi-Gigabit Internet enters your home through our 10 Gb Ethernet port, to our quad-band architecture, 2.5 Gigabit LAN ports and improved 5GHz performance all the way down to your latest WiFi 6E devices, there’s not a single bottleneck in this system. Our new Orbi RBKE963 Quad-Band WiFi 6E Mesh and Nighthawk WiFi 6E systems deliver top-of-the-line performance for not only today’s needs, but also for the future requirements of even the most demanding and sophisticated smart homes.”

Netgear Orbi

The new Orbi Quad-Band WiFi 6E system builds on NETGEAR’s top-of-the-line Orbi Tri-Band WiFi 6 system (RBK853) by adding a fourth band for the newly available 6GHz WiFi. This new band provides the much-needed additional WiFi spectrum to handle multi-Gigabit WiFi speed on new smart phones and laptops, free of interference from other devices on the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

Devices running on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands will also experience an improvement in coverage and increased speeds of up to 30 percent with the Orbi RBKE960, due to the system’s upgraded WiFi radio and antenna designs relative to the previous flagship model.

The industry’s first quad-band WiFi 6E system, Orbi ensures maximum throughput with 16 WiFi streams, the highest specification available, at all 3 bands, 2.4, 5 and 6GHz.

Netgear Nighthawk

Furthermore, similar to the previous tri-band Orbi systems, the RBKE963 uses a dedicated WiFi 6 backhaul, pioneered by NETGEAR, for data exchange between the router and satellites without impacting the performance of connected devices.

For added peace of mind, Quad-band Orbi WiFi 6E includes a free 30-day trial of NETGEAR Armor service to protect the connected home from online threats.

Unlike traditional endpoint Internet security products, NETGEAR’s Armor is built into the router as a comprehensive security solution to monitor activity going to and from the Internet, protecting all the devices on a network, including Smart TVs, security cameras, game consoles, smart speakers, streaming players, and other smart home gadgets which typically would not be able to be loaded with Internet security protection software by users.

NETGEAR’s Armor also protects traditional computing devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops, while eliminating the need for multiple security subscriptions or software on each of these computing devices. Also available as a paid subscription on the new system is NETGEAR’s Smart Parental Controls, which help parents easily manage their children’s time and access online across all connected devices, ultimately promoting safe and healthy screen habits.

Netgear Nighthawk

Technical Specs:

  • Industry-first quad-band WiFi System – Supports four WiFi bands -2.4, 5 and 6GHz, for connecting the router / satellite to all your devices and an additional dedicated fourth 5Ghz WiFi band for connecting the router to the satellites.
  • Supports all-new WiFi 6E 6GHz WiFi band – The 6GHz WiFi band adds more than double the bandwidth of 5GHz, resolving issues with interference and congestion in the 5GHz WiFi band, and enables amazing multi-Gigabit WiFi speed for connected WiFi 6E devices.
  • 16 WiFi Streams – To provide the best speed, range and performance to blanket your home with Internet speeds similar to what you receive from your Internet provider.
  • 10 Gbit Ethernet port for Internet – Future-proof your home network with support of up to 10 Gbps Internet speeds.
  • 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port for wired connections – Multi-gig Ethernet port for wired connection to network storage, LAN gaming, in-home media streaming, or use it to set up a wired multi-gig connection between the router and satellites with structured Ethernet wiring in your home.
  • More Flexibility to Manage your Home Network with support for four different WiFi Networks – Main mesh WiFi Network for all your devices using the latest WPA3 for secure connections; IoT Network for all your legacy and IoT devices; 6GHz Only WiFi Network for all latest WiFi 6E devices and Guest WiFi Network.
  • NETGEAR Armor Security for your Home – Advanced security for your home network and an unlimited number of connected devices. Also available as a paid subscription on the new system is NETGEAR’s Smart Parental Controls, which help parents easily manage their children’s time and access online across all connected devices, ultimately promoting safe and healthy screen habits.
  • Orbi App – Easily set up your WiFi System, manage your network remotely, pause the Internet on any device, track your Internet data usage and more.

Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi router

The Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi router is designed to provide the fastest WiFi speed possible with higher capacity, lower latency, and the latest WPA3 security.

With cutting-edge technology, the new WiFi 6E router expands WiFi for more capability, capacity, and experiences for a new world of uninterrupted connectivity for distance learning, video conferencing, and 4K/8K video streaming. With the new 6GHz band, this Nighthawk performance router delivers faster speeds, smoother streaming, and less interference, compared to previous Nighthawk models.

This means that consumers can enjoy an overall enhanced experience for their array of WiFi hungry applications and smart devices.

Technical Specs:

  • New 6GHz Band– With up to 200% more available spectrum than dual-band (5GHz and 2.4GHz) WiFi alone.
    • Ultra-Low Latency – Very few devices on new 6GHz band means lower latency for gaming and real-time traffic.
    • More High-Bandwidth WiFi Channels – Blazing-fast speed and less interference with 3X more high-bandwidth 160MHz WiFi channels.
  • 12-Streams Tri-Band WiFi – Four streams of 6GHz, four streams of 5GHz, and four streams of 2.4GHz equates to more available bandwidth and less congestion for all devices on WiFi.
  • WiFi 6E Optimised Powerful Processor – Ideal for Gigabit Internet speeds, a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor ensures smooth 4K / 8K UHD streaming and gaming.
  • Multi-Gig Ethernet Port 2.5G – 2.5X the wired speed of a typical Gigabit port, to be used for LAN or Internet connectivity.
  • Five (5) Gigabit Ethernet Ports – Connect more wired devices for faster file transfer and uninterrupted connections. Aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports and two Gigabit WAN ports (configurable) concurrently.
  • Pre-optimised Antennas – Unfold and set antennas on the router; no further adjustment required. The Nighthawk RAXE500 antennas come pre-optimised for the best WiFi performance.
  • NETGEAR Armor Security for your Home – Advanced security for your home network and an unlimited number of connected devices. Also available as a paid subscription on the new system is NETGEAR’s Smart Parental Controls, which help parents easily manage their children’s time and access online across all connected devices, ultimately promoting safe and healthy screen habits.
  • Automatic firmware updates – Latest security patches delivered to the router without the need for user intervention.

The Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E System and NETGEAR Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi router are now available for preorder from mid October 2022.

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