Netgear releases Orbi 970 series Wi-Fi 7 Mesh system
Netgear has unveiled its Orbi 970 series Wi-Fi 7 Mesh system, available in two elegant iterations: the pristine white model (RBKE973S) and the sophisticated black version (RBKE963SB). This avant-garde system comprises a Wi-Fi 6E router (central unit) paired with two satellite access nodes (ancillary units). Embracing the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 7 wireless standard, the system boasts four frequency bands, is adorned with 12 antennas, and achieves a scorching transmission rate of 27 Gbps. Its design ensures an expansive 360° wireless network coverage, seamlessly accommodating up to 200 concurrent devices.
The Orbi 970 series is artfully crafted upon the Qualcomm Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro platform. It’s powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, complemented by 2GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage. The system supports quintessential Wi-Fi 7 features, including a 320MHz channel, offering Wi-Fi connections across 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands. Employing the MLO technology, it synergistically fuses dedicated 5GHz and 6GHz bands, realizing a wireless backhaul speed of 10 Gbps between the primary router and satellite nodes.
The main router of the Orbi 970 series is graced with a 10 Gbps WAN port, marking the pinnacle of speed among contemporary counterparts. Additionally, it features a 10 Gbps LAN port and four 2.5 Gbps LAN ports. Each satellite node is equipped with a 10 Gbps LAN port and a duo of 2.5 Gbps LAN ports. Netgear asserts that this intricate network ensemble can bestow lightning-fast connections for residences spanning an area of 10,000 square feet (approximately 929 square meters).
In terms of investment, the triad set (comprising one central and two ancillary units) carries a price tag of $2,299.99, while the duo set (one central and one ancillary unit) is priced at $1,699.99. Singular satellite nodes can be acquired for $899.99.