Review of NETGEAR’s Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System

NETGEAR Orbi system

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest Wi-Fi technology, which delivers significant performance improvements (such as higher speeds) over the previous Wi-Fi 5 technology. When combined with improved coverage through the use of multiple Wi-Fi points, Wi-Fi speeds and reliability can be dramatically improved for many broadband users.

Previously, I have reviewed Ubiquiti’s UniFi Wi-Fi 6 Long Range Access Point, and you can read it here:

Review of Ubiquiti’s UniFi Wi-Fi 6 Long Range Access Point


Access Points require an Ethernet cable connection on all Wi-Fi points back to the router and some people just don’t want the bother of installing Ethernet cables throughout their home. NETGEAR recently provided me with their reasonably-priced Orbi Wi-Fi 6 mesh system for review. This is an all-wireless solution, which uses Wi-Fi for the backhaul connection back to the router instead of an Ethernet cable. I have just completed testing this system, and you can read my review here:

Review of NETGEAR’s Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System


For those looking for a very simple, wireless-only upgrade without any complex set-up, NETGEAR’s Orbi system fits the bill. Furthermore, the system provides the option of connecting satellites with an Ethernet cable to enhance performance further. I still recommend Ubiquiti’s product for expert users given that there are many more ways to tweak performance.

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