At CES 2020, Netgear announced a brand new home WiFi solution; the 4G LTE Orbi Tri-band Mesh WiFi router. It uses a cellular connection to provide blazing fast internet. With the NBN rollout in Australia still leaving several homes unable to access broadband fibre, the Orbi looks to be the perfect solution for many.
And even if you do have a wired connection, the Orbi can be combined with that as a backup for when those evening speeds drop to unacceptable levels. The Orbi 4G LTE is capable of up to 1.2Gbps data transfer speeds over any 4G network like Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.
David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products says “Many homes around ANZ, such as those in rural areas and holiday homes, don’t have an effective option for high-speed internet. Its either too slow, too expensive, or non-existent. We are solving this problem for customers by delivering fast broadband for the home, wherever there is mobile coverage,”
The Orbi 4G LTE uses AC2200 Tri-band WiFi for a clear and strong signal which Netgear says will cover up to 185 square meters. This range can be extended using any Orbi WiFi 5 satellite to create a mesh WiFi system to cover any weak spots.
The Orbi 4G LTE joins the extended Orbi family of products such as Orbi Voice and Orbi Outdoor which extend the coverage and add features like Alexa, Orbi Armor cybersecurity and Circle Smart Parenting controls to your network. A handy app for your smartphone gives you easy control over the entire Orbi network.
The Orbi 4G LTE Whole Home WiFi router will be available in Australia and New Zealand from Q3 2020. Local pricing will be announced at a later date.