Netgear has a new $1,500 Wi-Fi 6e mesh router

Netgear’s latest release in its Orbi router range is a $1,500 mesh system — and despite the high price tag, it doesn’t include support for technologies such as Thread, Matter, or HomeKit Secure Video.

Tuesday’s introduction of the Orbi Quad-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System outlines it as the first 6GHz quad-band mesh arrangement on sale in the world. With support for the 6GHz Wi-Fi band on top of the usual 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands, which promises speeds of up to 4,800Mbps for wireless connections.The system will provide up to 16 Wi-Fi streams across all three bands, enabling it to handle many devices simultaneously. A dedicated Wi-Fi 6 backhaul is used for each of the units to communicate with each other, without affecting the bandwidth available to connected devices.

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