The Orbi (CBR40) we will be showing you here today is not Netgear's first mesh Wi-Fi router, nor is it the first to enter our lab. Back in 2016 we were able to review the Netgear Orbi AC3000, a powerful mesh WiFi system that consisted of a single router and satellites that offered 3Gbps of Tri-Band Wi-Fi coverage of up to 4000 sq ft. It did this without traditional range extenders, boosters, or repeaters, many of which create more problems than they solve. Unlike these products, the AC3000 didn't need to create a secondary SSID as is the case with some range extenders. It also didn't need to process and repeat the Wi-Fi signal, effectively cutting your total bandwidth in half. Instead it offered total home coverage with no dead spots at full speed over a single wireless network, with devices linked together over a dedicated, high-speed backhaul...
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