Netgear’s new ‘Orbi’ range Tri-band Wi-Fi routers in India

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Netgear – the well known brand in modems and wireless systems have launched two new routers called as Orbi series – the RBK30 and RBK40. These are Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems with range of small to mid-sized homes in India.

The Orbi series started with the RBK50 and now the new RBK30 and RBK40 start at Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 26,000, respectively, It will be available on Amazon India from the Diwali.

The Orbi RBK30 and RBK40 follow a similar design but are smaller in terms of coverage area compared to the Orbi RBK50. It is being introduced with new form factors for Orbi to provide customers with more choice of style and flexibility of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a smaller range of 3,500 square feet compared to the Orbi RBK40 that can cover an area of up to 4,000 square feet. Both the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite for wider coverage area.

The Orbi Systems support 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, supporting simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands on the router and satellite, which maintains the same name (SSID). It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and the company is touting easy installation via the Android or iOS apps.

Netgear says the price for an Orbi RBK30 with one AC2200 router and one wall plug satellite is priced between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 22,000, while the Orbi RBK40 with a similar configuration can be purchased between Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 26,000. The Orbi RBK50 is already available on Amazon India.

The new Orbi systems are faster than competitive products with legacy AC1200 Wi-Fi. Due to the use of the innovative Tri-band technology, it  delivers far superior performance for more simultaneously streaming device.

Interesting features:

  • The Orbi RBK30, RBK40 are smaller and less powerful than the RBK50
  • The Orbi RBK30 has a range of 3,500 square feet
  • Both systems include an AC2200 router and wall-plug satellite
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