NETGEAR has launched a
new addition to its Orbi line. The Orbi 860 Series builds on the award-winning Orbi 850
Series by future-proofing the best seller with a 10Gb Ethernet port, supporting
multi-gig internet connections; upgraded antenna design for greater Wi-Fi performance and a bundled year of NETGEAR
Armor™, providing homes with an automatic shield of security against internet threats across every
Following on the
tremendous success of the Orbi 850 Series (Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 Mesh System RBK853), the Orbi 860 Series joins NETGEAR’s
industry-leading Wi-Fi 6 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi portfolio.
“The Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi portfolio ensures
that you will no long suffer from dead zones, dropped connections, or
buffering. This means that you can cover every possible area in your home with
smooth, reliable, best-in-class Wi-Fi. The addition of the Orbi 860 Series is
yet another feather in NETGEAR’s cap,” says Tobie van Schalkwyk, product manager for NETGEAR at
The past few years have
seen huge changes to internet usage spurred by the pandemic, including a
dramatic increase in just about everything from home — working, shopping,
learning, and socialising. As internet service providers enable faster
multi-gig internet speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second, and hackers create
new sophisticated cyber-attacks, high-performance and secure Wi-Fi become
With NETGEAR’s latest
Wi-Fi 6 tri-band and patented dedicated backhaul technology, the powerful Orbi
860 Series mesh systems are designed to keep connections strong and running at
maximum speeds in every room without slow-downs or buffering, providing families
with the bandwidth to address household demands even when simultaneously 4K/8K
streaming, Zoom conferencing and Wi-Fi calling from a bedroom, basement or
outside in the garden.
In an environment where
homes are connected with Gigabit plus internet (1.4 to 10 Gigabit), and have an
increasing number of connected devices — more than 25 on average — the new Orbi
860 Series provides the best Wi-Fi experience for Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 devices.
It’s an upgrade from the Orbi 850 series with a stepped-up internet connection,
from 1 Gigabit to 10 Gigabit, and a new antenna system with wider coverage
The new Orbi RBK863
3-pack Wi-Fi Mesh System provides up to 2438 m2 of coverage (152
more than the 850 Series), with up to 6Gbps Wi-Fi speed and support for 100
devices operating at the same time. This coverage can easily be expanded with
additional Orbi RBS860 satellites. To achieve this industry-leading performance
and wider range, NETGEAR uses patented dedicated backhaul Wi-Fi technology and
antenna design. The exclusive tri-band mesh system with NETGEAR’s pioneering
innovation ensures speeds stay fast as more Wi-Fi devices connect to the home
network, with less dropped connections.
“When we launched our
flagship Orbi product line in 2016, we set a new benchmark for connected home
products with faster speeds, higher capacity and wider coverage areas with our
patented tri-band mesh design,” says David Henry, president & GM of Connected
Home Products and Services at NETGEAR.
“Our new Orbi 860 Series
is designed to continue to deliver on the promise of superior Wi-Fi. It
provides the capacity to capitalise on higher incoming Internet speed, up to 10
Gigabit, an increasing number of devices and even better Wi-Fi range than the
Orbi 850 Series. On top of that, we couple it with one of the industry’s best
internet security protection services to help customers to secure all their
home Wi-Fi connected devices, including laptops, phones, tablets, speakers,
cameras, baby monitors, TVs, light bulbs, light switches and more,” adds Henry.
Some of the features of the Orbi 860 Series include:
· Faster speeds with Wi-Fi 6 —Wi-Fi 6 offers
four times the speed, capacity, and bandwidth of Wi-Fi 5. You get best-in-class
performance regardless of activity or device type.
20% Wi-Fi boost with exclusive antenna array design — With unique
Wi-Fi optimisation and a new, improved antenna array, the Orbi 860 system
provides more range and speed compared to the previous Orbi 850 Series.
Dedicated backhaul — Unlike competitors with a shared backhaul,
Orbi’s patented dedicated backhaul connects the router to satellites with a
dedicated Wi-Fi pathway exclusively used for communication between the base
router and the satellites while competitors share that link when communicating
with other connected devices. This dedicated backhaul design ensures blazing
speeds throughout your home and on all your devices.
Orbi® App — Easily set up your Wi-Fi system, manage your network
remotely, pause the Internet on any device, track your Internet data usage and