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As of today you can pick up Netgear’s next generation of Orbi WiFi Systems, allowing for better signal distribution within large homes and app based parental controls for devices connected to the home network.

The new range improves on previous models by providing coverage up to 555 square metres when paired with two satellite units, speeds up to 2.2Gbps (courtesy of their FastLane3 technology) and a design that blends in with modern home aesthetics.

Netgear has partnered with Disney to deliver app based network wide parental controls for the Orbi.

Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls allows administrators to define time limits and content filters on specific devices connected to the home network.

Integration with Google Assistant allows for the Orbi use voice commands for a variety of functions, including remotely disabling the Guest network and restarting the router.

Alexa Skill users will need to wait for Netgear to remove geo-restrictions on the Orbi before they can make full use of the device outside of the USA.

The new Orbi comes in at AU$369 with one satellite unit or at AU$499 for two satellites and can be found at authorised Netgear partners, major retailers and online.

SPECS:

Combined WiFi speed Orbi AC2200 Router and AC2200 Satellite (866+866+400Mbps)
Coverage 555 m sq
Dedicated Backhaul 2X2
WiFi Technology Tri-band
MU-MIMO Yes
Antennas Router: Four (4) high performance internal antennas
Satellites: Four (4) high performance internal antennas
Dimensions 5.6 x 2.4 x 6.6 in (Router), 5.6 x 2.4 x 6.6 in (Satellite)
Weight 1.05 lb (Router), 1.05 lb (Satellite)
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Two (2) 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (Router)
1 WAN & 1 LAN
Memory Router: 256MB Flash and 512MB RAM
Satellite: 256MB Flash and 512MB RAM
Beamforming Yes
Works with Orbi OS Yes
Orbi App Yes
Guest WiFi network Yes
WPA/PSK2 support Yes
Amazon Alexa Google Assistant           Yes
Parental Controls Circle® with Disney Smart Parental Controls

 

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