Netgear NBK752 Orbi 5G WiFi 6 Mesh System Review – A WiFi 6 mesh system with a 5G modem & WAN connectivity

At the end of 2020, I reviewed the 4G Netgear Orbi LBR20, we were in some form of tiered lockdown, and both myself and my partner were working from home. During this review, our Virgin fibre went down for a full day, and the 4G failover of the LBR20 saved the day. Netgear has now … Read more

Netgear Orbi AXE11000 WiFi 6E Mesh System (RBKE963) Review – The fastest mesh WiFi system available, but it costs £1500

The Netgear Orbi RBKE960 WiFi 6E mesh system was announced back in October and was the first mesh system on the market to implement a quad bands radio. The benefit of this is that you have one dedicated 5Ghz band for backhaul, then 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and the new 6Ghz band used by WiFi 6E for … Read more

Netgear RBKE960 Orbi Mesh WiFi 6E System Announced For £1.5k – Quad-band vs Tri-band TP-Link Deco X96

Netgear has gone all out for their latest mesh WiFi 6 system. Featuring the new WiFi 6E standard, the mesh system utilizes three different frequencies, 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and 6Ghz. The problem with a WiFi 6E mesh system is that you need to use one band for the backhaul. If the system shares a backhaul channel … Read more

Netgear Orbi Pro Mini SXR30 Review – Affordable business WiFi 6 Dual-Band AX1800 mesh system

I previously reviewed the superb but extremely expensive Netgear Orbi Pro SXK80, which basically took the flagship consumer Orbi RBK852 hardware and upgraded it with Netgear Insight cloud management. Netgear has now released the smaller SXK30 system which is considerably more affordable, making it appealing for small businesses. Similar to the larger model, the SXK30 … Read more

Netgear Orbi 4G LTE Advanced Tri-band Router Review (LBR20) – Mesh Wi-Fi with 4G LTE & WAN port for ultimate work from home reliability

With a large percentage of the population working from home this year the demand for reliable Internet has skyrocketed. This has led many people to realise that their internet service provider options are poor and/or their home networking equipment such as Wi-Fi routers are not up to the job. Currently, the average download speed for … Read more

Netgear Orbi WiFi6 AX6000 Review – Is a mesh Wi-Fi 6 system worth £700? (RBK852)

Netgear Orbi RBK852

With most flagship phones and new laptops using Wi-Fi 6, there is a growing demand for routers and mesh systems that can serve them. As seen on my router reviews, Wi-Fi 6 comes with a high early adopter tax, so then when you double up and get a mesh system, you end with the crazy-expensive … Read more

Netgear Insight WAC540 4×4 AP, Orbi Pro Ceiling with POE and new Insight Cloud Management features announced

Netgear are the market leader for networking technology in the small to medium business market and they continue to innovate and expand their product lineup. While my home office doesn’t particularly need business grade hardware I have slowly migrated to business class hardware due to being obsessed with networking performance across the home. I have … Read more

Netgear Orbi RBK23 Review (RBK20) – Wi-Fi Mesh System

I am a big fan of mesh Wi-Fi systems and the Netgear Orbi range is the market leading option, so I was quite excited about finally getting to do a full review. With Netgear Orbi, they have multiple products under the same name all doing the same thing but offering slightly different specification, performance, and … Read more

Asus announces new cheaper Lyra Trio mesh WiFi router

Mesh routers are the holy grail of Wifi for any moderately sized home, the work much better than WiFi repeaters, and require less configuration than multiple access points set up manually. I have covered the best mesh wi-fi routers for 2018 and made a comparison between BT Whole Home, Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop which are … Read more