Mesh routers are all the rage right now. Google, Amazon, Asus, Linksys, and many others have their own dual or tri-band mesh setups, but now Netgear says it has something new—the world’s first quad-band Wi-Fi 6E system. That extra band is going to cost you dearly, though. The Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E kit will set you back a whopping $1,500.
A mesh router system blankets a large area with Wi-Fi coverage, letting you roam around your house without worrying about your connection quality. When you get too far away from one of the mesh access points, there should be another one nearby to take over. A well-designed mesh setup should be seamless and omnipresent, but many of them have trouble maintaining the highest speeds, especially in the nether regions of a living area. That’s something that a quad-band router could theoretically address.
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