Orbi CBK40 Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem Mesh Wifi
Netgear introduces new model of Orbi cable modem mesh wifi system, a mesh wifi router with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
What this product does
Like cable modem router with wifi in general which is a wireless router with built-in cable modem, the Orbi CBK40 is a high speed mesh wifi router with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem (CBR40) plus Orbi mesh satellite (RBS20). So you don’t require separate cable modem, the modem is packed in one device CBR40.
High speed cable modem
CBR40 Orbi mesh wifi system comes with built-in high speed 32×8 DOCIS 3.0 cable modem, delivering high speed download internet speed up to 32x channel bonding (1.4Gbps) suitable for any of your provider’s high speed service plans. This is similar with Netgear CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem or Surfboard SB6190 cable modem.
High speed wifi
Orbi RBK40 is a two pack module consists of CBR40 cable modem wifi and RBS20 Orbi satellite. This module creates solid wifi AC2200 Simultaneous Tri-band network with total bandwidth up to 2,200Mbps (400Mbps @2.4Ghz +867Mbps @5Ghz band 1 + 867Mbps @5Ghz band 2).
Orbi with FastLane3™ Technology uses dedicated backhaul for dedicated communication between router and satellite, it is not a dynamic backhaul like what TP-link Deco M9 mesh system or Plume superpod offer. It uses one of 5ghz band as dedicated backhaul and the other 5ghz band and 2.4Ghz band are used for clients.
Up to 4,000 sq ft
Orbi RBK40 delivers wifi speeds of up to 2,200 Mbps covering up to 4,000 sq ft, technically same as Linksys Velop three band mesh wifi system suitable to fit to any size of home, one or two storey home is no problem you get the speed you need with one network name.
If you compare with Asus Lyra Trio or Linksys Velop 1200 with three packs, Orbi is technically slightly shorter distance range than the last two products (in three packs).
32×8 Cable modem
Orbi RBK40 is a fast speed cable modem with wifi, in addition of high speed three band mesh wifi system it comes with built in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with 32x channel bonding downstream delivering internet download up to 1,400Mbps, the fastest DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem available in the market today.
For traditional cable modem with wifi you may compare Orbi cable modem with Surfboard SBG7400AC2 wifi ac2350 cable modem router with 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem or the faster one is Surfboard sbg7580ac2 with built-in 32×8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.
- Wifi mesh system with built-in cable modem
- Tri-band wireless ac2200 speeds up to 2,200Mbps (400Mbps @2.4Ghz + 866Mbps @5Ghz band 1+ 866Mbps @5Ghz band 2 dedicated backhaul)
- Covering up to 4,000 sq ft with single network name
- Built-in 32×8 channel bonding DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
- Internet download speed up to 1,400Mbps, compatible with any major cable providers
- MU-MIMO and beamforming for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz
- Orbi modem router – 1x Gigabit WAN port and 4x Gigabit LAN ports
- Orbi Satellite – 2x Gigabit LAN ports
Orbi cable modem router becomes solution to those who lack of savvy tech that wish to upgrade their home wifi network easily, less clutter of devices.
In addition of Netgear Orbi cable modem, Netgear offers new model of Netgear C7500-100nas cable modem with wifi with wifi ac3200 dual band quad data streams and 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.
New comer – the affordable mesh wifi system Meshforce m1 dual band AC1200 mesh wireless system.