Press Release

NETGEAR Debuts Industry-First Orbi Tri-Band Mesh WiFi Cable Modem Router System

NETGEAR , Inc., the leading provider of networking devices for smart home, and small business environments, is making a significant addition to the popular award-winning Orbi Home WiFi System product family to offer even better WiFi, everywhere for those with cable internet. The new Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router System(CBK40) joins the award-winning line up as the industry’s first whole-home WiFi router with a built-in cable modem, app setup and patented, high-performance FastLane 3 Tri-Band WiFi.

With the 2-in-1 Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem System replacing your existing cable modem and router, you will step up to an experience of ultra-fast mesh WiFi coverage for homes up to 4,000 square feet. For larger properties, adding Orbi Satellites to your system will expand coverage by an additional 2,000 square feet per satellite.

Compatible with all major cable internet service providers, the Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem System is designed to work, right out of the box, with Xfinity from Comcast XFINITY , Spectrum, Cox and more. This new modem router will soon pay for itself with the money you save by eliminating equipment leasing fees from your internet provider.

“We’re excited to be the first retail offering to combine the benefits of Orbi whole-home WiFi mesh networking with an embedded cable modem in a single, space-saving device,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “With the Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem System, you’ll benefit from incredibly fast cable downloads and blazing-fast WiFi for an uninterrupted data flow to more connected devices, everywhere in your home, plus tons of great Orbi features like voice commands and smart parental controls, which will be added to the offering soon.”

Orbi Key Features and Benefits 
The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem System combines performance with style in a sleek, modern design. The four high-gain internal antennas in each Orbi router and satellite increase wireless range in hard-to-reach areas of your home. This new Orbi offers a stellar combination of a cable modem ready to deliver super-fast cable download speeds with all the benefits you expect from a full-featured Tri-Band WiFi Mesh system from NETGEAR.

  • The new Orbi integrates a DOCSIS 3.0 CableLabs -certified cable modem with 32×8 channel bonding. It simultaneously supports 32 downstream bonded channels for maximum performance and download speeds up to 1.4Gbps*. This provides uninterrupted connections for smooth streaming of HD videos, movies and music, more responsive online gaming, and faster file downloads – even during the most congested traffic hours on your cable Internet provider’s network.
  • The Orbi router delivers high-performance WiFi up to 2.2Gbps** for the devices connecting over WiFi on your home network, with MU-MIMO and a powerful quad-core processor for better 4K HD video streaming, VR gaming, web surfing, and more. Its Smart Connect Technology-intelligently chooses the best WiFi band for your devices to avoid interference and optimize network performance, while Beamforming+ improves speed and range for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices. You’ll enjoy Orbi features like guest WiFi network and four (4) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting wired devices for even faster file transfers and reliable connections.

An Orbi WiFi System of router and satellites works with a single WiFi network name and has dedicated, patented FastLane 3 Tri-Band WiFi so you enjoy uninterrupted connections for seamless 4K HD video streaming and gaming, even as you move from room to room and connect to Orbi Satellites.

The Orbi Cable Modem WiFi System is the industry’s first retail gateway offering mobile app set up, which also allows easy network management through the app. The Orbi app will allow you to ensure that you keep the network current with automated Orbi software updates for new features and WiFi enhancements. Orbi is also compatible with the popular voice command offerings and can be easily controlled through a variety of simple commands for both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Pricing and Availability 
The NETGEAR Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router (CBR40) has an MSRP of $299.99.

An Orbi Whole Home WiFi System (CBK40) consisting of the Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router plus 1 Orbi satellite has an MSRP of $399.99.

Orbi products are available through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels, ecommerce sites, and major retailers. Please visit the NETGEAR website to see other models available in the Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System family.