First, its relatively low cost – US$299 (add 50% for AU
pricing) and it supports the Wi-Fi 6 Easy Mesh Standard meaning the promise
that it may mix with other brands of compatible routers/extenders etc.
Mesh essentially means a multiple lower-powered router and
satellites to cover the home.
Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 AX 1800 (2.4GHz 600Mbps and
Tx/Rx Antenna: 2×2 (2.4GHz) + 2×2 (5GHz)
No dedicated backhaul (e.g. tri-band) or wired
ethernet channel (coming)
Supports four nodes for approx. 300m2 coverage
Single WiFi Name and Password
Remote management via the Nighthawk app
If you want to learn more about Mesh – specifically what it will and won’t do read our guide here.
Perfect for renters, those with no NBN or DSL access etc. You
can also use it as a fall over for a wired internet connection. The only caveat
is that you have good 4G LTE signal strength if you want to achieve its maximum
of 1.2Gbps. Most 4G carriers will limit the speed to 50Mbps, but some offer
The router pairs with any existing Orbi satellite (or Orbi
Voice satellite) and does the same as an Orbi setup. It includes the capability
of adding Armor advanced cybersecurity and Circle Smart Parenting Controls
to the network.
Price is expected to be US$399 (add 50% for estimated AUD)
and should arrive in Q2, 2020.
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5G Mobile Broadband Internet — Speeds up to 4
Gbps (carrier dependent)
Wi-Fi 6 AX Technology
Fixed Wireless Options — Bring 5G connection to
your home or office
Avoid the risks of public WiFi with VPN
pass-through support and password protection