NETGEAR Unveils Orbi 970 Series: WiFi 7 Technology for Enhanced Home Connectivity for $2300

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NETGEAR has introduced the Orbi 970 Series, leveraging innovative antenna design and patented technology to optimize WiFi 7 performance. Drawing from over 25 years of NETGEAR's WiFi expertise, this series promises unmatched connectivity, with speeds reaching up to 27 Gbps. It features a sleek design and high-performance antennas, ensuring comprehensive coverage throughout any home layout.

The demand for faster WiFi, lower latency, and increased capacity has grown due to the prevalence of faster multi-gig internet speeds, a surge in connected devices per household, and bandwidth-intensive applications like 4K/8K video streaming, HD Zoom calls, graphics-intensive work, real-time gaming, and immersive AR/VR entertainment. WiFi 7 takes center stage by expanding channels to 320 MHz, delivering unprecedented speed and performance. The Orbi 970 Series optimally utilizes this new standard with innovative technology that ensures seamless coverage across all devices throughout the home.

Unrivaled speed and future readiness characterize the Orbi 970 Series. NETGEAR's exclusive Quad-Band technology and Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul distinguish it from competitors. Multi-link operation (MLO), a WiFi 7 feature, combines a dedicated 5 GHz band with a 6 GHz band, doubling the connection speed between the router and satellites to achieve 10 Gig wireless backhaul, minimizing latency, and maximizing data delivery speed. The system's Smart Connect feature intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for each connected device.


The router boasts a 10 Gig internet port, along with one 10 Gig and four 2.5 Gig Ethernet ports for top-tier speeds. The routers and satellites feature elegant cylindrical designs optimized for performance, ensuring unobtrusive placement on desks, entertainment units, or shelves. They incorporate 12 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers, delivering wall-to-wall, 360-degree coverage.

NETGEAR's President & GM of Connected Home Products and Services, David Henry, emphasized, "The Orbi 970 Series is another significant step in delivering the power of our patented Quad Band technology across the entire home. We've combined our extensive RF expertise and new patented technology with WiFi 7 to provide the fastest WiFi speeds, ensuring optimal performance across even the most demanding smart homes."

Additionally, the kit includes one year of NETGEAR Armor Powered by Bitdefender 2, offering comprehensive security for connected devices. Armor, integrated into the router, monitors internet activity, safeguarding computers, security cameras, baby monitors, and other IoT devices from external threats. NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls enable easy management of children's online time and habits, with basic features available free of charge.

The NETGEAR Orbi app facilitates convenient setup and network management from anywhere. For expanded coverage, the Orbi 970 Series mesh system covers up to 10,000 square feet and supports up to 200 devices. Additional satellites can be added to extend coverage further, providing 10 Gig and 2.5 Gig Ethernet ports for wired devices.

Technical Specifications:

  • 320 MHz high-capacity channels
  • 4K QAM
  • Preamble Puncturing
  • Multi-link Operation
  • Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 10GbE Internet Port
  • 10GbE LAN Ports
  • More Capacity for Data-Intense Activities
  • More Multi-gig Wired ports on Router and Satellites
  • Wi-Fi 7 Qualcomm Networking Pro Series platform

Availability: The NETGEAR Orbi 970 Series is currently available in classic white on and major retailers. The Orbi black limited edition is exclusively available on

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