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[科技] This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

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请允悲 投递于 2016-10-15 22:38:37
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This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-1-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
   Antonio Villas-Boas/Samantha Lee/Business Insider          When Ireviewed the mesh WiFi system from startup Eero back in May, I was instantly impressed. Unlike many so-called WiFi range extenders, multiple Eero routers cover my whole home in good, speedy, reliable WiFi.
   But now there's a new kid on the block. It's called Orbi, it comes to you from WiFi veteran Netgear. Orbi spreads faster and more consistent WiFi speeds than the Eero throughout my home.
   At first glance, it seems like the Orbi is set to dethrone Eero as king of the routers because of its sheer performance, but a few important factors reel the Orbi back into a more humble position.
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       Netgear's Orbi WiFi mesh router works in much the same way as the Eero.

            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-2-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
           Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider         You connect the main Orbi unit to your modem, then wirelessly connect multiple Orbi satellite units to that main unit that's connected to your modem. It works just like a regular WiFi router and range extenders, which have been around for years.
   But unlike a regular WiFi range extender, the Orbi satellites don't cut your speeds in half. On top of that, the transition between Orbi units as you walk around your home is much smoother than it is with a regular WiFi extender. So, for example, your Skype call won't be interrupted as much — if at all — if you move around your home while your device connects to different Orbis.
       However, the Orbi differentiates itself from the Eero in one key way: It creates its own dedicated connection between each Orbi unit to transmit internet data.
            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-3-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
           Netgear         The Orbi is a "tri-band" router, which means it has three bands. Two of those bands are the usual 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands you connect your devices to.
   The third band is a dedicated connection for the Orbi units to transmit internet data streams between each other, which Netgear claims won't clog up the regular 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands you connect to and makes for faster, more reliable speeds.
   The third private Orbi band also addresses a potential issue with loss of internet speeds that Eero users might face if they use a lot of units (around five or more). That means your internet speeds won't be as affected if you use a large number of Orbi units.
       To test Netgear's claims, I tested the standard Orbi two-pack against the Eero two-pack in exactly the same places around my home.
            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-4-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
           Netgear         The Orbi only comes in a single or two-pack option. The two-pack I tested costs $400 and comes with one base unit and one satellite unit.
   The Eero two-pack is $350, and also comes with two units.
       I tested internet speeds of the satellite units from the two systems, which finds out how well they can re-transmit the internet stream they're receiving from the base unit, and it looks like the Orbi's dedicated network does make a difference.
            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-5-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
           Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider         Download speeds (in green) from the Orbi satellite unit were faster and more consistent than from the Eero.
       At the same time, those are just numbers. In real life, I didn't notice much difference in internet speeds while using either system.
   There was no perceivable difference between the two systems. I could browse the web and stream YouTube and Netflix videos just as well with the Eero as I could with the Orbi.
       But beyond Orbi's slightly better speed, the Eero still has some clear advantages. For instance, the Orbi is much bigger than the Eero, which is a negative.
            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-6-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
           Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider             Eero's setup is easier, too.

            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-7-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
         Netgear's Genie app is on the left. Eero's app is on the right.   Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider         Both the Orbi and Eero use a mobile app to set up, but I found the Eero to be much easier than the Orbi. There are fewer steps and the instructions for the Eero are easier and clearer. (That said, it was easier to set up the Orbi than conventional WiFi routers.)
   I should also note that the Netgear Genie app looks antiquated and poorly designed next to the clean and simple Eero app.
       On top of that, the Eero two-pack is $50 less than the Orbi two-pack.

            

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money

This new WiFi router gives the Eero a run for its money-8-网络科技-the,Orbi,Eero,and,WiFi
           Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider          You can also get an Eero three-pack for $500 — only $50 more than the $450 Orbi two -pack — and that works better for people with bigger homes and more WiFi dead zones.
    Netgear currently doesn't offer a three-pack, and each additional single Orbi satellite unit costs $250, $50 more than a single Eero unit.



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