ARRIS is one of the world leaders in router and modem technology and is showcasing that already in 2019 with the announcement of the “world’s first” AX11000 mesh Wi-Fi system. This is based on the latest Wi-Fi 6 spec and is dubbed the mAX Wi-Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System.

This whole-home internet setup is one of the fastest to date. It features 802.11ax radios in a 4×4 setup, which is built to offer “true gigabit speeds throughout your home”.

Nomad Base Station

ARRIS mAX Wi-Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System sports Wi-Fi 6 & 802.11ax 11,000Mbps throughput

After the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that they’d be changing its standard naming procedure from using letter codes to numbers, companies have been expanding their product lineups.

ARRIS, which is known for its cable modems and routers, but now the company is announcing the “world’s most advanced Gigabit Wi-Fi solution.” The mAX Wi-Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System will sport tri-band technology, Wi-Fi 6, 4×4, and mesh functionality.

Built-in mesh networking & 4×4 antenna designs

Mesh networking is all the rage these days. You can get budget-friendly systems or high-end and expensive ones depending on what you need. Each band of your network (2.4GHz, 5GHz high, 5GHz low) will feature 4×4 antenna design giving you the fastest Wi-Fi speeds possible on every device.

This means you’ll have more throughput for each device, and with ARRIS’s intelligent mesh technology, you’ll have whole-home Wi-Fi coverage.

Smart networking made simple

Not only does the AARIS mAX Wi-Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System pack insane throughput and features, but it also offers four Gigabit ports making it your home’s internet hub. You can run everything on your network through the mAX Wi-Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System, making your home network a breeze to set up.

The mAX Wi-Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System is also compatible with Alexa, which can help you more easily access and control your Wi-Fi network.

ARRIS also gives you parental controls by user profiles, making it simple for you to control access and monitor usage. Plus, you can receive alerts of suspicious activity even when you’re not at home.

  • Quad-core 64-bit ARM processor @ 1.8 GHz
  • Three 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 radios, each with a 1.5 GHz ARM processor, AX11000
  • 4-port Gigabit Ethernet hub
  • 2Gbps WAN link aggregation
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • SURFboard mAX Manager app
  • Advanced AP and band steering
  • Compatible with Alexa
  • Sleek modern, design
  • 9.5″ x 5″ (height x diameter)

Pricing and availability

As of right now, there is no pricing information. With CES just around the corner, we’re expecting to get a little more info then. Availability is scheduled to be in the “first half” of 2019, meaning that ARRIS has until the end of June to release its latest router.

I’m excited for the future of networking, especially with home internet speeds skyrocketing.


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