Upgrade Your Garden Parties with Mesh WiFi



Spotty WiFi can turn outdoor gatherings into a non-event. A strong internet connection and WiFi signal are essential, making mesh WiFi the smart choice for extending wireless internet coverage outdoors for a successful garden party. Whole-home WiFi 7 mesh systems will unlock your full indoor/outdoor WiFi potential.

What is Mesh WiFi and How Does It Help?

phone everybody garden partyMesh WiFi systems are wireless networks that include a WiFi router and multiple satellites to dramatically expand internet coverage. In a wireless mesh system, connected devices are seamlessly handed over to the satellite with the strongest WiFi signal in all areas of the home – upstairs, downstairs, and every corner of the garden.

A traditional router will likely struggle to provide adequate WiFi coverage for a garden party. Mesh WiFi systems, on the other hand, give you the flexibility to place satellites in different areas of your home, eliminating WiFi dead spots. NETGEAR Orbi 970 Series mesh systems can take UK mesh WiFi connectivity to places that regular routers and WiFi range extenders can’t reach.

Key Features to Look for in Garden Mesh WiFi

The outdoor mesh WiFi system you choose should have optimised capabilities and features. Wireless technology is continually progressing, and NETGEAR Orbi whole-home WiFi 7 mesh is highly recommended for a future-proofed network. Outstanding Orbi WiFi 7 features include:

  • Easy setup and management: Orbi 970 mesh systems can be set up and managed using the handy Orbi App. There’s no need to manually set up each satellite node for garden parties, and the entire system can be accessed with a single password if you wish. Firmware and updates are automatically downloaded to ensure Orbi whole-home mesh WiFi systems always work at optimal performance levels.
  • Superfast WiFi speeds: Multi-Gig speeds are a reality with Orbi 970 mesh networks. Orbi WiFi 7 mesh can deliver blazing-fast 27Gbps data rates for your WiFi network, without a noticeable loss of speed or diminished internet connection quality across your entire property. These are huge advantages compared to earlier WiFi 6 and WiFi 5 routers.
  • Network reliability: The average UK household today has lots of connected devices. With Orbi mesh systems, you can set up a home network, guest network, and smart home Internet of Things (IoT) network. NETGEAR Orbi 970 can handle more than 200 WiFi devices in concurrent use, including sound systems, video, lighting, and security for fabulous garden parties.

Why NETGEAR Orbi 970 is Perfect for Gardens

WiFi signal strength diminishes as we move farther away from the router. In the past, this limited our ability to stay connected to the internet while outdoors in the garden. Tri-band and quad-band Orbi mesh systems with dedicated backhaul are transformative, offering much stronger signal quality and reach, providing wireless connectivity even in large homes with expansive layouts.

Orbi Mesh WiFi 7 offers a reliable WiFi signal. Everyone under the one roof can enjoy seamless connectivity in their own cosy nook indoors, on the patio, in the garage, and outside in the garden. To increase square feet WiFi coverage even further, simply connect another add-on satellite to your Orbi mesh system. It will configure itself, so you can enjoy your WiFi-connected garden party with family and friends stress-free.

Tips for Setting Up Mesh WiFi for Garden Parties

Optimal placement of WiFi mesh satellites will ensure you get the most out of your new NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 7 system. Here are five tips to get the best wireless broadband speeds and coverage for garden parties.

1. Overlap mesh satellite coverage
Effective mesh satellite placement is crucial. With Orbi mesh, the satellites communicate with each other, passing the wireless signal to and from each other and the main router to create powerful blanket-WiFi coverage. Space the satellites near enough to allow the WiFi signal to overlap. The distance between satellites should ideally be about 30-50 feet in any direction to ensure a stable and smooth connection.

2. Elevate the satellites
WiFi signals broadcast better through open space. Placing the router and satellites too low is a common mistake. Wherever possible, elevate your Orbi WiFi satellites on a table or shelf to ensure the best possible signal strength and reach for all your connected devices indoors, on the patio, and outdoors in the garden.

3. Avoid walls and obstacles
WiFi signals are impeded by solid walls, furniture and other obstacles. Mesh WiFi routers overcome this problem. Place the Orbi satellites at a suitable distance apart and within line of sight between the satellites and your devices wherever possible. Orbi mesh WiFi 7 satellites include beamforming antennas, allowing you to direct a strong signal toward your WiFi-enabled Amazon Alexa sound system, smart TV, or other applications and gadgets.

4. Add additional satellites
NETGEAR Orbi 970 Mesh WiFi systems are available in various satellite pack sizes to suit most home and garden layouts. However, every home is different, and the addition of an extra satellite can make a huge improvement. In the past, WiFi extenders were used to relay the WiFi signal, but there would be a significant drop in signal quality. Orbi WiFi mesh satellites don’t suffer from lag, latency, or signal strength issues, even when you want to connect to the internet from out in the garden. WiFi mesh satellites are essentially superior WiFi extenders.

5. Configure using the Orbi App
Use your Orbi App every step of the way from setup to configuring and monitoring of your WiFi mesh system. Achieving reliable WiFi outdoors, including network security and Smart Parental Controls, is a breeze using the included WiFi 7 Orbi App. Walk around your property with your Orbi App during setup. The Orbi App allows you to take measurements of the WiFi signal strength in different areas for determining the best position for the satellites.

It’s worth noting that your internet connection is also influenced by the router you have, and the internet speeds offered by your internet service provider (ISP). If your system is slowing you down, or you are someone who likes to keep up to date with the latest tech, an upgrade to NETGEAR Orbi 970 is a savvy move.

Enjoying Your Garden Parties with Seamless WiFi

Mesh Garden Party with Tablet
Three people, man and two women sitting together on the ground in back yard outdoors. They are watching a movie together.

NETGEAR Orbi mesh WiFi is transforming the way we work and play. You can now enjoy seamless outdoor mesh WiFi for garden parties with uninterrupted music streaming, lighting, smart devices, and even video calls directly from your garden party to family and friends who are not in attendance. Dual-band WiFi is a thing of the past, so Orbi mesh tri-band and quad-band systems connect using the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, or 6GHz wireless bandwidth channels for faster speeds and better connections.

Orbi WiFi 7 mesh systems can also combine bandwidths or split channels to create even stronger connections. In addition, you can create a private network, guest network, and smart home network. Devices can be connected wirelessly, or by using the built-in Orbi Ethernet ports for dedicated device connections. Here are some important technologies and enhancements Orbi whole-home WiFi mesh uses to make it happen at your place.

WiFi 7 speeds –:High-speed internet is a must-have, and WiFi 7 is 2.4x faster than WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E. Orbi Mesh WiFi 7 delivers the multi-gigabit internet speeds today’s homeowners expect.

4096 QAM – WiFi data encoding is measured by quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM). Whereas the WiFi 6 QAM limit is 1024 QAM, WiFi 7 offers four times as much (4096 QAM).

Greater Bandwidth –WiFi 6 bands can be divided into smaller 20/40/80/and 160MHz bands for connecting to individual devices. WiFi 7 doubles the capability from 160MHz to 320MHz.

Multi-Link Operation (MLO) –Instead of being stuck in a WiFi band with interference, Orbi 970 WiFi 7 can automatically switch between the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands to provide the strongest available signal at all times.

Preamble Puncturing –Orbi WiFi 7 can split a channel that is already in use into useable portions, avoiding interference for a more stable internet connection.

Target Wake Time –This technology allows you to reserve bandwidth for specific functions. You can prioritise smart home devices such as outdoor lighting and smart speakers for a garden party like no other.

The best existent WiFi 6 technologies are also incorporated into NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 7 mesh systems. These include Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), which facilitates simultaneous transmissions to and from multiple clients, and MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple input, multiple output), which allows a single access point to transfer wireless data to multiple devices simultaneously.

More Reasons to Choose NETGEAR Orbi 970 WiFi Mesh

NETGEAR Orbi 970 UK Mesh Systems offer next-level performance and capability. Orbi unlocks blazing-fast internet speeds and delivers seamless 360° home network WiFi coverage. Orbi indoor/outdoor mesh WiFi 7 also includes NETGEAR Armor WPA3 level encrypted security designed to protect everyone in your network from spam, malware, and other malicious intrusions. Here are some more features that are specific to Orbi 970 mesh worth knowing about.

  • 8,200 sq. ft. of whole-home coverage (3-pack)
  • Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul between the router and provides a more stable connection between devices and your WiFi network.
  • Patented Quad-Band technology: 1x 2.4Ghz, 2x 5Ghz, 1x 6Ghz WiFi
  • 10Gbps LAN Ports on the router and satellites for blazing-fast wired connections
  • Ability to connect up to 200+ devices simultaneously

Resilient WiFi for garden parties with fast and stable connections has never been more satisfying. Seamless outdoor mesh WiFi is now a reality with NETGEAR Orbi 970 Mesh. This is the best mesh WiFi the UK has to offer.

Why Choose NETGEAR Orbi 970 Series Mesh?

As a world leading WiFi company since the 1990s, NETGEAR is well-placed to deliver the best WiFi 7 products and devices on the market. A standout is the NETGEAR Orbi 970 UK Series Whole-Home Mesh WiFi System. Orbi 970 can deliver real-time WiFi speeds to every corner of your home, including the garden. Orbi 970 WiFi 7 eliminates WiFi dead zones so everyone can enjoy amazing garden WiFi UK parties with fast and uninterrupted internet.