Thursday, January 20

Orange Livebox 4 and 5 become Wi-Fi 6 compatible thanks to a repeater


By coincidence (or not), Orange unveiled its Wi-Fi 6 repeater this week a few hours after SFR. This repeater can also replace the Wi-Fi of Livebox 5 and 6.

When the Livebox 5 was announced, one of our disappointments was the fact that it was only Wi-Fi 5. The box is able to go up to a speed of 2 Gbit / s, but unfortunately it will not be possible. enjoy it on one device. Indeed, the 4 RJ45 Ethernet connectors on the back are each limited to 1 Gbit / s, but above all the box is content to be Wi-Fi 5.

Among the competition, SFR and Bouygues Telecom – which respectively offer Box 8 and Bbox Fiber Wi-Fi 6 – have Wi-Fi 6 compatible boxes.

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Orange Livebox 4

Fortunately, Orange has just announced a new product that will allow Livebox 4 and 5 to be Wi-Fi 6 compatible. In fact, we were already aware of this project.

A Wi-Fi repeater 6

This new product is a Wi-Fi repeater, and allows you to extend the Wi-Fi coverage in your home. However, if you plug it into one of the Livebox’s Ethernet ports, it also allows you to broadcast a Wi-Fi 6 compatible wireless network which will automatically replace the old Wi-Fi network.

This repeater also supports Wi-Fi 5 on the 5 GHz (4 × 4) band in addition to Wi-Fi 6 on the 2.4 GHz (2 × 2) band. Finally, it has two Gigabit Ethernet ports. It is included in Up xDSL and Fiber offers, but you can also buy it for 89 euros.

Chance of the calendar (or not), SFR also unveiled its Wi-Fi 6 repeater this week.

Fibre, Câble

RED box Fibre

Débit jusqu’à 1 Gb/s

Sans Player TV

Téléphonie vers 100 destinations


Bbox must Fibre

2 mois

Débit jusqu’à 1 Gb/s

180 chaînes de TV incluses

Téléphonie vers 110 destinations

Fiber, Cable

SFR Fiber

3 days

Flow up to 500 Mb / s

160 TV channels included

Telephony to 100 destinations

All internet boxes


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