NETGEAR Orbi LBR20 4G LTE WiFi Router Review 7

NETGEAR Orbi LBR20 4G LTE WiFi Router Review

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Packaging and Accessories

First impressions are often long-lasting, and NETGEAR wants to make sure you remember it all. The product box for the Orbi LBR20 is a big cuboid that comes wrapped in plastic, and given the smaller product  inside, it loses the sleeved cardboard packaging their Orbi WiFi systems get. No side of the box has been left empty as we see a nice illustration of the router along with the company and product name and the salient 4G LTE feature mention on front. On the other sides, we get more information pertaining to the marketing features, including an illustration of the coverage area and a quick reminder to get a satellite unit should you want to expand coverage. Specifications adorn an entire side, and double flaps on the top and bottom help keep the contents inside in place during transit.

Opening the box, we see a multi-language quick-start guide right away, so you won't miss it. It comes in handy during installation, especially since inserting the LTE SIM card is weirdly easy to do incorrectly, and an online version can be found here. NETGEAR also has a far more detailed user manual available online for those who want it, and it offers a lot more information about setup, customization, and managing your internet/WiFi connection. We now see an inner box which houses the Orbi as well as an accessory box. The other documentation is of the safety and disposal kind.

The accessory box, plain and white cardboard similar to the inner box itself, opens up to show an Ethernet cable and the power connection options for the EU and UK since I have the EU model, all of which are neatly packaged in separate compartments. Everything here is a matte white with black lettering.

The power plug works for a wide range of input voltages (100 to 240 V), and on an operating frequency range of 50-60 Hz. On a 110 V/60 Hz line, say, it takes in 1 A of maximum current for a rated power input of 60 W and outputs a maximum of 30 W over 12 VDC and 2.5 A. The EU model comes with two wall adapters to fit into the power plug, which you choose based on your region. The provided Ethernet cable is flat and two meters long, which allows for a decent amount of room for cable management along a wall if needed. It terminates in a standard RJ45 connector on either end and is compatible with the 1 gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on the unit. The AWM-style, 32 AWG 2854 hook-up wire used in the cable has been reliably used by other industries for harsher applications, so I am confident this cable will work just fine.
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