NETGEAR Orbi Wireless-AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System White RBK50-100NAS

NETGEAR Orbi Wireless-AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System White RBK50-100NAS

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Achieve high download speeds with this Netgear Orbi Wireless-AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System. The three Wi-Fi bands have a combined wireless speed of up to 3 Gbps, and Smart Connect intelligence helps pair the fastest available speed with your wireless device. This Netgear system has six built-in antennas for achieving maximum range.

Compatible with 802.11ac

Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.

Up to 3 Gbps data transfer speed

For fast, efficient operation.

Tri-band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz frequency

Delivers a fast response when transferring files.

4GB flash memory

Plus 512MB RAM promotes optimal performance.

MU-MIMO technology

MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.

1 USB 2.0 port

Allows you to connect a printer and enjoy 3G and 4G file sharing.

Complies with a variety of standards

Including FCC.

Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

Offers a high-speed wired network connection.

Auto detecting and auto sensing

To simplify device connectivity.

Reviews

  • My father had recently got this since our wifi was not reaching my room. (My dad had previously purchased an eero router, which mad our wifi slower and messed with tasks.)So, when I was bored, I decided to set it up. And it was a breeze! It took me less then 10 minutes to set up and is blazing fast, even from my room. This is an amazing product and you should buy one; trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Packaging is very nice. Setup the router piece very quickly but setting up the Satellite was problematic. It took moving it 4 times to sync up. Once I put it in it’s final place the signal it provides to the devices connected to it varies up and down constantly. My entire home is only 1500 sq ft, and I am not certain that Orbi can do everything it says it can. I have been using it for 10 days and having 1 wireless network in the house is brilliant. No huge issues, just the constant speed fluctuation from the Satellite. I hope it improves in a future firmware update.
  • Bought this because I was sick of dead zones in my house and my Fios high speed Quantum router just was not getting it done. This seems like it would be easy to set up but what they forget to tell you is that you need to shut down your current WiFi signals via Fios router in the admin settings so this router can take over. I had to hunt to find that info because although it showed I had Wifi, no service was projecting due to conflicting signals. Once I figured this out, it was great and this really speeds things up around the house and there are no dead zones except outside. I still have little to no signal for my Ring camera so I had to get a WiFi extender which was okay. Plus this is also a bit pricey but in the end I think it will be worth it.
  • I’ll begin by saying that this is a great looking set up. The actual size of them are quite big so they are very visible where ever you place them. I was able to get good download and upload speeds from them. Now for the bad. The actual set up took approximately one hour. To begin, with I plugged everything in and once I connected to the main router I was taken to the routers admin page. I logged in and everything looked good. It walked me through the set up of the wireless extender and at the end it froze up. I reset it all and finally made it through the process. Once that was all complete, I tried to pull up a web page and had no internet connection. After trying numerous times powering the unit off and on I ended up just resetting everything and went through the whole process again and after that it worked great. I would recommend this set up and I will also state that the person installing the Orbi must have patience.
  • This system covered my whole house of 3200+ sq ft with max speed internet. No dead or weak zones. I tried the top routers from ASUS and Netgear and they were good but had a couple of dead and weak zones.
  • First, it works VERY well and was easy to set up. It has a really nice look for the house. The NIghthawk looked other worldly but this is deisgner level and unlike the Nighthawk, will not be a dust catcher. The satellite unit also has ethernet and USB so it increases the usefulness of the set-up.. Speed is great. I have a multi-level home and this has eliminated dead spots and made the upstairs internet on par with the rest of the house. If they can add satellites as promised, then everyone can have whole house internet, regardless. Pricey but for me, absolutely worth it.
  • First off, we have had issues getting high speed internet service to our home for years (we live in the country) and switched back and forth trying to find an internet provider that worked. We finally received stable service at about 25 Mbps +. We consistently received the 25 when wired connection but WiFi was a different story. We are overloaded with devices: 3 desktop computers, 3 laptops, 4 smartphones, 3 game systems, you get the idea! Speeds when connected on WiFi would range from 10-15 Mbs to less than 1 and would buffer and stall depending on your location in the house. Everyone in my family was frustrated, I tried fancy routers, extenders, Powerline adapters with limited success.
    Enter the Orbi High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System. Upon successful installation (which we will discuss shortly) speeds on my mobile devices were now running at near or full 25 Mbps +, the same as I was seeing with my wired connections. I have never even gotten close to wired connection speed on WiFi! I can not praise the Orbi System enough for its ability to deliver high speed WiFi through out my home with little to no degradation in speed!
    Now, as for installation that was a bit more tedious. First the label on the router with the password had a y as one of the letters but the lower tail of the y was cut off and it looked exactly like a v. As a result the passphase did not work. As I had a DSL modem/router combo I was not entirely certain how to set the system up as the instructions did not cover this type of installation. I was able to contact Netgear Support and after some time was able to talk to a young man that was very helpful and patient. He stepped me through the setup manually and that was when we figured out the problem with the passphrase but I would have had issues anyway as I said, because no instructions were supplied for my type of setup. It took probably an hour and a half (or more) on the phone with everything but it was worth every minute and Netgear provided excellent product support.
    If you have stable reliable speed for your wired internet service but issues dropping and low WiFi throughout your home, Run don’t Walk to the nearest dealer and pick one of these jewels up. It will be worth every penny and even the time it may require to setup if you have difficulty as I did! After years of frustration, this is incredible!
  • After spending some time with this, I come away disappointed. There are a couple of good things about this. But one step at a time.
    The setup is fairly simple. Those using cable internet services can simply connect the cable modem to the router. However, those using Verizon FIOS or similar will find it difficult to utilize the device’s full potential and features. Connecting the satellite to the router requires simply pressing the “sync” button for both the satellite and the router. Once it connects to each other, you should have a big wireless network that should provide cover to your entire residence. The keyword here is “should.”
    The interesting feature is that both the router and the satellite provide ethernet ports for wired connecting, as well as USB ports for portable storage or printers. This effectively means the entire setup is providing up to 7 ethernet connections to the Orbi system.
    Setting up wireless is fairly easy. But its configuration UI could use some tweaking. It took some effort to find the setting to turn off SSID broadcasting. This is a must should you want to keep your wireless network from being hijacked. For the sake of simplicity, or perhaps part of their feature, Netgear sets up your wireless network name as the same for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. If your device is able to connect to 5GHz, it’ll make use of that. This is likely good for most users. But as a power user, I find it to be a bad thing. Even its advanced settings, there is nothing to make separate wireless networks so one can differentiate between the 2.4GHz network and the 5GHz network.
    Wireless network performance seems to be good enough for the most part. To test this, I transferred a 571MB and a 250MB file from my desktop over to my Android phone. The router and the satellite were placed on each floor the house and synced up. Assuming the Orbi works as designed, I should be getting maximum signal strength and insane transfer speeds. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. The smaller 250MB file transferred in roughly 1 minute, giving me a wireless network speed of around 33Mbit/s. As for the larger file, it finished transferring data in about 3.75 minutes. That puts it around 20Mbit/s for wireless speed. Granted, there may have been a bottleneck somewhere along the line. Most people will not be able to notice the slow speed unless large files/data are being transferred around wirelessly.
    In the time that I have spent with the Orbi, I found maintaining a connection to either the router or the satellite to be very problematic. In fact, it was problematic almost from the very start. Many times when I tried to do something on the phone, the app I was using would time out on its network connection and I would notice my phone disconnecting from the wireless network and reconnecting. It wasn’t isolated to a single app either. I later figured out that this was due to the dismal and poor performance of the 5GHz band from the router. Forcing my phone to use the 2.4Ghz band only fixed this. And so my testing continued until the day I am writing this review up.
    After coming back from a dinner outing with the family, my phone would not connect to the wireless network. I was 10 feet away from the router, on the other side of the wall. That was the last straw. And because of that, I was unable to test the USB portion of the Orbi.
    From there, I shut the Orbi down and went back to my previous router. I apologize if this isn’t a complete review. But this is how I have experienced using it. For the asking price, this is not worth purchasing. There are better performing routers out there for this exact same price that will give you better connections, performance, and more options.
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