Fast, stable connection
Far-reaching, consistent coverage
Simple to remotely manage
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Very reliable however units quite physical big
Using the RBR50 + Satellite was by far the best wifi solution I’ve had for our large 2 story home. Nothing else was ever as reliable for speed and connection. The remote management tool for iPhone is fantastic - really good if you’re having to help less techy family members remotely. You can even turn individual devices off that are accessing the wifi.
It’s certainly expensive and the units are quite physically big. But it works! Not a single hiccup in a year.
Ps oddly both the satellite and base ended up quite close to each other to get the best result - maybe 15m away. I was expecting they would need to be far apart to work best, but somehow it does the job!
Purchased in May 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $500.00.
Capable and Flexible, can be complex to setup
We have 100mb FTTP NBN and I bought this to replace our failing 10 year old Apple Wifi connected to a 12 year old Netgear router, because of good reviews and the eithernet backhaul option for the Satellite units. The mobile app setup nearly worked but one satellite (the wired one) didn’t work. Getting that working required accessing the routers web interface using a laptop, new firmware and calls to Netgear’s 24/7 support. I work in IT and even then it was challenging. Behind the flashy (but very limited) mobile setup application, the Orbi sti...ll has a similar browser interface to my 12 year old Netgear router, powerful but complex I needed google to know it existed and I definitely needed to use it when the simple setup failed. 24 hours latter buying and with about 5 hours work and some support calls, it’s all working really well. Great wifi coverage and speed ( as per the many tech web site reviews) over our 720 Sqm block and house. We get 100% seamless roaming better then three Orbi units and the one surviving Apple Airport wifi. The mobile app is nice and allows me to manage connected devices. And the wifi only web interface is very powerful, allowing complex setups. Overall though, I’ve helped friends setup Google Nest Wifi which is so easy to do, a lot less flexible and a little cheaper. If I didn’t need the Ethernet backhaul to cover our long double brick house, I’d take the “it just works” simplicity of Google.
Purchased in June 2020 at Officeworks Physical store for $499.00.
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Wanted one for ages and not disappointed
I've wanted one of these for ages. I ended up buying for my work when we got NBN. We are using hard wire ethernet to connect the two units. It didn't seem to work well using radio between the two. Setup was a bit fiddly. Performance now set up is great
Purchased in April 2019 at eBay for $449.00.
Speed is excellent
I bought one base + one satellite a couple of months ago. Easy to setup. I just follow the manual and complete setup in minutes. (Probably because I'm an IT engineer) It provides mesh network and the speed of online surfing, streaming is good. But the coverage is not as good as it advertised. I have a room 2 walls behind the base. Sometimes, I can't get connected to the WIFI in that room. And it's too expensive.
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Great for very large houses
I bought one of these two unit packs because I was having some issues with wireless coverage at the back of my house. It works quite well, however I had found that it was too powerful for my house (medium sized house) which meant I had to turn down the power of the antennas down to 50%. Before doing this I would find that my devices were switching between the two units too often.
Netgear support was not very helpful in setting this up, which is why I have taken one star away. I had to find support elsewhere online to resolve the issue. I als...o had a few glitches with the initial setup, and found that I needed to upgrade the firmware in 4 stages because the unit I got was so far behind I couldn't simply go to the latest version. This was frustrating and made for a poor experience, and would be impossible for a non-technical user to follow. In closing, I would recommend this unit to fairly technical people who are comfortable with firmware updates and manually setting channels and power output, but I would not recommend this as a plug and play solution for the general user. Instead, the general user should probably stick to the ISP recommended modem/router so that they can get proper support for it.
I have a larger 2 storey house - federation style with pressed tin ceilings, fireplaces etc; lot of interference. WiFi signal struggles to get half-way across the house. I had some older 3x Apple Extremes scattered across the house and ethernet cables connecting them, but they operated as 3 different wifi networks.
Decided to upgrade and selected the Netgear Orbi AC3000 (incl. 1x RBK50 & 1x RBS50) based on a number of good reviews. Installation wasn't too bad, not as easy as described, but no major challenge either.
Found that the distan...
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Great wifi extender
After building an extension, including upstairs, I needed a wifi extender to reach all parts of my house. After doing my research, I decided to get the Netgear Orbi AC3000, and have been very happy with its performance. With the base station and one satellite, I now have full wifi signal upstairs (when I used to have weak or no signal), throughout my downstairs house and garden, and even a couple of houses down when I'm walking down the street. The range is excellent, speed of streaming on multiple devices is excellent, and I have had no pro...blems with stability. I did have a problem with the initial setup, however, and that's why I didn't give it 5 stars. After setting up the orbi base and satellite with no problem, I then did a firmware upgrade, because the app told me that there was new firmware. This was a big mistake, as after the upgrade the orbi could not connect the base station, and was giving me error problems, despite the fact that it worked perfectly prior to the upgrade. It seems that there have been some issues with different firmware updates, and it took me a lot of fiddling before I finally reset to factory defaults, to get it working again. So no more firmware updates for me at the moment, and I'm very happy.
- Verified purchase
Strong wireless signal for the entire home!
I purchased this set-up from Netgear as it promised to blanket wifi across a large area given we had notable issues with our previous router over multi-storeys. The Orbi works fantastic and the only times there are hiccups are due to updates in firmware which may be pushed out to the main router and not the satellite - easily rectified. Would highly recommend.
- Verified purchase
Great concept, still need some refining.
I purchased the NETGEAR RBK50 Orbi around one week ago. The actual concept sounds great although please keep in mind that it's not actually a mesh system (check out some tech reviews which gain to further details). The first thing you must do when you set this router is 2 firmware updates, one for the satellite and one for the router (you must do the satellite first!), once the update has been done you will notice it begins to work the way it should. The only main problem I have noticed is that you lose a lot of internet speed with Apple prod...ucts, if you have mini Apple products I recommend trying the Apple airport before this NETGEAR orbi. My laptop running windows 10 has excellent network speed and excellent Internet speed!! Ok down to the big negative, you will find that NETGEAR has terrible support!! As a matter of fact I tried to contact them multiple times and through many different avenues with no success, definitely do not bother messaging them through Facebook Messenger as you will just get an automated reply back saying someone will contact you soon (no one will ever contact you back) and after doing several Google searches you will not find a direct contact for NETGEARs customer support. The only way I could get in contact with customer support was by finding neck is Australian contact number on their Facebook page and then getting redirected through that phone number to technical support. Once you actually have luck getting through to technical support the only thing that I worry about is registering you for the 90 days free technical support (yes after 90 days you have to pay them to give you support for their product), once you've registered they will attempt to help you resolve your issues (the staff are not trained in this product and are just reading off a computer, you might as well just do some research yourself and sort out your problem yourself). Overall for a $700 network router you would expect much better customer support, maybe one that would even give you the 12 months or more support. If you're not very tech Sebby I recommend going with D-link as there after sales text support is excellent!!! November 14th 2017 Update: It’s not perfect but it does what it needs to do It’s not the best and for the price I definitely wouldn’t recommend it as it is extremely expensive but it does do what it needs to do and it does it quite good, obviously still a new product so with a few software updates it has a lot of potential. I bought it thinking it was a full mesh system but I have been advise that it’s not. I have a very big two story house and we get wifi signal everywhere with some expected speed loss but I cannot complain.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I have a fibre connection at home, with a Tp-link Archer C7 modem/router, how do i connect up a Orbi RBK50 2pc set to it? Do i have to disable the 2 and 5 ghz wireless connection on the C7? Thanks.
Hi everyone. I'm looking for a mobile internet hotspot device (don't know what it's really called). I travel permently so fixed line no good. Need to attach several devices (5 give or take). What would you suggest I buy? 1. Mobile
2. Best reception
3. High speed
4. Can connect with Galaxy 9 & Xbox & Microsoft laptop & iPhone.
5. Telstra internet
I'm really lost and need your advice. Thanks
- Netgear’s Orbi uses tri-band mesh WiFi technology, giving you the fastest available internet speeds on all devices.
- Netgear advertises the Orbi as providing you with steady WiFi that doesn’t leave you walking around the house looking for a reliable internet connection.
- You can easily set up and manage your Orbi via a mobile app.
- Parental controls let you filter content and manage the screen time of your kids, giving you peace of mind that they’re safely browsing.
- It features Netgear’s Armor built-in anti-virus and data theft protection, so you know your data is secure and you’re protected from cyber threats.
- You can buy an Orbi that suits the size of your home, so you’re not paying for a range you don’t need. You can also buy add-ons to expand the range - a great option if you’re planning on moving around a bit.
Points of praise:
- Many reviewers said that setting up the Orbi went without a hitch, and that it was simple to remotely manage the system on their phones.
- They reported that their internet speed was excellent and stable.
- Most of them also said that it had far-reaching and consistent coverage.
- Some gaming reviewers noted that they had improved pings when using the Orbi.
|Category||Routers and Modems|
|Frequency Band||Tri-Band (2.4GHz, 2 x 5GHz)|
|Features||Mesh Compatible and Mobile App Control|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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- MPN: 36525853
- GTIN12: 606449116342, 606449131055, 606449138009 and 606449148039
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