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Ratings and Reviews
I am a fan
I am a computer technologist. I have been working with networking gear for many years. I have used many name brand hardware appliances at home and at work. At home, my family relies on me to have the internet up and operational at all times and able to support the many devices we have attached to our network. I have been a nighthawk fan for many years and recently got very interested in creating a mesh network at home. I tried a couple different nighthawk devices to add to my router but was not happy with performance. I started reading about orbi and was a bit skeptical. However the technology and availability of devices was compelling. I liked the idea of a dedicated backhaul channel and ultimately decided to purchase a router with 2 satellites. The ac3000 set of 3 from Costco was a good price.
This morning I set them up and it took 30 minutes tops!!! Wow. The app on my phone quickly allowed me to setup and configure very easily the network. And I watched in wonder as all my devices in the house attached and were up and running no issues. From power on to firmware upgrade to operational - all simple simple. I then went into orbi app and connected via remote management and was quite happy to see all the usual settings ready for me to fine tune to my needs. But out of the box it was already doing exactly what I needed.
Needless to say. I am a fan of orbi and Netgear. Great product!!
Impressed on all accounts
I am blown away by the Orbi system. I switched from a normal tri-band router to this 2 satellite orbi (three piece unit) because I was unable to stream two roku sticks at one time. I have a three story home with one orbi unit on each floor. Not only are my streaming devices spit fire fast, but I’ve got noticeably faster upload and download speeds to my Xbox one console, my computer, work laptop, the families laptops, our tablets and cell phones.
The app is easy to use and understand allowing me to password protect the router, check on the net time and traffic, and even check my speeds and diagnose connectivity with the tap of a block. If my net is down because of the fiber optic work the phone company is doing, my 4g/lte still allows me to connect to the unit!
All in all it’s a very... VERY... powerful unit for what I believe is an affordable price. I feel like I spend less time working on the families computers and more time enjoying them and our streaming services. If you’re a multi level home or a multi player household, or even if you just have lots of friends, family, or company in your home, orbi is a must have in my book.
Parental controls are cumbersome and lacking
I was wondering pretty excited about getting this WiFi router. I’ve been hearing such great things about mesh type WiFi routers. Setup was easy and comes in two flavors; the Orbi app or a web browser. I chose the Orbi app and it was easy. Our WiFi was up and running within 20 minutes. Every item we have connected easily to the router and speeds seemed great (no specific speed tests were run, just watched Netflix on each device). I have a 14 year old and needed to setup some limits. I had time limits for each day on my old router where it would allow a connection to the internet between 7am and 10pm on his devices. I also have a few websites blocked through my old router. I could not do this on the Orbi. You had to use Open DNS (separate website) along with the Orbi’s parental controls menu to setup websites or servers. You could not, however, setup times for internet access to devices. This is unacceptable to me. The Orbi has Circle Disney setup on it, which gives you more parental controls at a cost of $5/month?!?! That is also a separate login. Both Circle and what little parental controls within the Orbi router was just too complicated and lacking for me to keep the device, so we returned it and reconnected our old WiFi router. We now will be looking for another router manufacturer for our home.
- NETGEAR, Inc.
- 284.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 NETGEAR, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.