NETGEAR - Orbi AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - White

Orbi Whole Home WiFi System delivers up to 2.2Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas for up to 3,500 square feet of coverage. FastLane3 Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band WiFi for seamless 4K streaming and gaming everywhere in your home. Keep a single WiFi name for uninterrupted connections as you move from room-to-room. Circle with Disney runs on Orbi Routers for a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Provide internet access to guests without sharing your personal network password. Orbi is ready right out of the box and compatible with your ISP. Just use the Orbi app to get started with better WiFi, everywhere in minutes.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 12V/2.5A power adapter
  • Ethernet cable (6.56')
  • Orbi Router (RBR40)
  • Orbi Wall Plug Satellite (RBW30)
  • Quick start guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (486 out of 525)

Features


Whole Home WiFi Coverage up to 3,500 square feet

Orbi provides whole home WiFi coverage to prevent WiFi dead spots.

Latest technology for fast, reliable speeds

The dedicated WiFi backhaul ensures 4K HD streaming, gaming, and even browsing perform at fast speeds.

Unlike other WiFi systems, the speed is fast throughout your whole home even as you connect more devices.

Single Network Name for easy setup

Enjoy the convenience of a single WiFi name for your whole home with a seamless connection as you move from room-to-room.

One network name reduces confusion as you add more devices to your network. The seamless connection allows you to move around the house without dropping WiFi.

Smart Parental Controls

Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls lets you easily manage content & time online on any device.

Plug-In Convenience

Wall-plug Satellite provides more flexibility to expand WiFi coverage.

Quick and Easy Setup with Orbi Mobile app

Use the Orbi app to setup whole home WiFi in minutes. The app enables you to share network credentials see connected device list, speed test, and more.

Performance with Style

Sleek, modern design with four high-gain internal antennas in the Orbi Router increases wireless range in hard-to-reach areas of your home.

Guest WiFi network

Provide internet access to friends and family without sharing your personal network password.

Ready Right Out of the Box

Compatible with your internet service provider (ISP). Just connect to your modem to create high-speed WiFi for your whole home.

Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant

Use voice commands to control your home network.


Overall customer rating

4.6
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy install, powerful WiFi network

    Posted
    FarSideOfCrazy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Wow, this was the simplest networking setup I have ever done! To add even more weight to that statement, I have done a lot of setups that were pretty easy and the ease of this setup simply blows them away. I hope this next comment doesn’t offend anyone but the Orbi system has a very “Apple” feel to the whole product. The design of the packaging, the beauty of the product, the simplicity of the interface all create this sense that the user was really taken into consideration during the creation of this product. They definitely didn’t just say “lets solve this networking issue” and slap together a functional system but instead they decided to really put a lot into the aesthetics and ease of use of this product.  From start to finish the set up only took a few steps and I was guided the entire way by the Orbi App on my iPhone. If you want to set up a powerful home or small business network and don’t want to have to spend a lot of time configuring then this would definitely fit that bill.  In the past I had WiFi coverage problems in my home and had set up a dual access point network so devices could easily connect in the dead spaces at the far end of the house. It took awhile to set that up because there were many settings I had to configure to make sure everything worked as it should. When I created this similar network with the Orbi system all I needed to do was define a network name and password on the main device, plug in the satellite device and tell the app find the satellite. Done! I can’t say enough at how amazed I am at how simple this whole process was. OK, I left out that there were a few extra steps that I took to secure the access to the Admin controls of the system, which I really recommend, but I don’t know that those were required and the app guided you through that process so, again, pretty simple and straightforward.  Of course, easy installation is great but what does it matter how easy it is to install if the system doesn’t work well? Not to worry in this case as the system performed very well, and measured even better performance than my original dual-access point system. I have a device to measure the strength of the WiFi signal at various points across the house and the signal was strong and clear throughout.  Because I am fairly familiar with the setup and configuration of a home WiFi network the one downside I initially saw was that there was no way to “look under the hood” and see how everything was configured. Generally, there are pages of settings with network gear and sometimes, if you understand what you are doing, it is worthwhile to make changes to fit your needs. With the Orbi app, once you do the basic setup the only other options I found were to add additional satellite devices, restart the setup from scratch, or check to see who is connected. (I love the way you can check who is connected from the app because it is very quick and simple to do and something I like to do frequently.)  So I was all ready to drop a star on my review because of the lack of additional control capability when I remembered that the system was also supposed to allow the creation of a guest network. Because that wasn’t part of the app I knew there must be a way to access that control somewhere. I did a quick search on Netgear’s website and found that this system actually does allow you to get in and have access to all of those deeper controls too! Star added back! The lack of this access through the Orbi app is probably good because it doesn’t leave a user feeling that they are missing something if they don’t understand those controls. Now my complaint is that I did have to do a search on Netgear’s website to find out how to get access to those controls. I didn’t see anything documented or in the app that indicated there was a path to those settings. Because this system is the low-end model maybe that information is more readily available during setup of the higher-end systems. Still, it would be nice for them to alert you that those instructions exist for users of this system too. I guess if you are a power user you will also know how to search for those details. When you access the Admin page that accesses those deeper controls, some of the options you can do is create a guest network, set finer access control for devices and how they connect to the entire network, and adjust many other things that a more network savvy person might want to control. One of the features that I found really cool with this system is when you create a guest network is that you can turn it on or off using Amazon’s Alexa. A guest network is something that is great when you don’t want to provide guests with your normal login credentials, or for a business and you want to keep customers segmented and not allow access to your company network. The ability to control it with Alexa means a simple voice command to your Amazon Echo or EchoDot speaker can turn that network on or off and you don’t have to login on a device like a phone or laptop to enable or disable that network. Personally, I only enable my guest network when I have guests and I don’t share the administrator access credentials to modify those controls with my family. When they have friends over I have to be the one to grab a device and enable the feature. Now I, or anyone in my family, can simply say the command to Alexa and turn on the guest network for whoever is visiting and I don’t have to be bothered. I have not yet been able to test this feature but I am very excited to get that enabled next week! In conclusion, if you want a great WiFi router that is aesthetically pleasing, incredibly simple to get up and running yet is very powerful, this is a great system for meeting that need. At the same time, If you are a networking power user and also want to be able to configure Access Control Lists, QoS, enable a VPN, etc. this system also has that capability too. If that last sentence sounds like gibberish then this system is definitely the one you want to give you great performance and coverage in your home or small office but not require you to learn anything about networking to setup an excellent network. Although I was provided this product for free to test the system and write this review, the content of the review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The solution for consistent WiFi

    Posted
    MarkP
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was excited to try this router to expand my WiFi coverage throughout my home. My house is 2680 square feet, and I have connectivity issues upstairs and on the far end of my house - forget about coverage outside, or even in the garage. The Orbi WiFi system gave me consistent, complete coverage for my entire home and garage, and expanded outside coverage to the point I can mow my quarter acre lot while streaming a podcast without missing a beat. Setup was simple. While I'm used to configuring lots of settings from a browser-based setup tool, it was nice to get this up and running without swapping lots of cables around and navigating through a chunky UI. The Orbi includes a simple app that would walk anyone through the setup (if you don't like the app-based setup, there is full support for traditional setup). It took a few minutes to download firmware updates, and I was in business. However, despite the quick and easy setup, it is capable of robust functionality. I set up parental controls with OpenDNS, a guest network, and email alerts for security events. Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service (WMM QoS) was automatically enabled and easily configured for 2.4 and 5GHz separately, which is nice as I have a bit of other traffic for security systems, thermostats, etc that I wanted to tweak. There were lots of other options and functionality I don't use and didn't test, but most users should have plenty of features to support they way they plan to use this router. Performance was top notch, with consistent speeds all around my home - I couldn't find a "slow" spot in the house. Outside, I saw speeds begin to drop off, but not enough for me to lose my podcast while working in the yard. While we're not power users, my family frequently uses several devices at once (computer games, streaming TV, Plex server on a NAS serving media, and two-three phones), and all devices maintain consistent, usable speed with the Orbi. As I've tried to use WiFi extenders in the past, both in my home and my parents' home, I found them almost unusable as devices don't seamlessly switch between the separate networks created by the router and the extender. I didn't have to worry about that with the Orbi, as the satellite and the router acts as one big network. If you need a larger network that can seamlessly handle multiple devices, I recommend the Orbi WiFi System. I received a Orbi AC2200 Tri-Band Whole Home WiFi System for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT TECH if you have LOW wifi reception.

    Posted
    Johnjohn

    i was using the NETGEAR PowerLINE Wi-Fi 1000 to solve my low WiFi reception on the second floor of my townhouse, it did the trick but when i used multiple devices at once my internet speed would drop. Thankfully NETGEAR has done it again. The answer was the new Orbi Whole Home AC2200Tri-band system. Its a two device system just like my old system. Included is the Base, Satellite, power supply and 1 Ethernet cable. Setup was fairly easy. 1. connect the base to power and your router. 2. plug your satellite where you have low wifi reception.(in my case it was upstairs) 3. power up the base and tap the sync button on both the base and satellite. 4. on your device settings go to WiFi and select Orbi## and enter preset password located around your base. 5. finally click on your browser, you will automatically be redirected to Netgear Setup.( i believe it was 4 easy steps) that's it. I've been using Orbi for about a week now and i got to say, i am very impressed. i attached a screenshot of my speed using 5 devices at the same time(wow!!!, 108.2 Mbps on WiFi with 5 devices, two on Netflix) The Orbi system is a little on the expensive side but in my opinion its worth every penny. The only thing i would change is just a cosmetic issue. Its too oblong lol, maybe a cylindrical design would be better. One more thing i forgot to mention is that they have other Orbi units for bigger homes. so don't worry, they literally have you covered. Thank you Netgear for the Free Orbi AC2200(RBK30). this is a great way to test your product for your consumers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router with great range

    Posted
    damaya5454
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Before Orbi, I used my Verizon FIOS quantum router. While the quantum router is nice, it would often lose connection or have slow speeds on my third floor. This new router fixed that. It has nice aesthetics, easy setup, a couple of powerful features, and overall just worked. Setup Setup was straight forward. I turned off Wi-Fi on my FiOS modem, downloaded the Orbi app, plugged in Orbi, and then the satellite. I decided to use the same SSID for everything I have connected. My devices connected to Orbi without issue. A firmware update lost that connection for a few minutes, but after Orbi was up, pressing the sync buttons fixed the satellite connection. I did not see many special features, but I did see some higher end router features. VPN access is available, Mu-mimo, etc. Performance I’ve used similarly priced routers from Linksys and Netgear and I would say Orbi is my favorite for one reason, range. I am now able to get a great connection throughout my entire house and can get similar connection speeds on ethernet and Wi-Fi (50up-50down). Being familiar with repeaters in the past, they are normally bottlenecks to the network. I really like how Orbi has a dedicated 5 ghz band for communication so it has little effect on the other 2.4 and 5 ghz networks. Overall I would recommend the Orbi system. It exceeded my expectations with range and speed. The price is worth it when you compare it to other routers in this category, e.g., many users and streaming. I received Orbi for free from Netgear for an honest review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Value, easy to setup, good, simplified coverage

    Posted
    twojoke

    Background: This is a two story home about 3600 square feet. The old network covered whole home but it took multiple types of devices to do that. I have 300 Mbps coming into the home through a cable modem, it connected to an Airport Extreme which covered part of the lower level, the upper level was hardwired via Cat 6 to the Airport Extreme. I had two fringe areas that needed special help, I used a power line bridge to wireless for one, and another wireless bridge for the other. In all, I had the to “three different” network names which made moving around the home difficult. That said, the overall throughput in the home was good, worst case throughput was 100Mbps. I decided to use switch to the Orbi for a couple of reasons, the first was to updating the access point / router to get the latest in security (5 years old is a longtime in AP years), the second reason is to have an easier to manager system that will deliver throughput to all corners of my home. Setup — I installed the access point in the middle of my home (same place as my old Airport Extreme), I put one satellite upstairs and the other in the back corner of the lower level. During and after the install I did have to move the satellites around to improve the throughput . . . more on that. The setup was good, I did had to restart the process a couple of times because of my errors. I found the phone application OK, the issue I had was it did not acknowledge that a satellite was connected when the web application did. After it was setup then both phone and web app agreed. I like the advanced features that are available using the web application. Coverage — My whole is now covered with one network . . . nice. I am now able to move around the whole home using one SSID. This also applies to the guest network you can enable. Performance — Pretty good. I’m getting 250 - 330 Mbps down and 20Mbps up through most of my house. Master bedroom drops off to 60Mbps so more “tuning” is needed. Bottom-line — Good value, easy to setup, good coverage and performance, and a greatly simplified network. And it is good to have an up-to-date secure access point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Simple Setup - Incredible Performance!

    Posted
    SolariPicasso

    I have setup my fair share of Wifi Systems in the past, but the ORBI has to be the easiest by a mile. Plug in the power and Ethernet Cable (like a phone cable for older users), download the App from the Google Play or Apple store, open App and follow the instructions. SIMPLE. There is also a way to set it up from a browser. I was very encouraged when seeing the speeds coming from the ORBI, my internet connection speed when HARDWIRED to my cable modem are about 220/MBPS and with the ORBI I experience the SAME speeds. With the satellite plugged in I was on the porch, out in the yard anywhere within the house the speed stayed constant, also when each one (3) of my family members was streaming (Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies or YouTube) I saw no slow down! Also I am a gamer, I experienced no Wireless lag, with 2 Xbox-Ones hooked up! (Additional networking setup is required through the web-browser interface) If you are besieged by family members soaking up your bandwidth this is the Wifi system for you, no more buffering, run all of your devices at once! So if you have had a new internet install lately you may have seen the different speed bands (wireless_name-2.5,wireless-name-5.0) with ORBI it knows what will work the best for your device! You have one single network name! (Which you can set to anything you like) Mine is GO_COWBOYS! The price is higher than some Wifi systems, however the build quality is worth every penny and you are getting 2 units (some have 3). My ORBI was for the 3500 Sq Ft home, and if you move to a larger house you can buy another satellite! Plug in and go! My only complaint is that the Phone Application didn't have more options, like a "gaming" mode to help less knowledgeable users set up the system in an optimal fashion. A one button Gaming mode would be awesome! or a community share button where you could download optimal settings for different online game. Netgear supplied me with this product and has allowed me to keep it free of charge in exchange for my Honest Review. Honestly I was considering purchasing this for all of the reasons I listed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the ultimate wifi network

    Posted
    Ronald

    i'm so happy with this product. the set up was very easy, i was able to set up completely thru their user friendly netgear orbi app but also had the option to log in to my router via computer to edit the advanced settings. the orbi app shows all the devices connected to my network and if my satellites and router is online. i live in a 3 story 1751 sq ft house and decided to place the router on the 2nd floor, and my satellite on the 1st floor which gives me coverage when i'm in the garage, and front and back yard. the satellite on the 1st floor also connects very well to my Ring doorbell without any disconnections or lag. it's awesome! i get a consistent speed throughout my house and even on the 3rd floor my router is powerful enough to give me the same download and upload speeds of approximately 116 DL and 12 UL. with all my smart devices including Arlo cameras, PS4, smart TVs, iphones, philips hue lights, multiple computers and laptops, i have around 12 devices connected at a time with no issues whatsoever! it's astounding. i also love the new design that is very sleek and modern which goes well with the white/grey of my contemporary style house. i received this product for free for my unbiased review and i am so happy that it's functions just perfectly for a 3 story home. i believe this type of mesh wifi network is the future for all routers! would highly recommend to friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Once connected solid Router

    Posted
    Chief
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The way my home is set up we have a difficult time getting Wi-Fi into our living room which is a converted garage. We had been using a Netgear router with an extender, which was spotty at best. When ever peak hours of service came around our internet speed would drop so significantly that the extender was useless. This setup with the satellite when it is connected the speed stayes the same no matter where in the house you are. Since my wife and I both work from home and we pay for Spectrums 300 MBPS service. Paying that much for internet and not getting Wi-Fi is very frustrating. The only drawback we have found with the ORBI is the satalite un syncs periodically and you have to hit the sync button on the side to reconnect. This only happens when it has gone into a "sleep" mode and it reconnects fast. There is also a drop in speeds if you are transferring from the base station to the satalite which only lasts for maybe a minute. Once you have been on the satalite for a few minutes the speeds pick back up. The transition from the base to the satalite happens automatically and doesn't require you to sign into a different router which was the case with the extender. Al in all we Happy so far. If you have a difficult home to cover or a family that uses a lot of devices this is a great option. The routers command interface is also very easy to use and the features are very impressive.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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