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NETGEAR - Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi System - White

Important - This is an add-on product
Orbi Whole Home WiFi Add-on Satellite delivers up to 3.0Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas add up to 2,500 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.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 12V/3.5A power adapter
    • Ethernet cable (6.5')
    • Orbi Satellite (RBS50)
    • Quick start guide

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (59 out of 61)

    Features


    Important - This is an add-on product

    An existing Orbi router/system is required to use this product.

    Whole Home WiFi Coverage

    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.

    4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for flexible connectivity

    With a total of 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, you are able to easily create a direct connection with your home media center, game consoles, and home office devices.

    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.

    Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant

    Use voice commands to control your home network.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Orbi RBS50 AC3000 Satellite - Flawless Performer

      Posted
      4KFan
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I purchased the RBS50 Add On satellite to go with the RBK50 system I already had to expand my coverage in the house. I bought this unit before installing the router and satellite because I wanted to bring them all up at the same time. The reason I needed the additional satellite is because I have two PC's that are fed off of Ethernet cables. One is my Son's upstairs directly above my office and the other in my office. Another reason I was looking for a new WiFi solution was my cancelling of Comcast's 150 MBPS download/6 MBPS upload internet service. I was able to replace it with AT&T's Gigapower fiber-optic internet service with 840 MBPS download and 880 MBPS upload through the AT&T modem. My previous router was the Netgear Nighthawk X6000 AC3200 router with a Nighthawk EX7000 AC1900 Exrtender in my office and an old Linksys extender in my Son's room. My office and my Son's room are 50-60 feet away from the router passing through several walls. The performance metrics below will highlight why I began looking for better networking equipment. My PC: 150 MBPS download / 300 MBPS upload Son's PC: 60 MBPS down / 65 MBPS up iPad 15 feet from the router: 99 MBPS down / 100 MBPS up iPhone 6s same distance: Same results as above. Installed the Orbi system. The add on satellite synced flawlessly with the router as did the other satellite. A quick call to Netgear support got me past a sticking point associated with the Orbi app. I updated the satellite firmware, then the router firmware. I went to both PC's and measured the hoped for improvement. I was hoping to double my previous performance at a minimum. I was not prepared for the actual performance. My PC: 643 MBPS download / 740 MBPS upload Son's PC: 533 MBPS down / 640 MBPS up iPad 15 feet from the router: 500 MBPS down / 550 MBPS up iPhone 6s same distance: 375 MBPS down / 450 MBPS up The improvement in performance is 4 fold to 9 fold better than my previous Netgear equipment which is only 3 years old. I am astonished at the performance. I check the performance everytime I get on my PC and it is rock solid stable at the numbers above. The Orbi WiFi system is everything I thought it would be and THEN SOME. It is amazing technology and I can't wait to see what Netgear does for an encore!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Orbi RBS50 AC3000 Satellite - Flawless Performer

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

      I purchased the RBS50 Add On satellite to go with the RBK50 system I already had to expand my coverage in the house. I bought this unit before installing the router and satellite because I wanted to bring them all up at the same time. The reason I needed the additional satellite is because I have two PC's that are fed off of Ethernet cables. One is my Son's upstairs directly above my office and the other in my office. Another reason I was looking for a new WiFi solution was my cancelling of Comcast's 150 MBPS download/6 MBPS upload internet service. I was able to replace it with AT&T's Gigapower fiber-optic internet service with 840 MBPS download and 880 MBPS upload through the AT&T modem. My previous router was the Netgear Nighthawk X6000 AC3200 router with a Nighthawk EX7000 AC1900 Exrtender in my office and an old Linksys extender in my Son's room. My office and my Son's room are 50-60 feet away from the router passing through several walls. The performance metrics below will highlight why I began looking for better networking equipment. My PC: 150 MBPS download / 300 MBPS upload Son's PC: 60 MBPS down / 65 MBPS up iPad 15 feet from the router: 99 MBPS down / 100 MBPS up iPhone 6s same distance: Same results as above. Installed the Orbi system. The add on satellite synced flawlessly with the router as did the other satellite. A quick call to Netgear support got me past a sticking point associated with the Orbi app. I updated the satellite firmware, then the router firmware. I went to both PC's and measured the hoped for improvement. I was hoping to double my previous performance at a minimum. I was not prepared for the actual performance. My PC: 643 MBPS download / 740 MBPS upload Son's PC: 533 MBPS down / 640 MBPS up iPad 15 feet from the router: 500 MBPS down / 550 MBPS up iPhone 6s same distance: 375 MBPS down / 450 MBPS up The improvement in performance is 4 fold to 9 fold better than my previous Netgear equipment which is only 3 years old. I am astonished at the performance. I check the performance everytime I get on my PC and it is rock solid stable at the numbers above. The Orbi WiFi system is everything I thought it would be and THEN SOME. It is amazing technology and I can't wait to see what Netgear does for an encore! DISCLAIMER: I posted this same review earlier, so I am reposting to get my 25 points.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent performance slightly difficult set up

      Posted
      giper4
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is my third Wi-Fi mesh system I have used, and the Orbi is excellent. What I like best about the Orbi is that it has fast performance and able to cover a large area because it has a dedicated 5 mHz band for back haul connection. Some mesh Wi-Fi systems and repeaters loss up to half the speed when using the extender or additional mesh unit. The dedicated channel for backhaul lets you experience faster speeds with your additional Orbi units. I have 50 up and 5 down cable internet. In my main room with the router and modem I can get speeds of up to 61 Mbps up and 6 Mbps down. In my living room I have an additional Orbi unit. I experience the exact same numbers. With my old systems my speed would be around 25 Mbps down and 2 Mbps Up. The Orbi I was able to have the exact same speeds 61 Mbps down and 6 Mbps up. I experienced the same numbers where I watch streaming down stairs with an iPad pro. No longer do I experience any buffering or lose of signal and clarity has been greatly improved. I set a third Orbi unit in my garage and here is where I love it. Speeds in my garage used to by 3 Mbps down and >1 Mbps up. With the Orbi I know have 40 Mbps down and 5 Mbps down. By my pool I could never have a signal and now my speeds are 30 Mbps down and 4 down. At the back of my property (3/4 of an acre about 120 feet from the main router and 100 feet from the 3rd Orbi unit) I have speeds of up to 30 Mbps down and 3 Mbps down. I now have internet all over my house and yard. I have an older house with plaster and concrete drywall, with a tiled full shower so there is a lot of barriers in my house preventing a strong signal. Set up is through the website which can be slightly painful. I had to update the router and satellites and it took a while. I finally had to update them manually and it took several attempts to do this. There is an app, which shows you what is available and working, but it doesn’t really let you do much with the Orbi system. I did not noticing a downgrade in performance when walking around my yard and house as I traveled from satellite to satellite and router. I like how the units are more vertical which leaves more space for other items on desks and shelves. This is one of the better Wi-Fi mesh units out here if you are willing to upgrade the firmware and set up the system through your browser.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It actually works as advertised!

      Posted
      Looking4thingsthatwork
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a 7,500 sf lot and two story 6000 sf house. This covers everything seamlessly. I have it set up with three satellites. This has been the solution to all other wifi issues. I tried EERO (so did their engineer who paid me a home visit) but couldnt get it working with consistency and had no explanation and refunded my money after taking 1 month of my time troubleshooting). I tried Cr-Apple Airport Extremes/Base Stations/Time Capsules, with 11 hardwired airport expresses - that did not work. This does. It was easy to set up and kept working and still does.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Product that Covered my 3 floor large home

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

      Product delivered exactly what it advertised. Consistent 60Mbps download+ speeds in the farthest corners of my large three story house. Countless devices supported and no buffering or inconsistency. After buying the highest end tri band routers with many extenders, I finally have a solution that works and is extremely simple to set up and maintain. Price to Value equation. Well its pricey but having a system that I no longer have to tinker with and works every time for me is worth the extra dollars/

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Large, Ranch Home Wi-Fi

      Posted
      ElectricJunkie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought the Orbi AC3000 and two satellites after my previous "mega router" and its extender were failing to provide adequate signal coverage to the edges of my home and office. At over 4,000+ sq.ft. to cover, my new Orbi system is working great, and I also have coverage outside on my back and side porches. The Orbi system saved me from having to wire my house with Cat 6 which was my other option. Given its specs, I do not forsee a particular need to upgrade my Wi-Fi until a new standard comes out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Range and Speeds!!

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

      I started off with the main Orbi setup which comes with Router and Satellite. I have big home so I wanted to add another satellite to my system. Setup is a snap and the range and speeds are amazing. I have blazing fast wifi all over my home. It is so easy to setup, and each satellite has ethernet ports, and usb so you can connect even more devices. If you are looking for a total home wifi solution look no further and pick one of these up....you wont be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Much WiFi

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

      Overall Orbi is the best option on the market. They have a number of different options and price points. My home is around 7500 sqft so I opted for this model as an addition to the RBK50 model. Setup is relatively easy you use an app, all the major controls are through their website though. I would recommend upgrading the unit as soon as you get it. Ethernet backhaul is available if needed with orbi firmware 2.0 or higher

      I would recommend this to a friend




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