I love this it’s better than i thought a recommended buy.
Fixed my wifi woes in an instant. I have very fast internet from my isp but i had real issues with wifi performance. I tried power line adapters and wifi extenders but just could not get good speed when i left the room where my main router was located. I know this is quite expensive but it has created a step change in my home connectivity. I now have almost full speed wherever i go in my house with a great strong connection. It is worth the money and i’m very pleased with the solution. It is really easy to set up and has remained stable for many days now with no hiccups. Highly recommended and fixed all my home internet connectivity overnight.
NETGEAR RBK43 Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh System Up to 6000 sq ft Coverage (AC2200 Tri-Band with Router and Satellite)
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- Single network name; one Wi-Fi name and seamless roaming for your whole home to enjoy
- Your home covered; covers up to 6000 sq feet with high-performance AC2200 Wi-Fi and easily expands with an additional satellite
- Maximum internet speeds; tri-band Wi-Fi helps deliver fast internet speeds even as more devices connect
- Simple and secure; use the Orbi app or a web browser to create secure whole home Wi-Fi in minutes; with no accounts to set up
- Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa – control your home network using voice commands
Provides excellent wifi around the house, the connection to my pc over wifi is still 50 mps.
A little sceptical as i have tried everything to get decent broadband in the two furthest rooms from the virgin superhub 2 (it has rubbish wifi) plugged the orbi in and now instead of a flakey 2mb/ sec i now get 113.
I know how very good wifi everywhere in my 3 story house. Easy to configure yet advanced enough for the tech savvy.
Replacing the abysmal talktalk super router, the orbi system allows all my wifi products to connect with ease. Coverage is good even though we have thick walls, streaming in two rooms simultaneously is no problem and both orbi units are really smart, i am able to hide all wiring and they were so easy to set up – i had one small problem and rang the helpline – a long wait but they were extremely helpful and had it sorted in minutes. Thoroughly recommend this system. I only have one criticism – the lack of any light on the face (the blue top light disappears when all is ok), i find myself connecting to wifi just to check the unit is still on.
I pre ordered this as soon as i saw it as i am regularly required to troubleshoot the horrible system of airport expresses and powerline adaptors that is the only way to get wifi round my large ish house which is full of ironstone. I hoped that this would be a proper solution and despite the expense (i got it at the preorder price of £315) i went for it as i still had slow spots. Basic setup was seamless, it updated itself, and off we went. My preferred location was too far for the satellite but i moved it to the next room and all was well. Its three storey house and speed is fantastic upwards – i’ve had to use a powerline for one bedroom sideways from the satellite as its a long and tall house – but height hardly seems to bother the speeds. I think £400 is a lot for this, but i probably spent that on the previous various bits of kit and this just. I’d buy a second satellite but i dont seem to be able to yet.
Outstanding wifi coverage now. As many of the reviews i read before making this purchase, we also used a mixture of wall plugs and extenders in the past. This has now simplified wifi for our 2 storey 250 year old house overnight to a single ssidi recommend you disable wifi on your current router first, run the orbi setup wizard & during the wizard process, give these devices the same ssid and password as your old wifi system and everything will work as before. You need to let it perform a firmware update and is a little temperamental at the beginning as the firmware updates and the 2 units restart and reconnect (press the sync button if needed) expect a 20 minute delay max, after that, it just works. This is an expensive item; however, i have no regrets.
Exceptional product well worth extra cost. Excellent wifi range recommend to replace any hub provided by suppliers like virgin or sky for improved speed and stronger signal.
Great solution for big houses. Solved my horrible internet connection problems with about 15 minutes of easy setup. Not having multiple network names to change to throughout your house it awesome. Visitors no longer look at me like i’m an idiot when they have to connect to three different networks depending on where in the house they are.
Fixed my wifi problems but not as well or as easily as i hoped when i paid £400. . Update:after some back and forth with customer service (who are very responsive and helpful by the way) some of the issues have been fixed. Particularly i refer to the lack of vlan tagging (mentioned below). This functionality was added in an update and i have now managed to get this working such that i am now using the orbi with my internet and internet over tv service successfully. I have retired my old router and am now just using the orbi. Hence point 2) below is now moot. There are still ease of use issues with this but the functionality is now there and its working in my case. Customer service have also promised to address point 4) below and so hopefully later versions of the software will be much easier to set up for those (almost everyone) who dont know what beamforming and mimo are or that they must have them switched on to get the best out of this product. Net result is that i am happier with this product than i was when i wrote this review but i am not changing the rating yet as the biggest issue point 4) is not yet fixed. For £400, none of these issues should have occurred and it should have been a snap to set up.
While the unit is expensive, i must say that i have tried other boosters and while they do work to some extent, they are nowhere as good as the orvibo. I found that setting up the unit was very very easy. Before using the orvibo i was getting an average download of 35 to 45 mbps i am now getting nothing less than 65 mbps. As i said an expensive unit but it definitely works for me. I would recommend this unit to anyone.