Add-On Orbi Satellite: The Orbi satellite is part of
NETGEAR's Orbi expandable WiFi system. Add-on this satellite to your
existing Orbi WiFi system to expand your WFi coverage an additional 2,000 sq.
Note: The Orbi satellite requires an
Orbi system kit (sold separately).
ISP Compatibility: Unlike some WiFi systems, Orbi works with your
existing gateway or modem and Internet service provider right out of the box.
You won't need to change your current equipment to use the Orbi WiFi Home
System. Orbi uses a single WiFi name (SSID) and with just a couple of clicks,
your secure WiFi network will be ready in no time.
- If your gateway or modem has router functionality, when you set up the
Orbi network, choose AP mode and turn off your existing gateway or modem's
WiFi to improve performance.
- If your gateway or modem does not have router functionality, when you
set up the Orbi network, select router mode and turn off your existing
gateway or modem's WiFi to improve performance.
Note: After your existing WiFi is disabled, you can use that WiFi network
name for your Orbi network.
One Network Name: Orbi provides a single WiFi network for your entire
house. With Orbi, you have one network name and password, and you don't need to
change networks as you move around your home. In contrast, extenders work by
repeating the WiFi signal of your router to other parts of your house. As a
result, with an extender, you have two different WiFi networks to connect to -
one for your router and another for your range extender. That means you need to
reconnect based on where you are in your home. Orbi creates a single high speed
network that gives your entire home complete coverage. Orbi dynamically
optimizes your connections for you without having to reconnect.
Tri-Band WiFi: Orbi uses tri-band WiFi to keep your Internet running
at maximum speeds, no matter how many devices connect. The tri-band WiFi that
powers Orbi includes a dedicated 1.7Gbps 5GHz band solely for extending Internet
speeds to Orbi satellites. This enables the other two WiFi bands to be dedicated
to all connected devices across an entire home. Tri-band WiFi ensures that your Orbi WiFi System provides both reliable WiFi coverage and maximum Internet speed
throughout your home.
- up to 400 Mbps on 802.11n band
- up to 1733 Mbps on first 802.11ac band
- up to 867 Mbps on second 802.11ac band
Note: In contrast, range extenders do not offer tri-band WiFi. Extenders
increase the range of your router by receiving and retransmitting your data
using the same radio and channel, essentially transmitting your data
twice. Retransmission can reduce by half the data available to you in the far
corners of a large home. While extenders are a simple and cost-effective way to
boost router signals, the lower data rate and second network are less effective
for large homes with high-data users.
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Orbi satellite is fitted with 4
Ethernet LAN ports to connect home networking equipment, such as a NAS storage
system, TV, gaming console, etc..
NETGEAR Orbi App: Use the NETGEAR Orbi app (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ and
Android 4.2+), now with a new dashboard, to install & personalize the Orbi
Home WiFi System. The NETGEAR Orbi app makes it easy to set up and personalize
your Orbi WiFi System. With the app, you can install the Orbi mesh network
system in just a few steps; simply connect your compatible Apple iOS or Android
device to the router network and the app will walk you through the rest. Once
set up, you can use the intuitive dashboard to pause Internet on your connected
devices, run a quick Internet speed test, setup Smart Parental Controls and much
- Parental Controls & Internet Filter: Parents can filter online
content and limit time online as well as set an Internet bedtime for every
connected device in the home. Easily pause the Internet and check what kids
are up to online.
- Remote Management: The Orbi app lets you easily monitor and
control your home WiFi from anywhere. You can even setup Amazon Alexa and
Google Assistant voice commands for your network using the new remote
Voice Control: Control your Orbi mesh WiFi network with
voice commands using Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant (devices sold
separately). When you enable the Orbi to work with Alexa or Google Assistant,
you can use voice commands to configure your router's settings. You can also ask
Alexa or Google to send your network credentials to your smartphone or tablet,
which makes accessing your credentials more convenient while still keeping your
information secure. In addition, you can ask Alexa or Google to enable/disable
the guest network and reboot the router.
- Before you enable the Orbi router to work with Alexa or Google, you must
download the NETGEAR Orbi app, create a remote access account, and register
your router with your remote access account.
- There are two ways to enable the Orbi router to work with Alexa or
Google. You can use the command "Alexa, enable the NETGEAR skill," or "Ok
Google, talk to NETGEAR," or you can manually link the NETGEAR skill to your
Alexa or Google Home app.
Placement: The Orbi router should be positioned near your
while the Orbi satellite (sold separately) should be placed in the middle of your home. If you are using more than one Orbi satellite, place the Orbi router in the middle of your home with the satellites placed in separate
Firmware Updates: Click
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