Orbi High Performance WiFi System: The Orbi high-performance AC3000
Tri-band WiFi System creates dedicated high-speed WiFi connections to your
Internet service. The Orbi system includes a router and a satellite. The router
connects to your modem or gateway. The satellite extends the WiFi signal
throughout your home.
Whole-Home Coverage: One Orbi system (router and one satellite) can
cover up to 4,000 square feet, which meets the needs of the large majority of US
homes. In addition, NETGEAR offers add-on satellites (sold separately) to
blanket even larger areas with tri-band WiFi that uses one network name and
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.
802.11ac: NETGEAR's Orbi features a WiFi 802.11ac
chipset for fast download speeds. It is also backward compatible with 802.11
b/g/n devices. Next generation 802.11ac WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz) avoids wireless
interference and provides whole home coverage ensuring top WiFi speeds and
6 Amplified Antennas: Six high-performance antennas
with high-powered amplifiers provide extremely reliable WiFi connectivity
throughout larger homes for all your Internet-enabled devices.
Advanced WiFi Technologies: With features like MU-MIMO, WMM
QoS, & Beamforming, you get enhanced speed and increased reliability so you can
roam freely throughout your home without fear of slow or dropped connections.
- Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO): Using Multi-User MIMO
technology, the NETGEAR router can stream data to multiple devices
simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can deliver faster
throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. That means faster downloads
and smoother streaming for your devices.
- WMM QoS: WMM QoS prioritizes WiFi data packets from
different applications based on four access categories - voice, video, best
effort, and background.
- Beamforming: Beamforming boosts speed, reliability, and
range of WiFi connections on 2.4 and 5GHz band. The result is a stronger,
faster, more reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is
moved around the home.
710MHz Quad-Core Processor: A powerful quad-core 710MHz processor
delivers high-performance connectivity, while a 4GB flash memory and 512MB RAM
offers improved throughput.
UPnP: Universal Plug N Play (UPnP) helps devices, such as Internet
appliances and computers, access the network and connect to other devices as
needed. UPnP devices can automatically discover the services from other
registered UPnP devices on the network
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The NETGEAR Orbi router is fitted
with five 10/100/1000 (1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The WAN port is used to connect your Internet modem, while the LAN ports are
used to connect your local network devices. The Orbi satellite is also 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.
Guest Network Access: Separate & secure access for guests.
Guest networks create a completely separate WiFi network for your guests'
devices, ensuring they do not have access to your home network or to the shared
USB hard drive with all your personal data.
Placement: The Orbi router should be positioned near your modem,
while the Orbi satellite 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
USB-A 2.0 Port (Future Use): The Orbi router & satellite each feature a USB-A 2.0
port for future use (no ETA), so you can wirelessly and access and share USB hard drives.
Firmware Updates: Click
here for the latest firmware updates.