|Item model number||RBK23-100NAS|
|Item Weight||5.18 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.6 x 2.4 x 6.6 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||5.6 x 2.4 x 6.6 inches|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||April 24, 2018|
NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 2.2Gbps speed (RBK23) Router & Extender replacement covers up to 6,000 sq. ft., 3-pack includes 1 router & 2 satellites
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- No more dead zones Whole home mesh WiFi coverage of up to 6000 square feet and 20 devices Mesh technology helps you stay connected as you roam around your home using a single network name Extend coverage up to 2000 square feet with additional satellites sold separately
- Triband backhaul a dedicated band between your Orbi router and satellite frees up the other two bands for maximum speed to your devices
- Works with all internet providers replace your existing wifi router and extender separate modem or gateway required compatible with any internet provider including cable satellite fiber DSL and more
- Wired Ethernet port & fast wireless speed 1 Gigabit Ethernet port and AC2200 WiFi powers up to 22 Gbps of streaming HD video gaming or Internet surfing and downloads
- Parental controls Pause device internet access view site history usage and filter websites for free Set online time limits schedule device internet access and more for 499 month 1st month free trial
- Advanced cyber threat protection netgear armor powered by bitdefender is network wide anti virus anti malware fraud phishing ransomware security on an unlimited of devices for a 30 day free trial 6999 year
- Safe secure & loaded with advanced technology designed with MUMIMO Smart Connect for one WiFi name and beam forming technologies Supports WPA2 wireless security protocols Includes Guest WiFi access DoS Firewall VPN and more
- Easy to setup and manage set up WiFi in minutes with the Orbi app manage WiFi settings test and monitor speed
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Tri-band WiFi Maximizes Speed
An additional third band dedicated to your Orbi router and satellite frees up the other two bands for maximum speed to your devices
Seamless Roaming Everywhere
Stay connected as you roam around home using a single network name.
Fast WiFi Speed
Fast WiFi lets you stream HD movies to multiple devices and enjoy lag-free online gaming while still using all of your connected devices at the same time.
Advanced Threat Protection & Smart Parental Controls
Built-in NETGEAR Armor multi-layer security software protects all your connected devices with anti-virus, anti-malware, and data theft protection. Plus, parental controls let you easily pause the Internet, set time schedules and filter websites on your kids’ connected devices.
Works with any Internet Service Provider Plan up to 200Mbps
Gigabit port on router gives you a fast wired connection to your computer, game box, TV or other high-speed device.
Easy to Setup and Manage
With the Orbi app, you can set up your WiFi in minutes, customize your settings, test/monitor your WiFi speed and control your WiFi anytime, anywhere.
|Configuration||1 Router + 2 Satellites||1 Router + 2 Wall Plug Satellites||1 Router + 1 Satellite||1 Router + 1 Satellite with Built-in Speaker||1 Router + 1 Satellite||1 Router + 1 Satellite|
|WiFi Speed||WiFi 5 - AC2200 (Up to 2.2 Gbps)||WiFi 5 - AC2200 (Up to 2.2 Gbps)||WiFi 5 - AC3000 (Up to 3 Gbps)||WiFi 5 - AC3000 (Up to 3 Gbps)||WiFi 6 - AX4200 (Up to 4.2 Gbps)||WiFi 6 - AX6000 (Up to 6 Gbps)|
|WiFi Coverage||Up to 6,000 sq. ft.||Up to 5,000 sq. ft.||Up to 5,000 sq. ft.||Up to 4,500 sq. ft.||Up to 5,000 sq. ft.||Up to 5,000 sq. ft.|
|Recommended # of Devices||Up to 20||Up to 20||Up to 25+||Up to 25+||Up to 40+||Up to 60+|
|Best for Internet Provider Speed Tier||Up to 200 Mbps||Up to 200 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps||Up to 2.0 Gbps||Up to 2.5 Gbps|
|Tri-Band Dedicated Backhaul||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Wired Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Router + Satellites)||6 (2 + 2 + 2)||4 (4 + 0 + 0)||8 (4 + 4)||6 (4 + 2)||6 (4 + 2)||9 (5 + 4)|
|Smart Speaker With Amazon Alexa||---||---||---||Harmon Kardon 35W Speaker, Alexa Built-in with 4 Microphones||---||---|
|Network Security||NETGEAR Armor, WPA2, Guest WiFi Secure Access||NETGEAR Armor, WPA2, Guest WiFi Secure Access||NETGEAR Armor, WPA2, Guest WiFi Secure Access||NETGEAR Armor, WPA2, Guest WiFi Secure Access||NETGEAR Armor, WPA2, Guest WiFi Secure Access||NETGEAR Armor, WPA2, Guest WiFi Secure Access|
|Advanced Technology||Tri-Band, Smart Connect - One WiFi name, Beamforming, MU-MIMO||Tri-Band, Smart Connect - One WiFi name, Beamforming, MU-MIMO||Tri-Band, Smart Connect - One WiFi name, Beamforming, MU-MIMO||Tri-Band, Smart Connect - One WiFi name, Beamforming, MU-MIMO||Tri-Band, Smart Connect - One WiFi name, Beamforming, MU-MIMO||Tri-Band, Smart Connect - One WiFi name, Beamforming, MU-MIMO|
Orbi RBK23 by NETGEAR is a Whole Home WiFi System that delivers AC2200 WiFi up to 6,000 square feet. FastLane3 provides better 4K HD gaming & streaming, no matter how many devices connect. Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls let you easily manage content & time online on any device. Compatible with all major Internet Service Providers like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Fios. Compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant so you can use voice commands to control your home WiFi network.
Memory: 256MB flash and 512MB RAM
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There are three very important things that you need to remember about mesh,. First the Access Point can be Dual band (2 radio) or Tri-Band (3 radio), Second, a radio can be 4x4 or 2x2 (more rarely 3x3). Thirdly the radio can be high power or medium power. There is a huge difference in price when you select different options. For example, the Orbi RBK50 series are 4x4 and tri-band and they are very expensive. I bought the RBK23 that is tri-band 2x2 similar spec. as the latest eero. If your budget is infinite, buy an RBK50 series and add more satellite.
Don't pay attention to the square footage listed on the product. It is totally misleading because coverage depends on the layout of the house. If you live in a 6,000 sq ft loft with open space, you probably only need one Access Point. If you live in an older house with many halls and the signal bounces around a lot, you need multiple AP and a high power radio for the backhaul. There are no secret formulas for number of access points and house sq footage.
Now onto installation. It is very important that you do a survey of your house and determine where to place these Access Points. Don't place them randomly because you will end up with the purple ring of death that many reviewers have complained about. Place them strategically and ideally the satellite should be one hop away from the main router. I know that it is not always possible to do this. You may have to try different locations. This is the hardest part of the installation. The installation procedure offered by Linksys is OK and not fool proof. So, if it fails, restart the installation process.
I was shocked that I had to place the Access Point relatively close to each other in order to get a good coverage in my space. I suspect that the RBK23 don't have high power radios. But I placed them strategically in such a way to get a triangle on the App. (v.s., a line) and I now have full coverage in the house. I was also surprised that it takes a long time for the Access Points to converge. I don't know what type of algorithm is used but it takes a long time to settle. I had to wait 3-5 minutes for things to settle down.
Lastly if you use Apple Print, and you have another Gateway (e,g., Verizon FiOS or Comcast) then you should make the Orbi an AP not a router. Printing will not work properly if routed due to broadcast traffic.
Overall, I am happy with thus purchase, I paid $200 for a kit of 3 Access Point (RBK23) and they do the job for a 3,000 sq foot space. Thank you for reading.
Next I ran the firmware update that it requested I do. That went flawlessly and only took 3-4 minutes.
I then moved the satellites to their distant positions and they paired up very quickly over wifi. The speed test within the Orbi app showed me 119mbps download anywhere I went in my house!
I have cat6 ethernet run to the satellites positions so I connected the satellites and my problems began. I immediately lost connection to both satellites. By powering them down/up and reconnecting the ethernet cables several times I finally got both of them to show up again. The problem here was the Orbi app - each time you do anything it may take 5+ minutes for the change to be registered by the app. So all of this fiddling around took almost 3 hours! Plus, I could never get the app to show a wired connection, only wifi. Even moving a satellite back near the router and connecting them with a 2 foot patch cable wouldn't show a wired connection.
That 119mbps throughput shown by the Orbi app was problematic, too. I could stay right where the app showed me that great connection and the Speedtest app and fast.com would both show only 20-25mbps. Quite a difference! The best I could get from either satellite was 35mbps. I was getting over 110mbps with my old AC-capable routers in bridge mode and was not happy with only 25mbps.
Bottom line: 1) The Orbi app is terrible. Plan on having several hours for what should be a simple installation. 2) speed testing with the Orbi app is not believable 3) I could never get a wired connection between the router and either satellite even after updating the firmware 4) throughput from the satellites was poor.
I was using an existing, proven-good network so that was not the problem. I took my first computer programming course in 1969 and used to own a networking company so I don't feel I was the problem.
Needless to say, the Orbi RBK23 is on its way back to Amazon.
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With the Orbi system, the whole house gets good ping and blazing fast download speeds. Actually lets me play games in my room again!!!
With the two satellites I was able to get good coverage on all 3 floors, so I can now actually use Wi-Fi on the top floor without issues.
The management smartphone app is actually useful, though I would prefer to have the same options in the web UI so that I didn't need to install the app.