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NETGEAR Orbi Compact Wall Plug Whole Home Mesh WiFi System WiFi Router and Wall Plug Satellite Extender with speeds up to 2 2 Gbps Over 3 500 sq feet AC2200 RBK20W Model RBK20W 100NAS

Last Updated: June 21, 2020 (Refresh Now)
7.7
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/10
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295
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Review Summary - 185 recent, verified reviews

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Network
 87
wifi, orbi, house, coverage, satellite
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Signal was so strong from main router, I did not really need the satellite. ... Router and wireless devices are on different floors, no problem!  ...  "
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" ...  It has a great range and works all over the house.  ...  "
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" ...  My ~2,500 sq ft house is over 100 years old with really thick walls and I had problems getting a good wi-fi signal upstairs farthest away from the router. ... Netgear Orbi seemed to be the best value for money based on reviews. ... The solution was to move the satellite unit as far away from the main unit as possible and lower the main unit signal strength to 75% from the web UI. ... All in all, the Orbi seems to be a solid product but for houses less than 3,000 sq.ft., the satellite unit is not really necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  We can now have the WiFi connection in our rooms on the opposite side of our house without interruptions.  ...  "
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" ...  Working fine in a 2600 sq ft home.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and signal is great even when all the teenagers are using WiFi  ...  "
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" ...  We have a full signal all over the house now. ... Best signal we have had in 25 years.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm loving our new Orbi router. ... The range is so much better than what we were getting on our R6300, and the best part is I don't have to reboot the router every week!  ...  "
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Setup
 61
install, easy, simple, router, orbi
+95%
-5%
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" ...  The Netgera Orbing proved to be ideal for us, easy to set up but with enough management flexibility that I can properly secure my network.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful and easy setup!  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to follow instructions to setup,love the satellite too!  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up though this is not a modem only a router which was not all that clear to me when I purchased so I had to get a high speed modem.  ...  "
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" ...  HINT: reset these devices completely as a new install, that worked every time.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up the hardware. ... Free ORBI app made configuration easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm happy with this Orbi set as it removed the bottleneck in my old Wifi setup.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 49
easy, setup, set, easy to install, simple
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Love the ease of setup, parental controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install easy to manage, and is easy to secure.  ...  "
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" ...  But the set up is easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up for the most part.  ...  "
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" ...  The units were simple to set up and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up and have had no problems with it.  ...  "
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" ...  The system was super easy to set up, but if there was any concerns the support was available with great knowledge and very short wait time.  ...  "
Capacity
 46
wifi, coverage, router, sq ft, throughout
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We now have a great Wi-Fi signal throughout the house, basement and outdoors.  ...  "
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" ...  The Orbi System allows us to cover the whole house with WiFi signal.  ...  "
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" ...  For the first time we have fast coverage throughout our house! ... It even reaches into our front and back yard.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps me connected to the internet throughout the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Covers whole house  ...  "
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" ...  Wide range signal  ...  "
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" ...  Single covers my 2000 sf house just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  One router and one AP covered 2 story 3000 sq ft and back yard.  ...  "
Wifi
 43
router, orbi, wi fi, mesh, extender
+79%
-21%
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" ...  The WiFi in my house is now at the max up/down I pay for.  ...  "
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" ...  I replace my Internet provider's WiFi and a WiFi repeater that I had with this mech WiFi system. ... Overall this product has met all of my WiFi needs.  ...  "
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" ...  We finally upgraded to this Orbi mesh network.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and signal is great even when all the teenagers are using WiFi  ...  "
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" ...  Originally i was nervous about spending more for an Orbi than other wifi routers, but I'm glad I made the investment.  ...  "
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" ...  We finally have reliable wifi in every area of the house, and never have to switch networks. ... The only solution we could find was a wifi "extender" placed in the middle of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  First let me begin with Orbi is a must have if you have a large residence or office with multiple WiFi devices connected to your network. ... It is a smart router and the RBK30 is an amazing router/satellite mesh network. ... I like the fact you have guest WiFi with out giving out the house password. ... The option to add more satellites to extend range of your WiFi or to simple add more devices was nice. ... Don’t pass up having better WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  I invested in the Orbi w the 3500 ft range(overkill), and now I get a consistent 450mbps speed over WiFi.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 26
connected, connect, network, satellite, wifi
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Works great but the real problem was my old iPad was the bottleneck.  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend to anyone working from home and with multiple devices.  ...  "
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" ...  System works seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  First let me begin with Orbi is a must have if you have a large residence or office with multiple WiFi devices connected to your network. ... I know what it’s like to manually go a change my phone from 3g to 5g or change my laptop to 5g. ... You can connect your devices to your satellite easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Problem free connection to the satellite.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was fairly straightforward for my Apple devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a complete stranger to setting up a network and I like to customize on the back end as much stuff as possible.  ...  "
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" ...  When I powered down the satellite unit, I got perfect connection.  ...  "
Software Platform
 20
orbi, setup, security, google, wifi
+65%
-35%
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" ...  The app works great on my iPhone, not only for install but also for control and monitoring.  ...  "
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" ...  The iPad App is pretty handy for checking status and SpeedTests. ... I did find that some of the secondary setup stuff was a little easier with a wired connect and Web Browser. ... The App connects over wireless, which resets a lot during setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was easy and the app very helpful to test speeds and confirm devices linked to internet.  ...  "
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" ...  HINT: reset these devices completely as a new install, that worked every time.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the security tools and controls you get with the app.  ...  "
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" ...  A simple login issue turned into a few hours of phone calls - I needed to “register” the product before they’d help me - but I couldn’t register because they claimed I already had an account, which I didn’t.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the Orbi app on Android to set up the system. ... It took some time to find the appropriate setting in the Web UI so this is probably not something a non-techie would easily figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up with the app and has worked flawlessly for four days.  ...  "
ISP
 18
router, internet, netgear, provider, meg
+72%
-28%
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" ...  I installed this in conjunction with ISP change, and to free myself from the "Just OK" ISP provided Routers.  ...  "
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" ...  My internet speed increased to 5x more than what I was getting with the router from the service provider.  ...  "
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" ...  This router was recommended to me by the modem installer of our local provider when we purchased the 200 meg internet.  ...  "
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" ...  I am getting now the same speed throughout my house as if I am connected directly to the cat5 coming out of my modem.  ...  "
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" ...  Running speed tests and streaming from multiple devices at the same time, I was able to saturate my 100Mbps broadband easily from everywhere in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  The product that I’d bought from Netgear worked very well.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 100 Mbps plan.  ...  "
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" ...  So we decided to invest in this router.  ...  "
Apps
 15
setup, orbi, google, easy to set, wifi
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Plus, Sleep# & Roomba apps work now, too!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the security tools and controls you get with the app.  ...  "
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" ...  I get excellent streaming programs from various services uninterrupted.  ...  "
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" ...  This allows us to watch our smart TV, play games, and use our phones without frustration at home.  ...  "
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" ...  The app works great on my iPhone, not only for install but also for control and monitoring.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the iOS app as well, everything works so simply and beautifully.  ...  "
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" ...  The iPad App is pretty handy for checking status and SpeedTests. ... The App connects over wireless, which resets a lot during setup.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the app and it walked me through the process.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 14
worked, year, reliable, years, problems
+64%
-36%
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" ...  And it appears to work flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Working great so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Literally, the light lets you know it's working.  ...  "
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" ...  Has worked with out any issues for over a year  ...  "
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" ...  So far this is working great.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been an IT fore more than 15 years.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s working as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had no problems.  ...  "
Price
 12
money, worth, waste of money, product, waste
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Dont waste your money and find another product!!  ...  "
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" ...  Such a waste of money!!  ...  "
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" ...  It was a total waste of money for us and a lot of money .  ...  "
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" ...  DO NOT WASTE YOR MONEY.  ...  "
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" ...  Not worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Not worth the hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very expensive and unreliable product you should avoid at any cost.  ...  "
Overall performance
 10
speeds, performance, orbi, fast, internet
+100%
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" ...  It has run fast and consistently, with no issues since I set it up.  ...  "
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" ...  Wasn’t slow or went into any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I received it and set it up, our speed tripled.  ...  "
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" ...  Boosted my speed from 78 to 118  ...  "
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" ...  I’m pleased with performance as Orbi supports seven devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The Orbi changed my entire surfing experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing has lagged or buffered and my speeds have increased.  ...  "
Returns
 7
returning
-100%
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" ...  that the reason i want to return this product.  ...  "
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" ...  I am so upset that I only had one month to return this item.  ...  "
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" ...  I ended up returning it because I just got frustrated trying to get help.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned it same day  ...  "
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" ...  And now it's too late to return it so I'm stuck with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be sending this back.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m returning it today after 2 days of testing  ...  "
Lagging
 5
time, system, reset, every, buffering
+20%
-80%
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" ...  Tried every step possible to restart and to resync.  ...  "
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" ...  On the downside, reboots between settings changes take a LONG time.  ...  "
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" ...  Constantly having to reset the entire system.  ...  "
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" ...  Reset my phone.  ...  "
Ports
 5
modem, wall plug, socket, port, orbi
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Direct plug in to PC works much better.  ...  "
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" ...  The fact it had and extra Ethernet port was a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  The wall plug unit is upstairs on the main level.  ...  "
Design
 5
ok, good, design, big, nice
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The device: looks ok. Not too big.  ...  "
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" ...  the unimportant stuff: it looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent looking and innocuous in the home.  ...  "
Internet
 4
speed, speeds, system, meg, fast
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Then it said to check for updates over internet.  ...  "
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" ...  I wad only getting 200 meg download speed on this system that was supposed to get up to 845 meg on the 5g system.  ...  "
Remote
 3
access, setup, easy, app
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Easy setup and remote access with the app  ...  "
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" ...  Even Remote access!  ...  "
Features
 3
light, features
+100%
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" ...  Literally, the light lets you know it's working.  ...  "
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" ...  - Plethora of advanced system settings  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
product, build, dropped
+67%
-33%
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" ...  - Excellent build quality  ...  "

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