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Testseek.co.uk have collected 156 expert reviews of the Netgear Orbi High-performance AC3000 Tri-band WiFi RBK50 / RBR50 / RBS50 and the average rating is 84%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Netgear Orbi High-performance AC3000 Tri-band WiFi RBK50 / RBR50 / RBS50 .
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The editors liked

  • Very easy to set up
  • Delivers great performance and coverage
  • Blistering wireless speeds
  • Great design
  • Incredibly simple setup
  • The Orbi WiFi system conveniently delivers large WiFi coverage without compromising speed. The system doesn't require an account with Netgear to work.
  • Excellent coverage
  • Easy setup
  • Approachable design
  • Great coverage throughout the home
  • The browser-based interface provides tons of settings to tweak
  • A dedicated 5GHz band for router-to-satellite communication
  • Internet-based remote network management
  • Very fast speeds at long range
  • Consistent coverage
  • Much faster performance than Wi-Fi extenders
  • Single SSID makes managing connections easy
  • Covers a huge area with reliable networking
  • Decent performance with 802.11ac and 802.11n
  • Amazing 802.11ac range
  • Lots of useful configuration features
  • The Orbi Voice satellite is available to purchase on its own (ideal if you already have an Orbi system and you want to expand it)
  • Tri-band
  • So so more devices can connect to your wi-fi network without seeing each of the devices speed restricted
  • Simple a

The editors didn't like

  • Distinctly pricey
  • Doesn't currently support YouView streaming
  • Beaten by much cheaper routers for everyday file transfers
  • QoS options are basic
  • Mobile app is horrific
  • The system is expensive
  • And there's no mobile app for its setup process
  • Mighty pricey
  • Finicky Wi
  • Fi band settings
  • The system and its satellites are very expensive
  • The parental controls feature is a standalone service
  • The USB 2.0 port can't be used for storage devices
  • High upfront cost
  • Modest feature set for power users
  • Not the fastest router when in close range
  • Not as fast as the quickest current 802.11ac routers
  • Relatively expensive
  • USB 2.0 only
  • Which is currently disabled.
  • You need to subscribe to get the most out of the parental controls
  • There are no USB ports on the Orbi Voice so you can't connect devices like a printer to the network
  • And there only two ethernet ports on each device

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  Published: 2019-02-02, Author: The , review by: goodhousekeeping.co.uk

  • The Orbi Voice satellite is available to purchase on its own (ideal if you already have an Orbi system and you want to expand it), Tri-band, so so more devices can connect to your wi-fi network without seeing each of the devices speed restricted, Simple a
  • You need to subscribe to get the most out of the parental controls, There are no USB ports on the Orbi Voice so you can't connect devices like a printer to the network, and there only two ethernet ports on each device
  • If you're looking for a whole home wi-fi system that goes that little bit further, the Netgear Orbi Voice is ideal. Not only does it ensure you get seamless wi-fi throughout your home and helps prevent internet black spots, but the satellite also doubles...

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  Published: 2018-11-26, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Very easy to set up, Delivers great performance and coverage
  • Distinctly pricey, Doesn't currently support YouView streaming
  • A smart system that boosts Wi-Fi range and speed, Orbi could be the answer for anyone struggling with uneven wireless performance...

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  Published: 2018-08-10, Author: David , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  One of the most common annoyances of modern man is a poorly functioning WiFi connection. Especially now that more and more devices are becoming connected and it only gets busier in the ether, it can do no harm to take a good look at your current equipment...

 
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  Published: 2018-08-10, Author: David , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  One of the most common annoyances of modern man is a poorly functioning WiFi connection. Especially now that more and more devices are becoming connected and it only gets busier in the ether, it can do no harm to take a good look at your current equipment...

 
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  Published: 2018-05-21, Author: David , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • When we look at the results of our first major comparative mesh-test, it is striking that mesh-technology certainly does not guarantee a higher throughput in all cases. It is also noteworthy that the test results clearly show that a client that is close t...

 
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  Published: 2017-05-09, Author: Devon , review by: devontechsupport.com

  • All told, we found the Netgear Orbi to be an incredible solution to our Wi-Fi woes at home – so much so that we're dreading having to send this unit back. While it's probably twice as expensive as any router you've ever bought, the Orbi's benefits do well...

 
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  Published: 2017-03-07, Author: Kevin , review by: Digitaltrends.com

  • Great coverage throughout the home, The browser-based interface provides tons of settings to tweak, A dedicated 5GHz band for router-to-satellite communication, Internet-based remote network management
  • The system and its satellites are very expensive, The parental controls feature is a standalone service, The USB 2.0 port can't be used for storage devices
  • The IQbuds passed every test we threw at them. Our primary focus was measuring their ability to help those with a moderate hearing loss to understand speech in various settings, and they performed beyond our expectations. They also offer impressive music...

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  Published: 2017-01-28, Author: Joe , review by: techradar.com

  • Excellent coverage, Easy setup, Approachable design
  • Mighty pricey, Finicky Wi, Fi band settings
  • Unimpeded, seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your house isn't just possible with Netgear Orbi, it's easy as pie, but that convenience will cost you dearly...

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  Published: 2016-12-23, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Very easy to set up, Delivers great performance and coverage
  • Distinctly pricey, Doesn't currently support YouView streaming
  • In all, the Orbi is a smart system: we found it delivered rock-solid and stable Wi-Fi to our entire house. If you've struggled with poor Wi-Fi performance in the past, then this router could well be the answer. It's certainly not cheap, though: if you can...

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  Published: 2016-12-21, Author: paul_smart , review by: gadgetspeak.com

  • Abstract:  It seems that the only thing that should connect to your Master Socket is your Modem or Modem/Router. Phones should only connect via secondary sockets, of course this is not a problem if everything connects via Wi-Fi and everything is well in range. Only...

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