Netgear Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi System Review

NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps Speed (RBK50) – Router & Extender Replacement Covers Up to 5,000 sq. ft., 2-Pack...
  • Ultra-performance Mesh WiFi network blankets every inch of your home in super fast and seamless WiFi connectivity - room...
  • Eliminates WiFi dead zones and buffering - 5,000 square feet of consistent coverage - with speeds up to 3Gbps
  • The most award-winning Mesh WiFi system on the planet: PC Mag, CNET, Wirecutter, Forbes, SmallNetBuilder

The Netgear Orbi is one of the best Wi-Fi system, which is designed specifically to satisfy the wireless needs of users residing in a larger home.

Besides, the Netgear Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi system also works well in a small-to-medium size commercial building or office.

The Netgear Orbi system uses the multi-node technique such as the main router along with satellite extender. It has a dedicated 4 x 4 MU-MIMO technology for backhaul traffic.

It improves network operations and achieves higher speeds as well as cover larger areas. All these unique features make the Netgear Orbi one the fastest Wi-Fi system.

In today’s article, we are going to review the Netgear Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi system. The review is based on our testing of the product. Read on!


Size: 6.67 x 2.36 x 8.89 inches (single unit)

Antennas: N/A

Wi-Fi Spec: Qualcomm’s IPQ4019 Wi-Fi chip

Ports: 1 x 2.0 USB ports

Peak Performance: 866 Mbps

Range: 5000 sqft.

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Unbox Video

Unboxing the Orbi WiFi System from NETGEAR


We have tested the networking performance of the Netgear Orbi. To test the wireless performance, we connected the router to a cable modem. We did this to connect to the internet. Next, we connected the satellite to the network from the main unit at about 35 feet. 

While testing the wireless performance, we measured 529 Mbps speed at a close range of 5 feet. The interesting thing we noted was that when we increased the distance – i.e. at