You too can get a reliable and fast internet connection thanks to the perfect Wi-Fi signal Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi system can offer. Achieve a stable internet connection that reaches all the way from your front door to your garden.

24 May 2018

Do you have trouble with slow Internet or poor coverage? This can cause possible disruptions to your daily life. Slow-loading websites are one thing, but what if this causes your Ring Video Doorbell to respond less quickly?

The nightmare that is slow Internet

Suddenly your smart TV is no longer HD and you see everything in pixels. YouTube keeps buffering. Websites don't really load well on your smartphone or tablet and online banking becomes a bit daunting. Listening to music isn't great either because streaming services are stalling. In addition, your children complain that gaming is now impossible. Everyone is grouchy, bickering in the house and all this because of slow and unreliable Internet. For many people these are recognisable situations. You too?

It may be that you have slow Internet access because there are just a lot of devices connected to it. Because all those online activities are done on smart devices and that is good, fun, nice and useful, but it does take Wi-Fi capacity and that capacity must be distributed to all devices. You can imagine that the more devices that need to be equipped with a Wi-Fi signal, the less powerful that signal is per device.

Another cause of slow Internet may be that the router is simply too far away from a device, weakening the incoming signal. Walls, ceilings and other objects through which the signal must pass will be at the expense of its strength.

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The Solution: Netgear Orbi

With the patented Tri-Band Wi-Fi technology in Netgear Orbi, it provides your household with 1.7 Gpbs dedicated backhaul, 3 Gpbs combined Wi-Fi speed and has a range of up to 350m2 . In general, it is 100% faster than Google Wi-fi and Eero, which is already a decent upgrade. Sounds complicated, but it comes down to getting fast Internet throughout your house!

What does this mean for you? Netgear Orbi is simply fast, supplying many devices with Internet at the same time, always with a wide and full range. Whether you live in a house, apartment or loft made of wood, concrete or brick, your Internet will be better with this system.

The Netgear Orbi Router and Satellite

Netgear Orbi converts the incoming Internet signal into a mesh-network on a 1.7GHz frequency, so that your Internet signal is not disturbed by other networks (such as neighbours) as they operate on the standard 2.4GHz frequency. If many networks operate on a single frequency, they interfere with each other and this is at the expense of Internet speed. With Netgear Orbi you don't have those problems and you get the most out of your Wi-Fi signal. That's what makes this product truly unique.

So the Orbi router and Satellite create their 'own' network and supply your devices with fast Internet access. You don't have to worry about the distance of your devices to the router either, because the Orbi Router and Sattelite relay the Internet signal to each other and both transmit it. The Orbi Router is connected to your existing router and the Orbi Satellite is placed centrally in your home. This setup ensures that you have strong Wi-Fi anywhere in the house!

You can choose between the RBK30RBK40 or RBK50. When do you choose which system?

The RBK30 consists of a router and wall plug. The RBK30 is a good solution for smaller homes or for people who want a good signal but are not a major Wi-Fi consumer.

The RBK40 and RBK50 do not have a wall plug but a satellite instead. The advantage of a satellite is that it not only distributes but also reinforces. This makes the RBK40 and RBK50 perfect for larger homes or demanding Wi-Fi enthusiasts.

Each router is equipped with 3 LAN ports and each satellite has 4. So do you have multiple devices that need an Ethernet cable? The RBK40 or RBK50 are then the best options.

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Installation and setup

First of all, connect the Orbi router to your existing router with a cable. This may be in the meter cupboard, but if you have already pulled an Internet cable to a certain room, you can also connect the Orbi router to it. Orbi does not replace your existing router! Then place the Orbi Satellite in a central area in the house and connect it to the mains. The two devices now automatically start a synchronisation procedure, when the connection is established the colour of the ring on top of the satellite changes to blue.

Is the ring yellow or magenta? Then the connection of the satellite with the Orbi router is not good and you have to place it a bit closer to the router. This way you can easily determine the maximum distance between the two devices. If the connection is good, the illuminated ring will turn off after a while.

After installation, you can turn off the Wi-Fi on your original router. This does not mean that you have to disconnect the power, but simply stop the signal from being sent out. The Internet signal is now only transmitted to Orbi via the cable.

When you open a web browser for the first time, you will receive a message that the Orbi needs to be configured. After a welcome screen, you will be guided through the configuration process. During this process, the existing router is detected and the connection between the Orbies is checked.

TIP: Give your Orbi network the same name and password as your old network. Then all your devices will automatically switch to your new network! For this you must have turned Wi-Fi off from your old router

What can you do with the app?

  • Easily manage your Wi-Fi settings
  • Share your network settings with others
  • See how many and which devices use your network.
  • Pause Internet use
  • Granting people guest access to your network
  • Measure the speed of your Internet

You can download the app from the Google Play store or the iTunes App Store. Available for iOS and Android

Argued by many as the best Internet solution

Many independent experts agree: Netgear Orbi is one of the best solutions for fast and quality Internet. Including Tom's Guide, TechRadar.Pro and our own product experts are also very positive about this system. Our product tester used this system to make 10 different outdoor security cameras function in the garden without glitches, something considered unthinkable with a conventional router.

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