Fast WiFi with coverage up to 280 m² – Netgear Orbi RBK20 Review
Check out the Orbi RBK20 at Wireless 1
NETGEAR are no strangers to the Huge coverage, fast WiFi scene, they have their whole line of ‘Orbi’ Systems, which have won a few awards, “PC Mag Editors Choice” and “HOT Hardware Editors Choice”.
They just recently announced their new and latest Orbi WiFi System, the RBK20 series. This Orbi includes a Router and Satellite Package. With a combined WiFi speed of 2.2Gbps, this allows for more than 100Mbps over a 280 meters squared range. Not to mention that this is a Mesh System
The RBK20 WiFi, having a total speed of 2.2Gbps, is enhanced by FastLane3, Including Tri-band WiFi which works on a ‘single network name’, allowing the unit to have increased coverage by including four high-gain internal antennas. Did we mention the Orbi can even be controlled through voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant?!
This Orbi System is best suited for a 2 bedroom House/Apartment. It will provide the coverage needed without any interruptions. The Orbi can generally handle up to 250 clients, under most conditions. You can expect to have maximum performance for up to 50 clients connected to your Orbi Network.
When should you use an Orbi?
If you need whole home coverage and to have a device that is easy to setup and to manage entirely, the Orbi System is the best networking and easiest solution, especially its price for performance. This is because most modem routers sit in the corners of homes, this makes entire home coverage difficult to achieve with the range of a single modem router. Not only does the Orbi system provide whole home coverage, but it allows for only a Single Network name (SSID), this allows the client to freely walk around the entirety of their home without compromising or switching between two different networks
The Orbi Systems have been tested to be the best mesh router, comparisons from Google WiFi, Linksys Velop and Samsung Connect HomePro, the Orbi beats them in range for performance. Making this one of the best Mesh Routers on the market at the moment.
Some key features of the Orbi System:
- 2.2Gbps, up to 280m² *(866+866+400Mbps)*
- FastLane 3 Technology
- Tri-Band AC2200 WiFi Technology
- Four High-Gain Internal Antennas
- Single Named WiFi Network
- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration
- Smart Parental Controls
*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction.*
NETGEAR, now partnered with Disney, offer ‘Circle’ which is the solution to manage content and time spent online. Circle with Disney allows parents to control how long their children are online, and even filter which sites they can access.
The RBK20 has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports located on the back for you to plug your consoles or TV’s into (1 WAN and 1 LAN)
Netgears latest Orbi Home WiFi System is now available to purchase in Australia, and you can now purchase at here at Wireless 1 for a low price of $369