Disconnects devices at random 1/5
This is Orbi's v2 devices. V1 was an equally horrible experience but I read that Orbi fixed it's issues in v2 and I saw lots of good reviews. I have no clue how they aren't seeing what I'm seeing in both these Orbi systems versions.
Sometimes Orbi does disconnect a device, but more frequently you see the end device still connected to the Orbi but not able to reach the internet (yet other devices located at the same distance or even further can). NetGear's Orbi really rudimentary support staff always claims that it is not their issue despite it affecting a wide number brands. You don't have any recourse other than rebooting, waiting and hoping that this expensive system chooses to let your computer, your home security device, your IoT devices back through to the internet.
Don't buy! Avoid like the time-draining unreliable network that Orbi is. At best you are playing Russian roulette, but the symptoms may not show up before you can return the system.
Great Product 5/5
Totally changed my internet speed!
Does not detect existing network 1/5
Upgrade smart phones over the weekend. Installed latest version of Orbi. Tried to connect to my existing wireless network and this version cannot detect this network even though the phone is attached to it. Also does not give you the opportunity to back out or ignore the message and back into the management view. Please fix so I can manage my network again.
Love this product!! 5/5
I used to have so many issues with my internet going down, connectivity issues and rebooting. I’ve had this system for about 8 months and have had no issues. Definitely worth the money!!
Very good router 5/5
We run multiple devices streaming games, movies, YouTube, and anything else we want without any problem regularly. It’s easy to set up and it works very well. What more could you ask for.
What happened to being able to sort devices???? 2/5
With this latest update I don’t see the option to sort devices by name, or address as I could before. This really is a step backwards. Not a happy user right now.
Excellent connectivity and set up ease 5/5
The Netgear ORBI system has broken the code on effective wireless connectivity. Actually now receiving advertised download rates. N top of this the set up was extremely easy. The app gives me excellent control and insights of my network.
Speed test 1/5
Your history shows I have had a 14 upload and a 1.5 download. Incorrect info.
Good App 3/5
WiFi seems very spotty
Receipt app upgrade deleted data 3/5
Recent upgrade deleted my login info and tells me I’m not set up yet and takes me to set up process-again !!
Highly recommended 5/5
Excellent device highly recommend if you want to maximize your internet speed and service. Must have router, you will not regret your purchase.
Double Speed 5/5
By Jug Man
My speed is twice what I had with none mesh network. Was paying for 100mbsec & got < half but tested with ORBI & got 114. One can see the difference surfing. Yea NetGear.
Love Orbi 5/5
Internet has never been better.
Saved from Frontier’s Horrible Router 5/5
After hours on the computer with tech support telling me I had too many devices connected and that my router was “fine” I threw my hands up drove to Best Buy and have the new network set up in less than an hour and that includes driving to and from Best Buy and the purchase. This thing is awesome. Speeds went from 2 Mbs to what my plan is. Couldn’t be happier. Set up was a snap.
By DSD Bluffton
Easy to set up. Improved my internet speed from 35-40 mbps to near the 300 mbps I’m paying for. Love the app! Seemless coverage throughout my house with only one satellite. Covers more than the 3500 sq ft advertised! Love it!
Can't sign in 1/5
Awful experience and now I can't even sign in to use it
By Orbi Greg
Since adding Orbi to my home network my internet there are are no slow spots in my entire house.
No Netflix and a lot of webpages inaccesible 1/5
I’m going crazy trying to figure out how to get to see Netflix on my LG smart tv. Besides this theres a ton on websites that appear as if they were threads, but this are websites I use regularly and I’m confident they are safe to use. It seems I cant find the solution to this problem anywhere in the web.
Tech Manager 1/5
Not very reliable! 😩
Following the ORBI app was a dream. Thank you for a well written app
The 5 minutes to install took over 2 hours due to difficulty connecting with Orbi Wifi
One star for forcing me to review 1/5
By John Weeks
Please don't ask all the time for reviews.
Requires a netgear online account for a local router 1/5
Makes no sense why I would need a Netgear online account to use this app to manage my local router. Oh yeah, so they can sell me unnecessary “security” add-ons. Please stop. Just let me use the app without the hassle of creating a useless Netgear login.
Need ability to prioritize devices and more features 2/5
Need to be able to 5 prioritize devices
Need option to auto update firmware or not
Need ability to scan channels for best channel
No way to setup second network, can’t login 1/5
I upgraded from another netgear device that allowed separate 2.4 and 5ghz networks. I have security cameras that still use 2.4. Orbi does not allow two networks, only one, so I have to climb some ladders to reset the WiFi security cameras. I don’t know why they did this, I wish I could setup two networks. Can’t login to the router anymore because I chose the default admin name of ORBI and now when I use the app to login it defaults to admin name “admin” and won’t allow me to change it.
Connection to Devices 4/5
By Mr Historian
Set up was very easy. All went well with turning off WiFi on AT&T Uverse modem/router. Then found out Wemo wall plugs, Kasa wall plugs, and Sonos connect and connect.amp won’t work with Orbi. All other devices are great. Just disappointed that Sonos is a problem. Lots of money invested there. Hopefully will be able to figure out how to make Sonos work with Orbi.
Not so bad 4/5
So I was under the misconception that it makes your internet better. It does but kind of indirectly, at least in my case. My internet didn’t get better, but now all my devices get %100 of the internet strength rather than fighting over which device gets how much. Much better!
Overall A Useful App 4/5
There are some improvements I’d like to see. I wish I could see the data usage by device. That would be so helpful. I think the setup could be just a bit simpler (and also have some advanced settings). All in all, like the other Netgear apps, it is super useful.
Still Requires Netgear Account 1/5
Use to like this app, but it’s complete crap since they decided that you have to login with a Netgear account!
Best Addition to High Speed Internet 5/5
I would spend anything for what Orbi offers! This is phenomenal and I couldn’t be happier in a house full of gamers!!!!!
I love my Orbi WiFi. I tried almost every WiFi mesh system and Orbi is the only one that give me good coverage in my house and around in my backyard,
Doe not augment to landscape orientation 1/5
You just as soon use the web interface on Safari or Firefox etc. App is not good if you are visually impaired.
The connectivity is awful 1/5
This app consistently doesn’t allow my devices to connect via the app to the router to update or change settings. Furthermore, it’s affecting my iCloud backups because of its crap connectivity. Never had an issue with my previous routers and you can’t optimize this app for iPad?! Seriously?!!
Disconnection issues 3/5
By AJ tell it as u c it
Since update, internet connection drops off within short time even after reboot and reset. No issues during first year use but since update internet connection drops off...the light on top of the box turns off and then connection os lost...not worth the cost if this continues. Many users have this issue if you google the forum. It seems tech support is not listening to users and don’t care evident in forums.
Not a stable system
Worst ever. 1/5
Dont buy. Expensive and s l o w.
Very user friendly 5/5
By BW Design Works
I purchased this wireless router and extender to try and get solid coverage throughout our two story house. This did the job and then some! Super easy to set up and get flying. Have only had it for about a month but no issues what so ever. Getting great upload and download speed all over the house with zero dead zones.
My network 5/5
By A Seeker of god
Recently upgraded my network to Orbi. I really like the security features and speed of network.
No Guest Network 4/5
Love the setup, coverage and the speed of the router. But it lacks a guest network.
Excellent so far 5/5
I’ve only had the Orbi for three days but I’m happy. Took a couple of hours of installation but I blame that primarily on a dearth of instructions. I am blown away with the speed. The Orbi 3-pc system is replacing a Wi-Fi system consisting of three Apple AirPort Extreme base stations connected by Ethernet cable. Even though my ISP was telling me I was getting at least 200 mbps download, the previous Wi-Fi setup was only providing 95 mbps unless you were sitting directly in front of the router. The Orbi system is delivering 255 mbps download throughout the house! Yes I’m happy!!
Orbi it’s 2 satellites 5/5
I bought this figuring no changes would happen bc I have purchased Netgear extender and no change. However, this is awesome! I have not had to restart printer or computer since hooked up. Also, I am able to go on porch and still have service. Love this Netgear product
DO NOT BUY 1/5
This is trash. Don’t buy it. Don’t waste your money.
I cannot connect the internet every single day unless I reboot this stupid router.
Frustrating updates 1/5
Everything would be great, however every time this stupid app updates it logs me out and I have to figure out my login info all over again. Very inconvenient...
Leave me alone 1/5
By Ando China
The app works great but it pesters me to write a review, so here is your one star
Great performance! Definitely worth the money
By NYC lifer
Not providing reasonably expected results. Difficulty in setting it up-instructions were incomplete online help was insufficient. Finally got it running but signal strength is unexpectedly weak.
Great product! Easy to install. Works as advertised!! 5/5
By Mo Possum
Great product! Easy install!! Works as advertised!!!
Súper Fast! 5/5
I love my Orbit! Keep up NETGEAR with the Good Job!
Love it so much better then the nighthawk 1900