Orbi beats the competition

Up to 100% faster WiFi than Google WiFi and Eero*

Orbi WiFi System

Orbi’s sleek design and state-of-the-art technology steals the show. Orbi's Tri-Band system creates a high capacity superhighway, while other systems experience slow speeds, as you add units.

  • Dedicated Tri-Band
  • Pre-paired for easy installation
  • Covers more square feet with 2 devices than others do with 3

Google WiFi & Eero

Other systems require personal information to sign up, and need more devices to cover the same amount of space that Orbi covers.

  • Speeds degrade as you add more units
  • Must have android or iOS device for installation
  • Fewer ethernet ports per unit
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*As measured by independent testing in real-world configurations; speed will vary depending upon many factors, including network traffic, building construction, and distance from access points; see www.netgear.com/betterwifi for testing details; actual download and upload speeds may be limited by Internet speeds”.

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Orbi satellites communicate with the routers, not with each other; but 4x4 backhaul enabled best-in-class performance in most of our benchmarks.
Mesh WiFi Router Comparison for Macbook Pro
  • Orbi
    208Mbps
  • Eero
    104Mbps
  • Google Wifi
    82Mbps
The Orbi is the best Wi-Fi system on the market.
Long range comparison
  • Netgear Orbi (via add-on unit)
    416Mbps
  • Eero (3nd Unit)
    69Mbps
Orbi simply blows away its “mesh” competition.
Downlink Throughput with Living Room Node
  • Orbi
    220Mbps
  • Eero
    70Mbps
Netgear Orbi RBK50 is our top pick for home WiFi systems.
30ft Test Point
  • Orbi
    223Mbps
  • Eero
    71Mbps

Spec by spec comparison

Specifications Orbi RBK50 Orbi RBK40 Orbi RBK30 Eero
(Ist Gen)
Eero Pro 3 Pack Eero Pro + 2X Beacon Google Wifi
Total system units 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
Coverage Up to 5,000 sq ft Up to 4,000 sq ft Up to 3,500 sq ft 2,000 - 4,000 sq ft Manufacturer declines to specify Manufacturer declines to specify 1,500 - 4,500 sq ft
WiFi technology 3 (Tri-band)
(4x4, 2x2, 2x2)
3 (Tri-band)
(2x2, 2x2, 2x2)
3 (Tri-band)
(2x2, 2x2, 2x2)
Dual-band 3 (Tri-band)
(2x2, 2x2, 2x2)
3 (Tri-band) on Pro (2x2, 2x2, 2x2)
2 (Dual-band) on Beacon (2x2, 2x2)
Dual-band
WiFi speed rating (per unit) AC3000 AC2200 AC2200 AC1200 AC2100 AC2100 on Pro
AC1200 on Beacon
AC1200
Number of LAN Ports/Device 3 on Router
4 per Satellite
3 on Router
4 per Satellite
3 on Router 2 1 on Router
2 on Hub
1 on Router 2
Dedicated backhaul Yes, up to 1.7 Gbps Yes, up to 1.7 Gbps Yes, up to 1.7 Gbps No No No No
High Power Amplifiers for best Range Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Phone and email required for set up No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Requires cloud service to operate No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Pre-paired units for easy install Yes Yes Yes No No No No
App and Browser based installation Yes Yes Yes App only App only App only App only
VPN termination support for easy remote access Yes Yes Yes No No No No