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NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System Kit Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Feb 13, 2017 11:47 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: NETGEAR

Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi System

 

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The product packaging carries the standard vibrant Netgear coloring scheme with an image of the router centered.

 

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The rear goes into further detail about some of the features of this solution.

 

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Internally, everything is packed together very orderly. The router sits on top exposed once you open the box while the satellite and cables sit underneath.

 

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With this being a two-device kit, we have two power adapters and an Ethernet cable adding to the scope of delivery.

 

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The Orbi is quite easily the largest setup as far as "mesh" or Wi-Fi "systems" are concerned. Looking at these devices online, one would think they are small with nothing next to them for comparison. The Orbi is about as tall as a bathroom trash can or two 120mm fans stacked vertically. Netgear has done great with the aesthetic of these devices; the bottom is a soft white plastic while the top is a glossy gray color with a blue led ring.

 

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All of the antennas for Orbi are internal giving a smooth appearance. On the back, you will find a WAN port in yellow and three LAN ports. The router features a USB 2.0 port as well as a sync button to the far left.

 

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The satellite is identical in appearance but has a different I/O panel sticker. This time we have the sync button to the left followed by four LAN ports and a USB 2.0 port.

 

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Above, we have both devices together.

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