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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

Management GUI

 

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Orbi setup starts with the screen seen above and takes you through setting up the internet connection and satellites you have connected.

 

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Once you get through the initial setup of Orbi, you can configure admin accounts followed by Wi-Fi.

 

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You will receive a confirmation, seen above, once you have finished all steps.

 

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Once we completed initial setup, we were greeted with a firmware update. Version 1.3.0.12 was used for all testing.

 

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Orbi uses a simplified setup menu seen above. The dashboard gives you a glance at the number of devices connected along with the Wi-Fi SSID and password.

 

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Going through the menus, we have the internet menu first that allows you to configure the router with your ISP settings.

 

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Wireless for the Orbi uses band steering to choose channels for your devices.

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