The Orbi system, geared towards individuals, aims to be something simple, both in terms of installation and use. And from this point of view, it is successful. The application interface shows it, but purists may find it too simplistic, being limited to only a few features, the most interesting of which are the list of devices connected by the terminal (by separating the bands 2.4 and 5Ghz as well as wired links) with the possibility of instantly cutting trafficfor each. The other features are a speed test of the Internet link, management of the Guest Wi-Fi network, a network mapping (which only displays the Internet, the router and the satellite on a Samsung phone) and the measurement and monitoring of traffic.
However, you can still manage your network using a web console by connecting to the base through the IP address. The satellite for its part only allows the visualization of what is connected and the base offers everything you would like to see in a router.
Unlike the Nighthawk routers, the Orbi RBK852 leaves you the option of choosing from only 4Wi-Fi channels. With the new Netgear, you don’t have to do much, as the router takes care of all things on its own. Everything will be managed automatically such as the links, bands and channels.
On the technical side, the RBK852 kit broadcasts Wifi6 in its AX6000 form. It should, therefore, be understood that each terminal transmits on 3 bands (tri-band): 1 of 2.4Ghz and 2 of 5Ghz (including 1 of 5Ghz reserved for the router/satellite link called backhaul when the satellite is connected). Equipped with 12 streams shared in 4 streams on each band, whose bandwidth is fixed at 80MHz, this ultimately gives 1200Mbps for the 2.4Ghz band and 2400Mbps for each 5GHz band, i.e. 6000Mbps in total.
The Orbi Mesh system allows the addition of additional satellites, and these can be connected to the system in “star” operation (all the satellites connect to the RBR850 base) or in “daisy chain” (the satellites connect/in cascade to extend the span in length). This freedom allows the user to best adapt his installation in relation to his home/place to equip.
Unlike the “old” Orbi, parental control is not available for the users, just like the Armor security module (advanced protection solution against computer threats for the home network, mobiles, and home automation devices, powered by Bitdefender, a major player in the security/antivirus market). However, after contacting Netgear about this, it seems to be in the pipeline for integration a little later, via a firmware update (but maybe not both at the same time).
On the negative side, we regret the absence of a USB port per terminal (or at least on the router), which would have made it possible to share a printer as proposed by its predecessor, or even a hard drive, with let us dream of NAS possibilities.
Also, this speed of 2.5Gbps would be shared between the devices connected to the Orbi since its Ethernet ports remain limited to Gigabit (10-100-1000Mbps), perhaps a device connected alone by Wi-Fi on the band 5 GHz could (almost) reach this speed but it remains theoretical.
It is possible to obtain a Multigig Internet speed bypassing another means: the aggregation of Ethernet ports (use 2 Ethernet ports to share the data to be transmitted, each Ethernet port offering 1Gbps, the theoretical maximum speed is therefore 2Gbps). On the base, you must use the WAN port as well as the Ethernet port n1 and connect them to a compatible device.For more information Netgear Orbi Login you can visit Netgear Orbi Setup.