• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A Very Windows-Like User Experience

    • Written by Jim M from Belleville

    I bought the Orbi cable modem for a fresh Spectrum install, only to be told by the technician that the 3.0 spec isn't supported by Charter nowadays ... Spectrum requires 3.1. So I returned the unit to Apple, drove down the street to Target and bought the Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System. It was $40 more expensive, but at least it was readily available. My nearest Apple Store is some distance away.

    The interface is very Windows-like and belies the simplicity the product claims to offer. At one point, the UI demanded the router serial number and I was standing in the middle of the room, holding the modem upside down and trying to read the SN with a magnifying glass.

    As an Apple user, we take for granted that products should 'just work.' This one doesn't. Setup requires some time - each unit needs several minutes to power on, connect and register in the clumsy online app - and is not without frustration. All in all, I spent about 4 hours getting the two units to communicate properly.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    can you fix this issue

    • Written by Anonymous

    my phone have been hacked or some one attack for fishing

    4 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT 3 Gbps

    • Written by Rune M from København V

    The stated 3 Gbps are the combined dedicated backhaul (4x4 MIMO, theoretical 1733 Mbps), the user available 2.4 GHz (2x2 MIMO, theoretical 400 Mbps) and the user available 5 GHz (2x2 MIMO, theoretical 867 Mbps).
    Real life, people are measuring 300-500 Mbps LAN-WAN speeds, slower Wi-Fi.

    That being said, coverage and actual average speed is beyond anything else on the market right now! Just need Netgear to fix their firmware so Wi-Fi devices aren’t kicked off every once in awhile...

    You should also look into the Orbi Pro line, which is rated for up to 40 simultaneous connections (non-pro is rated to 20 in spite of identical hardware) and offers a few extra features at the same price.

    Do also notice the RBS50Y outdoor satellite, rated IP66 in the Netgear consumer site - and IP56 on their business site :)

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