Product Comparison: NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) vs Google GA00158-UK


General Specifications
Brand
NETGEAR
Google
Model
Orbi AC2200 (RBK23)
GA00158-UK
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Orbi by NETGEAR is a Whole Home Wi-Fi System that delivers AC2200 Wi-Fi up to 4500 square feet. FastLane3 provides better 4K HD gaming & streaming, no matter how many devices connect. Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls let you easily manage content & time online on any device.
Google Wifi points work with your modem and internet provider to give your devices a fast signal in every room. Unlike traditional routers and range extenders, Google Wifi can give you both great speed and complete coverage of your home. All communication between devices on your network is encrypted and your system’s security is updated automatically to give you peace of mind.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x power adapter, Ethernet cable, Router, 2x satellites
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
Designated Areas
Up to 4500 sq. ft.
Up to 1380 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
2132 Mbps
1200 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • Performance is excellent with whole house coverage never dropping below -60dBm and internet access speeds similar to wired connection.
  • Although the router and satellites are all located on the ground floor, upstairs coverage is good.
  • All in all if you are debating about buying this just do it, it will not disappoint, and the coverage and increase in WiFi speed is amazing.
  • Top of the range. Easy to install and customize, much much better seamless reception.
  • Cable connection with it is more than twice the speed I had before, connecting directly with the router.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • A 40mbs increase all because of the single Google WiFi unit. It's just a miracle, amazeballs, incredible!
  • This has sorted out our problem completely with really good wifi coverage throughout the house with speeds pretty much the same as if I was standing by the router.
  • I got the mesh units up and running and talking to each other and apparently all giving very good data speeds.
  • Easy set-up, good coverage of flat, speeds are good.
  • WiFi connections says it is connected to the WiFi but no speed at all .network dropping off . Happens on all my devices.
Size & Weight
Height
6.6 in.
2.7 in.
Width
5.6 in.
4.1 in.
Depth
2.4 in.
4.1 in.
Weight
1.05 lbs.
0.75 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • The Orbi hardware is on the large size, but its design is unobtrusive with an attractive 'soft' finish to the off-white housings.
  • I’m not complaining but I know some people won’t like the size.
  • Easy to set up, as you might expect to get the power you compromise on size.
  • It’s worth nothing they are VERY large units - the size of a reasonable flower vase. For the size they are, you’d expect them to work very well as they’re obstrusive.
  • The units are large (vase sized) but look pretty good and at least discrete.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • They are small in size and unobtrusive sitting on a living room table. Very pleased with this product.
  • It is the size of a traditional whiskey glass, and weight just about the same.
  • I like the small size of the units though, and the scheduled offline times for devices + parental filtering.
  • My only criticism is the big price tag and the big size of the devices. I expected the "pucks" to be much smaller to easily hide away.
  • I completely underestimated the size of the routers... each one is fairly substantial and definitely stand out when plugged in in a visible location.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Tri-Band
Dual-Band
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Encryption & Security
WPA/WPA2-PSK, Guest Wi-Fi network, Circle Smart parental controls
WPA2-PSK
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • I now have a router and one satellite working (the third will go in the extension when its completed) and yeh, full signal everywhere and full fibre speed.
  • Works great fron one floor to the next with 5m high cealings.
  • Now I have an amazing internet connection, with the same speed guaranteed all over the entire house.
  • Previously used a mess of Powerline adaptors but I have been able to simplify all of this and vastly improve the reliability and speed of my WiFi. Usual great Netgear quality.
  • I have seen a massive improvement on speed and range/coverage throughout my house and garden (especially WiFi cameras that were cutting out). Recommended.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Seems that it more than doubled my wifi bandwidth, and has removed all the dead spots. Can highly recommend!
  • I like the fact that Google Wifi uses the same network name for both 2.4/5Ghz bands, it's a nice feature which allows devices to select the band automatically.
  • Super easy set-up, convenient app to monitor things from, 2.4 and 5 settings are combined so no more switching to the faster on.
  • The google wifi puts out a simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal and each of your devices can choose with signal it needs and if your device can do both, it will choose the frequency with the strongest signal.
  • Smart home sockets mostly use 2.4 GHz and typically require the managing device to be on 2.4GHz. iOS devices connect to 5Ghz. Looks like google is using this to force us all to Android. This surely is an anti-trust violation.
Features
Interfaces
WAN/LAN (in router), 2xLAN (in satellites)
2x WAN/LAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Processor
Quad-Core 710MHz
Quad-core ARM CPU
Memory
256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, Quick & easy setup with the Orbi app–Pause WiFi, Works with all major Internet Service Providers, Sleek, contemporary design
Expandable mesh Wi-Fi, TX Beamforming, Bluetooth Smart Ready
What customers say about "Features"
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • The app is slick and remarkably quick.
  • I'm not a techie, but I found these devices easy to install (just download the app and follow step by step the instructions).
  • The app is basic but does the job.
  • Connecting the mesh network is App based and simple to do if powered on instructions followed to the letter.
  • Admin app is shoddy and hides far too much functionality.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Software wise, it's more than functional, and allows you to see all the devices on your network, as well as gives you an idea of the speed.
  • The app works well and helps you get the hubs in the right place. It does things behind the scenes which make sure you get the best signal.
  • The app, shows all connected devices, shows if they are using the wifi and how much.
  • The units look great, the app is very well designed and easy to use.
  • There are no advanced settins on the Google wifi app which is a shame. I get why not. It is meant to be plug and forget.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
121.00 $


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