Product Comparison: NETGEAR RBK23 vs NETGEAR RBK40

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General Specifications
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.
NETGEAR RBK40 Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System. Enjoy the convenience of having a single Wi-Fi network for your home. Go from your front door to the garden as you watch your favourite shows on your devices. No Wi-Fi disconnects, no dead zones.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x power adapter, Ethernet cable, Router, 2x satellites
Router, 2x satellites, Ethernet cable, 3x power adapter
Designated Areas
Up to 4500 sq. ft.
Up to 4000 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
2200 Mbps
2200 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR RBK23 AC2200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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.
NETGEAR RBK40 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • With out the orbi my speed was 40mbs with it jumped to over 200.
  • The best! Great speed for streaming.
  • Upload speeds were phenomenal. Even large photo and video projects were a breeze.
  • Improvement in speed after installing. Would recommend.
  • Awesome speed improvement! This has increased our Wi-Fi signal incredibly.
Size & Weight
6.6 in.
8 in.
5.6 in.
6.4 in.
2.4 in.
3.1 in.
1.05 lbs.
1.65 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NETGEAR RBK23 AC2200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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.
NETGEAR RBK40 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • Easy to set up. Good size for me.
  • Another solid Netgear product with good speed, range and size.
  • Excellent product with nice size for my desk.
  • Great for middle house! Awesome size and weight.
  • Wall plug satellite is very convenient! Good size and design.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
Encryption & Security
WPA/WPA2-PSK, Guest Wi-Fi network, Circle Smart parental controls
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
NETGEAR RBK23 AC2200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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.
NETGEAR RBK40 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • The Orbi WiFi System was very easy to set up. The phone app make the system feel very secure.
  • Security, coverage, and ease. Excellent device!
  • What a great product! Easy fast and secure setup.
  • Secure easy setup for a home network.
  • Works perfectly. Fast and secure easy to use. Recommended!
Easy App Controls
Quad-Core 710MHz
Quad-Core 710MHz
256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
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
Easy voice control, WiFi superhighway, Smart Parental Controls, Color LEDs, Sophisticated cool-touch design
What customers say about "Features"
NETGEAR RBK23 AC2200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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.
NETGEAR RBK40 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • Easy to connect and works very well. Love the guest network feature.
  • Fast and plenty of features to control my family's usage.
  • Great control features using the ORBI app. Love all the control I have.
  • I love it and the features the app offers. I highly recommend it.
  • Many features app are missing, or clunky.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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