Product Comparison: NETGEAR RBK50 vs NETGEAR RBK53

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General Specifications
About the Product
Orbi by NETGEAR is the simplest and smartest way to enjoy high-speed WiFi in every corner of your home. The Orbi WiFi System easily covers 4,000 square feet of your home with strong WiFi signals. Because Orbi uses Tri-Band WiFi, your Internet runs at max speeds no matter how many devices connect. Enjoy better WiFi. Everywhere.
Orbi Whole Home AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System. Tri-band Wi-Fi System by NETGEAR delivers unparalleled Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. This kit of three with Orbi Wi-Fi Router and two Satellites covers homes up to 6000 square feet with strong Wi-Fi signals.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
Router, Satellite, Ethernet cable, 2x power adapter
Router, 2x satellites, Ethernet cable, 3x power adapter
Designated Areas
Up to 5.000 sq. ft.
Up to 6000 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
3000 Mbps
3000 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR RBK50 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • I now have Wi-Fi all over the house with full speeds in every corner of my home.
  • No dropped connections, download speeds exceeding 200Mbps in most corners of the flat, and robust to multiple devices streaming music or movies at the same time.
  • Rock solid WiFi now. Very impressed with speed too.
  • I've suffered from poor WiFi coverage for years and grabbed the Orbi RBK50 on Black Friday. I am impressed!!! Amazing performance.
  • The speed tests were showing worse than my old 3 year old sky router and the range is even worse with additional of a satellite.
NETGEAR RBK53 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • I’ve full internet speeds throughout the house.
  • The internet speed next to the router is 200Mbs+.
  • The speed is appreciably faster than before and I have had no dropouts.
  • I now get speeds of around 150 Mbps in nearly all parts of the house.
  • 370Mb WiFi speed on my laptop everywhere in the house.
Size & Weight
8 in.
8.89 in.
6.4 in.
6.7 in.
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
1.72 lbs.
1.72 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NETGEAR RBK50 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • I have a 4/5 bedroom property so I was really surprised, the units blend in well considering there size as well.
  • Easy to set up, as you might expect to get the power you compromise on size.
  • The devices themselves are fairly big so if you're looking for a small device that you can hide away, look elsewhere.
  • I wish it was cheaper and the units would certainly be nicer if they were smaller (the router and satellite are pretty large), but thankfully, I've managed to hide them away.
  • The units are large (vase sized) but look pretty good and at least discrete (until the issues below arise).
NETGEAR RBK53 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • Fast, easy installation, fantastic coverage! Good size, i like it.
  • Easy to set up. Good size of devices.
  • For the size they are, work very well as they’are intrusive.
  • It’s worth nothing they are very large units - the size of a reasonable flower vase.
  • Be warned the devices are big, around A4 size.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
Encryption & Security
128-bit AES encryption with PSK, Guest Wi-Fi network, Circle Smart parental controls
128-bit AES encryption with PSK, Guest Wi-Fi network
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
NETGEAR RBK50 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • The connection to my iMac, iPad and iPhone all connect at the fastest speed of 5GHz.
  • I'm getting my full broadband speed, through my house... amazing!!!
  • It’s dedicated 5Ghz band for communication between the router and satellite works amazingly freeing up the other 2 bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for uninterrupted, fast, reliable and a strong internet signal!
  • Had big issues with the fact you can’t separate the 5ghz band from 2.4ghz.
  • Main issue for me was not able to choose between 2.4 and 5 ghz.
NETGEAR RBK53 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • The tri-band system gives two channels for WiFi and the third channel is for the devices to communicate with each other.
  • The Tri-band RBK53 Orbi with 2 satellites are good devices.
  • AC3000 Good mesh WiFi. Would recommend.
  • Great upgrade, worth every penny. Very secure.
  • Easily setup, stable and lightening fast. AC WiFi is really fast for me.
Easy App Controls
Quad-Core 710MHz
Quad-Core 710MHz
512MB NAND Flash and 512MB RAM
512MB NAND Flash and 512MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
FastLane3 technology, One Wi-Fi network, Simple & secure
One WiFi Network, Faster speeds, Voice Control, Parental controls, Seamless Roaming Everywhere, Advanced Threat Protection
What customers say about "Features"
NETGEAR RBK50 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • The app is good and being able to see what devices are lined up to which router/satellite is nice and even when we are all on the same satellite the signal is still very good.
  • Nice android app and the configuration is very straight forward.
  • The app is intuitive and the amount of configurations you can do is a lot, from guest network to block certain devices from getting a connection and many more.
  • The Orbi iOS app is slow to list the connected devices (with their toggles for pausing).
  • From the iOS app it's also only possible to see which wifi band each device is using via the Network Map, which is a deeper navigation tree than the standard Device List.
NETGEAR RBK53 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • Easy to navigate round the config options and see what's connected etc.
  • When the whole system (router+2 satellites) installed gives good signals. Satellites have Ethernet ports + USB.
  • Base connects via ethernet cable to modem and then one satellite on each floor. Easy connectivity.
  • In AP mode, 50%+ of the features are disabled, including parental control.
  • No built-in parental controls. You can pay for parental control via Disney Circle.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
329.99 $

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