The Orbi App from NETGEAR makes it easy to set up and get more from your Orbi WiFi system.
You can quickly install your WiFi in just a few steps. A dashboard provides easy access to additional app features:
• Remote Management. Manage your router and connected devices from anywhere with Internet access
• Network Map. Easily view the status of your Orbi router and satellites
• Smart Parental Controls. Manage content & time online with Circle® with Disney.
• Internet Speed Check. Test the broadband speeds from your service provider.
• Pause Internet. Pause the Internet on any connected device.
• Traffic Meter. Supervise Internet traffic usage by day, week, month, and more
• Guest Network. Set up a guest WiFi network to keep your main network private and secure
• and more!
For more information about your Orbi WiFi System, visit http://www.netgear.com/support/orbi
We are always working hard to improve our apps and truly appreciate your feedback! This release includes some key bug fixes. In order to explore all the great features your router has to offer, make sure to update your WiFi system to the latest firmware version using the app. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re having any issues.
Ratings and Reviews
Parental controls are cumbersome and lacking
I was wondering pretty excited about getting this WiFi router. I’ve been hearing such great things about mesh type WiFi routers. Setup was easy and comes in two flavors; the Orbi app or a web browser. I chose the Orbi app and it was easy. Our WiFi was up and running within 20 minutes. Every item we have connected easily to the router and speeds seemed great (no specific speed tests were run, just watched Netflix on each device). I have a 14 year old and needed to setup some limits. I had time limits for each day on my old router where it would allow a connection to the internet between 7am and 10pm on his devices. I also have a few websites blocked through my old router. I could not do this on the Orbi. You had to use Open DNS (separate website) along with the Orbi’s parental controls menu to setup websites or servers. You could not, however, setup times for internet access to devices. This is unacceptable to me. The Orbi has Circle Disney setup on it, which gives you more parental controls at a cost of $5/month?!?! That is also a separate login. Both Circle and what little parental controls within the Orbi router was just too complicated and lacking for me to keep the device, so we returned it and reconnected our old WiFi router. We now will be looking for another router manufacturer for our home.
Blazing fast, but setup was a nightmare
Just moved into a 100-year old multi-story house with plaster walls that were eating my old wifi signal alive, so I switched to Orbi after seeing the great reviews. Now that it’s finally set up it seems solid, and the reviews weren’t kidding: the 500Mbps wireless throughput still blows my mind.
But Netgear has got to figure out why it’s iOS setup process is so terrible. I have as simple a setup as one could: pulled the router and satellite out of the box, plugged them in, but it took half a dozen tries for them even to recognize each other. And worst of all, every time the devices refused to cooperate, the app just sat there with no help, no advice. Netgear is clearly a hardware company, not a software company. I hope they’ll do some serious, advanced testing of their app—especially the new user onboarding process—so others won’t find themselves stuck in a seemingly endless loop of failure and rebooting as I was for nearly an hour.
Finally, their decision not to devote the meager resources to enabling landscape mode in the iPad version of their setup app is a slap in the face to users. I use my iPad as a mini-laptop, with a keyboard case, and their app is one of the only apps I’ve seen that stubbornly refuses to rotate the UI to accommodate my setup.
Once it's setup, it's great!!
I've had the Orbi WiFi station with two satellite units for about ten months now. The setup presented me with a bit of a rough start but it could be contributed to my not understanding the instructions fully. Once I was done setting it up, everything worked great!! I love the app as it allows you to monitor your Wi-Fi network and it shows all devices connected to your network. The app also allows you to turn off individual connected devices. You can also see each device and which satellite it's connecting to or if that device is connected to the base station. You can also reboot the Orbi router from the app. I really like this setup and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for complete whole house coverage of their WiFi modem signal. I live in a 3100 square foot house. There is a pretty good distance between my Wi-Fi base station and other rooms in the house. I had weak signals in several areas of the house but this Orbi fixed that problem once and for all.
- NETGEAR, Inc.
- 207 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 NETGEAR, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.