Do more with your Orbi WiFi using the NETGEAR Orbi app. Access your Orbi features and manage your network from anywhere after quickly setting up your WiFi in just a few steps.
The NETGEAR Orbi app gives you convenient access to your router’s features:
- Remote Management – Monitor and control your home WiFi from anywhere.
- Smart Parental Controls – Filter content and limit time online automatically with Circle® on NETGEAR.
- Armor Security - Advanced cybersecurity on your network to protect all devices from online threats.
- Speed Test – See if you’re getting the internet broadband speeds you’re paying for.
- Guest WiFi – Set up a secure and separate WiFi network for guests.
- Traffic Meter – Monitor internet usage over time.
- Easily pause WiFi, update firmware, and more!
The NETGEAR Orbi app is always being improved. Install it today!
For more information about your Orbi WiFi System, visit http://www.support.netgear.com
This new release includes some important bug fixes and improvements. We’d love to know what you think!
Be sure to update your router to the latest version with the app in order to explore all the great features. Reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any feedback or run into any issues - we’re here to help.
Ratings and Reviews
Support for VoiceOver is lacking.
I bought this system to eliminate dead zones and interference. Now, we do not have dead zones, and interference caused by all of the surrounding routers in the area are nonexistent. The web based interface is easy to use from a computer. This app, however, leaves a lot to be desired. I rely on voiceover to read the contents of the screens and controls. Voiceover will identify most of the controls in the app, but does not identify them as buttons. I have to guess whether it is a control or not. Also, I cannot turn Internet access on or off using voice over. The device list and associated information such as whether a device is connected to the main router or a satellite, is very difficult if not impossible to read accurately while using voice over. I would like to see improvements with regards to accessibility. I will update this review if I discover that net gear has put some attention toward this area. Thank you.
On December 25th, I had to allow Internet access for a few new devices in the household. I still am not able to read the grid of devices on the network and associated information. VoiceOver tents to group most of the information together because netgear has not put attention toward accessibility. I then had to find someone with vision to make the changes for me. Please, netgear, please put some effort into making this app more accessible for those of us who are blind and care about our own network security and functionality.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, we appreciate your feedback and we'd like to work with you directly to learn more about the experience you had with the app. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience!
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.
Impressed on all accounts
I am blown away by the Orbi system. I switched from a normal tri-band router to this 2 satellite orbi (three piece unit) because I was unable to stream two roku sticks at one time. I have a three story home with one orbi unit on each floor. Not only are my streaming devices spit fire fast, but I’ve got noticeably faster upload and download speeds to my Xbox one console, my computer, work laptop, the families laptops, our tablets and cell phones.
The app is easy to use and understand allowing me to password protect the router, check on the net time and traffic, and even check my speeds and diagnose connectivity with the tap of a block. If my net is down because of the fiber optic work the phone company is doing, my 4g/lte still allows me to connect to the unit!
All in all it’s a very... VERY... powerful unit for what I believe is an affordable price. I feel like I spend less time working on the families computers and more time enjoying them and our streaming services. If you’re a multi level home or a multi player household, or even if you just have lots of friends, family, or company in your home, orbi is a must have in my book.
- NETGEAR, Inc.
- 223.3 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+
- © 2019 NETGEAR, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.