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
This release includes some key bug fixes and enhancements. 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. We are always working hard to improve our apps and truly appreciate your feedback! You can contact us at email@example.com.
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 ,
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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.
- 206.4 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.