March 27, 2023
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[Evaluation]NETGEAR Orbi RBK763S Mesh Wi-Fi 6 is super easy to install + practical test to solve the dead corner of the Internet

Although the speed of the Internet is constantly increasing, there are still many times when we cannot connect to Wi-Fi in our room. Mesh WiFi devices solve the problem of no signal in the corner of the home. The routers on the market have their own characteristics and different transmission architectures. This time, we will evaluate the latest tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi system NETGEAR Orbi RBK763S, which features super easy installation and tri-band transmission. We will actually test whether it can solve the problem of Internet dead spots in complex building structures.


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Orbi RBK763s flat upright body for easy installation

The appearance design of the NETGEAR orbi RBK763s reviewed this time adheres to the consistent style, and the appearance is very brand recognizable. A main router and two satellite handsets are included in the package. Orbi RBK763s continues the brand’s design language, with a sleek and narrow body, which will not be obtrusive when placed at home. This time, the material used in the shell is a skin-like material, which has a good texture to the touch. The flat body is suitable for installation in narrow homes without occupying indoor space.

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Product interface is not lost

The router host of RBK763S has 1 Gigabit WAN and 3 Gigabit LAN.The satellite extension is equipped with 2 Gigabit LANs, which is convenient for users to connect other electronic devices.

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Easy to install router

The setup of Orbi RBK763s is quite convenient. Just plug in the power cord and insert the LAN cord into the WAN port to complete the initial hardware setup of the main router.andThe initial setting of the host is also very convenient. After turning on the main router and satellite slave, download the NETGEAR Orbi mobile app. After agreeing to the privacy policy and giving the App permission, just scan the QR Code at the bottom of the router, and the App will automatically set it up for you.

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The only thing you need to do is press “Next” a few times. Wait for the phone to detect and link to the router and satellite handset. Press the Sync button according to the software instructions to complete the setup and installation, and the user can access the Internet. If users want to adjust the settings in the future, they can also manage remotely through the Orbi mobile app.

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The whole process takes about ten minutes. It is quite fast for the mobile phone to detect and link to the router. Most of the time is waiting for the firmware update of the router.


Adding a new satellite handset is also very easy, just connect the power to the satellite handset, click “Add Satellite” in the Orbi App, and it will be ready to use in a few minutes.


network speed test

The Orbi RBK763S is a tri-band Mesh WiFi device, and the manufacturer says this design allows for more connected devices, better coverage and better network performance. In addition to the usual 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels in the tri-band, there is also a special backhaul channel (Dedicated Backhaul), which is specially used for the communication between the router and the satellite slave, so that the communication between the two parties is smoother and will not be Occupies the transmission bandwidth of 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels.The NETGEAR Orbi RBK763S Tri-Band AX can achieve a total Wi-Fi speed of 5400 Mbps, of which 2.4 GHz max speed is 600 Mbps, 5 GHz is 2400 Mbps, plusdedicatedreturn channel 2400Mbps.With the addition of Multi-User MIMO technology, the Mesh Wifi system can connect 75 wireless devices at the same time.

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We conduct practical tests in the office to try to solve wireless network signal problems in complex environments. First of all, we measured 544.5M with network speed measurement software next to the router, download 545Mbps, upload 88Mbps, and delay 15 ms.



And walk out of the shooting room, walk to the end of the office area, about 20 meters away from the router and separated by a wall, and then use the speed measurement software to measure 93.7M. Latency goes up to 18 ms.



After adding a satellite handset in the office area, the network test recorded 405.3M, download 406 Mbps, upload 83 Mbps, and the delay dropped to 17 ms.



It can be seen that although the coverage and network speed stability of a single router have been considered good, but after adding a satellite handset, the coverage and speed stability of the high-speed network, and in homes separated by thick walls, Office range, providing better speed.


In addition to the communication between the router of the Mesh Network and the satellite slaves, the satellite slaves can also communicate with each other. The Mesk Wi-Fi system can automatically switch to the satellite handset closest to the device used by the user for data transmission by calculating the signal strength, giving users a better Internet experience.That’s why we added a satellite handset to our office, and our online performance has improved significantly.


NETGEAT Orbi Armor provides cybersecurity services

In addition to network speed, wireless network products in recent years have introduced information security features. NETGEAR has cooperated with the network security company Bitdefender to calculate the network security score for each device of the user. If the score is too low, it will provide users with security advice to enhance network security. Users can also use the Bitdefender Security VPN function to further improve the network. Safety.


Summary: The installation is extremely simple, and it is easy to solve the dead angle of the home network

Orbi RBKThe 763s installation is very convenient compared to traditional WiFi routers. Most of the steps are run automatically by the Orbi app for you. The app will always report the situation to the user, and follow the instructions to complete the setup.In the case of a wall blocking, usesatellite functionSignificantly improve the surfing experience, while adding newsatellite handsetIt is also very easy. It is still the automatic setting of the entire App, which can be completed in a few minutes. Users can successfully complete the setting without any network knowledge. Secondly, the design of the Orbi App is very simple and easy to use. Common settings including security, changing Wi-Fi passwords, and traffic control are all placed on the primary interface, so users can easily find them. Only if you want to go further and set up the network, this app doesn’t have much room for you to operate. Considering that the vast majority of users do not have complicated network port settings, the simplified design of the Orbi App can be said to be more pros than cons.

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