Getting your home network or office one to be updated and smartest is one of the basic requirement nowadays. However, all of us tend to keep up with it at each level possible. But watching every other day, new technology is invented, it sometimes becomes difficult to select the best one to suit our requirements. The same happens when you have to compare the two best Mesh Networking technology. Here I have tried to compare NetGear Orbi RBK50 with Google Wi-Fion the basis of its requirements and technical specification. I am sure I will not be able to pin down on any one of it, but still will make sure that by the end of the article, you will be sure which one suits you better in terms of your requirement.

NETGEAR ORBI RBK50:

Prosumer Choice being with this strong Mesh Network providing the device. When there is a requirement of a strong Wi-Fi network, advanced settings in Wi-Fi, multiple numbers of LAN ports, then this is the device for you. NetGear Orbi RBK50 provides the best network without any backhaul.

As we already know, NetGear is one of the most trusted brands in terms of equipment regarding Networks. The company provides the best Firewall Security for its routers and the same features have been passed in the ORBI RBK50. With ORBI RBK50, the customer is promised a full-fledged strong network around the house with the installation of just one device.

Let’s read through some of its best features:

  1. Ability to create Guest Password for the guests to use the home network.
  2. NetGear ORBI RBK50 comes with a router and satellite in one pack, so this removes the requirement of any other third party device.
  3. Compatible with Amazon Alexa
  4. Tri-Band technology which allows the best speed according to the requirement of each individual device.
  5. Comes with the availability of Android as well as iOS App for the quick setup of any type of device.

Pricing:

The two units of ORBI will come in a Price Tag of $349. This might seem to be an expensive deal but then if you consider that the pack consists of the router as well, which eliminates the further expense of any such device and no setup of any other device.

GOOGLE WI-FI:

A powerful router by GOOGLE which will easily replace any other routers in your house network with its easy setup option. Google Wi-Fi allows you to cover a range of around 1500 square feet and if you buy the three pack available at AMAZON, you can cover an area of around 4500 square feet. And this size is more than required by any decent size network. The best thing about Google Wi-Fi is that you can keep on extending the network around the house by adding a cheap Google Mini without any hassle. Google having access to the finest length ISP, you get the maximum speed. The Google Wi-Fi is further supported by the Google App which is again available for both iOS and ANDROID APP. The app is an easy setup which almost anyone can do.

Let’s quickly walkthrough he features of it:

  1. Covers the area of around 1500 square feet
  2. Works well with almost all the Network Providers like Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner.
  3. You can add as many routers as you want and enhance the network to a large area.
  4. Support Voice Command for setting up alarms, reminders and schedules your meetings.

Pricing:

Getting one set of Google Wi-Fi will cost you just $115 and if you opt for the three-unit pack available at Amazon, it will check you for $269.99 which is a great deal. So it all depends on the requirement of your work or house.

Comparison:

Features NetGear ORBI Google Wi-Fi
Coverage 5000 sq. ft. 4500 sq. ft.
Performance AC3000 AC1200
Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5GHz 2.4 GHz, 5GHz
Wireless Standards Radio 1: 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, 256QAM support 

Radio 2: 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz, 256QAM support 

Radio 3: 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz, 256QAM support
 
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Processor QUALCOMM IPQ4091 710 MHz Quad-Core
Memory 4GB Flash 512 MB RAM 4GB Flash 512 MB RAM
Beamforming Yes Yes
Ports USB 2.0 No USB

Conclusion:

If you are anywhere in the search of a device providing an uninterrupted internet connection, then both of them are undoubtedly the best.

However, if you want something for your descent size home network then NETGEAR ORBI is the device to pick. This may be a bit expensive but the quality is something which you can pay for. The features it provides is way more what is in Google. For all the tech savvy’s, this is the best option as you can secure your network for outsiders and continue your work without any interruption.

Along the way, if you have a small work area or need a small house network, then Google Wi-Fi is the best and possibly the cheapest option available. The device provides all the features which is the complete package for a person who just needs to be at ease with the technology. If you don’t really have to live on Internet Connection, the this is the best devices for you. With easy setup with the APP, google provides everything at fingertips.

And as a customer, I can say both of them are unique in their own fashion. Also each of them are a renowned brand in themselves, so you can never go wrong with the choice of any one of it.


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