Netgear ORBI Single-Band Modem

Last updated: August 17, 2022

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Product Details

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Netgear ORBI Single-Band Modem placed 10th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Orbi Whole Home WiFi System with Built-in Cable Modem is the industry’s first Cable Modem Router WiFi System with auto-updates and super-fast Tri-band WiFi. DOCSIS 3.0 with FastLane3 Technology delivers maximum performance and uninterrupted connections. CBK40 Replaces your existing cable modem and router and works with XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox & more.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Orbi CBK40 is likely to provide a decent enough mesh Wi-Fi experience for many people.
the Orbi adds the latest MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple input and multiple output) Wi-Fi technology for sending focused data streams to several devices at the same time.
The Orbi Router and its Satellite broadcast three distinct bands of Wi-Fi signal: one at 2.4GHz and another at 5GHz, and then another 5GHz band that’s locked off from normal access.
The Orbi modem is compatible with all major cable internet service providers, and it works right out of the box with Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox.

What reviewers didn't like

A modem-and-router combo is a risky investment. If either portion breaks or becomes obsolete, you have to replace the entire thing.
All the Orbi mobile-app screens use portrait mode, and the app's functions are limited to the basics, without even a network-speed monitor.
the Orbi is still mighty expensive compared to your average router.
The Orbi router (CBR40) costs $299.99.
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