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Happy Orbi-versary! Orbi Has Been Delivering Delicious WiFi For 1 Year!

Orbi WiFi Systems - RBK30, RBK40 & RBK50 - Better WiFi EverywhereOrbi WiFi Systems - RBK30, RBK40 & RBK50 - Better WiFi EverywhereNETGEAR launched its first Orbi WiFi System (RBK50) AC3000 on September 23, 2016

For over a year we've brought better WiFi everywhere and also delivered:

  • 3 new hardware products RBK30 (Wall Plug), RBK40 and even an Orbi system dedicated to small businesses, the Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System (SRK60)
  • More than a dozen Orbi Firmware upgrades
  • An Orbi mobile app and its own upgrades
  • And we won't be stopping there, so stay tuned!

Thank you all for being part of the Orbi family. Our dedicated community of WiFi enthusiasts makes it all possible. Happy Orbi-Versary!

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Re: Happy Orbi-versary! Orbi Has Been Delivering Delicious WiFi For 1 Year!

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Re: Happy Orbi-versary! Orbi Has Been Delivering Delicious WiFi For 1 Year!

If you can help make mine work properly that would be great?
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Re: Happy Orbi-versary! Orbi Has Been Delivering Delicious WiFi For 1 Year!


@BretD wrote:

NETGEAR launched its first Orbi WiFi System (RBK50) AC3000 on September 23, 2016

For over a year we've brought better WiFi everywhere and also delivered:

  • 3 new hardware products RBK30 (Wall Plug), RBK40 and even an Orbi system dedicated to small businesses, the Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System (SRK60)
  • More than a dozen Orbi Firmware upgrades
  • An Orbi mobile app and its own upgrades
  • And we won't be stopping there, so stay tuned!

Thank you all for being part of the Orbi family. Our dedicated community of WiFi enthusiasts makes it all possible. Happy Orbi-Versary!


You are welcome, but definitely don't stop there.  I'm pretty sure that Orbi will not survive the baby stage to grow into a precocious toddler while competting with other mesh systems out there, some that are much further ahead of you in the software area. 

 

You guys have the hardware permutations covered, next step is to make the software more intelligent and usable. There are still a lot of features missing from Orbi for a wifi system competing in 2017, ask yourselfs where you went wrong on this. I will suggest for you to please please please hire a competent programmer someone such as the one responsible for Asuswrt-Merlin fame. Or heck, even the apple Wifi team that apple disbanded. What I see from the Orbi user interface seems to be the result of a programming by numbers set used by beginners. Not acceptable.

 

Hire a proper interface designer for starts, then hire an experienced software engineer, and round it off with a validation manager.

 

You don't need another Orbi hardware. You do need to support the software that you have out there. There, not so hard.. Now, get moving...

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Re: Happy Orbi-versary! Orbi Has Been Delivering Delicious WiFi For 1 Year!

Have you guys actually been using it or assuming that since its plugged in its working. Your customers seem to be having one hell of a time keeping theirs working, a feat that gets hardware and harder the more you release firmware updates for the product.

 

At one point I wanted you guys to add features, now I want you to just make it work and leave it the hell alone.

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