Product Comparison: Linksys Velop (WHW0301) vs NETGEAR RBK50

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General Specifications
Velop (WHW0301-UK)
About the Product
Linksys Velop is the Tri-Band Wi-Fi system that works in ideal harmony to create a high-range mesh network. Unlike traditional routers with range extenders, Velop's Tri-Band Wi-Fi system is connection points that provide 100 percent Internet speed throughout your home. By utilising wireless mesh networking for whole home Wi-Fi, Velop delivers the freedom of reliable, secure, seamless connectivity throughout your home and outside.
Orbi by NETGEAR is the simplest and smartest way to enjoy high-speed WiFi in every corner of your home. The Orbi WiFi System easily covers 4,000 square feet of your home with strong WiFi signals. Because Orbi uses Tri-Band WiFi, your Internet runs at max speeds no matter how many devices connect. Enjoy better WiFi. Everywhere.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
Node, Power adapter, Ethernet cable
Router, Satellite, Ethernet cable, 2x power adapter
Designated Areas
Up to 2,000 sq. ft.
Up to 5.000 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
2134 Mbps
3000 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR RBK50 Home Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 2)
  • I now have Wi-Fi all over the house with full speeds in every corner of my home.
  • No dropped connections, download speeds exceeding 200Mbps in most corners of the flat, and robust to multiple devices streaming music or movies at the same time.
  • Rock solid WiFi now. Very impressed with speed too.
  • I've suffered from poor WiFi coverage for years and grabbed the Orbi RBK50 on Black Friday. I am impressed!!! Amazing performance.
  • The speed tests were showing worse than my old 3 year old sky router and the range is even worse with additional of a satellite.
Size & Weight
7.3 in.
8 in.
3.1 in.
6.4 in.
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
1.06 lbs.
1.72 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NETGEAR RBK50 Home Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 2)
  • I have a 4/5 bedroom property so I was really surprised, the units blend in well considering there size as well.
  • Easy to set up, as you might expect to get the power you compromise on size.
  • The devices themselves are fairly big so if you're looking for a small device that you can hide away, look elsewhere.
  • I wish it was cheaper and the units would certainly be nicer if they were smaller (the router and satellite are pretty large), but thankfully, I've managed to hide them away.
  • The units are large (vase sized) but look pretty good and at least discrete (until the issues below arise).
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
Encryption & Security
WPA2 personal
128-bit AES encryption with PSK, Guest Wi-Fi network, Circle Smart parental controls
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
NETGEAR RBK50 Home Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 2)
  • The connection to my iMac, iPad and iPhone all connect at the fastest speed of 5GHz.
  • I'm getting my full broadband speed, through my house... amazing!!!
  • It’s dedicated 5Ghz band for communication between the router and satellite works amazingly freeing up the other 2 bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for uninterrupted, fast, reliable and a strong internet signal!
  • Had big issues with the fact you can’t separate the 5ghz band from 2.4ghz.
  • Main issue for me was not able to choose between 2.4 and 5 ghz.
Easy App Controls
716 MHz Quad Core
Quad-Core 710MHz
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
512MB NAND Flash and 512MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Simultaneous tri-band Wi-Fi mesh system, Seamless Wi-Fi, AutoFix & Instant alerts, Works with Alexa
FastLane3 technology, One Wi-Fi network, Simple & secure
What customers say about "Features"
NETGEAR RBK50 Home Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 2)
  • The app is good and being able to see what devices are lined up to which router/satellite is nice and even when we are all on the same satellite the signal is still very good.
  • Nice android app and the configuration is very straight forward.
  • The app is intuitive and the amount of configurations you can do is a lot, from guest network to block certain devices from getting a connection and many more.
  • The Orbi iOS app is slow to list the connected devices (with their toggles for pausing).
  • From the iOS app it's also only possible to see which wifi band each device is using via the Network Map, which is a deeper navigation tree than the standard Device List.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
329.99 $

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