Product Comparison: NETGEAR RBK50 vs eero 2nd Generation

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General Specifications
Pro WiFi System
About the Product
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.
Compact and powerful, eero Beacon is half the size of eero but comes with the same advanced WiFi technology. Simply plug it into a wall outlet to add 1,000 sq. ft. of coverage. You can also add as many eero Beacons as you want. If there’s an outlet, there's WiFi. eero Beacon is also equipped with an LED nightlight. With an ambient light sensor and automatic dimmer, it intelligently adjusts brightness depending on the time of day.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
Router, Satellite, Ethernet cable, 2x power adapter
3x nodes
Designated Areas
Up to 5.000 sq. ft.
Up to 4500 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
3000 Mbps
2200 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.
eero 2nd Generation Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 3)
  • We're getting download speeds in the 80's-90's throughout the entire house.
  • Coverage and speed are amazing, at least 3X better than my old setup.
  • Eero gives me peak speed well over 250 Mbps end to end of my home.
  • Speed is consistently high. Devices that used to hunt for a signal just jump on.
  • I've got speed and reliability where I used to have neither, and that's plenty.
Size & Weight
8 in.
1.26 in.
6.4 in.
4.76 in.
3.1 in.
4.76 in.
1.72 lbs.
4.5 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).
eero 2nd Generation Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 3)
  • The small size makes it easier to stash it in the corner somewhere.
  • And they look nice - sleek and small. Would definitely recommend.
  • The devices are quiote small and work great despite having no external antenae.
  • Physically it’s nearly as small as Airport Express, only slightly bigger, which is very elegant and low profile.
  • No dead zones; very versatile setup and monitoring; small/unobtrusive; wifi routing with ability to connect via ethernet, and daisy chain same.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4GHz + 5.2GHz + 5.8GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
Encryption & Security
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.
eero 2nd Generation Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 3)
  • Coverage in my house is BETTER and I have had ZERO dropped connections.
  • It all starts with strong, reliable and secure WiFi coverage!!!
  • Since installing, I've had zero issues with WiFi coverage.
  • Coverage issues are not a worry any longer. These pro units are incredibly powerful and do not disappoint in any situation I use them in.
  • It's a cinder-block house and the 3 worked fantastic and gave whole home coverage.
Easy App Controls
Quad-Core 710MHz
Quad-core 700 MHz
512MB NAND Flash and 512MB RAM
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
FastLane3 technology, One Wi-Fi network, Simple & secure
Setup made simple, World-class security, Entertainment-grade WiFi, Pause the internet
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.
eero 2nd Generation Mesh WiFi System (Pack of 3)
  • Eero app is very polished and makes it so easy to set the system up that a grade schooler could do it.
  • Eero set up was easy via the app and it found the satellites with no issues.
  • The app detected it and configured it for my network quickly and automatically.
  • The wifi range is really fantastic, and the iOS app is fairly good as well.
  • The app is awful and for all the information they pretend to give you you really get nothing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
329.99 $
499.00 $

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