Luma Vs Orbi Home Wifi System

Wondering which devices to build home wifi system? Knowing nothing what internet threats to your home network and don’t know how to secure your home network? Get Luma home wifi system. This product is similar like those Orbi home system by Netgear, Linksys Velop, Google mesh wifi system or Eero wifi system.

What Luma does

Generally you require high speed and high performance wireless router to build high speed and high performance home wifi network. One or more wireless range extenders are required when dead zones exist in the farthest corner of your home. Luma is designed like a mesh network in homes, eliminating your wireless router and wireless range extender.


Flexible network setup

With Luma you can configure devices like wireless router plus range extender, or you can configure with a switch to form like a star network, or even a daisy chain serially with In and Out Ethernet ports connection.

Security protection

The good thing with Luma is the security protection, an enterprise level security protection for home network. With the built-in security protection, your home network is safe from any kinds of internet threat including malware, phishing and more harmful threats.

Network control

Wondering that your children visiting unsafe contents, you can control the content filter ratings and the good thing is that you can monitor their online time via your mobile devices. Whatever happened with your network Luma takes care of comprehensive security guarding. Any unknown device connects to the network Luma sends notification as alert to you to take action.

Luma owns its security databases in addition of third party database, updates all the time. It’s ideal solution for security protection against any internet threads to your private network. If you compare with Orbi, Orbi doesn’t have specific security database for internet threat.


Luma surround wifi system uses most advanced Wifi security WPA2-AES, in addition of standards WPA/WPA2 wireless security. Not just your private network, your Guest network can also be applied using WPA2-AES for safety connection.

Luma wifi system

Luma home wifi system

Main features

  • Wireless AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) dual band with 2×2 MIMO technology
  • Parental control and comprehensive cyber security protection
  • Built-in hacker protection for 24/7
  • Control your home network remotely, receive alerts and manage network setting remotely
  • Two Gigabit In and Out Ethernet ports
  • 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Powered by high performance quad core processor

Technically Luma is like other similar products in the market today including Netgear Orbi, Eero, Google, Velop and others.

Luma Vs Orbi

Let’s make a spec comparison between Luma and Netgear Orbi, you can see the spec comparison between the two products represented in the following spec comparison table.

Wifi technology

At a glance you can find that Orbi is superior over its competing product Luma knowing that Orbi is a three band wifi system while Luma is a two band wifi system. Three band router typically offers higher aggregated bandwidth than the two band routers.

However, you can find that Linksys WRT AC3200 the two band router with 160Mhz three data streams delivers high speed of 2,600Mbps in 5GHz band plus 600Mbps in 2.4Ghz band. Almost the same bandwidth as those three band AC3200 routers such as Linksys  EA9200 and TP-link Archer C3200 routers.


Luma is designed based on dual band AC1200 network segment while Orbi is a three band system based on AC3000 network segment. With AC1200 Luma delivers speed of 867Mbps @5GHz band plus 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band. See also top 5 AC1200 routers.

On the other hand, Orbi delivers three band wifi system with speeds of up to 1733Mbps plus 866Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band. Technically with Orbi you have more bandwidth than Luma does.

Ethernet Ports

Luma offers only two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one IN port as the WAN port connect to modem (the first Luma device) and another port is Out port as LAN ports. In daisy chain configuration you connect each of the Out port (1st Luma) to the IN port (2nd Luma) and Out port to the IN port and so on. In star setup with the switch each second, third and so forth Luma devices connect to the switch each of its IN port.

Orbi offers four Gigabit Ethernet ports, for router 1 port is for WAN port connected to the modem and the other three ports as LAN ports. For Orbi satellite, all the four ports work as LAN port for wired connection to Ethernet-based devices.

USB port

Both Orbi and Luma offer single USB 2.0 port, however the function is not like those USB ports in wireless routers in general for sharing printer and disk storage. Orbi leaves USB port is reserved for future usage, while Luma is almost the same no function but you can use it as the USB port for charging mobile devices.


Besides standard wifi security such as WPA/WPA2 encryption, Luma offers built-in cyber protection as discussed above.

Check the following spec comparison table for deeper insights.

Table 1 Comparison Luma Vs Orbi

  Luma Orbi
Wifi system Wireless AC1200 2×2 MIMO technology – dual band Wireless AC3000

MU- MIMO technology – three band


Speeds 866Mbps (5Ghz band) + 300Mbps (2.4Ghz band) 1733Mbps + 866Mbps (5Ghz band)

+ 400Mbps (2.4Ghz band)

Antennas Internal (detail unspecified) 6x high performance antennas with high- powered amplifiers
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit WAN port

1x Gigabit LAN port

For router:

1x Gigabit WAN port for router + 3x Gigabit for LAN port

For satellite:

4x Gigabit LAN ports

USB Port 1x USB 2.0 for USB charging for mobile devices 1x USB 2.0 for future use
Wifi setup Wifi router and extenders (mesh network)

Wired Star network with switch

Daisy chain wired network

Wireless router and the satellite (mesh network)
Security system Built-in hacker protection

Parental controls with management dashboard


Hardware performance Quad core processor 4GB Flash and 512MB RAM


Coverage Unspecified Two Orbi devices cover up to 4,000 sq. ft.
Price in Amazon Oct 2018 $170.00 (3 pack) $330.00 (two pack)


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Luma is a two band home wifi system integrated with Amazon echo / Alexa based on AC1200 network segment with built-in hacker protection, setting up is easy with free  apps. Orbi offers higher bandwidth with three band wifi system based on AC3000 network segment.

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