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Orbi Home WiFi System. Up to 4000sqft AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi (RBK40) By NETGEAR [WiFi Router and Satellite] for $299.99

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Yeah but this is the cheaper AC2200 system vs. the AC3000, which would have been pretty slick at the $299 price.
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I am now reading people complaining about mesh system

https://community.netgear.com/t5/...90/page/11

Is it still too early to upgrade?

Are the connection issues same with google wifi and eero?
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The new Mesh network system gives you a dedicated backhaul channel for conducting all the back in forth within the Mesh network system itself, which is separate from the radios in the network that are communicating with all of your connected devices. I installed the Orbi network back in February and it performs flawlessly, I highly recommend this new Orbi home wi fi system to anyone who wants to upgrade their system to state of the art.
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Yeah but this is the cheaper AC2200 system vs. the AC3000, which would have been pretty slick at the $299 price.
Good catch 👍🏻, nearly pulled the trigger
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is this better than google wifi?
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Yeah but this is the cheaper AC2200 system vs. the AC3000, which would have been pretty slick at the $299 price.

What is the difference?
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The new Mesh network system gives you a dedicated backhaul channel for conducting all the back in forth within the Mesh network system itself, which is separate from the radios in the network that are communicating with all of your connected devices. I installed the Orbi network back in February and it performs flawlessly, I highly recommend this new Orbi home wi fi system to anyone who wants to upgrade their system to state of the art.
Wired is still the way to go. I have gigabit internet. 2 ms ping times. Beautiful all around. Can't get gigabit with this "state of the art" slop.

My whole house is wired in the walls with CAT 6, tucked away in with no cables showing. Each one has their own outlet in every room. True tech nerd status here.
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What is the difference?
http://www.anandtech.com/show/112...c2200-kits
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Wired is still the way to go. I have gigabit internet. 2 ms ping times. Beautiful all around. Can't get gigabit with this "state of the art" slop.

My whole house is wired in the walls with CAT 6, tucked away in with no cables showing. Each one has their own outlet in every room. True tech nerd status here.
This is the best system if you don't have wired back haul - you're comparing apples and oranges. The bottleneck is still going to be the wifi speed regardless of back haul method so cat6 is moot.
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This is the best system if you don't have wired back haul - you're comparing apples and oranges. The bottleneck is still going to be the wifi speed regardless of back haul method so cat6 is moot.
You missed the point. I only use wifi for devices that can't use ethernet. Everything else is gigabit directly from the source. I avoid wifi at all costs.
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Technically, Orbi is not mesh nor are most of the other consumer based "Mesh" systems. The Orbi does not communicate with the other satellites (Assuming you have a 3 pack). The satellites only communicate with the main system and not each other. Hence, it does not choose the best path for traffic flow between the satellites. Plume is suppose to be a true mesh system, but I haven't looked much into them. The nice thing about the Orbi as mentioned above is it is tri-band and it has a dedicated 5ghz backhaul, so if you aren't wired for cat6 or above, this may be a good option for you. Especially, if you are backing up systems on your local network. The orbi coverage though is suppose to be amazing. I had setup an asus ac3100, which is the same as a ac-88 but with 4 less physical switch ports and it was horrible when I set it up in a house that is about 4400 sq ft. I am just hoping the orbi can help with the range. I can report back when I get it, it is going in my boss's house on Thursday.
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Technically, Orbi is not mesh nor are most of the other consumer based "Mesh" systems. The Orbi does not communicate with the other satellites (Assuming you have a 3 pack). The satellites only communicate with the main system and not each other. Hence, it does not choose the best path for traffic flow between the satellites. Plume is suppose to be a true mesh system, but I haven't looked much into them. The nice thing about the Orbi as mentioned above is it is tri-band and it has a dedicated 5ghz backhaul, so if you aren't wired for cat6 or above, this may be a good option for you. Especially, if you are backing up systems on your local network. The orbi coverage though is suppose to be amazing. I had setup an asus ac3100, which is the same as a ac-88 but with 4 less physical switch ports and it was horrible when I set it up in a house that is about 4400 sq ft. I am just hoping the orbi can help with the range. I can report back when I get it, it is going in my boss's house on Thursday.
So, how did the install go? How is the range?
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So, how did the install go? How is the range?
I recently purchased the RBK50 with the satellite and the system is absolutely amazing. I have a good 20 devices on wifi within a 2500 sq ft single floor home. I used to have a R7500 Nighthawk X4 in one corner of the house and used to get 1 bar in the opposite side. I replaced the Nighthawk with the main Orbi router and placed the satellite in the middle of the house and I now get full bars everywhere. At $349 the system is pricey, but it is a great solution to those that have WiFi and wired Ethernet limitations.
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Sorry I should of updated this earlier. The orbi is amazing as gunner mentioned. I can't believe the range and the throughput on this thing. I did have to turn down the 2.4ghz radio as it seemed to not switch over to the satellite that was upstairs while I was roaming up there. Super impressed with the orbi and would recommend it. The whole house has perfect range now and my boss said it is amazing as well.
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