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This tri-band wireless router supports speeds to 3000 Mbps and comes with a Quad-Core 710 MHz processor, 4GB Flash, and 512MB RAM. - SlickDealio

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Newegg has the Netgear Orbi RBR50 AC3000 base router only for $152. This normally sells $250ish. You cannot buy 2 of these to form a mesh. You will need a satellite unit either the RBS50 (AC3000) or one of the AC2200 to form a mesh. This is a really good standalone router. If you don't need a mesh now, you can wait for the individual satellites to go on sale.

The benefit of the AC3000 over the AC2200 is mainly the range, 4x4 backhaul and USB ports.

If you pay Newegg tax, you can also buy from BH Photo.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...c3000.html
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I just setup an Orbi system with this RBR50, and 1 satellite in our 4500 sqft Victorian. We paid about $360 on amazon for the 2 unit set.

Overall speeds have been great, but I have noticed a few dropped connections. Web interface is very basic, and setup is not as smooth and polished with other mesh systems.

Overall its drastically better than what we had. I would recommend it to others who are looking.
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I'm happy with my Orbi router and 1 satellite. Have 28 pieces of hardware running off it. Resent firmware has fixed the drops that many folks where experiencing.
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Right. I'm not sure I see the logic of buying an Orbi router as a single unit Wi-Fi to which you might (or might not) later add a satellite. Netgear designed the Orbi from the ground up as a distributed Wi-Fi system with a dedicated backhaul radio which goes to waste if a satellite isn't used. The Orbi router without satellites is likely to underperform higher end standalone routers.

Besides, I don't see the savings. To date, I have not seen on either Camel x3 or at any time in the past on SD, an Orbi RBS50 satellite go on sale for lower than the current $209.99 that it is being sold for right now at Amazon. So if you buy the RBR50 router at Newegg for $152 and the RBS50 satellite later for $210, you're actually paying more than buying them together at Amazon for $348 (the current price for set).

The Orbi was designed as a distributed Wi-Fi system. If that's what you want, you're probably best off buying it as one.
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Does it support readyCloud via USB port external drive?
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I just setup an Orbi system with this RBR50, and 1 satellite in our 4500 sqft Victorian. We paid about $360 on amazon for the 2 unit set.

Overall speeds have been great, but I have noticed a few dropped connections. Web interface is very basic, and setup is not as smooth and polished with other mesh systems.

Overall its drastically better than what we had. I would recommend it to others who are looking.
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I'm happy with my Orbi router and 1 satellite. Have 28 pieces of hardware running off it. Resent firmware has fixed the drops that many folks where experiencing.
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I just setup an Orbi system with this RBR50, and 1 satellite in our 4500 sqft Victorian. We paid about $360 on amazon for the 2 unit set.

Overall speeds have been great, but I have noticed a few dropped connections....
The dropped connections seems to be a common complaint. I'm afraid this would be too frustrating for me. I only have a 1500 square foot home so I think I can get by with my Asus AC68 and a couple $50 Tmobile AC68 in corners of the house.
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This is tempting, I am trying to get better speeds while on wifi, i have nighthawk 7000 and coverage if good but speeds drop to half when more than 30ft away. I have att fiber 700mbs wired max on 5ghz is 300 when I'm super close and down to 100 when over 40ft.

Any advice if this will help speeds? . I plan on buying a satalite at some point but my current router sits exactly in the middle of my 3k sqft home.
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The dropped connections seems to be a common complaint. I'm afraid this would be too frustrating for me. I only have a 1500 quare foot home so I think I can get by with my Asus AC68 and a couple $50 Tmobile AC68 in corners of the house.
Coming from 2 Asus AC68s to the orbi rb40 with satellite and its worlds better. Only been 4 days but I've had 0 dropped connections.
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Coming from 2 Asus AC68s to the orbi rb40 with satellite and its worlds better. Only been 4 days but I've had 0 dropped connections.
Can you comment on this?

"I have the rbr50 and im super disappointed in it. Not having separate ssid for 5 ghz kills it. It often defaults to super slow speeds."
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Coming from 2 Asus AC68s to the orbi rb40 with satellite and its worlds better. Only been 4 days but I've had 0 dropped connections.
Should I invest in an Asus if my connection is crap and doesn't require high speeds? Mainly just need QoS customization.
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"I have the rbr50 and im super disappointed in it. Not having separate ssid for 5 ghz kills it. It often defaults to super slow speeds."
I pay for 60Mbps but get 70 hardwired and I get 70 in every corner in every room.
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Should I invest in an Asus if my connection is crap and doesn't require high speeds? Mainly just need QoS customization.
If you want QoS customization definitely don't get the orbi. If you aren't in a hurry the Tmobile Asus is probably the way to go
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Should I invest in an Asus if my connection is crap and doesn't require high speeds? Mainly just need QoS customization.
I have an AC68 and a Tmobile version of AC68 and I max out my 150mbps connection going from one to the other through two walls and halfway across the house. The Tmobile AC68 is only $50.
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Anyone knows the range of the RBR50 alone? I got the RBK40 deal from Frys, but I would rather have the RBR50 and wait for a satellite deal. I feel the upgrade is fairly significant.
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"I have the rbr50 and im super disappointed in it. Not having separate ssid for 5 ghz kills it. It often defaults to super slow speeds."
I returned it after a day. Without separate ssid for 2.4 and 5 you cannot force devices onto 5ghz and have to trust that both sides will prioritize using 5ghz when they can.
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