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Awesome deal.
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Anyone knows what's the price was this previous Black Friday? Thanks!
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Just a warning to those wanting to buy and have any type of home automation:

Pro: coverage is amazing( as good as the velop), UI is intuitive, creates little to no heat. Features are limiting but most of the new converged WiFi platforms are.

Cons: FIRMWARE is abysmal, owned it for a month( they pushed two version and reverted back due to instability) now they are suggesting beta versions on their forum. I have a number of home automation devices and most work fine but the new NEST products disconnects every 2 min. Other applications are not that sensitive to require Constant connections.

Tried velop, tplink, Orbi, and eero. Hands down eero worked flawlessly.
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Been waiting for a deal on Amplifi HD.
Trying to decide to bite on this or not n
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Please don't buy this. I bought it from Costco and it worked very well for the first several months. After installing many firmware updates, the wifi performance took a dive. It kept dropping connection across all of my wireless devices once every few minutes to the point where it became unusable. I was hoping NETGEAR would fix it via firmware update, but no such luck. I ended up taking it back to Costco a month ago and bought an Amplifi HD instead. I would recommend the Amplifi HD any day over the Orbi. The performance might not be as good as the Orbi, however having a connection without interruption is far more important to me. Hope this helps
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Please don't buy this. I bought it from Costco and it worked very well for the first several months. After installing many firmware updates, the wifi performance took a dive. It kept dropping connection across all of my wireless devices once every few minutes to the point where it became unusable. I was hoping NETGEAR would fix it via firmware update, but no such luck. I ended up taking it back to Costco a month ago and bought an Amplifi HD instead. I would recommend the Amplifi HD any day over the Orbi. The performance might not be as good as the Orbi, however having a connection without interruption is far more important to me. Hope this helps
I have the RBK50 version that covers 7,500 sqft with close to 30 devices connected (with 2 devices streaming movies and YouTube all day long). So far no major issues like yours, but I do get 1 or 2 cameras go offline for a few minutes and automatically reconnect once in a while. Other than that I am happy with it. It increased my overall wifi speed to >500Mbps and no more dead spots. Before Orbi, my wifi speed was around 150-250Mbps with fios gigabit.

I would say buy and try out different systems to see which works for you as these devices are not made to fit all. I was going to get the Velop if Orbi didn't work out.
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Does those wall plug in have an ethernet port to connect to a switch? I tried looking for pics for the bottom or back but couldn't find any.
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Do i need 3 pkg for 1500 sq ft? I found used 2 pkg from amazon for dirt cheap. Thanks
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Do i need 3 pkg for 1500 sq ft? I found used 2 pkg from amazon for dirt cheap. Thanks
3 pack is overkill for 1500 sq ft. If you have 2 levels to cover then it's perfect for 3000 sq ft of coverage. You also need to consider the placement of these units. The main router needs to be connected to your cable router via Ethernet so if your cable router is in a corner one one end, you may need 2 satellites to cover the middle and the other end.
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Anyone knows what's the price was this previous Black Friday? Thanks!
Amazon had the Orbi RBK50 AC3000 system on sale for $199 on December 14, 2017. The deal was posted here around 6AM EST and it went OOS in about 30 minutes.
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3 pack is overkill for 1500 sq ft. If you have 2 levels to cover then it's perfect for 3000 sq ft of coverage. You also need to consider the placement of these units. The main router needs to be connected to your cable router via Ethernet so if your cable router is in a corner one one end, you may need 2 satellites to cover the middle and the other end.
I don't have cable router. I am using modem and router separately. Thanks
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I have an old house with plaster walls and this is the first wifi setup that works flawlessly. So happy! I have not done the firmware updates though because of what others said above (I don't know why it would be beneficial to do it either)
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I have not done the firmware updates though because of what others said above (I don't know why it would be beneficial to do it either)
Many firmware updates are to resolve security issues. Looks like Netgear isn't doing much in the way of QA for their releases but you should review the release notes to see if the update would be necessary to resolve a security vulnerability.
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Does those wall plug in have an ethernet port to connect to a switch? I tried looking for pics for the bottom or back but couldn't find any.
The user manual does not show any ethernet ports for the wall units.
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