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NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (RBK30)- $139.00

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My first post. Found a NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (RBK30) for $139.00 @ Walmart. Don't know if you can price match but here's the brickseek link (zipcode: 00728):

https://brickseek.com/walmart-inv...=409742977
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Nice price. Too bad all the ones near me in SoCal are minimum $199
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$199 for 2 pack is still slick no??
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Nice price. Too bad all the ones near me in SoCal are minimum $199
Same in Raleigh
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$199 for 2 pack is still slick no??
For the more powerful RBK50, yes.
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Out in the boonies in SoDak, $199.
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I was installing had to yank out this Orbi solution from a home. Completely unstable. There were so many disconnects. I was thinking mesh, so I went to buy 3 more units. Found out from guys at Best Buys, Orbi's are not true mesh. Every unit still talks to the main unit.

Also, check these analysis about their reviews.
https://reviewmeta.com/amazon/B07CQDHPFT
https://www.fakespot.com/product/...sign-rbk23

They had recommended the Linksys, Eero, or Google Wifi. With a promo running at the time, I bought two sets of the Google Wifi. Roughly cost the same in total. The max speed is only 1200 compared to Orbi, but heck, no point in going fast if things are constantly disconnecting.

The funny point was that we have many Arlo cameras in the house. when the Orbi came in, those started intermittently disconnecting. Arlo is also owned by Netgear. After calls to Arlo for help and agents constantly avoiding to escalate, we just returned all the orbis...tried Google wifi, and we are back online. The app was also pretty awesome.

Google (also sold at Costco) worked for my client, but Linksys or Eero may be better.
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I was installing had to yank out this Orbi solution from a home. Completely unstable. There were so many disconnects. I was thinking mesh, so I went to buy 3 more units. Found out from guys at Best Buys, Orbi's are not true mesh. Every unit still talks to the main unit.

Also, check these analysis about their reviews.
https://reviewmeta.com/amazon/B07CQDHPFT
https://www.fakespot.com/product/...sign-rbk23

They had recommended the Linksys, Eero, or Google Wifi. With a promo running at the time, I bought two sets of the Google Wifi. Roughly cost the same in total. The max speed is only 1200 compared to Orbi, but heck, no point in going fast if things are constantly disconnecting.

The funny point was that we have many Arlo cameras in the house. when the Orbi came in, those started intermittently disconnecting. Arlo is also owned by Netgear. After calls to Arlo for help and agents constantly avoiding to escalate, we just returned all the orbis...tried Google wifi, and we are back online. The app was also pretty awesome.

Google (also sold at Costco) worked for my client, but Linksys or Eero may be better.
@radia FYI, the Best Buy reps would be right about this system not being a "true mesh" about a year ago, but since then there have been firmware updates that allow all the satellites to take the "best path" back to the main router - sometimes that is directly, but other times it is via a daisy chain with other closet satellites.

I have the RBK50 system and love it, so consider your feedback on this unit opinion and you should check your facts before just believing anything you hear from sales reps. I'm saying this even though I used to work in computer sales at Best Buy, many others didn't do their homework, but I always strived to be accurate with the information I told customers.
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@radia FYI, the Best Buy reps would be right about this system not being a "true mesh" about a year ago, but since then there have been firmware updates that allow all the satellites to take the "best path" back to the main router - sometimes that is directly, but other times it is via a daisy chain with other closet satellites.

I have the RBK50 system and love it, so consider your feedback on this unit opinion and you should check your facts before just believing anything you hear from sales reps. I'm saying this even though I used to work in computer sales at Best Buy, many others didn't do their homework, but I always strived to be accurate with the information I told customers.
All anyone needs to do is go to the Netgear forums and search orbi. There are countless issues regardless of firmware. I know i and countless others have buyer's remorse for paying early adopter price but at 200 it might be worth the risk. Needless to say it's been discussed in the room to take up a class action law suit if that tells you anything
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All of south florida $199 and up.
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Found out from guys at Best Buys, Orbi's are not true mesh. Every unit still talks to the main unit.

Yes, it is spoke & hub, and outperforms all the mesh systems in every test I have seen.
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I have the RBK50 system, and I have stability issues. They seem to be worse after the hub has been reset, either for firmware update, power outage etc. After a week or so, it settles down and works pretty close to what it should. Also new devices connecting for the first time see the same instability problem and period.
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Dang 199 in my area. Still a good deal tho
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Yes, it is spoke & hub, and outperforms all the mesh systems in every test I have seen.
So this brand beats google? I'm tired of messing with multiple routers and need better internet in downstairs for projector. I'd prefer an Ethernet on the remote device in these kinds of sets
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So this brand beats google? I'm tired of messing with multiple routers and need better internet in downstairs for projector. I'd prefer an Ethernet on the remote device in these kinds of sets
Depends on if you are looking for speed, ease of setup, reliability, etc..
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