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If you can wire your house, none matters which brand of the mesh.
thanks for the comment. The issue with my response was that auto correct. I meant to state that if you "can't" wire your home for ethernet and wanted ethernet like speeds, Orbi si the
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SMB test shows best case scenario in real world they can pull 300-400 mbps from satellite, which is also what I've experienced. This is either you wire or wireless from a one step satellite (with wireless backhaul to router) given all are on 5ghz.
My results prove otherwise and would challenge your results. When i connect via ethernet to the satellite i'm pulling 500 - 600 with the average being closer to 600. My ISP delivers close to 1Gbps which I assume you have at a minimum, but if not that could be the source of our different results.

My issue with my speed is that the RBR isn't delivering wifi speeds greater than 400, but my guess is that this is due to the backhaul using a portion of the bandwidth deliver such awesome speeds to the RBS. I would expect, however, that Netgear Tech Support would be more aware of this and tell me my expectations are unreasonable and the rationale why. I would love to slam Netgear tech support, but i knew what i was getting into. Asus is better, but once out of the warranty period good luck.
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thanks for the comment. The issue with my response was that auto correct. I meant to state that if you "can't" wire your home for ethernet and wanted ethernet like speeds, Orbi si the

My results prove otherwise and would challenge your results. When i connect via ethernet to the satellite i'm pulling 500 - 600 with the average being closer to 600. My ISP delivers close to 1Gbps which I assume you have at a minimum, but if not that could be the source of our different results.

My issue with my speed is that the RBR isn't delivering wifi speeds greater than 400, but my guess is that this is due to the backhaul using a portion of the bandwidth deliver such awesome speeds to the RBS. I would expect, however, that Netgear Tech Support would be more aware of this and tell me my expectations are unreasonable and the rationale why. I would love to slam Netgear tech support, but i knew what i was getting into. Asus is better, but once out of the warranty period good luck.
I tested using file copy between two computers both are wired to each side of the RBR50 and RBS50. The distance and if there is any wall in between all play a part of it. I don't have gigabit internet, but there is a difference of http throughput from internet and other tcp/ip traffic. Some wifi does better with http such as google wifi, some are better at other tcp, Orbi and Velop etc.

If you test speed over internet, I won't count Orbi the best throughput. However, pulling 500-600 out of Orbi even you put the RBS next to RBR, it's pretty impressive. I've tried out Orbi, Asus aimesh (with ac5300 as router and rc68u as satellite), Velop and Deco M9, in the same setup I've definitely had much better throughput with Orbi and Velop. Deco and Asus are on par to each other but much less than Orbi.
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Hmmm...I need another satellite to go with my RBK50....if I hardwire the satellite, that should work well. Will it slow down type the other RBK50 router or satellite in any way?
Not if you hardwire, because the Orbi's satellites are compatible and according to the specs the front haul wireless hardware is exactly the same between the 40 and 50. The difference is the back haul wireless which isn't used when hard wired.

Read the reviews from Tomshardware on the 40 and 50.
If you look at the Specs the 40 and 50 are almost identically similar.

The wireless chips are exactly the same, I am not exactly sure why Netgear rates the range on the 40 less by 1000 sq ft. Honestly with the same amount of antennas and wireless chips it should be exactly the same... unless they lowered the antenna power some how.

RBK40 https://www.tomsguide.com/us/netg...-4421.html
RBK50 https://www.tomsguide.com/us/netg...-4263.html
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I always hear range as a selling point for mesh but for anything but an estate, how would nighthawk x6s relative to orbi midrange not offer similar bandwidth and range without added clutter and price? at ac3600+ it is noted for stellar midrange.

What about x10 with built in plex?
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$299.99
Is there any evidence of this drop?
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Is there any evidence of this drop?
It's in the coupon book. Starts tomorrow.
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Is there any evidence of this drop?
Yeah like 85 million Costco booklets shipped to members with the sale in it. You might have known that if you opened yours up rather than question me.
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Yeah like 85 million Costco booklets shipped to members with the sale in it. You might have known that if you opened yours up rather than question me.
A bit of a misunderstanding here, you are correct that I have not opened my booklet yet. You are incorrect in thinking that I was doubting your claim, I was genuinely curious because I hadn't seen this months release yet. Figured it was in there but didn't have the time to search, sorry to waste your time and thanks for the reply
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