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I've been wanting one of these but they only come up at good prices from dubious sources such as woot. Sigh.
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Satellite only pls
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I've been wanting one of these but they only come up at good prices from dubious sources such as woot. Sigh.
FWIW, I bought a "renewed" Orbi RBK50 from woot via Amazon [amazon.com] a few weeks ago for $199. It was packaged in a brown box, but seemed otherwise in excellent condition and was carefully packaged. If it's not what you expected, I would think it would be easier to return to woot than some other sellers, so there's that.

I had to update the firmware twice to get it to the current version, FYI.

I've been pretty happy with it. Saved me from trying to figure out how to run a cable to another part of the house. The firmware is somewhat limited.

I've had nothing but bad experiences with refurb Netgear products in the past, so far this one has worked out.
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I've been wanting one of these but they only come up at good prices from dubious sources such as woot. Sigh.
How is Woot dubious? It's an Amazon company. I purchased this exact deal last year, works great, as other SDers, I'm also still looking for an additional satellite.
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I am so tempted to buy this but like others I need 2 Sats and 1 Router. Also it's kinda scary how there are so many *refurbished* units are out there for sale.
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I've been wanting one of these but they only come up at good prices from dubious sources such as woot. Sigh.
Woot is Amazon owned now. In fact you can find it for this price sold through Amazon. Amazon also gives you 90 days return on this. Or atleast they did to me when I bought mine.
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This should be FP very soon. Grab one for yourself, THEN throw a +1 to the OP for a job well done!

I was lucky enough to score an RBK50 from Woot a few months ago and have kicked myself for not grabbing two. It has worked flawlessly, and in certain parts of my 4000+ sq ft home has doubled my speed. Unfortunately, I still have a coverage "hole" in the upstairs guest bedroom areas which a 2nd satellite will help. The RBR50 can be flipped via eBay for $50 or so (haven't looked online at selling prices for a few weeks so YMMV), making the cost of the standalone RBS50 satellite well under $150.

Woot is solid. The (very) few times I've ever purchased a dud they were easy to work with and a refund was provided immediately. I have no reservations shopping with them, and recommend them to everyone.

Meanwhile, here's my +1 and rep for the OP. Kudos for finding this, especially since this Woot was a mid-day replacement and wasn't posted at 1am ET this morning like most Woots are.
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I have this system works great; kind of sucks if you need an extra sat because they aren't cheap, end up buying the router/sat combo for cheaper than the RBS50 sat goes for
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I have this system works great; kind of sucks if you need an extra sat because they aren't cheap, end up buying the router/sat combo for cheaper than the RBS50 sat goes for
Yep. Standalone RBS50 is $200+, while this RBK50 combo (RBR50 Router + RBS50 Satellite) is $180.... and the RBR50 can be kept as a spare, flipped online, or even used as a free/fast wireless router for a friend/relative. This is a no-brainer.
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I got this deal from woot back in June. It worked well but at my new house the Orbi started to drop internet connectivity randomly, but the most recent firmware update a few weeks ago made it slightly better with less frequent disconnects (had a disconnect last night). This might be why people are returning them. There are some articles online [windsorwebdeveloper.com] that provide tips on disabling a few things that may help including separating the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. I didn't separate the bands yet, but tried a couple of things like changing the 2.4 GHz channel from Auto to 6 which also seemed to help (this is before the recent firmware update). I'd still buy another satellite if it was around $100.
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Can I set the second one up as an access point? I have ethernet where I would want it.
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Can I set the second one up as an access point? I have ethernet where I would want it.
Yes, Netgear has a very active forum group that responds to questions quite quickly.
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Can I set the second one up as an access point? I have ethernet where I would want it.
Yes. That's what it is
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For those of us that need an additional satellite, in a place we can run Ethernet to, are we better off with just a UniFi AP since they're much cheaper and maybe better?
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