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NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 2.2Gbps speed (RBK23) – Router & Extender replacement covers up to 6,000 sq. ft. -195$

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Seems like a good deal. Can anyone comment on if there's a better fit for my house? Only 2000 s.f., but we connect with a bunch of devices.
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I was lucky enough to get it like new for 120 and so far it's been great with no issues. I have a 250Mbps plan and I've been pulling around 270Mbps on wifi but I'm only using the Orbi router and just one satellite. House is a lil over 1800sqf
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Any recommendations on where I can find just an add-on satellite at a reasonable price? It seems these systems go for less than just a satellite.
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Any recommendations on where I can find just an add-on satellite at a reasonable price? It seems these systems go for less than just a satellite.
No, crazy huh? I've been looking at all options for a long time, and they just dont seem to want people to have affordable add-on options I've been focusing on the RBS50 units, with the higher bandwidth for wireless backhaul and the extra ethernet ports, but lack of affordable satellite options seems to affect the RBS40 and RBW30 too.

Here's what I did on two occasions:

A friend needed help, and only one satellite, so I bought the three pack at Costco (rbk53 $300) and put my $100 and his $200 toward the purchase and donated my time. I got an extra satellite and he got a 2pack for a good price with installation (me).

Father in law needed a wireless satellite for better coverage to the patio and a wired satellite for an outbuilding. Kept my eye on craigslist and found someone selling a used rbr40, rbs40, and a rbw30 for a good price. ($130) reset the satellites and used them and put the router in the pile of spare parts.

Moral of the story - never buy a 2 pack, even if that is all you need. Buy a three pack and ebay the spare satellite for far more than the difference in price.
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Any recommendations on where I can find just an add-on satellite at a reasonable price? It seems these systems go for less than just a satellite.
How about buying this and selling the router on ebay or market places.
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Thanks for the replies. I picked up that RBK20 2-pack from Costco. It works great for my house, but I would like one more satellite for the basement. I've read in numerous posts about people buying a pack and then selling off what they didn't need, but I was hoping there was another option that didn't require all of that.

It's also annoying that you can't convert a router into a satellite. There was a pretty good deal on a used RBR20, but I can't use it as a satellite.

Oh well.
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How about buying this and selling the router on ebay or market places.
I haven't tried, but I cant imagine who would actually want just the router component for a mesh set? Far better options like all those nighthawk deals the past week if you just need a single router. Just because they are listed on ebay doesnt mean they are selling.
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Do we need modem with this?
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Do we need modem with this?
Works with all modems.
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I haven't tried, but I cant imagine who would actually want just the router component for a mesh set? Far better options like all those nighthawk deals the past week if you just need a single router. Just because they are listed on ebay doesnt mean they are selling.
Completely agree, there are a lot of router only auctions, I think if you go this route you'd want to keep one satellite and sell the router and other satellite as a set maybe. I love my Orbi and want one or two more satellites and am similarly frustrated.
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