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Better than an Orbi?
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Better than an Orbi?
You'll get so many conflicting opinions. I haven't used Velop, but I find my Orbi model RBK53 really good.
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Better than an Orbi?
If you mean other deal posted here https://slickdeals.net/f/14040917-netgear-rbk30-orbi-mesh-wifi-system-ac2200-rbk30-100nas-99-at-walm... then yes. But you have to decide if $85 dollars more is worth additional unit, tri-band for dedicated back-haul and most likely faster speeds.
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Really good system especially at this price. I got the black ones from Best Buy. I had a mother in law addition to our house and nothing could get through the tripple thick wall reliably except this. I tried a bunch of cheaper "mesh" routers and this one works the best. On a side note I did not try orbi. But I get WiFi all over my property which is .75 acres.
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Actually, I meant better than the RBK53.
They both are very similar. Orbi RBK-53 has more positive reviews. You can't find Orbi RBK53 tri pack for $184 anywhere though
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I bought the orbi rbk23 for $200 from Walmart last week. Is the velop better than rbk23?
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I'm not tech savvy. so I may be wrong. But this set is AC4600 in total, which means AC1500 each. The orbi AC3000 is AC3000 each. Sounds like a big difference to me.

Edit: As other posters have pointed out, this Linksys system is in fact AC2200 + AC1200 + AC1200. The Orbi AC3000 is AC3000. All the numbers included the band for wireless backhaul.
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I'm not tech savvy. so I may be wrong. But this set is AC4600 in total, which means AC1500 each. The orbi AC3000 is AC3000 each. Sounds like a big difference to me.
Yep, typical Cisco marketing in action.
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I'm not tech savvy. so I may be wrong. But this set is AC4600 in total, which means AC1500 each. The orbi AC3000 is AC3000 each. Sounds like a big difference to me.
Looks like a good price, but this reported speed could be a deal breaker... can someone confirm that this is actually only AC1500 wireless?
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I'm not tech savvy. so I may be wrong. But this set is AC4600 in total, which means AC1500 each. The orbi AC3000 is AC3000 each. Sounds like a big difference to me.
Where do you see Orbi AC3000 which has ac3000 each and not be combined?
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Wait...The bigger one [AC2200] add a smaller one [AC1300] , there will be no longer mesh wifi, right? Thats what Linksys customer service told me.
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Just a warning. If you have TP-link smart plugs/bulbs/switches or LIFX, avoid this system. I've got the newer model and a firmware update in November of last year made many smart devices unusable. They have yet to fix the issue. Downgrading the firmware was tricky and it causes other issues (mainly with dropped connections between the nodes).
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Looks like a good price, but this reported speed could be a deal breaker... can someone confirm that this is actually only AC1500 wireless?
If this is the same as this: https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-VLP0203/ (though says exclusively at costco).
It looks like the tall node is a tri band AC2200, and the 2 shorter nodes are dual band AC1200, (1200+1200+2200 =4600).
which doesn't make any sense to me, sounds like no dedicated backhaul
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