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Costco Members: Netgear Orbi Home AC3000 Tri-Band Router EXPIRED

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Costco.com has Netgear Orbi Home AC3000 Tri-Band Router WiFi System w/ Satellites on sale for $449.99 valid for Costco Members only. Shipping is free. Thanks j1huynh

Note, be sure to login to your Costco account w/ a valid membership to purchase this item. Limit 3 per member.

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  • Orbi Router (RBR50)
  • 2x Orbi Satellite (RBS50)
  • 2m Ethernet Cable
  • 3x 12V/3.5A Power Adapters
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The Orbi Home WiFi System includes an Orbi WiFi Router and 2x Satellites; covers up to 6,000 square feet of high performance WiFi network. Offer valid through February 5, 2017 or while supplies last - Discombobulated

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$449.99 After $50 OFF
$50 manufacturer's discount is valid 1/22/17 through 2/5/17. While supplies last. Limit 3 per member.
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Features:
Fast, Secure, Whole Home WiFi
Quick and Easy Setup with Orbi App
Dedicated Third Band
Large Home Coverage up to 6,000 sq ft

What's in the Box?

One Orbi Router (RBR50)
Two Orbi Satellite (RBS50)
One 2m Ethernet cable
Three 12V/3.5A power adapters
Quick start guide
Warranty and support information card
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Is the major benefit of this being like Apple, as-in "it just works"?

For the tech geeks, wouldn't getting 3 beefier routers and running them as repeaters likely result in better performance? Might even be able to get by with 2 routers.
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Yes and no. The routers will need the Ethernet backhual to another router. the Orbi is different than all of the other current mesh systems as it has a 3rd antenna dedicated to the source router for zero loss of traffic given one satilite in use.

The result is having about 95% of that connection speed without the Ethernet direct link, how it should be in a perfect world with all routers and repeaters.

Traditional routers and repeaters lose 50% of signal bandwidth for sharing the antenna for incoming and outgoing between device and main router.

If you already have Ethernet wired in walls, then this won't offer you much more benefit of using routers and repeaters being hardwired and used as gateways throughout.

If not, or you want to have freedom to just place the satellite where you choose that has an outlet and not also run Ethernet, then this is perfect.
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No it is not. Unless Ethernet backhualed, it's a significant loss of bandwidth speed loss from your connection and drops when connected to the repeaters.

Also, repeaters usually instruct you to name them subsequent names different than the router. You can just name it exactly the same so your device auto switches if one units signal is too poor (if it even will do it). This later makes router configs and setups a pain in the ass to connect to the right one wirelessly, sometimes making you have to connect via Ethernet to config.

Of you can use this system and it will best route it for you more like how cell phone towers work while in a moving vehicle.
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Wow. Glad I added this alert! Gonna scoop this up for my home (and yard) hehe.
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Thanks! Also glad I added an alert.
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NICE, thank you!
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Is the major benefit of this being like Apple, as-in "it just works"?

For the tech geeks, wouldn't getting 3 beefier routers and running them as repeaters likely result in better performance? Might even be able to get by with 2 routers.
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Great price, only $50 more than $400 MSRP for the two pack.

Since a 3rd standalone satellite retails for $250 you could sell it if you end up only needing two. Here is a nice comparison:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wi...-checks-in

Note the Orbi isn't a mesh system; the satellites cannot communicate with eachother. It uses a "Star" topology - so the Router should be central to the satellites. Example, I have satellite on 2nd floor, router on 1st floor, satellite in finished basement.
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I saw these in the store on Friday. Anyone know if the $50 rebate applies to in-store purchases also or is it online only?
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I saw these in the store on Friday. Anyone know if the $50 rebate applies to in-store purchases also or is it online only?
Should be for both. If not, you can pm to online store.
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are these better than google wifi that is $300 instead of $450
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very well
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how are these with the price?
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are these better than google wifi that is $300 instead of $450
Yes these are due to use of custom 1.7ghz channel for linking each unit from base so you don't lose speed on wifi
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So what is the point of these? Isn't it better to buy one good router and 2 repeaters?
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Seem like WIFI hardware getting more and more expensive. In a few years $1K will be normal.
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