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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (RBK23) $349.99

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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (RBK23) $349.99

My first post.
Good price for me.
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Mar 22, 2004
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Same price at Bestbuy.

Amazing system, I have it running in my home with approximately 26 devices connected. No issues with speed or range.
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Feb 2, 2015
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I have Rogers gigabit at home, is there a Mesh router that would be able to deal with Gigabit internet? This one says "best for Internet plans up to 200Mbps "
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spammy wrote: I have Rogers gigabit at home, is there a Mesh router that would be able to deal with Gigabit internet? This one says "best for Internet plans up to 200Mbps "
Unless you're ready to spend big bucks on a proper wifi6 mesh (like the rbk852), unlikely to get "full power"

I'm on the same boat, using bell tho. Been using their WiFi Pod and home Hub 3000, getting ~500mbps (pod upstairs, router downstairs)
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Feb 2, 2015
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neonic wrote: Unless you're ready to spend big bucks on a proper wifi6 mesh (like the rbk852), unlikely to get "full power"

I'm on the same boat, using bell tho. Been using their WiFi Pod and home Hub 3000, getting ~500mbps (pod upstairs, router downstairs)
Checked the price tag and nope, not ready to spend 2k on routers :)

Will stick to my Power Ethernet + Wifi router solution then, worked out pretty well but I was hoping for something that would be even faster.
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Aug 27, 2006
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I have the AC3000 version with just one satellite.
https://www.amazon.ca/NETGEAR-Orbi-Home ... 688&sr=8-5
This was $379 last year when it was on sale.

Best thing I have purchased in a decade.
When I used ordinary extenders, I had to manually connect and reconnect to extender depends which part of the house I was at.
No more with the Orbi.
Have the main Router by the Rogers Router in the basement corner.
Set up the satellite in the center of the house main floor.


Recently Rogers came and installed 4 of those Ignite Mesh units, and told me to use those instead.
I pulled them all out next day.
One Orbi out performed 4 Rogers mesh pods. Range and the speed.
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Dec 22, 2006
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Calgary
How's this compared to the Google Nest Wifi?
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Apr 23, 2016
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spammy wrote: I have Rogers gigabit at home, is there a Mesh router that would be able to deal with Gigabit internet? This one says "best for Internet plans up to 200Mbps "
You got a device that can handle gigabit wifi?
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Sep 2, 2007
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Best Buy or Amazon has rbk50 on sales for $400 couple weeks ago but only come with one satellite. Great router, but they are not true mesh technology. You can check out tomguide for that.
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Jun 15, 2008
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Just compared to the Google Nest Wifi. The google wifi extra access points acting as google home mini's is a nice touch. However, I struggled to get it working properly. Performance was really sporadic with high transfer rates one minute to next to unusable the next with the same device and same location.

I spent 3 hours with the google techs and despite lots of restarts, updates etc we never go to the end of it.

Picked up the Orbi's today and performance is much better than the Google Nest wifi. Very impressed both with the range and speed. Maybe it is the dedicated third band used for backhaul between the router and the satellites?

One issue I had was Orbi devices took a long time to boot and to update initially at odds with the instructions in the app e.g. app says 1 minute but took 5 minutes. Also router and satellites tended to reboot on their own during setup. However, it has been rock solid afterwards.

I'm techie so I appreciate the additional options available in the web interface. The Nest is pretty limited in that way. I also like the Disney Circle parental controls (although that is extra cost).
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spammy wrote: I have Rogers gigabit at home, is there a Mesh router that would be able to deal with Gigabit internet? This one says "best for Internet plans up to 200Mbps "
Wifi AC ?

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