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Today only - Netgear AC2200 Mesh RBK22 - 130$ off, only 199$

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[Best Buy] Today only - Netgear AC2200 Mesh RBK22 - 130$ off, only 199$

Bought this 2 pack kit last week at 250$, will go back for a PP. I must say at this price, if you are looking for a Mesh Wifi...it's the best one to go with. It was up and running in 15 minutes, and has literally doubled, (even tripled), internet speed throughout a three storey brick triplex. Using it as an access point with my videotron router, no issues at all. I keep the router on the third floor and one satellite on the first.
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Thanks OP, been keeping an eye out for a deal on a mesh system, will see how this one stacks up!
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HAMILTON
Is it worth it to buy this for a 1400sqft place?
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Igoran4s wrote: Is it worth it to buy this for a 1400sqft place?
Probably not. If you get a good non mesh router, it should easily handle 1400sq ft.
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GlenLalonde wrote: no wifi 6 = not interested
I always wondered what the value of posts like this are?


Thanks OP
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Thanks! Is the difference between this and RBK23 only the additional satellite unit?
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Anyone know if you can mix and match mesh networks?
i.e connect my existing TP Link Deco M5 to this via Ethernet and use same SSID. Or is that not possible?
My cable is in the basement only (thanks to Rogers), and I need the wifi available all the way to the top (2nd) floor in an opposite corner of the house.
Currently looking for better range and speeds as we have about 20-25 connected devices and any given time.
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Can anyone remember the price at Costco?
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Pete2662 wrote: Thanks! Is the difference between this and RBK23 only the additional satellite unit?
Yes. You get one less satellite but if your hous isn’t that big to begin with you’ll be fine with just one.

I bought this for the same price on Boxing Day. It’s been decent so far. Faster than most mesh solutions in this price range.
- Don't support hoarding. Do your research, decide on the price you want to pay for it. Don't ever pay more than that.
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FooNdaR wrote: Anyone know if you can mix and match mesh networks?
i.e connect my existing TP Link Deco M5 to this via Ethernet and use same SSID. Or is that not possible?
My cable is in the basement only (thanks to Rogers), and I need the wifi available all the way to the top (2nd) floor in an opposite corner of the house.
Currently looking for better range and speeds as we have about 20-25 connected devices and any given time.
That's what I did...but without any existing mesh system. I simply connected the base Orbi to the Videotron, (Rogers in your case) router via ethernet as an access point. Plug the satellite in, I've plugged it two floors down in about the same location as the base unit. Turn off the Wifi in your existing router and let Orbi and it's wifeless Satellite handle the rest. I don't think you will want to mix and match since Orbi is Tri-band, meaning, 2.4, 5, and a dedicated band between the base unit and satellite which doesn't eat up the bandwidth like other systems. It is a 5 star purchase in my opinion, and the 200$ is the lowest price you'll find, that's for sure.

In online reviews, some people don't like the fact that the Orbi doesn't allow you to have separate 2.4 and 5 ghz SSID's, but I don't know why....the devices will connect to the fastest connection it is able to find, so I find that easier anyways. I have Alexa and Google home, a bunch of smart plugs, tablets, and I haven't had any issues. Everything is so much better, plus my Wifi doesn't go out when the microwave is on anymore ! :)
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Thanks but since I have the existing mesh (using Rogers only as modem, not router) I’m trying to determine an advantage to using this vs the existing one or this with the existing one. My connections are okay but not as great as I feel they should be especially since I have gigabit network.
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FooNdaR wrote: Thanks but since I have the existing mesh (using Rogers only as modem, not router) I’m trying to determine an advantage to using this vs the existing one or this with the existing one. My connections are okay but not as great as I feel they should be especially since I have gigabit network.
IMO I would think the fact Orbi is Triband and AC2200, the Orbi would give you better speeds. You could use the Orbi base unit as a Router with the Rogers modem in your case as opposed to an access point, but yeah, it would replace your existing TP mesh. I was using an extender before that...so it was night and day for me.
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Canadianmist wrote: IMO I would think the fact Orbi is Triband and AC2200, the Orbi would give you better speeds. You could use the Orbi base unit as a Router with the Rogers modem in your case as opposed to an access point, but yeah, it would replace your existing TP mesh. I was using an extender before that...so it was night and day for me.
Thanks. I guess the only way to find out about the range then is to give it a try.
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Fyi I have this and it's great, but when looking to buy another satellite it costs almost the same as another 2 pack. The router also can't be used as a satelitte. So if you have a big house might want to grab the 3 pack instead
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anyone who knows its upc? thanks
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Just got the ignite box and internet (500mb). It's on the main level of my house but the connection in my room (other side of the house) is terrible, would this be compatible with the router Rogers provides you? I live in a 3000sqft house.
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Dec 24, 2007
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Canadianmist wrote: That's what I did...but without any existing mesh system. I simply connected the base Orbi to the Videotron, (Rogers in your case) router via ethernet as an access point. Plug the satellite in, I've plugged it two floors down in about the same location as the base unit. Turn off the Wifi in your existing router and let Orbi and it's wifeless Satellite handle the rest. I don't think you will want to mix and match since Orbi is Tri-band, meaning, 2.4, 5, and a dedicated band between the base unit and satellite which doesn't eat up the bandwidth like other systems. It is a 5 star purchase in my opinion, and the 200$ is the lowest price you'll find, that's for sure.

In online reviews, some people don't like the fact that the Orbi doesn't allow you to have separate 2.4 and 5 ghz SSID's, but I don't know why....the devices will connect to the fastest connection it is able to find, so I find that easier anyways. I have Alexa and Google home, a bunch of smart plugs, tablets, and I haven't had any issues. Everything is so much better, plus my Wifi doesn't go out when the microwave is on anymore ! :)
We're with Videotron as well (also a triplex) and found our old ASUS N66U (located middle floor) allows for better coverage without interruptions than the Videotron router (kept offline).
Only issue we have is playing games can lag on the PS4 (located downstairs) only when Netflix is on (middle floor) and both teens are doing their multi-tasking on ipads (middle floor). Your experience with this Netgear sounds like I should give it a shot. Do you agree?
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I have the higher end version of these. Be sure to identify your "zones" and run speed tests before and after you set the mesh system up using the app or speedtest.net site. Run three tests in a row and then take the average of all three for each zone. This is the best way to measure or gauge how good or bad the mesh system is in your environment. Also, be sure to update the firmware right at the start before running speed tests, etc.

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