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Orbi RBK854 versus 4x EAX80


Orbi RBK854 versus 4x EAX80



is there any real difference between Orbi RBK854 and 4x EAX80?


I will NOT be using Wireless connection between the access points / extenders. I will use a wired backhaul to each of the 4 access points.


I will NOT be using any router / DHCP functionality of the Orbi, as I already have a Cisco wired router in place.


I basically just need 4 access points to cover the house, with easy automatic roaming between them.


Given this use case, is there any difference between the two options?


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Re: Orbi RBK854 versus 4x EAX80

Netgear has set up a community forum specifically for the Orbi AX (WiFi 6) products. Most of the people who watch that forum are more likely to have experience with Orbi AX and know how to work it better than those of us who follow this "general Orbi" forum. Might be more likely to find someone who has a solution if the question is posted there:

Extenders won't have a dedicated wireless or wired backhaul connection like the Orbi systems have. 


Please use this link to the main forum product list to review and choose where to make your posts. 

Thank you

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBKE963 and RBE973 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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Re: Orbi RBK854 versus 4x EAX80

When the EAX80 is setup in access point mode, its smart roaming features are disabled. Most devices still roam, just not as efficiently. 

If you're not needing the wired backhaul, I'd check into the SXK30 series. It allows the wired backhaul and you could use that many satellites. 

Or even the MK60 series. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBE973S-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/100mbps upload from Xfinity
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