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sshams5895
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AX4200 vs AX6000

Looking to upgrade to Orbi Wifi 6 Mesh system.  Our house is about 3,000 square feet.  45-50 devices roughly.  Family of 6.

I have trouble getting a good signal in my garage where I work out and like to use Apple TV, so hence why I want a mesh system.

 

What are the primary differences between the AX4200 and AX6000?  Is it worth the roughly $150 extra for the AX6000?

 

Thank you!

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sshams5895
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Been using this for over a week now and performance is good.  Not sure what I am missing out on by not spending the extra $200.  We have 6 poeple in this house, over 40+ devices with kids streaming all the time.  And my AppleTV in my garage works just fine while I work out.  So what I don't know won't hurt me, I guess.

 

Overall, I am happy with the 4200.

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Input the RBK752 and RBK852 series models in to this site and download the spec sheets for each and compare for youself:

https://www.netgear.com/support/

 

Review the connection rates between the two, I believe mostly they are the same accept for the 2.4Ghz radio connection rate which would be different. 

 

30 feet is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected. https://kb.netgear.com/000036466/How-far-should-I-place-my-Orbi-satellite-from-my-Orbi-router

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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farmrt88
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

In addition to the 2.4GHZ difference, the 5GHZ fronthaul band is only 1200Mbps on the RBK 752 AX4200.  The 5GHZ fronthaul may only be a 2X2 radio vs the 4X4 on the RBK 842/852.  There are also 2 less antennnas and a slower processor on the AX4200. The important backhaul speed remains the same at 2400Mbps.
 
It's nice that early adopters still have the highest performance WIFI 6 Orbi for now, similar to the RBK50/40/20 rollouts. Hopefully this continues.....
 
2.4GHz (600Mbps†) + 5GHz (1200Mbps†) for WiFi devices to connect to the Internet5GHz (2400Mbps†) dedicated WiFi link for faster data connections between Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite
 
2.4GHz (1200Mbps†) + 5GHz (2400Mbps†) for WiFi devices to connect to the Internet5GHz (2400Mbps†) dedicated WiFi link for faster data connections between Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite
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FURRYe38
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Its nice to have some flexible products out there that are a bit cheaper. One doesn't always have to have the higher performer. LOL. 
At leaset this gets some in to the AX realm for there needs. 

Thanks for posting. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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sshams5895
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Very helpful posts.  Thank you.

 

The AX4200 is on its way tomorrow and I'll check it out and see if it works best for our household.

 

Thank you.

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FURRYe38
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Let us know how it goes for you. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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IcedCorn
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

I have installed the 4200. I saw the price and then with the 10% netgear discount I would give it a shot. Basically it's $200 less (although I didn't realize until after the fact it was 6 antennas vs 8 antennas.

 

Speeds - both wired and wireless are working much better than with the old orbi. Before I had to go direct into the modem in order to max out, now I'm pretty close to max wired with the orbi connected as the router rather than an AP.

 

So far so good. It "feels" faster although I don't know if that's me justifying the purchase or it really is.. Smiley Happy

 

 

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sshams5895
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Been using this for over a week now and performance is good.  Not sure what I am missing out on by not spending the extra $200.  We have 6 poeple in this house, over 40+ devices with kids streaming all the time.  And my AppleTV in my garage works just fine while I work out.  So what I don't know won't hurt me, I guess.

 

Overall, I am happy with the 4200.

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Glad it's working well for you. 

Please mark your thread as solved so others will know. 

 

Enjoy. Smiley Wink

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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GumNMyHair
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

This is super helpful - thanks for the details.  Mind a dumb question?  I'm not a "techie"...  Smiley Happy   just trying to feel my way through this.

 

If my internet service plan only provides up to 400Mbps, then - am I right to think that I wouldn't gain anything by going with the AX6000 over the AX4200?

 

3000 sq ft home, currently with dead spots

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FURRYe38
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

Correct. Even Orbi AC would work well for you. 


@GumNMyHair wrote:

This is super helpful - thanks for the details.  Mind a dumb question?  I'm not a "techie"...  Smiley Happy   just trying to feel my way through this.

 

If my internet service plan only provides up to 400Mbps, then - am I right to think that I wouldn't gain anything by going with the AX6000 over the AX4200?

 

3000 sq ft home, currently with dead spots


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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CallPaul
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Re: AX4200 vs AX6000

I've used both the RBK852 and now the RBK752 in a similar situation as yours. I have Spectrum 400/20 in about 2700 sq. ft. 2 story house. I get around 480/23 everywhere with no drops or dead spots anywhere with about 30 devices. I have them set up on opposite sides of the house, different floors about 35 apart.

I didn't see a big difference in terms of performance between the two to justify the additional $200 for the RBK852 but no complaints it's a great system for the price. 

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