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Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

eddie80
Aspirant

Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

About the only thing that plastic sleeve is good for, is so when you pick up the unit, the sleeve slips off and the unit goes crashing to the floor.  

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

And you didn't remove the sleeve after you un-boxed it?

 

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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eddie80
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Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

And why would I remove it?  Later maybe, but not until I had dropped each unit a couple of times, and figured out how dumb that sleeve was

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SeaMonkey80
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Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

I'm pretty sure that sleeve was for shipping only...

Modem: Netgear Nighthawk® CM1105V DOCSIS 3.1 - Xfinity Gigabit | Router: ASUS RT-AC88U | WiFi: Orbi RBK53 (RBR50 + 2x RBS50) - Ethernet Backhaul | Switches: 2x TP-Link TL-SG108 (8 port Gigabit) + TL-SG105 (5 port Gigabit)
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eddie80
Aspirant

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

The only purpose it serves is so they could same a dime by using the same housing for all their units, without having to screen print which was the router and which was the satellite.  It's just like why they don't have an 800 trouble number.. 

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

And one could pick up the units by the lower portion of the device or on the side too....

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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Jeremyinsf
Apprentice

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

This thread is funny and it made me laugh.

 

With all the frustration and seriousness on here, it's nice to know we all have something important to complain about!  😉

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

Simple things can be funny. Smiley LOL



 

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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rdilauro
Aspirant

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

Dumber question...

Could that plastic sleeve act as a weather proof enclosure for the outdoor Orbi?

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units


@rdilauro wrote:

Could that plastic sleeve act as a weather proof enclosure for the outdoor Orbi?


Love the humor.  Even though the Product Data Sheet says this:

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I would at least put a roof over it.

 

I love my Orbi.
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schumaku
Guru

Re: Plastic sleeve that comes installed on new Orbi units

This sleeve was for the Orbi Outdoor Satellite, isn't it?

 

The early https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/orbi/RBS50Y.pdf was IP56 (with disputable results however), the later  https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/orbi/RBS50Yv2.pdf was spec'ed IP66.

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