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Re: Orbi 7 - would it stop my problems with Nighthawk xr500

jer22
Aspirant

Orbi 7 - would it stop my problems with Nighthawk xr500

I have a nighthawk XR500 connected to a eero (for my ring system) and a 16 port hub in a 2000 sq ft ranch with a finished basement. 

I dont do much gaming, but have a lot of wireless smart home items (lights, switches, etc) and stream AppleTv/Hulu/Amazon.I also day trade Forex which is on 24/7

Many of my devices are 2.4G and I try to use 5G on my iphone but it seems to drop out alot. 2.4 seems to be very slow every so often on the web iphone.

I am NOT a networking person per se. Just know very little. 

 

So I'm thinking of rearranging my network and maybe getting an Orbi7 if it will help. 

But I would like to get the best hub for it and eliminate the eero if I could. 

I really dont look forward to redoing all my connections either.,

 

What do you folks think?

Tough to do?  Large project?

Would it speed up my iphone web? stop the phasing out of my 5G ?

Thoughts?

 

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JWS9518
Apprentice

Re: Orbi 7 - would it stop my problems with Nighthawk xr500

An Orbi type system would help you manage a large number of devices or even one of the latest high-end routers would also help with that for a bit less money.  It depends on what your budget is though as both would be good choices.

 

I would also suggest making sure you have your firmware updated on your current router and all other connected devices before making that choice as older firmware could also be an issue too.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi 7 - would it stop my problems with Nighthawk xr500

Running a new RBR 970 series with just one RBS would be enough for that size of home.

Could configure the 970 series for AP mode behind the XR series router. 


@jer22 wrote:

I have a nighthawk XR500 connected to a eero (for my ring system) and a 16 port hub in a 2000 sq ft ranch with a finished basement. 

I dont do much gaming, but have a lot of wireless smart home items (lights, switches, etc) and stream AppleTv/Hulu/Amazon.I also day trade Forex which is on 24/7

Many of my devices are 2.4G and I try to use 5G on my iphone but it seems to drop out alot. 2.4 seems to be very slow every so often on the web iphone.

I am NOT a networking person per se. Just know very little. 

 

So I'm thinking of rearranging my network and maybe getting an Orbi7 if it will help. 

But I would like to get the best hub for it and eliminate the eero if I could. 

I really dont look forward to redoing all my connections either.,

 

What do you folks think?

Tough to do?  Large project?

Would it speed up my iphone web? stop the phasing out of my 5G ?

Thoughts?

 


 

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