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Re: Best Orbi Package to Purchase

DGH992
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Best Orbi Package to Purchase

Newbie question, sorry if it is too basic. We are thinking of switching from our current wifi to the Orbi mesh system but we don't know which is the best system to purchase. I have a Fiber connection provided by our local service provider.  Currently the fiber connection (via a grey box inside the house, sorry, don't know the technical name) is in the form of an ethernet cable that plugs into an Apple Airport device, which we will be removing. Is the RBK40 system the best option, or do I need the CBK40 (built-in cable modem)? Can I plug that ethernet cable directly into the RBK40 base unit and add additional satelite units as needed? Thanks in advance for any help.   

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Best Orbi Package to Purchase

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?This will kind of help you deside whats needed. Large sized home, you may need a 50 series with two satellites, average or smaller sized home, maybe just 1 additional satellite.

 

If you already have a ISP service which is Fiber, then you'll need a RBK sysetm, NOT the CBK system. Thats for a Cable ISP system and for users on those cable ISP servcies who wish to replace the ISP modem with the CBK system which has a built in cable modem included in the Orbi Mesh system. You need a RBK system with out the cable modem...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111
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DGH992
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Re: Best Orbi Package to Purchase

Thanks FURRYe38 for your reply. The footprint of the house is approximately 4000 SF, with two levels. I'm thinking that the RBK40 with two satelites would work? 

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Yes, would work fine. Placement will be key as well. Also 30 feet is recommended in between them to begin with depending upon building materials.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111
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