Major Orbi Flaw.... 4 5Ghz Channels
I purchased an Orbi RBK50 today and like it very much for the most part, however I'm finding it difficult to get past the major flaw in that it only supports 4 5Ghz channels. By supporting only the 1st 4 5Ghz bands, Netgear is guaranteeing that you will have wireless overlap if anyone near you also owns an Orbi or happens to use any of the 1st four channels in the spectrum (which is what is happening to me).
Where I live, I have neighbors using bands 34 - 52 and 149 - 165. No one is using 100 - 132, which is what I'd love to use. Is there any way or chance that an update for the Orbi may be coming out to allow us to use more than 4 channels?
I'm also a bit disappointed that the device can't do a full 1gig upload and download on the speed test. The best I was able to pull was in the 500down/130up range when testing from the device itself. It's a decent speed, but it'd be nice if I could use my full pipe to the internet.