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rbk40 vs rbk20

rvilata
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rbk40 vs rbk20

Already decided to purchase a kit RBK40+satelite, when I was trying to buy through Amazon I noticed that was a new model called RBK20 (on the amazon appeared as "new model"). Then I search on Netgear website and I found it, but without clear differences.  The only remarcabable difference is, a part of the phisical dimensions and weight , the number of LAN ports and the flash and RAM memory. RBK20 have less LAN ports and less flash and RAM,.........but may be both parameters are linked..... sounds rasonable that a systems with less LAN ports need less RAM.  But I router with only 512Mb RAM sounds not enough....

 

LAN ports are really not important in my case, but can someone knows if there is other differences more related to performance or speed.

 

Thanks a lot.

Ricard

 

 

 

 

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: rbk40 vs rbk20

Key specs to look for are wireless connection rates and over all home coverage sq footageL

RBR40:

Combined WiFi speed2,200 Mbps (400 + 866 + 866Mbps)
Coverage4,000 sq ft
Dedicated Backhaul2x2 (866 Mbps)
WiFi Technology

Tri-band

4GB flash and 512MB RAM 

 

RBR20

Orbi AC2200 Router and AC2200 Satellites (866+866+400Mbps)
Coverage5,000 sq ft
Dedicated Backhaul2x2
WiFi TechnologyTri-band

Router: 4GB Flash and 512MB RAM

Satellites: 256MB Flash and 512MB RAM each

 

Seem very similar. 

http://netgear.com/orbi

 

How big is your home sq ft? 

 

I would try the 40 kit first. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBK752(v.5) | Switches NG GS105/8 and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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rvilata
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Re: rbk40 vs rbk20

Thanks a lot.

 

Yes I believe they are very similar.  My home is less than 4000 sq ft, two floors.  So both systems fits. 

 

The only thing that bothers me is Netgear have two products on portfolio for the same coverage.............

 

 

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: rbk40 vs rbk20

Ya seems like there really trying to squeeze out different products. 

 

I have the RB40 system in my 5000 sqft place. Awesome system. 

 

Let us know what you decide. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBK752(v.5) | Switches NG GS105/8 and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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