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Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

jasonwong
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what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

Hi,

I know RBR20 only 1WAN port and 1LAN port, RBR40 more LAN port, RBR20 size smaller, apart from that, what is different?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

Model: RBK22| Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi System, RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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DickDuke
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Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

I actually own both of these units. The main differences you’ve already noted, size and number of ports. I believe the RBR40 May have more flashable memory too.

 

My experience may be unique to my RBR40 unit, but it seems to have way more difficulty synching with my 3 Orbi satellites. So much so, that I’ve given up on it for now, and I’m using the RBR20 with a 5 port switch instead of the RBR40 with its built-in switch. The RBR20 is rock solid.

RBR40 + (2)RBS20 + RBS30W
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ekhalil
Master

Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

Apart from what you mentioned, and looking to the physical size of the boxes, the antennas' size in the RBR40 seem to be bigger than those in RBR20 and similar to those in RBR50 which means better coverage. I compared the RBR20 and RBR50 and I could clearly see the difference in radio coverage, so I guess the same will apply to RBR20-RBR40.

On the other hand, both RBR20 and RBR40 have the same throughput and backhaul capacity (AC2200)

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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jasonwong
Aspirant

Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

Thanks all,

 

I think RBR20 is good in terms of size and price, but I still concern the heat problem of RBR20 itself as the size smaller than RBR40.

 

I used to other brand homeplug, in summer it over heat and lead it unstable~Smiley Sad

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ekhalil
Master

Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

I used the RBR20 and RBS20 for couple of weeks and I didn’t notice any heat issues with them.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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DickDuke
Apprentice

Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

UPPDATE:

 

Tried my RBR40 out again today. All 3 satellites connected. All connections are good. Was able to eliminate one of my 4 port switches.

 

If everything remains stable over the next few days, I'll be a very happy camper!

 

My Setup:

Rogers Hitron 200/16 + RBR40 (from RBK33)+  RBW30 + RBS20 + RBS20 + 2x TPLink Powerline

RBR40 + (2)RBS20 + RBS30W
Model: RBK33| Orbi Plug-In WiFi System
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ekhalil
Master

Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

Great to see. Good luck!

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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dmcgriff
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Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

Just to confirm, you are using an RBR40 router with the RBS20 satellite(s), correct? I want to change my RBR20 router for an RBR40 if it will work right with my existing satellite.

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FURRYe38
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Re: what is different between RBR20 and RBR40

That will work.


@dmcgriff wrote:

Just to confirm, you are using an RBR40 router with the RBS20 satellite(s), correct? I want to change my RBR20 router for an RBR40 if it will work right with my existing satellite.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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