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Pre Purchase Question

tripodtim
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Pre Purchase Question

HI, I am looking at getting a system to give coverage to a two story house. It is 13m wide and 25m long (325sqm in total).

Will a RBK40 give as much coverage as a RBK23 as the RBK23 has two satellites? Thanks

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FURRYe38
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Re: Pre Purchase Question

I would check the specs of the models you asking about to see:

https://www.netgear.com/orbi/systems.aspx

 

I have a 5000sqft home and use the CBK40 with just 1 satellite at the opposite end, 40 feet in between. Great coverage, range and performance. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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shanna
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Re: Pre Purchase Question

I would stay away from the Orbi's. Mine worked fine for a few months and then it automatically updated its firmware and it has been a nighmare of disconnecting devices constantly. It is useless to me at this point and I am looking to buy another router. Waste of money. Check these boards for folks with the same issues. Many people.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Pre Purchase Question

Why don't you make a new post with what your having problems with and maybe we can help you figure out whats going on.


@shanna wrote:

I would stay away from the Orbi's. Mine worked fine for a few months and then it automatically updated its firmware and it has been a nighmare of disconnecting devices constantly. It is useless to me at this point and I am looking to buy another router. Waste of money. Check these boards for folks with the same issues. Many people.




 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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