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Netgear Orbi RBK30 Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Router and Satellite) - Amazon sold by CCL Computers @ £77.29
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Netgear Orbi RBK30 Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Router and Satellite) - Amazon sold by CCL Computers @ £77.29

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Posted 10th Jul
Cheapest it has ever been as far as I can tell - bar one Amazon drop to £74.

Is cheaper on CCL's site, but you get the Prime customer service on Amazon!
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Just posted this myself

Seems a super cheap way to get onto the tri-band Orbi mesh system, with a fully fledged main router AC2200 and one of the (yes it's not as good) plug-in small satellites.

All the orbi stuff seems to be expandable and compatible with one another so you can expand it as you need, although the satellite performance still seems pretty good for its size and price!
I paid 64.48 from CCL on eBay (new stock). Very happy with them. Suspect the new Wi-Fi 6 ones are out soon so clearing stock. Still a bargain at this price. Hot.
New to mesh systems. I've got Virgin 200mb down, have up to 15/20 devices connected at any one time sometimes 3 ps4's at the same time. Will this throttle data transfer or will speeds remain high but with coverage improvements? Many Thanks.
I’ve been trying to convince myself that a Mesh system is the way to go but the cost was too prohibitive. It isn’t anymore! Cheers tjl.
gonna use this to replace my google wifi mesh system. Funnily enough, the nest cameras keep dropping out for long period of time with their own mother company's mesh product.
Hi guys, could some very kind knowledgeable person please give me some much needed advice please and help me from pulling my hair out!
Currently using (when it works) the virgin super hub 3 (nothing super about it) constantly drops out, always having to reboot, wifi range is woeful, just installed my blink xt cameras, the one in my back garden, about 8m away from the router struggles, so many blackspots around the house it's drivin me nuts
Thinking of buying 2 of this orbi gear, router will be in lounge, will put a satellite in the kitchen and the 2nd upstairs..... so do I put hub 3 into modem mode and just connect this router to it then the satellites to router? .... and then hopefully WiFi harmony will be restored and I won't feel like running for the hills when the kids moan "Muuuuuuuum me tablet isn't working" ??? Thank you in advance for any help and advice
Heavyweight10/07/2019 13:31

I paid 64.48 from CCL on eBay (new stock). Very happy with them. Suspect …I paid 64.48 from CCL on eBay (new stock). Very happy with them. Suspect the new Wi-Fi 6 ones are out soon so clearing stock. Still a bargain at this price. Hot.


Do you have a link by any chance pleeeease?
These have been about £70ish for a while. I bought 2 sets, with the view of punting the second router and keeping the rest. Lasted about 4 or 5 days but it didn't really improve what I alreday had despite the added to units spread across my 3 bed new build.. Now back with my BT home hub that ive had for years. Still going strong.

Also noticed the satellites appeared to struggle to let go of a device or pass it over, even after setting the devics to let the orbi decide. It also doesn't appear to be a mesh set up as such, more like a daisy chain.
sliyk10/07/2019 20:16

gonna use this to replace my google wifi mesh system. Funnily enough, the …gonna use this to replace my google wifi mesh system. Funnily enough, the nest cameras keep dropping out for long period of time with their own mother company's mesh product.


A massive downgrade if you ask me, but if it works then it would be worth it I suppose.
Markgranto11/07/2019 09:47

A massive downgrade if you ask me, but if it works then it would be worth …A massive downgrade if you ask me, but if it works then it would be worth it I suppose.


I don't think so. Better speed more coverage. And the ability to tweak with the networks. Google WiFi has given me problems with the nest hello as well as the nest cam iq. So by no means a downgrade.
sliyk11/07/2019 09:49

I don't think so. Better speed more coverage. And the ability to tweak …I don't think so. Better speed more coverage. And the ability to tweak with the networks. Google WiFi has given me problems with the nest hello as well as the nest cam iq. So by no means a downgrade.


Having used this Orbi it doesn't appear to offer more coverage or speed than my 4 year old home hub, hence why I returned to it. It also isn't as tweakable as you would expect, for example you cannot split the bands, for me I need my older wifi cameras specifically to connect to the 2.4ghz range, so wont work with the orbi's.
Markgranto11/07/2019 09:56

Having used this Orbi it doesn't appear to offer more coverage or speed …Having used this Orbi it doesn't appear to offer more coverage or speed than my 4 year old home hub, hence why I returned to it. It also isn't as tweakable as you would expect, for example you cannot split the bands, for me I need my older wifi cameras specifically to connect to the 2.4ghz range, so wont work with the orbi's.


On the contrary. You can split the bands. Just need sa bit under the hood work (which I am happy to do) that I couldn't do with Google. I have nothing against Google WiFi. It's just that the 'google' cameras don't work from time to time disconnecting for hours.
sliyk11/07/2019 10:01

On the contrary. You can split the bands. Just need sa bit under the hood …On the contrary. You can split the bands. Just need sa bit under the hood work (which I am happy to do) that I couldn't do with Google. I have nothing against Google WiFi. It's just that the 'google' cameras don't work from time to time disconnecting for hours.


Doesn't work any more with the latest firmware across all the Orbi's. Tried it myself, telnet onto the router etc, and the config shows it as 2 SSIDs when you do whats needed to be done, all saves fine, but after reboot it resets it. There is a few posts on the netgear community forum advising how to do it but as the thread progresses you see more and more people with the same issue.


community.netgear.com/t5/…/15
Edited by: "Markgranto" 11th Jul
Markgranto11/07/2019 10:17

Doesn't work any more with the latest firmware across all the Orbi's. …Doesn't work any more with the latest firmware across all the Orbi's. Tried it myself, telnet onto the router etc, and the config shows it as 2 SSIDs when you do whats needed to be done, all saves fine, but after reboot it resets it. There is a few posts on the netgear community forum advising how to do it but as the thread progresses you see more and more people with the same issue.https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/How-to-set-a-separate-SSID-for-the-5-GHz-network-on-your-Orbi/td-p/1396594/page/15


You may be right. But I don't need to exclusively break up he bands, you cannot do that with Google either. Plus triband Vs dual band and no speed halving with every hop and dmz and other more fine tuned controls will certainly help.
sliyk11/07/2019 10:25

You may be right. But I don't need to exclusively break up he bands, you …You may be right. But I don't need to exclusively break up he bands, you cannot do that with Google either. Plus triband Vs dual band and no speed halving with every hop and dmz and other more fine tuned controls will certainly help.


Fair enough, only used/tested a few of the added extras, but found they weren't particularly useful. The tri band was ok, but more than a few metres between the router to satellite and it starts complaining of a poor signal.

One thing I did notice was the Circle internet filtering cased all sorts of problems with all the devices, strange things happened.

Probably makes sense but if you put the Orbi router and satellites into AP mode the features from the main page mostly vanish, you need it in full router mode to benefot.
Markgranto11/07/2019 10:45

Fair enough, only used/tested a few of the added extras, but found they …Fair enough, only used/tested a few of the added extras, but found they weren't particularly useful. The tri band was ok, but more than a few metres between the router to satellite and it starts complaining of a poor signal.One thing I did notice was the Circle internet filtering cased all sorts of problems with all the devices, strange things happened.Probably makes sense but if you put the Orbi router and satellites into AP mode the features from the main page mostly vanish, you need it in full router mode to benefot.


I'm going to hook it up to the VM super hub3 (which will be in modem only mode). Let's see how it goes. I don't have a very big property (1400 sq feet new build) so the base and satellite should be okay on their own.
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