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NETGEAR RBK53 Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System £299.99 Amazon
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NETGEAR RBK53 Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System £299.99 Amazon

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Posted 1st Mar
Amazon deal of the day. Been waiting for this to hit this price since Black Friday as I also missed the Boxing Day special.
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I have these. I got a two unit system and wish I’d got the three in the first place - buying extra satellites are crazy expensive individually unless they’re on offer. Pretty good, but had to send one satellite back as it just stopped working, but apart from that solid. Expensive, but solid.
Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi extenders or powerline adaptors. Also there are far cheaper makes out there. Thanks in advance for any info.
gazgits21 m ago

Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi …Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi extenders or powerline adaptors. Also there are far cheaper makes out there. Thanks in advance for any info.


They’re faster, basically. And for me these ones were worth it because of all the ports they have.
I bought this on boxing day. Since then my internet has been up without a single drop, the wifi across the whole house has been strong and stable - As the first post says, they are expensive but REALLY good and solid
gazgits48 m ago

Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi …Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi extenders or powerline adaptors. Also there are far cheaper makes out there. Thanks in advance for any info.



We used those tp link plug in wifi extenders in our house, not great, slow, intermittent signal (although not so bad as just the sky router). Changed to Google mesh around the house, no problems at all now. These type of extenders are so much better.
Edited by: "NIgelK" 1st Mar
I just bought the 2 unit system for £270 and fixed all my virgin superhub 3 issues. Now, do I return them and get the 3 unit system for £30 more?
bendanuk01/03/2019 08:09

I just bought the 2 unit system for £270 and fixed all my virgin superhub …I just bought the 2 unit system for £270 and fixed all my virgin superhub 3 issues. Now, do I return them and get the 3 unit system for £30 more?


Definitely as individually they are well expensive
The Orbi 50 series units are pretty much the best consumer-grade mesh wifi system on the market (I've reviewed most of them). And this is a stunning price for the three unit setup. Heat added.
Edited by: "paulockenden" 1st Mar
kamakazi40 m ago

Definitely as individually they are well expensive


Yeah don't really need the extra one but at this price worth it So ordered!
Thanks OP

Had these on my radar for a while and regretted not getting them when they hit this price point previously , my only concern is how nicely they’ll play with my BTTV box and setup after reading of some issues. We’ll find out tomorrow.
I got these a couple of months ago and they are great. I even use them on Sky Q to carry the tv video to 2 sky Q mini boxes (with sky"s own useless Wi-Fi mesh system switched off). So far so good, just a few teething problems to sort out when I get time but the Orbi is definitely worth it.
I did a test of Wi-Fi speed before and after and its much much faster now and they are even the same speed as my wired connections!!
Edited by: "FlyGuyUK" 1st Mar
Seems alot to spend on WiFi AC when AX is just around the corner.
Gormond10 m ago

Seems alot to spend on WiFi AC when AX is just around the corner.


And then you have to upgrade all your WiFi adapter to AX compatible. Yah... keep on waiting then
These are very easy to setup and they are stable but don't expect a huge gain in maximum throughput if that's why you are buying them.

Buy them if your wifi / router is in the corner of your house and you have deadzones / weak wifi at the opposite corners. Not much beats these.

It is worth saying, a well positioned, decent wifi AC point in the middle of a home can outperform these quite easily. Especially when you consider the 3rd & furthest satellite can often struggle to latch on and stay on a 5Ghz backhaul.

So to summarise, if you want the absolute fastest wifi environment, these might not be for you, i would strongly suggest a centrally placed, good wifi point or cat6 connected wifi AC.

If however you want strong, stable, consistent wifi performance, everywhere, these nail it.
Edited by: "oldskoo1" 1st Mar
This is really an expensive kit but worth all the money that you are spending on it. If you pay a lot to get a super WiFi speed at home. But then limit yourself with a slow and limited range WiFi router, then that’s not money well spent.
Its not for everyone but for those who need large WiFi coverage and want to get great speed, this is By far the best system on the market.
i had no end of issues with my WiFi until i invested and bought the Orbi, so EASY to set up and we have never looked back, it easily covers EVERY room in my house and comfortasbly covers the garden as well which is a huge bonus, i see they also sell an outdoor version add on as well, you cant go wrong and if you want the BEST WiFi SPEED AND COVERAGE go buy now!
gazgits4 h, 44 m ago

Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi …Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi extenders or powerline adaptors. Also there are far cheaper makes out there. Thanks in advance for any info.


I had 2 powerline adaptors in one room. On one half of the room I got 4mbps, the other side I got 40mbps. Replaced with a mesh network and now consistently get 100mbps+ through wireless and higher when plugging into the ethernet ports.
Dispatched!
gazgits01/03/2019 06:56

Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi …Tempted but does the price really justify the advantages over WiFi extenders or powerline adaptors. Also there are far cheaper makes out there. Thanks in advance for any info.


If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then be advised that by using these, your speed will drop to around 220Mbps. For most people, that isn't an issue. I am just talking from experience as I ordered these from Amazon last year and returned them. If you have something like BT's 76Mbps service, then you should get around 70Mbps around the house using this mesh system. It should also be noted that both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies broadcast on the same SSIDs and this unfortunately cannot be changed. This means that your device may show that it has a "good" connection, but that "good" connection could be on the 2.4Ghz band. I'm sorry if all this sounds a bit technical, but these are quite important factors to consider when spending £200+ on a wireless mesh system.
Edited by: "ebaysniper" 1st Mar
ebaysniper8 m ago

If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then …If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then be advised that by using these, your speed will drop to around 220Mbps. For most people, that isn't an issue. I am just talking from experience as I ordered these from Amazon last year and returned them. If you have something like BT's 76Mbps service, then you should get around 70Mbps around the house using this mesh system. It should also be noted that both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies broadcast on the same SSIDs and this unfortunately cannot be changed. This means that your device may show that it has a "good" connection, but that "good" connection could be on the 2.4Ghz band. I'm sorry if all this sounds a bit technical, but these are quite important factors to consider when spending £200+ on a wireless mesh system.


All of a sudden I’ve been put off
I have the twin pack and added the extra plug too for the far reaching areas. Cannot fault these at all. No problems with setup or signal and getting the full subscribed speed all around.
ebaysniper01/03/2019 13:59

If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then …If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then be advised that by using these, your speed will drop to around 220Mbps. For most people, that isn't an issue. I am just talking from experience as I ordered these from Amazon last year and returned them. If you have something like BT's 76Mbps service, then you should get around 70Mbps around the house using this mesh system. It should also be noted that both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies broadcast on the same SSIDs and this unfortunately cannot be changed. This means that your device may show that it has a "good" connection, but that "good" connection could be on the 2.4Ghz band. I'm sorry if all this sounds a bit technical, but these are quite important factors to consider when spending £200+ on a wireless mesh system.



I managed to split the bands and use the 5GHz on demanding units. A bit fiddly but can be done.
jjabbar01/03/2019 15:12

I managed to split the bands and use the 5GHz on demanding units. A bit …I managed to split the bands and use the 5GHz on demanding units. A bit fiddly but can be done.


What do you mean by splitting? Thanks...
ah_heng8 m ago

What do you mean by splitting? Thanks...



The Orbi by default has 2.4GHz & 5GHz set to a single SSID as that is the whole point of a Mesh. But it's annoying because you cannot choose which band you can connect to. There is a way around this but not for the faint hearted.
Nice price, been considering these for a while now but I'm still too much of a control freak to give up running OpenWrt on my router
jjabbar01/03/2019 15:12

I managed to split the bands and use the 5GHz on demanding units. A bit …I managed to split the bands and use the 5GHz on demanding units. A bit fiddly but can be done.


How do you do that?
Cracking product. Got them at the same price
ebaysniper6 h, 21 m ago

If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then …If you have something like the VIVO 350Mbps service from VirginMedia, then be advised that by using these, your speed will drop to around 220Mbps. For most people, that isn't an issue. I am just talking from experience as I ordered these from Amazon last year and returned them. If you have something like BT's 76Mbps service, then you should get around 70Mbps around the house using this mesh system. It should also be noted that both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies broadcast on the same SSIDs and this unfortunately cannot be changed. This means that your device may show that it has a "good" connection, but that "good" connection could be on the 2.4Ghz band. I'm sorry if all this sounds a bit technical, but these are quite important factors to consider when spending £200+ on a wireless mesh system.


But the app clearly states what's on 2 and 5g. So that's misleading. For anyone that needs to simply address their falky connection and have more stable, solid connection, this is a very good solution. Don't get caught up in all the jargon. It works and i live in a 4k sq ft house with no issues
FlyGuyUK4 h, 50 m ago

I would love to know also 😃


I would love to rceive such PM too Thanks in advance....
Split mine too as I have a number of home automation devices that need to be paired to a 2.4ghz network. I followed the instructions here - worked a treat community.netgear.com/t5/…594
457.97? Cannot see it anywhere for £299 with the three, maybe I am too late to the party.
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