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    Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Transformative wireless mesh networking.
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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Have they finally fixed the wired backhaul ? Got the RBS50 based system and anytime the power goes off to one of them it reverts back to wireless backhaul and slows everything down.

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Stilll will stick with cables.. someone change my mind?

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Quote Originally Posted by Arc007 View Post
    Have they finally fixed the wired backhaul ? Got the RBS50 based system and anytime the power goes off to one of them it reverts back to wireless backhaul and slows everything down.
    Thats a poor bug, but I need these to work without a wired backhaul as living in rented accommodation.

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    An apparently High end performance for an undoubtedly high end price.

    For what it does, and my needs, it's way, way too expensive to even consider.
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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Stilll will stick with cables.. someone change my mind?
    Not me, i am all cable too, wifi are the fentanyl of the internet, only to be replaced by 5G

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    The thing about wan tho is that the routers will generally not be able max out on throughput, they require huge amounts of processing power to push even 1gbps. I found out the hard way when got a 100£ router and it only pushed 300 or so mbps through WAN, while doing easy 1+ gbps on lan.

    Since there is nothing remarkable about this device, maybe? the reason it costs so much is that it could? push the 2.5gbps? Tho I doubt it, looks like marketing wan* to me

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Stilll will stick with cables.. someone change my mind?
    As long as you are on at least gigabit ethernet then it would be daft to try and change your mind

    My house is cabled up with gigabit, and I also have a 4x4 wifi 6 router (TP Link AX11000). Whilst in the right conditions I can indeed pull slightly faster (internal) transfer speeds over a wifi 6 connection, I don't really need those sorts of speeds on my mobile devices (they are happy at 400-450) and it also really needs to be in the right conditions to achieve it in the first place.

    I also only have two wifi 6 devices, so testing this is a bit of a pain

    The real benefit of wifi 6 is the increased capacity - each of my devices that do need to be wireless now have more bandwidth to share, which is great.

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Ridiculously expensive, there's other mesh systems which perform pretty well, may be not as fast but far cheaper.

    As for me I'm all cabled up, so it's only mobile devices including a couple of laptops that are on the AC wireless and the speed is more than adequate for them.

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Stilll will stick with cables.. someone change my mind?
    Not me, i am all cable too, wifi are the fentanyl of the internet, only to be replaced by 5G
    Replaced by 5G? What are you on about? Not a valid comparison.

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    I would be interested in reviews of solutions at a more budget friendly price point. Most people won't use the wireless speed of this system. It would also be more interesting to compare a mesh system to a powerline based wifi extender as that's what I have and for £40 I have reasonable wifi down to nearly the bottom of the garden. Comparing this to a single wifi router is also not that useful as we already know a single wifi router can't provide adequate wifi across all of an average size house or even a small house or a flat in many cases.

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    Re: Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)

    Also consider a pair of 1200 powerline adaptors that are connecting at 1120Mbps and compare those to using the ethernet ports on the mesh system for over 10x the price.

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