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Standard User derekdel
(member) Wed 12-Oct-16 19:19:00
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Netgear Orbi


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I just received an email about the exciting new wireless routers from Netgear...

In case you haven't seen it yet smile

Orbi
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 12-Oct-16 19:36:36
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Re: Netgear Orbi


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I was looking at that the other day. It's a wireless mesh system and new satellites can be added to remove wifi black-spots.
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Oct-16 20:58:19
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Very much like https://eero.com/ which has been out a while.... still not in the UK though frown.

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Standard User georgelnx
(regular) Wed 12-Oct-16 21:26:27
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Re: Netgear Orbi


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And only £350 from Currys for a base station and 1 satellite box. A bit rich for me.

Standard User derekdel
(member) Thu 13-Oct-16 20:19:38
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I must admit the price is rather sharp, they look incredibly large too. Saying that I could do with some sort of extension to my network as my routers are at one end of the house and the living area is at the other much to the annoyance of the kids.
Standard User IanBB
(committed) Thu 13-Oct-16 21:01:14
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Re: Netgear Orbi


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£350 and it's only got USB 2.0!

Pass.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 14-Oct-16 08:52:41
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Re: Netgear Orbi


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Run a length of Cat5e or Cat6 with an RJ45 socket at each end. Add a re-purposed router or a WAP. Total cost £20 - a little cheaper and does exactly the same.


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Standard User georgelnx
(regular) Fri 14-Oct-16 08:57:46
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I think if I needed a better WiFi solution then I would probably look at the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR UniFi AC1300 or similar.
Luckily my property is small enough that my Archer C5 is man enough to handle all the WiFi traffic

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Oct-16 09:01:48
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Not everyone is allowed to run cable like this (people renting or that have spouses may have "contractual" requirements that stop them from running cables).
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 14-Oct-16 09:27:09
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No, it doesn't do exactly same because the Netgear Orbi is a wireless mesh system but multiple WAPs aren't.
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