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videoclipuri xxx NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps speed (RBK50) C Router and Extender coverage up to 5,000 square feet; 2-Pack includes 1 Router and 1 Satellite White gift for grandma
videoclipuri xxx NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps speed (RBK50) C Router and Extender coverage up to 5,000 square feet; 2-Pack includes 1 Router and 1 Satellite White gift for grandma
videoclipuri xxx NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps speed (RBK50) C Router and Extender coverage up to 5,000 square feet; 2-Pack includes 1 Router and 1 Satellite White gift for grandma
videoclipuri xxx NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps speed (RBK50) C Router and Extender coverage up to 5,000 square feet; 2-Pack includes 1 Router and 1 Satellite White gift for grandma
videoclipuri xxx NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps speed (RBK50) C Router and Extender coverage up to 5,000 square feet; 2-Pack includes 1 Router and 1 Satellite White gift for grandma

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Also, you videoclipuri xxx may find this review somewhat videoclipuri xxx strange, because I will spend most of the time not talking about it. If you videoclipuri xxx have the time and patience, please videoclipuri xxx bear with me - I promise there's a point to it. Finally, videoclipuri xxx I apologize in advance if this videoclipuri xxx review videoclipuri xxx contributes toward videoclipuri xxx you deciding to buy this wifi videoclipuri xxx distribution system and videoclipuri xxx it turns out not videoclipuri xxx to videoclipuri xxx meet videoclipuri xxx your needs. There videoclipuri xxx are videoclipuri xxx always edge cases where even the best products will underperform. videoclipuri xxx Wireless data transmission, unlike wired, is strongly affected by a number videoclipuri xxx of external factors, videoclipuri xxx such as obstacles (e.g. videoclipuri xxx material videoclipuri xxx type and thickness), competing signals (vicinity and number) that cause interference and result in diminished performance.In my case, videoclipuri xxx there are only a small number of other videoclipuri xxx signals in the neighborhood; but videoclipuri xxx due to the position of the videoclipuri xxx cable modem providing internet videoclipuri xxx service videoclipuri xxx - videoclipuri xxx which is situated on the second floor, in a videoclipuri xxx far corner - there were videoclipuri xxx many dead zones throughout the house. The built in wifi videoclipuri xxx transceiver of videoclipuri xxx the modem videoclipuri xxx (a typical FIOS unit) provided relatively adequate service on that floor; videoclipuri xxx but on the first floor, the signal was significantly diminished videoclipuri xxx and entirely inadequate for reliably streaming video to the television that videoclipuri xxx sits at videoclipuri xxx the opposite end of the house. In videoclipuri xxx addition, there is an adjunct structure videoclipuri xxx that was added later and connects on the videoclipuri xxx opposite end first videoclipuri xxx floor via a thick door. Beyond this point, the signal was very faint and could videoclipuri xxx only videoclipuri xxx be picked up videoclipuri xxx sporadically, near the door. Suffice it to say, the entire basement videoclipuri xxx was a dead zone and areas in between varied videoclipuri xxx from acceptable (first floor, videoclipuri xxx closest to the modem) to videoclipuri xxx mostly videoclipuri xxx inadequate.(note: if you are unfamiliar with some of the terminology videoclipuri xxx in videoclipuri xxx this section, don't let videoclipuri xxx it confuse videoclipuri xxx you. I'm providing the additional videoclipuri xxx information mainly to videoclipuri xxx clarify videoclipuri xxx the effort I put videoclipuri xxx into solving the problem.) My first attempt was to simply reuse videoclipuri xxx existing hardware: a 3 year videoclipuri xxx old videoclipuri xxx 1900AC videoclipuri xxx router with dual frequency antennas and a Tinkerboard with an videoclipuri xxx AC-56 videoclipuri xxx dual radio USB dongle attached. videoclipuri xxx I tried using both devices mentioned (the former running videoclipuri xxx various releases of videoclipuri xxx OpenWRT videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx the latter running a videoclipuri xxx flavor of Debian Linux with hostapd etc. videoclipuri xxx configured). I used the 'iw phy videoclipuri xxx videoclipuri xxx info' command in both cases to find device specific info videoclipuri xxx for videoclipuri xxx tunable parameters, videoclipuri xxx to ensure that both videoclipuri xxx configurations were optimally supporting videoclipuri xxx underlying device capabilities (set via hostapd.conf in Linux and wireless config videoclipuri xxx file in OpenWRT). For the AC-56 I also compiled a videoclipuri xxx third party variant of the videoclipuri xxx RT8812AU kernel driver, which reduces some videoclipuri xxx hardware restrictions (mainly usability of side videoclipuri xxx channel transmission in videoclipuri xxx a competitive environment, iirc).I originally set up the 1900AC device videoclipuri xxx as a retransmitter on the first floor near the other end of the house, which would pick up the modem's 2.4GHzWifi videoclipuri xxx signal and then videoclipuri xxx retransmit it videoclipuri xxx via both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I tried videoclipuri xxx to minimize the number of clients videoclipuri xxx connecting videoclipuri xxx via 2.4GHz because the router only has one radio videoclipuri xxx for each band videoclipuri xxx and already uses the lower band videoclipuri xxx to communicate with videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx modem. This configuration videoclipuri xxx provided coverage to the adjunct using videoclipuri xxx both bands, but the transmission videoclipuri xxx rate was videoclipuri xxx odd: while videoclipuri xxx speed tests claimed 20-24 down / 40-50 up (subscription is videoclipuri xxx for a 75/ connection), videoclipuri xxx the stability and videoclipuri xxx transmission rate of the connection videoclipuri xxx seemed videoclipuri xxx to vary greatly, resulting e.g. in videoclipuri xxx frequent drops in quality videoclipuri xxx in some cases or freezes in others while streaming video. I haven't tested this yet with the Orbi setup, but videoclipuri xxx I also saw frequent disconnects when videoclipuri xxx using a VPN). I videoclipuri xxx was now able to stream to videoclipuri xxx the TV, videoclipuri xxx but videoclipuri xxx the quality of the stream was sub-par. Since the videoclipuri xxx same happened videoclipuri xxx with clients connected on either band, i assume the videoclipuri xxx bottleneck was caused videoclipuri xxx by the videoclipuri xxx communication between the modem and the router. In case I videoclipuri xxx forget videoclipuri xxx to mention this videoclipuri xxx later: I should note that when I videoclipuri xxx placed videoclipuri xxx the Orbi master and slave units, I used the same locations where the other devices were videoclipuri xxx set up.To improve the quality videoclipuri xxx of the transmission between the modem and videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx router, videoclipuri xxx I then placed the videoclipuri xxx additional device near the videoclipuri xxx ceiling at videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx opposite end of the room so that it was connected videoclipuri xxx by wire to the modem in videoclipuri xxx that room and effectively videoclipuri xxx acted as videoclipuri xxx an intermediary between the modem and the router. videoclipuri xxx This videoclipuri xxx brought the signal about 12' closer videoclipuri xxx (horizontally) to the center videoclipuri xxx of the house. I videoclipuri xxx tried using both devices as intermediaries, but the result was videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx same: there was no significant improvement. I also tried moving the videoclipuri xxx intermediary closer videoclipuri xxx to the floor, moving the router from the videoclipuri xxx first floor to the videoclipuri xxx second, videoclipuri xxx etc. In all cases the videoclipuri xxx end result was the same: diminished signal videoclipuri xxx strength and significant videoclipuri xxx reduction videoclipuri xxx of transmission speed and quality. I videoclipuri xxx also tried varying the channels used videoclipuri xxx on both videoclipuri xxx bands.This videoclipuri xxx lengthy description is meant primarily videoclipuri xxx to illustrate videoclipuri xxx that I went to some length to try to videoclipuri xxx set up a videoclipuri xxx distributed wifi network on videoclipuri xxx my videoclipuri xxx own. Was the ultimate result caused by the videoclipuri xxx devices, or was it because I ultimately failed videoclipuri xxx to find videoclipuri xxx the optimal configuration I videoclipuri xxx will admit that I could have videoclipuri xxx tried a few more things videoclipuri xxx to optimize videoclipuri xxx utilization videoclipuri xxx of videoclipuri xxx device videoclipuri xxx capabilities. I could videoclipuri xxx have also formalized videoclipuri xxx testing procedures to obtain more consistent and useful videoclipuri xxx results. Is it likely videoclipuri xxx that videoclipuri xxx someone more experienced/knowledgeable could have gotten it to work, videoclipuri xxx in less videoclipuri xxx time Probably. If videoclipuri xxx you were videoclipuri xxx reading this and kept thinking "but why didn't you try XYZ," you are probably videoclipuri xxx that person. I should also point out videoclipuri xxx that there send to be something strange going on with videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx hardware of the 1900AC device - videoclipuri xxx which I videoclipuri xxx could never identify, in spite of sending all syslog information to a dedicated videoclipuri xxx syslog server, spending lots of time reviewing system and ring buffer logs, etc. Either videoclipuri xxx the problem has worsened in videoclipuri xxx the last six months (which could also be temperature-related, especially since it involves radio transmissions), or some component is operating at reduced efficiency without failing completely or crashing the device. videoclipuri xxx Other videoclipuri xxx possibilities are videoclipuri xxx that I've spent too much time looking at all this videoclipuri xxx and am starting to see things. Finally videoclipuri xxx - and this is the most likely reason videoclipuri xxx - different versions videoclipuri xxx of videoclipuri xxx OpenWRT videoclipuri xxx seem to perform videoclipuri xxx differently videoclipuri xxx on any given platform. Notably, videoclipuri xxx if you have an older device, the optimal version of videoclipuri xxx OpenWRT/DD-WRT/Gargoyle/etc. Isn't videoclipuri xxx necessarily the videoclipuri xxx most recent one. videoclipuri xxx For example, one popular variant of OpenWRT started videoclipuri xxx providing videoclipuri xxx a version videoclipuri xxx for my specific device with an older kernel revision, because the more recent kernel caused consistent system crashes, for unknown reasons.Great, you've videoclipuri xxx made it videoclipuri xxx this far videoclipuri xxx You have my respect. videoclipuri xxx This review videoclipuri xxx is disastrous and spends far too much videoclipuri xxx time videoclipuri xxx talking about anything but videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx product supposedly videoclipuri xxx being reviewed. I did videoclipuri xxx want videoclipuri xxx to videoclipuri xxx elaborate videoclipuri xxx on videoclipuri xxx the amount of work I videoclipuri xxx put into videoclipuri xxx resolving the problem videoclipuri xxx and adequately describing the obstacles encountered. videoclipuri xxx In the end, videoclipuri xxx I feel that I can only videoclipuri xxx adequately illustrate the performance of this product by properly videoclipuri xxx describing the 'theater of videoclipuri xxx war' in which it was dropped to carry out its mission. Before I get to that next, I also wanted to point out that this isn't intended to, nor videoclipuri xxx should videoclipuri xxx it be videoclipuri xxx taken as a videoclipuri xxx "negative" videoclipuri xxx review of the other devices - videoclipuri xxx which I've deliberately kept vague in videoclipuri xxx one videoclipuri xxx case, because it's videoclipuri xxx a videoclipuri xxx device with a similar purpose from a competing vendor; videoclipuri xxx comparing the two isn't videoclipuri xxx fair videoclipuri xxx due to the differences in specific purpose, significant difference videoclipuri xxx in age, and because the other device was running a third party OS that videoclipuri xxx doesn't come with videoclipuri xxx an optimal service specific configuration by default and videoclipuri xxx may videoclipuri xxx have been videoclipuri xxx running videoclipuri xxx a suboptimal videoclipuri xxx configuration. As for the Tinker board - i videoclipuri xxx used videoclipuri xxx it because it's an videoclipuri xxx SoC videoclipuri xxx with a gigabit network videoclipuri xxx port that happens to videoclipuri xxx come with the dongle - specific driver. Needless to say, it was never intended to be used for these purposes, although - considering the videoclipuri xxx very low videoclipuri xxx transmission speed maximum - even videoclipuri xxx it is fast enough to not videoclipuri xxx become the videoclipuri xxx bottleneck.When I tried to set up the Orbi units, I was initially frustrated by the quick start documentation. Now to videoclipuri xxx the manufacturer: if your documentation instructs the user to videoclipuri xxx modify other devices (in this case, remove the backup batteries from videoclipuri xxx the cable modem), you videoclipuri xxx owe it videoclipuri xxx to the user to provide at least a short videoclipuri xxx justification. I couldn't find any videoclipuri xxx batteries and didn't videoclipuri xxx feel like disassembling the videoclipuri xxx device to videoclipuri xxx look videoclipuri xxx for any, so videoclipuri xxx I only followed the first step: unplug, wait, plug back in. Also, the documentation doesn't videoclipuri xxx specifically mention whether videoclipuri xxx the up link cable videoclipuri xxx should also be plugged in videoclipuri xxx at the same time. Fortunately, none of this affected videoclipuri xxx the final outcome.In videoclipuri xxx the end, the master unit was placed videoclipuri xxx in the same videoclipuri xxx location, near the videoclipuri xxx ceiling and connected to the videoclipuri xxx modem via videoclipuri xxx the same ethernet videoclipuri xxx cable. videoclipuri xxx Meanwhile, the slave unit took over the videoclipuri xxx location where the other router was previously located. videoclipuri xxx I don't videoclipuri xxx really recall doing much videoclipuri xxx else, because videoclipuri xxx the default videoclipuri xxx configuration seemed to already videoclipuri xxx work videoclipuri xxx well. I videoclipuri xxx did enable videoclipuri xxx beam forming and the option below it, but i can't say whether they had any effect on the outcome.The videoclipuri xxx most immediately notable difference was that the entire house - including videoclipuri xxx the basement - videoclipuri xxx receives a strong videoclipuri xxx signal videoclipuri xxx (minimum 4/5 videoclipuri xxx bars videoclipuri xxx in the videoclipuri xxx most distant corner of the basement and the adjunct, which is behind an exterior videoclipuri xxx wall/ thick videoclipuri xxx door; but typically 5/5 everywhere videoclipuri xxx else). Using videoclipuri xxx a wifi scanner app videoclipuri xxx confirms this: both master/slave units are videoclipuri xxx now visible in the plot, even at 5GHz (when checked near videoclipuri xxx the slave).Wifi videoclipuri xxx signal strength decreases faster at higher frequencies videoclipuri xxx (most wireless devices compensate for videoclipuri xxx this by videoclipuri xxx increasing the power output from eg videoclipuri xxx 20 videoclipuri xxx to 30mW when using higher channels in a given band. videoclipuri xxx Still, videoclipuri xxx considering the low quality videoclipuri xxx of the 2.4GHz signal from the prior setup, I am amazed videoclipuri xxx that Netgear manages videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx entire backhaul via the dedicated third 5GHz signal. videoclipuri xxx The videoclipuri xxx output of these videoclipuri xxx radios is limited videoclipuri xxx by videoclipuri xxx FCC regulation videoclipuri xxx to a low level and, in any case, pumping up videoclipuri xxx the power increases the noise produced videoclipuri xxx without adequate cooling. So my only conclusion is, considering that all radios in all devices (except the modem) are compatible with the fastest standards for each videoclipuri xxx band, that videoclipuri xxx the people who videoclipuri xxx created videoclipuri xxx the configuration videoclipuri xxx of these devices know way more videoclipuri xxx than videoclipuri xxx I do. Which videoclipuri xxx isn't to say that I'm videoclipuri xxx any kind of guru. In fact, videoclipuri xxx the details videoclipuri xxx above should hopefully give you an idea of the results produced videoclipuri xxx by videoclipuri xxx a videoclipuri xxx layman trying to videoclipuri xxx solve the same problem.Bandwidth tests on DSL videoclipuri xxx Reports show 5X down / 6X up and A videoclipuri xxx ratings excerpt videoclipuri xxx for buffer bloat, which receives a B rating. But these numbers are in the end just figures that are videoclipuri xxx as meaningless videoclipuri xxx as they were videoclipuri xxx when I conducted the videoclipuri xxx same videoclipuri xxx tests using the previous setup. What matters in the videoclipuri xxx end videoclipuri xxx (and videoclipuri xxx why I never bothered to find videoclipuri xxx out if those options I enabled made a videoclipuri xxx difference) is that videoclipuri xxx I no videoclipuri xxx longer feel the need to nickel and dime the effect each parameter videoclipuri xxx change has on the result. It simply works - pacman updates videoclipuri xxx (MinGW/MSYS - I'm stating videoclipuri xxx these specifically because pacman shows throughput for each videoclipuri xxx downloaded videoclipuri xxx package and videoclipuri xxx the recent update modified 30-40, or 612MiB total) videoclipuri xxx have gone videoclipuri xxx from average 2-300KiB/s videoclipuri xxx to 4-5MiB/s (on videoclipuri xxx a laptop located in the adjunct) - videoclipuri xxx a videoclipuri xxx far videoclipuri xxx cry from the 2-3x difference that the speed tests presume to indicate. Streams work videoclipuri xxx without interruption. Everything works videoclipuri xxx - i don't even think videoclipuri xxx about videoclipuri xxx it anymore. And, videoclipuri xxx I other than the Orbi videoclipuri xxx system adjusting its local subnet videoclipuri xxx due to collision with the modem shortly after setup, there has not been videoclipuri xxx a single interruption.In fact, videoclipuri xxx since you've read this far (you have, videoclipuri xxx haven't you), I'll do you a solid and kick off a test right videoclipuri xxx now: a videoclipuri xxx 16.2GiB update on videoclipuri xxx Steam. It appears to be peaking at 7.3MiB/s, with videoclipuri xxx a very videoclipuri xxx solid (nearly a line) average of videoclipuri xxx 7.1MiB. videoclipuri xxx Previously videoclipuri xxx I videoclipuri xxx saw a maximum of videoclipuri xxx 2.2 (more videoclipuri xxx generally 1.5-1.8), but throttled to videoclipuri xxx 1MiB because otherwise streaming became impossible and even videoclipuri xxx visiting web pages videoclipuri xxx ended videoclipuri xxx in videoclipuri xxx frequent errors. While this is happening, I'm videoclipuri xxx now going to try streaming Crunchyroll on an Android videoclipuri xxx phone...one minute videoclipuri xxx in, no freezes. I can't sty how much the download dipped in that time, because the videoclipuri xxx steam client only shows current speed (7.2) and the graph videoclipuri xxx isn't really videoclipuri xxx indicative.This videoclipuri xxx is my first, videoclipuri xxx posted review. I spectacularly failed videoclipuri xxx on my initial promise to keep it short (now you see why videoclipuri xxx I don't write reviews), but I hope videoclipuri xxx this gives videoclipuri xxx you videoclipuri xxx some measure of videoclipuri xxx confidence, in case videoclipuri xxx you're on the fence (like was actually, for a long time). It's videoclipuri xxx an amazing videoclipuri xxx device - in the two weeks videoclipuri xxx I've used it so videoclipuri xxx far. I would videoclipuri xxx describe myself videoclipuri xxx as a technical person who's videoclipuri xxx slowly turning into a videoclipuri xxx luddite because of endless frustrations with electronics. videoclipuri xxx I videoclipuri xxx don't videoclipuri xxx recall the last time when videoclipuri xxx I was videoclipuri xxx this overwhelmed videoclipuri xxx in terms videoclipuri xxx of expectations videoclipuri xxx vs results. videoclipuri xxx If videoclipuri xxx in videoclipuri xxx two years videoclipuri xxx I'm still seeing even videoclipuri xxx 80% videoclipuri xxx of these results and similar consistency, it might even give my videoclipuri xxx Nokia N900 a run for videoclipuri xxx the money in terms of best in videoclipuri xxx its class I've owned.NETGEAR videoclipuri xxx Smart Parental Controls promotes healthy Internet habits, fosters responsibility and builds videoclipuri xxx trust with your kids videoclipuri xxx (30-day free trial included)My last videoclipuri xxx few routers have all been Asus routers, I videoclipuri xxx tend to by the biggest one videoclipuri xxx I can videoclipuri xxx get to get coverage videoclipuri xxx in all areas of my home. My old videoclipuri xxx Asus RT-AC87U videoclipuri xxx router is located in videoclipuri xxx my man videoclipuri xxx cave which is videoclipuri xxx in the basement of my videoclipuri xxx ranch house and all the way videoclipuri xxx at one end of videoclipuri xxx the house. Because of videoclipuri xxx this placement it makes videoclipuri xxx getting a good videoclipuri xxx strong signal upstairs videoclipuri xxx and at the videoclipuri xxx other end of the house a little difficult. Ive tried various methods to extend the videoclipuri xxx wifi in the past videoclipuri xxx including videoclipuri xxx using power line videoclipuri xxx adapters videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx wifi repeaters, theyve always been videoclipuri xxx a little flaky so I always videoclipuri xxx try and just buy a big videoclipuri xxx router instead.Ive seen the mesh videoclipuri xxx wifi routers becoming videoclipuri xxx more popular, there big selling point is that everything videoclipuri xxx is seamless to install and videoclipuri xxx configure, you videoclipuri xxx dont videoclipuri xxx have to mess with setting up multiple routers in bridge mode or videoclipuri xxx anything else, you videoclipuri xxx just videoclipuri xxx plug them in and they videoclipuri xxx all videoclipuri xxx work together to form a big videoclipuri xxx wifi mesh videoclipuri xxx network. I videoclipuri xxx started looking at the 2 videoclipuri xxx that had videoclipuri xxx been out for a while, Eero and Luma and they seemed fairly decent but had mixed reviews. videoclipuri xxx Then I saw that NetGear had come out with videoclipuri xxx their own, the Orbi. I had intended to just upgrade videoclipuri xxx to another big videoclipuri xxx honkin router, videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx Nighthawk X6 AC3200 videoclipuri xxx but the Orbi caught my videoclipuri xxx eye videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx was getting videoclipuri xxx very good reviews videoclipuri xxx so I thought videoclipuri xxx I would give it a try instead.One thing that stood out with the Orbi is its videoclipuri xxx dedicated backhaul, which is the connection between videoclipuri xxx the main router videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx the satellite routers, videoclipuri xxx other mesh wifi systems use the videoclipuri xxx same radios that is videoclipuri xxx used for videoclipuri xxx user traffic for videoclipuri xxx the connections between devices videoclipuri xxx as well. The Orbi has a dedicated videoclipuri xxx radio for that to separate that traffic and not use up user bandwidth which allows for better performance. So after videoclipuri xxx reading videoclipuri xxx up on videoclipuri xxx everything I could find about the Orbi videoclipuri xxx and seeing videoclipuri xxx good things videoclipuri xxx I ordered the videoclipuri xxx 2 unit videoclipuri xxx model (router + videoclipuri xxx satellite).When it arrived I opened videoclipuri xxx it videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx it videoclipuri xxx was very videoclipuri xxx nicely packaged, the router and satellite units are the same size and fairly big (also a bit slippery). videoclipuri xxx I followed the videoclipuri xxx quick install videoclipuri xxx instructions, removed my old videoclipuri xxx router, unplugged my cable modem, plugged it back in, turned on the main Orbi router, plugged it into the cable videoclipuri xxx modem, placed videoclipuri xxx the satellite upstairs and plugged in the power videoclipuri xxx and finally videoclipuri xxx plugged my desktop PC into videoclipuri xxx the wired Ethernet port on the main Orbi videoclipuri xxx router. videoclipuri xxx On the Satellite unit, when I plugged it in it was supposed to glow amber and then change to blue once it connected to the main videoclipuri xxx Orbi router, videoclipuri xxx no luck there, videoclipuri xxx it just kept flashing white despite it being videoclipuri xxx only about videoclipuri xxx 15-20 feet away from it. I gave up on that and videoclipuri xxx went back to getting the main router configured.I then went to http://orbilogin.com and videoclipuri xxx thats when my videoclipuri xxx problems started. The first thing it does is check for an internet connection, videoclipuri xxx it kept timing out saying it couldnt videoclipuri xxx connect to the internet. I checked the cable between it and videoclipuri xxx the cable modem, I turned the videoclipuri xxx Orbi videoclipuri xxx router on and off and still no luck, finally I had to power cycle the cable modem videoclipuri xxx again and videoclipuri xxx it worked. It went through videoclipuri xxx the setup process, then asked me to register it, I videoclipuri xxx put my serial number and info in, it said it would videoclipuri xxx send me a confirmation email videoclipuri xxx and waited for videoclipuri xxx me to acknowledge videoclipuri xxx that email before videoclipuri xxx it could proceed. I videoclipuri xxx never got videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx email so I just closed the window and went back to the videoclipuri xxx main Orbi videoclipuri xxx admin page.Both the satellite and videoclipuri xxx main router had pretty old firmware versions so videoclipuri xxx I went to videoclipuri xxx the firmware update page, it detected new firmware for the videoclipuri xxx router but was stuck on videoclipuri xxx Please wait while checking for new firmware on the satellite, because of videoclipuri xxx this the update buttons videoclipuri xxx wouldnt videoclipuri xxx work either. I waited about 10 videoclipuri xxx minutes and it was videoclipuri xxx still stuck, I tried again and the same thing happened, finally I gave up videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx called Netgears support.Trying to navigate videoclipuri xxx to NetGears support was another fun challenge, videoclipuri xxx they seem to hide any way to videoclipuri xxx contact phone support on videoclipuri xxx their main website. They also want you to take a picture of your receipt that you bought the unit to get to support. I wasnt having any of that, I was already getting fed up that this supposedly super easy Orbi videoclipuri xxx was already videoclipuri xxx giving me problems. I finally videoclipuri xxx googled videoclipuri xxx Netgear videoclipuri xxx support videoclipuri xxx phone number videoclipuri xxx and found the number to videoclipuri xxx call them.The first guy I talked to videoclipuri xxx was videoclipuri xxx your typical, read from a script, I know very little type of support guy, I knew I wasnt videoclipuri xxx going to get videoclipuri xxx anywhere fast videoclipuri xxx with him. videoclipuri xxx He kept making videoclipuri xxx useless suggestions videoclipuri xxx and asking non-relevant questions, he also wanted me videoclipuri xxx to move the satellite closer to the videoclipuri xxx router. I told him I wasnt going videoclipuri xxx to do that, if videoclipuri xxx those 2 videoclipuri xxx units cant videoclipuri xxx communicate well videoclipuri xxx enough from 15-20 feet away moving them videoclipuri xxx closer videoclipuri xxx wasnt going to videoclipuri xxx do anything. Finally videoclipuri xxx I got fed videoclipuri xxx up and asked videoclipuri xxx to talk to videoclipuri xxx a supervisor.The supervisor didnt seem any videoclipuri xxx more videoclipuri xxx skilled then the first guy, he videoclipuri xxx said videoclipuri xxx he could have someone videoclipuri xxx from advanced videoclipuri xxx support call me back, videoclipuri xxx I finally was videoclipuri xxx about to hang up and told videoclipuri xxx him to forget videoclipuri xxx it Im just going to return this. This got videoclipuri xxx me videoclipuri xxx an immediate Ill transfer you to someone who videoclipuri xxx actually knows what they are videoclipuri xxx talking about response. In videoclipuri xxx a few minutes I was talking videoclipuri xxx to their advanced support who did a remote session to my desktop.They went through the videoclipuri xxx process of downloading videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx manually updating the satellite firmware. Apparently videoclipuri xxx there is a videoclipuri xxx bug in videoclipuri xxx the earlier firmware version where you cant automatically update firmware through the admin console. Once that was manually applied the satellite unit re-started and then it looked like videoclipuri xxx the main router videoclipuri xxx unit updated videoclipuri xxx its videoclipuri xxx firmware automatically and re-started videoclipuri xxx as well. videoclipuri xxx From that point they were both at the latest videoclipuri xxx firmware versions and everything was working. You can only make a videoclipuri xxx first impression once and with the issues I experienced while setting Orbi up my videoclipuri xxx initial excitement at getting a new wireless router quickly turned to frustration and aggravation.I checked my signal videoclipuri xxx strength videoclipuri xxx upstairs and at the opposite videoclipuri xxx side of the house (see videoclipuri xxx above) videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx it was very strong, much stronger then with videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx single Asus router. Also note that I pretty much get 5Ghz videoclipuri xxx coverage anywhere videoclipuri xxx in the house now both videoclipuri xxx upstairs and videoclipuri xxx downstairs where videoclipuri xxx I only videoclipuri xxx was able to get it downstairs in the man cave videoclipuri xxx and just outside before.So after an videoclipuri xxx hour or videoclipuri xxx so of aggravation everything was videoclipuri xxx finally working. Im only videoclipuri xxx on my first videoclipuri xxx day videoclipuri xxx with the Orbi, it seems videoclipuri xxx to be working well now but only time will tell. The hardware seems solid, the admin UI seems laggy and is a bit plain and basic but it videoclipuri xxx has a fairly decent amount videoclipuri xxx of advanced networking videoclipuri xxx features. There is also videoclipuri xxx no cloud management connection required like some of the other videoclipuri xxx mesh systems require were if videoclipuri xxx you lose internet videoclipuri xxx connectivity your videoclipuri xxx whole videoclipuri xxx LAN is down as well. The Orbi videoclipuri xxx does have 3 videoclipuri xxx wired Ethernet videoclipuri xxx ports which is a videoclipuri xxx big videoclipuri xxx plus, I do have a NetGear 24-port smart switch that I use for a videoclipuri xxx home lab but its nice videoclipuri xxx to not have to use videoclipuri xxx that if needed.One thing I had wanted to know was the videoclipuri xxx status of the videoclipuri xxx backhaul videoclipuri xxx connection between the router and the satellite to see if they were optimally positioned. videoclipuri xxx The Orbi admin UI just simply says 1 videoclipuri xxx Satellite connected but tells videoclipuri xxx you nothing about the status and strength of that connection. The videoclipuri xxx LED ring on top videoclipuri xxx of videoclipuri xxx the satellite only videoclipuri xxx works videoclipuri xxx when you initially plug it videoclipuri xxx in and then goes dark. videoclipuri xxx Id videoclipuri xxx like to videoclipuri xxx know that the satellite is working and how well its working, it videoclipuri xxx would be nice if videoclipuri xxx that LED ring would stay on or could videoclipuri xxx be videoclipuri xxx turned on videoclipuri xxx if videoclipuri xxx desired to tell you how the videoclipuri xxx satellite is doing. I videoclipuri xxx also hate looking at the main router and having no videoclipuri xxx visible indication of what the videoclipuri xxx hell videoclipuri xxx its doing, videoclipuri xxx it could be off for videoclipuri xxx all videoclipuri xxx I know. videoclipuri xxx NetGear put that videoclipuri xxx LED to work videoclipuri xxx and make videoclipuri xxx it configurable in the admin videoclipuri xxx UI. How about different colors for certain videoclipuri xxx states and videoclipuri xxx pulsing speed based on how videoclipuri xxx busy it is. videoclipuri xxx It would videoclipuri xxx also be nice if the admin UI could show videoclipuri xxx you more detail on the router-satellite connection.There are really two big videoclipuri xxx components to videoclipuri xxx a wireless router, its videoclipuri xxx hardware and videoclipuri xxx its software, videoclipuri xxx you need the combination videoclipuri xxx of both of these to be good to have videoclipuri xxx a great product. I wont dispute NetGear videoclipuri xxx has always had great videoclipuri xxx hardware and that looks to still be videoclipuri xxx the case with the Orbi, but quite frankly there software videoclipuri xxx has always been pretty crappy. videoclipuri xxx My past few videoclipuri xxx routers videoclipuri xxx have been Asus and if its one thing that Asus has nailed its their software videoclipuri xxx which totally kicks ass, videoclipuri xxx there admin UI videoclipuri xxx is videoclipuri xxx feature rich, very videoclipuri xxx nicely laid videoclipuri xxx out and easy to use and they update it constantly. You can videoclipuri xxx even videoclipuri xxx get the Merlin videoclipuri xxx builds which are based on the stock software videoclipuri xxx which take it videoclipuri xxx to the videoclipuri xxx next level. Coming videoclipuri xxx from Asus, looking at videoclipuri xxx NetGears UI is a videoclipuri xxx big let down, its plain, basic, lacking and it looks videoclipuri xxx like a videoclipuri xxx 10 year old videoclipuri xxx designed videoclipuri xxx it. You videoclipuri xxx also have to download a separate Windows NetGear videoclipuri xxx Genie app videoclipuri xxx to videoclipuri xxx do certain things, why videoclipuri xxx cant I do videoclipuri xxx it all in the videoclipuri xxx web videoclipuri xxx based videoclipuri xxx UI Also how about being able to show a network map and videoclipuri xxx maybe some basic device usage reporting NetGear if you would just give videoclipuri xxx your admin UI videoclipuri xxx an overhaul you videoclipuri xxx would have a killer product.Now lets talk videoclipuri xxx Parental Controls videoclipuri xxx which is videoclipuri xxx one area that videoclipuri xxx NetGear videoclipuri xxx has videoclipuri xxx always sucked at which is one of the major reasons I always chose Asus over them in the past. I would of videoclipuri xxx thought by now NetGear would have been able to figure out this important feature videoclipuri xxx to any parent and videoclipuri xxx implement it correctly. videoclipuri xxx Instead they have videoclipuri xxx a half-assed & weak Parental Controls in their admin UI and then videoclipuri xxx they punt and say go use Open DNS if you want more which would work great videoclipuri xxx until your kid figures out how to change videoclipuri xxx their DNS server. On my Asus router, I had full Parental Controls built-in including videoclipuri xxx the most important videoclipuri xxx one to me, time videoclipuri xxx of day access videoclipuri xxx control by MAC address so I can shut videoclipuri xxx my kids internet videoclipuri xxx off at videoclipuri xxx night at a specific time. While NetGear has time videoclipuri xxx controls built-in it impacts every device videoclipuri xxx connected to the router not just specific ones. Is it videoclipuri xxx really that hard NetGear to implement time videoclipuri xxx of day controls by MAC addressAll in all if I would say Im satisfied with the Orbi so videoclipuri xxx far and videoclipuri xxx will likely keep it, what videoclipuri xxx any wireless router has to do really well is videoclipuri xxx perform and that videoclipuri xxx is videoclipuri xxx what videoclipuri xxx counts the most as you videoclipuri xxx are videoclipuri xxx using videoclipuri xxx it day in videoclipuri xxx and day out. Things like the admin UI you do videoclipuri xxx not videoclipuri xxx frequently use so videoclipuri xxx as long as my wifi videoclipuri xxx is fast and gives me good coverage across videoclipuri xxx my entire house Im all good. videoclipuri xxx It would be videoclipuri xxx nice if videoclipuri xxx they improved the videoclipuri xxx admin videoclipuri xxx UI, parental controls, LED light functionality videoclipuri xxx and other videoclipuri xxx things. The Orbi is still videoclipuri xxx pretty new so hopefully the software improves videoclipuri xxx over time which would videoclipuri xxx make me even happier.UPDATE (12/11/16):After living with Orbi videoclipuri xxx for a few days now, all I can say is: damn this thing videoclipuri xxx kicks ass. I get awesome coverage all throughout the house and I videoclipuri xxx can get 5Ghz anywhere. From one of the farthest points from the main router and satellite my iPad videoclipuri xxx speed test is around videoclipuri xxx 170Mbps, crazy fast. videoclipuri xxx My PC that is wired to one videoclipuri xxx of videoclipuri xxx Orbis Ethernet videoclipuri xxx ports does a speed test at 232 videoclipuri xxx Mbps. Also in that same room were I would regularly get the flashing videoclipuri xxx wifi signal videoclipuri xxx in Clash of videoclipuri xxx Clans videoclipuri xxx meaning Im about videoclipuri xxx to get disconnected (CoC tends to videoclipuri xxx be latency sensitive), I have not been disconnected videoclipuri xxx once with Orbi. videoclipuri xxx Im very happy videoclipuri xxx with how well Orbi performs and would recommend it to anyone looking for whole videoclipuri xxx home videoclipuri xxx wifi, NetGear please just work on your admin videoclipuri xxx UI and Ill be even happier!UPDATE 2 (12/13/16):NetGear yesterday released a videoclipuri xxx new videoclipuri xxx Orbi firmware version (1.4.0.18) it was mostly minor videoclipuri xxx but contained support for a new IOS/Android app that videoclipuri xxx was released yesterday for management. videoclipuri xxx My initial videoclipuri xxx thoughts were, great videoclipuri xxx now I have videoclipuri xxx to go through another painful firmware upgrade videoclipuri xxx process, and videoclipuri xxx also cool an app that might make device management easier. The firmware videoclipuri xxx upgrade went videoclipuri xxx OK videoclipuri xxx without issue this videoclipuri xxx time around, I videoclipuri xxx upgraded it through videoclipuri xxx the admin UI and it was pushed out to both the main videoclipuri xxx router and satellite. I videoclipuri xxx downloaded the admin app to my iPad hoping for new management goodness videoclipuri xxx and when I launched it videoclipuri xxx found it to videoclipuri xxx be a bit videoclipuri xxx of a joke, you videoclipuri xxx can do almost nothing videoclipuri xxx in the app videoclipuri xxx and videoclipuri xxx its videoclipuri xxx got videoclipuri xxx to be the most videoclipuri xxx basic app Ive videoclipuri xxx seen looking like someone wrote it less than an hour.When you videoclipuri xxx launch videoclipuri xxx the app videoclipuri xxx youre greeted videoclipuri xxx to their dashboard which videoclipuri xxx is nothing more than a screen with a giant picture of an Orbi with videoclipuri xxx the only information shown videoclipuri xxx being your Wifi network and videoclipuri xxx password. videoclipuri xxx If videoclipuri xxx you browse videoclipuri xxx the videoclipuri xxx limited menu videoclipuri xxx they have stuck in the corner all you can do is videoclipuri xxx show device info videoclipuri xxx (nothing more than the model, MAC address and the firmware videoclipuri xxx version only for the router) and connected devices videoclipuri xxx and thats about it. videoclipuri xxx My excitement of having an iPad management app quickly went videoclipuri xxx to this royally sucks, app deleted. Again NetGear looks to not have a clue at designing a useful and nice management UI/app, they videoclipuri xxx are lucky videoclipuri xxx their videoclipuri xxx hardware videoclipuri xxx is videoclipuri xxx keeping me videoclipuri xxx a customer videoclipuri xxx because their videoclipuri xxx administration videoclipuri xxx interfaces are trying videoclipuri xxx real videoclipuri xxx hard to push me away.Pluses:3 videoclipuri xxx wired Ethernet portsFast and strong wifi videoclipuri xxx signalNice looking hardwareDedicated videoclipuri xxx backhaul videoclipuri xxx channel between videoclipuri xxx router & satelliteRouter is pre-paired with satellite unitNo videoclipuri xxx cloud management requiredHas videoclipuri xxx a decent amount of videoclipuri xxx advanced networking featuresCons:LED videoclipuri xxx light videoclipuri xxx rings on videoclipuri xxx top are fairly uselessCrappy videoclipuri xxx admin UI is fairly bland and a bit laggyNo videoclipuri xxx way videoclipuri xxx to see details of router-satellite videoclipuri xxx connectionNo time videoclipuri xxx scheduling videoclipuri xxx parental controls by videoclipuri xxx MACFirmware upgrade videoclipuri xxx is buggyIOS app is terribleSupport isnt great unless you tell them you are returning videoclipuri xxx itUPDATE 7/13/17:Despite videoclipuri xxx an initial rough start with the NetGear Orbi Home Wifi System videoclipuri xxx Ive been a big fan of it up until today. The videoclipuri xxx reason I bought the Orbi videoclipuri xxx was because videoclipuri xxx I kept videoclipuri xxx having wifi drops videoclipuri xxx in videoclipuri xxx some areas of my house with videoclipuri xxx my videoclipuri xxx Asus RT-AC87U router. I play a lot of online games videoclipuri xxx like videoclipuri xxx Clash of Clans and videoclipuri xxx if you videoclipuri xxx know videoclipuri xxx CoC the dreaded wifi symbol while you are videoclipuri xxx playing videoclipuri xxx is videoclipuri xxx not something you want to see. That symbol means your videoclipuri xxx connection sucks and you are about to get dropped, I would get that frequently with my videoclipuri xxx Asus router. videoclipuri xxx Once I had Orbi up and running my wifi problems were completely gone for 7 videoclipuri xxx months, until today.Netgear pushed out videoclipuri xxx a 1.12.0.18 update to my videoclipuri xxx router and satellite last videoclipuri xxx night and today I awoke videoclipuri xxx to videoclipuri xxx constant videoclipuri xxx and frequent disconnects videoclipuri xxx on both my videoclipuri xxx iPad Air videoclipuri xxx 2 and Galaxy S7 Edge. I videoclipuri xxx could literally videoclipuri xxx not go videoclipuri xxx a minute without a disconnect. I called their support who was basically useless, videoclipuri xxx they videoclipuri xxx said to enable Implicit videoclipuri xxx Beamforming which videoclipuri xxx has videoclipuri xxx been disabled videoclipuri xxx by default many videoclipuri xxx updates videoclipuri xxx ago because of issues it caused with some devices. I videoclipuri xxx tried that anyway and it seemed to videoclipuri xxx help a little with the videoclipuri xxx iPad but videoclipuri xxx not the videoclipuri xxx Galaxy videoclipuri xxx S7.Ironically Netgear had a big videoclipuri xxx focus on fixing videoclipuri xxx wifi disconnects with this update which has apparently plagued them videoclipuri xxx from videoclipuri xxx the beginning, read the Netgear forums and videoclipuri xxx there are lots of threads on this videoclipuri xxx issue like this one and videoclipuri xxx this one. They also videoclipuri xxx have problems with the Orbi videoclipuri xxx losing connection to your internet device (i.e. videoclipuri xxx cable videoclipuri xxx modem), I also experience this frequently as well, the only fix is to reboot videoclipuri xxx the cable modem. Most of the updates up until now videoclipuri xxx have not videoclipuri xxx really done all that much, this one videoclipuri xxx had a lot of big fixes as seen below:Fixes the videoclipuri xxx iOS disconnection issue.Fixes the videoclipuri xxx Dropcam disconnection issue.Fixes the convergence issue when an Ethernet connected device moves from one videoclipuri xxx Orbi to another.Fixes the issue where videoclipuri xxx the Orbi app videoclipuri xxx cant find the Orbi videoclipuri xxx router if the router is using videoclipuri xxx IPv6 videoclipuri xxx and is in AP mode.Fixes the videoclipuri xxx issue where the Orbi videoclipuri xxx app cant display videoclipuri xxx more than videoclipuri xxx 20 connected devices.Fixes the issue where the installation assistant might not display videoclipuri xxx if the device is videoclipuri xxx connected to the Orbi network wirelessly.Fixes the issue videoclipuri xxx where the 2.4 GHz backhaul setting videoclipuri xxx is disabled if the fronthaul videoclipuri xxx MU-MIMO and TxBF is disabled.Fixes the videoclipuri xxx issue where IPv6 devices on the videoclipuri xxx guest network videoclipuri xxx can access videoclipuri xxx the Orbi routers web GUI.Includes security fixes videoclipuri xxx for videoclipuri xxx the following security vulnerabilities:PSV-2016-0133, PSV-2017-0607, PSV-2017-0615, PSV-2017-0736, PSV-2017-2190So an update videoclipuri xxx that videoclipuri xxx supposedly fixes videoclipuri xxx disconnect issues (which I videoclipuri xxx never experienced) does the opposite and videoclipuri xxx starts causing them instead. Thank you Netgear for videoclipuri xxx breaking my perfectly videoclipuri xxx wonderful wifi system. Apparently their videoclipuri xxx engineering videoclipuri xxx team videoclipuri xxx has been spending most videoclipuri xxx of their time videoclipuri xxx introducing new Orbi devices and not videoclipuri xxx spending much time refining their videoclipuri xxx current firmware.I ended up downgrading both my router and satellite videoclipuri xxx to videoclipuri xxx the prior version which is videoclipuri xxx 1.11.0.20 videoclipuri xxx which videoclipuri xxx has been working perfectly. In fact I have never had an videoclipuri xxx issue videoclipuri xxx with an videoclipuri xxx Orbi update until videoclipuri xxx now, videoclipuri xxx Im beginning to suspect the reason why is videoclipuri xxx that they havent really videoclipuri xxx done much with any of their 11 updates up until this one. Look at their typical release notes for the last 3 updates:1.10.1.2 C Fixed few bugs1.9.1.2 C Fixes videoclipuri xxx bugs and security issues. videoclipuri xxx C Improves videoclipuri xxx the firmware upgrade process. C Continuous videoclipuri xxx improvement in wireless videoclipuri xxx connection stability1.8.0.6 videoclipuri xxx C videoclipuri xxx Fixes videoclipuri xxx bugs and security issues. C Supports Korea wireless regionNow that they have finally starting to pay attention to videoclipuri xxx some videoclipuri xxx of the videoclipuri xxx serious issues that Orbi has had they have apparently tried to fix some videoclipuri xxx things and broke videoclipuri xxx other things. At this stage with this new videoclipuri xxx update Im not going to videoclipuri xxx update past videoclipuri xxx 1.11.0.20 until Netgear gets videoclipuri xxx their videoclipuri xxx act together which is a shame as I videoclipuri xxx will be missing out videoclipuri xxx on potentially other fixes videoclipuri xxx and enhancements. videoclipuri xxx I loved my Orbi videoclipuri xxx up videoclipuri xxx until today and just yesterday was recommending it to people. However videoclipuri xxx after this update dropped I will not videoclipuri xxx recommend it anymore and may just end up videoclipuri xxx migrating to videoclipuri xxx one of the competing videoclipuri xxx systems from Ubiquiti, Google videoclipuri xxx and Eero which is a shame as Netgear had a good thing going with Orbi. Ultimately it comes down to what videoclipuri xxx works best for me and if Orbi videoclipuri xxx can no longer videoclipuri xxx deliver that anymore than its adios amigo.The most award-winning videoclipuri xxx Mesh WiFi system on videoclipuri xxx the planet: PC Mag, videoclipuri xxx CNET, Wirecutter, Forbes, SmallNetBuilderUltra-performance videoclipuri xxx Mesh videoclipuri xxx WiFi network blankets every inch of your videoclipuri xxx home videoclipuri xxx in videoclipuri xxx super fast videoclipuri xxx and seamless WiFi connectivity - room to room, wall to wall, floor to floor
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Buyer's experience:
      1: My last few routers have all been Asus routers, I tend to by the biggest one I can get to get coverage in all areas of my home. My old Asus RT-AC87U router is located in my man cave which is in the basement of my ranch house and all the way at one end of the house. Because of this placement it makes getting a good strong signal upstairs and at the other end of the house a little difficult. Ive tried various methods to extend the wifi in the past including using power line adapters and wifi repeaters, theyve always been a little flaky so I always try and just buy a big router instead.Ive seen the mesh wifi routers becoming more popular, there big selling point is that everything is seamless to install and configure, you dont have to mess with setting up multiple routers in bridge mode or anything else, you just plug them in and they all work together to form a big wifi mesh network. I started looking at the 2 that had been out for a while, Eero and Luma and they seemed fairly decent but had mixed reviews. Then I saw that NetGear had come out with their own, the Orbi. I had intended to just upgrade to another big honkin router, the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 but the Orbi caught my eye and was getting very good reviews so I thought I would give it a try instead.One thing that stood out with the Orbi is its dedicated backhaul, which is the connection between the main router and the satellite routers, other mesh wifi systems use the same radios that is used for user traffic for the connections between devices as well. The Orbi has a dedicated radio for that to separate that traffic and not use up user bandwidth which allows for better performance. So after reading up on everything I could find about the Orbi and seeing good things I ordered the 2 unit model (router + satellite).When it arrived I opened it and it was very nicely packaged, the router and satellite units are the same size and fairly big (also a bit slippery). I followed the quick install instructions, removed my old router, unplugged my cable modem, plugged it back in, turned on the main Orbi router, plugged it into the cable modem, placed the satellite upstairs and plugged in the power and finally plugged my desktop PC into the wired Ethernet port on the main Orbi router. On the Satellite unit, when I plugged it in it was supposed to glow amber and then change to blue once it connected to the main Orbi router, no luck there, it just kept flashing white despite it being only about 15-20 feet away from it. I gave up on that and went back to getting the main router configured.I then went to http://orbilogin.com and thats when my problems started. The first thing it does is check for an internet connection, it kept timing out saying it couldnt connect to the internet. I checked the cable between it and the cable modem, I turned the Orbi router on and off and still no luck, finally I had to power cycle the cable modem again and it worked. It went through the setup process, then asked me to register it, I put my serial number and info in, it said it would send me a confirmation email and waited for me to acknowledge that email before it could proceed. I never got the email so I just closed the window and went back to the main Orbi admin page.Both the satellite and main router had pretty old firmware versions so I went to the firmware update page, it detected new firmware for the router but was stuck on Please wait while checking for new firmware on the satellite, because of this the update buttons wouldnt work either. I waited about 10 minutes and it was still stuck, I tried again and the same thing happened, finally I gave up and called Netgears support.Trying to navigate to NetGears support was another fun challenge, they seem to hide any way to contact phone support on their main website. They also want you to take a picture of your receipt that you bought the unit to get to support. I wasnt having any of that, I was already getting fed up that this supposedly super easy Orbi was already giving me problems. I finally googled Netgear support phone number and found the number to call them.The first guy I talked to was your typical, read from a script, I know very little type of support guy, I knew I wasnt going to get anywhere fast with him. He kept making useless suggestions and asking non-relevant questions, he also wanted me to move the satellite closer to the router. I told him I wasnt going to do that, if those 2 units cant communicate well enough from 15-20 feet away moving them closer wasnt going to do anything. Finally I got fed up and asked to talk to a supervisor.The supervisor didnt seem any more skilled then the first guy, he said he could have someone from advanced support call me back, I finally was about to hang up and told him to forget it Im just going to return this. This got me an immediate Ill transfer you to someone who actually knows what they are talking about response. In a few minutes I was talking to their advanced support who did a remote session to my desktop.They went through the process of downloading and manually updating the satellite firmware. Apparently there is a bug in the earlier firmware version where you cant automatically update firmware through the admin console. Once that was manually applied the satellite unit re-started and then it looked like the main router unit updated its firmware automatically and re-started as well. From that point they were both at the latest firmware versions and everything was working. You can only make a first impression once and with the issues I experienced while setting Orbi up my initial excitement at getting a new wireless router quickly turned to frustration and aggravation.I checked my signal strength upstairs and at the opposite side of the house (see above) and it was very strong, much stronger then with the single Asus router. Also note that I pretty much get 5Ghz coverage anywhere in the house now both upstairs and downstairs where I only was able to get it downstairs in the man cave and just outside before.So after an hour or so of aggravation everything was finally working. Im only on my first day with the Orbi, it seems to be working well now but only time will tell. The hardware seems solid, the admin UI seems laggy and is a bit plain and basic but it has a fairly decent amount of advanced networking features. There is also no cloud management connection required like some of the other mesh systems require were if you lose internet connectivity your whole LAN is down as well. The Orbi does have 3 wired Ethernet ports which is a big plus, I do have a NetGear 24-port smart switch that I use for a home lab but its nice to not have to use that if needed.One thing I had wanted to know was the status of the backhaul connection between the router and the satellite to see if they were optimally positioned. The Orbi admin UI just simply says 1 Satellite connected but tells you nothing about the status and strength of that connection. The LED ring on top of the satellite only works when you initially plug it in and then goes dark. Id like to know that the satellite is working and how well its working, it would be nice if that LED ring would stay on or could be turned on if desired to tell you how the satellite is doing. I also hate looking at the main router and having no visible indication of what the hell its doing, it could be off for all I know. NetGear put that LED to work and make it configurable in the admin UI. How about different colors for certain states and pulsing speed based on how busy it is. It would also be nice if the admin UI could show you more detail on the router-satellite connection.There are really two big components to a wireless router, its hardware and its software, you need the combination of both of these to be good to have a great product. I wont dispute NetGear has always had great hardware and that looks to still be the case with the Orbi, but quite frankly there software has always been pretty crappy. My past few routers have been Asus and if its one thing that Asus has nailed its their software which totally kicks ass, there admin UI is feature rich, very nicely laid out and easy to use and they update it constantly. You can even get the Merlin builds which are based on the stock software which take it to the next level. Coming from Asus, looking at NetGears UI is a big let down, its plain, basic, lacking and it looks like a 10 year old designed it. You also have to download a separate Windows NetGear Genie app to do certain things, why cant I do it all in the web based UI Also how about being able to show a network map and maybe some basic device usage reporting NetGear if you would just give your admin UI an overhaul you would have a killer product.Now lets talk Parental Controls which is one area that NetGear has always sucked at which is one of the major reasons I always chose Asus over them in the past. I would of thought by now NetGear would have been able to figure out this important feature to any parent and implement it correctly. Instead they have a half-assed & weak Parental Controls in their admin UI and then they punt and say go use Open DNS if you want more which would work great until your kid figures out how to change their DNS server. On my Asus router, I had full Parental Controls built-in including the most important one to me, time of day access control by MAC address so I can shut my kids internet off at night at a specific time. While NetGear has time controls built-in it impacts every device connected to the router not just specific ones. Is it really that hard NetGear to implement time of day controls by MAC addressAll in all if I would say Im satisfied with the Orbi so far and will likely keep it, what any wireless router has to do really well is perform and that is what counts the most as you are using it day in and day out. Things like the admin UI you do not frequently use so as long as my wifi is fast and gives me good coverage across my entire house Im all good. It would be nice if they improved the admin UI, parental controls, LED light functionality and other things. The Orbi is still pretty new so hopefully the software improves over time which would make me even happier.UPDATE (12/11/16):After living with Orbi for a few days now, all I can say is: damn this thing kicks ass. I get awesome coverage all throughout the house and I can get 5Ghz anywhere. From one of the farthest points from the main router and satellite my iPad speed test is around 170Mbps, crazy fast. My PC that is wired to one of Orbis Ethernet ports does a speed test at 232 Mbps. Also in that same room were I would regularly get the flashing wifi signal in Clash of Clans meaning Im about to get disconnected (CoC tends to be latency sensitive), I have not been disconnected once with Orbi. Im very happy with how well Orbi performs and would recommend it to anyone looking for whole home wifi, NetGear please just work on your admin UI and Ill be even happier!UPDATE 2 (12/13/16):NetGear yesterday released a new Orbi firmware version (1.4.0.18) it was mostly minor but contained support for a new IOS/Android app that was released yesterday for management. My initial thoughts were, great now I have to go through another painful firmware upgrade process, and also cool an app that might make device management easier. The firmware upgrade went OK without issue this time around, I upgraded it through the admin UI and it was pushed out to both the main router and satellite. I downloaded the admin app to my iPad hoping for new management goodness and when I launched it found it to be a bit of a joke, you can do almost nothing in the app and its got to be the most basic app Ive seen looking like someone wrote it less than an hour.When you launch the app youre greeted to their dashboard which is nothing more than a screen with a giant picture of an Orbi with the only information shown being your Wifi network and password. If you browse the limited menu they have stuck in the corner all you can do is show device info (nothing more than the model, MAC address and the firmware version only for the router) and connected devices and thats about it. My excitement of having an iPad management app quickly went to this royally sucks, app deleted. Again NetGear looks to not have a clue at designing a useful and nice management UI/app, they are lucky their hardware is keeping me a customer because their administration interfaces are trying real hard to push me away.Pluses:3 wired Ethernet portsFast and strong wifi signalNice looking hardwareDedicated backhaul channel between router & satelliteRouter is pre-paired with satellite unitNo cloud management requiredHas a decent amount of advanced networking featuresCons:LED light rings on top are fairly uselessCrappy admin UI is fairly bland and a bit laggyNo way to see details of router-satellite connectionNo time scheduling parental controls by MACFirmware upgrade is buggyIOS app is terribleSupport isnt great unless you tell them you are returning itUPDATE 7/13/17:Despite an initial rough start with the NetGear Orbi Home Wifi System Ive been a big fan of it up until today. The reason I bought the Orbi was because I kept having wifi drops in some areas of my house with my Asus RT-AC87U router. I play a lot of online games like Clash of Clans and if you know CoC the dreaded wifi symbol while you are playing is not something you want to see. That symbol means your connection sucks and you are about to get dropped, I would get that frequently with my Asus router. Once I had Orbi up and running my wifi problems were completely gone for 7 months, until today.Netgear pushed out a 1.12.0.18 update to my router and satellite last night and today I awoke to constant and frequent disconnects on both my iPad Air 2 and Galaxy S7 Edge. I could literally not go a minute without a disconnect. I called their support who was basically useless, they said to enable Implicit Beamforming which has been disabled by default many updates ago because of issues it caused with some devices. I tried that anyway and it seemed to help a little with the iPad but not the Galaxy S7.Ironically Netgear had a big focus on fixing wifi disconnects with this update which has apparently plagued them from the beginning, read the Netgear forums and there are lots of threads on this issue like this one and this one. They also have problems with the Orbi losing connection to your internet device (i.e. cable modem), I also experience this frequently as well, the only fix is to reboot the cable modem. Most of the updates up until now have not really done all that much, this one had a lot of big fixes as seen below:Fixes the iOS disconnection issue.Fixes the Dropcam disconnection issue.Fixes the convergence issue when an Ethernet connected device moves from one Orbi to another.Fixes the issue where the Orbi app cant find the Orbi router if the router is using IPv6 and is in AP mode.Fixes the issue where the Orbi app cant display more than 20 connected devices.Fixes the issue where the installation assistant might not display if the device is connected to the Orbi network wirelessly.Fixes the issue where the 2.4 GHz backhaul setting is disabled if the fronthaul MU-MIMO and TxBF is disabled.Fixes the issue where IPv6 devices on the guest network can access the Orbi routers web GUI.Includes security fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:PSV-2016-0133, PSV-2017-0607, PSV-2017-0615, PSV-2017-0736, PSV-2017-2190So an update that supposedly fixes disconnect issues (which I never experienced) does the opposite and starts causing them instead. Thank you Netgear for breaking my perfectly wonderful wifi system. Apparently their engineering team has been spending most of their time introducing new Orbi devices and not spending much time refining their current firmware.I ended up downgrading both my router and satellite to the prior version which is 1.11.0.20 which has been working perfectly. In fact I have never had an issue with an Orbi update until now, Im beginning to suspect the reason why is that they havent really done much with any of their 11 updates up until this one. Look at their typical release notes for the last 3 updates:1.10.1.2 C Fixed few bugs1.9.1.2 C Fixes bugs and security issues. C Improves the firmware upgrade process. C Continuous improvement in wireless connection stability1.8.0.6 C Fixes bugs and security issues. C Supports Korea wireless regionNow that they have finally starting to pay attention to some of the serious issues that Orbi has had they have apparently tried to fix some things and broke other things. At this stage with this new update Im not going to update past 1.11.0.20 until Netgear gets their act together which is a shame as I will be missing out on potentially other fixes and enhancements. I loved my Orbi up until today and just yesterday was recommending it to people. However after this update dropped I will not recommend it anymore and may just end up migrating to one of the competing systems from Ubiquiti, Google and Eero which is a shame as Netgear had a good thing going with Orbi. Ultimately it comes down to what works best for me and if Orbi can no longer deliver that anymore than its adios amigo.
      2: I'm going to keep this short, because otherwise I'll end up deleting this after several revisions and give up. For this I product line (Orbi RK50), this will be my third attempt, because I feel rather strongly about it. Also, you may find this review somewhat strange, because I will spend most of the time not talking about it. If you have the time and patience, please bear with me - I promise there's a point to it. Finally, I apologize in advance if this review contributes toward you deciding to buy this wifi distribution system and it turns out not to meet your needs. There are always edge cases where even the best products will underperform. Wireless data transmission, unlike wired, is strongly affected by a number of external factors, such as obstacles (e.g. material type and thickness), competing signals (vicinity and number) that cause interference and result in diminished performance.In my case, there are only a small number of other signals in the neighborhood; but due to the position of the cable modem providing internet service - which is situated on the second floor, in a far corner - there were many dead zones throughout the house. The built in wifi transceiver of the modem (a typical FIOS unit) provided relatively adequate service on that floor; but on the first floor, the signal was significantly diminished and entirely inadequate for reliably streaming video to the television that sits at the opposite end of the house. In addition, there is an adjunct structure that was added later and connects on the opposite end first floor via a thick door. Beyond this point, the signal was very faint and could only be picked up sporadically, near the door. Suffice it to say, the entire basement was a dead zone and areas in between varied from acceptable (first floor, closest to the modem) to mostly inadequate.(note: if you are unfamiliar with some of the terminology in this section, don't let it confuse you. I'm providing the additional information mainly to clarify the effort I put into solving the problem.) My first attempt was to simply reuse existing hardware: a 3 year old 1900AC router with dual frequency antennas and a Tinkerboard with an AC-56 dual radio USB dongle attached. I tried using both devices mentioned (the former running various releases of OpenWRT and the latter running a flavor of Debian Linux with hostapd etc. configured). I used the 'iw phy info' command in both cases to find device specific info for tunable parameters, to ensure that both configurations were optimally supporting underlying device capabilities (set via hostapd.conf in Linux and wireless config file in OpenWRT). For the AC-56 I also compiled a third party variant of the RT8812AU kernel driver, which reduces some hardware restrictions (mainly usability of side channel transmission in a competitive environment, iirc).I originally set up the 1900AC device as a retransmitter on the first floor near the other end of the house, which would pick up the modem's 2.4GHzWifi signal and then retransmit it via both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I tried to minimize the number of clients connecting via 2.4GHz because the router only has one radio for each band and already uses the lower band to communicate with the modem. This configuration provided coverage to the adjunct using both bands, but the transmission rate was odd: while speed tests claimed 20-24 down / 40-50 up (subscription is for a 75/ connection), the stability and transmission rate of the connection seemed to vary greatly, resulting e.g. in frequent drops in quality in some cases or freezes in others while streaming video. I haven't tested this yet with the Orbi setup, but I also saw frequent disconnects when using a VPN). I was now able to stream to the TV, but the quality of the stream was sub-par. Since the same happened with clients connected on either band, i assume the bottleneck was caused by the communication between the modem and the router. In case I forget to mention this later: I should note that when I placed the Orbi master and slave units, I used the same locations where the other devices were set up.To improve the quality of the transmission between the modem and the router, I then placed the additional device near the ceiling at the opposite end of the room so that it was connected by wire to the modem in that room and effectively acted as an intermediary between the modem and the router. This brought the signal about 12' closer (horizontally) to the center of the house. I tried using both devices as intermediaries, but the result was the same: there was no significant improvement. I also tried moving the intermediary closer to the floor, moving the router from the first floor to the second, etc. In all cases the end result was the same: diminished signal strength and significant reduction of transmission speed and quality. I also tried varying the channels used on both bands.This lengthy description is meant primarily to illustrate that I went to some length to try to set up a distributed wifi network on my own. Was the ultimate result caused by the devices, or was it because I ultimately failed to find the optimal configuration I will admit that I could have tried a few more things to optimize utilization of device capabilities. I could have also formalized testing procedures to obtain more consistent and useful results. Is it likely that someone more experienced/knowledgeable could have gotten it to work, in less time Probably. If you were reading this and kept thinking "but why didn't you try XYZ," you are probably that person. I should also point out that there send to be something strange going on with the hardware of the 1900AC device - which I could never identify, in spite of sending all syslog information to a dedicated syslog server, spending lots of time reviewing system and ring buffer logs, etc. Either the problem has worsened in the last six months (which could also be temperature-related, especially since it involves radio transmissions), or some component is operating at reduced efficiency without failing completely or crashing the device. Other possibilities are that I've spent too much time looking at all this and am starting to see things. Finally - and this is the most likely reason - different versions of OpenWRT seem to perform differently on any given platform. Notably, if you have an older device, the optimal version of OpenWRT/DD-WRT/Gargoyle/etc. Isn't necessarily the most recent one. For example, one popular variant of OpenWRT started providing a version for my specific device with an older kernel revision, because the more recent kernel caused consistent system crashes, for unknown reasons.Great, you've made it this far You have my respect. This review is disastrous and spends far too much time talking about anything but the product supposedly being reviewed. I did want to elaborate on the amount of work I put into resolving the problem and adequately describing the obstacles encountered. In the end, I feel that I can only adequately illustrate the performance of this product by properly describing the 'theater of war' in which it was dropped to carry out its mission. Before I get to that next, I also wanted to point out that this isn't intended to, nor should it be taken as a "negative" review of the other devices - which I've deliberately kept vague in one case, because it's a device with a similar purpose from a competing vendor; comparing the two isn't fair due to the differences in specific purpose, significant difference in age, and because the other device was running a third party OS that doesn't come with an optimal service specific configuration by default and may have been running a suboptimal configuration. As for the Tinker board - i used it because it's an SoC with a gigabit network port that happens to come with the dongle - specific driver. Needless to say, it was never intended to be used for these purposes, although - considering the very low transmission speed maximum - even it is fast enough to not become the bottleneck.When I tried to set up the Orbi units, I was initially frustrated by the quick start documentation. Now to the manufacturer: if your documentation instructs the user to modify other devices (in this case, remove the backup batteries from the cable modem), you owe it to the user to provide at least a short justification. I couldn't find any batteries and didn't feel like disassembling the device to look for any, so I only followed the first step: unplug, wait, plug back in. Also, the documentation doesn't specifically mention whether the up link cable should also be plugged in at the same time. Fortunately, none of this affected the final outcome.In the end, the master unit was placed in the same location, near the ceiling and connected to the modem via the same ethernet cable. Meanwhile, the slave unit took over the location where the other router was previously located. I don't really recall doing much else, because the default configuration seemed to already work well. I did enable beam forming and the option below it, but i can't say whether they had any effect on the outcome.The most immediately notable difference was that the entire house - including the basement - receives a strong signal (minimum 4/5 bars in the most distant corner of the basement and the adjunct, which is behind an exterior wall/ thick door; but typically 5/5 everywhere else). Using a wifi scanner app confirms this: both master/slave units are now visible in the plot, even at 5GHz (when checked near the slave).Wifi signal strength decreases faster at higher frequencies (most wireless devices compensate for this by increasing the power output from eg 20 to 30mW when using higher channels in a given band. Still, considering the low quality of the 2.4GHz signal from the prior setup, I am amazed that Netgear manages the entire backhaul via the dedicated third 5GHz signal. The output of these radios is limited by FCC regulation to a low level and, in any case, pumping up the power increases the noise produced without adequate cooling. So my only conclusion is, considering that all radios in all devices (except the modem) are compatible with the fastest standards for each band, that the people who created the configuration of these devices know way more than I do. Which isn't to say that I'm any kind of guru. In fact, the details above should hopefully give you an idea of the results produced by a layman trying to solve the same problem.Bandwidth tests on DSL Reports show 5X down / 6X up and A ratings excerpt for buffer bloat, which receives a B rating. But these numbers are in the end just figures that are as meaningless as they were when I conducted the same tests using the previous setup. What matters in the end (and why I never bothered to find out if those options I enabled made a difference) is that I no longer feel the need to nickel and dime the effect each parameter change has on the result. It simply works - pacman updates (MinGW/MSYS - I'm stating these specifically because pacman shows throughput for each downloaded package and the recent update modified 30-40, or 612MiB total) have gone from average 2-300KiB/s to 4-5MiB/s (on a laptop located in the adjunct) - a far cry from the 2-3x difference that the speed tests presume to indicate. Streams work without interruption. Everything works - i don't even think about it anymore. And, I other than the Orbi system adjusting its local subnet due to collision with the modem shortly after setup, there has not been a single interruption.In fact, since you've read this far (you have, haven't you), I'll do you a solid and kick off a test right now: a 16.2GiB update on Steam. It appears to be peaking at 7.3MiB/s, with a very solid (nearly a line) average of 7.1MiB. Previously I saw a maximum of 2.2 (more generally 1.5-1.8), but throttled to 1MiB because otherwise streaming became impossible and even visiting web pages ended in frequent errors. While this is happening, I'm now going to try streaming Crunchyroll on an Android phone...one minute in, no freezes. I can't sty how much the download dipped in that time, because the steam client only shows current speed (7.2) and the graph isn't really indicative.This is my first, posted review. I spectacularly failed on my initial promise to keep it short (now you see why I don't write reviews), but I hope this gives you some measure of confidence, in case you're on the fence (like was actually, for a long time). It's an amazing device - in the two weeks I've used it so far. I would describe myself as a technical person who's slowly turning into a luddite because of endless frustrations with electronics. I don't recall the last time when I was this overwhelmed in terms of expectations vs results. If in two years I'm still seeing even 80% of these results and similar consistency, it might even give my Nokia N900 a run for the money in terms of best in its class I've owned.

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Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00
Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00
Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00