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Netgear Orbi RSK50 AC 3000 wifi $478 @ Bing Lee $454.10 WITH 5% PRICE beat @ Office Works.
I got this fortunately from the good guys deal for $307 delivered two weeks ago
I bought it from TGG online on 27/12/2017. Still waiting for it …
Got mine after a week i believe so.i guess it depends where you live if theres a stock in another store.i live in clyde north,narre warren sales contacted me to say they found a stock at tgg frankston so they shipped it from there.i guess i was lucky in that respect.
For this price you can get 2 ubiquity AC-Pro units and a USG
Which would be better? Is Ubiquity connected via ethernet (I'd prefer that).
Orbi can use Ethernet Backhaul in a recent firmware update
Hm, alright. I'm currently using two AC68U routers but the range just isn't cutting it downstairs. I guess mesh will be the way to go at some point.
@no not me:Have you tried out the Asus AIMesh?
@no not me: I just replaced my billion ADSL router's Wireless with a AC-PRO and can say I wont go back to a cheap router type. The Control for the Access Point is great, I can see each device, its status, Signal strength, Eco, Channel, 2.4/5 all with only 1 SSID displayed. Can also set up a Guest network with Radius or Username/Passwords.
Once you get a USG and US Switch you can see everything happening on your network from anywhere with Deep Packet Inspection ability
@matttyd: Oh! I didn't even know that was a thing. So, it's an alternate firmware for the non-primary routers? If so, that's pretty cool. I tried with the range extender option in the stock Asus firmware and Merlin, but it was pretty choppy. I'll give this a shot, if it performs well, I'll just buy another router to patch the remainder of the dead signals. My only qualm with AC68Us is that they are pretty ugly for wall mounts and they also have no inbuilt mounting support.
@asa79: ASUS have something similar through the router's landing page and iOS/Android apps, you can monitor DL speeds of connected devices and setup guest networks, etc. It's pretty good. I also kind of like the open source side of ASUS as some community fixes have been contributed that may have otherwise left security holes in the system. Don't get me wrong, AC Pro and a lot of the Ubiquity stuff looks awesome, I just don't want my last two routers (AC68Us) to go to waste.
Ubiquity is enterprise grade, so you will get a much more reliable connection and control of the devices via the App. If you dont have the ability to run Cat6/6e cable to access points then this product would be good. But you wont get the same speed as the second access point is only wireless connection to the original
I like that Ubiquity seems to be a better fit in terms of placement. Honestly though, I can't really fault ASUS much, their router is great, firmware is open source, etc. really good all round experience. As I already have about $450 worth of ASUS gear, I'll probably give AIMesh a go before switching brands.
@no not me: Its great replacement if you want fine control of all devices, VLANS, etc, if you dont need that type of control then consumer grade is best
@asa79: I'd definitely go with Ubiquity over Netgear, had fairly average experience with Netgear years ago. Additionally, the fact that the Orbi shipped without ethernet support for mesh doesn't convince me that their support is "great".
@no not me: Sounds more like a rush to market and fix it later
@asa79: my thoughts exactly. Let's hope they were too busy focusing on security instead of features, but probably not…
@no not me: Billion never released a patch for the WPA security issue so that was another push to replace my AP. Being an enterprise product patches for issues like that will be out quicker then consumer grade ones
This might help https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Wireless/Unifi-AC-Lite-o... and https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Wireless/UniFI-AC-or-a-M...
NETGEAR has posted a security advisory, detailing every affected device and firmware version. Many devices, including their Orbi mesh product, do not yet have firmware updates available to patch KRACK, so be sure to check regularly over the coming days and weeks for updates.
Not sure if this is up to date, but worth keeping in mind
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