out of stock NetGear Orbi AC2200 RBK30 $116.10 + $9 Postage or Free C&C @ Bing Lee eBay

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We got one of these about a year ago and I still can't believe the improvement in our WiFi experience. This is the one for a smaller place, but for our 3 bedroom townhouse, we have perfect coverage everywhere. For anyone in a smaller place looking to get your WiFi sorted, I can't recommend this highly enough!

There is the WiFi 6 model of this coming out at some point soon but unless you have compatible devices it doesn't really mean a lot to my understanding (it's very possible I am wrong, please correct me if I am).

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    Are you having this exact model? Is it stable?

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      We have this exact model (RBK30) and its exceptional. We went from what was provided by iiNet where we were having to restart the router multiple times every day, coupled with poor speed. Once we got this we have had exceptional coverage in the entire place, I've never had to restart it and it's actually unbelievable the improvement to our speed. I do a lot of HD streaming and have never had any problems with it.

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    Are you on nbn or adsl?

    I am on adsl with optus and I am having the exact symptoms like you said. Restarting modem, very poor speed and lack of coverage.

    And it seem like this is a good alternative to try.

    • +5 votes

      It'll definitely improve the coverage, but don't expect a massive jump in speed due to being on ADSL ;)

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      We have cable (not nbn or adsl). It used to drive me insane how poor it was. Getting this was the best money I have spent in relation to my internet.

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        Often ISP router devices have inadequate CPU and RAM to handle heavy use of high speed internet services so it may have been this as well.

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      You should have a look at your internal cabling. Have a licensed cabler run a new cat6 line to a single outlet in your house and your speed and stability will increase out of sight. Big thread on whirlpool about it. Solves a lot of ADSL and NBN FTTN stability issue. Most electricians have an open cabling licence.

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    thinking about this but realised there is no ethernet port on the satellite.

    https://www.cnet.com/reviews/netgear-orbi-rbk30-tri-band-wif...

  • +5 votes

    Mesh wifi wins all over wifi extenders by a far mile.

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      So the pcworld article says this Orbi is not a proper mesh system, though I guess it doesn’t matter if functionality wise it does the same thing. Got a recommendation for a product within a similar price range?

      I found there is the Kogan mesh system (KAWM3WA) for $129 shipped which appears to just be a rebranded Tenda Nova MW3 which gets decent reviews.

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        Read somewhere about a backdoor on a Tenda network device. It basically has an inbound rule baked into the firmware so a particular IP from Alibaba Cloud in China can remote into the device.

        As it's DNS IP baked into the firmware, they tried to have a router talked to a custom DNS server and sure enough, they can fake a machine with that same IP.

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    Sorry for being a noob but I have NBN connection and using the Wi-Fi modem that came from Vodafone. Can I just buy this and switch out my vodaphone modem after setting it up or will I need to plug it in through lan to my current modem. If i need to do the latter will I still get better wifi speed. I ha e NBN 50 connection and good coverage but I feel the speed is not that great specially when starting a video.

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      I am not an expert in any way, so if someone else has more knowledge please jump in here! But with mine, I just plugged it into what I was provided by iiNet and away we went. The setup was incredibly simple. But I don't actually know how the process would be for you. I am sure that you could do it though. It made a huge difference in the reliability and speed of my connection.

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        Yes…you r right. The only extra step I would recommend is to disable wifi from your ISP/NBN provider modem.

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      Assuming you do have good signal, I doubt it will provide better speed as most wifi router you get from ISP is sufficient to provide 50Mbps, 100Mbps and a bit more. Maybe run a speedtest.net at different distance and see if the speed changes.

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        Only useful if you have wifi blackspot in your house.

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        as most wifi router you get from ISP is sufficient to provide 50Mbps, 100Mbps and a bit more

        Um … no they don't.

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        My speed test runs fine and I am getting good coverage too my only issue is I feel there is a considerable amount of lag when I am playing any video in Netflix or YouTube. It's the also webpages load a bit slower in my phone compared to when I am connected to 4g.

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          That would depend on your ping. You can check that on speedtest. You should have 5~20ms ping, 50ms okay, 200ms+ there's a problem.

  • +5 votes

    Have the rbk50 and works wonders. Full signal all around the house,no more YouTube buffering. Money well spent. $400 Through thegoodguys commerical website, can usually get it for similar when there is a 20% off eBay sale though

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    Thanks for the excellent share, @MrPyz - looking forward to some better WiFi!

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    anyone used their poe system at home environment?

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    I wonder how this stacks up with the rbk50

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    Cheers OP good find :)

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    I will start with this…..if it's good will look at the 50 model.

    Spent too much money on modems, Poe, wifi extender. Speed is great on my nbn direct but the wifi is horrendous, hope this will solve the problem.

    Thanks OP

  • +2 votes

    OOS on eBay, but still available directly from Bing Lee, without the 10% off.

    Looks like it might be the solution to my poor wifi coverage at home.

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    Looks like it's out of stock.

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    I used this one in an apartment with all concrete wall back home and this is THE solution for all wifi connectivity issues. Once you go to mesh wifi you won't look back.

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    RBK30 ok for mid size house or apartment but for bigger house better with RBK50, which is an actual mesh rather than hub-spoke. Also remote unit doesn’t support wired Ethernet, just wifi.

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    Someone bought 10 in one transaction. That person might have a really big house.

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    I have an Optus Router and a separate modem for the Cable service. Does this replace the existing router or do I plug this into the router? Cheers!

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    I agree with OP.
    We got this exact product last year for $250 (reluctant price beat by JB since RRP was $399 or $499), and it has improved WiFi dramatically, and also working without any issues since purchase.
    (Prices seem to have dropped dramatically as the rbk50 is selling at around $500 now)

    Easy to setup with App which guides you every step of the way, a tip is to put Orbi in ‘Access Point mode (AP mode)’ after setting up if you are using it plugged into a modem (as it can create conflicts with the modem).

    We actually prefer this cheaper ‘satellite’ model as the satellite neatly plugs into a socket (no messy wires and placement to worry about with another base station type device).

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      Exactly our scenario: We actually prefer this cheaper ‘satellite’ model as the satellite neatly plugs into a socket (no messy wires and placement to worry about with another base station type device).

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        When setting it up initially we experienced a few dropouts, and this was due to having both the modem/and the Orbi in ‘modem’ mode.
        This was due to our lack of knowledge and inexperience as with both devices trying to do modem duties there was a conflict (Duplicated IP address conflicts I think).
        After switching Orbi into AP mode the dropouts were gone and it has been smooth sailing ever since.

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          I think what you mean is router mode?

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            @kampua: Yes thanks that sounds correct.

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              @margejsimpson: Can you explain how to do that?
              So its called 'Access Point?'

              Can you use this as a modem/router instead of the ISP provided modems/routers?

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                @OCD Completionist: You log-in through a browser to the router settings (type the IP address of the router, then enter the username and password which should be written somewhere on the router or in user manual).
                Then there is an option to use router in Access Point mode (or AP mode).
                It basically turns your Orbi system into a WiFi Access Point.
                Read the manual, or search the web for instructions.
                (AP mode is only necessary if you absolutely have to use your ISP’s default modem.)

                Can you use this as a modem/router instead of the ISP provided modems/routers?

                I initially said on another deal; that usually it depends on your ISP.
                But was corrected by someone stating that yes you can depending on your connection.
                Please understand I am lacking knowledge in this area.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks - picked one up in store this afternoon for $129

  • +2 votes

    I got the RBK53 (AC3000) from amazon, 1 router and 2 satellite. Very happy with the system. The one listed here is different model to what I purchase, but I think it is still a good buy.

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    Worth mentioning these were $138 Delivered at Amazon AU a few hours ago. Only 2 units left though.
    Now the price has been bumped back up, but for those still interested it may be worth keeping an eye on the price.

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    Very disappointed… they cancel my order and said they ran out of stock..

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    My order cancelled as well. I ordered early on when only a few had been sold I smell bs. Poor stuff could have bought from Amazon for a bit more. Pathetic how eBay allows sellers especially big sellers to just cancel orders without any communication whatsoever. Happened with addictedtoaudio as well a couple of months back. Waste of time.

    Also eBay makes it difficult to leave negative feedback for cancelled orders the option to leave feedback just disappears. But found this link

    Leave eBay feedback for cancelled orders

  • +1 vote

    Thank you…. My hse wireless problems is solved

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