if used in AP mode with your fav router there are no real limits to the orbi , i have it attached to the asus rt-ac88u and have the wifi turned of on the asus , not cause the 88u is bad , just the orbi router + sat wifi coverage is far better than even the 88u , not as fast throughput wise , but certainly better coverage as i now get my full 100/40M internet speed on any wifi device anywhere in my house and to be honest that i can say i have never had beforeJust too limiting and narrowly focused, imo
And, most importantly, it's made by Netgear, so there must be major defects, bad firmware, and so on. And it won't be supported for any length of time, etc.Yes, not mesh. Just WiFi done right.
(Still wouldn't buy or recommend one though. Just too limiting and narrowly focused, imo).
Discussion of range and throughput go hand in hand. One person's excellent range is another person's disappointment if the former is just web browsing or watching Netflix and the latter is trying to stream uncompressed Blu-ray rips.I'm hearing from people who have used the Amplifi HD that the range is terrific and I wasn't sure how to interpret the results of the SNB test in this regard.
That is what the data presented in the article says.Is it safe to assume that the range (either at 5GhZ or 2.4 GHz) from a single unit (i.e. base or satellite) would be better on the Orbi vs the Amplifi HD - all things being equal?
Sorry to keep posting, a family member is upgrading her Internet to gigabit fiber (AT&T GigaPower).
In terms of the internal routing speed, can the Orbi and other consumer mesh units handle symmetrical gigabit WAN without throttling?