Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Netgear Orbi

I dropped my Comcast Triple Play down to a Double Play - no more phone. This means I don't need their cable modem any more. I ordered the NETGEAR CM500-1AZNAS and it's on it s way. (I figure by the time I need something beyond DOCSIS 3.0, I'll be able to get it cheaply.)

The bigger question is what to do for wireless since I won't be using the Comcast modem/router/wireless device. I very tempted by the NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with Tri-band system. Lots of reviews are very positive and I like that both units have Ethernet ports on them.


  1. I'm a HUGE fan of the Ubiquity line of APs. You need a windows box to set them up and make changes but not to keep them running. http://amzn.to/2DTjP4O
    You would need a router as well, I use pfsense but you can get a Ubiquity router too for $50ish... Ubiquity is technically Business class hardware but you can buy for home. Super versatile and hardcore frankly.

    1. I thought about those - they sound fantastic, but I'd really want to run some ethernet for it. I decided to go a completely different and boring route(r) - choosing simplicity over everything else. We'll see how it goes. Hardware arrives Thursday, but I probably won't make the change until Saturday.