Linksys Velop AC4800 vs Orbi Rbk23 Mesh Wifi system

Linksys offers WHW0203P Velop mesh wifi system that is suitable to blanket single story homes, apartment or 3~4 bedrooms with solid wifi network. It consists of Tri-band node router plus 2pcs Plug-in nodes Velop dual band wifi.

What this product does

Inmost one story homes, apartments, any size of 3~4 bedroom homes, the Velop tri-band AC2200 mesh router is appropriate to blanket the whole home with solid wifi and with the addition of two plug-in AC1300 nodes that fit to all wall sockets covering underused areas within homes allows you roaming seamlessly within homes with single network name. This three-pack product can cover normally up to 5,000 sq ft area of your home.

The lower version model is also available – the Linksys Velop AC1200 mesh system.

Linksys app

Linksys Velop comes with natural Linksys app to allow you easily manage and monitor your home wireless network using Android or iOS mobile devices. 

Any virtual assistant such as Alexa can help you manage the network using voice control, things like verbally command the router to turn on and off the guest network and other parental control.

Most models of mesh wifi system support Alexa and couple of models support any types of smart home devices, you can mention Samsung SmartThings mesh wifi system and TP-linkKasa smart home hub (it’s not a mesh router actually). Samsung SmartThings supports any connected devices including Samsung, Bose, Schlage,Honeywell, Alexa and still more.    

Linksys Velop tri-band AC2200 plus two plug-in AC1300 nodes

Now as a nutshell, the list below summarizes the highlights of Linksys Velop WHW0203P mesh wifi system.

Highlights 

  • Intelligent mesh technology for whole home wifi network
  • AC2200 three band mesh router plus 2x plug-in node with AC1300 dual band
  • Router speeds 867 + 867 @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz and Plug-in speeds 867 +400 Mbps
  • Self healing and self selecting the best available channel
  • Remote network management including guest access, parental control, device prioritization
  • Blanket your home up to 5,000 sq ft
  • Automatic firmware update
  • 2xGigabit WAN and LAN ports for router, none for plug-in
  • MU-MIMO

Today you can find lots of mesh wifi system tagged with almost the same price, just slightly few bucks more or less different. Click the product link below to learn more spec and manufacturer’s details.

Clickhere for Linksys Velop AC4800 mesh wifi system

LinksysVelop vs Orbi

Now,we take another model that Netgear offers to the market the OrbiRbk23 mesh wifi system as comparison with Linksys Velop. This Orbi rbk23 consists of three pack modules with Orbi AC2200 mesh router and two Orbi AC2200 satellite unit.

Orbi Rbk23 Mesh Wifi system with plug-in satellite

Total bandwidth

Technically the total bandwidth Orbi rbk23 can deliver is higher than Linksys Velop. Orbi rbk23 delivers up to 6,600Mbps covering up to 6,000 sq ft area, while Linksys Velop delivers up to 4,800Mbps covering up to 5,000 sq ft. However, Orbi rbk23 uses dedicated 867Mbps @5Ghz band as the backhaul link communication between each of the Orbi unit.

Orbi comes with two Gigabit LAN ports on each of the Orbi satellite while Velop doesn’t come with Ethernet port on each of the plug-in node.

 Take a look at the following spec comparison table between Linksys Velop and Orbi rbk23.

Table 1 Velop vs Orbi

Mesh Model       Linksys Velop AC4800 3-packs Netgear Orbi Rbk23  3-packs
Wifi technology Wifi ac2200 (router) + 2pcs wall-plug units  AC1300 Wifi ac2200 three band each unit
Wifi speeds Router: 867Mbps + 867Mbps + 400Mbps; plug-in node: 867Mbps + 400Mbps   866Mbps @5Ghz + 866Mbps @5Ghz as backhaul + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz
Backhaul N/A Up to 866Mbps @5Ghz band
MU-MIMO Yes both router and plug-in nodes Yes
Network coverage Up to 5,000 sq ft Up to 6,000 sq ft
Ethernet ports 2 auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports for WAN and LAN (for router node); none for plug-in node 1x Gigabit WAN port + 1x Gigabit LAN port for router; 2x Gigabit LAN ports for satellite
Price $339.99 $249.99

See that so far the price difference between the two products is very much nearly $90 as per Dec 2018. Generally the prices are getting down by time, we’ll see.

Click here to learn more detail Orbi rbk23

Samsung SmartThings Mesh wifi system

Should like to be ready with Smart home devices, you may consider Samsung SmartThings mesh wifi system. Samsung SmartThing is like other mesh wifi systems as general but the system is ready as smart home hub to allow you connect any types of smart thing devices including Alexa, Arlo cameras,Google home, Ring and still lots more.

Samsung Smart Things Mesh wifi router plus smart home hub (~$280)

Samsung SmartThings is an all-in-one mesh wifi router and smart-home hub, ready for connected devices coming in the future.

Highlights

  • All-in-one solution for mesh wifi system and smart-home hub
  • Based on wireless AC1300 network segment with dual band (867Mbps @5GHz plus 400Mbps @2.4GHz)
  • You can expand as much as up to 32 Samsung hubs
  • Connect to various models of connected devices including Samsung, Bose, Schlage, Honeywell, Kwikset, Leviton, Ecobee, Google Home, Alexa, Ring, Arlo and up to 100+ compatible devices
  • Powerful quad core Qualcomm processor with 512MB RAM and 8GB Flash

To learn more details manufacturer’s description and features click the link below:

Click here for Samsung SmartThings mesh wifi system

Related products

For startup product you may consider top rated mesh wifi product in Amazon with affordable price – the Meshforce M1 dual band mesh system.

For TP-link loyal users you may like to see new Deco M9 by TP-link with three band model. Or you may also consider all-in-one model mesh wifi system with built-in cable modem – Orbi cbk40 mesh wifi cable modem – a high speed wifi mesh with built-in 32×8 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem.

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