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Netgear Orbi Rbk752 vs Velop Which One is Better Value

How well does netgear orbi rbk752 compete with similar products Velop released by Linksys when wifi 6 technology has been enhanced into wifi 6e with the addition of 6GHz radio band? So far Linksys has released a new mesh wifi 6e product, as well as wifi 7, so has Netgear.

In this article:

What this Netgear Orbi Rbk752 does?

So far, the top tier mesh wifi 6 product released by netgear is the Orbi rbk852 which is a premium product, and below this one is the medium tier Netgar Orbi rbk752. Netgear released Rbk752 to fill in vacuum products in the medium class market segment which is currently mostly filled by tp link deco x60 and also asus xt8.

We have discussed the differences between the two Orbi series at the other article before, please see Orbi rbk752 vs Deco X60.

This time we will compare the Orbi Rbk752 series with Linksys Velop Mx10, the first Velop mesh wifi based on wifi 6 technology. You may also like to see how Linksys Atlas axe8400 wifi 6e technology compared with Asus et8.

Netgear Orbi Rbk752 ax4200
Netgear Orbi Rbk752 ax4200

Orbi Rbk750 series

In the Orbi Rbk750 series there are three bundles of product packages sold in the market which are a combination of the Orbi Rbr750 mesh router and the Orbi Rbs750 mesh Satellite. Orbi separate between Orbi router and Orbi satellite units that are modular in nature, a combination of one Orbi mesh router plus one or more Orbi mesh satellites.

  1. Orbi Rbk752 which consists of Rbr750 mesh router plus one unit Orbi Rbs750 mesh satellite
  2. Orbi Rbk753 kit which consists of One Orbi Rbr750 mesh router plus two units of Orbi Rbs750 mesh satellite
  3. Orbi Rbk753s is same as Rbk753 with the addition of One year of Netgear Armor subscription.

Orbi RBK752 vs Linksys Velop

We’ll take rbk752 and compare it with Linksys Velop MX10 (which consists of two Velop MX5s).

Please refer to table 1 below which shows you specs and features comparison between rbk752 and velop mx10 to make it easier to know technical strengths and weaknesses.

Velop Mx10 (MX10600) consists of two units of Velop Mx5 nodes. You may also like see Asus Zenwifi XT8 ax6000 mesh wifi.

Wifi technology

Both products are designed with simultaneous three radio bands, and the signal rate of each band differs according to the network segment design each product works at. Each product supports 4×4 MU-MIMO although not every radio band supports, but there is one radio band that supports 4×4 mu-mimo.

velop mx10600
Linksys Velop mx10600

With support for 4×4 mu-mimo; the router can send data streams 4×1 streams to 4 devices that support 1×1 mu-mimo at once. Or you can send 2x data streams at once to two devices that support 2×2 mu-mimo. Currently, we find few pci-e adapters for desktop PCs based on wifi 6 on the market, such as the Asus ax3000 or the archer ax3000 adapter. And today you can find few models of USB wifi 6 adapters you can easily connect to either desktop or laptop, you don’t need to open the computer case of the desktop. For laptop is Ok, you don’t need to open the case. Just insert the wifi 6 usb adapter into the available usb 3.0 port, remember all wifi 6 usb adapters only support usb 3.0, not usb 2.0.

Regarding aggregated total bandwidth each product can support, Linksys Velop mx10600 delivers more bandwidth @ax5300 network than Orbi rbk752 that works @ax4200.

Backhaul

Communication between mesh router and its satellites uses a wifi backhaul link and also the wired backhaul option using an Ethernet port connection is also supported.

See that netgear orbi rbk752 series uses dedicated backhaul link using radio band @5GHz with speed of 2,400Mbps, all the other two radio bands with total aggregated bandwidth of up to 1,800Mbps (600Mbps @2.4Ghz + 1,200Mbps @5GHz) are used for connected clients.

Linksys Velop mx10 uses different approach in connecting link between mesh router and its mesh satellite nodes by using both radio bands @5 GHz bands with dynamic backhaul link concept and shared with connected clients too.

Both Orbi and Velop provide optional wired Ethernet backhaul by connecting each router and satellite node using Cat5e or Cat6 UTP cable, one end of UTP cable with RJ45 connection connects to one LAN Ethernet port at the router and the other end connect to one of LAN port of the satellite. Since each router support more than one LAN ports, you can use star backhaul topology where each satellite nodes connect to the router nodes. You can also apply daisy chain topology by connecting the router – the node – the node in a series connection.  

Wired backhaul is more reliable than wifi backhaul because wired connection is not affected by signal interference, aka lossless. And you can run longer cable up to 300ft from router to satellite nodes, however with longer cable you will experience dead zones in some areas.  

You may also like powerline backhaul model, see asus xp4 powerline hybrid – one of asus zenwifi series that is designed with powerline backhaul that uses existing electrical wiring as the wired backhaul in addition of optional wired Ethernet backhaul.

Ethernet & USB ports

Unlike the Linksys Velop mx5 which both router and satellites each has 4x Gigabit LAN ports and 1x Gigabit WAN port with auto sensing either working as a mesh router or satellite node, Orbi differentiates between router and satellite and the mesh router is equipped with 1x Gigabit WAN port and 3x Gigabit LAN ports, while on satellite node there are only 2x Gigabit LAN ports.

Orbi doesn’t come with USB port but Linksys Velop does as you see from the USB port row on the table.

Processor

All the two products are powered by Quad core processor with different clock speed, Orbi comes embedded with 1.4Ghz clock speed while both Velop also embedded by Quad core processor with 2.2GHz clock speed for faster processing.

The good thing with both products is they come with latest WPA3 wireless security encryption and work with Amazon Alexa for voice control.  

Spec comparison table Orbi vs Velop

Take a look at the following spec comparison table to help you make up your mind which one is suitable to meet your business need.

Table 1. Orbi Rbk752 vs Linksys Velop

ModelOrbi Rbk752 (2-pack)Linksys Velop MX10600
Wifi technologySimultaneous Tri-band AX4200 with MU-MIMO
with 8 streams
Simultaneous Tri-band AX5300 4×4 MU-MIMO whole home system 12 streams
Wifi speeds2.4GHz @600Mbps 2×2
5GHz  @1200Mbps 2×2  for WiFi devices connection
5GHz  @2400Mbps 4×4 for dedicated backhaul
Up to 1733Mbps @5GHz 1  4×4  
2402Mbps @5GHz 4×4  
1147Mbps @ 2.4GHz 4×4
AntennasSix (6) high performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiersinternal antennas
Ethernet PortsRouter: 1xGigabit WAN +
3xGigabit LAN Satellite:
2x Gigabit LAN
1x WAN Gigabit Ethernet Port +
4x Gigabit LAN ports / each node
USB PortsN/A1x USB 3.0 for shared storage
Range coverage5,000 sq ft6,000 sq ft
BackhaulDedicated backhaul link 5GHz @ 2400Mbps; optional wired Ethernet backhaulWifi Dynamic Backhaul and optional wired backhaul  
ProcessorQuad core 1.4GHz CPU with 512MB NAND Flash and 1GB RAMQuad core processor 2.2GHz with Flash: 512MB; RAM: 1GB
SecurityNetgear Armor powered by Bitdefender Total Security service plan WPA2 / WPA3WPA2 / WPA3 Mixed Mode
Price (Oct 2022)$349.99$389.99

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Related products

For homes with Huawei mobile products, you may try Huawei AX3 wifi-6 ax3000 router for better performance because all the connected devices come with the same Huawei’s self-developed Wi-Fi chipset as the foundation of chipset synergy.

You may also consider new series of Orbi rbk763 mesh wifi 6 ax5400, and see what is the difference between this new series of netgear orbi rbk752 and orbi rbk762.

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