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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by pixel » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:29 am

Skynet wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:01 am
pixel wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:36 am
Skynet wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:48 pm
I got a Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000 Mesh Wifi setup.

https://www.amazon.com.au/NETGEAR-High- ... orbi+rbk50

I price matched at Office Works and they beat it by 5% bringing it down to AU$425 (roughly US$308)

It's a pretty good price when you consider Amazon US has it for US$329 https://www.amazon.com.au/NETGEAR-High- ... orbi+rbk50
I think my dad bought a set of Orbi routers to upgrade his old Apple Airport. He seems very happy with them so far :)
It's definitely an improvement over my single modem/router device I had previously. My wireless cameras outside respond much quicker than before. Ideally I'd like to get 1 more satellite router to extend the coverage a bit further, but so far it's working better than my previous setup
With all the IoT devices out there like cameras and such, mesh networks are definitely a good investment

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Skynet » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 am

pixel wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:29 am
Skynet wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:01 am
pixel wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:36 am
Skynet wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:48 pm
I got a Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000 Mesh Wifi setup.

https://www.amazon.com.au/NETGEAR-High- ... orbi+rbk50

I price matched at Office Works and they beat it by 5% bringing it down to AU$425 (roughly US$308)

It's a pretty good price when you consider Amazon US has it for US$329 https://www.amazon.com.au/NETGEAR-High- ... orbi+rbk50
I think my dad bought a set of Orbi routers to upgrade his old Apple Airport. He seems very happy with them so far :)
It's definitely an improvement over my single modem/router device I had previously. My wireless cameras outside respond much quicker than before. Ideally I'd like to get 1 more satellite router to extend the coverage a bit further, but so far it's working better than my previous setup
With all the IoT devices out there like cameras and such, mesh networks are definitely a good investment
I've got 5 cameras total but I need to set 2 of them up, plus I have 5 wifi light bulbs. Next step will probably be power switches for devices. It's ridiculous how easy you can setup home automation these days. I also have the lights controlled by my 3 Google Homes as well. :olol:

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by pixel » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:01 am

It's fun stuff! I bought a set of smart bulbs on a whim, and I'm impressed by how much I depend on the automation. :olol:

I set up an alarm with Alexa to play the news and classic rock music. The lights in my bedroom turn on to a low dim color while the living room and kitchen lights turn on full. So even when I fall asleep on the couch, my alarm wakes me up ;)

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Post by Skynet » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:35 pm

The one thing that shits me off is Australian power grids. We get power outages frequently enough, but when it happens at night my wifi bulbs reset to full brightness and the Google Home reboots with a fairly loud noise. Scares the shit out of me if it happens and I'm asleep :olol:

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Post by Hawq » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:25 am

spindle of 25 Verbatim DVD-RW (x2) not exactly a purchase as I got them for nothing since we dont sell blank media in the charity shop (god knows why as they are still sealed) looked them up on amazon to find they cost £19.05 a spindle on there

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