Up to this point, I've tried multiple range extenders. Have use Netgear extenders, Linksys extenders, with only limited success at best. I would have frequent signal drops, and I would have to do multiple device reboots to re-establish a signal.
The orbi is the first one that I've personally used that simply works. No more dropped signals, no more device reboots. Plus the coverage is exceptional.
The one thing I would caution about would be the location of the satellite. I had it in my first chosen location and I received a blue ring that indicated perfect connection. Yet, I still experienced a few minor issues. That's when I noticed on the orbi app on my phone that the satellite was showing an orange dot instead of a green dot. I Now understand that had something to do with what they call the back hall. I simply repositioned the satellite a little closer to the router, checked the app, found that the satellite now had a Green Dot, and everything's been good since.
Again, all I can say is, this is the first extender I've used that has delivered as promised.